Nyonya Restaurant @ PJ SS2

It was quite sometime ago when I last visited this restaurant which specializes in authentic Nyonya cuisines that has been around since 1974.  I used to come here with my ex-colleagues when I was working in PJ after getting our pay checks, savoring the good food and complaining about how tough it was at work. Fast forward today, I’ve totally forgotten about its existence until Cat ravished about this place she’d recently discover.

Currently run by the fourth owner, Nyonya Restaurant indeed withstood the test of time with the rapid changes of the surroundings and maintaining its mark as the longest-serving restaurant in the area. 

The restaurant was given a facelift back in 2007 with more comfy furniture, lighting and flooring introduced. 

Kueh Sri Muka, Kueh Talam, Onde Onde & Ang Koo Kueh @ RM 6.20 ~ One can choose from an assortment of traditional nyonya kueh arrayed at the counter. Since I don’t enjoy kueh, wifey commended only the onde onde which she found tasty.

Jasmine Tea @ RM 10.00 (5 pax) ~ Need this to wash down the oily stuffs from the flavorful dishes! 

Sambal belacan ~ The Nyonyas never fall short in producing this great condiment. Absolutely fabulous and the 1st plate is free when you order the menkuang char otherwise each plate will cost RM 2.50.

Mengkuang Char (Ju Hu Char) @ 24.00 ~ An all time favorite in the Nyonya’s food staple. Crunchy sliced sweet turnips dished with gook wok hei which I rarely encounter. Did I bite into any toasted cuttlefish? I hardly felt any. Tasted good but a little pricey. 

Nyonya Curry Chicken @ 22.50 ~ Looked ordinary but tasted pretty good. The gravy is so fine and aromatic. Chicken meat is succulent and flavorful. 

Nyonya Curry Kapitan @ RM 22.50 ~ This was rather oily but tasted really good. Worth considering if you don’t mind the sinful layer of oil.  

Acar @ RM 7.00 ~ The ingredients of this plate of appetizer is so crunchy and the first bite was nothing less than good! Some extra crushed peanuts would’ve perfect it. 

Beef Rendang @ RM 16.50 ~ Doesn’t look very appetizing but I certainly enjoyed this dish the most throughout. The chunks of beef were tender and the even though the gravy is filled with a layer of oil, it did not stop me from having spoonfuls of them on my rice! Awesome! 

Sambal petai prawn @ RM 24.50 ~ Prawns were decently sized, crunchy but somehow there was a taste of alkaline in it. Not too spicy and the crunchy petais were good, only for those who can stand the peculiar smell. 

Steamed bean curd @ RM 15.00 ~First of all, it’s the wrong sort of bean curd they sent and secondly, it tasted bland even with the fried onions as toppings. Gravy is like slurping down spoonful of oyster sauce directly from the bottle. This wasn’t in the menu and definitely not something they’re good at. We only ordered for the sake of the kids! Definitely a mistake. 

Egg Fu Yong @ RM 16.00 ~ This wasn’t in the menu either, luckily this Nyonya style egg Fu Yong was flavorful and filled with good wok hei. Runny gravy which is unusual for this dish but certainly in a good way. 

Udang fried Assam Koh @ RM 38.00 ~ Over fried  resulting in meat sticking to the shells. Hardly taste the assam koh and definitely way overpriced for the size and number of prawns served! 

The overall dining experience was pleasant and cost us RM 221.10 inclusive of  10% svc charge (RM 20.10) and RM 19.50 for 13 plain white rice which translated to RM 1.50 per bowl and RM 5.00 for 2 additional plate of sambal belacan. I thought the rice was rather costly for its size and same goes to the sambal belacan. Food was commendable except for the bean curd and the assam koh prawn. MSG level was slightly on the higher side, just like the overall pricing. On another note,  they are quite generous to offer affordable set lunch/dinner @ only RM 12.50+ that consists of 1 rice dish (beef/chicken), acar, soup and desert which I think is quite a steal. Call them to find out more! 

  • Nyonya Restaurant
  • Address: 52, Jalan SS2 / 24, 
  • 47300 Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +603-7875 970
  • Business Hours – 1130-1500/1800-2130 (Mon-Fri)
  •                                1130-1500/1800-2200 (Sat & Sun)
  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • email: enquiries@authentic-nyonya.com
  • GPS Coordinates
  • N03°06.870  E101°37.274
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Nyonya Restaurant
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8 Responses to Nyonya Restaurant @ PJ SS2

  1. Mark says:

    NIce review and pics Sumptuous! Must come and check it out! Simply love your blog!

  2. Giselle says:

    The assam koh prawns are ridiculous! You’re buggered! Glad you enjoyed the rest. Must remember to omit the akp when I visit tonite! Thx for sharing and the lovely pics!

  3. JoinMe says:

    Hi Sumptuous®
    Kindly be informed that this post has been reprinted on JoinMe.com.my, thanks. ^^
    P/S: We have put your name and link credit back to this article.

  4. kelly says:

    thanks for sharing!!

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