Hakka Passion first opened at a corner shoplot in Bandar Puteri – but they picked the worst location to do so coz that spot is notorious for bad ‘fengshui’ (ie it’s in a busy area but people seem to walk past it for some reason. Several shops have opened and closed down in the same spot). So it was a good thing that they moved a couple of blocks away to a nicer location! Business seemed to be booming here, judging from the full-house dinner crowd.
Our food took a long time to arrive, so I nibbled on condiments. Sambal belacan is a mix of chilli paste and prawn roe + dried shrimps. Super addictive, but also loaded with cholesterol :P
Tofu in pumpkin sauce. Looked yucky and sad, but tasted amazing. The tofu, which was lightly fried on the outside, was soft and silky on the inside. The pumpkin sauce was thick, almost like creamy pumpkin soup, and mixed with generous bits of minced pork and mushrooms for added texture. Easily best dish of the night.
They messed up one of our orders and gave us this lotus root with carrots, green peas and cashews. We gave it back coz mum cant eat lotus root, but since it looked nice I took a pic anyway :D
Deep fried Hakka pork. Well flavoured with five spice powder, crunchy and tender. Felt it could use a bit more fat, coz it was very lean even though they used pork belly.
Chicken in rice wine and fermented bean paste, which gave it that distinct red colouring. The chicken was just right – not tough nor too tender with a nice bite, and the sauce had a slightly bitter but aromatic tang from the wine. Overall, quite tasty!
Claypot mixed veggies. I don’t like cabbage lol so I didn’t really eat much. It also had woodear fungus, vermicilli and beancurd.
The quality of food at Hakka Passion is consistent throughout, and showcases the varied cuisine this clan has to offer. A little on the pricey side, but I guess it’s alright to splurge on a dinner out now and then :)
18, Jalan Puteri 2/5,Bandar Puteri, Puchong, Selangor, 47100, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm