Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Throwback - O&S Coffee Shop, Sea Park, Petaling Jaya

I was browsing through my photographs and found these photos. The photos were taken at O&S Coffee Shop, a food court that is quite famous in Petaling Jaya. The difference of this coffee shop compared with other a dime a dozen coffee shops is that all the stalls here are manned by locals instead of foreign workers. Choices are quite aplenty here. They have stalls selling, Char Kaoy Teow, Assam Laksa (some claim the best in Petaling Jaya), Fish Head/Seafood Noodles, Sam Kan Zhuong Pork Noodles, Nasi Lemak, Wan Ton Noodles etc.

The following are some of the highlights of this coffee shop:

Yong Tau Foo
O&S is a must visit for me whenever I am back in KL and the Yong Tau Foo here is a must have for me whenever I am here. For the uninitiated,Yong Tau Foo literally translated means stuffed bean curd. However, now the term is loosely used to described any kind of food (Okra, lady finger, etc) stuffed with fish paste.  At RM1.20 per piece, it is not cheap in any sense of the word. However, you get what you pay for. Made from pure parang fish paste, there is no hint of any additive in it. Hence, the texture is not like those super springy fake fishball. If I may, there is even a hint of fishiness in it (in a good way).

Chee Cheong Fun
A good companion for the yong tau foo would be the chee cheong fun. Chee Cheong Fun are made of steamed sheets of rice noodles. There are 2 options available here. One is with curry chicken and the other is Penang style which is flavoured with prawn paste sauce, sweet sauce and chili sauce, sprinkled with some sesame seed and cooking oil. (Hint : ask for the sauce to be served on the side to adjust to own taste).

Char Kaoy Teow
The Char Koay Teow (stir fried flat rice noodles) here is one of the best in Klang Valley. It is not too oily and it is not too salty. From the photo you can tell that the cook did not over kill on the soy sauce which is a good thing. Crunchy bean sprouts cooked to perfection is an added bonus. If you are in the an adventurous mood, order yours fried with duck eggs instead of regular chicken eggs.

The above is by no means an exhaustive list of the good food available here. One can only order so much for breakfast. I will introduce other dishes when I revisit this place again.

39, Jalan 20/14, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.