Taking a flight across the ocean to meet your craving for Sarawak laksa is an absurd idea. Especially since you can find authentic Sarawak cuisine at Mama Ting Restaurant.
This simple kopitiam-style restaurant at Chow Yang, SS2 has good ventilation. The large ceiling fans make for an airy dining atmosphere.
Can’t wait to enjoy some delicious Sarawak food? Read on to learn more about Mama Ting Restaurant in SS2.
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About Mama Ting Restaurant At SS2
Mama Ting Restaurant SS2 is a notable crowd-puller among the shop lots in Chow Yang, SS2.
The owner of the restaurant hails from Sibu. And her keen interest in good Sarawak food inspired her to start this business.
Opening its doors in 2019, you’ll find a strong heritage of Fu Chow influence in the menu. Because many Hakka descendants also call Sibu home.
Owing to the owner’s background, you can be sure of authentic-tasting Sarawakan dishes!
Ease Of Parking At Mama Ting Restaurant In SS2
Since Chow Yang is in a residential area, parking lots are few, and vacant ones are not easy to find.
To save time, park near the playground next to the restaurant or in the residential area.
After peak hours (after 2pm), it’s much easier to find a parking place in this area.
Ambiance At Mama Ting Restaurant In SS2
The ambiance of Mama Ting Restaurant is fuss-free without any fancy décor.
Tables and chairs are in a neat layout. Ventilation is excellent with extra fans on the wall separating the kitchen area.
And although the restaurant isn’t air-conditioned, it’s airy and cool. Moreover, it does not feel cramped like a typical kopitiam.
Service At Mama Ting Restaurant In SS2
Service is quick and food comes within 10 minutes of ordering.
Guests receive a physical menu. There are sheets of paper and pens on each table for diners to fill out their orders.
If you have any questions, a quick wave of your hand will draw the attention of the courteous staff.
There is a good mix of local staff and foreign helpers too so language is not a barrier here.
Signature Dishes At Mama Ting Restaurant In SS2
Naturally, Kolo Mee is their best seller and lives up to its enticing billing.
They mix the firm and springy noodles with a sweet red char siu sauce. And top the noodles with minced pork and roasted pork slices (char siu). A garnish of chopped scallions completes the dish.
Since the portions are generous, a small bowl is enough to fill your belly.
To be honest, the Kampua Mee didn’t look as inviting as the Kolo Mee. It is less saucy, drier, and colorless.
But this dish has its own character and distinct taste profile. It uses pork lard, white pepper, and a dash of soy sauce and comes with a zesty orange sauce.
The sweetness of the char siu slices complements the garlic oil of the noodles.
Moreover, the noodles are straight and not wavy like the Kolo Mee. To us, the firm texture of the noodles is their main selling point.
Laksa Sarawak is another star attraction with a heavenly medley of spices. It has earthy notes of toasted ground nuts and sesame seeds.
The exquisite shrimp paste (belacan) adds heat and spice to the dish. Laksa Sarawak uses less coconut milk than traditional curry laksa.
But the coconut milk still adds a subtle creaminess to the dish that enriches the taste profile. And with the refreshing nuances of coriander, their Laksa Sarawak is a satisfying meal!
Tomato Fried Kuey Teow (or Mee Jawa Sarawak) is another Sarawak specialty to try here. The thick, red tomato broth offers a perfect balance between sweet and sour.
It is comparable to Cantonese fried kuey teow with distinct wok hei undertones. And they serve it with plenty of chicken cutlets, vegetables, and seafood.
Other Dishes At Mama Ting Restaurant In SS2
We have tried their pork liver soup. And it is less peppery and a bit milder than what we expect.
Meanwhile, the Foo Chow Red Wine Egg Soup brings up memories of confinement food. It has a sweet aftertaste of rice wine.
Lastly, Hokkien Meat Roll is another tasty dish at Mama Ting Restaurant. It has a blend of well-marinated ground meat and aromatic spices fried to a crisp.
Drinks At Mama Ting Restaurant In SS2
As for the drinks, the greenish pandan wheatgrass isn’t only a real eye-catcher. It’s also a refreshing escapade on a hot day. If you prefer your drink less sweet, specify less sugar on the order form.
Pricing At Mama Ting Restaurant In SS2
With an average price of RM10 per main order, a meal for 3 with drinks and a side dish costs under RM50.
In short, prices are decent and not excessive. At this price point, the quality of the food is admirable, as is the welcoming ambiance.
Mama Ting Restaurant SS2 is one of those eateries that you hope will stay in business for many years to come.
They usually have a steady flow of loyal customers (and a lack of seats) during lunchtime.
If you’re looking to find more good food nearby, check out this list of the best food in SS2 that’s chow-worthy!
- Address: 8, Jalan SS 2/10, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
- Operating Hours: 9am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 8.50pm daily, Closed on Thursday.
- Contact: 012-808 3660