As a rule of thumb, if a restaurant has been in one location for ages and has done very little in terms of sprucing up the place, chances are the food is pretty decent.
In that sense, Tanjung Bunga Penang Nyonya Cuisine in Petaling Jaya’s SS2 area is one such place.
While the interior is nothing to shout about, the restaurant is clean and with an air conditioning system that sort of works.
Tanjung Bungah restaurant offers pretty much all the essential Penang Nyonya dishes people have come to know and love.
Serving time, even for a group of five, was actually pretty fast, with the first dish arriving some 10 minutes after ordering.
The Curry Fish Head with Garupa was rich, spicy, and cooked in true Nyonya style. It came with plenty of vegetables and a sprinkling of mint leaves as well.
The Fried Asam Prawns retained the sweetness of the Tiger Prawns while the right amount of dark soya sauce and asam infused the gravy just right making it truly mouthwatering.
The Perut Ikan, or Pickled Swim Bladder Curry, could have been slightly richer and creamier, but was a passable dish nonetheless.
Then there was the Paku Pakis, known in English as wild fern shoots, a vegetable dish to fill anyone’s vitamin C quota.
This vegetable has a unique texture, and the preparation here was more “lemak” than spicy, which suited everyone at the table just fine as there was already a curry dish.
The favourite however turned out to be the Inchi Cabin, or Nyonya fried chicken.
The unique blend of spices and sauces used to marinate this version of fried chicken was spot on, leaving everyone wishing there was more.
A second visit is now definitely a must.Tanjung Bungah Nyonya Cuisine
117, Jalan SS 2/6, Ss 2,
47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.116029, 101.616522
Tel: 03-7877 4531
Operating Hours: Lunch and dinner; closed on Thursdays.
Trying to influence your cravings since 2005, Kar Yeong was Guest Judge on Versus 1001 Rasa Baba’s 2018, R.AGE Food Fight Judge 2015 and NTV7 Foodie Blogger 2014. To read more about Kar Yeong’s food journeys, visit his blog at www.KYSpeaks.com