While Klang is famous for Bak Kut Teh, the district actually offers quite a lot more than just this iconic pork dish.
If you’re in the area looking for a sumptuous dinner, there are actually quite a number of good “Tai Chau” restaurants to choose from.
Located a stone’s throw from the popular Bak Kut Teh places in Taman Intan, Restoran Gold Leaf Village is a standout for its good food.
While the address of this Chinese restaurant says Pusat Bandar Berkeley, it is not to be confused with Taman Berkeley.
The area where Gold Leaf Village is located is actually on the other side of the Federal Highway, an area a lot less busy and consequently, free of the parking hassle that plagues Taman Berkeley itself.
As for the restaurant, it is of a fairly basic set-up with plastic tables and chairs, complete with classic red tablecloths. Thankfully, the dining area is air conditioned, so the comfort level is covered.
The menu at Gold Leaf Village is fairly descriptive and comes with a simple photo of each dish, which is super helpful as some Chinese dishes can have rather unique names.
For example, Kang Kung Belacan can also be written as 马来风光, which literally means “Malay scenery” if you were to put it in Google translate.
The claypot mixed-vegetables with tofu is a comforting dish that’s best for rainy days, and one that offers a good mix of fibre and plant-based nutrition.
The salted-egg pumpkin is super rich and will certainly satisfy all cravings while the stir-fried tapioca leaves is more simple in contrast to give a bit of balance to the meal.
For those who love pork, the deep-fried pork belly will satisfy immensely. It is also a great with beer, which is also sold at this restaurant.
The Tai Chau in Klang often take pride in their seafood dishes in one form or another.
If you’re in the mood for some fresh fish, the steamed Garupa with ginger is rather good, although it was somewhat slightly over-steamed this particular time. The ginger paste used was delicious and spicy.
Lastly, was the Lala in Superior Soup. The clams were fresh and the spicy, herbal superior soup lived up to the true meaning of comfort food.
The food in this restaurant is outstanding to say the least, and is probably the reason why it’s almost always packed, especially over the weekends.
The restaurant also serves delicious chicken, mantis prawn, squid, and fried fish dishes.
Restoran Gold Leaf Village
45, Jalan Satu, Pusat Bandar Berkeley,
41300 Klang, Selangor
GPS: 3.054339, 101.465170
Tel: 03-3342 2239
This article first appeared in kyspeaks.com