Saturday, 21 November 2015

Angcle Peoh @ Kota Kemuning

"From Penang with LOVE!" This tagline says it all for today's food review!

From a very young age, Uncle Peoh has been the youngest of five siblings and one sister who helped out their mom who sells homemade fried bee hoon in the morning and, of course, "Asam Laksa"after short break for lunch during the 1950s. “We were very poor,” he says. “And that’s how we made ends meet. She would start her day as early as 5am and only calling it a day at midnight. She lugged all the needed ingredients with a rattan basket (including the laksa broth), and walked almost 4km on a daily basis from their house to the Ayer Itam market."

The fame about Asam Laksa from Ayer Itam grew, and Uncle Peoh branched out with Angcle Peoh, a play on words with “Ang” being his surname. “Coming from a poor family, I’ve always wanted to come down to Selangor to sell my laksa,” he says. This has happened to a large degree as a result of his older daughter getting married and moved down to set-up and open her "Asam Laksa" stall at Asia Café. Her daughter and husband then decided it was the perfect opportunity to bring his father down to Selangor having determined that there is a demand for their authentic brand of Laksa and Penang fare.

“Customers are coming from as far as Seremban just to try our laksa. Of course, many bring young children who are unable to stomach the intense taste of laksa. And that’s why we’re incorporated other signature Penang dishes into our menu. We had some teething problems moving from a stall concept to a full fledge outlet, but with a central kitchen we’ve manage to streamline the process and ensure consistency in our dishes.”


“I still try the broth every day to make sure that it’s still on par with our standards,” he mentions. He realized that so much of his efforts were derived from trying to etch a living. He then saw how everything has bear fruits, the results being the joint effort of his brothers (three of whom has since passed away) and the memories of his mom who continues to push him to ensure that her recipe for mouth-watering "Asam Laksa" is passed down for all-comers to enjoy. 

At this corner shop lot, the furnishing inside is very spacious and very comfortable. A very family-friendly environment too. Lots of family and group of friends gather here for good Penang food.

The menu is perfectly fitted into every table! So just stare at your table to see what you wanna order. That cool! Got picture reference some more!

I ordered the Winter Melon with Aloe Vera Basil Seed (Cold), to be brutally honest... I LOVE IT!! The weather was scorching HOT that day and this drink made all the difference! The winter melon keeps my thirst quenched and the cooling-ness of the aloe vera makes this drink very refreshing altogether. Plus, it's not too sweet! Just right! My hubby ordered the White Coffee (Hot), he finished it before the meals were finished, it was that good.
I give this 5 stars out of 5 stars.

The first meal came, the "Fried Kuay Teow (Duck Egg)". This is the first time eating fried kuay teow fried with duck egg instead of the usual chicken egg. Overall, it was an interesting flavor. It's a lil bit sweeter but I believe the duck egg did help enhanced the flavor of this dish. It is lacking of the fried "wok" aroma & flavor (wok=something like BBQ/burned aroma). But this dish is not too oily! And my friends did tell me that the Fried Char Kuay Teow with Duck Egg here tastes almost similar to the ones found in Penang!
I give this 4 stars out of 5 stars.

The "Fried Gu Lu Rou Rice", is basically "Sweet & Sour Pork Fried Rice". The sauce was yummy although it was a little too much on the plate. It seems to be "drenched" in the sauce especially at the bottom of the rice. However, you can taste the sweetness (a lil bit too sweet if you take a spoonful), the sourness was not very obvious, but I must highlight that you can taste the fresh tinge of pineapple in the sauce! A very mild aroma and flavor of the pineapple, which is good! The meat was abit too tough & too rough to chew... Fried rice is good, fried egg on top WONDERFUL! 
I give this 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

Next up is "Curry Mee"! I must say that this is a very interesting dish that you just have to try! The curry wasn't too spicy, was acceptable (I can't stand spicy food but this was tolerable) The aroma is good, curry broth is full of flavor, portion is quite generous and if you feel like it ain't enough, then you can separately add on "Fish Balls", "Fu Chok Pei" or even "Sambal"!
I give this 4.5 stars out of 5 stars.

"Prawn Mee" was really good. The smell is really appetizing. Apparently, the tiny prawns (if not mistaken is "har mai") they fried it first and then add into the soup. There's definitely more to it because it smells and tastes really good! 
I give this 5 stars out of 5 stars.

"Fried Pai Gu Rice" a very interesting combination. It's fried rice with fried egg, which is good. With the fried "Pai Gu" (aka Pork Ribs Meat) in BBQ sauce. This meal wasn't drenched in sauce so it's good. Although sauce is a lil too sweet and the meat was similar texture as the "Sweet & Sour" meat... It tastes dry and hard to chew... Definitely can improve on meat texture.
I give this 3 stars out of 5 stars.

The "Asam Laksa" here is a MUST-ORDER dish. The broth is just full of flavors, just perfect and the ingredients are very fresh, generous & satisfying! Everything blended perfectly in this bowl of delicious Asam Laksa, I bet my parents would love to try this too! 
I give this meal a 6 stars out of 5 stars! 

A meal worth exceeding expectations!

You see, Uncle Peoh grew up in Penang and, at age of seven, while other kids were studying in school, Ang – who didn’t have the luxury of time to complete his homework – was doing what he can to ease his mother’s burden and picking up on the method to concoct a delicious bowl of "Asam Laksa". Today, he feels extremely grateful to his mom for having given him everything: a calling in life, the possibility to be semi-retired now – he'll visit both the Klang & Kota Kemuning outlet to ensure that every bowl is up to scratch – and the opportunity to leave a cooking legacy for his offspring and as a plus, the satisfaction to see patrons enjoying his food that has now expanded to include fried tom yum noodles, fried kuey teow and curry laksa.  Many of whom, are generous with their compliments.

Need I say more? A picture speaks a THOUSAND words! This cendol is MUST-HAVE la... Especially in Malaysia and in our HOT HOT weather, the best dessert ever!

Even my baby says this place is number 1! (He is showing his INDEX finger okay...)
So if you're looking for good Penang food or Asam Laksa! 
Pls drop by "Angcle Peoh", it'll be worth it! 
Trust me! (Cause I trust my highly sensitive taste-buds)

(1st Outlet in Selangor) Bukit Tinggi, Klang Address : 
42, Lorong Batu Nilam 21B, Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2, 41200 Klang


(2nd New Outlet in Selangor) Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam Address : 
27, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla Ab 31/Ab, Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam


Visit Angcle Peoh's Facebook Page for more information & updates!

1 comment:

Wai Yee aka Rane said...

Ah looks good. Must tell my Shah Alam friends about this.

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