Sunday, July 24, 2011

San Tai Thong Seafood & Steamboat.

We were on our way to attend a wake at Xiao En in Cheras.

On the way we stopped at San Tai Thong  Seafood and Steamboat for a quick dinner.

This 'tai chow' is a corner lot of a row of old 3 storey shop houses located in Taman Pertama, Cheras- behind Station One in Cheras.

The place looks a bit rundown but the food is good and they offer quite a long list of dishes written on a whiteboard.

Will go back to try their other dishes.

Parking is ample. 

Menu written on a whiteboard.
Pak Soh Koong (white whisker's cat fish)-very fresh and steamed just right-a bit of mud taste around the belly part other-garnished with lots of chopped spring onion and finely sliced ginger-smooth textured and delicious-Rm32/
Lemon Chicken-thickly batter-deep fried until golden brown-crispy skin with tender and juicy meat-Rm12/
Hong Kong Choy Sam-thick stem and leafy but a bit 'old' -Rm7.

Total bill:Rm60/
Location: 4, Jalan Serkut, Taman Pertama,
Jalan Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Fried Rice With Petai.

Petai is a very pungent flat edible bean, the pod need to be peeled before cooking.
The smell is very pervasive and lingers in the mouth and urine.
It has many good medicinal values, too !

Fried rice with petai is one of my all time's favorite dish.

For one serving:

1 bowl of cooked Basmathi rice.
20 matured petai beans-split and cut each into four.
3 onion-chopped.
3 shrimps-diced.
1 egg-fried/scramble and leave aside.

Fried and scramble an egg-leave it aside.
Heat Extra Virgin olive oil in a wok-fried onion until fragrant.
Add the shrimps, rice, scramble egg and toss for awhile until cooked.
Add the Petai beans and season it with salt and pepper-mix it well.
And it's ready to serve.

Fried rice with Petai-crunchy with every spoonful !

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Restoran Keong Kee @ Jalan Barat off Imbi Road.

When we have guests from out of town, Restoran Keong Kee will be the top lunch place on our 'eating itinerary'.

After that it will follow by a tour of the many shopping malls in the Bukit Bintang area.

The food cooked by the owner cum lone chef are very consistent, fresh, tasty and affordable.

The restaurant is air conditioned and exceptionally clean.

Parking is OK.

Yin Yong (lightly fried rice vermicelli and flat rice noodle) doused with an egg gravy with choy sam, pig's intestine/liver, strips of lean pork and shrimps-Rm15/ 
Deep fried Yee mee filled with the above mentioned ingredients and gravy.-Rm15/
Wat Tan Hor- lightly fried flat rice noodle filled with egg and Tapioca starch reduction gravy, smooth tender beef , spring onion and young sliced ginger-Rm11/
Steamed Village chicken with knotted lily buds and wooden fungus-tender, smooth, juicy and meaty chicken meat-note the chicken essence-5 stars-Rm28/
Blanched Hong Kong Choy Sam Fah-green, leafy, sweet and not pulpy-Rm10/

Location: same row with Restoran Hee Lai Ton,
Jalan Barat,off Imbi Road,
Kuala Lumpur.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh @ Jaya One.

Long time never have something porky.

Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh @ Jaya One was the answer-nearby my home and air conditioned.

This restaurant is not a branch of another famous bak kut teh by the same name in PJ Old Town.  

Orders were taken by a Mandarin speaking waitress-quite a hassle to make her understand what we want to order !

Parking is ample.

Thick and luscious 3 layered pork ribs-in a clear herbal soup filled with fresh coriander leaves-tasted a bit dry-Rm15/
Clay pot chicken with sliced ginger/coriander leaves-well marinated with a gooey dark soy sauce gravy-too much ginger-Rm12.50/
Blanched Lettuce-garnished with soy/deep fried shallots- crunchy and fresh-Rm7/

Total bill:Rm39/
Location: 59-LG2, Block D, Jaya One,
Petaling Jaya,

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Restaurant Jin Xuan Hong Kong Sdn Bhd.

Had morning breakfast of Dim Sum at Restaurant Jin Xuan Hong Kong Sdn Bhd located in Damansara Jaya with relatives from out of town.

The restaurant early operating time of  7 am was perfect for us - (no noisy crowds) and every dish or steamer basket ordered was delivered without fuss.

Service was good but wait staff's communication skills needs to be improve.

Prices are affordable and food are commendable.

Parking is ample on weekends.

Prawn wan tonRm4.50/.

Braised Pork ribs porridge-Rm4.50.

Siew Mai-Rm4/.

Prawn roll-Rm4.50/.

Stuffed green chillies with fish paste-Rm4/.

Fish paste bean curd sheet roll-Rm4/.

Deep fried carrot cake-Rm4/.

Chee Cheong Fun filled BBQ pork and shrimp topped with blanched Bok Choy-Rm4.80/.

Kaya bun-Rm4/.

Pu'er tea to wash off those fats and oil.

Location:  59, 61 & 63, Jalan SS22 / 19
Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7729 6866

Monday, July 4, 2011

Garden View @ Cameron Highlands.

Driving up from Pulai, Perak-Cameron Highlands-Garden View is a 'must stop' place to ease ourselves, see how hydroponic vegetables are grown plus strawberries, orchids and flowers.

When you have skipped breakfast and you are 1500 meters above sea level up in the hills.

This piece of fresh strawberry strudel (flaky, creamy with sweet sourish strawberries) and a glass of fresh strawberry juice -Rm14.90 - was heaven sent ! 

The drive ended with a visit to a fruit orchard at the 10th miles Cameron Highlands road.

Durians ! Durians !

Friday, July 1, 2011

Restoran Kong Sai @ Paramount Garden.

The water rationing by Syabas was a good excuse to eat out.

Dinner at Restoran Kong Sai located in Paramount Garden, Petaling Jaya was good choice.

A small no frills restaurant with air conditioning-eat in more comfort (what with the hot weather, nowadays ! )

Orders were quickly taken and service was prompt.

Parking is OK in the evening.

Black Vinegar Pork trotter-served in a clay pot with lots of sliced old ginger and a good balance of hooves and meat - black vinegar was not too choking-lots of collagen !.
Airy Tofu Puff-compactly stuffed with minced pork/chopped spring onion-meaty with each bite.
Poached free range 'bearded' chicken (1/2 portion)-well poached, fragrant with smooth muscular texture.
Dip for the chicken-chopped ginger/coriander leaves/sesame oil/garlic oil.
Stir fried lettuce with garlic-leafy and crunchy
Black Pepper Pig stomach soup with sliced canned button mushroom-too peppery and numbing.
Black chicken herbal soup served in a cut-up coconut-very nutritious and invigorating.  

Total bill:Rm73.00.
Location: 39, Jalan 20/16, 
Taman Paramount,
Petaling Jaya.