Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Delicious Dinner 44.

A series of home cooked dinner by my wife.

Braised Fish maw with earthy Shiitake mushroom, springy homemade fish ball and bouncy sea cucumber.
Japanese Pumpkin with salted Duck's egg/Bird's eye chillies-extremely delicious.
Butter Prawns just off the wok-juicy and succulent.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Restoran Tak Fok Hong Kong Seafood@Jaya One.

Living near to Jaya One is a blessing in disguise!

Convenience, food, theater, supermarket, post office, banks.......etc 

Restaurants come and go.

Restoran Tak Fok Hong Kong Seafood opened nine days ago is the latest addition after Marufuku.

Located just next to Wendy's.

Pricing wise-it is much cheaper if you eat at their Desa Aman Puri, HQ in Kepong.

Parking is ample.

Appetizer-Top-preserved Chai poh (radish), peanut,tofu in sweet brown sauce-Bottom-julienned cucumber with thick chillies sauce.
Spiced salt Tofu-deep fried cubed smooth and silky tofu-Thai red chillies sauce for dip-Rm15/
Fish flavored eggplant-served on a piping clay pot with salted fish/minced pork/finely chopped red chillies seated on a bed of fresh lettuce-oily and salty to prep up your appetite-RM18/
Sauce Baked Pork ribs-well marinated with HP sauce with traces of honey-sweet, melt in the mouth three layer pork served on the side with blanched broccoli-too greedy to order 3 strips of the pork ribs-5 Stars!-Rm72/
Salted pepper green bean-lightly batter Tempura long bean tossed in fragrant deep fried garlic/red chillies-crunchy-Rm15/
Salted Crab-fresh, meaty and fragrant with salted duck yolk/dried red chillies  infused all over the crab-cheap and delicious-Rm24/
PVC covered high chairs and beige colored table cloth add some class to the mirrored white washed wall with a Kuan Kung deity at the far end of the restaurant.

Total bill:Rm176/
Location:33-g, Block J, Jaya One,
72A, Jalan Universiti, 
Petaling Jaya.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Kimchiharu @ Jaya One.

Contemporary Korean Cuisine-Something to eat before a drinking party.
Does it match?

Their tiny mini Banchan are real comtemporary !

Their Kimchi was the worst i have ever eaten.

The others food that we ordered at KimchiHaru located at Jaya One were passable.

Parking is ample.

Set Japchae Bokump-glass noodle mixed with rice-served on the side with clear radish soup, banchan, kimchi and fresh salad-Rm18.50

Set Beef Short Rib-stir fried beef with florets of broccoli/onion/carrot-Rm21.50

Set Soon-dubu Jiga-hot and spicy Tofu stew with seafood-Rm15/

Set Yook Gae Jang-spicy stew of beef ,egg, spring onion, beansprout, mushroom...etc-Rm13/

Total Bill:Rm98/
Location: 13-LG1, Block D,
Jaya One,
N0:72A, Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Chicken Curry with Kon Loh Lo Si Fun.

Curry chicken is great with white rice but I have it with Kon Loh Lo Si Fun (short round rice noodle drizzled with sesame oil/dark and light soy sauce/pepper) for lunch.

A great combination.

This husband/wife team noodle stall located in Pandan Perdana, Cheras are very innovative and uses fresh daily produces from the Pudu market. 

Parking is OK.

Curry Chicken with Kon Loh Lo Si Fun-smooth and slippery Loh Si Fun with five pieces of creamy/spicy chicken and potato-a fulfilling lunch-Rm5/ 
Location: a stall in Restoran Happy O,
Jalan Perdana 4/3,Pandan Perdana commercial area.

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.