Thursday, October 28, 2010

Delicious Dinner 42.

A series of home cooked dinner by my wife.

Steamed Pork ribs with Pumpkin-square cut pumpkin on the side with juicy, meaty pork ribs in the center-topped with a mixture of  fermented black bean/finely chopped garlic and red chillies-a mouthwatering dish by it's self.

Steamed Garouper-chunky and fresh-garnished with chopped ginger and spring onion and drizzled with superior grade light soy sauce and cooked oil.

Wong Tai Miu (King's vegetable shoots) Soup-fish based stock with a mashed Duck's egg - a fresh, green and slippery smooth  vegetable.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Restoran How YeKee.

Having a decent breakfast in the old and quiet residential area of Section 17, Petaling Jaya is a pleasure-ample parking and no parking fee.

Kampar Noodle @ Restoran How YeKee run by a friendly husband/wife team served a very authentic Kampar noodles (soup or dry) with Yong Lui (fish paste stuffed ingredients) which cost between 50  to 80 cent/piece. Their garlic/vinegar/chillies is refreshing with a spicy kick.

Breakfast is available at around 7 a.m and they stay open until sold out.

Parking is ample.

Loh Shi Fun (short rice flour noodle) tossed with lard oil/dark soy sauce with lots of  freshly blanched crunchy bean sprouts and garnished with chopped spring onion and topped with crispy deep fried vegetarian wanton and crisp and moist yam bean cake.

Minced tender pork tendons/ginger balls in soup.

Chillies worth dying for !
Total bill:Rm6.60/
Location: 620, Jalan 17/10,
Petaling Jaya.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Restoran Millenium Eighty-Six.

For Sunday lunch, we usually opt for something light and simple.
Restoran Millenium Eighty-Six located a stone throwaway from Restoran O & S in Paramount Garden, Petaling Jaya is always packed to the brim on weekends.

Even though not all the stalls are as good as those in O & S, there are four that we particularly like to patronize i.e. curry fish head, fried noodle, nasi lemak and chicken rice.

Parking is OK.

Steamed fresh and meaty Garouper fish slices with silky smooth melt in the mouth white Tofu with finely julienned young ginger in a tasty oyster/ soy sauce broth-Rm18/
Fried Pan Mee (Wheatflour noodle) Hokkien style with strips of pork, shrimp, choy sam, Chinese round cabbage fried in dark soy sauce and lard-smooth and lardy-Rm6.50/
Nasi Lemak @ Uncle Jimmy-an upturned bowl of fragrant coconut milk/pandan  flavored rice on the side with coarse wild boar meat rendang, chicken curry with potato, toasted peanut, half a hard boiled egg, freshly sliced cucumber-a wholesome meal-Rm5.50/
 Location: Corner shop-behind a Caltex Station.
Jalan 20/22, Paramount Garden,
Petaling Jaya.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Genetically Modified Fish?

The "Si Tau Wan" is now one of the most popular fresh water fish available to anglers in pay fishing ponds.

It has a Big head fish' s head and a slender of body of the grass carp fish with a bluish/black color.

I wonder if it's genetically modified?

We had a first taste of this fish when an angler friend gave one to us.

It weighs about 2 kg and was alive and kicking !

Came lunchtime, we went to our regular restaurant to get it cleaned and cooked. 

Si Tau Wan Fish-cross between Big Head Fish and Grass Carp Fish.

Steamed with blended ginger-the body flesh was fresh, thick and smooth with lots of  fine fork-like bones- the fish's cheek and  the back of it's eye's balls were filled with collagen like flesh- no fishy after taste- Rm13 to get it cooked. 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ying Jia Dim Sum & Seafood Restaurant.

Eating together with our children are much more fun-have more time to chat about the latest happenings-more food options as there are bound to be like and dislike !

But for today dinner at Ying Jia Dim Sum & Seafood Restaurant, there is only the three of us as all of them were busy with their work schedule.

Ying Jia located on a top end lot of a sloppy Food court in Happy Garden off Old Klang Road served affordable Dim Sum in the morning and "Tai Chow" in the evening.

Parking is OK.

Steamed Red Snapper about 400 gm-with soy sauce/peanut oil and garnished with julienned young ginger and coriander leaves-fish was fresh but the sauce was a bit salty.

Chee Kiok Sheen-(vinegar pig trotter)-filled with black beans, radish's wedges, lots of sliced old ginger, sweetness from the palm sugar and aromatic black vinegar-trotter and lean meat were cooked to the right texture-5 stars!

Kai Lan Chow Chap-stir fried local Kai Lan (cut into 2' length) with sliced fish, chicken breast neat, lean pork, squid's rings, shrimp and carrot-with a dash of fragrant Chinese wine-good "wok hei"

Total Bill:Rm73/
Location: 5, Jalan Lazat Satu,
Happy Garden, off Old Klang Road,
Kuala Lumpur.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sweet Potato Balls.

The Pasar Malam stalls at Cameron Highlands have the best fried sweet potato balls.

The ones at Fong Lye Taiwanese Restaurant @ The Gardens are pale in comparison.

And my home made sweet potato ball has a natural sweetness and flavor to it.

The best thing about it? It is so easy to make.

500gm Red colored Sweet Potato (peel, cut, steam and mash)
2 tbs sugar.
40gm-all purpose flour (shift)
50gm-tapioca flour.

Mix mashed potato with the flour, sugar and some water.
Shape kneaded dough into marble shaped balls (for easy eating)
Coat with tapioca flour.
Deep fried it on low heat till golden brown.
Colander it and it is ready to be serve.

Sweet potato balls-golden brown-crispy on the outside and soft inside - full of natural sweetness and flavor of sweet potato.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Yat Ka Yan-One Family Dim Sum and Dessert.

Another great place for breakfast meal to prep up my day.

Yat Ka Yan-One Family Dim Sum and Dessert located in Jaya One, Petaling Jaya 
opens as early as 7 am.

Service was slow-there were only three tables, I do not know how they cope when the place is full.

The delectable Dim Sum( less 20 % for early birds) save the day.

Parking is OK. 

Clean white marble top table and sturdy black shellac chairs.
Oil lamp to keep away the flies but there was one irrational pesty  fly around.
Teo Chew Siew Mai-shrimp/minced pork/spring onion wrapped with wanton skin-well marinated and flavorful.
Porridge with strip of  lean pork and century egg and chopped spring onion-a bit sweet tasting-would be better if it's  smoother.
Steamed fish ball on the side with cube carrot, corn, green pea (like it better with pieces of Chinese long cabbage)-very fresh and springy.
Fried carrot cake with bean sprout, chive and egg-very crispy and full of radish flavor-not oily and one of their signature dish-5 stars!
Chicken thigh meat wrapped with bean curd sheet-fresh and meaty but a bit salty.
Pu er tea to finish the meal.
Total bill: Rm25/
Location:D-49-LG2 & D-51-LG2, Jaya One,
No:72A, Jalan Universiti,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Delicious Dinner 41.

A series of home cooked dinner by my wife.

Foodbin's braised pork belly with spices like cloves, cinnamon, star anise, honey, dark and light soy sauce-bouncy three layered pork belly-well braised, aromatic with a sweet flavor-gravy was excellent with white rice.
"Tai Yee Mah Kar Loi"-Julienned Chinese Marrow-stir fried with dried shrimps, pork's strips and glass noodle-the marrow were sweet, fresh and delicate-a "all kinds of everything" dish..

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ice Kacang & Cendol.

After visiting my sister's house in Desa Jaya, Kepong on a hot and humid Sunday afternoon.

We took the back road back to Petaling Jaya, passing by an industrial area and 
then stopped by for drinks at a stall in Restoran Dim Sum VG, located at Wang Seng 
Food Court,Taman Industrian, Bukit Kepong, Kepong.

The ice kacang and cendol is one of the best that I've ever tasted and it's cheap, too!

The stall owner who was very obliging to have his photo taken.

Cendol-filled with red bean, green Pandan flavored rice flour noodle, coconut milk, palm sugar and finely shaved ice-sweet sensations-Rm2.30/

Ice Kacang-filled with nata de coco, corn, grass jelly, red bean, evaporated milk, palm sugar and very fine shaved ice-melt in the mouth sensation-Rm2.30/

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ginger wine Chicken/ Rice Vermicelli Soup.

After a heavy bout of eating and entertainment, last week.
My stomach went into overdrive-bloated with an uneasiness feeling.

Today lunch mission was to get rid of the "stomach's wind" hence I ordered a bowl of ginger wine chicken (drumstick) with rice vermicelli.
The cook recommended me to add pig's kidney but I declined-am afraid of urine smell if not clean properly.

Ginger wine chicken is more of a confinement dish.
I still remembered those delicious and heaty food cooked by the lady who took care of my wife and our baby during her confinement-whenever there are any leftover, I would finished it off.

Ginger wine chicken with rice vermicelli soup-filled with a chopped chicken drumstick, julienned ginger fried with  an egg-served with sprigs of coriander leaves-the ginger wine was a bit diluted but not too choking-chicken meat was fresh and tender-was effective to break the "wind"-Rm5.50/ 

Location: a stall in Restoran Happy O,
Pandan Perdana, Cheras.