Restoran Green View in Petaling Jaya, Selangor


It was the last day of the great Malaysian Gastronomic tour! After a great pre-lunch snack, we checked out of the hotel and headed for lunch before the long drive back to Singapore.

This time it was Restoran Green View in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. This is because since the beginning of this trip, we’ve wanted to try out Wong Ah Yoke’s recommendations in his great book “Life! Eats Malaysia” but the opportunity did not present itself until now.

Getting there was complicated journey that involved crossing – depending on which vehicle you took – 4-7 toll booths, temporarily leaving Kula Lumpur heading towards Klang and coming back only to get lost again. Of course, women readers of the female gender will by now begin to go on and on about men and their inability to ask for directions. They (the women) will also start pulling out that old chestnut known as the Moses Affair.

But really, the roads were complicated and we finally reached Restoran Green View at about 3.30pm.


Now, if you walk into any restaurant in Singapore at 3.30pm asking for lunch, you will be firmly directed to the nearest fastfood joint. Not so for Restoran Green View. While the whole restaurant was empty, we were politely seated and our orders were promptly taken.

Of course, I missed all of that because I was distracted by the following sign.


Alas, they ran out.

If anyone asked me what represents to me a missed opportunity, I would have to say it’s that sign.

There were lots of good things to eat at Restoran Green View, but 2 stood out from the rest. The first was the Yee Mee with King Prawn.


One of the distinguishing characteristics of a fine wine is its long finish where you can still taste the wine long after drinking it. Similarly, we could still taste the Yee Mee long after we reached Singapore at 8pm. It was simply outstanding.

I’ve tried very hard to look for it in Singapore, but some how only in Malaysia can I get my crispy Yee Mee fix. Naturally, I avoided the King Prawn, but I was told that it was sweet and juicy.

The other outstanding dish, the one recommended by Wong Ah Yoke was the king prawn slathered with roe (I have no idea whose).


It was steamed in egg (white only I think). Everyone stared at it for a few moments – it was a beautiful sight – and then made a grab for it. From the sounds coming from everyone, I just had to try one.

It was “meh”. Of course, being not-a-prawn-lover, you should not take my word for it.

Oh wait, there was a 3rd dish that was good. Oh yes, bloggers are well-known for being sticklers for accuracy. 😉

Anyway, the 3rd dish was the deep-fried baby sotong (squid).


This was different from the crispy sotong that we had in Fei Zhai. The big chunky pieces were soft and chewy, but there were a depth to the taste that was incredible.

At the end of the lunch, we were treated to a plateful of sweet juicy mangoes, compliments of the owner. It was simply a delicious finish to a wonderful lunch. Just the thing for a long drive back to the best part of South Malaysia.


Restoran Green View is a place that should be paid a visit when you are in Petaling Jaya. Not just because it was recommended in a guidebook (or, for that matter, this blog), but because it served great food and the service was great.

And I can still taste the Yee Mee.

Restoran Green View is at No. 6 & 8, Jalan 19/3, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Tel: +60 03-79581076. It’s near the University Hospital and across from the Rothman’s building.


Posted on 8th Jul 2007 in Cantonese, Food and Drink, Makankaki, Malaysia


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Jeff commented on July 9, 2007 at 12:21 pm

Getting lost around KL is the norm even if you live there.
Which also brings up the point if we intend to organize the
Great Malaysian Gastronomic Tour 2 perhaps we should
be hiring Malaysian tour buses and not ones from Singapore.


Ivan commented on July 9, 2007 at 3:00 pm

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