Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sek Yuen Restoran 2.

This is another great meal that we had at Sek Yuen located at Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur.

Sek Yuen is real old school and is a great place to savor dishes that are considered extinct in other restaurants.

We opt for the air conditioned dining room because of the hot weather but for those who want a bit of nostalgia the non air conditioned area is great!

Metered parking is OK behind the restaurant.

The payment counter is so antique.

Pork rolls-crispy and meaty but a bit heavy on the porky smell.

Pei Pa Ngap (Crispy Skin Duck)-tasted just like roast duck but much drier, meaty with a distinct aromatic flavor.

Fried noodles-rice vermicelli/flat rice noodle with assorted meat/seafood-the cornstarch reduction tasty chicken/bone stocked gravy was a good combination with both noodles-soaking them up so well !

Stir fried Choy Sam-leafy, crunchy and fat stems.

Total bill:Rm55.80/
Location:313-1, Jalan Pudu,
Kuala Lumpur,

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Choong Kee (Kampar) Claypot Chicken Rice.

When my children are not having dinner at home, my wife and I usually eat out and we always opt for something simple and fulfilling.

Choong Kee (Kampar) Claypot Chicken Rice located in Damansara Jaya was the place for it.

But the wait was awful, almost close to 30 minutes.

Parking is OK.

Claypot chicken with an added fresh raw egg-rice was whole grain and not too oily-filled with lots of well marinated chicken meat-fragrant and I give it full marks!-Rm13.50

Double boiled Watercress soup-with pork ribs and red dates-refreshing and tasty-Rm5/

Choy sam far-Rm5/-blanched-overcooked with a dash of cheap looking and tasting oyster sauce and topped with deep fried shallots.

Location: 80, Jalan SS22/25,
Damansara Jaya,

Petaling Jaya.

Tel:017-871-7739 (Irene).

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Restaurant Extra Super Tanker (PJ) Sdn Bhd.

Restaurant Extra Super Tanker's name is soooo unique.

The restaurant got a new makeover from the last time we were there-expanded to three shoplots with a stage and modern interior designs.

There is a wait staff at the front door to welcome guests.

For this dinner we ordered dishes that we have not tasted before.

Parking is OK.

Appetizer-Achar-achar (pickles)-sourish and spicy-perks up your senses!

Crabmeat Omelette-filled with beansprout, pine nut and deep fried shrimp-eat it with a piece of fresh lettuce-Rm56/.

Braised Tofu with Vegetarian Abalone-soft and silky smooth-Rm20/.

Claypot Fu yee (fermented Chillies bean) Chicken-seated on a bunch of Poh Choy (English Spinach)-very generously sized and chicken meat was flavorsome but too salty for my taste-Rm60/.

Steamed Golden Promfret (was swimming in the aquarium a awhile ago) with superior grade soy sauce and garnished with spring onion and coriander leaves-the meat was fresh and smooth-Rm60/.

Braised sea cucumber with Mushroom (the sliced Abalone were added on by us) served with blanched broccoli-the mushroom was of low grade while the sea cucumber was passable-our own abalone saved this dish!-Rm100/

Blanched Choy Sam-only green to round off the meal-Rm20/.

Location:48, Jalan SS20/10, Damansara Kim,
Petaling Jaya,

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Delicious Dinner 35.

A series of home cooked dinner by my wife.

Steamed salted fish with sliced pork belly-to some people the salted fish smell pungent but when combined with pork it's flavorful.

Homemade oven roasted pork-very crispy and crackling skin and melt in the mouth 3 layer pork belly.

Stir fried Chinese Mustard green from Hong Kong-looks like Choy Sam but it's much ! much ! more juicy and not fibrous.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Restoran Oversea (Imbi) Sdn Bhd.

After my posting on Restoran Keong Kee, my daughter Mindy suggested that we go there again as she loves the steamed chicken.

We left the house at about 5.30pm to brave the notorious Federal Highway's peak hours traffic jam-down the Smart Tunnel-the Bukit Bintang hotel's row-Imbi Road to find that they are closed.

Our next choice was Restoran Oversea just across the road.

This restaurant is where they first started and is a favorite with regulars. They have since expanded to other states and is even listed on the local Stock Exchange.

Parking is horrible.

Herbal Chicken served in a claypot was tender and full of flavor with herbs like kei chee (wolfberries), yuk chuk, dong quai (ginseng)-gravy was perfect with rice-good medicinal properties, too-Rm30/

Steamed river Patin with blended ginger-was fresh and sweet with a pinkish white meat and steamed just right-ate until only the bones remains-Rm120/

Deep fried Tofu-topped with deep fried dried shrimps, minced meat and specks of salted fish-crispy crust-soft and pillowy inside-soy sauce was a bit salty-Rm22/

Claypot Vegetable-lots of crunchy Chinese round cabbage, soft beancurd sheets, glass noodle, mussel and cooked with flavorful Nam Yee (preserved beancurd with sesame oil and chillies)-Rm25/

Stir fried Hong Kong Kai Lan-big stemmed, young, tender not fibrous at all-Rm25/

Total bill:Rm290/
Location:84-88, Jalan Imbi,
Kuala Lumpur.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Fish Fritters.


Chopped Parsley.

Curry Powder.

Chopped Onion.

Chopped Garlic.

Wheatflour/Cornstarch/Baking Powder.


Ikan Sebelah (Flounder fish) fillet.

Mix all the ingredients together until you get a slow flowing medium.
Add in the fish fillet and coat it thoroughly.

Meanwhile heat up a wok with cooking oil and deep fried the coated fish fillet under a low flame until it turn golden brown.

Colander it with kitchen paper towel and it is ready to serve.

The fish meat was fresh, white and fine textured with a crispy crust, soft inside and the taste/flavor of the curry powder was not too overwhelming!-a good finger snack.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Restoran Keong Kee.

It has been quite awhile since my daughter Michelle gets to eat lunch with us.

Restoran Keong Kee located around the Imbi Road area is one of her's favorite place.

The place served some very nice fried noodles, steamed kampung chicken, vegetable of the day and fresh water fishes.

The cook is one of the nine brothers of the Tai Shee Tow (under a big tree stall-off Jln Silang) clan.

Parking is OK along the road.

Beef cooked with kway teow (flat rice flour noodle), stalk of spring onion, sliced ginger and a thick egg gravy-beef was tender and smooth unlike others-Rm14.

Steamed Kampung chicken with black wood fungus, knotted lily bud, superior grade soy sauce and a dash of XO oyster sauce-meat was muscled and fragrant-Rm27.

Stir fried Hong Kong Choy Sam-young, leafy and crunchy-Rm8/

Total bill-Rm53/
Location-Imbi area.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


On our way back from Genting, we dropped by Nice Soup Gang Restaurant located in Taman Daya (near FRIM) , Kepong for dinner.

The restaurant is two shoplots, partly air-conditioned with many antique grandfather's clocks gracing it's walls, tea leaves and tea paraphernalia for sale and glass aquariums filled with live fishes.

We ordered the usual dishes that we like to eat and service was fast.

Parking in the evening is OK.

The owner's collection of antique grandfather clocks.

Ku Lo Kai (sweet and sour chicken)-deep fried chicken meat tossed in a tomato sauce gravy with dried red chillies, capsicum, cucumber and nutty cashew nuts-a great combination dish-Rm10/

Deep fried Tilapia fish-my two nephews favorites-crispy and fleshy-Rm23/

Pai Kut Wong (superior Pork Ribs)-soft, tender and meaty with a gravy full of cinnamon/star anise flavor-would be better if the they did some gravy reduction-Rm25/

Buttered sea prawns-big sized, fresh and succulent with fine strands of butter/egg flakes and aromatic curry leaves-Rm 25/

Four types of Vegetables (Long bean, Brinjal, Petai and Kacang Botol (4 angled bean)-stir fried with fragrant dried shrimp/Sambal Belacan paste-very appetizing and full of fiber-Rm10/

Fu Chuk (Beancurd sheet)/Yi Mai (Barley)-a cool and refreshing drink-complimentary.

Total bill:Rm110/
Location:8, Jalan Daya 11, Taman Daya,
Kepong, Selangor.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Home cooked Bak kut teh.

Restoran Yi Xin Ge is an old school Bak Kut Teh shop located in SS4D, People's Park, Petaling Jaya.

They started out in Section 14, Petaling Jaya at the present TGIF restaurant site and was a hit with the morning office and factory workers way back in the 70's.

Last Sunday we went there for lunch but was not satisfied with the cut of the meat served. We complained to the young lady boss who is a friend of my mum and
she compensated us with a packet of their BKT Herbal formula.

The packet named "Malaysia's Best Herbal Soup" cost Rm15 and is available in their restaurant and overseas.

Yesterday my wife used the complimentary packet to cook BKT and viola! it was good.

P/s Add extra 3 whole cloves of Garlic to it

The packing is good and the instructions are easy and clear to understand.

Pig's Intestine and Trotter.

Three Layered Pork Belly.

Pork Ribs.

The Herbal soup formula comes with all the necessary ingredients and herbs, just add the desired cut of pork and innards, 3 cloves of garlic plus 31/2 liters of water and boiled it.

Cut the cooked meat into bite sizes and served with a few sprigs of cilantro.

Home cooked-stir fried preserved Chinese Mustard with strips of pork.

Chinese Crullers or You Tiao (Stall bought) is a must.

Fresh Cilantro added to the hot BKT soup lends a lovely flavor to it.

Red hot Bird's eye chillies and chopped garlic is a must for better kick.

Ready to eat!