Fish balls and Yong Tau Foo @ Ah Koong Eating House, Taipan USJ, Subang Jaya

>> Apr 2, 2010

Ah Koong Eating House has been around in the back part of Taipan since Taipan first opened up. It used to be 2 shops, but I guess since business took a downfall, 1 shop lot space would suffice.

Ah Koong Eating House

Normally, you stop to choose what you fancy at the entrance, whether it is Yong Tau Foo, the various types of sea fish, thai fish cake etc. Then, you choose your noodle type and whether you want it dry or in a bowl of soup.

Crispy Fish Cake with Thai Chili Sauce

It used to be good, now its just edible. A fish cake is RM3.80.

Yong Tau Fu

Priced at RM1.20 per piece, the YTF is relatively expensive compared to other places. It was not bad.

Estuary Grouper Soup

Estuary Grouper, better known as Long Dan, Kerapu Naga, Giant Group or Goliath Grouper was cooked in clear soup and served with lots of coriander. I didn't know the dish was going to be RM18 or I wouldn't have called it. The soup wasn't too overpowering, had a mild and pleasant taste. But, I found it a waste of money. After all, Long Dan are sought after for their skin. The meat taste quite similar to ordinary Group (or as what locals call it Samy Vellu) which is much cheaper.

Fish Ball Noodle Soup

The fish ball was bouncy and had a nice bite to it (I'm not sure what made it bouncy, but I prefer not to think that boric acid was used in making it). The noodles (kuey teow, yellow noodles, mee hoon, low shu fun) were ordinary. A bowl goes for RM5.

Kon Loh Noodles with Fish Ball Soup

Priced at RM5, this noodles is pretty similar to the above one. Its just that I rather have my noodles tossed in dark soy sauce, light soy sauce and some lard fritters. Okay, I'm not a big fan of lard fritters, but I guess it does add that nice oomph flavour to the noodles. The noodles were quite ordinary. The fish ball soup had a nice clean taste to it.

All in all, Ah Koong is a place I like to come back to when I don't feel like trying anything new around Taipan. It is one of those better eating places for lunch around USJ (although I think some MSG was used in its cooking).

Note: I am very very busy nowadays, hence my post are getting a bit shorter. Sorry about that but I need all the time I can get at the moment.

Restaurant Rating: 6.5/10
Pricing: About RM10 per person.

*Ratings are based on ambience, service, value and food quality for the price you're paying. Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience

Map to Restoran Ah Koong Eating House

Ground Floor,
47 Jalan USJ 9/5P,
Subang Business Centre,
47620 UEP Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Telephone number: 03 8024 1554

Opening hours:
9am-9pm daily


jfook April 5, 2010 at 8:26 AM  

I'm hungry already. I love the yong tao hu!

J2Kfm April 5, 2010 at 8:32 AM  

I do feel that it's a little over-priced, when even Puchong YTF is priced at RM1.10 each, and so much bigger pieces.

Anonymous,  April 5, 2010 at 4:20 PM  


Tummy Rumble April 5, 2010 at 5:03 PM  

@jfook: Puchong Yong Tau Foo is way better... hahaha :)

Tummy Rumble April 5, 2010 at 5:04 PM  

@J2Kfm: yea man.. I prefer the YTL at Puchong YTL.. no comparison :)

Tummy Rumble April 5, 2010 at 5:04 PM  

@anonymous: thx for dropping by

msihua April 10, 2010 at 10:10 AM  

Where on earth is this? OhHhHh.. I know.. it's the Taipan II near the mosque right??

I remember it used to be so crowded and packed, and I never went there!

Tummy Rumble April 11, 2010 at 2:57 AM  

@msihua: not sure about Taipan 2. Lots of places are calling themselves taipan 2. But yea, its opposite the main taipan area.. used to be quite packed.. nowadays business isn't fluorishing as well as 5 years ago. But all in all, still an ok place to eat

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