Taiping Lang, Puchong

We were looking for something different in Puchong when we spotted Taiping Lang with it’s prominent Axian (Taste with Jason) cutout board displayed outside. Encouraged by that we decided to step in the swing doors and realised that it was also featured on 8TV’s Ho Chak. Hmm, promising indeed.

The decor of the place plays heavily on the nolstagic feeling as lots of antique everyday products are used as decorative items on the walls. And some of the legs of the tables are actually old sewing machine discards! Ah, what a walk down memory lane indeed.

Ordering here is a bit of a puzzle as they have three set menus which are further separated into 4 sets, and rotated between dates! I suppose they wanted to maintain variety yet some kind of consistency. Or maybe it’s something to do with the availability of fresh ingredients. Anyhow, what we did was just pick the sets that appealed most to us. The prices went for RM28 for 2 pax, RM38 for 3 pax and RM48 for 4 pax. We were recommended to choose 2 sets for 2 to share so that we can try more dishes, which also meant RM8 more than sticking to just a choice of 1 set.

SET A: Chai-Por Nooi (菜pu煎蛋), Ba Kian (肉卷) and Achat Hu (青椒姜小鱼).

The Chai-Por Nooi is preserved radish omelette and is quite an everyday dish in most chinese households. It was one of my favourites to eat with plain porridge. Even though it tasted very homecooked, I thought it needed more preserved radish.

The Ba Kian, or meat rolls were delish. They were identical in taste to Penang’s lorbak and featured marinated minced meat.

As for the Achat Hu, fried fish pickled with ginger and turmeric, I found the gravy too sour for my liking. But as the fish was deep fried, the flesh inside had only a sour tinge, which made it palatable.

SET D: Bangkuang Cha (鱿鱼沙葛), Sambal Hae (辣酱虾)and Bee Ba Special (美姨炖肉).

The Bangkuang Cha, or stir-fried jicama shavings with cuttlefish shreds. There were other ingredients such as chicken shreds, diced prawns, julienned carrots and sliced mushrooms which added to the flavour. It was served with fresh lettuce leaves and was easily my favourite dish here.

The Sambal Hae , or prawns were drenched in the chilli sambal, along with some petai. Bit watery, so didn’t score much with me.

I quite like the Bee Ba Special, which was braised in soy sauce. It had quite a good ratio of fats and lean meat, so tasted very tender. But the gravy was a tad oily imo.

Soup of the Day and our drinks, the Leng Kak Chee Leong Fun (明角子凉粉), which is essentially Cincau drink with soaked basil seeds (biji selasih). The drink is quite an ingenious idea, and a hit with me as I love both cincau and the basil seeds.

Overall, the Peranakan food offered here has quite a homecooked feel to it. But I do think that most dishes are too oily in comparison to what I’m used to. Prices are a little on the high side for the portion size. However, they do give free rice refills, so perhaps that’s value for money for some.

Restoran Taiping Lang 太平人之美飨 (www)
No.19-01, Jalan Kenari 18B,
Bandar Puchong Jaya,
47100 Puchong,
Tel: 8076 2686

Opening Hours : 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm -10pm
Closed on Mondays.

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  1. J2Kfm said

    oh, Peranakan cuisine. something different. and not too pricey as well.
    I like biji selasih as well, and Yeo’s Soya Bean with Rose syrup and Selasih can drinks (that’s a mouthful …) is one of my fav can drink.

    epicuriousgirl says: hehe, i used to try those too. but these days i buy my own biji selasih (try the konnyaku jelly aisle) and make my own drinks. then can have as much as i want. lol

  2. ck lam said

    Found your yummy foodblog while browsing through Peranakan cuisine. I do patronizing this type of outlets in Penang but have never come across the name, Bee Ba Special. The meat looks appetizing.

    epicuriousgirl says: It tasted good! Thanks for dropping by 🙂

  3. the Bee Ba looks like minced meat being rolled into a lump and fried before sauce is added…the dishes look like typical home-cooked food…..

    wow.. thinking of home cooked food now… yummiee…

    epicuriousgirl says: homecooked food is always the best, hor? the bee ba wasn’t minced though, was actual chunks of pork.

  4. mimi said

    I like Chai Poh omelette & the meat roll~~

    epicuriousgirl says: got very homecooked feel hor?

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