Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Sunfish Restaurant, Batu Caves

When I found out that I was going to be sent for training in Selayang, I wasn't too thrilled. However, the thought of lunchtime in an area that I normally don't go to gave me some added happiness. Ha ha ha....

Came lunchtime, we wondered and actually had a semi serious discussion on what and where to eat! The group of us not really knowing where to eat, followed another car (ferrying other participants and the trainer) blindly and ended up at some industrial area. Before we alighted, we were thinking what sort of food can be found here. Between workshops, there it was, Sunfish Restaurant, looking blue and definitely more welcoming compared to its surrounding shops.
Selling a variety of stuff and being our first time there, the 5 of us decided to try something different each. Have a look at their menu (pork free), loads of stuff! It's fully air conditioned inside, looking very much like a fast food joint and was packed during lunchtime.
Salmon Noodle Soup (RM7.00) - Enjoyable, a change from the usual Fish Head Noodle. My friend enjoyed the clear soup, the fried piece of salmon and the pickled vegetables.
Loh Mee (RM5.20) was ordinary according to the feedback.
Looking the most plain of all, the Fish Porridge (RM4.80) was another normal dish with friend saying that it was not thick enough.
Claypot Finger Vermicelli (Lo Shee Fun actually) at RM7.00 fared better with it's minced chicken and gravy.
The winner of the day, New Zealand Beef Kuay Teow (flat noodles) at RM9.90. Its gravy was tasty with egg swirls and the noodles has a nice bite to them. The star of this dish was definitely the NZ Beef. With about 7 to 8 slices of it, I enjoyed chomping on them akin to eating steak. It was tender but yet had enough "ooomph" to it and went surprisingly well with the noodles. For desserts, Lyn and I shared a bowl of Sesame Rice Ball with Soya Bean (RM3.30). The skin was nice and thin and we enjoyed it very much. The sweetness of the sesame was offset by the non-sweetened soya bean which made it almost perfect.

I can't give you directions to this place, sorry (I have to get my associate to take me back there again!), but I can give you their contact (Sunfish's website) :-
22, Lorong Perusahaan 4, Taman Perusahaan Kimpal, Batu Caves, 68100 Selangor.
Contact No : 03-61855688


"Lunchtime - the highlight of my training" - wmw

27 comments:

Kok said...

wmw,
I want NZ Beef Kueh Tiaw! Aiyooo...that reminds me of how long I haven't had my Miri Fried Kueh Tiaw. hehe.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks delicious to me and even the price is so 'delicious'. :)

Judy

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I like fish, and am definitely attracted to that salmon noodles dish. How does it rate against a normal bowl of fish head noodles?

Jackson said...

wow....chinese fast food chain in Batu Caves...sound very interesting!! Since u wrote such a good review, pls organise a food crawl to Batu Caves... May b after 2 restaurant visit, we go climb batu caves, then we can continue for another 5 more restaurant!! LOL

Precious Pea said...

Hahaha...when i go for training, the happiest time is always lunch time. Hahaha..am so glutton! NZ beef kuey tiaw looks good, especially with lots of eggy in da gravy!

Lee Ping said...

Dear WMW,

The sesame paste glutinous rice balls with soy bean drink is brilliant.

So, which dish did you end up eating?

FireHorse said...

Now I hungry liao, how come my kopitiam got no dishes lidat wan?

wmw said...

kok : So do I! Must find my way there again.

Judy : To you and my sis and those on the forex scene, the price is unbelievable!

lyrical lemongrass : My friend said that it was good. Of course, the soup isn't milky like the norm bowl of fish head noodles.

jackson : Have to learn how to go back there again, then only can bring you folks there. Hee hee...

precious pea : Yup, best was the NZ Beef KT! Yay! Lunchtime! That's why we're soul sisters! Ha ha...

lee ping : I had the NZ Beef KT! And the sesame rice ball was lovely with the soya bean. Try it at home?

firehorse : ha ha ha...Time to add to the menu!

team BSG said...

ya lah Jack then V oso go to jenting to gamble make more $$ then we eat again soon hock in Go Tong !
but V really want to whiff and take Lemongrass on the cable car up then WMW on the way down.
U coming ?

Tummythoz said...

Err.. u ppl climb d batu caves steps & I'll jaga your bags, k?
That shop really do look out of place with its fast food deco in that area.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

looks good wor..very unique lor..fish head bcome salmon..normal beef kuey teow use NZ beef..wah i want to try also..the tong yuen looks chun also..but very da far la..

wonda said...

The food looks so tempting and I haven't tried the beef koay teow, salmon noodle and the dessert before. If only it could be sold here. *Sigh* Envy you! I cannot go all the way to eat that lah. Kesianlah saya.

wmw said...

team bsg : How did I get up there in the first place if you're only taking me down? And then you're leaving Lemongrass up there? I just want to eat!

tummythoz : We both stay back to look after the bags or we'll just enjoy ourselves at the restaurant and let the guys conquer the Batu Caves's steps!

joe : Wait...it seems there could be one at Ampang Point area???But then the website says there's only ONE Sunfish! Will call them and ask!

wonda : Hmmm...businesss opportunity!

jason said...

Hidden gem leh! I also want the NZ Beef Kuey Teow! And dessert also!

Rafleesia said...

Foo-liaw!! Your pictures have got me salivating! Its only 1030am of the 1st day of my diet and I want to drive to Batu Caves for lunch!

mrs. pitt said...

er.. you sure you got NZ beef and not some cow up the hill? I do agree that it looked most appetizing.. Selayang ain't so bad after all. I only remember the semi weekly trip we made there with GM.

boo_licious said...

Thanks for reminding me to search for my pixs! I must go look for them as I had this some time back. Will try the beef kuey teow next time when I go.

wmw said...

jason : Yeah, me thinking of the NZ Beef KT and sesame rice ball!

Rafleesia : Hi there! Did you end up in Batu Caves? If not for food, can always go "rock" climbing there! :o)

Mrs Pitt : Well, a lot has changed within the Selayang/Batu Caves area since those good ol' days!

boo : Ha ha ...you're most welcome! Actually, there are loads of other things to try there!

tankiasu said...

Kekeke..what a unique restaurant in a unique location. So wanna try the NZ Beef Kuey Teow, but abit out of the way la. Hmmm....

MeltingWok said...

ahh..that watery porridge thingy, only those Beijing ppl. likes it, they also add yellow beans inside, weird..and dip it into green onion pancakes..weird. Anyway, this place is worth the visit yea ? :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

make me excited only when i c ur reply..chiu..so u goin for ninja jones?..

MeiyeN said...

nz beef "horfun" sounds good for my bf! but.... batu caves is so big... i wonder near where?

wmw said...

tankiasu : I think if we knew exactly where it's located, it won't be far. Just that we don't want to wind up not being able to find the place after driving there!

meltingwok: Worth dropping by again but I have to familiarise myself with the place first. For now, will have to rely on friend!

joe : It's after May 8!!! Ha ha ha...Might not be going as I could be doing some domestic traveling. What about you?

meiyen: Sorry, I'm not familiar with the place myself. Even Sunfish's website has no map, they should put one up! Will write to them! Ha ha ha...

kat said...

This place looks familiar. Is it near Giant? Can see from the main road right?

If you are anywhere near Selayang Mall, the Kam Lun Tai is quite good too. Reasonable prices too, for an aircon Chinese restaurant.

wmw said...

I don't believe that I saw a Giant store nearby. Why do stay Kat? You're familiar with Selayang and Klang! :o)

kat said...

Hahaha.. you know what they say about the Chinese - they will go anywhere where there is good food!! :D

I stay in Rawang, am in PJ everyday and go to Klang every so often.

wmw said...

Kat: I stayed in Rawang for a year before shifting to PJ! I go to Klang for food...we have these places in common! ;o)