Thursday, October 24, 2013

D'Fong @ Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya

Motorists crawling on the Sprint Highway might recently have noticed D'Fong's signboard taunting them by the road; it's worth stopping here sometime for satisfactory Chinese cooking.

If a thing of beauty truly is a joy forever, D'Fong supplies eternal bliss with its sang har meen.

It might only be our prawn-loving imagination, but this plate looks divine from every angle.

We have to post these photos for posterity. Or at least to remind ourselves why sang har meen ranks so high among our most cherished recipes.

But how does it taste? Not bad at all; the noodles were nice & crisp, the prawns were plump, & crucially, the gravy proved reasonably rich with the flavor of roe.

Plus, at RM58++, it isn't much more expensive than what we'd pay at, say, Imbi.

Those noodles filled us up well, but let's uncover a few other potential treasures at D'Fong.

Baked free-range chicken (RM36++). Could be a bit more herbal, but that's nitpicking.

Chilled tofu with century eggs. Naturally, we prefer the latter component of this combo.

No complaints about D'Fong's barbecued meat either. We enjoyed both the roast pork ...

... as well as the duck. D'Fong also serves dim sum on weekends; that's something we're sure will be written about in the weeks ahead.

D'Fong has an excellent wine list, serving some by the glass. And its service is solid. The restaurant seems to be gaining popularity quickly; we were here for an early dinner on a Sunday evening & more than two-thirds of the tables were filled by the time we left at 8pm.

D'Fong Chinese Restaurant,
Ground Floor, Wisma TA, Jalan SS20/1, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya.
Opposite Tropicana City Mall, somewhat. Or is this Damansara Kim. Hmmmm.
Open daily for lunch & dinner. Tel: 03-7725-2918

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36 comments:

  1. Hmmmm...promising dim sum...I know a mutual dim sum queen tat might be interested...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: ya, the dim sum menu looks quite decent. got xiaolongbao, got steamed fish balls laced with dried mandarin peels =)

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  2. Wow!!! Classy looking place. Food looks good... Duck!!! Oooo...I love duck! LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: it's difficult for me to defy the call of the duck too! :D

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  3. Sang har mee and herbal chicken! Both are my favourite! :D

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    1. CK: good choices! i'd also wanna order both if i see them on the menu :D

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  4. never a huge fan of free range chicken (too tough), but that sang har mee looks awesome.

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    1. KY: heh, yeah, it's good to have another worthwhile option for sang har mee in PJ :D

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  5. The sang har meen looks promising and this place is not far from where I am, hehe!

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    1. Pureglutton: ooo, sounds like you can conveniently check out this place the next time you get a craving for SHM :D

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  6. I love the light fixture in the first photo. The duck looks succulent, Sean. :)

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    1. Linda: oh yes, that light hanging over the table is pretty cute. and the duck will please fans of fowl =)

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  7. DIM SUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
    I'm no fan of prawns, but herbal chic i like! Was it tough? I like my chicky smooth & tender (hormone injected or not) :P
    Tis took over the old Spring-something by the Tai Thong group me thinks.

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    1. Rebecca: ooo, ya, actually i think it was Summer Palace, but i could be mistaken about the name, heheh :D oh, the chicken was not exactly smooth and tender. it was kinda coarse, in the village chicken fashion :D

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    2. HAha okies.. got my seasons mixed up.. i blame the owners for such namings.. i dont get the chinese sometimes.. Summer, Spring, .. but seldom "Winter " though...

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    3. RebeccaL haha, true, i also get confused. there's actually also a summer palace at putrajaya marriott, i think, so it gets even more complicated =)

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  8. The sang harnoodle look utterly enticing! OMG!!!

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    1. Choi Yen: ya, this was my first sang har mee of 2013, and it was good! heheh :D

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  9. Wow.....nice Chinese food!
    Everything looks so yummy especially the Sang Har Min! *drools* :-p

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    1. Melissa: yeah, i love chinese fooood, you know that it's trueeee ... heheh :D

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  10. I spied this little place otw home Tuesday night. Shall gather a quorom and visit it soon!

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    1. Unkaleong: good idea! this is definitely one of those chinese banquet restaurants that work best for groups, so you happily order large plates of fried rice and grouper in pumpkin broth :D

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    2. Gouper in pumpkin broth...tats unique! =)

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    3. Ulric: yeah, I wanted to order that one!

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  11. herbal chicken! i miss the one that my mom made, she filled up the whole chicken stomach with herbal, sealed the hole, wrapped the chicken with generous yellow rice wine in foil, and then steam it.. omg i must ask her to make it again when she come home!

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    1. Jean: your mom's recipe sounds amazing! i want a bite too! heheh :D

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  12. Wah everything looks so good, especially the plump and juicy prawns!

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    1. Ken: heheh, yeah, prawny pleasure! =)

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  13. Sean, is it two freshwater prawns in that plate of sang har meen?

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    1. Baby Sumo: oh yeah, it's two entire prawns, both sliced in half =)

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  14. Your food looks like eye-candy, there are so many here I want to try!

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    1. Cquek: yeah, i wish i could have ordered more food here too! =)

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  15. Wow, such a big prawn and I can assume it must be very expensive liao~ >.<

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    1. Mr lonely: not too bad, still comparable to the dai chow outlets at imbi =)

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  16. Sang har meen looks so delicious!!!

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    1. Missyblurkit: i enjoyed photographing it AND eating it, heheh :D

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