Monday, March 13, 2017

Eighty9 @ SS3 Petaling Jaya

Founded by three longtime friends Dinesh, Sam & Reagan, Eighty9 telegraphs a sense of playful personality through its menu - bak-kut-teh-inspired pork ribs with herbal nuances come paired with sour Chinese cabbage & pan-fried mushrooms in a neat twist on BKT (RM29), while a cream of watercress soup with salty-smoky dynamics (RM9) & deep-fried dumplings stuffed with crab meat, crab sticks & house-made citrus-laced ricotta cheese (RM12) deliver interesting reinterpretations of flavours that'll feel both familiar & fresh; wash down with a sawi-nanas blended beverage or wine. Service is warm & prices are fair, making Eighty9 a nice example of a worthwhile neighbourhood restaurant. Trivia: The outlet's name marks the birth year of its owners.

Eighty9 @ PJ
2, Jalan SS3/31, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Mon-Thurs, 12pm-11pm; Fri-Sun, 12pm-12am. Tel: 03-7865-5212

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12 comments:

  1. Wow! The owners are very young like you. I absolutely like their fun menu and pricing.

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    1. Twilight Man: no la - i'm more than a decade older than them! :D

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  2. Setting is like a typical hotel cafe/coffee house. Love the impressive exterior. Sawi nanas? Hmmm...maybe I can try brewing my own.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, you'll be able to tweak the juice according to your own flavour preference! :)

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  3. I like the catchy name. So young, born in 1989 :) The food is typically youngster food, I think. But this auntie will zero in on the ribs hee..hee...

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    1. Phong Hong: haha, i definitely feel older when i meet people in their 20s now. hopefully the food here will appeal to both young and old :)

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  4. Haven't had bak-kut-teh for ages. Can I have some of the pork ribs? Hehe

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    1. CK: i also haven't had the original bak kut teh in a very long time! but am sure can find in taman desa :D

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  5. Pork + sour Chinese cabbage reminds me of German pork knuckle LOL

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    1. Choi Yen: you're right - it does feel like a twist on sauerkraut :D

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  6. I've been here and actually i think you've missed a few of their standout dishes, the sui yuk (both traditional and stir fried) are excellent, the pork shoulder is very tasty too. Portions here i found very generous for the price too.

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    1. Ben: thanks for the recommendations - you're right, we only tried three dishes, so we definitely should return at some point to try out the other dishes, particularly the pork ones ;)

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