Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Port Klang Tong Yuen

Tong Yuen (glutinous rice ball) is commonly associated to Dong Zhi festival and Chinese New Year but who says that you need occassion to indulge in these chewy little balls?

Tong Yuan is made by mixing glutinous rice flour with a small amount of water. It is then form into balls and is cooked in boiling water and served in syrup water. Yes, it is definitely something that you can replicate easily at home but why do we make an one hour trip to Port Klang just for the tong yuan? With a perfect hint of sweetness and gingerly aroma, the syrup is to die for.

Ginger is not only the antiemetic for early pregnancy, it's a remedy for indigestion, appetite loss and motion sickess. Few spoonful down the throat, our body feels warm because the ginger induces perspiration to remove cold energy from our body. It just feels so good, minus the t shirt soaked in sweat.

Pic 1: The road side stall run by the daughter at Port Klang
Pic 2: The stall run by the mother at a corner lot kopitiam at Bukit Tinggi
Pic 3: Tong Yuan (small)
Pic 4: Tong Yuan (big) with peanut powder filling.
Pic 5: Glutinous rice coated with caramelised brown sugar and shredded coconut.
Pic 6: Glutinous rice coated with peanut powder and sugar mixture. (muachi style)

The gingerly aroma lingers in my mind since my first visit to the Port Klang road side stall. Yesterday we went to the Bukit Tinggi stall, anticipating the same taste and aroma. Yes, like mother like daughter, the tong yuan was heavenly comfort food and so worth the journey here. Gosh, why am I doing the review now? I have really serious cravings now.

Port Klang Tong Yuan
Jalan Beringin, 42000, Pelabuhan Klang
(Go along the main road of Port Klang, drive slowly after KFC, you will see a road side stall just opposite EconJaya Supermarket)
I'm not able to provide direction to the stall in Bukit Tinggi, can anyone please do it so? Jackson? Pasan Kia?

Thanks to Tankiasu!
The address for the Bkt Tinggi's tang yuen would be: Restoran Hock Bee Hiong,Lorong Batu Nilam 10. From KL, just go towards Klang city centre on Fed Highway. Go past the bridge over the Klang River. After 1km, you will see a flyover in front. Follow the signboard that shows a Hospital cross symbol. You will turn left here. After about 2 km, you will see the Hospital on your right. Drive past 2 more traffic lights and you can see the signboard that directs you to Bukit Tinggi. You will keep right and go underneath a flyover. At the traffic light junction, turn right. The shophouses would be on your right. Head towards Tesco, the kopitiam is near there.

17 comments:

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Hmmm I think I shall be going to Bukit Tinggi this Saturday. Faster...somebody....gimme the address! :-P

Coketai said...

Yummy! I don;t think I ever have the chance to taste this delicious KLANG tong Yuen but I copy this entries and save in my food discovery session and hopefuly, one day I find my way there.

Thanks.

LY.Tai

Xiu Long Bao said...

still a long wait till dong zhi for my bowl of tong yuan :)

jason said...

Muachi style tong yuan?? Must be very sedap!

Someone who is constantly craving said...

i love my tong yuen..i heard the lil dim sum place in ss2 serving a version of the mango tong yuen aka Ah Wong tong yuen..

I remember my gf once took me to some tong yeun place in klang also..wait half hr u knw..i think i probably eat a dozen by then..

girl_girl said...

hi... i'm girl_girl..is there any stall beside tis stall?(selling noodles)

MeiyeN said...

interesting....only selling tong yuen?

Tummythoz said...

If I ask my friends to travel to Klang for this, sure they'll offer to take my temperature. But u do make it sound so worthwhile!

myCoffee said...

I have heard of this place and has been wanting to try but it's so far out plus I am really clueless when it comes to directions in this part of town.

boo_licious said...

Is this the famous tong yuen place where you must wait forever?

tankiasu said...

I know the direction to the stall in Bkt Tinggi. You want the step-by-step or the map?

KampungboyCitygal said...

lyrical lemongrass: you can try the port klang road side stall as direction is given..haha dun worry tan kiasu knows the way there

coketai: when theres a will, theres a way..u will make it there

someone who is constantly craving: ah wong tong yuan..weird combination for me..yeah thats the place..you have to be patient n wait

girl girl: the bkt tinggi place is located inside a kopitiam..while the port klang place theres no any stall beside

meiyen: yeah..and muachi

tummythoz: haha because me and my friends are all gila tong yuan person..you can try suggesting it to ur frenz..

my coffee: me too..this was like me 2nd or 3rd time to klang

boolicious: not so sure but theres a lot of patrons waiting whike we were eating there

tankiasu: thank you so much!!! anything at your convenience..for the welfare of everyone! yuuu hohhhhhh

Precious Pea said...

lyrical lemongrass: You going with WMW issit?

Kampungboycitygirl: Heard so much about this tong yuen but am not familiar with Klang area so I never go explore Klang. Maybe when i move over to Shah Alam end of the year, i will go do some exploration.

Jian said...

tong yuen!!!! hahaha

http://www.xanga.com/blackknight86?nextdate=3%2f28%2f2007+9%3a4%3a36.833&direction=n

dunno work anot but if it doesn't just click 'next 5' at the bottom of the page for 2 separate times.

Eat, eat and eat :3
Featured tong yuen in that entry also. Its the one and only miserable tong yuen stall in Penang. Nonetheless, good stuff.

Thanks for hopping by my site!

JMY

tankiasu said...

The address for the Bkt Tinggi's tang yuen would be:

Restoran Hock Bee Hiong

Lorong Batu Nilam 10

* from KL, just go towards Klang city centre on Fed Highway. Go past the bridge over the Klang River.

After 1km, you will see a flyover in front. Follow the signboard that shows a Hospital cross symbol. You will turn left here.

After about 2 km, you will see the Hospital on your right. Drive past 2 more traffic lights and you can see the signboard that directs you to Bukit Tinggi. You will keep right and go underneath a flyover.

At the traffic light junction, turn right. The shophouses would be on your right. Head towards Tesco, the kopitiam is near there.

Anonymous said...

it's actually park shean restaurant not hock bee hiong...

went there last fri...also it's located 2 shoplots away from the corner shop of the same park shean restaurant

taste wise....not bad...but i still prefer tong yuen in black sesame with almond cream frm china treasure and nan xiang's tong yuen....AWESOME!

KampungboyCitygal said...

jian: thanks ya..u shud try the klang one

tankiasu: thank u berry much

anonymous: hahaha..maybe we have different taste bud..i like it to be simple :p