Food Review: Gao Ren Guan (高人馆) @ Jaya One

22 April 2012
Entrance of Gao Ren Guan (高人馆)
Judging by the name, I initially thought Gao Ren Guan 高人馆 means a place for tall or skillful people but obviously it’s wrong. I later learnt that there is a district in Guang Dong, China called Gao Zhou (高州) and thus people from this district is referred to as 高人.
Gao Ren Guan is also available at Subang Jaya SS15 and Puchong but I’m visiting the Jaya One branch this time.


Four Most Popular Dishes #1: Braised Stuffed Bean Curd
Price: RM 18 (6pcs), RM 30 (10pcs)
The tau pok containing minced meat, fish meat and chives bursts out delicious juicy fish
bone soup when you sink your teeth in.
Four Most Popular Dishes #2: Braised Fried Pork Belly with Yam
Price: RM 18 (4 pairs), RM 34 (8 pairs)
This is actually a very special dish worth mentioning because it’s served in pairs. Every slice of braised fried pork belly will be separated with a 1cm slice of yam. The pork belly tastes great as the Nam Yu gravy is very flavorful and the fat ratio of the three layer pork is just right.
Four Most Popular Dishes #3: Home Made Salted Chicken

Price: RM 30 (Half Chicken), RM 58 (Whole Chicken)
Using fresh kampung chicken, the chicken meat was marinated a day before with salt. Although I dislike eating Kampung chicken for the meat is tough, this dish appeared otherwise as it is tender and juicy.
Four Most Popular Dishes #4: Braised Stuffed Bitter Gourd
Price: RM 18 (4pcs), RM 27 (6pcs)

Mini bitter gourds were stuffed with minced meat and chives and then steamed to soften it. The tantalizing taste of the minced meat has clearly covered the bitterness of bitter gourd. Bitter gourd is very good for general well-being which includes detoxification.


Pork Belly with Red Wine Residuum Sauce
Price: RM 14 (small), RM 28 (large)

Pork Belly with Red Wine is the bomb! Cooked using chinese red wine (the same red wine that is used to cook Red Wine Mee Sua), it doesn’t have any heavy smell of alcohol at all and yet the pork belly tasted really awesome.

Crispy Nam Yu Pork
Price: RM 16 (small), RM 32 (large)

As you all might have noticed, they used a lot of Nam Yu in their dishes because it’s one of the traditional ingredients used by people in Gao Zhou to add taste to their food.

Braised Chinese Cabbage with Dried Scallops
Price: RM 18 (small), RM 26 (large)

Slices of button mushroom, cabbages, carrots and dried scallops cooked in a thick and sweet gravy. Gravy is perfect to go together with rice.

Stir-Fried “Gao Zhou” Lettuce with Dace in Black Bean
Price: RM 16 (small), RM 24 (large)

“Gao Zhou” Lettuce is also known as bitter lettuce and it is one of the most popular ingredients in Gao Zhou dishes. Thus, they have used dace in black bean to stir-fry with it to neutralize the bitterness. If you prefer originality, you can request them to stir fry it without the dace in black bean or with anchovies instead.

Hot & Sour Vegetables
Price: RM 12 (small), RM 24 (large)

Perfect as an appetizer or to increase your appetite after a heavy dinner for second round, these Hot and Sour Vegetables are for you. The taste is very unique because it is not the same as the usual Hot and Sour Vegetables that I’ve tasted before.

Tilapia with Spicy Curry Sauce
Price: Seasonal Price

This fried fresh tilapia covered with thick gravy made using spicy curry powder and fragrant coconut milk is a must try. Spicy curry sauce mixed with rice is a perfect combination.

Boiled Lean Meat Soup
Price: RM 12
After being boiled for 6 hours, this Boiled Lean Meat Soup looks clear and full of pork fragrance. Besides that, there is no layer of oil sighted. A healthy soup indeed.


Hot Pepper Pig Stomach Soup
Price: For 1 Person – RM 10, RM 18 (small), RM 20 (large)
Hot Pepper Pig Stomach Soup is perfect to warm our stomach during rainy days. Besides that, large amount of pepper is good in eliminating gas from our stomach.
Longan and Sea Coconut with Grass Jelly
Price: RM 5.90


Mango Pudding
Price: RM 5.90

We ended our meal with a mango pudding. The specialty of this pudding lies in the chunks of mangoes in the pudding itself.

Update: Gao Ren Guan is only available at Subang Jaya

Gao Ren Guan 高人馆
43, Jalan SS15/4E,
47500 Subang Jaya

Business Hours: 11am – 3pm / 6pm – 10pm Daily

FB Page: Gao Ren Guan 高人馆


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  1. Huai Bin

    April 22

    The pork belly with red wine looks really good. It looks like a famous Foochow dish actually. 😀

    • Really?? I'm not familiar with Foochow dishes but pork belly is always goooood!

  2. FiSh. ohFISHiee

    April 23

    i think i need some stuffed bittergourd to cool down my body 🙂

    Latest: FiSh Castle

  3. choi yen

    April 23

    I'm Gao Zhou people 🙂

  4. Hey, I'd love to try the stuff tau pok. Looks really good! I've not tried the mini bittergourds. Mmmm…. looking at your pix, makes me wanna try cooking 🙂

  5. foongpc

    April 23

    Wow! Yummy food! But actually now I am craving for the hot and sour vegetables! Haha!

    • Haha I know right!
      Since the weather nowadays is sometimes hot, sometimes cold…

  6. Kian Fai Koh

    April 24

    somehow I think the food from your photo is like too much (big portion) true ar?

  7. I like their stuff bean meat.. so nice!

  8. Eunice

    April 24

    macam best je? hmm?;PPP

  9. Xue Ren

    April 24

    own maiii!! the pudding!! *boing boing* =P

  10. Hey!!! That's a Foochow dish! Ang chao sam cam bak – Pork Belly with Red Wine Residuum Sauce!!! The irony is I have yet to find a restaurant here that cooks this well. Thankfully, My missus can cook it the way it should be cooked! I wonder what this one tastes like… No alcohol lah – it's the residue from the making of red wine, not the wine per se.

    • Thanks for the valuable knowledge STP!
      Then you should really try this restaurant's Pork Belly with Red Wine Residuum Sauce and lemme know if it reaches your standard 🙂

  11. So many mouth-watering dishes! :O I only tried Duck King restuarant which was located opposite it HEH

    • On the contrary, I've never eaten at Duck King before but I heard it's quite famous!
      Shall try their food soon 😀

  12. FiSh. ohFISHiee

    April 25

    the stuffed beancurd is good 🙂 i've tried many times in my hometown, which comes in much lower price

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  13. Daniel Chiam

    April 27

    My friend saw this and keep saying that the Braised Stuffed Bitter Gourd is the best is the best must try…..

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