Saturday, March 8, 2014
Scallop porridge that’s goody-goody at hard-to-find Riverview Small Village Restaurant
(PIxs copyright Ewe Paik Leong)
Riverview Small Village is a hard-to-find fan-ventilated restaurant that is popular with office workers in Jalan Ipoh, KL. Situated on the bank of the Batu River, this restaurant offers all the standard “tai chow” dishes. Their menu is a whiteboard with their dishes written in Putonghua.
From the back porch, diners have a view of the gushing river but it’s not terribly scenic. I ate their scallop porridge, which was refreshing and full-flavoured. Apart from scallops, the dish also contained abalone and it was topped with cilantro. The restaurant also serves seafood porridge, pork-rib porridge and fish-fillet porridge.
My bill for the scallop porridge, a plate of stir-fried brussel and two drinks came to RM36. I will return again to sample their “tai chow” dishes.
Riverview Small Village Restaurant
Jalan Cenderuh 2
4th Mile, Off Jalan Ipoh
10:30 am to 3 pm
5 pm to 10 pm
Closed on Wednesday
Travel along Jalan Ipoh from Dynasty Hotel. Pass Mutiara Komplek, pass Ford/Alfa Romeo showroom of Auto Connexions. When you reach the Petronas gas station, immediately turn left. Then take the first right. The zinc-roofed restaurant stands opposite Wisma Jaya Bakti. Two mutts chained to a tree may bark at you when you approach the eatery.