THERE is a Chinese coffeeshop in USJ18, Subang Jaya, that is famous for char koay teow and Kampar noodles.
It is called Weng Soon Jaya and is popular among the residents for its decent selection of good food.
My wife Michelle told me about this coffeeshop (N 03 02.025, E 101 34.730) in the corner and its excellent char koay teow.
So, I decided to give it a try and found it to be really good.
My benchmark for a decent serving of char koay teow is Uncle Jimmy’s stall at a coffeeshop in USJ 4, Subang Jaya.
This is one of the best around and people actually don’t mind waiting in line for the fried noodles.
At Weng Soon Jaya, which is manned by a husband and wife team, the situation is similar.
From a distance, I observed the wife taking orders and preparing plates of noodles for frying while the husband was busy cooking the noodles.
A plate of small char koay teow costs RM4 and the larger serving costs RM5.50.
I ordered a large plate and waited patiently when Khaw Lye Hock, a cycling buddy, came in with his friend.
Khaw, founding member of the “Jalan-jalan cari makan” cycling group, lives in Petaling Jaya and goes around on his bicycle.
“Eh boss! What are you doing here la?,” I asked.
“Ah, I just finished cycling on the Kesas highway motorcycle lane and came to try out the food here,” said Khaw.
After waiting for 30 minutes, our fried noodles arrived and I must say that Weng Soon Jaya’s char koay teow is up to the mark.
Taste-wise, I would rate this stall at 7 out of 10 on the Samo-scale.
Because of the crowd, I would recommend eating on weekdays at this coffeeshop to avoid any disappointment.
Another noteworthy stall here is the Kampar noodles stall.
A typical meal costs RM5 and if you want some “extras” thrown-in, it would cost another RM1.50.
The hawker stalls at Weng Soon Jaya open daily from 7am to 3pm.
As for public transportation, there are very few buses plying this route. My only hope for this place is the completion of the LRT line next year where you can hop on and off the train to try out some good makan places in Subang Jaya.