Tang Pin Kitchen @ SS2, Petaling Jaya

vkeongFood and Drink, Hawker Food, Kopitiam Style, Non Halal, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, With GPS Coordinates10 Comments

After so many visits to Tang Pin Kitchen in SS2, I think I can be considered a frequent customer now. It is mainly a noodle shop of fish ball specialties and I usually have my dinner there whenever I want a simple, quick and no frills meal. Besides, the restaurant is clean and comfy too. The design is old and filled with marble table and chairs that makes you feel like dining in a coffee shop of the past.

tang-pin-kitchen

Just a prior warning though, most of the food here are not that heavily seasoned so you might feel they are slightly bland. Not a problem for me because there’s always soy sauce and white pepper to boost the flavor. But for people who prefer something light, then Tang Pin Kitchen would the right place.

mee-pok

When I was working in Singapore I never liked the Mee Pok there despite it being a national favorite and all – simply because I cannot convince myself to like a ketchup and vinegar based noodle and I find the flavor just too pungent for my liking. Tang Pin’s Mee Pok tastes authentic yet surprisingly delicious so I am now a converted fan. But, I still order it without vinegar haha.

The flat noodle’s texture is fine with a nice springy texture that makes it so appetizing, very different from the usual noodles you get in other places. The lard cubes help to inject a much needed fragrance and crunch into the noodles. Overall the Mee Pok is more towards spicy and you won’t taste any trace of ketchup, which I feel is smart because generally we are not really used to that kind of flavor. The only gripe I have would be its portion, it feels kinda small for the price of RM6.

dried-fish-noodle

Dry Fish Noodles, very light tasting and the ingredients used like shredded carrot and bean sprout are meant to give it a crunchy feel.

hor-fun

I tried the Hor Fun once out of curiosity and it was only so-so at best. To be safe it is better stick to their fish noodle based stuff.

fried-fish-noodle-chee-cheo

The Fried Fish Noodle and Chee Cheong Fun has a consistency problem. On a good day, it is nice with sufficient wok hei but moist and not spicy enough on a bad day. So the other things I have tried and worth trying (sorry no pics) are the Golden Noodles and Celery Noodles.

teochew-fish-balls

Fish balls and fish cakes are present in most of the noodles and they are such a delight to the palate. They are slightly larger than average and are really springy and ‘bouncy on the teeth’.

hainan-tea

I feel the beverages here are quite expensive so I usually order the tong sui instead. This cup of frothy Hainan Tea is RM3.50, and I think you would agree with me that it is not really worth the price.

black-glutinous-soup

For tong sui, the black glutinuous rice soup that comes with glutinuous rice balls and barley fu chuk gingko are recommended.

tang-pin-ss2

Ease of parking is definitely a bonus here considering it is located in the overcrowded SS2. Many parking lots are available in front of the shop in the evenings. Besides SS2, Tang Pin Kitchen also has a few other branches in Kota Damansara and KL but I will let you research the exact location yourself.

Tang Pin Kitchen
No 24, Jalan SS2 2/24,
47300 PJ, Selangor.
GPS Coordinates: N3 06.807 E101 37.240
Tel: 03-7877 2376

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10 Comments on “Tang Pin Kitchen @ SS2, Petaling Jaya”

  1. J2Kfm

    This is one of my most frequented place for lunch too! Easy to find parking and away from the crazy SS2 square.

    Pricey yes, but they make great Hainan tea, in my opinion.

    Usually go for the same old Mee Pok, since that’s better than the others. The Golden Noodles is nothing special though but priced as such.

      1. M@Y

        VK visited the Brickfield’s Pisang Goreng. It’s just behind, a Chinese kopitiam full of stalls. Though it’s not the main stall operate by Peter himself. Must be his family members. Though I prefer ‘cheng’ w/o egg. Hate the MSG and thirstiness.

  2. foongpc

    I like to eat here cos I think they serve healthy food! Not the oily, salty fattening kind of food that we usually eat in normal restaurants : )

  3. Jay

    Yummy..the picture look delicious. I am missing Malaysia cuisine so much!
    It’s tempting enough just by looking at the picture:)

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