Recently Chris told me he discovered a hidden gem. Hidden where?
Semenyih!
Good reviews backed up our plan for a dinner session even more. Having heard that their dishes are highly rated 9 out of 10 from bloggers, a reason for a palate discovery.
Semenyih…This area might seemed foreign to most of you, & some might hold back for a while when it requires the slight drive you will have to make.
But it was rather convenient for us :) Another plus point for us to get there.
Restoran 52 is easily noticed once you turn in from the main road (google map as below).
Get what we meant? Haha.

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As their dinner serving time starts at 6pm, try to be there earlier as their service can be quite slow. You may reserve a table but not the dishes.
Be prepared to wait if you notice there are crowds pouring in like us. Many tables have not been served yet :P

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Like any other casual Chinese “tai chow”, Restoran 52 have some specialties to ignite your palate, which we thought they were memorable & worth a revisit. Here’s some of their must-orders!

Dark Beer Ribs 黑啤排骨 – RM12
Really dark in colour, a rather different version of the Guinness ribs that we used to have as it matches the black beauty coating of the sticky dark stout. Very flavoursome & tender ribs that all of us enjoyed.

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Light deep fried tilapia 油滑非洲 – RM32
Doesn’t look like it has been deep fried? It may looked like any other steam fish, but this creative method of cooking churned out this great dish.
Being bathed in hot boiling oil, this creates the additional aroma while preserving the freshness of the fish. The skin remains as if it’s steamed. The meat was smooth and not overcooked. Served with cili padi, shredded ginger, garlic & soy sauce.

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Salted Egg Squids 咸蛋蘇东 – RM12
I love this to bits! Every bite is brimmed with mega flavours of the salted eggs with hints of spiciness from the dried chillies. Artery clogging? We didn’t quite pay attention to this matter for the moment.

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Salt baked Chicken Wings 盐焗鸡翅 – RM9
It definitely doesn’t look baked to us. Looks more light deep fried :) But the hints of salt & pepper plus the dash of spring onion & cili padi definitely boosted up the flavours. Do try!

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Hot Plate Hor Fun 铁板河粉 – RM12
Another interesting dish, the flat rice noodles (hor fun) are served on a sizzling hot plate. Smooth texture with taste almost resembling the “wat tan hor” but the sizzles added some distinct taste I guess :)

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Stir fry sweet potato leaves 清炒树苗 – RM10

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**Other popular dishes includes: Curry Fish Head, Loh Shu Fun, Abacus seed 算盘子, Claypot ribs with yam, Butter Squid, Fresh water prawns egg noodles.
Restoran 52
52 Jalan Sungai Lalang
Semenyih Negeri Sembilan
Lunch: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.00pm
**Closed on MONDAYS
Tel: +603 87238733
Mobile: +6012 6439892


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