Friday, November 7, 2008

Wong Kok Char Chan Teng

Wong Kok Char Chan Teng
Lot F225, 1st Floor

1 Utama Shopping Centre

Bandar Utama

Petaling Jaya

Tel: 03-77108611


This popular char chan teng underwent some renovations a couple of months ago. When they reopened, business picked up as it is extremely popular with the lunch crowd here. Serving HK-style "fast food" dishes, it's popular with the teeny boppers and office crowd in this area - saw lots of teenagers jamming this place.

There are the regular baked rice and noodle variations a'la HK-style. Drinks are served in jars like this... my Iced Lemon Tea (RM6.90)...(oh, it was tooooooo sweet - I had to get them to add water to it, otherwise I'd get instant diabetes, man!)

I found this dish interesting... all because of the deep-fried vegetables served at the side! This Pineapple Fish Cutlet Rice (RM8.20) had chunks of fish fillet cooked in the regular sweet-and-sour way...

... and a generous portion of the deep-fried vegetables. I think they used kai lan for this.

The Beef Kway Teow (RM8.50) was cooked in the usual Cantonese-style... with a lake of thick starchy gravy! From the no-complaint demeanour of my colleagues, I gathered the above 2 dishes didn't disappoint them kwa. (or maybe they're not very fussy discerning eaters?)

When this big bowl containing Honey Pork Ribs Rice (RM8.90) was served, my first reaction was "how pathetic!" Notice I said big BOWL, not big portion of food! In fact, the portion of rice and pork ribs was so miserable, it barely filled half the bowl, as you can see! Furthermore, the colleague who ordered this is a rice-lover... so your guess is as good as mine as to whether this satisfied his tummy or not!

Ahh... finally my order of Hand-made Noodles with Roast Pork (RM8.90) came and it was rather disappointing. The noodles were too soft and the 2 stalks of sawi were also soft and limp, as you can see (I hate soft & limp things!). Worse still, the roast pork was fatty and the skin was not crispy at all!!! That is the ultimate insult for roast pork - soft soggy skin!!

I think it's because they left the roast pork soaking in the copious gravy too long. The person who prepared this should know better than to do that! Instead, the roast pork should just be served atop the noodles! Like that also don't know, haiyaaah!

Well, if you come to this place, just be mindful of all these minor mishaps... may be "minor" but they actually can make or break the food!

As for me, the next time if I go there again, I think better stick to their instant Nissin noodles or bread toasts, no?

My rating: 5/10

17 comments:

mimid3vils said...

I feel yucks when the roast pork's skin was soggy *hate it*

Christy said...

wow, sounds like a totally bad experience right from the start; from the overly sweet iced lemon tea!!
So sorry for you....

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I find HK char chan tengs overrated. I can't stand the idea of paying so much for a bowl of "fancy" maggi noodles.

The only thing decent would be their french toasts...and milk tea.

Tastes of Home said...

wow i used to go here when I was still living in Malaysia - agree with your review mostly - I really like the Hk style milk tea the best :)

J2Kfm said...

hmmm ... ate in there once only. but the experience was certainly better than at Kim Gary's and various other copycats.

sigh .. the novelty of char chaan teng is starting to wear off.

Big Boys Oven said...

hahahah I never did come back to this place since the last time because they were mopping and sweeping the floor just near by us at 9.15pm, which really cheezed me off due to unhygene, sucks! bad management!

PureGlutton said...

mimi: Ya, u r right - that's such a turn-off!

PureGlutton said...

christy: Well, sometimes we do encounter not-so-good food experiences - what to do, hehe!

PureGlutton said...

bangsar-babe: These HK-style char chan tengs r popular with the youngsters ... must be influenced by the HK movies/serials!

PureGlutton said...

Tastes of home: So the milk tea is good eh? I have never tried it becoz I don't really like milky stuff :-)

PureGlutton said...

j2kfm: But i do see lots of crowds at these joints wor, esp in Kim Gary outlets - i wonder why!

PureGlutton said...

BBO: Aaww... that must have been awful! Not only is that unhygienic, it's also like shooing u off with their broom, eh?! Bad.

Tummythoz said...

The honey pork rice looked half eaten. Sure the waiting staff was not chewing when serving? ;P

Sharon said...

Sorry to hear that it wasn't the best experience.

PureGlutton said...

tummythoz: Ya, that was such a miserable portion and it looked more obvious when served in a giant bowl!

PureGlutton said...

sharon: Hehe... tat's OK... u win some, u lose some! Another experience...

Ju Ann said...

I came here the last time I was in KL. It's NOT nice. I wont be goin back there again. :/