Monday, February 28, 2011

Duck King @ Hutong.

Hutong @ Lot 10 is a mazy food court with lots of illusion-like mirrors and a far out designer with a freaky taste for assorted colors, lighting and structures.

All the hullabaloo about all the great food been centered in one place was great but the real taste and flavor are not there-I would prefer to go the extra mile to eat at the vendor's original location.

We tasted the famous Popiah which were way too sweet and tiny/mini in size.

.....and roast duck thigh/BBQ pork dry noodle at Duck King.  

The noodle were springy with not a trace of dark soy sauce-the duck thigh skin was crispy and it's meat was gamey-the paper thin sliced BBQ pork was placed right under the duck thigh (why ????) and served with a stalk of blanched Bok Choy-Rm 18.75/

Location: Lower Ground floor,
Lot 10, Kuala Lumpur.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chen Hanwei @ Restoran Onn Kee (Tauge Ayam) Ipoh.

 Guest Post by Michelle.

Restoran Onn Kee (Tauge Ayam) Ipoh is a landmark chicken rice shop in Ipoh city, Perak.
It was the second day of the CNY festival and business was brisk and chaotic with a riot of hungry people waiting to be served and seated.

Next door neighbor Restoran Tauge Ayam Lou Wong was packed to the brim with tables spilling out into the sidewalk.

After shopping for our Valentine Day's gifts, we headed there for lunch and as usual parking was horrible ! 

While we were enjoying the meal, Samantha spotted that Singaporean popular male actor Chen Hanwei and his family were seated at a table next to us. 
She was like wah ! so lucky.

After the meal, we approached him for a group photo and we were so happy when he obliged.

On the way to Ipoh city, Perak (beautiful limestone hill formation)
Busy but with full concentration-chopping up the poached chicken.
One whole poached chicken-nicely chopped-garnished with red chillies and spring onion in a superior sweet soy sauce/sesame oil-tender but firm chicken meat-Rm40/
Blanched Beansprouts-fresh, crunchy and sweet.
Bouncy meat balls and springy fish balls.
Smooth flat white rice noodle in a tasty chicken broth.
Thumbs up of approval for a good meal.
Group photo with Chen Hanwei (3rd from right)

Total Bill:Rm70/
Location: 51, Jalan Yau Tet Sin,
30300 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Wantan Mee @ Kedai Kopi Ban Kee.

Early morning on the first day of the CNY festival, to find something "Chinese" to eat is a bonus except for Mamak food.

This wantan mee stall @ Kedai Kopi Ban Kee-Tapah, Perak which we used to patronize was open and was a hive of activity with lots noisy local folks with families from out of town in tow.

We ordered the usual combo of dry wantan noodle with Char Siew (sliced BBQ pork) and meat dumpling with pickled green chillies for extra kick.

At Rm4/ per serving for the CNY  festival it was quite ok.

Wantan mee combo-springy noodle with average meat dumpling-no complain as it was enough to fill our tummy-Rm4/
Iced and hot Milo to finish off the meal.

Location: opposite of a Shell station.
Tapah, Perak.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Clay pot Chicken Rice @ PJ Old Town.

This Clay pot chicken rice stall, in front of a coffee shop is located just opposite of the Jalan Othman Pasar Besar, Petaling Jaya.

Business is brisk and starts at around 6 pm.

Be prepare to wait as the man takes his time to cook the perfect clay pot chicken rice (with extras like Chinese sausage,salted fish or raw egg) in mini charcoal fired stoves.

Blanched vegetables (Rm6) and various double boiled soup of the day (Rm5) are available.

Park along the main road for your convenience.

Clay pot Chicken-well marinated chicken meat with fluffy white rice-the burnt rice at the edge was crunchy and crackly-Rm11/

Blanched Choy Sam-thick stemmed, leafy and non- fibrous-Rm6/

Location: 90A, Jalan Othman,
Petaling Jaya Old Town.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CNY Dinner @ Dragon Star Seafood Restaurant..

This will be the tenth time we are having Yee Sang for dinner.

Tonight it was at Dragon Star Seafood Restaurant, one of my favorite restaurant.

The Salmon Yee Sang @ Rm40 for half portion was only just average, saved for those cashew nuts that we added to it which added some nutty flavor with every bite.

The rest of the dishes were consistent with what they usually served and was up to our expectations except for the Tofu. 

Overall a great and affordable dinner to end the CNY !

Salmon Yee Sang (1/2 portion)-was average with a sweet plum sauce-we added our own Cashew nuts for more crunchiness-Rm40/
Braised Pig Trotter with Fatt Choy (black moss)-well marinated with soft tender meat and a bouncy skin-Rm38/
Braised house made Tofu stuffed tough fishpaste, topped with a shrimp and doused with a egg gravy-a big disappointment-Rm22/
Blanched stemmy,leafy, and crunchy Hong Kong Kai Lan-Rm24/
Steamed Loong Tan fish  (giant Garouper fish) -thickly sliced with collagen skin in a superior soy sauce/peanut oil-Rm120/
Wok fried generously sized Sea Prawns-fused with superior soy sauce-fragrant but not juicy-Rm60/
Green Dragon Vegetable-leafy with a pungent aroma-Rm24/

Total bill:Rm365/
Location:54a-54b, Jalan SS1/22,
Kampung Tunku, Petaling Jaya,

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Xian Ding Wei @ One Utama.

It's still the Chinese New Year and the mood and festivities are in the air.

My wife has put her kitchen apron aside and it's makan time again.

Michelle is still off and she joins us for lunch at Xian Ding Wei-Taiwanese Tea Room @ One Utama.

We were ushered to a table in the open area facing Cravings-I must say the chairs were comfortable and of the right height.

A good spot for people watching !

The food are similar to what you get at Fong Lye's but a bit inferior.

Fish/tomato/fried egg omelette in a sweet and sour gravy-the sliced Dory fish tasted bland-Rm18.90.
Chicken 3 varieties set-well marinated with an intense flavor-Rm18.90/
Side dish of deep fried Anchovies/braised peanut and vegetarian Abalone.
Soup of the day-Lotus root soup-lacking in double boiled hours!
Braised pork and lard rice to complement the meal-too salty !
Side order-deep fried Shrimp roll-crispy, crunchy with juicy shrimp and water chestnut-Rm13.90/
Mixed fruits juice-a concoctions with slices of apple, Kiwi, lime, orange, cucumber, calamansi, loh hon kor, watermelon....Rm5.90/
Pu er tea for two-Rm10/

Total bill: Rm78/
Location: G-360, Ground Floor,
One Utama, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7725-3822.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Jade Pot Steamboat Restaurant @ Old Klang Road.

The different spread of dishes.

We celebrated "Yan Yat" (the common man's birthday, the day when everyone grows one year older) with a steamboat dinner @ Jade Pot Seamboat Restaurant off  Jalan Old Klang Road.

The fully air conditioned restaurant was modern and spacious with a basement car park which you can park for free.

As there were seven of us, we ordered the 6 persons set @Rm139.80 with extra side orders of sliced pork and fish balls.

For the soup we had the hot, spicy and sourish Tom Yam soup and their signature Fish Head soup which cost an extra Rm8/

The ingredients and greens were super fresh and looked in-house made with four appetizing sauces i.e. red chillies-green chillies-fu yee-spicy chillies oil-to complement them.

......and Green tea to finish off the meal.

Overall, I think it was a great meal and will definitely go back again.

 Total bill:Rm229/
Location: 413, Batu 5,
Jalan Kelang Lama, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-7987-9918.