Saturday, September 29, 2007

Restoran Choon Sun, Off Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur

It was Friday night and we were too lazy to cook, so we went out on a food crawl. Having read the review by A Whiff of Lemongrass, we decided to try Restoran Choon Sun out. We've been there a year or so back, and this would be our second time there. Ok, aesthetics-wise, this place leaves little to be desired, it's a "restaurant" under zinc roof extensions in front of some shophouses. The kitchen was right in front, by the road. But, we're not fussy folks.
Our intent was to eat crabs and the famous assam fish.
Bad news, no crabs tonight. So we settled for the "chiu pai" (house speciality) assam fish and hotplate tofu.

The assam fish was drowning is assam (tamarind) sauce and onions. Observing the cook at work, we saw that the talapia fish itself was first deep fried, inundated in the sauce and then steamed for a short period of time in a lotus leaf wrap. This dish was really tangy, tasted a bit like laksa gravy. The fish cost RM18.

The hotplate tofu tasted normal, had a lot of minced meat on it. The local tofu was deep fried, crispy on the outside but soft inside. I liked the contrast in texture. It cost RM12 for a serving for 2.

The portions here are quite hearty, we were glad we ordered only 2 dishes as we were stuffed after finishing dinner.

Coming from KL on the Old Klang Road, turn left just before the Taman Desa entrance. You can see the restaurant by the road.

Restoran Choon Sun
No. 3, Jalan Anggor,
4th Mile, Off Jalan Klang Lama
58100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 03-7822291
Mobile: 012-3685164

Our rating system for overall satisfaction with what we eat and where we eat....

1-bam = don't even bother
2-bam = good enough to fill the tummy
3-bam = a very good restaurant in its category
4-bam = excellent cooking, worth a detour
5-bam = exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

We would give this restaurant a 2-bam rating. Could improve on its ambience.


um said...

how was the carlsberg?
the sayur looked oj on the foto.
carlsberg and sayur are great v'tarian.

um said...

checked out lemongrass.
after reading that bit about looking up and not down, not sure if i wanna eat there.

what is it with eaters?
health and hygiene don't count?
can food not be cooked with clean personal hygiene, free of chemicals and other unnatural food additives [or is that addictives??]

would you not wash your hands when you cook for your family? and avoid all those nasty staff in your cooking?

newton circus in singapore [are they still there?] used to have a hygiene rating system displayed on an official card issued by the authorities relating to hygiene staring at the top with a and then down to d for dir[ty]. where would you rather eat irrespective of how tasty the food is ala chopsticks from china, fictitious card board char siew pau ?

um said...

ate at ruby's restaurant last night.
tried what you and alan and kev and upl had sort of a few months ago.
so decided to take my friend there to see what you lot were raving about.

steamed oysters $4.50 each minimum of 4. came with 2 oysters in each ocean liner shell with shallots, ginger and light soya sauce. mingnificient.

then king prawns, garlic shoots in chillies and XO sauce followed by mui choi kow yoke eaten with steamed rice and lots of fresh cut chillies in light soya sauce.

the tables around us were all ordering mubcrabs some simplito with ginger and shallots, others with egg noodles. the crabs looked gigantic with the claws bigger than a container loader. should have tried what the natives tried. there is next time of course when upl and team are downunda

this was all in the capital city of downunda country.

makan sedap, sedap makan!!!!!!!!!!

Jessica said... are tempting us to go back to canberra! never say no to seafood....(we have hardy tummies, that's why).