[Non-halal] We recently celebrated our mum’s milestone birthday at Restoran Green View in PJ.
This restaurant is known for its Sang Har Mee (freshwater prawn noodles) – and recently opened a Halal restaurant called Galah Gala in TTDI.
We found the food and service here to be excellent.
Restoran Green View in PJ
Operating since 1993, Restoran Green View is known for its Sang Har Mee and Chinese seafood dishes.
Despite growing up in PJ, Max had never stepped foot into this establishment, and it had been years since Ming had eaten here.
In recent months, the Sang Har Mee seems to have come under our radar – and we’ve decided to make a reservation here for Sunday lunch to celebrate our mum’s 70th birthday.
Restoran Green View’s famous Sang Har Mee
The most popular dish here is the Sang Har Mee. Every table seems to have at least one order.
The last time we had a really good Sang Har Mee was at Restoran Pan Heong in Batu Caves (see our post here).
We thought the Sang Har Mee here was quite delicious and on par with Pan Heong’s – but Max did have a slight preference for the latter due to a more prominent “roe” taste.
Since there were five of us, we decided to order Sang Har Mee with two medium freshwater prices that weighed 0.65kg.
Priced at RM216.26 per kg, the noodles dish came up to RM169.00 – which we thought was quite reasonable.
Very fresh prawns, lovely gravy
Our family enjoyed the dish! We thought the freshwater prawns were fresh and sweet (we’ve tasted ones that had no sweetness at all).
The dish here is served with crispy noodles (vs. hor fun or flat noodles at other joints) – which we thought blended well with the thick gravy.
The gravy had a nice consistency, with a lovely orange colour as it had been mixed with the natural “roe” bits of the prawns. Hence, the gravy itself was already savoury with a nice “prawny” umami.
Live Indonesian mud crabs
Our second major dish of the day was the live Indonesian Mud Crabs cooked with salted egg (RM336 for two).
Priced at RM198.20 per kg, the crabs were definitely on the pricier side – but this was justified by the freshness and size of the crabs.
Also, the service here at Restoran Green View is definitely a step above most Chinese restaurants as the servers would actually (hygienically and masterfully) peel the crab claws for us. I mean, check out the biceps of our server!
The verdict? Superbly fresh and juicy crabs with claws the size of our Ming’s palm!
The salted egg sauce was also stellar – as it was actually made with lots of actual salted egg yolk bits (instead of diluted sauce) accented with a good amount of curry leaves. This was a crab dish that was skillfully cooked by the chef.
Pumpkin Beancurd & Yuan Yang Kailan
At some Chinese seafood restaurants, the tofu and vegetable dishes tend to perform below expectations – but the ones here were delicious.
Our mum (and us) really enjoyed the Pumpkin Beancurd (RM21 for small). The tofu was soft and fresh and the gravy had enough pumpkin flavours to make a delectable dish. We also liked the addition of prawns and nai pak for a more wholesome dish.
Similarly, the Yuan Yang Kailan (RM40 for medium) was executed well with nice crispy bits, and stir-fried veggies that were infused with enough wok hei and garlicky hit.
It is not common for all dishes to meet expectations at a Chinese banquet restaurant – but this was an exception for us.
We honestly enjoyed all the dishes, and we must also commend the excellent service here. The staff are always so attentive and we liked how they actually prep the dishes individually – a service that’s mostly reserved for more high-end Chinese restaurants or wedding banquets.
We came for the sang har mee, but really enjoyed all the other dishes as well.
We advise making reservations to secure a table.
Restoran Green View
Address: 8, Jln 19/3, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 11am-3pm, 5.30pm-10pm Daily
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