COCONUTS HOT SPOT — Every time I pass by this restaurant, there’s always a long queue of people waiting. Restoran 8 Road is easily one of the busiest eateries in Puchong. So, finally we decided to give this place a try.
We joined the queue.
Diners were given a queue number and could pre-order their food before getting a table. On a weekend evening, we waited close to 30 minutes for a table.
Service was surprisingly fast though. Our food came just after 10 minutes of being seated.
Their Signature Tofu seemed to be on every table so we decided to order it as well. It’s a dome-shaped slab of home-made tofu with a fine smoothness that needed minimal enhancement in the form of some deep-fried crispy dried prawns and shallots. A sprinkling of chopped spring onions completed this simple delectable dish.
We ordered a 1kg catfish (“pak so koong”) and had it steamed with premium soya sauce. The fish was extremely fresh and steamed to just the right done-ness.
All it needed were some ginger strips, chopped scallions and light soya sauce to enhance its marine sweetness. We loved its bouncy tender texture too.
If you love frogs, Restoran 8 Road has some pretty good and huge ones. Steamed with Brands Essence, it’s the best way to savour the natural sweet flavour.
Another interesting dish was the funky Stir-fried Pig Intestines with Dried Prawns. The chopped-up intestines retained a good bite in their texture and the sprinkling of birdseye chillies gave the dish an appetising heat
If you are like me and love omelettes, their Egg Fu Yong is comfort food at its best. You really can’t go wrong with this. To me, a well-fried golden omelette with crispy edges is one of the best dish to savour!
Our meal is never complete without some greens. So, to end off our dinner at Restoran 8 Road, we had a satisfying plate of crunchy Green Dragon Chives which was really good.
RESTORAN 8 ROAD
12A & 15 Jalan Kenari 8
Bandar Puchong Jaya
Chris Wan also blogs at Pure Glutton.