25 Jalan USJ 10/1C
47620 UEP Subang Jaya
(Coordinates: E101° 35' 4.2" N3° 2' 53.7")
Today was not a good day. We had intended to redeem these vouchers we purchased from mydeal.com.my: “50% OFF Bah Kut Teh Set Meal: Bah Kut Teh, Yau Char Kwai, Onion Oiled Rice, Herbal Tea Drink for only RM 9.90 at Wing Hiong Bah Kut Teh, (Sri Petaling). Voucher Value: RM19.80”
Try as we might, for the life of us we could not locate the Wing Hiong Bah Kut Teh premises purported located along Jalan Radin Bagus in Sri Petaling. Attempts to call the place were also to no avail. As a last resort, we googled Wing Hiong Bah Kut Teh and found the number of its HQ. Guess what? The branch at Sri Petaling has in fact closed down! How can that be? We purchased the vouchers hardly a month ago and in a few short weeks it closed down? We were told to obtain a refund from mydeal.com.my directly.
Deflated but not defeated, since we were already in close proximity to Subang Jaya we decided to pay our old favourite haunt a visit. In the time that we were living in USJ, this (along with Restoran Sri Melur Jaya) was our default dinnertime destination.
|funny forgotten familiar feeling|
|nothing much has changed|
|she remembers us still|
Our favourite Western dish stall is still in business, we used to come here all the time when Brendan was a mere toddler and the lady who runs the stall was astounded to see Brendan all grown up. Funny thing is, all this time we didn't know her stall was called Alan's Place until I took a photo of it. For old times’ sake, Brendan and I ordered the Lamb Chop and Fish & Chips respectively, while Cat had the complicated 1Penang Asam Laksa.
1A sour, fish-based soup (with tamarind to give the stock its sour flavor) made up of shredded fish (normally mackerel), finely sliced vegetables including cucumber, onions, red chilies, pineapple, lettuce, common mint, "daun kesum" (Vietnamese mint or laksa mint) and pink bunga kantan (torch ginger) served with thick rice noodles (vermicelli) topped off with "petis udang" or "hae ko" (蝦羔), a thick sweet prawn/shrimp paste
|its called Alan's Place?|
|Cat ordered from here|
|Cat's asam laksa|
|she likes all things sour|
|Brendan's lamb chop|
|all ready to gnash|
|my fish & chips|
The damage? Including herbal tea all around it came to a respectable RM29.40 which was not bad considering eating in Subang Jaya these days can be pretty expensive.