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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Gossip Time Restaurant @ Paramount Garden Petaling Jaya - Malaysian Street Food and Steamboat Review

If you have been to Cameron Highlands, you would probably come across Gossip Corner which serves its' popular wantan noodles and Big Burger Challenge. After more than 3 years operating in Cameron Highlands, they decided to spread its wings to Petaling Jaya and with that, they started Gossip Time 3 months ago which is located at 5, Jalan 20/14 Paramount Garden 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

For those that are not familiar with what Gossip Corner serves, then this blog post will highlight some of these special offering to the PJ folks. The only difference is that at the Cameron outlet; no pork are served there whereas here at Gossip Time - pork are served.

Gossip Time @ Petaling Jaya is a very simple no frill cafe style setup; its' key mission is to deliver quality food at very reasonable prices as attested by our food review session.

We started off, with the Special Curry Chicken Set (RM8.90) which is served with a bowl of rice, papadum, fried eggs and soup of the day; touted by some of its customers as the No 1 curry in Petaling Jaya; we definitely have to give this a try. According to the chef, the curries serves at Gossip Time does not contain any santan (coconut milk); so for those who are particular about cholesterol and the bad effect of santan, you will now be able to enjoy a nice curry. The curry is cooked with a spices, lemongrass and fresh milk which is very fragrant and was a perfect match to the white rice which is served with the curry. Loves the potatoes which was cooked to a soft texture.

Next on is another house specialty, which is the Gossip Prawn Wantan Mee - Dry  (RM8.90 Small, RM9.90 Big). We find the texture of the noodles to be firm and have a bouncy texture. A check with the Chef reveals that the wantan noodles is specially made by its master (more than 40 years noodles making experience) and does not contain any boric acid. The wantan noodles are mixed with soya sauce and topped with minced meat.

For those that prefer the soupy version you can order the Gossip Prawn Wantan Mee - Soup  (RM8.90 Small, RM9.90 Big). We like the soup based as the chef uses pork bones which is boiled for a few hours. The creamy based look of the soup attest to this claims and it was very delicious. We love the big size wantan which has a prawn in it and was perfectly matched with the meat filling. For RM8.90 a bowl, it is very reasonable price considering the 3 chunky wantan that comes with the mee.

For those that love a little spicy taste on their wantan mee, you can try out the Curry Chicken Wantan Mee  (RM8.90 Small, RM9.90 Big). Unlike the earlier curry chicken, the soup based has a lighter broth and less spicy. Gossip Time also serves a Dry Curry version too.

Another specialty noodles that are served here is the Spicy Noodle King - Dry (RM9.90 Small, RM10.90 Big). This is not for the faint hearted but really for those seeking a real thrill of spiciness in their noodles. It has a very strong after taste of spiciness that lingers around your mouth and throat long after you finish your meal. According to the chef, he uses 7 special ingredients with chillies of different type to concoct this special spicy sauce.

Next on is the Special Satay Sauce Chicken Chop Rice (RM14.50). The chicken chop is fried to a crisp and then topped with an in-house made special peanut satay sauce. If you are a real fan of satay, this dish is just for you.

For the less adventurous, you can have the Mushroom Chicken Rice (RM8.90). This dish is similar to Braised Chicken with potatoes but here the chicken meat is braised with an add on of mushroom and fried potatoes.

The next specialty is the Gossip Pork/Chicken Burger King (RM24.90). This burger has many layers; Sandwiched in between the big bun are slices of tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, onions, pineapple, omelette and a piece of chicken chop with mayo dressing.

Started from Gossip Corner in Cameron Highland, Gossip Time continued; a new legend to find the quickest Gossip Time Burger King Champion. Herewith are some of the past challengers.

The current Champion in Gossip Time is 5 minutes and 21 seconds. If you are ready to take this challenge, then you can head over to Gossip Time. Tell the manager that you want to take up the Burger King Challenge. The record breaker will be given to order anything on the menu for that day absolutely free of charge.

For some light snack, you can also order the Chicken Wings (RM8.90/serving of 4 pieces)
The chicken wings are pre marinated with special ingredients and fried to a crispy golden brown while the meat was still juicy on the inside.

For dinner, Gossip Time also offers a special steamboat offering of 2 soup base which is the Pork Bone and Special Spicy Broth.

The price for a per pax steamboat set is RM24.90 - minimum order is 2 pax. The Pork Bone soup is of a clear type and was flavourful to slurp at it is. Once, the delicacies are simmered into the broth, you can start to taste the flavourful broth.

The set cor 2 pax comes with prawns, slices of chicken, slices of pork meat, fish, meatball, enoki mushroom and etc. For the steamboat set, you can order unlimited vegetables of the day. So, for those that loves vegetables in their steamboat, you can eat your heart out with the accompany broth.

The other broth is the Special Spicy Broth - this is quite spicy for me but is a welcome change from many steamboat restaurant that offers Tom Yum broth. Nevertheless for those that loves the spicy level can opt for this broth which goes well with the beehoon; as it will absorb the spicy flavour into the beehoon.

Gossip Time also offers a special set lunch from Monday to Friday during this period. Each set comes with Free Soup, Drinks and Fruits; a real value deal; from as low at RM9.90 onwards. Now, you don't need to cramp at coffee shop at Paramount Garden during lunch as Gossip Time is fully air conditioned to offers you a comfortable dining environment without burning a hole in your pocket.