Friday, 17 July 2015

Restoran Ah Zai @ Hulu Bernam, Selangor

This is the latest restaurant to open in Tanjung Malim and they are located in Taman Golden Wood, which is on the Selangor side of town. Having started just about 3 weeks ago, the place has built a reputation for itself for serving some excellent Laksa and Curry Mee. Some of my friends had given this place a try and they had loved the food and highly recommended me to give this place a try. For those who are familiar with Ulu Bernam, this restaurant is located beside Restoran Hari Hari.

Restoran Ah Zai in Tanjung Malim

Outdoor Seating

Literally Crowded Every Night

Indoor Seating Area

Crowded Too

Drinks Preparation Area
Being new, they had spent some good deal of money renovating the restaurant. The place looked clean and nice, loved their tile selection too. Somehow, most people prefer sitting outdoors as it is much cooler. Do note that these guys are open only in the evenings and business goes on till around midnight.

Chinese Tea @ RM 0.50

Selecting Our Choice Of Add Ons
After having ordered the drinks, we then walked over to the counter to see what was available. They had Laksa, Curry Noodles, Soup Noodles, Hor Fun and Sotong Kankung. We then selected an assortment of dishes, simply to taste as much as we could. The add on's were available too like Fish Balls, Tofu, Wanton's etc. and you could add those into your noodles or have them separately in Curry or clear Soup. Once the ordering was done, we then returned to our table.

Laksa @ RM 5.00

Laksa @ RM 5.00

Laksa @ RM 5.00

Comes With A Slice Of Fish

Light Bodied Broth

As recommended, their Laksa was simply excellent. Not the usual one where you have the fish mashed up and added to the broth. Here, they had prepared a clear, light bodied broth and placed a slice of fish at the top. This was simply amazing! Honestly, this IS the best Chinese style Laksa in town. Absolutely loved it. I would rate this at 9.7/10 .

Curry Mee @ RM 3.50

Curry Mee @ RM 3.50

Curry Mee @ RM 3.50
Since we choose to have the sides separately, we went for a bowl of plain Curry Mee and this was priced at RM 3.50 . Very reasonable pricing. The Curry was heavenly! Thick, perfectly tasting curry that would be wonderful to have with either Mee or Mee Hoon. Amazing is the word and I would rate this at 9.8/10 .

As Assortment Of Sides in Clear Soup @ RM 6.00

Fried Brinjals

Fish Balls
The add on's were reasonable priced at RM 0.80 each. Every one of them tasted so good too. As far as their sides are concerned, I would rate them at 8.5/10 .

Mee Hoon Soup @ RM 5.50

Steamed Dumplings

Fish Balls

Mee Hoon
This bowl of noodles was priced at RM 5.50 as we added some add on's to it. Just like earlier, the add on's were perfect. The Mee Hoon Soup however was very ordinary. For me, the soup appeared to be quite bland, not something that I would say was as impressive as their Curry and Laksa. A let down and I would rate this at 5/10 only. This is not quite recommended here.

Self Made Chili Paste

Self Made Chili Paste
Their self made Chili Paste was nothing great either. It was neither spicy nor sour and appeared to be very watery. Definitely lacked chilies and this you could see from the number of seeds in the above photo. I would only rate this at 5/10 . Very average stuff!

Add On's in Curry @ RM 7.00

Add On's in Curry @ RM 7.00

Add On's in Curry @ RM 7.00
This was a perfect combo as both their Curry and the Add On's were excellent and they gelled well. If you want to have the add on's, then I would strongly recommend to have them in Curry instead of their clear Soup. Amazing it was!

Overall, I am very impressed with the Laksa, Curry Mee and their add on's. Their clear Soup was very average. So far, this is the best place in Tanjung Malim to have Curry Mee and Laksa at night. I think, as for their Laksa, it is the best Chinese style Laksa when compared to the rest. As for their Curry Mee, they have an equally strong competitor that sells only during the day and that is why I mentioned that they are the best one selling in the evenings. Overall, the place is good and wallet friendly.

Address: No. 63, Taman Golden Wood, Jalan Besar Ulu Bernam, 35900 Hulu Bernam, Selangor, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 1730 - 0000 
                           (Closed on Thursdays)

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