I had plenty of fun here. Throughout the whole journey, in fact – the drive to this restaurant, my time at the restaurant and the journey back to PJ – I had fun through it all.
- It took me about 45 minutes to reach the restaurant from PJ. During that 45 minutes, it was quite an experience. Having always been around Petaling Jaya and Bangsar, you would grow accustom to how things work in general – as in the organized structure of buildings, people. Basically, just how it works in well developed, urban areas. Lets just say that during the 45 minutes drive to the restaurant, I saw the modern and urban and also the not so urban, the messier, not so organized suburbs. Sometimes, you get so used to how things are on your end that when you come across things that are different from what you are used to – it is certainly eye opening. Seeing the different sides to KL/Selangor. It definitely felt like a mini road trip out of town.
- Lookout Point. The restaurant is located on a hill. On the way up, you would past this area. There would be a couple of food trucks, with table and chairs available for you to have that romantic date while overlooking the whole of KL – that is the Lookout Point. I guess a lot of youngsters would know of this particular area but this youngster (me) did not. Sigh. This is where folks will come when they wanna see the whole view of KL. It is located on the hill, the view is spectacular, especially when its dark, at night. Definitely the go-to spot during New Years because you’d certainly be able to see the fireworks light up the sky from various angles. It was beautiful.
The image above doesnt even come close to the actual view. My dearest phone is not high up there in terms of camera specs, so this was the best I could do. Just to give you all an idea.
**** On the way up – you would see sign boards stating “Lookout Point” that will lead you further up if you follow through. I do not know about this one, I dont think anyone actually goes up there at night? Dont know if it is safe. The Lookout Point I am mentioning is halfway through your journey up and the telltale is the food trucks and plenty of cars and people by the road side and of course, the spectacular landskape view of KL.
Then, as you drive up for about 10 minutes, you would reach this restaurant.
Yea yea, I know you guys are going “Nice pictures of the outside but where are the pictures of the inside?” Yup, I could not agree more. Honestly, I forgot 🙁 Between walking around and checking out the eatery, feeding the fishes and talking to my peeps, I honestly forgot. Lame, I know but yea, shit happens.
Anyways, this was quite the experience. The eatery was literally on the water. The water is a lake of some sort and is where they do fish farming and all around it is the eatery, spread out to cover all angles. There are plenty of fishes there and for 2 ringgit, you can buy some fish pallets to feed it – it was fun.
…. and since they do fish farming, naturally the fishes that are eaten here comes fresh from the water. You can literally see them in action, catching the fishes that best fits your needs – size and type.
Nice, ey? City slickers like myself rarely comes across these sort of settings and activities, so yea – it was fun!
Tom Yum Fried Rice, 15 ringgit + Pineapple Fried Rice, 15 ringgit + Butter Prawn (S), 28 ringgit + Kang Kung Belacan, 15 ringgit + Grouper: Thai Steam with Lemon Sauce, 123 ringgit
So…. food here was very delicious. It was authentic and real good. The fried rice were awesome. I specifically like ordering these two versions of fried rice because it has two distinct flavors – one is spicy and the other is sweetish. These days though, the distinct flavors are often watered down to taste almost similar if not for the pineapples. So, imagine my delight when each dish had different flavors here. The Pineapple Fried Rice was sweetish from the pieces of shredded pineapples, crunchy from the pieces of cashew nuts scattered all over, there were some raisins, carrots, pea, eggs, prawns – it was delicious, simple yet delicious. The Tom Yum Fried Rice was spicy, nothing over the top, just nice enough to provide you that ‘kick’. There was plenty of chicken bits, prawns, peas. Yum.
The Butter Prawn was da bomb! Very Yummy. We ordered the ‘Small’ option and with it came about 8,9 large prawns. The prawns were crunchy and crispy on the outside, chewy and soft on the inside. On top of that, there was the crispy, buttery egg bits used as garnish. This dish came with plenty of that and it was so yummy, that we all had that egg bits with literally everything else we can get our hands on, the rice, the vegetables and etc. You get the idea, right? It literally just melts in your mouth and was a complimenting ingredient to any dish. The Grouper Fish was another delicious dish. From the price it cost us, you can imagine the size of this fish – large. I never really was a fan of Lemon Sauce but here it somehow worked. It was thicker than I anticipated with a slight sweetish taste to it with worked well with the steamed grouper fish. The fish had lots of meat to it, steamed to perfection and together with some lemon sauce, made it an awesome dish.
Would I head here again?
I certainly will. Whenever I have time on my hands, looking to get away from the city, wanting to experience something different + real good food and on top of that, ending my night with a spectacular view of the landscape of Kuala Lumpur – this is where I will be heading.
Address: KM 4, Jalan Ampang, Hulu Langat, Ampang.
Opening hours: Everyday. 11 am to 11 pm.
Signing off now, Ciao.