Monday, May 26, 2008

Spring Golden Restaurant, Shah Alam

(NON-HALAL Post)

Preparing to go off to meet Daphne, I was suppose to give a ride to Teckiee and Ashley (a non blogger friend of mine) to 1Utama. However, I couldn't get my car alarm remote to work as my car battery had a relapsed and couldn't be revived (it went into "sick" mode while I was away in Egypt but I managed to zap it back into action and it lasted me for another month). So, Teckiee ended up fetching me and Ashley and off we went to Pick n Brew where we also met up with Kusahi Keat and Imbi n Itchy (I'll just call her INI from now on - which means "THIS" in Malay). For more on the meet up, read Teckiee's post HERE. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, as always when we gather and even planned for another eat and chat session later today.

Anyway, during this particular session, Kusahi Keat told us that he had found a place in Glenmarie for some very good char siew (BBQ pork). Me being a BBQ pork fan told him to take us there and he made good on his promise and took me there the very next day. As for the rest, one of couldn't wake up in time and one didn't response in time and ended up missing out!
Spring Golden
Turns out that I do know how to go to this place (*pats myself on the back*) on my own as I've been to the area before and have not realised the "treasure" that was hidden in this 2 year old restaurant all this while.

Kusahi Keat had called up earlier to check whether they were opened on Sundays and have also reserved some char siew for us. So, I waited with bated breath as the "treasure" was delivered to our table.
Char Siew - BBQ Pork
You can order the BBQ Pork lean or otherwise. We ordered Poon Fei Sau (half lean, half fat) and these arrived. It looked good and I took my first bite with great anticipation. The fat melted away and blended with the meat part with was very tender, I was definitely satisfied! It's a tad less sweeter than my other favourite place for char siew. So for those who like it less sweet, Spring Golden is the place for your kind of char siew.
Siew Yoke - Roast Pork
Kusahi Keat wanted some more meat and ordered a small portion of Siew Yoke - Roast Pork which paled in comparison with their BBQ Pork. The meat was lean but it was also dry.
Prawn Wantan
We also had a small bowl of 4 prawn wantans but these wantans weren't small at all. The wantan had a whole prawn and minced pork for filling, making it a delicious side dish.

Spring Golden also serves roast sausages, roast duck, ginger duck and curry chicken to name a few and you can also choose to have your meats with noodles or rice. This is actually their second outlet in Shah Alam and there is another third outlet in Klang with the main branch located at Taman Perindustrian Axis in Shah Alam. I spoke to the sister of the owner who runs this place and she mentioned that the meat are cooked at the main branch and transported to this second outlet. There is also another variety of pork which is called Sakura Pork. It's somewhat like the premium cut and is available upon earlier reserved request (like as in days, as the supply is from Ipoh). Kei Kei (the sister) told me to give her a call anytime to find out if there's any available on days when I would like to drop by. I told her that it might not be a good idea as I will probably be calling her everyday. Hahaha.... she might just ignore my calls then. I told my brother about this and we are already gearing up for another visit to try out the Sakura Pork at this place next weekend with the family.
Char Siew - BBQ Pork
If the ordinary cut tastes so divine...one can only imagine how the premium cut would be. Stay tune for Part 2 of Spring Golden next week!

Spring Golden Restaurant
3 Jalan Peniaga U1/34
Hicom Glenmarie, Industrial Park
40150 Shah Alam
Selangor

(Tel : 012-368 8112)
10.30 a.m - 8 p.m. Mondays - Fridays
10.30 a.m. - 3 p.m on Saturdays & Sundays


Main Branch
25 Jalan Sepadu C
25/C Section 25
Taman Perindustrian Axis
40400 Shah Alam
Selangor

(Tel : 012-216 7767)
8.30 a.m - 9 p.m daily



Read Julian's post on what he says is the BEST char siew ever from Spring Golden Main Branch.


To be continued...???





33 comments:

Kok said...

wmw,
I already have my saliva dripping on my keyboard! The char siew looks so nice! I hardly can find any good char siew here in Miri...

Precious Pea said...

Wahh...drools! I want i want! Let me know if Sunday is on, otherwise I will go there myself on Saturday!

Ahem...the roast pork looks so lean and dry...i think mine is way better. Yes? No? Hehehehe.

Precious Pea said...

Oh yah...am kicking myself for not answering my phone yesterday...grr...i learnt my mistake and shall not repeat it again, I HOPE!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

part 2 err..means u went for SAKURA PORK ALREADY?

Crunchasarus Rex said...

Ahh..!! char siew is also my favorite.. and i sure miss it.. :)

jason said...

Look so yummy but what is the reddish sauce ah?

Kenny Mah said...

Oooh, I love the luscious tinge of red on everything, even the wantan... Grrr... drives the diners wild? ;)

Nic (KHKL) said...

sakura pork? woooo...."fa yuk" is it? nice looking meat there.

and nice pics as well. got a certain pinkish feel to it. inspired by pork? hehehehe....

kampungboycitygal said...

omg..the cha siu disease is slowly spreading..n u being the main culprit :D

wmw said...

Kok : But then you always have your kolo mee ... :(

Precious P : The answer is yes, yours tasted much better! Will let you know about the weekend.

Joe : Hahaha....not yet. Didn't you see the question mark after "To Be Continued...?"

C-Rex : Pork is not quite the same over where you at, eh?

Jason : It's the meat that's slightly pinkish. The sauce is actually dark brown.

Kenny: Such passion you have, you even see it in the colours of food. LOL!

Nic : I believe that's what it's caled. Thanks...Inspired? Not enough to wax lyrically about it though, hahaha...

KampungBoyCityGal : If this post is a crime...then I'm guilty! Lock me up and throw away the key but must make sure I have my supply of char siew throughout my sentence. Hahaha...

New Kid on the Blog said...

i could see the prawns wrapped with the thin wanton wrapper. looks good.

boo_licious said...

The sakura pork needs to be ordered ahead. Just call Max, the owner, a few days ahead and he can get it ready. This variety of char siu is known as "crystal" or "poh lei", as the outside is slightly crisp while the inside is tender. Ask for the char siu to be cut thick as it tastes much better. Sakura pork is a type of pig which is fed lactobasilius, kinda like a free range pig - the uncooked type is available at a shop opposite Seapark Mkt.

The sakura pork variety is definitely great stuff. Max also does an excellent stewed pig trotters. No Klang outlet, that has closed down. Only these 2 places. Enjoy yr char siu.

say said...

Location map of spring golden @ glenmarie: http://mapdoo.com/?id=aab126629

Location map of main branch @ shah alam: http://mapdoo.com/?id=aab126630

kat said...

We go for chee yoke first, then only karaoke!! :D

How come Shah Alam seems to be popping up with non-halal joints?? New state gahmen policy issit?? ;)

SteamyKitchen said...

such luscious pork! i want some!

sc said...

wow, looks good! and the sakura pork sounds so upper echelonish! :p when are you going again? i would love to tag along too! hahaha

tigerfish said...

Look at that Char Siew...I like the "fats" that melt...so yummy! It looks so moist and juicy too :)

ling239 said...

the prawn wanton must be very good...the skin so thin...

jason said...

Ehh.. gather up your char siu fans. We shall storm this place together one day!

J2Kfm said...

wei! when I see Char Siew posts, my memory links me to WMW, the Char Siew Queen? =P
my next KL trip coming very soon ... Muahaha ...

Little Guy Big Kitchen said...

wow the pics are really inviting.

wmw said...

NKOTB & Ling239: Yeah, the skin was thin! But I prefer the char siew :o)

Boo : Yah, thanks for the details and explanation. I don't eat pig's trotters though.

Say : Thanks for the map link!

Kat : Sure thing...see you soon. Dunno about the policy ;o)

steamykitchen : I'm sure you can fire up the grill and do this on your own!

SC:Hahaha...will let you know.

tigerfish : Oh yes, it does melt...and the whole piece is very tender.

Jason : Huh? What MY char siew fans? Hahaha...

j2kfm : And now, Char Siew Queen! Hahaha...Okay, let us know when you'll be in town.

LGBK : :o) - Hey there, welcome back!

Peb said...

oh my the char siew and siew yoke looks fantastic.....yum yum!

Hazza said...

I'm a big char siu fan too and this looks divine!

Bernsy said...

now longing for some meng kee's...

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

the cha siu looks well-charred, the way i like it! i'd like to meet u in person n see how u look like, with all these delicious meals!!!

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

suggestn only: how about a list of the best KL offers like char siu,noodles or chicken rice updated every quarter, like how Instyle does a list of best makeup n stuff. for ppl like me, away frm kl, a list i can refer to quickly would be very useful. pls tell ivy tt for me too...
thanking you in anticipation,

yours truly.

vkeong said...

gosh.. the wantans look so good!! I gotta stop myself from visiting your blog at nite >.< Drums are playing in my stomach now and I only have maggi!

Added this to my next destination in Shah Alam already :D

Simon Seow said...

ah, I should have no problem finding this place.

wmw said...

Peb : The char siew outshone the siew yoke though :o)

hazza : Another char siew fan, another place to add to your eat list!

Bernsy : Haven't been going to Meng Kee's since I found FSF and now this place.

Terri : Hahah...how I look like with all this delicious meals? Er...weighing more than I should? Hahaha...sure thing, let us know when you making a visit. Hmmm...a quarterly roundup? I think more of a 6 month or yearly roundup, not that many new ones. Thanks for the suggestion :o)

Vkeong, Simon: Remember to call ahead and book first, even for normal char siew.

Jackson said...

Oohhhh... i love their version of char siew too! It's sweet compared to Meng Kee

wmw said...

Jackso : I haven't eaten at Meng Kee's for a long time now :)

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