Monday, July 20, 2015

Restoran Angcle Peoh - (Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang)

True and true foodies won't mind travelling the mile for good food. Good food for a true-typical Malaysian foodie like me must be bold and beautiful. Bold in spicy tangy flavours and beautiful, vibrantly attractive. Curry laksa and asam laksa, forever my all time favourite. These the spectacular Malaysian dishes I don't mind going far and I won't mind standing in the hot sun and eating at the road side stalls. For the famous Penang Ayer Hitam asam laksaI didn't travel a million miles but sure, flew a distance to another state. And later it was the reverse. The laksa travelled to Asia Cafe Subang Jaya nearby where I worked. Thus, at least once a week at the stall to eat in or packed back for dinner from Ms. Ang.

The love for the asam laksa I forgot as the stall didn't exist any more. More so, I didn't even know about their migration to Restaurant Uncle Peoh aka Angcle Peoh. If not for this food review, blur-blue I would have been. On this day when I walked in at about 10.30am. Angcle Peoh was bustling with customers that kept Ms. Ang and her dad on their toes but  they sure greeted me. A no-fuss restaurant, the ambiance is similar to some kopitiams or noodles houses - dark dark wooden tables and chairs and a service counter. The Okinawa brown sugar hot ginger I sipped but soon I was getting restless waiting since the rest of the foodies were still on their way. So I walked just a distance to the displays on the wall - back to the era of how the Peoh's family started their business, their famous Ayer Hitam asam laksa and here is uncle again with his daughter and son-in-law. The menu, the one big piece laminated menu printed on both sides, featuring the Penang Fare with the prices.

The fried fried kuey teow spelt a good start for the three of us to a table. Flat rice noodles stir fried over high heat with prawns, bean sprouts, kucai/chives and cockles,flavoured with soy sauce and chilli paste, Cooked al dente, the kuey teow tasted good, the cockles and prawns fresh and bouncy while the sprouts and chives remained crunchy. Overall, I would have appreciated tad bit of extra chilli just to give it a spicy feel.  
Up next the pork noodle. Kuey teow, minced pork balls and thinly sliced roasted pork in the broth made with pork ribs and garnished with fried shallots and spring onion. The combination is not unusual and the taste is satisfactory. I had just so little of the noodles but the broth I slurped and the springy pork balls I ate as well.
Even though I'm not a fan of prawn mee, I helped myself to an engaging portion. Nicely done,  there was no short cuts to this dish - mee hoon, fresh prawns, pork slices, bean sprouts, kangkung/water spinach and half an egg, generously topped with fried shallots in the waffling prawn broth and paired with the home made sambal/ chilli dip. Again for this dish, I was more interested in the flavourful broth and the spicy sambal all licked up.    
The moment I have been eagerly waiting arrived. As anticipated, the asam laksa the clear winner and worth mentioning over and over. Not so much for the laksa noodles but the thick broth with generous bitsy of fresh fish, birds eye chillies for spiciness and just the right amount of the gooey petis udang/shrimp paste. Superbly fabulous, this asam laksa  definitely a must try for the right balance of the sourness and spiciness.
Similarly, the curry laksa was  a good run for the mill. Fiery spicy thick curry broth with rice noodles, cockles, sotong/squids, fish balls and tofu and packing a punch, the whole dish worked well together. The home made sambal/chilli dip if you request for another serving, please be prepared to pay 50 cents.   
The next two dishes the rojak buah/fruit and cendol. Cendol - shaved ice, coconut milk, red beans and pandan rice flour jelly just so good to end the meal. Whereas the rojak sauce slightly sweet, maybe should have been thoroughly mixed with the fruits. Any way, as usual, I had enough of food.

This food review will be remembered for the longest time because it was Ms. Ang birthday. We sang the birthday song and Ms. Ang and her life partner smiling at each other with lots of love. Of course, a candid moment.
By now, I had to leave. I quickly drank up the refreshing winter melon basil seeds drink since my other half have been patiently waiting for 20 minutes to fetch his love back home.
Thank you Restoran Angcle Peoh 
42, Lorong Batu Nilam 21B
Bandar Bukit Tinggi

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  1. You clicks reminds me of the flat rice noodles I had in China town during my visit...This place looks like a must visit.

  2. this cafe looks simple and tip-top

  3. The food looks so yumm & delicious needless to say.. omg m salivating. as far as holidays r concerned i hvnt been one in 3 years hope to go on one by the end of this year ..

  4. curry laska makes me drool..loved going through the pics and the post ofcourse

  5. Yummy! I'll go for the prawn mee & laksa! xoxo

  6. The food looks absolutely delicious! I'd go straight for the laksa!:)

  7. Just the pictures make me drool like a small kid... what will happen if i were to be there!

  8. That was sooo tempting, i left the comment half way through... kuey teow looks absolutely delicious!

  9. Asam lakso looks awesome.. how was the CKT?

  10. I donoo what ever all those delectable bowls were I would happily finish then esp the tiny shrimp fry seasoned on top...looks yummm.


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