Honestly, I do not like heading into SS 2. The whole process of parking is hell, especially on weekdays, during working hours. This would explain why I always put off heading to this eatery. Some of my friends insisted I give Toast & Roast a try, they were adamant that the char siew here was really good. As soon as they noticed that I kept putting it off, they became rather relentless in their pursuit, lol and …….. finally, here I was.
I was initially at The Hub SS 2, which basically is just down the road from Strangers at 47 and Kanna Curry House. I always thought that that whole stretch was considered part of Sec. 17, PJ but hey, I learn something new everyday, ey? Once I was done with my meeting, as promised, I headed to Toast & Roast. Guess what though, it only took me 5 minutes to get here from The Hub. Say whattttttt 🙂 Parking was rather easy.
This eatery is nestled within a rather unassuming row of shop lots, surrounded by houses. It certainly had a neighborhood feel to it. As I was looking around, I was surprised to see Tropicana Mall, 3 Damansara real close by. Just imagine the road in between 3 Damansara and Damansara Intan, you simply head straight down and you’d be able to see the restaurant at the end of it. However, I do not think there is a direct link,connection. If I am not mistaken that road is a cul-de-sac? I sure was surprised though. I never knew this neighborhood existed and how I overlooked its location.
Char Siew Rice, 7.70 ringgit + Hakka Noodle Char Siew, 7.80 ringgit + Beansprout (Small), 5 ringgit + Char Siew (Small), 11.50 ringgit
Yessss, the char siew here was utterly yummy. Sweet and succulent, tender and juicy. Notice the size of each piece? Yea, the pieces of char siew here are large.
This would naturally mean that I finished the meat way ahead of the rice. After I’ve gotten my first taste, I didn’t bother cutting each piece into half, instead opting have at it just the way it was. There were 5 large pieces and I finished it all within 5 mouths in. So, I decided to order an extra plate of Char Siew. Ooooo man, more large pieces of them juicy, succulent meat. I was a glutton, that’s for sure but this was worth it. Make sure you have an empty stomach though of you intent to order extras because trust me, you’d need it.
The char siew is served with a thick, sticky sweet sauce on the side. That sauce, request for more if you need to but make sure you pour them all over the meat. That sweet sauce elevates it from ‘very good’ to ‘omg, foodgasm.’ Get what I mean?
The Hakka Noodle Char Siew was delicious too. It was mostly dry, with a lil wetness and it made a perfect combination. Three quarter of the dish is dry and at the bottom, you’d see some soupy liquid. Once you mix it all up, it gets all slimy and nice. Flavorwise, it was simple yet tasty and when you have it with the char siew, the sweetness makes it all even better.
Will I head back here?
Heck yea! Simply thinking of them char siew has got me salivating again. Knowing it is conveniently located away from the busy part of SS 2, makes it even better. Yes, this eatery is worth another visit.
Address: No. 20, Jalan SS 2/72, SS 2, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Mon, Wed to Sundays, 8.30 am – 4 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.