>> Aug 21, 2010
Paramount Garden, a couple of stone throws from SS2 is the Roast Duck Heaven of Petaling Jaya. Almost everyone knows that Sunrise and Loong Foong serves one of the best Roast Duck in the state. What people don't know is that Loong Foong serves other good dishes for dining in as well.
Finding a parking is no biggie but finding a parking right in front of the restaurant proved to be quite a formidable task. As I always say, a brisk walk before dinner is always a good thing (no scientific study done on it but I don't mind walking before dinner). The place was packed tighter than a can of sardines. We were seated after a brief wait.
We started off with their 1/4 of a roast duck (which I just had the day before).
The Roast Duck was golden brown and had a super crispy skin and a thick layer of fat (which I am not too fond off). The meat was succulent as well. The accompanying chilli and duck sauces were superb as well. Usually I take away a whole duck but the duck somehow tasted nicer when dining in. A whole duck goes for RM48.
We had to have some vegetables for the sake of a complete meal. Somehow, vegetables fried in a restaurant ALWAYS taste much better than they do at home. This is probably due to their super high heat stove giving it that nice 'wok hei'.
This dish consisted of all the goodies found in Chinese Cooking. It was ladled up to the bring with scallops, sea cucumber, clams and fish bladder. The pumpkin was probably for the sake of presentation. I really enjoyed this dish.
This prawns sure looked better than they tasted. I was a little disappointed with it. It came saturated with lots of jarred mayonnaise that certainly masked the natural taste of the prawns.
The Sultan Fish (Ikan Sultan / Jelawat in Malay) was steamed to perfection. The fish was extremely fresh (which is a MUST when it comes to fresh water fish). This dish certainly was the winner of the night. The fish was priced at RM20 per 100 grams.
Note: The name of this fish originated from way back in the past where the wild Ikan Sultan was very rare and was only served to the Sultan. However, nowadays with commercial culturing of the fish, this fish is no longer that rare.
After having so much good food, this fish head noodles no longer stood out. It tasted reasonable.
All in all, I was pretty much happy with dinner. The total bill came up to RM337 (including nuts, drinks and rice). This restaurant certainly deserves a revisit.
*Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience
Pricing: About RM50 per person
Map to Loong Foong Restaurant
1, Jalan 20/13,
46300 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Telephone number: 03 7876 9045 / 012 202 9045
4.30pm-9pm. (closed alternate Sundays)