I came to know Hakka Rang from a close friend who has been going to the restaurant for years since it started. Even though the food is said to be good, I never really had the feeling to give them a try because of the ever-chaotic traffic situation in Kota Damansara. But recently I had an inevitable appointment at KD so we chose Hakka Rang as the place for dinner.
Luckily we scanned the menu thoroughly or else we wouldn’t have spotted the individual rice and noodle section which contains a number of single portion meals. Since we were at a Hakka restaurant, the Hakka Noodle @ RM7.80 was the natural selection.
Topped with generous minced meat and two stuffed tofu pok, it tasted as good as it looked. The noodle portion is large so the higher than normal price feels justified.
Drunken Egg @ RM12.80 – a dish either you like it, or you don’t because of the Chinese wine. The wine packs such a strong aroma that even the lightest whiff would jolt your senses.
Our favorite dish of the meal was the Homestyle Steamed Garoupa @ RM35.80 (300g fillet), delightfully fresh and well cooked with firm and delicate flesh. The simple toppings of fermented black beans, chopped chilli, fried onions and scallions work well together to impart a subtle flavor while retaining the natural sweetness of the fish.
Another similar dish prepared using Garoupa fish head could be ordered too and the price is highly dependent on the sizes they have. Initially we wanted to opt for the fish head version but the smallest piece they had was 800g. We thought it was a tad too big and expensive for two pax.
Stuffed Hakka Tofu Pok @ RM12 is one of the specialties here. Think of it as a ‘Yong Tau Fu’ but with a twist – the juicy bean curd balls have bits of salted fish mixed into the meat paste, giving them an appetizing flavor. The accompanying soup is tasty as well, we finished every last drop it.
In short – good and honest food, reasonable price with friendly service. Definitely a restaurant worth revisiting again.Hakka Rang Restaurant
13-1, Jalan PJU 5/18,
47810 Kota Damansara PJ
Tel: 03-6156 9701