Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Good Place Restaurant @ Damansara Damai, Petaling Jaya

Most bloggers out there would be blogging about places that are famous and of certain standards but I am slightly different in the sense that I blog about all those places plus a few other localities where I have a certain soft spot for some reason. Few of those localities are Tanjung Malim...my hometown, Kota Damansara, Damansara Perdana and Damansara Damai. Within these localities, I try to give as much coverage as possible as there are some little known eateries here that offer great food and also it forms as a local guide to eating in these areas.  That being said, today I shall be blogging about a restaurant called Good Place Restaurant that has started operations in Damansara Damai sometime in November 2010.

Good Place Restaurant in Damansara Damai

Interior of the restaurant
This restaurant is located in Seasons Square Retail which is a relatively new building that has a number of commercial outlets on the ground floor and this restaurant is located directly opposite the Shell station. It is a rather small restaurant with tables being arranged both inside and outside the restaurant. At any one time, it cannot hold more than 15 customers but I guess for this locality, it should be more than sufficient. They usually start their business at around 7 am where they offer Curry Mee and Chee Cheong Fun and as it comes to lunch time, they offer a limited amount of Chinese mixed rice offerings. You could see some of those dishes lined up in the above photograph on the left side of the restaurant close to the wall. However, their biggest business happens in the evening after 5 pm when they start selling Bak Kut Teh. This goes on till about 11 pm. I have tried their Chinese Mixed Rice in the past and it was quite good although I must confess that they have a limitation in variety but have the advantage of home cooked style. Having tried that in the past, I am here today to try their Bak Kut Teh. 

Chinese Tea @ RM 0.30

White Rice
Due to the hot weather, I preferred to have a glass of cold Chinese Tea and it came at a price of RM 0.30 . They only serve White Rice here and you do not get those specialty rice varieties that you may get at other large Bak Kut Teh restaurants. 

Bak Kut Teh @ RM 10.50

Lean Meat Cuts as requested
For a single person, their Claypot Bak Kut Teh is priced at RM 10.50 which is quite reasonable. Each of these claypots comes with a lavish amount of meat, Shitake Mushrooms and Tofu. If you prefer the big bone, you could request for that too and the meat cuts here is served according to your preference. The broth is on the medium dark side but is light in flavours. I enjoyed the meat cuts as they were served according to my preference but I found their broth to be a little light for me. For me, the broth is the most important part in a Bak Kut Teh dish and if that is not to your liking, then it can spoil the overall taste of the dish. As such, I would only rate this dish at 5/10 .

Yau Mak Choy @ RM 4.00
The above Yau Mak Choy was made purely with Oyster Sauce and it did not have the usual Onion Oil at the base. That gave it an overly Oyster Sauce taste and the sauce was not able to stick on to the vegetable very well. As a result of that, the vegetable on the upper layers of the dish tasted great but as you went down, they started lacking taste and had more of a watery taste from the vegetable. The vegetable itself was very fresh but just that the method of preparation was different which was not the usual way that I would have this dish. I would rate this dish at 6.5/10 .

Although they seem to be more popular with their Bak Kut Teh in the evenings, to me I feel that it is just not comparable to those big boys out there but it is good enough for a neighbourhood coffee shop. Nevertheless, their Chinese Mixed Rice served during lunch hours is rather good. It's just that I had expected more from their Bak Kut Teh seeing the crowd there in the evenings but ended up being slightly disappointed. I guess my anticipation and expectations were a little too high for these guys. Nevertheless, if you wanted a quick Bak Kut Teh fix and was not in the mood to drive out far, then this could be a good alternative. 

Address: G-165, Season Square Retail, Jalan PJU 10/3, Damansara Damai,
                47830 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 0700 - 2300 Daily

Website: http://lstylep.com/gpr/

Telephone: David Lim +6012 936 1173 


  1. A very interesting neighbourhood restaurant. Sad they were not able to provide BKT up to your expectations.

    1. JK...yeah the best one's are still the one we used to go to in Kg. Subang....can't beat that....