Tanjung Tualang Prawn House @ Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara

Tanjung Tualang Prawn House (Peranakan Cuisine) is a Halal restaurant located at Kota Damansara  which is famous for its fresh water prawns, been in business for about 5 years. Dorothy Ong (Managing Director) save your hassle to travel all the way to Tanjung Tualang, a town famous for fresh water prawns in Perak, by ensuring you their restaurant only uses live fresh water prawns from Tanjung Tualang. They are only of a few restaurant in PJ that offer live fresh water prawns, compared to frozen, the fresh one has a far superior texture and fragrance. The restaurant maintains a high quality standard for the food they serve and offering a variety of seafood dishes, chicken, vegetables, bean curd, soup, omelette and appetiser such as mango and paku kerabu, which is cooked with a twist Chinese and Nyonya. Set lunch also available with around 40 choices of noodles and rice. Crabs are also serve in the restaurant, due to the popular demand for it, famous for their Butter Cheese Crab ( a rich and creamy cover with aroma from curry leaves) and other hot sellers dish include ladies fingers sambal, belacan fried rice, sambal kembong fish rice, sotong with salted egg and more...

The restaurant is such a success and it is quite surprising to know that the Dorothy did not start out in the food industry. She was a Quantity Surveyor and a Marketing Manager for a chemical company and product companies. It does seem like Dorothy made a huge gamble by venturing into the food industry. She started her restaurant with only 4 dishes (Deep Fried Fresh Water Prawn with superior sauce, Claypot Assam Fish Head, Kampung Steamed Chicken and Ulam (special vegetable dish with her own sauce recipe made from home grown spices and herbs) and being the only cook. She still remembers how she started early those days. She would personally go to the wet market very early in the morning to buy the ingredients for her dishes. She insists that all the ingredients she uses must be fresh. She did have some help with the running of the restaurant from her family members. From being the sole cook of the restaurant, she has now trained chefs to cook for her restaurants. These chefs cook to cater for the high number of purchases daily. She also adds a personal touch to her business by offering catering to those staying or working near her shop.
It is indeed good to know that Dorothy also actively gives back to the community through her involvement with the Lions Club from 1997 to 2006. For the last 8 years, she was a full time volunteer.

Do pay Tanjung Tualang Prawn House a visit and if you do, don't forget to look out for its very impressive owner, Dorothy!
Tanjung Tualang Prawn House (Halal)
No. 26-1, Jalan PJU 5/9, Dataran Sunway,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03 6141 6033 Business Hours: 11:00am to 11:30pm (daily)
(close on 1st and 3rd Tuesday)
Organized and Recommended by: Ms.Meei and Kevin on behalf of the owner Ms. Dorothy
Dining with us: Ivy from Food (Online Magazine) and Shanonchow.com (lifestyles blogger)
Signature Dish: Original Tanjung Tualang Steamed Big Prawns in Superior Soy Sauce, RM20.00 per piece (7 Fresh water prawns, RM240.00)
Steamed fresh and big water prawns, top with a special home made soy sauce. The aromatic soy sauce bring out the flavour plus taste of the firm and juicy full of bite of sweet flesh prawn....succulent!
Steamed Australian Crayfish, RM35.00 (1/2 kg)
Australian Crayfish are fresh water crustaceans resembling small lobsters, it has a strong, sweet, lobster-like flavor and a delicate texture that firms by simply steaming it.
Australian Crayfish Masak Kunyit, RM35.00 (1/2 kg)
Deep fried with spices, made the meat a little tougher in texture, saltier and fishier flavor...good!
Fried Bitter Gourd with Salted Egg Yolk, RM18.00
There are bits of salted egg yolks coated with the thinly slice bitter gourd which give a unique flavor and a creamy texture to it.
Tom Yam Seafood, RM20.00
A disticnt hot and sour flavor, aromatic, healthy and zesty soup
Steam Asam Pedas Red Snapper, RM45.00
Fresh fish, perfectly steamed, with a sweet, sour and spicy flavor and a beautiful aroma from those abundant herbs blended well into the sauce and fish were covered over generous amount of ingredients like tomato, lady's fingers and pineapple.
Deep Fried Squid coated with Salted Egg, RM27.00
Crispy, fresh and chewy squid coated with salted egg that adds a creamy and tasty flavor to it.
Butter Cheese Crab, RM65.00 (2.2kg)
Crabs were coated with a creamy butter cheese gravy which goes so well with the fried mantau. This dish is best eaten with hands....highly recommended you order this!
 Everyone busy eating....
Fried Mantau, RM1.00 per piece
Dessert: Fruits (Daily different dessert offer, on the house)
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Daily Set Lunch Promotion!!!
The Prawn House also offers a Lunch Set at RM8.90 nett, which consists of a main course which is rice or noodle with meat and vegetables, a 500ml drink of either ice lemon tea, honey jasmine tea, barley, lo hon ko or syrup water; and fruits for dessert.
Food Review Tanjung Tualang Menu: For our lunch (10 person serving)
Steamed Australian Crayfish, RM35
Australian Crayfish Masak Kunyit, RM35
Butter Cheese Crab with Fried Mantau, RM65
Fried Bitter Gourd with Salted Egg Yolk, RM18
Steamed Asam Pedas Red Snapper, RM45
Original Tanjung Tualang Steamed Big Prawns in Superior Soy Sauce, RM240
Tom Yam Seafood, RM20
Deep Fried Squid coated with Salted Egg, RM27
Recommended Dishes
Live Australian Crayfish
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