Fifty Tales Sea Park PJ
[This is the new Fifty Tales Sea Park PJ post. Check out our previous post on Fifty Tales here]
[Non-halal] After operating for years in a quiet neighbourhood in Bandar Sri Damansara, Fifty Tales has recently relocated to its new home in Sea Park PJ.
While we enjoyed the cosy neighbourhood feel of its previous place, the new spot is definitely much welcomed. Occupying a corner shop lot in Sea Park PJ (just behind the original MyBurgerLab restaurant), the new premise is bigger and brighter.
We managed to reserve a table for its Cincai Dinner on its opening weekend.
Fifty Tales Sea Park PJ
If you followed our blog closely, you would have known that we enjoyed both our meals at Fifty Tales earlier this year.
Fifty Tales is known for its fresh handmade noodles (made with only eggs and flour) and its Cincai dinner – which features Chinese dishes reinterpreted for a modern palate. You can read about our previous experiences in our previous post here.
Fifty Tales 2.0
For this visit, we decided to check out Fifty Tales’ latest Cincai Dinner.
We’ve tried their earlier iteration of the Cincai Dinner previously (which we enjoyed) and we were elated to find some new items on the menu. Here’s what we tried.
Dragon chives & Century Egg Sauce
After the usual complimentary steamed mantou served with pork lard butter, our first dish arrived: Dragon Chives & Century Egg Sauce (RM28).
This dish is Fifty Tales’ take on the classic Xiong Tong Yin Choy (Spinach in Superior Soup). Instead of spinach, the chefs opted for dragon chives which have a lovely crisp to go with the sauce made with century egg, tauchu (fermented yellow beans) and chicken fat.
This was certainly an inspired take – and we like how the veggies were complemented by the crispy fried anchovies and raw leaves.
Grilled Tiger Prawn in Salted Fish Curry
The Grilled Tiger Prawn in Salted Fish Curry (RM56) takes inspiration from one of the chef’s Peranakan heritage.
The prawns were grilled to perfect tenderness, and we could taste the natural sweetness of the meat. It also went well with the Peranakan curry – a bit tart, a bit sweet, a bit spicy, and a whole lotta savoury. It reminded us a bit of Asam Pedas spices but without the tamarind.
Truffle Yeasted Noodles
The Truffle Yeasted Noodles (RM39) was the dish that first caught our eyes due to its unique description.
The noodles are actually made from roasted chicken wing jus that’s been reduced and folded with sourdough (from dou dou bake) and finally freshly made into noodles. It is then served with dried scallops and truffle on top.
There’s no doubt that Fifty Tales is still the master of noodles (more below). The noodles have a good al-dente texture, but rich umami is really the highlight due to the combination of all the ingredients mentioned above.
Roasted Corn-fed Chicken Leg
The Roasted Corn-fed Chicken Leg (RM58) was a limited speciality and a favourite of its loyal patrons – so we were happy to see it on the menu.
Rubbed with five-spice powder, the chicken was well-seasoned and we enjoyed the crispy skin. However, the meat was dry in some parts – which we hope the kitchen will fine-tune in the future.
The chicken was served with a trio of condiments: spring onion pesto, five-spice salt, and aged chilli.
Among the three, the aged chilli was our favourite – made with a 7-month pickled chilli, the combination of tartness and spice really went well with the chicken.
A summary of the latest visit
As always, the service here is impeccable. Both Chef Aaron Phua and Chef Bimmy (who were on the floor as Chef Aaron Khor manages the kitchen) were super accommodating and helpful.
While we enjoyed the food – we still hoped to see a stronger unifying/complimentary element among the dishes on the Cincai Dinner menu. As this was just the first week on the job in their new home, we are sure there is nothing but upside from here.
Please make reservations to avoid disappointment.
Address: 19-G 19-G, Jalan 21/11b, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 12 pm-4 pm, 6 pm-10 pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
Phone: 012-249 2697
Check out our old Fifty Tales post
Check out our old post on Fifty Tales here.
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