Ah Wong Thai FoodMay 23, 2008 | 4,331 views
This particular stall serving Thai delights had been around for years, previously dishing them out at the late Restoran KK on Laluan Perajurit 1, Ipoh Garden East, VERY near to my house and transformed into a frequent haunt for my family and relatives. Then a few months ago, Ah Wong and wife moved somewhere, and suffice to say, we were devastated, losing a gem of an outlet renowned for its Nakhon Pathom Special Thai Food.
So what if I’ve a blemish? Bite me?!
Then Mum heard whispers in the wind, indicating probable new location of Ah Wong’s stall. A skip and a hop away, they moved to Restoran Soon Hoong, on the way to Bercham. Still VERY near to my place. How convenient. All’s not lost in the end.
Their omelette with prawns and onions is a simple home cooked dish, but she (Ah Wong doesn’t cook, he takes care of everything else) fries them just the way we love our eggs. Crispy at the sides, while the centre is filled with lots of prawns, onions, and melting egg. Yummy.
Stir-Fried Kailan with salted Fish
Bro’s not a fan of vege, probably a reincarnation of sabre tooth tiger (or something) in past life. But he insisted on ordering the kailan with salted fish, and told us that he used to ‘ta-pau’ this dish often last time. The greens certainly did not disappoint, crunchy and fresh, without any bitter undertones. But may be a tad salty for those not accustomed to salted fish.
Red hot fiery goodness
We would rotate most of the dishes whenever we dined, but one dish remained our perennial favourite, the Tom Yum Seafood. Mum however, would personally request for reduction in spiciness, for she sobs (uncontrollably,) when it comes to ultra spicy food. Nevertheless, throw caution to the wind, and relish every spoonful of hot, spicy and sour goodness. Plentiful of squids, prawns, abalone mushrooms, and tomatoes, the soup’s taste resembles authentic tom yum (at least those I’ve tasted). Must-have. Just look at the size of the prawn below ….
Green Curry Chicken
Their fried chicken is one of the best, served with their own concoction of sweet chilli sauce. But as luck would have it, they ran out of fried chicken tonight. Hmmm …… Back up plan? Green curry chicken. Can’t go wrong with mild green curry, with strips of deboned chicken meat, long beans, and brinjals. Creamy, and delightful when paired with white fluffy rice.
The green curry strangely reminded me of ‘lui cha’ , complete with the mint-y fragrance, and almost alike gravy texture and color. Haha …..
Total for 4? RM40, including rice, excluding drinks. Cheap or what? But brace yourself for a long wait on a weekend evening, as the chef does all the chopping/slicing/frying/cooking herself, without any assistance, bar some ‘help’ from Ah Wong, who himself has to ‘warp’ everywhere to take orders/settle bills/serve customers. On this particular evening, we waited for ONE whole hour. Bring a magazine, manicure set, PSP, pillow (?) or something, just in case …..
Location : A bit tough, as I didn’t manage to locate the road sign. Think it’s Lebuh Bercham Selatan, will clarify if the need arises. Coming from Ipoh Garden East towards Bercham, there is a shortcut that utilizes Laluan Perajurit 1, passing by some flats on the right. Go further and you’ll reach a T-junction. Restoran Soon Hoong is directly opposite, right across the erm, field?