Monday, February 27, 2012

Deep fried Yong Tow Foo with a Fruity sauce @Chow Yhang Restaurant.

Chow Yhang Restaurant is our favorite restaurant on  most Monday evenings as most of the others are closed.

We eat here at least once a month.

It is a small and quiet place - prices are reasonable and the food is good.

Today we ordered their signature dish of curry Garoupa fish which was fragrant, spicy and creamy with lots of cool mint leaves and the fish was exceptionally fresh.

Next was stir fried Romaine lettuce with cloves of garlic.

Followed by a steaming hot clay pot of chopped chicken thigh meat with lots of pickled ginger-good for the gut.

The surprise of the night which was not on it's menu was deep fried fish paste stuffed Tofu with a generous topping of pineapple sauce + Thai red chillies/garlic sauce and pickled ginger on it's side.

Generously stuffed with traces of salted fish, finely chopped black fungus, shrimp paste and  fish paste-springy texture, fruity flavor while the deep fried Tofu was crisp on the outside and soft and white on the inside.  

Total bill: Rm68/
Location:135, Jalan SS2/6,
Petaling Jaya.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Char kway Teow@ I Love Yoo@ 1 Shamelin.

I Love Yoo opened a new branch near my office @ 1 Shamelin, Cheras.

With the opening of 1 Shamelin, there will be a lot of food choices for me to choose !

Besides their famous Chinese cruller there are many different types of Chinese snacks, their famous soy drink and quick meals available at I Love Yoo.

I ordered a plate of Char Kway Teow @ Rm6.90 which was served with a piece of banana leaf on a plate with sliced fish cake, three prawns, egg, Chinese chives and beansprouts.

It tasted OK with some wok hei and was not too oily.

Char Kway Teow

Location:1 Shamelin,
LG-019, Lower Ground Floor,
No:2, Jalan 12/91A, 
Taman Shamelin Perkasa,
Batu 3 1/2, Jalan Cheras, KL.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

BBQ @Home.

This small BBQ party was to foster family and friend ties in terms of interacting more, cooking and eating together instead of them playing on their Ipad, Iphone, PsP.......etc during dinner time.

 The day start with a trip to the wet market to buy fresh chicken wings, pork belly, vegetables ,potatoes, sea prawns, chunks of Stingray fish, sausages from a Pork shop and a salted roasted duck from Sze Ngan Chai in Petaling street.

 Then back home, mum and wife will clean and marinated the chicken wings, pork belly, stingray and packed them into the fridge.

A side dish of mixed vegetables and toasted sliced baguette with garlic was a good starter to the BBQ.


As usual the BBQ chicken wings, sea prawns and pork belly were the all time favorites.

The hungry blogger from

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Delicious Dinner 49.

A series of home cooked dinner by my wife.

Fish paste stuffed in assorted greens like - Bittergourd, Brinjal, Tau pok (tofu puff) and red chillies cooked in a Tau cheong (preserved bean paste) sauce and garnished with spring onion.
Deep fried Garoupa fish-fresh, fleshy and chunky.
Cubed sweet Japanese Pumpkin with minced pork-full of Vitamin C.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chinese New Year in Kampung Lubok Katak, Tapah.

Kampung Lubuk Katak located in Tapah is a predominantly Malay kampung with a 10% Chinese population-here everybody knows each other.

Here (my sil house) is where we spent most of our time on CNY - the children get to go online with free WIFI-gambling- was the meeting point for all friends and relatives to exchange angpows - eating homegrown vegetables, organic chicken and freshly picked fruits like papaya, coconuts, sugar cane and tapioca root....etc

As most of the Chinese kopi tiam are closed on the first and second day of the Chinese New Year festival.

Early morning breakfast are usually Massimo bread with butter either with meat floss or Bak Kwa, at the friendly Chapati stall near the Tapah toll plaza and wantan mee with roast chicken/BBQ pork

Nasi Lemak.
Well marinated fried chicken with curry powder.
Roast chicken and BBQ pork to go with the dry kon lo wantan mee.

Home cooked Fried bee hoon and braised yee mee for lunch.

 A trip to Sungai Klah hot spring in Sungkai for some fun and later to Restoran Choy Kee for a quick lunch.

Top-Bottom-braised pig' trotter, pork roll and steamed fresh river prawns.

 Releasing of paper lanterns up into the starry night sky.

 It was a fun filled and happy CNY and to all friends and relatives till we meet again !