Everytime when we go to PJ New Town, we always think of the famous duck rice. But this time, we decided to try the restaurant just beside it, Sam U Claypot Restaurant. This restaurant, which is apparently the branch of Sam You (which is just nearby serving a more formal Chinese dining - nice and affordable), has been open for quite a time, but we never tried it until now.
The first dish was the Fish Maw in Sing Kong Style. It is basically a claypot filled with fish maw, slices of chicken, tofu and mixed vegetables topped with egg-drop sauce. It may not look very appetizing, but the sauce is very nice as they have used quality stock. I ended up drinking the sauce as it was very hot and tasty.
The next dish was the Claypot Kangkung in Belacan. This is definitely not the usual spicy kangkung belacan. Nevertheless, it tasted quite nice as the belacan taste in the sauce is strong. The kangkung is not too mature, and hence, very crunchy.
The last dish, which was supposed to be our snack, is the Fried Yam Abacus. If you are not aware, this is a traditional Hakka dish that is pretty hard to find around in KL (at least not the tasty ones). Here, this dish is very nice. They got the texture of the yam abacus just right - not to dry or too chewy. The only thing I felt could be improved further is the level of saltiness, probably due to the combination of dried shrimps and salted radish. Definitely will come back here again as yam abacus is my dad's favourite.
Another unique thing about this restaurant is that they serve steamed rice. It is quite rare to find restaurants cook the rice this way as the usual would be using the rice cooker. Steamed rice is fluffier and the moisture is retained.
12 Jalan Tengah
Off Jalan Yong Shook Lin