Thursday, 30 July 2015

WTC Cafe @ Rawang, Selangor

WTC Cafe is located in the heart of Rawang Town, just along Jalan Bandar Rawang 1. It has been ages since I entered Rawang town, usually I would just visit the Indian restaurants located along Jalan Welman and then head back into the highway. Since we were in town today, my father who is more familiar with this place, suggested for us to have dinner at this place called WTC. He was strongly recommending this place and mentioned that the food here is very good. He hardly gives out such recommendations and whenever he does, it always turns out to be correct and so, I decided to just tag along. 

The Older WTC

The Newer WTC

Visible From Afar
Parking can be difficult in this area and it is advisable to park slightly further, usually around 100 meters away from this restaurant. As we walked towards the restaurant, I could see a huge food court on both sides of the road. On the left was the old WTC which easily had about 20 stalls and on the right, the new WTC which is called WTC2 which again had quite a large population of stalls. Both places seemed crowded. Looking at the crowd, it just reinforced my conviction that the food here must indeed be good. Seating wise, WTC looked a little more cramped and crowded and so we decided to find a place to sit in the newer WTC 2.

A More Modern Look Compared To WTC

Indoor & Outdoor Spaces

Chinese Tea @ RM 0.50 per Glass
If we had been slightly late, it would have been impossible to find a place to sit. Once we took our seats, we ordered the drinks and it was sent over to the table within minutes. Then, we took turns to walk around and check out the stalls and placed our orders individually. The newer WTC was more modern in design and seemed more cosy and comfortable. Ventilation and lighting too was way better here.

Popiah Stall Located in the Older WTC

Crispy Popiah @ RM 2.00

Crispy Popiah @ RM 2.00

Loved The Filling
The Popiah stall is located on the older WTC side and the preparation is done by an Indonesian lady. Priced at RM 2.00 per roll, it was very good. The skin was soft and the filling was so delicious. It was crunchy, creamy and the lavish amount of chili sauce added a zing to it. The crunchy taste came from ground peanuts and it added an unexpected twist to it. Very impressed! I would rate this at 9.7/10 .

Char Kuey Teow Stall

Char Kuey Teow @ RM 4.50 per plate

Char Kuey Teow @ RM 4.50 per plate

Char Kuey Teow @ RM 4.50 per plate

This stall too was located on the older WTC side, facing the street. The Char Kuey Teow was a heavenly delight! It was super good. The flavours were all perfect, just the way a plate of excellent Char Kuey Teow should be. Filled with loads of cockles, shrimps, egg and bean sprouts, it was just too good! Never expected to discover such delicious CKT in Rawang. I would rate this at 9.7/10 . Only setback would be the stingy portion of bird eye chilies.

Fried Chicken on the New WTC Side

Prices Are Steep

Per Piece Of Fried Chicken @ RM 4.00

Per Piece Of Fried Chicken @ RM 4.00

Looks Like Some Cheap Chili Sauce
This Fried Chicken Stall is located on the newer WTC side or perhaps I should just say on WTC 2 side. Prices were very steep, in fact it would not be wrong if I said that these guys are even more expensive than KFC. The Fried Chicken however tasted nice but not one that I would fancy to have often. More bones then meat but the flavours were good. I would rate this Fried Chicken at 7/10 . The setback here was the Chili Sauce. It was not up to the mark and it's so clear that it is one from those cheaper brands. 

Chicken Satay @ RM 0.80 per Skewer

Chicken Satay @ RM 0.80 per Skewer

Chicken Satay @ RM 0.80 per Skewer
This Chicken Satay stall is on the WTC 2 side and is owned and run by an Indonesian couple. They had Chicken, Beef and Mutton Satay and they were priced at 80 cents, 70 cents and 90 cents per skewer respectively. What I liked most about this Satay was the lean meat with completely no traces of fat. The marination too was good. Neither too sweet nor spicy. I would rate this at 8/10 . This also came with a decent amount of chopped cucumbers and onions on the sides and they too were very fresh. Loved them!

Peanut Sauce

Peanut Sauce
The Peanut Sauce tasted more Indonesian than Malaysian. Definitely an Indonesian recipe made to look like the Malaysian one. It had more spices added to it and the peanuts were very finely ground. I am not sure if this would be preferred by the majority of Malaysians but it was okay for me as I am used to Indonesian food as well. As far as the ratings, I would give this a 7/10 .

Overall, I am very happy with this place and indeed glad that my dad introduced me to this restaurant. Every single dish that we tried was delicious. Not a single dish which I could side out and say....hey this was so so only. A place that I would recommend and I am definitely coming again soon to try out the other dishes available here. 

Address: Along Jalan Bandar Rawang 1, Pusat Bandar Rawang,
                48000 Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 1800 - 0000 Daily


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