Monday, February 1, 2016

Pho Vietz @ Atria.

I went to Atria Shopping Mall to buy some groceries.

Meet Kenny a formal business associate who happens to be
a director of Village Grocer.

Just a small greeting of hi! how are you ? and he went back to work.

Had my lunch with missus at Pho Vietz located on the 3rd floor.

It was packed to the brims -just a small queue for us.

For the two of us, we ordered :
Sugar cane prawn and spicy roll with rice vermicelli,
Braised pork bell and coconut juice with rice, pickles, cracker
and a soup.
Plus a glass of basil passion soda.

Portion of food are quite generous - twin sharing for small eaters.


 Location: 3rd Floor,
Atria Shopping Mall,
Damansara Jaya,
Petaling Jaya.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Restoran Nam Hing Loong @ Temoh.

Restoran Nam Hing Loong is an air conditioned restaurant located 
along the Tapah - Kampar old trunk road.

Temoh is a desolated small town with two rows of dilapidated shop houses.

Famous for it's pao at a coffee shop (noon only) opposite of this restaurant.

The evening heavy down pour did not deter us from driving from Tapah
to meet our host Yeong Huey Ling and husband for this dinner gathering.

We were late because of the traffic and dinner  was about to be served 
when we arrived. 

The dishes were so home cooked -no fancy plating - straight from the wok.

The stir fried Haruan fish slices with ginger and onion was a winner for me
and it's bones were made into a savory milky soup with julienned young ginger,
Chinese wine, herbs and dates.

Besides that the other dishes were- 
Stir fried pacuk paku with salted egg,
Thai style pork knuckle  with two types of sauces,
Steamed herbal free range chicken,
Claypot gelatinous water terrapin,
Steamed silky soft tofu with red chillies and minced pork and ended with Hokkien
fried mee -good wok hei.

A comforting meal with good friends and relatives.

 Location:88, Main Road.
Temoh, Perak.



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Olive Garden @ Mid Valley.

Olive Garden is an American - Italian casual dining restaurant
specializing in Italian cuisine.

The decor is typical American but with pictures of typical scene in 
Italy on the wall.

This was a birthday gathering for the seven of us and second time for

The unlimited servings of bread sticks, soup and salad was a plus point 
for us big eaters.

We went for quite a number of dishes as we intended to share and 
taste some the different flavors.

Some of our orders :

Shrimp pasta aglio olio - sauteed in extra virgin olive oil with red 
chilli flakes, fresh basil and Italian seasoning.
Garlic rosemary chicken - caramelized garlic, marinated chicken with
 mashed potato and spinach.
Triple cheese carbonara piadina - three types of cheese on flat bread 
pizza with tomato and bacon bits. .
Sicilian pineapple - chicken ham, roasted red pepper, pineapple on home
made marinara cheese.
Eggplant parmigiana -lightly breaded eggplant fried and topped with cheese.
Smoke mozarella fonduta- oven baked served with Tuscan bread.
Calamari-lightly breaded and fried until golden brown.  
Overall a fulfilling and wholesome meal with fresh ingredients and 
especially for cheese lovers and a good eat out for family bonding.

These are all unlimited serving with our orders.

 Location:  F-051, 1st floor,
Mid Valley Mega Mall,
Jalan Lingkaran Syed Putra,
 Kuala Lumpur.



Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh @PJ Old Town.

The first signage that catches your eyes " we have no branches only
one -Heng Kee BKT"

Decades ago, their parents started  their business just opposite from 
this  present house -just besides the drain.

I am one of their many loyal fan from the early days - Those days in PJ,
when you want to eat BKT this is the only good place to eat.

Once upon time they were my client and now I am the opposite.

How times flies !!

I eat here at least once a month.

When the boss sees me - he knows what i will order - we will
find a table to sit, order Chinese tea and  maybe in 10 minutes 
the food will be served.

Our usual order if in a big group are -
XXL Pork ribs (added our own abalone), braised mushroom, crullers, tofu puffs, 
pig's tail. chi chang yuk, pig's stomach with stuffed intestine and blanched vegetables
of the day. 

A fulfilling meal .


 Location:  10, Jalan 1/10,
PJ Old Town,
Petaling Jaya.


Monday, January 18, 2016

Mak's Chee @OneUtama.

We queued up for nearly 20 minutes just to eat Wonton  mee
@Mak's Chee, (a Michelin Star restaurant in Hong Kong).

The kitchen is just by the side of the entrance.

Upon being ushered to our seats- saw some empty tables not open ??
maybe they wanted to attract attention with lots of people queueing outside.

The lady supervisor got my orders wrong even when I repeated my orders.

The prawn wanton dry noodle (Rm14.90) was hidden under my noodle - reason? 
to keep the noodle springy -what a load of bull.
The noodle is half portion of our local wanton mee - five mouthful to be exact.        

The cuts of the tendon brisket dry noodle (Rm15.90) was  ok -the 5 spices were
a bit intimidating -for this dish the noodle is at the bottom.

The blanched Choy sam (Rm10.90) was old and tasted like overnight ones.
Look at how they poured the Hoisin sauce.

The prawn wonton (Rm15.90) was the star of this meal -crunchy, firm, fresh 
and full of textures.

Overall not worth your hard earned money.

Location: One Utama Shopping Centre,(facing Cold Sorage)
Bandar Utama,
Petaling Jaya .