MUM’s b-day was last weekend, but she wasn’t feeling well and didn’t want to go anywhere fancy, so we ended up just going to a nearby Chinese restaurant in Puchong Utama. The place was simply called Dai Pai Dong (in Cantonese, that’s ‘hawker stall’).


Ze waitress was from Mainland China and spoke no English or Cantonese. Our family being twinkies, we had a hard time understanding what she was saying. Somehow we ended up ordering their ‘house special’, which is chicken in a vege sauce of mushrooms, garlic and carrots. The chicken’s texture was tough and dry despite the sauce, which was quite tasteless. Not very impressive.


Claypot seafood tofu.. which was also tasteless. On the bright side, that means that they weren’t heavy-handed on the MSG. Too much soup, not enough ingredients


The saving grace was the salted egg yolk squid, which was fresh, springy and crunchy no the outside, besides being well-seasoned and flavourful.


It was cheap though – four dishes (+ stir fried spinach and rice) came to about RM50+ which is very affordable for Chinese restaurants these days.

Dai Pai Dong 

(Same row as Domino’s Pizza)

Jalan PU2/7, Taman Puchong Utama, 47100, Puchong, Selangor