What How do you feel these few days with slow Internet connection? It's almost like end of the world to me, we have somehow "live" in 2 worlds nowadays, missing any one of these will definitely ruin our normal life.
Connection just too slow to upload any photos, let me just simply wish you all...
Ever since I read there are so many eating spots around Petaling Street in the morning, I start planning to wake up earlier during weekend, but planning is a lot easier than execute it as I always wake up late and lazy to drive far on a non-working morning.
One early morning for some special reason, I was hunting breakfast at Petaling Street with my mum and dad, this occasion was very special to me because my mum don't like to dine outside and they are not staying in KL. After few stalls we passed by, finally we stopped at Hon Kee porridge, which I remembered masak-masak blogged about this famous place before.
An ordinary food, but Hon Kee has prepared this so nicely. The porridge itself is superbly smooth, I've ordered just a plain porridge to eat together with the raw fish slices, but if I visit them again, I will definitely change my plain porridge to roasted intestines porridge (烧肠粥), because I can imagine how great that combination will be.
To eat your raw fish porridge, you can either take one slice of raw fish first then follow by a scoop of hot porridge (be careful, it may burn your tongue), or you can just dip the raw fish slice into the hot porridge for a few seconds and it will perfectly cooked. I don't really favour porridge as I usually eat this only when I fell sick, but I will definitely revisit Hon Kee again next time.
(address from masak-masak, I know there are few roads around Petaling Street, but I will only refer them as Petaling Street, because Petaling Street is like an "area" for me rather than just that single road :p) Hon Kee Porridge Jalan Hang Lekir (Jalan Cecil) Off Petaling Street
(Next to Koon Kee Mee, opposite Hong Leong Bank Berhad. Opens from 5am to 1pm)
Maybe this is not a good time to post about BKT (since the beta-agonist news still hot), but it does not affect pork lover like me at all, I'm still eating it.
Ah Sang Bak Kut Teh is located at Sungei Way (thanks Carlson who let me know about this place), which surrounding by electronic factory like Motorola, National, Western Digital etc., so normally this restaurant will pack during lunch hour by those factories' employees.
3 important factors of a good BKT (in my lame opinion), can be derived directly from its name: Bak (肉) - meat, Kut (骨) - bones and Teh (茶) - soup/tea, Ah Sang doesn't outstanding in either one of these, but it has successfully maintain a fair quality of these 3 elements, I guess that's the reason it's still deserves to be claimed as one of the good BKTs.
Usually I will order a mix bowl, which contains part from thin to fat... but personally I'm more favor the fat parts :p, like leg, tail... I know it's not healthy at all, but when soft fat meat "melt" in my mouth, and follow by a scoop of thick herbal soup, that's what I call "heaven", although eating pork can never go to heaven according to some religious definitions :-|
At Ah Sang, you can either take the plain rice or the oily rice, if you really feel like want to upgrade your bowl of BKT, they have abalone, I saw few cans in the shop, but not sure anyone order that before or not.
Uploaded a map, Ah Sang BKT should be quite easy to locate, Indian Temple is the landmark.
Shame to mention I only visit my aunties approximately once a year, usually only when my mum visit KL. Last month I happened to have some time off, so I brought my mum to visit them at Ampang, and we had a decent dinner at Chuai Heng Ampang 翠恒酒家.
I still remember my last visit to this area was just some small shop lots, workshops... but surprisingly, some developer has totally revamped this street, Ampang Water Front has now turned into a new hanging out / eating out place. The scene was a bit dark, but from the name "Water Front" I presumed there must be some river or fountain near the shop lots.
Nine of us having dinner together, I made the call and digest the bill after it (RM232+).
The receipt didn't show me any name of the dishes, but luckily most of it can be obviously "named" from the photo itself. This steamed chicken was just normal, but it costs RM60 as stated in the bill, must be some "wild" chicken, which hard to catch, hard to cook, luckily not hard to eat :p.
Some vege (RM18) and Bean Curd (RM 12).
Some pork dishes priced from RM14 - RM18, I've forgotten which price for which dish. The first one was Claypot Salted Pork, followed by Mui Choy Stewed Pork and I can't recall the name of last dish, but I concluded it was the best of that night.
If you want to eat at Chuai Heng, they have branches all over Klang Valley, 1-Utama, Jln Bukit Bintang etc... but a normal lunch or dinner will definitely cost you more.
2-1 & 3-1, Jalan AWF 1, Ampang Water Front, 68000 Ampang, Selangor. Tel : 03 - 4280 5666
Food Foundry is really a nice place, cozy environment in a not too crowded area. I'm kinda surprise when locating this restaurant, if not because of the map that I have, I definitely will not expect a restaurant like this in the middle of flats.
Let's check out the food we tried!
Ceasar Salad (RM 6.90). Not the type that I like, but it tastes not bad. I ordered this as our starter, but somehow they served us when we eating our main course... so I guessed this is even harder to prepare as compare to my Carbonara Turkey Ham (RM 12.90).
Again, my all time favourite. Nothing much to complaint about the quality, overall this pasta is creamy and good, but one thing its portion is too large, cut it into half will be just nice.
Green Curry Mussels (RM 7.90). SG didn't expect me order this for brunch, as we really hardly order mussels. The sauce itself is a successful mix, with all the ingredients inside, it's very suitable to eat together with pita bread, but unfortunately, not with the mussels. I try to dip less to more sauce still didn't make any different. I don't like Manhattan Fish Market, but I have to admit their Garlic Butter Mussels is better than this.
We already quite full after finish all the dishes, but really cannot resist to order a piece of Mille Crepe (RM 7.90), since this is one of the main reason I visited here. The outlook and finishing of the Vanilla Mille Crepe really looks great, while I am hoping "equal" standard as compare to Nadeje Patisserie, I was fully disappointed. If this is my first try on Mille Crepe, maybe I will give it a plus, but it's certainly not as good as Nadeje, it's not smooth enough (both crepe and fillings).
In general, I will still consider Food Foundry a good place to hang out with friend, reasonable price, comely surrounding and nice food menus.
A friend of mine recommended me to try the Fried Hor Fun at New Yew Sang Kelana Jaya, I went there one late afternoon but unfortunately the Fried Hor Fun was closed. I have no intention to drive away because I knew there was another famous stall here, the Ipoh Steamed Pot Rice.
The lady boss seems very friendly, but I'm too shy to chat with her about the history of her business. It was so late and most of the items already sold out, I only have limited choices to select from.
Salted Fish Pork + Snow Fungus (白木耳) Soup only RM 7.50
What a scrumptious pot rice, till the bottom of the pot, rice has fully absorbed the sauce of the dish, I think this salted fish pork should be less famous choice because it's still available at late afternoon, so I will definitely come back again for their most famous dish. I don't really like snow fungus, but this is really a hearty soup, very well prepared just like mom's homemade.
Very reasonable price and hearty meals, what can I ask for more?
I love roasted duck, finally I've paid a visit to this very famous duck place, Loong Foong at Taman Paramount on a rainy evening.
Reached there around 7:30pm and it was really crowded. We started off our dinner with the juicy roasted duck... Yea, it was not as dry as other competitors, but taste wise, I won't rate it a delectable course. I didn't quite sure about other experience, but mine definitely felt it's not marinated well, although freshly roasted from the oven but the taste didn't leave any vivid memory to me.
Beside the roasted duck, we also ordered other dishes for dinner, as expected, the taste was just normal.
三杯田鸡 (Frog in "San Bei" style)
I tried to recall the price of the food there... but really cannot remember, as they didn't put it as a proper bill and informed me I will need to pay for the extra taxes if they prepare a receipt for me. I guessed it's a good tactic to skip tax huh?!
Revisited Hai Siang on last Sunday... seems getting lot of customers already! I was there to try out their Curry Mee, which usually I will not order.
Hai Siang's curry mee tastes a bit uncommon, thick soup without too strong typical curry smells but yet full of flavour. I reckon they are using the same spices as their Sarawak Laksa because it inherits the "style" a lot.
(A man next to my table ordered Toast, Sarawak Laksa and Steamed chicken rice, should be first time visit, maybe after read my previous post? :p)
Mentioned before it's really hard to find good bean sprout chicken rice here, after staying 4 years in KL, this is one of the restaurants I regularly visit whenever I craving for bean sprout chicken rice.
New Restaurant Ipoh Chicken Rice, claimed they already started business since 1977. Their main branch should be the one located in PJ and they opened another branch at Sri Petaling about a year ago, which is nearer to my place.
Bean sprouts and kampung chicken, 2 main dishes I normally ordered. Sometimes the quality at Sri Petaling outlet is not that great, but most of the time it's good... but of course, I always said Ipoh's better!
To complete your lunch or dinner, you can either have the bean sprouts and chicken with rice, or this Sar Hor Fun. Usually, I will add more side dishes like meat balls and their Special Steamed La La, too bad La La already sold out that day, so I can't show you its photo, but please give it a try next time you visit, it tastes like fried and steamed, quite special and good.