Monday, November 29, 2010

Delicious Dinner 43.

A series of home cooked dinner by my wife.


 Pig trotter-deep fried then( "tan" )steamed for an hour with superior light and dark soy sauce,cinnamon, star anise and 5 spice powder and garnished with fresh spring onion and coriander leaves-the skin was bouncy and full of elasticity-meaty was flavorful with soft collagen tendon around the joints.
Sea Prawns cooked with sliced pineapple/onion/tomato sauce/vinegar-ala sweet and sour-very fresh and juicy prawns.
Stir fried  vegetable with garlic-tasted like Choy sam/ siew bok choy-sweet and crunchy.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Hau Kee Seafood Restaurant@ Cheras.

Our targeted restaurant was not open, Hau Kee Seafood Restaurant  was another good option.

Located in a traffic choked curved junction in the residential area of Taman Cheras, Cheras- the four shop lots restaurant "scream" at you to try them out- only open in the evening.

Mobile push carts that served hawkers fare lined both sides of the road leading out of it.

Parking is horrible-double and triple parking.

But the good food make up for it.

Fried Rice with finely chopped long bean, Char siew (BBQ Pork),egg, shrimp, fresh spring onion and topped with crispy, crackling baby Anchovies-fluffy whole grain rice-not oily at all.
Steamed Village chicken in a steel basin reinforced by a wooden bucket (seen a lot of these utensil in China)-the chicken was tender and full of herbal flavor and the juices goes well with the fried rice.
House made silky soft deep fried Tofu braised with angled Loofah (Gourd) in superior broth.
Steamed sliced Pomfret fish meat stuffed with springy fish paste and water chestnut and blanched Hong Kong Choy Sam on it's side-5 stars !.
Stir fried extra dwarf Nai Pak Choy (Fairlady) with garlic-fresh, sweet and crunchy..
Clay pot Butter Crab-fresh, meaty crabs in a thick and creamy buttery gravy-steamed mantou to lap up those sinful cholesterol laden gravy.

Total Bill:Rm188/
Location:12, Jalan Kaskas 2, 
Taman Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur. 
Tel: 03-9130 0113 / 03-9131 2013. 
Open from 5.45pm-2.00am

Thursday, November 25, 2010

East Oriental City Restaurant.

Saturday lunch with my buddies at East Oriental City Restaurant located in Taman Maju  Jaya, Cheras.

It is a small corner lot air-conditioned restaurant which caters mostly for office workers during lunch and for family diners at night with tables and chairs spilling out to the pavement.

According to their menu, they serve quite a varieties of typical Chinese cuisine and river fishes, too !

Prices are affordable and the food portion are generously sized.

Parking is OK.

Sweet and sour fish fillet with white rice-the generously sized Tioman fish fillet was fresh-cooked with red tomato,big onion, red and green capsicum in a vinegared sweet tomato sauce-Rm6.50.
Char Tang Hoon (fried glass noodle)-with lots of beansprouts, strips of lean pork, shrimp,Chinese long cabbage,spring onion, red chillies and egg-the glass noodle was a bit wet, springy with lots of elasticity-Rm 6.50.
Stir fried fat stemmy Sweet Potato leaves with cloves of garlic to accompany the other dishes-Rm8/.

Total bill:Rm22/
Location:No1-1, Lorong Bunga Melati 2A,
Taman Maju Jaya, Cheras,
Kuala Lumpur,

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Kedai Yong Tau Foo Khong Kee @ Paramount Garden.

Every weekend, after our Sunday morning walk at the T.T.D.I. Park my wife and I will have breakfast at different coffee shops around the city.

Last week, we went to Kedai Yong Tau Foo Khong Kee @ Paramount Garden, Petaling Jaya.

This coffee shop is clean, spacious and airy (with ceiling and wall fans) with neatly arranged plastic chairs and tables.

Their specialties are mixed porridge, chee cheong fun, fried Bee Hoon / Mee, and Yong Lui....etc

A very popular place for a cheap and quick breakfast/lunch meal and for those people on the go !

Service is fast and friendly.

Parking is OK.

Fried Bee Hoon (rice vermicelli) & thin flat noodle with beansprout and Chinese round cabbage-looks like economy fried noodle but way more simple and tastier !-Rm2/

Mixed Porridge (Rm4/) with a side dish of Yong Lui (fish paste stuffed green and wanton dumpling) - (Rm1.10 /each) - the porridge contained  an assortment of ingredients like mushroom, dried oyster, dried jelly fish, peanut.chopped spring onion...a rainbow of flavors and textures with every slurp while the fillings for the fish paste stuffs were generously sized and fresh. 
Simple and clean with spacious seating

Location: 20,Jalan 20/16A,(opp Giant)
Paramount Garden,
Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 012-6520-003

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Chi Chow Mee @ Restoran Happy O.

Chi Chow Mee is basically Sang Mee (deep fried Wanton noodle) cooked in a tasty broth with shrimp, sliced fish cake, strips of lean pork and some fresh Lettuce.

This another quick and satisfying lunch meal at the same husband/wife's noodle stall which I like to patronize at Restoran Happy O near my office. 

Parking is OK.

Chi Chow Mee-the springy noodle in the Anchovies based soup was tasty and the others fresh ingredients complemented it very well-Rm5/ 

Location: a stall in Restoran Happy O,
Jalan Perdana 4/3,Pandan Perdana commercial area.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Porridge@ Section 17/1A.

Porridge for breakfast is the best remedy if you has a stomach upset from a previous night's  food binge.

This open air porridge stall, sandwiched between two blocks (Block A & B) of 4 storey walk-up flats in Section 17/1A is synonymous with office workers and nearby residents.

The husband/wife team have operated this porridge stall for more than two decades.

We missed their porridge when they were closed for nearly a year because her husband was immobile after an accident.

Recently they reopen, but only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and  start at around 6.45 am by 8.30-9 am they are sold out. 

So be early if you want to try them out!

The porridge served here are Yu Sang (sliced grass carp fish), Chi Chap Chuk (deep fried mixed pig's innards), coagulated pig's blood, liver and plain ones topped with sliced ginger, chopped spring onion and a dash of sesame oil.

Parking is bearable.

We ordered two bowls of plain white porridge @RM2/bowl- we brought along thinly sliced Garouper meat and finely chopped Coriander leaves and added it to the piping hot porridge for extra flavor and taste !

Location: a stall in Jalan 17/1A,
Between Block A & B, 
Petaling Jaya.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Makanan Laut Loong Sing@ Bukit Tinggi.

Our annual "pilgrimage" of a dinner and overnight stay at the rainy, cool and foggy Genting Highlands Resort, Pahang was rejuvenating !

But then every good things must come to an end.

Came early Sunday afternoon, it was time to leave those money sucking Slot machines, Baccarat, Roulette, Scibo games all behind.

We headed downhill eastward to Makanan Laut Loong Sing in Bukit Tinggi village for our late lunch.

We were lucky because Mindy's favorite wild frogs were available.

Parking is ample.

Steamed Pak Soo Kung (Cat Whisker fish)-750 gm-garnished wit spring onion, coriander leaves, julienned young ginger and drizzled with garlic oil and light soy sauce-very fresh and fleshy with no traces of mud smell-Rm22.50/

Steamed Village Chicken with lots of blended Bentong's old ginger-odd and bits pieces of  muscled chicken meat-quite salty-Rm15/

Steamed River Prawns with egg white-1.8 kg-super fresh, too big in size and the meat were fleshy but coarse (a bit like lobster's meat texture) with heads filled with red roe-Rm126/

Steamed wild frogs with kei chee (wolfberries) and light soy sauce-800gm-sweet, smooth white glistening flesh that easily detached from it's bones-delicious Rm56/

Stir fried fresh mushroom with sweet pea bean, Enoki mushroom, house made fishpaste and deep fried Tofu-a very refreshing dish-RM18/

Total bill: Rm245.
Location: 97, Bukit Tinggi,
Bentong, Pahang.
Tel: 016-960-8270/016-276-6876.

Monday, November 8, 2010

One-Dish Meal.

What I like about a one-dish meal is that it's a wholesome, well-balanced meal.

Leftovers meat, poultry and fish are potentially good to cook one-dish meal with the combination of other greens.

One-dish meal must ideally be simple and easy to cook.

My personal favorite is Kai Choy Fun (Chinese Mustard Green stem/roast pork rice) cooked by my wife.

The ingredients are:
Cooked White rice.
Chinese Mustard Green Stem-cut diagonally (the more the better)
Roast Pork belly-sliced (buy from market)
Dried shrimp-chopped
Shallot-diced and deep fried.
Salt and pepper for taste.

Heat up pan with cooking oil-add chopped garlic/dried shrimp-fried until fragrant-add Chinese Mustard Green stem and stir fried until half cooked-add roast pork belly-stir fried until all ingredients combine well-add salt and pepper for taste-served on plates with lots of deep fried shallot-a wholesome meal!.       

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Kong Nam Mee @ Restoran Happy O.

Lunch at a thirty-eight varieties of noodle stall near my office in Pandan Perdana, Cheras.

This husband/wife team are very innovative and come up each day with "today's special" if they could buy really fresh seafood.

 Today I have Kong Nam Mee-a plate of well balanced green, meat and seafood.

Kong Nam Mee-a nest of deep fried wanton mee covered with egg/tapioca starch reduction gravy filled with sliced carrot, sweet pea bean, florets of cauliflower, shrimps, leaves of Chinese long cabbage, mushroom, strips of lean pork and chicken meat-best to let the crispy and cracky mee absorbed the gravy before eating-wholesome meal-Rm5.50/

Location: a stall in Restoran Happy O,
Jalan Perdana 4/3,Pandan Perdana commercial area.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Chow Yhang Restaurant.

Another family dine-out at Chow Yhang Restaurant located in SS2, Petaling Jaya.

Having dinner together brings the family closer and it's also the time to keep up with the latest gossips and happenings.

This part of SS2 in Petaling Jaya consists of two rows of double storey shop houses, back to back and are mostly occupied with small restaurants and coffee shops.

Chow Yhang Restaurant is a small, compact, family oriented air conditioned Chinese restaurant that  does not have service charges.

After your meal, if you fancy some sweet pastry there is a famous Yau Char Kwai (Chinese cruller) and Hum Chi Pan (salty dough bun) stall by the road side that only open during the night.

Parking is OK .

Yam Basket-seated on deep fried white rice vermicelli and filled with Kai Ting (cubed chicken meat cooked with baby corn, straw/button mushroom, carrot, green capsicum and cashew nuts-the deep fried yam was powdery and melt in the mouth..

Herbal Chicken came in a piping hot casserole with spring onion garnishing-well herbal flavored and thickly gravied-a bit oily and salty.

Assam Garouper fish-garnished with fresh refreshing green mint leaves-filled with slices of lady finger and okra-fish was fresh and meaty-the spicy and sourish broth was quite oily.

Braised Pork ribs with special sauce-well braised and the dark soy sauce colored meat easily detached from it's bones-gravy goes well with rice.

Oyster Omelette-fried evenly with coriander leaves and spring onion until golden brown -filled with lots of juicy oysters-passable.

Green and leafy Sweet Potato shoots stir fried with garlic to end the meal.

Total bill:Rm275/
Location: 135, Jalan SS2/6,
Petaling Jaya,

Monday, November 1, 2010

Chicken Herbal Soup.

Besides peace, love and music, a late baby boomer like me, do believe in traditional healthy invigorating soup to revitalize my aging body.

The most common and easiest of soup to boil is Chicken Herbal Soup.
It's a delicious soup for both young and old.
You can double boiled it for extra "strength", flavor and to increase blood circulation.

The ingredients are:
Chicken drumsticks/thigh-clean and blanch.
Basic herbs from Chinese medicine shop-soak in water for about 5 minutes.
8 dried scallop-clean.
handful of wolfberries/red dates.
2 liters of RO water.

Add boiled RO water into porcelain bowl-add in all the ingredients-cover it-place it in a steamer on high heat for 30 minutes-and reduce to low heat and let it cook for another 2 hours-ready to serve .

A nourishing tonic soup-eat the chicken meat with light soy sauce-tasty.