Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Aunty Jane Home-Cook @ Sungai Way New Village

Seeking a satisfying lunch, fuelled by family-served sustenance & succour? Search no further: Steer off the beaten path & into the cooling shade of Aunty Jane Home Cook, a weekdays-only business hidden in a house in Sungai Way New Village that's thriving through wildly potent, well-earned word of mouth.

Head here early, by noon if possible, & revel in the calm before the crowds come, while Aunty Jane (buoyant & busy), her husband & their relatives put the finishing touches on fried meat & veggies that sizzle tantalisingly in woks & send the enlivening scent of hot, fresh nourishment shooting straight out of their open kitchen.

 Aunty Jane prides herself on fare that fits the definition of 'deceptively simple,' passing the test of the finickiest taste buds. Best-of-the-market produce, prepared with no MSG & minimal oil, to be sold out in three hours.

Lift the lid & make your picks. Our tip: Take a bit of everything (you'll be glad & grateful you did), then come back for seconds.

The best bet: Deep-fried 'nam yue' pork belly; a stunning version that's practically perfect, each slice lightly crispy outside & gorgeously juicy within, swollen with knock-out bursts of flavour. Not to be missed; we helped ourselves ceaselessly to this.

Also worthwhile: Fried chicken, alluringly golden, meaty but not greasy, with crunchy skin that'll trigger incurable waves of lust.

The selection is subject to change, but there's sure to be fish, immaculately fried or irreproachably steamed with soy sauce.

 Egg ecstasy, exactly how our grandparents loved this, warm & comforting, with some crispy edges & a drizzle of dark sauce, rounded out by a yolk that still oozes out luxuriously. Go ahead; make your day.

 Chicken curry, relatively less compelling but still nice & thick with soft potatoes, alongside sambal that bears a 'spicy' warning.

The healthiest choices here: Tofu, achingly smooth, or veggies, crunchy to the last fibre.

 A plate of pure pleasure (customers can substitute the white rice with brown). Economy rice at its most enjoyable.

 The final cost for a meal for two: RM16. Marginally more than what some other places might charge, but wonderfully worth it.

Basic Chinese soup & a free flow of tea come complimentary (& much appreciated too).

Finding Aunty Jane isn't tough, thanks to navigation technology, but parking is precarious; seek out illegal spots up the street.

Aunty Jane Home-Cook
482 Jalan SS 9A/10, Seri Setia, Sungei Way New Village, Petaling Jaya
Mon-Fri, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (except public holidays). Tel: 016-686-2268

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18 comments:

  1. Hahaha...love that nam yue pork belly...RM8 per pax is great value! =)

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    1. Ulric: ya, if you ever manage to try the nam yue pork here, let me know what you think ... I think it might be the best version I've ever had! Priceless pleasure, heh :)

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  2. I love the red in the decor, so nice!

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    1. Linda: vibrant crimson! :)

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  3. I can tell that this place is really hidden, that sambal looks awesome to go with the rice!

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    1. Ken: yeah, it's pretty deep inside these neck of the woods :) and sambal lovers will like it! :)

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  4. Nice. Nothing beats home cooked...and I love how everything is covered nicely unlike those Malay stalls and nasi kandar shops...all exposed.

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    1. Suituapui: ooo, if hygiene is your priority, this place will please! :)

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  5. Hahaha so it's no more "hidden" now that u blogged abt it! ;)

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, helping to spread the word a bit about this worthwhile destination :)

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  6. hi, 有机会到 Perlis 时, 记得要品尝这家的包饼哦!赞 就是了 >>> http://chopchionghin.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hor Chiak: looks good, will keep that in mind for Perlis :)

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  7. Ooh, what a delicious experience.

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    1. The Yum List: deliciously delightful :D

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  8. Nam Yue pork belly sounds good and I like nam yue fried chicken too! Yum yum.

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    1. CK: ya, if you're ever in the PJ area during lunchtime, try heading here, i think you'd love the food here! :)

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  9. The fried pork, tofu and fried eggs! Very addictive. A real hidden gem

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    1. Footfringe: a fortuitous find hor, considering we had been heading somewhere else for lunch, diverted to this neighbourhood to escape unexpected traffic, and stumbled on this street entirely by accident :)

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