Sunday 26 April 2015

Food: Angcle Peoh Restaurant @ Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang

Penang is the food haven of Malaysia, no doubt. Mention Penang and the first thing that crosses my mind is definitely the scrumptious bowls of 'asam laksa' which we Malaysians have grown to love through these years. So, where is the best 'asam laksa' you can find without driving all the way up north?

Well, I've recently discovered a gem. Angcle Peoh Restaurant which is located at the busiest area of Klang serves authentic 'asam laksa' at affordable prices all the way from the Penang Ayer Itam market.

Uncle Ang or more fondly known as 'Angcle' and in pronunciation as uncle is busy in the kitchen, whipping up bowls of freshly made noodles. His story began back in the 60s when he used to help his mother sell 'asam laksa' daily at the famous Ayer Itam market. His mother would carry a rattan basket for 4 km from their house to the market, a real feat for a lady. 

Uncle Ang was only seven by then and it took them 10 years before they finally own a pedicab and then a small lorry consecutively.

The kitchen, oh, look at those amazing ingredients.

Just take a look at the lunch crowd on a weekend! The food here definitely speaks for itself.

This homey little outlet sees at least three generations working together to make it successful. Uncle Ang daughter, Ms Ang Kar Bee helps to run the shop as well with her husband and daughters too. 

Asam Laksa (RM 6.90)
A bowl of slippery noodles and tons of fresh sardines which we have loved ever since we were introduced to it, I'm sure none of you out there can say no to this. The recipe which was passed down over the years was as authentic as 'asam laksa' should be. A total of 4 hours is used to boil the broth into this thick texture.

There were so many ingredients in this bowl of heavenly goodness. To name a few, there are sliced onions, ginger flower, cucumber and bird eye chillies for that extra kick. Garnished with some fresh mint leaves, this is worth every single cent you're spending on it. 

Char Koey Teow with Duck Egg (RM 8.90)
Duck egg gives that extra fragrance and 'oomph' to your regular char koay teow. Juicy, succulent prawns, chives, bean sprouts and cockles all tossed together with koay teow and I've gotta admit that this dish is pretty sinful but I guess hitting the gym for this is worth it. And, the secret is pork oil which is used to cook this.

The portion is pretty generous for such an affordable price. I would definitely order this again when I return soon enough.

 Prawn Mee (RM 6.90)
A huge serving of prawns, pork, eggs, bean sprouts, kangkung and fried shallots. This prawn noodles is rich in flavour and just right in terms of its spiciness. To make the broth, the prawn shells were fried and blended, then boiled for at least 1 1/2 hour. The 'belacan' is homemade while the pork is marinated for its tender, juicy texture.

Curry Laksa (RM 6.90)
First thing I notice is that this bowl of curry is served with 'sotong' instead of chicken curry. Ms Ang said, "patrons usually prefer something smaller in size because they are usually office workers who do not want to dirty their shirt after a bowl of curry". 

It's something different to have curry with 'sotong' but it was good either way. The dried chillies are stone grind and mixed with serai, lengkuas and turmeric respectively. I liked how the 'santan' (coconut milk) is not too overwhelming in this bowl.

Rojak (Rm 6.00)
For this bowl of fruit rojak, they had to cook the sauce for a total of 5 hours. And, take note, Penang rojak does not have prawn crackers, instead, they put 'char koey' in it :)

ABC Ice Kacang (RM 5.00)
Oh, this is filled with sweet corn, grass jelly, red bean and milk to make that ice kacang you love as a child. Here, they use a rose extract instead of syrup which is a tad bit less sweeter and palm sugar before serving.

Cendol (RM 5.00)
The cendol is home made here and the taste is indeed different that the commercial ones. Trust me you will have to try this!

Me posing with the bowl of cendol :)

Well, I think for those who are looking for a decent place to enjoy some true Penang delicacies, head over here and trust me, you will not regret it. I find this place really comfortable and the way they preserve the recipes over generation amazes me. It's because of people like Uncle Ang and his daughter that we still get to enjoy good food up to this day.

Restoran Angcle Peoh
No. 42 Lorong Batu Nilam 21B
Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2
41200 Klang

Tel: 017-9362 2223
Open daily: 9am to 9pm

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