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Three weeks ago WMW suddenly messaged me in MSN out of boredom. In the middle of the conversation, she ask want to go makan some time? Then I replied that I haven't get to try the char siew in Famous Seremban Restaurant before and so we set the date and wait at Oldtown Kopitiam in Aman Suria first because I don't know exactly where is Famous Seremban. Need WMW to show me the exact location.
So, last Friday morning, I started driving from my place at 10.30 am. Aman Suria is only 20 minutes drive if there's no traffic congestion. I have to bloody made a wrong turn and ended up in PLUS highway which wasted me 30 minutes. Le Sigh. So, I was 30 minutes late, no excuses there, brunch will be on me.
I've been reading a lot of good reviews in the food blogs that I read. This is the first time I come here. WMW is a VIP regular here. No, I didn't exaggerate, the staffs there recognized her and she always get additional freebies. More about that later.
I ordered "pun fei sau" (50% fat 50% lean meat) but it turn out to be like 20% fat and 80% lean meat. Still, it didn't disappoint at all. It's tender and juicy even with so less fat. For ladies who want to eat lean and tender char siew, this is the place to come. The char siew is very flavourful even without dipping the char siew sauce. The char siew sauce comes separately so that customer have a choice whether to eat with or without it. WMW's cut is more accurate to the "pun fei sau" ratio, she let me tried a piece and I'm in heaven. The char siew literally melts in my mouth. The best char siew I've ever tasted in my life. Normally I don't like char siew because the one that I've eaten it's either over burned or very dry. The char siew here is different. I will surely come back for more char siew.
Of course, in Famous Seremban it is not only char siew one can have. To go with the char siew, one can op for your normal oil rice or hakka mee. That day I opted for hakka mee. I comes with just minced pork and a bit of soup. Simple but nice. The minced pork just nicely complimenting the hakka mee. I like that the minced pork is diced so finely which goes very well with the thin hakka mee. One of the nicest hakka me I ever had.
We also ordered fried dumpling. The texture of the fried skin is al dente, crunchy yet not oily. The fillings also taste great but if there's more fillings this dumpling will be perfect.
The staff there called the owner Bill and told him that WMW brought a friend to the restaurant and we got two freebies. A bowl of pork & fish balls and a bowl of pork wanton. The fish ball is very fresh and doesn't have preservatives added. The pork ball also not bad but still lack the texture of a perfect pork ball that I have in mind.
The wanton is just normal, I've tasted better wanton. Maybe it's very hard to get good wanton in Malaysia, no wanton I tasted in Malaysia match the one I tasted in Hong Kong.
So, the rave reviews that I read is right, the char siew here is really good. The hakka mee and fried dumpling also not bad. Will I come back again? Of course, better to come with WMW too, can get freebies lol.
It's better to come before 12 p.m. to avoid the crowd and so that you can select the best cut of char siew. ;)
Restoran Famous Seremban Favourites
80-1 Ground Floor, Jalan PJU 1/3B
Sunway Mas Commercial Centre
47301 Petaling Jaya
(7.30am till 4.30pm daily- char siew available only after 10am)
Call to check 017-279 8582
Closed on Tuesdays
Address copy and paste from WMW.
Other ppl's view:
Lyrical Lemongrass (got location map)
Cari Makan in PJ