This week has been a real busy one, hence the abandonment of my dear blog for a week! But rest assured, I have been still eating like no tomorrow amidst all the work and commitments.
One day my boss kept on raving about this fantastic Pork Noodle he discovered at an eatery called Champ’s in Centrepoint, Bandar Utama. Apparently he had been eating it for three consecutive days! Wanting to please our MD (as if we have a choice right? ), me and Kevin agreed to have lunch with him there.
Located on the first floor of the now-revived Centrepoint shopping mall, Champ’s have been here since as long as I can remember. According to my informant, the restaurant’s owner, Richard Nah, named the bistro after his St Bernard dog. Awwww….. This bistro is actually more than just an eating place, it also serves as a pub, and football watching place on weekends.
Well to be honest I was quite taken aback by the pricing here. Almost all ala-carte mains are priced around RM16.90++ to RM45.00++. *gulp* Lucky my boss was with us, otherwise there goes our daily pay! Even plain water (ok they add a slice of lemon) cost RM1.00, and Chinese Tea is at RM2.50 a glass.
But true to my boss’ words, the Chu Yuk Fun aka Pork Noodle (RM16.90++) was simply a piece of heaven for any pork lover. Served in a gigantic bowl, it comes with extremely generous amount of pork “spare parts”, including a handful of tantalising pig lards. *slurp slurp* No idea what they put and how long they take, but the broth tasted really good. You can clearly taste the sweetness of the pig bones and other parts.
Upon recommendation from the boss, Kevin ordered the ‘Damn Shiok’ Hokkien Prawn Mee (RM18.90++). Once again, this tasted wonderful although some might say it is not spicy enough. Besides the usual fare, here they add in a big prawn, and a couple of pork ribs. Damn Shiok indeed!
The Shanghai Pork Chop Rice (RM16.90++) won my vote as well. The three big pieces of pork chop are very well-marinated. The sweet Shanghai-styled sauce goes very well with the white rice that comes with it. My only complaint would be the rather bare presentation of this dish. Nevertheless, any carnivores would be very satisfied with this.
Cheap it is not, but now I found out why it is so. Without a doubt, the food there are way above average. Service was very good too that day. I can imagine how happening this place is, to watch weekend EPL football matches with your buddies, and at the same time I also can imagine what a nice and cosy place to bring your friends or families here for a guaranteed satisfying meal. Just make sure you remember to bring along more cash, that’s all!
Address: Lot F10, 1st Floor, Centrepoint,
Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Telephone: 03-7722 5800
Operating Hours/Days: 10:00am to 12:00am, Daily