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Restoran Good Food, PJ Old Town

by Bangsar Babe

Char Kuay Teow @ Restoran Good Food

Remember my post on Restoran Good Food a few weeks back? rif and I went back for the char kuay teow after some wine/alcohol shopping at Tong Woh. By the way, we bought our wedding wine from Tong Woh and many of our guests sang praises about it that night. I owe it all to a good friend, who took me through six wine tasting dinners before I decided on ‘the one’.

Where's the lap cheong? :(

Anyway, we were at the restaurant quite early and got our char kuay teow (RM4.50 – small, RM5 – large) within 10 minutes. When eating char kuay teow, I always look out for a few things:

1) The noodles must be placed on a banana leaf base
2) There must be wok hei
3) Prawns and cockles must be fresh
4) There must be pork lard pieces on top
5) The noodles should contain lap cheong slices

I was slightly disappointed because this char kuay teow only fulfilled criteria 2 & 3. The noodles were decent, but it would have tasted better had it come with lap cheong, pork lard bits and banana leaf base. A mere 5/10 by my books.

Chilli Pan Mee

Soup with Pork Balls and Sweet Potato Leaves

We also tried the chilli pan mee (RM5), said to be quite good based on the Foursquare tip on the restaurant. The texture of the noodles were firm and smooth yet springy – very nice. However, the chilli mixture was nothing to shout about. I was warned by the uncle that the noodles were spicy, but didn’t think too much about it as the red hue was quite muted. While it doesn’t taste very spicy at first, the heat creeps up on you.

Spiciness that creeps up on you!

Now that I’ve tried every stall at Restoran Good Food, except the chicken rice stall, I still think the curry mee stall is the best. The others were average or slightly above average.

*Blogpost on the curry mee at Restoran Good Food here.

Ambiance: 5/10
Price: 6.5/10
Char Kuay Teow: 5/10
Chilli Pan Mee: 5/10
Verdict: Decent, but hardly memorable.

Restoran Good Food (non-halal)
Jalan Penchala
Seksyen 51,
46000 Petaling Jaya,
GPS Coordinates: N 3 05.230 E 101 38.478

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