Saturday, 17 October 2009

Old Man Restaurant, Sg Chua

The original Old Man Restaurant is in Kajang town and this 'branch' is operated by a relative of the original proprietor in Sg Chua. The cook here is pretty innovative and has created some dishes which have been featured on the Ho Chiak TV programme and other Chinese mainstream media. With all the publicity, getting a table here on a weekend can be rather difficult :-(
Check out their Facebook entry

Our latest visit was yesterday, which was Friday and fortunately it was not too crowded. Here's what we had:-

1. Teochew style tilapia fish in claypot
This was a pretty good. The fish was cooked in a claypot with salted vegetables. The broth was tasty but rather too salty. Perhaps the salted vegetables should have been soaked in water to remove some of the saltiness. But the fish was cooked to perfection and every morsel of flesh was polished off. gd attacked the fish head and ensured that nothing was wasted!
Rating : Very good

2. Fried oyster mushrooms (their speciality)
Coated in flour and deep fried, the mushrooms were crunchy. There were curry leaves and chilli padi added to give it added flavour.
Rating : Very good

3. Fried rice with ebiko (another speciality)
The photo was taken after the rice was mixed with the ebiko (fish roe). It looks really pretty before you mix it (see the image on Facebook). Taste wise, it was not exceptional although the prawns and fish paste were fresh and crunchy. The fish roe added a unique texture and crunchiness to the dish.
Rating : Good

4. Fried pork chops in oatmeal (yet another speciality)
This was good but the mayonnaise sauce to accompany the dish was unexciting.
Rating : Good

5. Fried long beans with brinjals
Good but would have been better with some dried prawns and more chillies ?
Rating : Good

I like their wall of photos. Diners can take their pick from the visual menu !

Location :-
CG-1 & 2 G Floor, Block C Jalan Putra,
Sungai Chua, (nearby Bintang Supermarket)
Kajang, Selangor


  1. great site. They've moved. You might want to update the new address. But a good effect at least I dont have to drive around thinking what to eat the next time.

  2. Thanks for the feedback. Do look out for our review of the new location which will be posted shortly.