In business for over four decades, New Peng Wah Chinese Restaurant 新檳華家鄉飯店 is famous for none other than their delicious, home cooked dishes, prepared from family recipes. The restaurant can found in Damansara Jaya and Taman Desa. We visited the later in Taman Desa (near to Old Klang Road), just right below Wild Sheep Chase Cafe which serves the best souffle in KL.
Signature Steamed Tilapia with Nyonya Sauce RM4.60/100g
Our lunch began with few of their signature dishes – Superior Soup Lala, Potao Fried Pork and Steamed Tilapia with Nyonya Sauce, followed by not-so-usual selections such as Homestyle Claypot Brinjal and Steamed Egg with otak-otak. Heard that Deep Fried Ma Yao Fish is the must-try too. Will check it out in next visit.
Steamed Fish with Thai Style Spicy & Sour Sauce RM6.90/100
Fresh steamed fish, good on its own, better to have the flesh slightly absorbed with the sauce concocted from lime, green chilli, red chili, preserved vegetables, having spicy and tangy. Be careful not to bite into the chopped chilli paddy, it can be really spicy.
Steamed Otak-Otak with Eggs RM11/small, RM22/medium, RM32/large
Who will ever thought of adding steamed egg, a Chinese favourite dish well-loved by the young and old with otak-otak? It seems to be a mismatch, but surprisingly, it turned out well, flourishing a simple dish which initially worthwhile for just smooth, melt in mouth texture with bold, complex flavours. We were told that their otak-otak is sourced from a factory in Muar, specializing in otak-otak for more than 60 years. Rest assured, you won’t be disappointed with this dish.
Signature Potato Fried Pork RM15/small, RM22/medium, RM28/large
While we normally have our braised meat with potato in huge chunks style, New Peng Wah makes extra efforts in their Signature Potato Fried Pork by slicing up the potato thinly, deep fried then braise together with pork slices in dark soy sauce base gravy. Full of flavours, best with a bowl of white rice.
Claypot Pork Belly with Salted Fish RM18/small, RM28/medium., RM38/large
Homestyle Claypot Brinjal RM18/small, RM25/medium, RM30/large
This brinjal pot nestled within crispy popiah skins reminds us about Middle Eastern dish, but is actually a traditional favourite from Temerloh, a town in Pahang. Doesn’t look appetizing physically, but we brave ourselves trying it out. It aren’t that bad though, and we slowly grow liking over the blend of soft, mushy texture with bites from minced pork.
Signature Lala Soup RM18/small, RM32/medium, RM42/large
Sweetness of clams, pungent aroma from ginger and rice wine come to a good balance, not overpowering each other but considered lighter in whole when comparing to Lala Soup in many other places. The reason is because most customers in New Peng Wah are family groups, who are looking for milder taste, less salt in their soup. However if you have heavier palate, the kitchen is more than happy to customize a version which has strong, sharp gingery taste.
Claypot Hua Teow Wine Chicken RM17/small, RM25/medium, RM33/large
Signature Spicy Squid & Prawn RM28/small, RM48/medium, RM68/large
Squid and prawn, stir fried in fiery hot fresh chilli, dried chilli, onions and other condiments that made us emptied another bowl of white rice in a jiffy.
In short, New Peng Wah serves as a decent restaurant for Chinese home-cooked food in lighter dose of salt, sugar and oil, without compromising the taste.
New Peng Wah Restaurant 新槟华家乡饭店 (below Wild Sheep Chase Taman Desa)
8-G, Jalan 1/109e,
Taman Desa Business Park,
58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: 11.30AM-2.30PM; 5.30PM -10PM