Before we get into the food review, lemme say this first – “Congratulations PH on winning the election!!! Yay 🙂 and of course thank you to each one of us for enabling that to happen. It was a mighty awesome experience watching the ‘rakyat’ get together.”
So, Thursday and Friday was public holiday as a result of the election. While I do loveeee holidays, since this one was kindda out of the blue – there wasn’t much time to plan for a short getaway. What more, most of my friends were back in their hometown, enjoying themselves while I was left with a “Hmmm what shall I do today?” On Thursday, most eateries were close, so I went to my usual mamak – read a book, people watch and bla bla bla and on Friday, I decided to give Jia Xiang Recipe a try. I recall some time back, our friend told us that this was one of his favourites. Since I had nothing better to do, I decided to drive to Pudu in search of this eatery and give it a try.
The restaurant was pretty full, lots of people and from the looks of it, it does seem like an eatery that has been around for years. It is hard to explain, you would just get that ‘feel’ , which coincides with what my friend said when he suggested this restaurant – that he has been eating here for years. Literally every corner you turn, there are conversations taking place, similar to that of an ol’ school Chinese kopitiam. Naturally, most of the conversations were about the election, lol. It was fun being an eavesdropper.
The guy who took my order was a lil blur, perhaps still a lil sleep deprived like most of us were. Yup yup, I was also one of those who stayed up till 5 am to know who won 🙂 Other than that, it was all good, food arrived promptly.
Char Siew Wan Tan Noodle, 8.50 ringgit + Ipoh Bean Sprout, 4 ringgit + Chicken Rice (Set), 6 ringgit + Roasted Chicken, 5 ringgit
Food here is pretty cheap. I do not think I’ve come across Chicken Rice for 6 ringgit. Have you? At least not here in KL. You would get a plate of rice + chicken meat for 6 ringgit, yup – true story. However, with that low price, do expect little meat. As in, you wouldnt get the usual full plate of chicken pieces. Here, its more like half a plate, which was not enough for me. So, I decided to add on an order for just the roasted chicken meat which cost me 5 ringgit and here, you would get a full plate of chicken. All in all – with that extra plate of chicken – it only cost me 11 ringgit. Wowza. It tasted delicious and juicy. Yum Yumm.
The wan tan mee I likeeee. It is ‘dryer’ than the usual – it doesnt come with the usual ketchup soaking the bottom of the noodles. Here, it literally comes with just the noodles – it may sound like its dry but it surprisingly wasnt. The fact that it was all sticky and soft and wet made it seem like I was eating almost a regular plate of wan tan noodle. Add in some sweet bbq pork slices – yummm! Good Stuff.
Would I head here again?
Yea, I would. Food was good and it came cheap. It is certainly a place to visit whenever I am on a budget 🙂
Address: No. 67, Jalan Landak, Pudu
Opening hours: Everyday. 10 am – 9.30 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.