[Non-halal] Uncle Soon has expanded!
We’ve wanted to try the famous Uncle Soon Fried Rice in Subang for the longest time. So we were elated when they opened a new branch closer to home in Kota Damansara.
(Wok) Hey, there!
We ordered two of their signature dishes via food delivery – Prawn Fried Rice and Char Siu Fried Rice (RM11.50 each). Both came with fried eggs and sambal belacan on the side.
Let’s start with the prawn fried rice. The fried rice was cooked perfectly with enough ‘wok hei’ (Cantonese for ‘breath of the wok’). The rice was superbly aromatic with a bit of char and smokiness.
The mata kerbau fried egg (Malay for egg sunny-side-up) was done beautifully – it had crispy charred edges and liquid yolk, and a drizzle of soy sauce. The sambal also had a nice spicy kick with a hint of acidity. The rice was very flavourful and savoury. The addition of bok choy veggies was quite a nice touch and provided balance to the dish.
The prawns, however, were so-so. We wished they were more bouncy and succulent. But, I supposed they were acceptable for the price point.
As for the char siu rice, we found the bits of meat added a bit of sweetness to the dish with a more prominent soy sauce taste.
Max actually prefers this to the prawn fried rice (Ming prefers the latter as she is a savoury person). The portion for the char siu fried rice appears to be larger too (which Max loves! haha). When eating the char siu bits on their own, we could tell that it was already seasoned and cooked before they were added to the rice.
We can’t compare this to the OG stall in Subang as we have not tried that yet, but we enjoyed these two plates very much! It had enough ‘wok hei’, good portions and was very flavourful!
We love a good hawker stall fried rice – the other one we like is from the stall at Hup Soon Restaurant in SS3, Petaling Jaya.
Where’s your favourite?
Uncle Soon Fried Rice @ Yuan Feng Kopitiam
Address: 2-1, Jalan PJU 5/7, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 8am-3pm daily