Saturday, 8 October 2016

D' Chinta Tomyam @ Tanjung Malim, Perak

D' Chinta Tomyam is one of the recent additions to the Tomyam stalls scene in Tanjung Malim, Perak. Previously, this very stall was known as Azz Corner Tomyam that was in business for about a year and before that,  Masha Beriani Bistro which used to sell Beriani, as the name suggests during the day. I was informed by a friend who disposed the business off that now, he rents this space out to this stall which operates from 6 pm till 2 am daily.

The Restaurant Located Right Next To MSV Auto

Clean and Comfortable Seating
This stall is located in Kg, Berop, right beside MSV Auto. For those who are familiar with Tanjung Malim, finding this place is not a problem. For those who are not, just ask anyone where Kg. Berop is and you would be guided to this place. During the day, the stall is closed. Being a huge fan of Tomyam , my friends and I decided to give the place a try tonight. When we arrived here, it was almost 11 pm and yet there were quite a number of customers. In fact, at the time that we were there, the flow of customers were good. I am not saying that they were full house but at any point in time, there were at least five tables that were occupied with customers having their meal. Hardly you see anyone sitting here with just a drink and chatting for hours. All their customers were serious diners and that's a very positive sign. 

Their Menu

Drinks Menu

Drinks Menu

Food Menu

Food Menu

Food Menu
It was good that these new operators have the menu in place with all the prices listed down. The previous guy's Azz Corner Tomyam did not have these. The standard dishes that you would find in a similar Tomyam restaurant and the prices were reasonable too. 

Set Menu

Set Menu
For larger groups, they also have the set meals's in place. Rightfully, it should be much cheaper but at a glance, this seemed like a little more expensive. Once again, they have included fish in all those sets and that's usually pretty steep in price in these Malay restaurants. That could have been the reason why those set meals seemed a little inflated. Anyway, we decided to go Ala Carte and order individual dishes that we prefer. This way, we get to taste more dishes and more or less know what the bill would be like. 

Kangkung Ikan Masin @ RM 4,00
They served a very impressive Kangkung Ikan Masin dish. For the price, we were very satisfied with the portions and this is the first time that I am seeing a restaurant adding squid into this dish without any additional charges. Fresh greens, lovely gravy and there were chunks of Ikan Masin (salt fish) in the dish. We all enjoyed this dish and I would rate this at 9/10. 

Ayam Masak Kicap @ RM 4.50
Ayam Masak Kicap was definitely a hit among all of us. It was spicy, sweet, sour and had a burst of flavours. The adding of large onions into this dish was just the right choice. In fact, at some point, it tasted somewhat like a Hainanese style preparation. Just wonderful and I would give this a perfect 10/10. A must try dish here!

Telur Dadar @ RM 1.50
Telur Dadar is eggs fried with large onions but this one tasted a little special. After some real thinking, I discovered that he had also added Lea & Perrins Sauce. No wonder it tasted so unique. And look at those eggs, non greasy just the way I love them. I would give this a 10/10. Another one that I would recommend here.

Tomyam Soup with Chicken @ RM 4.50

Comes with Prawns Too
Their Tomyam Soup comes with a variety of add on's to choose from and we went for chicken. But the surprising thing was that they had also added prawns for us at no additional charge. It was not just one or two prawns. There were close to five or six prawns and these were the medium sized ones. This is something that I have not come across in any Tomyam shop. Usually the one's with prawns would be more expensive. Very impressed with the kind of service that we have been getting so far. The soup however could have been better. It wasn't bad and surely was way better than most Tomyam places in Tanjung Malim. It's just that there's room for improvement. As for this soup, I would rate it at 7/10. 

Kangkung Belacan @ RM 4.00
Kangkung Belacan was equally good. It was spicy and salty and besides Kangkung, there were onions and tomatoes in the dish. Of course it is very different to the Chinese style of preparation for the same dish but this is how the Malay stalls usually would prepare it. For me, it would have been better if there was a little more belacan in it. Nevertheless, still a dish that we all enjoyed and I would give this a 8/10. 

Ayam Masak Pedas @ RM 4.50
Just like the Ayam Masak Kicap, this Ayam Masak Pedas was another fantastic dish. Just as the name suggests, it was a dish that got us all profusely sweating. Very spicy, salty with a hint of sweetness, it was just perfect with white rice. In fact, despite being so spicy, we all ended up scooping out the sauce till the plate was clean and dry. A very delicious preparation and it deserves nothing less than a perfect 10/10. 

Ayam Masak Halia @ RM 4.50
Ayam Masak Halia was again another fantastic dish that came with lots of chopped ginger. Mildly spicy, gingery and with a hint of sweetness, it was totally addictive. Despite the burning sensation from eating those chopped ginger, it tasted so good with the sauce and this was one of those dishes that disappeared the fastest. So good it was and again, I will give this a perfect 10/10. 

Kangkung Goreng Biasa @ RM 4.00
Kangkung Goreng Biasa is a simple dish that is stir fried with Kangkung, tomatoes, shrimps and sauces. Again, the adding of shrimps to this dish is one that I am only seeing here and that too for a price of RM 4.00 only. Another good preparation that we all enjoyed. This wasn't spicy, had more soy sauce and oyster sauce taste to it and was rather mildly sweet and salty. I would give this a 9/10. 

On the whole, we were all very happy with the food here. Most of their dishes were impressive. You don't usually see me giving that many 10/10's but these guy's truly deserved them. Till I come across another place that is equally good and reasonably priced, this would be my favourite Tomyam place in Tanjung Malim. I really loved the food and am coming back for more soon.

Address: No. 4617, Jalan Slim Baru, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 1800 - 0200 Daily

Telephone: +60111 5747 267 & +6019 433 2544 

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