At long last….back to the subject of food in Malaysia..
We heard that Chen Fatt had been around for ages ( some said even back in 1940s, wow…) and very popular amongst the folks back then – and even now lah , so, we decide to drop in for lunch and see what this Hakka restaurant is all about. Firstly, parking in Seri Kembangan is atrocious – regardless of the hours. We had to park at an alley somewhere and walked under the hot hot ( did I say hot ?) sun before stepping into a non descriptive looking coffee shop kinda environment…
We asked the waitress for the house specialty and she suggested the house specialty tofu, ok, we’ll try that, and for vege, we ordered French beans with dried prawns and pineapple ribs.
Pineapple ribs (RM13) – the deep fried ribs were covered with delicious thick gravy which was sweetish and with some slight spicy undertones. The ribs weren’t fat nor lean , just nice to have the tender texture . Good !!
French beans with dried prawns ( RM13), French beans with bits of dried prawns and garlic – stir fried just right to be cooked and yet have still have that fresh crunchy sweetness . Good
House specialty Tofu (RM13) – when the dish arrived we stared at each other ..hmm..weird kinda way for preparing tofu but anyway..we took a deep breath and scooped generous portions of this soupy thingy into the smaller bowls and was very very impressed. This was like sharkfin soup ( minus the guilt) , with that familiar taste of crabmeat sweetness plus a whiff of Chinese wine. The tofu was ground into a broth and in the ‘soup’ were also bits of crab meat, prawns and mushroom. After the meal, we had a chit chat with the owner and told her we enjoyed the tofu very much and she mentioned that the regulars told her that, they prefer this tofu dish to the sharkfin soup served at 5 star restaurant !!
There are also seats upstairs ( airconditioned) , I guess this will be where the grander dinners will take place.
Hours : 11am-2:30 pm, 5 : 30- 10: 30pm ( off on alternate Thursday)
Restaurant Chan Fatt
No 1487-B Jalan Besar
Tel : 89486673
( Chen Fatt is at the main road of Seri Kembangan –the same row as CIMB , probably less than 10 doors away . It will be in between CIMB and Serdang market)