Situated in the busy town of SS2, New Paris Restaurant is no stranger to folks in PJ or even the Klang Valley. What used to be a single storey restaurant has now bloomed into a full-fledged 4-storey building that stretches across 3 shop lots. Amazing! What’s also amazing is the speed of which food is served here. After our order, the waiter told us that we had to wait for about 15 minutes for our food to arrive, but the first dish actually came in less than 10 minutes! On a full house night to boot!
Picture taken at the end of our dinner
Chinese tea cups
On every table was a bowl of home made chili sauce which was very fragrant, spicy and sour from the flavour of lime juice.
Home made chili sauce
One of the highly recommended dish by the waiter was the Champagne chicken with Watermelon. As interesting as the name of the dish sounded, I doubt that there was any champagne used. The chicken was very well-marinated with a sweet and sour flavour and had a nice caramelized outer layer that gave it a nice glaze. The balls of watermelon were sweet and juicy, making this dish essentially a festival of flavours!
Champagne chicken with Watermelon (RM25)
Sweet and juicy watermelon balls
Another recommendation was the Braised Pork Knuckle, soft and tender with a melt-in-your-mouth fat layer. Since I’m not a fan of the fatty layer, I aimed for the lean meat, which was equally juicy and fall-off-the-bone soft. The gravy was savoury with a light peppery taste. Mix it around with some rice and you’re good to go!
Braised Pork Knuckle (RM40)
Soft and tender meat
Apart from the dishes of meat, we had a few varieties of vegetables. Spinach with Garlic was nicely fried with young leaves, no complaints there.
Spinach with Garlic (RM12)
Stir fry Beansprouts with Salted Fish was moreish and appetizing, especially with the generous amount of salted fish used.
Beansprouts with Salted Fish (RM14)
Last but not least, Claypot Beancurd was cooked with mushrooms, green peas, carrots and a whole lot of delicious gravy kept warm in the claypot. The homemade beancurd or tofu was soft and smooth, while the generous amount of mushrooms gave the gravy a very aromatic smell. I could just order this dish and a plate of rice for my dinner.
Claypot Beancurd (RM30)
Home made bean curd with mushrooms
Although New Paris does not serve exceptionally good food that makes us shout, their dishes are average and their super fast service makes it a good choice for those who are looking for a quick bite. Judging from the way they are expanding almost exponentially, New Paris is here to stay.
New Paris Restaurant, SS2
New Paris Restaurant
No. 62, 64, 66, Jalan SS2/72,
47300 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 03-7955 9180, 03-7955 0186
Business Hours: Daily 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 10.30pm
GPS Coordinates: 3.118662, 101.625802