Thursday, February 23, 2012

Petaling Street, Glen Waverley by Bureaucrat

For a quick lunch one weekend, Beaker, Bubba Chuck and I went to Petaling Street in Glen Waverley. Beaker had dined there just the other night. Her view is that the Glen Waverley PS is better than the one in the city. I wasn't even aware that there was one in the city.

I had only been to the one in Glen Waverley once before. At that time, I was meeting up with Ms W for a late night-ish catch up. I got a serve of roti and Ms W got a bowl of plain congee - it wasn't enough to make a judgement of the place.

For Bubba Chuck, she got an entree of vegetable spring rolls. We forgot to take a photo of it. It was three mid-sized rolls. It was piping hot, but marred by the fact that it was fried for a bit longer than I would have preferred (the pastry was not a lovely golden colour, rather it was a darker colour).

Beaker went for the dried shrimp and minced pork stir fried mung bean noodles. It was rather a large serve, which we couldn't finish. I thought it was alright. Not great but good. It had a nice savoury taste from the dried shrimp and minced pork. Also, it got points for not being greasy.

I got the combination hor fun. As with the mung bean noodles, the hor fun was good but not great. A reasonable mix of seafood, but unfortunately it was laced with msg. It came as no surprise that Bubba Chuck declared that she wanted two of my three prawns and some of the squid, which she helped herself without asking first. My benchmark for any combination hor fun is the one they serve at Danny's Kopitiam, which I blogged about back in October 2011. Danny's hor fun is pricier but it doesn't have msg, great wok hei, good mix of seafood and the sauce is absolutely spot on.

Food - 6.5
Ambience - 6.5
Service - 6.5
Price - 7

I know we only have tried a few dishes, but I get the feeling that the overall quality at PS is average.

I did check out some of the dishes at the other tables. I think PS has a deep fried whole fish as its speciality. A few tables had ordered it, and the fish came with what appeared to be a spicy-ish sauce - the fish looked good. If someone asked me to go there to try it, I would, but otherwise I wouldn't necessarily go back to PS.

Petaling Street
111 Kingsway
Glen Waverley 3150
Telephone: 9561 1388

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ming said...

I'm actually rather fond of petaling street in glen waverley; every since bob's kitchen closed that's been our go-to restaurant. It's not amazing (and once my food was luke-warm), but I think the punchy flavours and big portions make up for it.

Bureaucrat said...

hey ming, bob's kitchen still there - it's now called RaRamen.

my go-to place is danny's kopitiam - i think the food's better, and i don't have drive around to find a parking space! And if Ha Long Bay (in Richmond) was closer to me, that'd be my number 1 place for a quick, cheap and great meal.

Ms Counting Her Calories said...

Give Straits Cafe a try for hor fun. I didn't use to like it as I found it plain tasting (compared to other Malaysian food), but all that changed when I tried the hor fun at Straits Cafe. BTW, I wasn't the one who ordered it.

Bureaucrat said...

Hey Ms ChC, which suburb is Straits Cafe located?

Ms Counting her Calories said...

I thought you might have heard of the place. It's just down the Doncaster :) Near Westfield. If you're going there shopping one day, consider popping over to Straits Cafe. Also, their Assam Laksa is one of the best in Melbourne.

ming said...

I did recently go to RaRamen, but I think it's just not the same as it was when it was Bob's Kitchen. So now I get my dumpling fill at Auntie's Dumplings. The only downside is the fact that it's all the way in Carnegie :(

Anonymous said...

If you like Aunties, Pings at Clayton is worth a try too.


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