Williams

If there's one thing Malaysians know how to do well is take a cuisine, toss cili padi and 'everything boleh' flair and call it their own. Williams is not here to offer you subtle flavours, rather a slap in your face kinda food and it's good...

by The Foodster Photography FriedChillies Wed, December 06, 2006
Mixed Cuisine

I was eating excellent seafood pasta. In fact, I was totally ignoring the pasta and instead am stuck in the fish. The large chunk in the middle of the plate is so good I am moving the plate away from my fellow diners afraid that they might want more of it. Some nights it’s just lightly cooked in the thick sauce and incredibly fresh. On this night there is a light crust on top of the fish which adds ridiculous, delicious dimensions to this dish.

Oh… there’s more my friends, the mussels with it are huge and fresh and then there’s the squid, called sotong bang bang stuffed with delicious things. It’s soft when you cut it and as you chew the stuffing will ooze into your mouth creating quite a tongue thrill. All this tossed with fettucini cooked in a thick mama mia tomato sauce and cilli padi. I’m moving the plate further away. Someone tries to take a piece of the squid. I smack them back.

We were not in some five-star restaurant. We were in true Malaysian fashion by the side of the road, in a make-shift stall seated on all manner of stools and benches. Williams, as the nameless place is called after its cheerful, rosy cheeked owner does Italian and Western and Malaysian food- boldly, fast and scrumptious in a mad fusion way.

Try the spaghetti meatballs with the biggest meatballs I’ve ever seen stuffed with cheese in the middle. Try too the garlic-butter-cheese naan made with mozzarella. The nasi goreng ketam is to die for cooked with soft shell crabs. You will not be able to stop eating this. Very addictive, with a Thai flavour to it and lots of delectable soft shell crabs falling all over the mound of rice. Another insane creation is the triple-H. Basically a triple-decker sandwich, it is stuffed with filling, then dipped in egg and fried.

If you have the chicken version is comes stuffed with turkey ham and chicken salami. Have it the meat version then it becomes a monster five-decker, each deck a different beef creation- roast beef, salami, pepperoni and pastrami. You can’t bite into it without unhinging your jaw. So you have to cut through the egg crust into the layers spilling all the meaty goodness on your plate. Then dip it in the homemade mayonnaise and savour the layers and textures of meat some slightly chewy, some melts in your mouth, some peppery and crunchy. It’s mad, mad, mad.

Antipasto plates are also worth an order piled with sausages, salamis and meats. It also comes with pesto, a delicious mushroom concoction and mashed potatoes that is still a little rough with gravy poured all over it. They also bake Portobello mushrooms here with cheese and pasta. The firm mushrooms goes well with the gooey cheese. You will lick every morsel up. Just ask William or Ester his wife to recommend you what’s good or new on the menu. There is so much more you can try here like arrabiata, vongole, risotto and chicken kiev. Portions are generous- you can easily share two to a plate unless you are greedy like me.

Even the drinks here are in jumbo size. Ribena lychee or longan is good in huge two pint glasses. Fruit juices here are also fresh served in jam jars. Ambiance is little to be desired with people hollering, mandatory TV blaring and tables packed close together. But with food like this- fit for any obsessive foodie, good enough to lift the plate and lick, bring your mother-in-law and she won’t mind sitting by the drain kind of food, who really cares?







Tried the spag meatballs, and yes, they were good. Tried their baked spag with cheese too, and they are lovely.

Don't order their steak... VERY tough... i got numbed chewing on the steak.

by Bunny September 20, 2007 12:50AM

Tried the chicken chop which according to my friends' recommendation was supposedly 'awesome'. Not that good. Too much fat and extremely oily. Price not worth it. Their mushroom soup was good though.

by Elepiggy August 10, 2007 3:43AM

Finally got time to go and try Williams... Good food...really good...for a first timer, just ordered what was recommended by our foodster here...(as the blackboard there were empty) Wish to sample some more great food at Williams. Suggestions anyone???

by elenium July 31, 2007 5:28AM

Tried william's, so nice but we just have to look at the food on the next table and point out which one we want. Can somebody ask him to print out the menu? or anyone volunteer to do it? At least we can see what's inside the food and how much it cost. But overall, it's a very delicious place

by enakpisan January 25, 2007 2:51PM

You don't need to be regular. Just ask for Williams. He's one funny dude! I onced asked him for a menu, and he said "You looking at it".

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by Riz Ainuddin December 23, 2006 4:38PM

They don't have a tel number. It's a hawker place near the Taman Bahagia old Lim Kok Wing.

by The Foodster December 20, 2006 9:58AM

anyone can tell me where's tis place. TEL no

by cv December 20, 2006 8:09AM

I think most of their customers were regulars so they knew what to ask for. Having read your comments I think we were a bit lucky as the first time we were at Williams, came with a regular.

by The Foodster December 15, 2006 11:31PM

Erm not really... maybe you came on a super busy night- afterall it is a roadside mamak-type stall. Te nasi goreng ketam is a new edition about a month back. So far the times we went Williams or his wife Esther was happy to recommend stuff to us

by The Foodster December 14, 2006 2:03PM

I'm curious, do you have to be a regular here to order those special dishes? We went here once quite some time back and they were too busy to even talk less recommend any dishes to us. Hence we had to select food from their cooked dishes or whatever they had written up in the board.

by boolicious December 10, 2006 10:57PM


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Williams

                   



Address:
Jalan SS26/9 Taman Mayang Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya
Tel:

Open:
Around 6pm - until early morning

Pros:
Humongous portions. Something new to try every night

Cons:
Hygiene ain't their strong points, hold your bags tight and sometimes when Williams is feeling cheeky you might get something entirely different from what you've ordered

Price Range:
RM 40 - RM 100

Parking:
Canlah

Certification:
Pork Free

Map:


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