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Kong: Friendly restobar to hang out for comfort food
by Melina M.

The restaurant is tucked on a corner lot in the busy SS15 business area of Subang Jaya. Parking can be a bit tricky during business hours; after finding no vacant spot, we had to park at the parking lot of the wet market just a few blocks away.

The interior design concept is not as trendy as some other cafes around the Klang Valley, but it is cozy enough, with a couple of dart boards at the back of the restaurant for people to have a beer and enjoy a game of darts.

The menu offers casual western food such as sandwiches, pasta, chicken chop, fish & chips and burgers; and a selection of small bites to go with your beers (if you drop by for supper). You can also order their all-day breakfast (eggs, beef bacon, hash browns, sausages & vegetable) if you want something more filling. The latest items on the menu are fried noodles and fried rice, local style.

We ordered one of the crowd favorites - the Buffalo Wings (RM13) for starters. The chicken wings came out fiery red, coated in generous amounts of sambal belacan. The buffalo wings tasted very spicy and savoury. In fact they were a tad too spicy; the spicy sauce on the wings numbed our tongues a bit and left a slightly bitter aftertaste. Mind you, we consider ourselves strong chili eaters, but even by our high chili thresholds we found the buffalo wings a bit too cloying and spicy.

For our mains, we had the Red Hot Chicken Burger (RM19) and the Grilled Chicken Chop with a side of mashed potatoes (RM17).

The Red Hot Chicken Burger consists of a deep-fried crispy chicken thigh, topped with melted cheese and lemon-spiked chili sauce, sandwiched between a sesame-seed bun. It comes accompanied with french fries sprinkled with herbs. The burger was juicy enough, with a mildly spicy and tangy sweet taste. It's also quite filling. We felt this dish could be improved with a serving of salad to balance it out.

The Grilled Chicken Chop was also quite decent. The mashed potatoes were a bit lumpy, but it tasted nice and buttery with a hint of black pepper. The chicken chop was well-grilled and succulent, coated with garlic sauce, sprinkled with herbs on top and some broccoli on the side.

To wash down all the food, we ordered a chilled Lemonade juice (RM7) and an Oreo Milkshake (RM12). The refreshing lemonade is perfect for the hot weather. The lemonade was not too sour or too sweet. However, the oreo milkshake was a bit diluted and we couldn't really taste the oreos in it.

Overall, the food here is average but the ambiance is welcoming for family dinners and friends chilling out after work. So if you are looking for a place for some hearty comfort food in Subang Jaya, or just a hangout to relax and have a few beers, check out Kong. They have a lunch promotion going on now with 15% off when you dine in from 12 to 3pm daily until the end of March 2018.

  • Kong
  • No 27, Jalan SS15/4B, 47500 Subang Jaya
  • Tel: +6017-691 6992 / +603-5611 5085
  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday : 12.00pm - 12.00am; closed on Mondays. Last call for the kitchen at 11.45pm
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