In Malaysia, one of the most prominent types of food is, without a doubt, Chinese food. Although we often group all cuisines that have a seemingly Chinese inspired seasoning under the umbrella term—Chinese food, there are variations even within Chinese foods depending on which Chinese province it is from. With that said due to how versatile Chinese food is, many Malaysians have incorporated their own twist to the traditional dishes, modifying it to cater to local palates, which is how the Chinese food that we love and enjoy had come about. With each Chinese restaurants having its unique recipe and seasoning, you can never encounter two Chinese restaurants with the exact same flavour—the possibility of how Chinese being boundless. Even in PJ itself, you would be able to find a variety of notable Chinese restaurants that you wouldn’t want to miss.
Read on to find out some of the best Chinese restaurants PJ has got to offer!
1. Restaurant New Peng Wah
If you love having a variety and a homey ambience, Restaurant New Peng Wah is where you want to be. Located next to Atria Mall in Damansara Jaya, Restoran New Peng Wah is the lineage to the classic Restoran Peng Wah. This restaurant is best known for its wide array of home-cooked Chinese cuisines that will make your mouth water. Although the presentation of the food here isn’t the best, its flavours are top-notch and are always packed by dinner time. A must-try dish in New Peng Wah is their signature fried pork which boasts a perfect combination of crispy and juicy. Having a casual set-up with air-conditioning, you would be able to enjoy a comfortable dining experience at New Peng Wah where the cuisines are reasonably priced to boot!
You can locate this restaurant at Jalan SS 22/22, Damansara Jaya, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
2. Goon Wah Restaurant
Initially famous for their XO Fish Head Noodle, Goon Wah Restaurant has now expanded its menu, incorporating unique new recipes that revolve around the idea of cooking in a claypot. Although having a small interior, you can spot Goon Wah Restaurant easily with their additional ‘alfresco’ dining at the 5-foot-walkway. Don’t be fooled by its small interior though, as this restaurant serves cuisines in generous portions that are sure to satisfy your appetite. Other than, of course, their signature Claypot Fish Head Noodles, some other must-tries from this restaurant would include the Guinness Stout Chicken Wings and the Braised Pork Belly with Yam. As this restaurant is popular among locals, it could get packed near dinner time. Therefore, if you’re planning to have dinner at Goon Wah Restaurant, you should make a reservation beforehand.
You can find this restaurant at No 38 Jalan SS 22/21 Damansara Jaya, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
3. Blue House Steamboat Restaurant
Offering a selection of fresh seafood, Blue House Steamboat Restaurant is a must-visit if you are a fan of steamboat. Their impressive line-up of seafood includes meaty crabs and prawns, which is sure to give your broth an extra kick, giving your entire steamboat a rich flavour. Besides that, a unique characteristic of this Chinese steamboat restaurant is that they don’t only offer steamboat, but also one-plate Chinese cuisines that pair perfectly with rice. Therefore, even if you are not feeling the mood for steamboat, you can always enjoy their menu of Chinese cuisines which consists of dishes such as bamboo steamed chicken, steamed fish and fried fish bones. As this restaurant can get packed near dinner time, it is best if you make a reservation before your visit, especially if you’re coming with along with a large group.
You can visit this restaurant at 1067, Jalan Jenjarum, Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
4. New Paris Restaurant
Although this restaurant does not have as glamorous of an appearance as its name suggests, you can easily spot this huge restaurant with its impressive size that spans more than two shop lots long. Even with such ample space, it’s not enough to contain the number of customers that visit this restaurant—bumps and destroying of plates being a common sight in this restaurant, especially at dinner time. Though this restaurant does not serve any unique dishes, it boasts a line-up of Malaysian favourite Chinese cuisines that are delicious yet reasonably priced. Some of their customer favourites that you have to try would be their Belacan prawn and Steamed Fish (Garoupa). As mentioned earlier, this restaurant can often get packed during dinner time. Therefore, if you don’t want to end up seating outside the road or to have no table at all, it is recommended for you to make an early reservation.
Give this restaurant a visit at 62, 64 & 66, Jalan SS2/72, 47300, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
5. Green View Restaurant
Operating since 1993, Green View Restaurant has been around for a good couple of years, being a favourite go-to among locals even until today. Known to serve delectable prawn and crab dishes, this famous shop has been serving thousands and thousands of satisfied customers. Among their impressive line-up of seafood, one cuisine stands out the most, which is their signature dish—Sang Har Mee (freshwater prawn noodles). If you are a seafood lover, this restaurant would be your heaven, serving a variety of seafood dishes that range from huge savoury crabs to other ocean goodness. Best of all, their meals are served at an affordable price, which wouldn’t put a hole on your wallet. So, bring along your family and friends to Green View Restaurant for an exquisite dining experience along with a cosy ambience.
You can find this restaurant at 6 & 8, Jalan 19/3, 46300, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
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