Monday, December 05, 2005

Taiping Lang Restaurant, Puchong Jaya

Taiping Lang is an oddly named, newly opened restaurant located in one of the recently completed shophouses in Puchong Jaya. To me the food seems like it's Peranakan (baba and nonya) style. I didn't ask the waiters because they seemed to only speak Mandarin which I'm really bad at. The great thing about this place is that they have 4 different sets catering for up to 4 persons to make your life easier. Another nice thing is that they keep asking to refill your rice bowl which is cool because they don't charge extra. But how's the food you ask? Well the taste is nothing out of the ordinary but the restaurant did surprise us a little. Read on to find out more.

We went there to celebrate mum's birthday which falls on the 29th of November. Regular readers might remember my birthday falling on 21st November. Incidentally my brother's birthday falls on 5th November. What a coincidence, eh?


My brother Joe, me, mum and dad.

And here's what came with the set we ordered. It cost about RM50 excluding drinks.


A bowl of rice and a bowl of (tasteless) soup for each person.


Some fried thingamajig. Nice meaty filling.


Curry chicken. A little bland.

And the surprise?


Cucumbers with ladies fingers (okra) with some kind of condiment.

As you can see the serving was hardly enough for 4 persons. Plus that last dish can hardly be qualified as a real dish. I left the restaurant full but only because I had 4 bowls of rice that day :) lol... Conclusion: Expensive place with small serving and so-so taste.

posted by wyejon at Monday, December 05, 2005 (permalink) |

12 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Blogger neotrax

wah!!! hungry la!!!

9:08 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Dragon City

wow...how much the last dish cost? I can produce it with cost less then RM 1.00 ler...

9:51 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

neotrax: not that nice lah :p

tung: well it was rm48 for 3 dishes... minus the rice and the soup for 4 persons (let's say rm10 lah) it's an average of rm12.60 for each dish... expensive man

9:57 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Siedne

dats sambal belacan la with the cucumber and ladies fingers! *smacks head* malaysian aa?? ;p

1:04 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

siedne: lol... you're right :P

1:46 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger nawooz

too bad jon...did you know you have just gave business to one of my colleague's boyfriend. he owns that place...haha...it's been a while..so what have u been up to old dog? we are still waiting for your wedding dinner invite! cow!

8:50 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

nawooz: well it won't happen again :) call me out for yum cha lah...

12:21 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

oh my god!
r u a chinese?!
what a shame dat you do not know Mandrin..

3:59 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

anonymous: yes i'm an ethnic chinese... but i don't feel ashamed that i don't know mandarin. i do regret not learning mandarin though because it's a very practical language to learn.

4:06 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger jiggerjacQ

Firstly, I would like to see how dragoncity will be able to prepare that sam bai he bi dish with cost less than RM1.00....get real please!!
Secondly, Jon, you should really feel ashamed of yourself for not being able to speak mandarin...etc...you are a banana Jon.....yellow on the outside but white on the inside. You do not even take the trouble to get to know the food you ate and yet you posted all about what you do not like about the food... the tasteless soup is "leng gau" soup and its not tasteless....I have been to taipinglang restaurant and i dare vouch that you are the one and only person who have eaten sam bai he bi and not known what it is called and that happens to be a favorite of majority of people i know....where are you from and what does your mom feed you? Your certainly do not look undernourished so I guess you are a Farn Toong after all.
You do not know anything about food at all-I will not pass comments on food that I do not know how to appreciate. It goes to show that you do not know your stuff but still want to write negative remarks about stuff you do not know about! I love the food at taipinglang and I have been their regular eversince day One!Many shares my sentiment. One piece of advice my friend...if you have nothing nice to say, do not say anything at all!!!! It reflects on you and your mentality....and please learn to speak the chinese language...I am a non chinese and I speak most of the chinese dialects....i.e. mandarin/hakka/cantonese/hokkien. Shame on you!!!!

2:22 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

jiggerjacq: this is your reply.

3:55 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous nawooz

that fried thingie is called "lobak", jon...tsk tsk....what lar u. sek san also can make boo-boos like this.

remember the [aSa] mantra dude. PLFC - Peng, Leng, Fai, Cheng. Actually i think it shud be PLFZ. Zheng sounds better.

and remember, any shops kena "X" from [aSa] usually stays that way..ask shum n thiru mate.

1:57 PM  

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