Monday, July 20, 2015

Restoran Angcle Peoh - (Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang)

Food is love, love is food. Undeniably. I don't think any of us can or should deny that food is sincerely, I like to say is true happiness. Of course. Otherwise, foodies like you and me won't go the extra mile in search of deliciousness? This food venture of mine, on a Sunday, I have earlier reckoned, once the invitation popped up in my email, is gonna be a true delight for someone like me who die-die won't compromise our Malaysian food pride for any other cuisine in any part of the world. My drive to Restoran Angcle Peoh started off really favourably, speak about driving on Sunday without having to battle traffic jam? Arriving way earlier than the rest, tell me about it, whether its a working day or weekend, Malaysians will always be Malaysians. Punctuality I think has been washed down under for valid or maybe invalid reasons? Making my way into Restoran Angcle Peoh, I like the fact that the owner made it a point in pleasantly greeting me. Such a genuine smile of hers, how can I forget her or even her dad? I first bumped into her dad ( Penang Ayer Hitam asam laksa) who is now based in this restaurant and she, Ms. Ang, used to run a stall in Asia Cafe Subang Jaya. My favourite stall, indeed, for packing back curry laksa and asam laksa.  But soon, within the next few months, stall was no longer in action. Obviously, it has been upgraded to Restoran Angcle Peoh right? I really sincerely believe so.  

Once I got seated, I sipped into the "Okinawa Brown Sugar Hot Ginger", at the same time, I took note of how impressively the dining area has been set-up. Akin a typical kopitiam or noodle house, adorned with posters and pictures of their long ago, over the many-many years food journey on they started and furnished with dark wooden tables and chairs for a laid back meal.

Clearly listed on their one piece laminated menu are the array of Malaysian, assumingly Penang dishes? Though its not a spilling over menu, yet you get ample choices. Noodle dishes primarily and desserts, as well as hot beverages and chilled burst drinks. 

Our dining experience, supposely at 10.00am, but began only at 10.30am, we devoured into a good number of dishes which popped up one after the one. The first item we sampled was Fried Kuey Teow which genuinely spelled a favourable start. Flat rice noodles stir fried over high heat alongside prawns, bean sprouts, kucai/chives and cockles, seasoned with soy sauce and chilli paste. Regardless of the fact that I am not at all a big fan of Fried Kuey Teow, this typical fried over high heat Penang dish was not a let down. Elevated without compromising on the customary tastes, an extra doze of spiciness would have been appreciated though, especially for someone like me who love truly spicy dishes.    
Up next was Pork Noodle. Kuey Teow again, yes, and minced pork balls, and thinly sliced roasted pork in a pork broth, garnished with fried shallots and spring onion. An appreciated flavorful combination that did rock my tummy happily. Al-dente noodles, springy bouncy pork balls, tender juicy roasted pork and fan-fab broth.
Thereafter, we tackled the Prawn Mee. Another of not a favourite of mine, yet, its a bowl of sumptuousness. Mee hoon, fresh prawns, pork slices, bean sprouts, kangkung/water spinach and half an egg, generously topped with fried shallots, soaking in a waffling prawn broth, paired with a home made sambal/ chilli dip. I particularly enjoyed the broth and the power packed sambal was just so spot-on.   
Subsequently, once Asam Laksa was served, I just knew it. As anticipated, asam laksa is the clear winner for me so far. It just put a broad smile on my face. Not so much of the laksa noodles but the elements of thick broth, generous bitsy of fresh fish, birds eye chillies for spiciness and just the right amount of gooey petis udang/shrimp paste. Superbly fabulous, asam laksa definitely is a must try for its balance of sourness and spiciness.
Similarly, Curry Laksa was a good run out of their mill. Fiery spicy, thick creamy curry broth generously soaking rice noodles, cockles, sotong/squids, fish balls and tofu.  Packing a major punch, curry laksa must be hailed as the side by side winner to asam laksa.      
Once our table was cleared, we ushered in Rojak buah/fruit and Cendol. Shaved ice, coconut milk, red beans and pandan jelly, not overly sweet cendol definitely is the real meaning of our traditional Malaysian dessert. Whereas the too sweet sauce for rojak, mixed into the fruits prior to tucking in, didn't do justice to my taste buds.

Overall, I must say that Restoran Angcle Peoh lived up to my expectation. Of course, nothing can come close to my favourites of Asam Laksa or Curry Laksa and I believe my other half-half will love every bit of the Fried Kuey Teow.

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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