Friday 30 December 2011

Review: Goon Wah Restaurant


My previous post on Goon Wah Restaurant, gee was so many aeons ago. I guess it's time for an update. Since my last post, Goon Wah now occupied another lot next to the old one and this section has air-cond for the putera and puteri lilin (literally translated from Malay as candle prince and princess... meant to be the people who tends to perspire easily).

When one come here, there are 2 items ought to be ordered. First is the Claypot XO Fish Head Noodles and the other one being the Claypot Loh Shue Fun. Let's dig on the first item... I supposed it's named XO because of the amount of ingredients in the claypot and it doesn't contain any cognac but it's very fragrant with the use of Chinese rice wine. I like the usage of thick bee hoon (rice vermicelli) here. Other than deep fried fish head and the usual tomatoes, ginger slices, spring onions... there are the addition of yam slices and fried foo chuk (beancurd sheet). We loved the slight sweetish broth with a slight tang infused by the tomatoes.

Claypot XO Fish Head Noodles

Goon Wah's Claypot Loh Shue Fun (a type of rice noodles) has a rather fancy name in Chinese and it came with a flame underneath. It's a dry version as compared to Yoke Heng's thick gravy. The loh shue fun is topped with a generous amount of minced pork and deep fried shrimps. To eat this, one has to give them a good stir to mix them all up evenly. This is BoiBoi and kids favourite! Other than these 2 noodles, they serve other delicious noodles as well such as Kong Nam Meen or even Wat Tarn Hor.

Claypot Loh Shue Fun

They have a few other popular items that tends to appear on every table. One of which is this Stout Chicken Wing. I can't detect the stout flavour, perhaps it's just one of the many ingredients of the marinade which results in a slight sweetish caramalised sticky gravy that clung onto the chicken wings. It's so good we have another round especially for the kids. We also ordered some steamed mantous to mop up the gravy.

Stout Chicken Wings

We have a Thai Style Tofu which is essentially deep fried tofu pockets filled with fresh cucumber and turnip strips with a sweet Thai chilli sauce drizzle over before a generous amount of crushed peanuts scattered on top. I find the tofu is a bit on the dry side but it was ok when combined with the rest of the ingredients.

Thai Style Tofu

We also have an obligatory greens - stir fried lettuce which I did not took a pic with my mobile (that explains the quality of the pics). Since I did not pay for the food, the total of the above plus additional pot of fish head noodles and loads of drinks orders, it came to about RM25 per head for our party of 8 adults and 3 children.

Goon Wah Restaurant
G13 Jalan 3/115C, KP2, Taman Kuchai Lama
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama
Tel: 603-79820048/79840722


  1. I passed by the other day, didn't see the aircon extension, will go try one day.
    I tried Yoke Heng after reading your post last time and the Clay pot Loh Shue Fun was nice. May I ask what about this Loh Shue Fun, tastewise?
    I personally do not like the fish behoon cos a bit on the sweet side.
    I also tried this beehoon many years back. Anyway, thx for the info.

  2. I was definitely expecting cognac in that lou shu fun just by its XO association! All the better, coz I don't like that XO flavour in anything of mine! Happy New Year!

  3. I thought the first picture was some sort of steamboat. Hahaha... Anyway, the noodles look like a big serving. Happy New Year to you too!

  4. ooh yes, I've been here. I really like the dishes they have. Trouble is, the parking there is terrible. Seems like all the good food places have the worst parking conditions. :D

  5. I think the gravy for the stout chicken wings not really enough to mopped with mantou :P

    Happy New Year to you & family~

  6. oooo, maybe i'll bring my family here when they visit kl during the chinese new year season. need somewhere comfy for my grandparents, but also reasonably priced, since they don't like overly expensive restaurants. food does look good here :D

  7. Hmm,all dishes look so yummy. Happy New Year 2012 to you.

  8. How exciting to have found a great blog of someone who lives in Kuala Lumpur, one of my favorite cities! After been away too long, we are soon going back for 2 weeks vacation and it will be the first time for us in Kuala Lumpur with our daughter 13 months. Happy New Year! Cheers! towe.


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