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 .

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Wanton Mee @Restoran Golden Kim Wah.

Now the wanton mee craze is on with the opening of
Mak Chee in One Utama.

With a Michelin Star in Hong Kong.

The various photos of their wanton mee on Instagram
does not good pleasing to the eyes.

The prawn wanton looks so hastily made and the wanton mee
looks like it's just been slab on the plate !

Wanton mee is a fast and cheap dish in many coffee shops for 
any time of the day.

This husband and wife stall in Restoran Golden Kim Wah is one of favorite.

Been in business for more than a decade -the mee is served in various styles
with either braised pork,  curry chicken, BBQ pork, braised chicken feet...etc

Today I went for their dry wanton mee served with three soft and gelatinous
braised chicken feet, blanched choy sam with earthy Shiitake 
mushroom and  a bowl firmly pressed pork wanton soup.

A great meal to start the day.

 Location: Jalan SS 20/10, 
Damansara Kim,
Petaling Jaya.


Friday, January 15, 2016

Steamed Noodle @Restoran New Seaview.

Most customers will give this steamed noodle  stall a miss.

Restoran New Seaview is more famous for it's pork noodle.

This stall is located side by side with Po Po Curry mee.

A week ago, my  wife ordered  their steamed keow teow
(flat wide rice noodle)in a clear superior soup filled with
salted vegetable slices, tomato slices, red chillies padi , fish
slice, prawn, poached egg and garnished with chopped spring 
onion and deep fried garlic oil with a dash of white pepper.

A plate of goodies that knocks me off -reminds so much of my wife's

Looks so appetizing, visually pleasing to my eyes-I just want to dig in
straight away.

The taste was perfect not too sweet nor salty -the various ingredients 
was playful on my palate.

I'd give them a Michelin star if I can.


Today, I ordered steamed bee hoon (rice vermicelli) that comes with 
the same ingredients.

I would say they are consistent and up to my liking

A gem of a find for me and I hope that they make it their signature dish.

 Location: 65, Jalan 20/7,
Paramount Garden,
Petaling Jaya.

My Elephant @Section 17.

Found some photos of our lunch at My Elephant, Section 17.

Very affordable Set Lunch at Rm6.60 only, on weekdays only.

We ordered two brown rice set and  a noodle set.

Fast and friendly service and good tasty food.

And I just love their Pandan Cooler drink.

Location: BlockC-64, Happy Mansion,
Jalan Section 17/13, Petaling JAYA.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Restoran BBQ Soon Hing Sdn Bhd.

Restoran BBQ Soon Hing Sdn Bhd is the new kid on the block 
in the quieter side of SS2, Petaling Jaya even though they face
the main road.

They are a branch of their namesake in Puchong, famous for BBQ
and roast meat and poultry with some dim sum thrown in.

Lunch time was full of people-sharing tables is common.

Brisk business, fast service, good food and truly affordable.

The missus and I ordered a plate of Roast duck noodle (Rm7.40)
served with blanched choy sam and  deep fried pork lard -how I 
wish the noodle were  more springy and sauce not too watery.

A bowl of Ipoh Sar Hor Fun (Rm6.40) with no beansprout but got chives,
prawn, a chopped  poached chicken drumstick-the soup was salty.

And a plate pan fried prawn rolls (Rm5.80)which turned out to contain 
some carrot and minced pork, too.

Overall a fulfilling meal.

Location:18, JalanSS2/24,
Petaling Jaya.

Ming Ren Restaurant @Genting.

This meal is almost free for us was
given a free food voucher that's worth Rm200/= to dine 
at selected restaurants in Genting.

We invited my sister and brother in law to eat with us at

Ming Ren Restaurant located at Level 2,  Maxims Hotel.

They are famous for their tantalizing and succulent lamb dishes, 
which is a no no for us.

We ordered a stewed rice with assorted seafood, some chopped 
vegetables like kai lan in a superior liked soup - more like Teo
Chew porridge and it was delicious.

Next was Stir fried Dory fish with ginger and spring onion - very
chunky pieces with a glaze brown gravy.

The last dish was Golden  crispy wasabi prawn with dragon fruit 
and fish roe - a good combination.

And ended the meal with a 5 grains Vanilla ice cream -smooth and 
not too sweet and crunchy grains to chew.

Location: Level 2, Maxims Hotel,
Genting Highlands.



Chuup @ Damansara Jaya.

So many good reviews on Chuup makes me curious.

Some let it sound so delicious about their home cooking style food.

Well different people have different taste.

A lot  of recycled wood and utensils are used in the decor.
For our lunch we went for their normal dishes - Nasi Lemak
with pork rendang - the sambal was too sweet.

Nyonya Curry Laksa - thick  creamy coconut milk -like the taste of daun  kesum.

Prawn Mee -  way too sweet but ingredients were fresh.

Pork satay -over grilled until charred -well marinated but too sweet.

Overall the food is commendable but needs  some tweaking.

 Location: 40, Jalan SS22/25,
Damansara Jaya,
Petaling Jaya,



Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Roast Duck @Restoran Lucky Seafood.

This roast duck stall outside of Restoran Lucky Seafood is
not part of the restaurant but you can order and eat there.

Why bother to queue for the Restoran Loong Foong's roast
duck when this is just as delicious ?

The roast duck are plump, meaty, more herbal flavored with
a crispy skin and succulent meat.

Location: 1,Jalan 20/17,
Paramount Garden,
Petaling Jaya.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Lou Sang @ Kam Kee Seafood Restaurant.

The Chinese New Year is a month away, yet Yee Sang-lou sang 
(prosperity toss) is available in some restaurants. 

The early bird catches the worm.

This is my first lou sang of the year.
What I like about the Yee Sang here is that most of the salad  
ingredients are made  in house - no artificial coloured bee hoon fritters
is used. 

We started the dinner with a Jelly fish Yee Sang - the plum sauce was perfect
not too sweet and the  shred salad ingredients were fresh and crunchy.

Followed by stir fried sweet potato leaves, citrus flavored pork chop 
and ended with a steamed Turbot fish which was recommended by the 
supervisor - good choice,  smooth flesh and was not bony.  

Location:  9 & 10, Jalan 5/44,
Petaling Garden, Petaling Jaya.