Restoran Peng Nam @ Rawang
It was like take a walk down memory lane when hubby brought me to Restoran Peng Nam located at the Rawang town, amongst all those shops majority manned by Indians. Before we reached here, hubby told me that the restaurant will only open at 12pm SHARP and I’ve read some reviews about this too. So it was no surprise when we reached here circa 11.50pm and the gate was still closed. When the clock struck 12, we saw the gate was opened by the staff and the “kiasu-ness” in a aunty like me had me got down from the car and rushed into the shop immediately 😛 (We were lucky that day to secure a parking right in front of the shop,because the parking at this area can be quite horrendous =.=”)
The interior, very nostalgic and the place was worn down over the years.
Ku Lou Yok (Sweet and Sour Pork)
This is the dish that much raved by hubby and indeed it deserved the merit. The meat was battered and fried to perfectly golden and extremely crispy. Pickled cucumber was used here instead of common fresh cucumber, unusually different, different in a good way that it!
My only grip about this dish was the gravy was a tad too “starchy/gluey” for my liking >.<
Tofu and Fish in Bean Paste.
A must try dish according to the reviews I’ve read however it was nothing really impressive but nothing to complaint as well. A small piece of Ma Yau fish cooked with fried tofu in savory bean paste sauce which really went well with fried rice.
Another recommendation which I thought just decent in my books. Crispy skin and adequately filled with minced pork with accompanied sweet and sour dipping.
The portion of steamed rice in aluminum bowl is quite big for one person, definitely more than enough to be shared by 2 small eaters.
Total bill was RM 39.00 with 1 bowl of rice + a pot of Chinese Tea.
While we were busy tucking in, the restaurant was filled up and there were a constant stream of customers throughout the afternoon. So please come earlier like us, don’t say I’m not warning you ya 😛
Verdict: If you looking for some old school dai chow fare, this is the correct place!
Restoran Peng Nam 43, Welman Street (Main street), Rawang, 48000 Rawang, Selangor D.E Business Hour: lunch time starting from 12pm