Goh Zha Lang Restoran Taiwan
Johor, Malaysia 80150
Restaurant specializing in Taiwan porridge with signature dishes like fried beansprouts with salted fish, hot plate tofu, Prawn Omelette, Steamed minced with salted egg yolk and sweet potato porridge.
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You want 2nd helpings....
On a hot and sweltering afternoon in Taman Sentosa recently, the thought of eating Taiwan porridge seemed like the perfect idea. Having been "influenced" by a food blog I read about this joint, my buddy and I went about hunting for the faded reddish "Bubur" signboard along Jalan Sutera. For those not sure where of the location...it's on the opposite side of The Grand Sentosa Hotel, further down in direction away (right side) from the main junction. You can't miss the eatery which you will reach after 3-4 minutes walk along the roll of shops.
Taiwan Porridge have always been my comfort food, with the humble sweet potato porridge as my main "fixation". Over here, you pay one price and refills are free (how many bowls can you eat anyway? 3 max?) You will like this dining venue for it's simple and basic decor...and of course, the home-cooked feel..nothing too ostentatious. Just simple food.
So what's nice to eat here? Frankly, I was again "influenced" by the food blogs I read...but then again, it's the dishes that I would have usually order anyway. Talk about mutual alignment of taste buds.
For a simple "balanced" meal, I would recommend the :
a) fried beansprouts with salted fish (the crispy salted fish enhanced the lightly fried beansprouts... no worries about raw bean sprout taste here)
b) prawn omelette ... another fave. You can't find fault with the nice slightly fresh crunchy shrimps.
c) hotplate tofu..just the usual taste you would expect. Nothing spectacular..but then again, how spectacular can one make this dish ?... aye, that is the question...
d) sliced fish with ginger and spring onion. Fish is not my kind of dish..It was ordered by my buddy...but I did helped clear the whole plate, so that speak much for it's freshness, And the fish have a nice texture and deboned. But it best not to talk while feasting on fish, just to be on the safe side.
and of course..the steamed mince pork with salted egg yolk. Always love this dish with the yolk that just fits porridge to a T. Not too salty... just nice.
The restaurant serves boiled peanuts as a snack (this is chargeable, so are the wet towels) while a bowl boiled green bean after the meal is complimentary. Overall, a nice meal that I would not hesitate to return again...