It’s funny that we feel the need to drive all the way out of town just to enjoy food, when in fact there’s one just around the corner. For my case, it’s Double Seven‘s dai chao stall located right behind my house which only operates for dinner.
It has been our go-to place for whenever we feel like having a proper meal, yet won’t put a dent in the wallet. In fact, we have our dinner here almost on a weekly basis and we have never been disappointed.
I don’t know if anyone would even bother to come here unless they stay in Kepong, but I am going to try promoting for them anyway. Not that they need help though, since they have always been doing well. It’s simply because I want more people to know about them, so they could survive in the business better. In return, I get to patronize them in the years to come.
Like many other dai chao in town, they have a book of menu which lists the dishes they have to offer. You won’t find anything fancy or extravagant here, just simple and delicious dishes done right, all accompanied by delightful prices.
Most of the meat dishes hover around RM10-12 for small, while the rest like vege and seafood are RM8 and RM20, or more for large portions. Not to mention the ingredients are fresh too.
The Fish Head Curry here is a personal favorite of mine and it’s also available in Toman fish slices. For RM20 you get a generous serving with loads of vege thrown in, so much so that you don’t even need to order a separate vege dish.
Lemon Fried Chicken @ RM12 was something I loved as a kid. It’s comforting to know that they prepare it exactly like how I remembered it – with crispy and tender boneless chicken, served on an appetizing and sticky lemon sauce. It might not show it, but even the small portion is large enough to be shared comfortably between two adults.
They do salted egg dishes well. We usually go for the mantis shrimp or squid but we prefer the latter more.
Kung Pao fish fillets – this is something that hardly ever goes wrong.
We really like the Kangkung Belacan here. It has good ‘wok hei’, not too oily and the spiciness is just spot on. You’d be surprised to know that many restaurants can’t even prepare this simple dish properly. There’s a saying that the simpler a dish, the harder it is to get it right. It’s so blardy true.
The same goes for the 4 Heavenly Kings Vegetables, it’s just a pleasure to eat.
Our dinner here thus far rarely ever exceed RM40 unless there are more than two of us. The last time we ate here with the in laws, we had the lemon fried chicken, nyonya squid, kangkung belacan and a kung pao fish fillets. That’s two seafood, one meat and one vege and the total bill came to only RM45 inclusive of rice.
For those who want to save even more, they also offer two set dinner @ RM31.80 (6% GST) which comes with 1 meat, 1 tofu, 1 vege and a huge bowl of soup. Even though the set is said to be meant for 2 pax, we think it could actually feed 3 or even 4 pax.
With this dai chao around, no wonder some of the not-so-good and overcharging restaurants nearby are finding it hard to compete. It’s not surprising at all (to me) that Crab Sifu at the other end of the road has closed down a few weeks ago – it was kind of expected.
Double Seven Night Dai Chao
Jalan 3/36, Taman Sri Bintang
52100 Kepong, KL
Tel: 016-319 7661