A restaurant or a road-side stall?! Contunue Reading
What comes into your mind when it comes to Oktoberfest???
Filling pork knuckles, meaty sausages and potatoes to go with the beer?!
Feeling sick of those… How about an oriental twist with the beer?! It is not about having Chinese dishes and beer-drinking but make use of beer in Chinese cooking and then pair it up with the beer.
Spring Garden; a member of Tai Thong Group has collaborated with Guinness Anchor Beer (GAB) and brought out the idea of pairing food and beer through dishes cooked using GAB beers and ingredients, as well as the ideal beverages to complete the gastronomic experience.
Special thanks to GAB for the warmth invite, I get to sample some dishes on the evening with a gang of beer lovers.
Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab & Chilled Pigeon with Tiger Beer
Soft shell crab was battered with right amount of curry powder and deep fried into perfection; a great snack to kick start and go with the beer. While its companion, the chilled pigeon was immersed with the Tiger beer overnight; resulted a very well infused meat with the white beer.
When it comes to fine dining, is it only about Western food, Italian cuisine or French cuisine?! Not really as we do have Chinese fine dining nowadays.
Lai Ching Yuen 荔晶园 (or previously known as Zing 晶苑) is one of the few Chinese Restaurants that participated in Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) 2011 which is happening in the whole month of October. Together with the couples from Brought up 2 Share, Eat Only Lar and Citygal, we were here to sample their MIGF menu.
The interior is decorated in a modern classic way, mainly in red.
We are bored with our usual family-dining-out restaurant/ chu char place. It is time to check out some new places.
Travel a little further away from Cheras, we found this hidden gem, Hee Loy Fatt which is located inside Balakong New Village. I am sure the Balakong folks know quite well about this restaurant. During the days, it draws patrons for lunch; especially patrons who are working around that industrial or office area. Actually, it is not a new place to us as we were brought to this restaurant for few times; just happened that my camera was not with me every time I went there. Not until a family gathering recently, I was finally equipped.
Vege (RM 12)
Stir-fry Long Bean with Salted Egg Yolk (RM 15)
My last visit to Jade Pot for steamboat was a great and satisfying one. When I learned that Jade Pot serves Dim Sum daily from morning till late noon; I decided to pay a visit with my family.
Tea (RM 2 per pax)
Jade Pot Egg Tart 一品蛋挞仔 (RM 4.80 for 3 pcs)
BBQ Pork Pastry 香麻叉烧酥 (RM 4.80 for 3 pcs)
*Update: currently both Dai Be Steamed Fish and this chee cheong fun stall has shifted to Kopitiam 33, the coffee shop at the corner, just right opposite BHP petrol station.*
Besides the Dai Be Steamed Fish that is located inside the You Lee Kopitiam, there is another good stuff to try out – the chee cheong fun from the stall that tucked in one corner end in this kopitiam
This stall owner (the uncle) is very patience in preparing every plates of chee cheong fun. He will flip open the chee cheong fun and lay them flat; then add a little sesame oil and chop them horizontally to create the kuey teow-liked noodles. Finally top it with the sauce and garnish with the fragrant toasted white sesame.
White silky smooth chee cheong fan drenched with homemade black sweet sauce (tim zheong) and home-grinded chilli sauce. Toss-toss everything together to create a well balanced flavour in every strand of chee cheong fun. I find their CCF is quite addictive and will have it at least once a week for breakfast or lunch. Slurrrp Slurrrp…
If you don’t fancy tim zheong, you can try this version of chee cheong fun which is drizzled with chilli sauce and soy sauce. Not to forget the pickled green chilli that go great with the chee cheong fun, this plate of CCF is something my mum loves.
Who doesn’t know this famous Hung Kee Wanton Mee located at Jalan Loke Yew?!
Established since mid of 1960s by the Phoon family from a small shoplot and now has expanded to air conditioned shoplots and a branch in Taman Shamelin Perkasa.
I frequent to their branch; say like once a week after grocery shopping nearby and ordered myself a plate of wanton mee. Hmmm, to be specific, that will be their noodles with char siu (BBQ pork) only (RM 4.50 per plate). You can always have their noodles with char siu and wanton (come in 6 pcs) but I never like their wanton(s) as the skin may be too thick to me.
Their wanton noodles are handmade; every strand is springy in texture and tossed in well seasoned sauce. Do opt for semi-fat char siu (半肥瘦叉烧) that comes fattier (this time the char siu was not fatty enough); I enjoyed chewing the fatty charred part that gave a sweet aftertaste.
Verdict: Their char siu may not be the best one you have had; but the yellow thin strands of springy noodles are something you will love. Another reason I love coming here is, I don’t have to fight through the traffic and travel down to Jalan Loke Yew for a plate of wanton mee as we have one Hung Kee (their branch) in Cheras
Note: All photos above by iPhone.
Restoran Hung Kee (Taman Shamelin)
18 – 20, Jalan 4/91,
Taman Shamelin Perkasa
(Located opposite Pudu Ulu Park)
Where to find a good plate of Hokkien Mee / Hokkien Char?!
Well, Aik Yuen Restaurant that is located at Setapak is one that serves great plate of Hokkien Mee.
Here you go, the glossy looking Hokkien Mee (RM 13 for 2 pax) coated in dark brown colour. Came piping hot and full with real wok heil tossed with right amount of pork lard and other ingredients such as pork slices, squids, prawns and the sweet dark sauce that flavoured and coloured the thick far noodles.
Fried “Peh Ge” (Rice Cake) (RM 6.50) was another good to try. Cooked in the way same as Hokkien Mee; the only difference is the rice cake that came with chewy texture.
Cantonese Fried (Yin Yong) or Wat Dan Hor (RM 6.50) had the smoky aftertaste. Perhaps the chef forgot to season our Yin Yong; it was tasteless and unmemorable.