Sunday, 11 May 2014

Restoran Ga Onn @ Tanjung Malim, Perak

Once again, here we are at our favourite Chinese restaurant in Tanjung Malim for our weekly family lunch. It seems that I have blogged almost five times about this place in the past. Though there may be similar dishes that we have ordered in the past, there are also some new dishes that we try out each time and hence I felt that it should introduced as an ongoing effort in my blogs.

Restaurant Ga Onn in Tanjung Malim

Interior of the Restaurant

Interior of the restaurant
Today, there weren't much of a crowd as we arrived quite late for lunch.They are usually busiest for dinner and for lunch, 12 to 2 is the peak period. When we arrived, it was close to 2 pm and most have had their lunch and left.

Coca Cola @ RM 2.20

Chinese Tea @ RM 0.50

Done with Ordering

Waiting For The Dishes to Arrive
There isn't really a printed menu here to use as a reference when ordering. Since we are so used to this place, we are quite familiar with most of their dishes and whenever a new dish is introduced, the boss would always make his recommendations and since we know each other so well, we would always try them out.

White Rice (Big) @ RM 1.50
Here, white rice is priced at RM 1.50 for the large plate and RM 1.00 for the small plate. As I was just looking through my old blogs earlier, I just realised that the price of white rice has gone up from last year. In early 2013, white rice (Big) was priced at RM 1.20 .

Kangkung Belacan @ RM 8.00

Kangkung Belacan @ RM 8.00
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 Tofu with Dried Shrimps @ RM 8.00

Steamed Tofu with Dried Shrimps @ RM 8.00
This was a new dish that we tried out this afternoon. The preparation was really simple. Tofu was steamed with soy sauce and topped with dried shrimps but the taste was really good. The flat taste of the Tofu and the salty taste of the shrimps went really together really well. I would rate this dish at 8.5/10 .

Mantis Prawns with Dried Chili @ RM 15.00

Mantis Prawns with Dried Chili @ RM 15.00
Usually we would go for the Mantis Prawns with Salted Eggs but today, we wanted to try a different preparation and decided to go for this. Slightly spicy and sweet, this was a good preparation but the one with salted eggs is better at this restaurant. Nevertheless, this was still a good dish. The only setback was that the mantis prawns were a little soaked and soft as it had been topped with the spicy sauce.I would rate this at 8.2/10 .

Sweet & Sour Fish @ RM 24.00

Sweet & Sour Fish @ RM 24.00

Sweet & Sour Fish @ RM 24.00
This was really a fantastic preparation. The fish was coated with a super crispy batter and the sauce was wonderfully prepared. Definitely a heavenly preparation. Absolutely nothing to comment on this dish. I would rate this at 9.9/10 .

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


  1. The fish looks lovely. I want to say a big thank you for all your hard work and reviews! I love your style of writing.I bumped into this blog by chance & I'm so happy that I did. Now, reading it post by post, back to back, can't stop!

    1. Thank you in return. I am in ecstasy to read of such comments...Sincerely...this started as a hobby and I am glad that it has gone the extra mile. There are many bloggers in this country, mostly focusing on Chinese and high end places. Me in return am the only one who's doing my best to bring out the Indian food scene in Malaysia and I believe that I am doing some kind of justice. More support from your family and friends would definitely be encouraging! Let's bring out the best in Indian cuisine in Malaysia.........