HELLO folks! In this week’s edition of the Food Trail, we take a look at Kapar town in Klang.
But before I proceed to the details, here’s an update from reader Victor Teoh in Ah Mei Lui Char which was formerly located in OK coffee shop in SS2, Petaling Jaya.
Teoh said the Hakka Lui Char stall is now at its new location in No 1 Jalan 20/22, Petaling Jaya.
Thank you so much for sharing this information.
Moving on, I discovered Soon Leong restaurant (GPS N 03 08 287, E 101 22 328) in Kapar with my wife Michelle during our drive back from Tanjung Karang in Selangor.
Since our attempt to dine in the Sungai Jeram medan ikan bakar had failed miserably (its packed to the brim on weekends), we decided that it was best to head back to Klang where we staged our trip.
When we hit Kapar town, Michelle recalled a place where she used to dine and spend her lunch break.
My wife is an engineer who frequented the power station in Kapar and had some knowledge on where the good makan places are located.
This led us to a small restaurant in the town centre called Soon Leong.
I double-checked it on my old and trusty Garmin NUVI 600 GPS unit and found the food outlet which came highly recommended by a mapper who had marked it on the Malfreemaps programme.
We found a cosy little restaurant and the owner, who took our order, recommended steamed Garoupa head in the house-style sauce which we gladly accepted.
Side dishes like the Thai-style Deep Fried Herr Guo Bak (Peeled Mantis Shrimp Meat) and the Cheiu Phai Choy (house dish) Deep-fried Nurse Shark Fry were top choices here.
Now, I am going to get plenty of flak for recommending the shark dish from conservationists and environmentalists wannabes, but this one really tasted good.
Anyway, there is no need to mention about Kapar which is well-known for its shark dishes.
I found the Steamed Garoupa head to be a noteworthy dish.
It was fresh as I could still taste the sweetness of its flesh and even though we had only half the head, we had a tough time trying to finish the other dishes.
The sauce on this steamed dish is what that made it unique in flavour.
Next, we had the Thai-style Herr Guo Bak which was pretty decent in taste and flavour.
And when it comes to pricing, Soon Leong is quite an affordable place to makan.
Our bill came to RM60.60 for four dishes and for its simple and tasty dishes, I would rate Soon Leong restaurant 7 out of 10 on the ‘Samoscale’.
Kapar is roughly about 20 minutes drive from Klang and if you are headed there from Kuala Lumpur’s city centre, there’s a faster route via the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE).
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.