Friday, November 30, 2012

Nasi Campur Sofie Resources Section 14

I was in the Digital Mall to get some IT stuff and after that, decided to have a quick lunch nearby. Not wanting to drive far and brave the traffic and facing the hassle of finding a parking spot, I decided to wander into the wet market to look for food.

There were at least two nasi campur stalls there and for some reason, I didn't stop at the first one, but the second one.

Nasi campur with pajeri terung, raw angled beans stir fried bitter gourd RM 6.00 (including the grilled fish in the next photo)
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Yummy grilled fish wrapped in banana leaf!
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Quite many dishes to choose from.
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Lunch only.

Sofie Resources
Inside the wet market next to Digital Mall, Section 14.

Jalan 14/14

Contact number: 012-687 9108


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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Nasi Lemak-Restoran Double Seven-Sri Bintang

This nasi lemak stall is located at Restoran Double Seven in Sri Bintang.

Chicken rendang, sambal petai and okra. RM8.00. The rendang curry was really very ordinary with hardly any punches at all. Just too mild, and a little boring.The okra was just as boring.
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There was no prawns in the sambal petai and this dish just tasted like there was a high dosage of MSG in it! I felt that RM8.00 for these was just too pricey! I can have really nice nasi lemak jumbo KL in Tmn Sri Sinar for only RM4.50 and with with an added piece of fried chicken (RM3.00) for RM7.50.
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I am not too sure of the business hour of this nasi lemak stall. I only know that it is open on Saturday evening when there is a weekly pasar malam. On weekends, it is available for lunch too.

Address:

53, Jalan 3/36,
Taman Bukit Sri Bintang,
Segambut
Kuala Lumpur,
52100

GPS Coordinate: 3.187614,101.643099

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Flying wonton noodle - Kepong

I was checking out nice places to eat out at and I chanced upon this interesting wonton noodle stall near Jusco Kepong. Read on to find out why I said it was interesting.

So I made it there on fine noon, and I ordered braised chicken feet and char siew wonton noodle. The chicken feet were just okay. Still quite tender but not as fall-off-the-bones kind of tender. The char siew, whilst not top of the class, was quite great for what you get at wonton noodle stalls. Besides no red dye coloring on the outside, the taste and texture also went very well with the noodle.
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The spoon was placed at the bottom, with the wonton noodle on top of the spoon so the  al-dente wonton noodle wouldn't soak up too much gravy and become soggy.
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Even after a whole good 5 minutes or more (of me photographing the dish), the noodle was still springy and slightly resistant to the bite. Yum, that's my kind of noodle!
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You would bite into fresh, crunchy bits of lard too occasionally. Lovely taste.

I think this guy's name is Ah Di, which is also the name of the stall - Ah Di wonton noodle.
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After blanching the wonton noodle, he'd rinse it and then toss it high up into the air to get rid of the excess liquid. :) It was fun to watch!
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This place is quite easy to find. It's just opposite Jusco Kepong, on the other side of Jalan Kepong (See map)
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I felt slightly thirsty for a couple of hours after eating. I think it's the soup.

Address:

Kedai Kopi Peng Kee Baru
Jalan Metro Perdana Barat 1

Business Hours: Morning till 3pm daily. Off days not fixed

GPS coordinate: 3.214589,101.638808


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Friday, November 23, 2012

Siew Kee Dim Sum Sungai Buloh

I saw an offer on LivingSocial for dim sum cash vouchers at Siew Kee so I bought two of it. Each voucher cost RM10 and is good for RM20 cash at the outlet.

Hong Kong style steamed cheong fun with prawns. Not freshly prepared as the dish was served really fast. Not very good, the noodle was thick and not very tender.RM3.80
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Steamed Chicken feet (Fong Chow) with bean sauce. Nice and so tender the skin/flesh falls off the bones as soon as you put it into your mouth. RM4.00
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Lau Sha Pao with yam paste. RM4.80. I found the skin/dough to be way too thick, and the yam paste/cream in it too thick and not runny at all. Very different from the other flavour - custard and egg yolk I have tasted before where the paste was creamy yet runny, ready to ooze out as soon as you take a bite!
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See what I meant when I said the skin/dough was too thick?
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Shanghai Xiao Long Bao. RM5.80. Absolutely horrible. One out of the three bao's was completely dry inside, and the other two hardly had any juice left. Houston, we have leakage problem! I think this item should just be taken off the menu.
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Where is the juice? Look at that poor, wrinkly, skinny bao :(
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Oh well, I will just add lots of vinegar and julienned ginger on it before eating.
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Siew Mai. RM4.00. Not very good either. Lots of chewy tendon in the meat.
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All the 5 items above and one hot Chinese Tea came to RM22.40. I used one of my LivingSocial RM10 vouchers (= RM20 cash) so in actual, it cost me only RM12.40.

Edit: 2nd visit, and surely the last, just to use up my other RM10 voucher.

Seafood la mian, RM14.80. Three prawns, two green mussels, two scallops, calamari/squid rings and some la la clams minus shells.
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The seafood just felt overcooked and tough, especially the mussels and scallops.


The la mian noodle wasn't well prepared I think. All crinkly and not straight. 
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Porridge with century egg / pei tan chuk
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Nothing special. You can hardly find any century egg in it.

Gingko barley with fu chuk.
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Total: RM21.10

Menu:

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Address:

Restaurant Siew Kee
No. 33-G,, Jalan Nautika B,
U20/B, TSB Commercial Center
Sungai Buloh, 40160
Tel: 03-6150 7098

GPS Coordinate: 3.209489,101.572035

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Chicken rice @ Taman Kok Doh

I have passed by this place in Taman Kok Doh many times and always saw a good crowd there so I decided to give it a try yesterday.

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I ordered poached chicken like I normally do because I really preferred the original taste and flavor of poached chicken. They gave me the wing part...grrr...I should have asked for "gai yee dou" though.

The poached chicken was quite nice and I especially like the garlic and ginger-garlic sauce they provided. Not many stalls provide this type of sauce anymore. 


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It was a mistake ordering the siew yuk (roast pork) though. The skins were still acceptably crispy but quite tough, the rest of the parts weren't very good at all. The inner part (the reddish part) should have been trimmed off as well as they were dry and very salty. But then again, you get what you paid for. The poached chicken and siew yuk only cost me RM8. Another RM0.40 for the hot Chinese tea.
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Double boiled ham choi soup (pickled mustard green) with duck and tofu. RM8 for this pot of soup.
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I wonder why roast duck was used? Leftover? Why not just fresh, unfried duck for making soup? It tasted nice but I felt there was too much MSG in it.
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It just feels so weird when you put something in your mouth and you immediately feels the "tastiness" of the food, almost as if the taste signal travels at broadband speed from the taste receptors on our tongue to our brain. The signal should travel at dial-up speed! :D For me, at least!

I only ordered siew yuk (roast pork) because it looked nice on this menu. Well, it looked better than it tasted, really. 

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Many types of double boiled soups are available too! I might go try the pig stomach pepper soup some time.
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There is no way you will miss this place if you happen to pass by.
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Soup - RM8
Poached chicken and roast pork - RM8
hot tea - RM0.40
Total: RM16.40


GPS Coordinate: 3.196101,101.665498


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Monday, November 19, 2012

Restoran De' Champion Duck @ Manjalara


So I was checking out other food blogger's posts to get ideas on what to eat, and then I saw a good review on this Restoran De' Champion Duck in Medan Putra Business Center, Menjalara. I love duck - roast duck, braised duck and anything duck :D. And I am angry at myself for not discovering this great duck place until yesterday!

I ordered a drumstick (quarter portion, RM16 i think), with some honey char siew as well. The total was RM26.10 including rice and hot Chinese Tea.
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I am sure all of you roast duck lovers can tell by just one glance at these glistening skins that they were super crispy!
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The meat was succulent and flavorful too. I don't think I will go to Onn Kee in Kepong Baru again. From now on, it's either De' Champion, or Loong Foong in Tmn Paramount.

I forgot to take the photos of the savory sauce. But let's just say that the duck and char siew were great on their own and you could do without the savory sauce or the chilli sauce. I did use a little of the savory sauce as it was quite nice - neither too sweet nor too salty, and definitely not overpowering like those served elsewhere!

The honey char siew was really good too. Not the most tender char siew I've tried but that's really a very personal and subjective preference. I think I can accept both types.

Caramelized and sweet on the outside, with the right degree of  tenderness inside. Nice to chew on.
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Braised duck wings and Duck feet parcel / duck feet wrap are available too. Didn't try them this time.
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You can pre-order Drunken Duck and Dongguai Duck too. I think I will try them next time!

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Edit:

Whole bird, RM58 (April 2, 2013)
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Restoran De’ Champion Duck

No.10, Jalan Medan Putra 3
Medan Putra Business Centre
Bandar Menjalara, Kepong
52200 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 012-2732260

Business Hour: 11.30am – 9.00pm

GPS Coordinate: 3.19365,101.625177


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