Saturday, 1 March 2014

Restoran Ga Onn @ Tanjung Malim, Perak

This is an entry about one of the famous Chinese Restaurants in Tanjung Malim, Perak that is usually patronised by the locals. Though there are other famous restaurants here, those are usually places that are visited by tourists and people from Kuala Lumpur who drive down for a quick and cheap meal, by KL standards. For us locals, we feel those restaurants are expensive and we are able to get equally good food here at local rates.

Restoran Ga Onn in Tanjung Malim

Interior of the restaurant

Us waiting for our meal

Waiting for our meal

Chinese Tea @ RM 0.50

Coca Cola @ RM 2.20

White Rice (Large) @ RM 1.20
The restaurant is simple in its layout and design. Being located in Taman Anggerik Desa which is right opposite the Hindu Temple in Tanjung Malim, has given them a great advantage in terms of parking space and accessibility. This is also the famous junction for vehicles coming from all directions that they would have to end up waiting at these traffic lights and this in turn gives clear visibility of the restaurant. Ordering is also fairly straightforward. There are no menu's whatsoever and you would just mention the dishes that you would like and they would prepare them accordingly. One thing that I like most about this restaurant is the honesty of the owners. When you order too many dishes, they would say that it is a little too much and usually even with a number of dishes, you do not have to mention big or small as he would always adjust the portions accordingly. That kind of sincerity is something that is still there in small towns like this. 

Sin Kong Tofu @ RM 15.00

Sin Kong Tofu @ RM 15.00
The Sin Kong Tofu was done excellently. No complaints on this dish. They definitely must maintain this recipe as it would definitely score high among the customers. I would rate this at 9/10 .

Mantis Prawns with Salted Eggs @ RM 18.00

Mantis Prawns with Salted Eggs @ RM 18.00
This is one of my brother's favourite dish and he just loves the preparation here. Sometimes, he even goes to the extent of ordering another helping of the same. The Mantis Prawns are fried to a perfect crispness and is coated with salted eggs. Definitely a very good dish. I would rate this dish at 9.3/10 .

Kangkung Belacan @ RM 10.00

Kangkung Belacan @ RM 10.00
This is one of our favourite dishes here. The Kangkung is cleaned very well and you do not get traces of sediments. In some restaurants, the greens are not properly cleaned and you do get some sand like thing in the dish and this is specially prominent to Kangkungs. Here however, it is thoroughly cleaned. The preparation too comes with a good amount of Belacan that gives a very aromatic taste to the dish. Definitely a good preparation and I would rate this dish at 8.9/10 .

Steamed Fish with Chili Paste @ RM 25.00

Steamed Fish with Chili Paste @ RM 25.00

Steamed Fish with Chili Paste @ RM 25.00
This steamed fish was a good choice. The last time here, we tried it steamed with ginger and this time decided to try with the Chili paste. The dish was well prepared and much better to the one we tried the last time. The fish was fresh and again it was cleaned well, thus eliminating any smell that is common in fresh water fish. I would rate this dish at 8.5/10 .

Lunch in progress
We dine at this restaurant at least once a week and the food has always been consistent. This is one of those places where you could say that the food is great, the price is cheap and the service is just excellent. What more would one want from a restaurant. Definitely a great place to drop by for a good meal.

Address: 10, Jalan Cahaya, Taman Anggerik Desa,
                35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 1130 - 1500 and 1800 - 2300

Telephone: +605 458 2323

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