This will be a short post because well, pretty much everyone has been to this eatery, at least most people from PJ 🙂 and also, I seem to be suffering from a rather severe case of Diarrhea a.k.a ‘Cirit Birit’. Sitting in one place for a long period of time is proving to be rather difficult for me at this very moment…. so, here goes.
Whenever I want local food – fried rice, fried noodles, butter chicken rice, meat vegetables, western food , desserts and etc – nothing fancy, just simple but tasty food, I usually head to Strawberry Fields. Some days, you do not feel like using much brain power to decide where and what to eat, yea when I have one of those day, I usually head to this eatery because they offer a large selection of food and scrolling through the Menu, you are bound to decide on something. Again, nothing fancy kay. Just plain ol’ simple Malaysian kopitiam-like food.
The eatery has been around for decades. So, naturally besides good reviews, they are bound to have some negative ones too. **My experiences here so far has been consistent – food was good, customer service was good, ambiance was good. This is solely based on my experience. Just putting this out there just in case any of you guys are looking for a fight, lol.
See, they literally have everything. On a lazy day, this eatery will certainly be ideal 🙂
What I like about this eatery is that food is pretty cheap and comes in a rather large portion. You would think that they would cut down or limit the use of many ingredients or even serve smaller portions but nope – here they literally offer you exactly what you ordered. Customer service is good. Fast and efficient. Food arrived pretty fast despite being almost full.
I also like how the eatery itself looked. It certainly is ol’ school. I think it has been as it is since it first opened, more than 2 decades ago. An ‘antique’ky’ feel to it, aged but still valuable? Makes sense? It is well maintained, clean and inviting. The owners had to be a fan of football cause there were quite a bit of memorabilia here and there, lol.
Tom Yam Fried Mee Hoon, 10.90 + Kam Heong Chicken Rice, 11.20 ringgit
Kam Heong Chicken Rice seemed to be a favorite because several tables ordered it. I can understand why – it sure was delicious. Do note that there were plenty of lemongrass bits in there – if you are not a fan, perhaps requesting for a toned down version would help. Similarly, for the noodles, those lemongrass leaves were used plenty. It certainly provides a nice blend of flavors but may overwhelm a few. Considering the popularity of this dish, most folks including myself enjoyed the flavors and spices, a few may find it a lil unusual, so yea – do take note. The Kam Heong dish is not your usual one, the one served here is more wetter? Curry-ish? and add in those lemongrass – it was different. No less yummy though. Plenty of meaty chicken meat. Perfect for a tummy filling meal. The Tom Yam Mee Hoon is perfect is you fancy some tom yam because the flavors hits you from the start till the end. As you can see, it comes in a generous portion. Bits of squids everywhere – make sure to chew on it properly, sometimes in all the haste you might just choke yourself, lol, like I almost did. I was hungry and food smelled good – couldnt resist. Besides the lemongrass leaves, do expect plenty of eggs, curry leaves and taugeh. I liked both dishes and will certainly order them again.
Oooo and if you guys loveee them ol’ school teh tarik, do give their teh tarik a try. Taste very nice. Loved it.
Would I head here again?
Yesssss. I most certainly will.
Address: 14, Jalan Tengah, PJ New Town, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Everyday. Mondays to Thursday, 11 am – 1 am. Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am – 2 am.
Signing out now, Ciao.