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Sometime, me and my colleague will venture a bit further for lunch if we're bored with the food near Pusat Bandar Damansara. A bit further means, we'll drive down to Pudu and look for better food. One of my colleauge brought us to a restaurant that cook up some nice Chinese dishes during lunch time near Ruby Complex. There's no signboard outside the restaurant but I saw inside, there's a small sign board with Restoran Ruby printed on it.
Arriving there at about 1 p.m., we just parked near the road side along Jalan Landak. The place is almost packed with customers either enjoying their lunch or still waiting for the dishes to be serve. Luckily for us, there's one vacant table available.
We ordered a pot of Chinese tea as usual. Me and my colleagues are very heavy Chinese tea drinker, we can go up to 6 to 8 times of refilling the hot water. My colleague made her order because she's a regular here. As regular, she got privilege because the chef cook up our dishes first lol.
While waiting, I took picture of the experienced boss cum chef dishing out out lovely lunch. First up, is the Fried Pandan Chicken. It comes with chili sauce but who needs it when the chicken is already so flavourful of the aromatic pandan leaves. Fried al dente, crispy outside and still juicy and tender inside. Now I know why I can see almost every table has a plate of this dish. A must have if you come here for lunch.
Next, we have Sweet and Sour Pork. Normal right? WRONG! It's not easy to cook up a good Sweet and Sour Pork, not to mention one that is this good. The sauce tasted just the right balance of sweet and sour, the best thing about it is that it's not too watery nor too thick. It stick on the fried pork just nice. The fried pork is crispy and not too lembik (very soft). The cut is just nice not much of fat. It's very hard to find restaurant nowadays that can cook up such a perfect Sweet and Sour Pork.
Simple dish here is cook al dente, just like the Kung Po Chicken that was served next. Really, simple dish is something that is very difficult to cook it perfectly but the chef of Restoran Ruby did a great job in perfecting his skill. Even though it not as much of wowing as the Sweet & Sour Pork, the Kung Po Chicken here is still beats most of the restaurant I went to before. The chicken is tender and the sauce is not too over.
Balance out the meat with Stir-fried Potato Leafs with Belacan. There's nothing special about this dish but the vegetable is not over cooked, tasted just nice and crunchy.
Last but not least, Xing Kong Tofu (Star Bright Tofu?), lightly fried tofu in thick broth with beaten egg pulp. There's also cauliflower, shitake mushroom and sliced pork. This dish is good to go with white rice. Taste very nice.
Oh, as a regular here, my colleague also took the liberty to get some yummy and crispy pork lard from the boss, she told us that this is one of the best made pork lard she ever tasted in Klang Valley. She's right too, it was snapped up by us in just a few minutes.
Jalan Landak, Pudu,
Open from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner. Closed on Sunday.
Google map here.