Friday, November 9, 2007

New Paris Restaurant, SS2, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Who would not know the famous New Paris Restaurant of SS2? For PJ/KL dwellers, it's almost like an institution in itself, a story of rags to riches. It started out as a ramshackle roadside wooden shed near Jasmine Towers with an insane amount of business and a couple of years back, moved to a spanking new shophouse 3 or 4 storeys high, taking up all floors and 3 shoplots. I remember eating at its old location as a teenager whenever my parents and I visited my uncle in PJ. Well it has certainly grown from strength to strength since, and is always crowded to the brim every weekend.

Although we have eaten at New Paris Restaurant countless times, we have almost taken it for granted and never blogged about it. Well, better late than never. The most distinctive thing about New Paris Restaurant is the fact that they use layers of pink disposable plastic in place of table cloth and once your meal is done, the top-most layer of plastic gets wrapped up and disposed of.....an environmentalist's nightmare, really.


Rice comes in a pot, and you can take as much as you like....which always makes hubby-to-be happy.
We had the deep-fried lemon chicken. Half a chicken cost us RM15.00. While the chicken was fried to a crisp, the lemon sauce was a tad too thick for my liking. I preferred to dip the chicken in the accompanying sweet-sour chilli sauce, a personal favourite.

Deep-fried squid (RM7.00.....cheap!). We certainly were not eating very healthfully last night, what with all the deep fried stuff. But I can never come here without ordering this dish, my perennial favourite. Unlike most other restaurants, New Paris uses squid head with tentacles rather than the body (rings) to cook this dish. All the batter-coated tentacles become really crunchy and tasty after frying, and the batter has a hint of curry powder which makes it perfect. Again, this is eaten with a dash of (ok, I prefer drowning them in) sweet-sour chilli sauce.

Trying to compensate for our unhealthy diet......stir fried baby kailan with salted fish (RM7.00). Crunchy, crunchy, crunchy!

This restaurant rates as one of the most economical restaurants in town, and service is very fast and efficient. Though the restaurant may sometimes be very crowded, you can usually expect food to reach you in less than 10 minutes of ordering.

New Paris Restaurant
# 61, 64, 66, Jalan SS2/72,
47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-79559180, 03-79550186


New Paris is located on the same row as Red Bliss Bridal Shop and a few shops away from Ah Tuan Ee Nyonya Restaurant.

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 3-bam rating for its quick service, cheap and nice food.

3 comments:

BB COMMUNITY said...

wao~ finally i see someone writing about new paris, yeah, give me five!
i like this restaurant the most, yes, i like it the most in my life! i'll give new paris 5 monkeys!!!

Jessica said...

bb comm, glad to see i have a fellow "new paris" supporter here!

Mohd said...

Nowadays, the boss of the restaurant has now heady about profit. Went on Sunday (23 May 2010) and the restaurant was only 2/3 full. After eating and paying the bill, then I realised why - the ONLY THE PRICE HAS GONE UP BUT THE QUANTITY SERVED HAS GONE DOWN. So like that also can mah. Maybe we should cut down on patronising the place so that it will drop to 50% customers and the boss will get the message loud and clear.