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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia - Chinese "Fast Food" at New Paris Restaurant (新巴黎露天菜馆)


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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia - Chinese "Fast Food" at New Paris Restaurant (新巴黎露天菜馆)

klyeoh | Aug 30, 2013 05:42 AM

Every KL-lite will know New Paris Restaurant in SS2, and that its legion of sous chefs in the large kitchen churn out - no, not French food - but Cantonese-Malaysian food at a lightning fast speed.

More than two decades old, it started its life operating from a dilapidated tin-roofed shack, but morphed into its current incarnation - a bright, brassy restaurant 4-storeys high, packed each night with hungry diners.

True to its humble roots, tables are the foldable type, covered with thick disposable plastic atop pink tableclothes. To clear a newly-vacated table, a waiter would merely lift and fold-up the whole plastic cover with all the dishes and leftovers inside, and carry the whole "bag" into the kitchen! A fresh plastic would be laid on the table and plastic bowls/plates/chopsticks set within a couple of minutes!

This evening, we ordered:
- German-style crisp-skinned pork knuckle: as good as any one finds inside a bierhaus in Munich. But, Chinese-style, it came with a bowl of sour plum sauce dip.
- Fish-head curry: typical of KL-style fish-head curry, the fish-head had been chopped into little pieces, so you won't get to see a whole fish-head like in Singapore. It came with aubergines, long beans, onions and tomatoes, and were spicy-delicious, the gravy made richer through the addition of coconut milk.
- Braised Japanese egg tofu with minced pork, shitake mushroom, sugar snap peas and thinly-sliced slivers of carrots.

All the dishes were - true to New Paris' "fast food" reputation, were served within 10 minutes of ordering. Good experience for me to get to know a popular local KL spot - the food's nothing to shout about, and probably too simple and rustic for me to bring visiting guests from Singapore or Hong Kong.

Address details
Restoran New Paris 新巴黎露天菜馆
62, 64 & 66, Jalan SS2/72
47300 Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603-7955 9180

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