Archive for October, 2009

Drunken Chicken

... drunken chicken dancing on flame.


Drunken Chicken

... drunken chicken.


Vege

... vege.


Beancurd

... beancurd in fried little shrimps and sauce.


Fish

... steamed puntius bulu (丁加蘭) fish.

Rating: 4/10

Our initial plan was to have steamed frog vermicelli here, but ended up they don’t have it tonight. Hence we went with the rather ordinary meal. The drunken chicken soup looked thick and there were so much of ginger in it, though I preferred sliced ginger. The soup tasted quite sweet. Everything else tasted moderate and I don’t have much appetite on them. The fried shrimps only filled on 1 piece of the bean curd while the other was only soaked in oyster sauce. Talks about fair. The fish cost RM8 every 100 grams. Being a freshwater fish, it doesn’t have the mud taste in it.

Location: N3 23.785 E101 46.156

Shop

... the shop front.


Choi Dum

... vege.


Hokkien Fried Bee Hoon

... Hokkien fried bee hoon.


... spare ribs in 2 sauces. Left 1 was butter garlic alike, and right 1 was sweet & sour.

... spare ribs in 2 sauces. Left 1 was butter garlic alike, and right 1 was sweet & sour.

Rating: 6.5/10

Our dinner was supposed to be at BadAss Coffee, but their kitchen closes at 10pm. So we had to adjourn to this place. I had pretty good impression on this place since my last visit. Though this time, they don’t have their daily special item which I had last time, the Vietnamese clay pot chicken, which was very tender, despite being chicken breast meat cutlets.

The Hokkien fried bee hoon here wasn’t as salty as the Hokkien fried bee hoon a few shops away. The spare ribs were good, but there were 3 pieces with bones. While the garlic sauce was a bit weird. I can’t say it was not nice, but neither was it nice if you had too many. Just the right amount is sufficient. Vegetable was horrible though.

Location: N3 08.039 E101 37.439

Dishes

... lamb on left, chicken on right.


Fried chicken

... fried chicken.


Fried Fish Eggs and Squids

... fried fish eggs and squids


Fish

... fish cutlets.


Rice

... rice on banana leaf with limitless papadam.


Fried Bittergourd

... according to MSF, these were fried bittergourd. Though they weren't bitter at all.

Rating: 6/10

The place was packed with crowds. The people keep coming and going, throughout lunch hours. MSF told us that they don’t use MSG in their food, hence the mildly flavoured gravies and stuff. The lamb was like quite normal, though the curry chicken was nice and tender. The fried chicken was disappointing. Fried fish egg was something new to me, though I don’t really like it. As for my favourite fried squids, it was pretty… tastely. Not salted at all.

The bill came up to RM80 for the 4 of us. Seems pretty steep for the amount of food served.

Location: N3 06.099 E101 39.226

Spaghetti Aglio Olio

... spaghetti aglio olio, as stated on the menu.

Rating: 6.5/10

PG said the aglio olio spaghetti here was not bad. I also spotted it on the menu few nights ago, but always forgot to try it out when I reach DoReMi. So tonight I purposely come and try it out. For an olio costing only RM5, I think it’s pretty decent. Plenty of chopped garlic. Get your gum ready though, cause you’ll be going down 1 stinkin’ path.

Location: N3 07.192 E101 34.765

After our lunch, we adjourned to our usual favourite place in Solaris.

... Häagen-Dazs Shake of Belgian Chocolate and Macadamia Nuts.

... Häagen-Dazs Shake of Belgian Chocolate and Macadamia Nuts.

Rating: 3/10

It came with a chocolate stick biscuit, which I thought was a straw. It was so thick that my straw could stand on it on and the straw was even being pushed upward by the viscosity of the liquid. I guess I had the wrong choice of mixing Belgian Chocolate with Macadamia Nuts. I was having sore throat drinking this as the Belgian Chocolate was still too strong for my liking. It was very sweet and diabetic. Perhaps I’ll go with Choc Choc Chips next time. But at RM23.90 (excluding taxes) per cup, it’s rather costly I might say.

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Location: N3 10.544 E101 39.599 (estimation)

*Photo courtesy of Damien Loong

... the kind boss allowed me to take a good photo of the 3 little pigs.

... the kind boss allowed me to take a good photo of the 3 little pigs.


... scraping off the charred part of the roasted pork's skin.

... scraping off the charred part of the roasted pork's skin.


... servings of 2 pax.

... servings of 2 pax.


... close up...

... close up...


... the other side of the meat.

... the other side of the meat.


... another serving of 1 pax.

... another serving of 1 pax.

Rating: 8/10

This was probably the best roasted pork I’ve had in Klang Valley. It beats my favourite roasted pork at Mooi Mooi. The lean meat was so tender and it seriously melts in the mouth. Despite the crispy skin, it melts as it touches my saliva. The taste and fragrance of the lard filled my mouth immediately, just like a nuclear explosion. Each slice of the roasted pork cost RM13.50. We had 3 slices and the meal cost RM51.10. Even the 10c was being charge by the lady instead of waiving it off for convenience sake. What the…

If Indonesia was having a Richter 7.9 of quake, this could easily shakes my world with a Richter scale of 9.7!

A must try!

On a side note, I’ve read a blog comparing this to the roasted pork in Mooi Mooi, saying that the service here was very lousy and bad. I went there quite early and the roasted pork was still being prepared. The boss was so kind enough to actually waited for me to snap a photo of the 3 pieces of delicious roasted pork before he continues his work. The service was ok, probably because there weren’t many people the time I was there. It was Sunday morning after all. Perhaps I’ll try to go again on weekdays to feel the wrath of bad service as mentioned by the blogger.

Location: N3 08.357 E101 42.664

*Photos courtesy of Damien Loong

This post will be dedicated for a fan-sy of mine, AT. She has been complaining that I haven’t had any new posts for so long. So, I purposely wake up early in the morning, with lacked of sleep, just to come all the way to Dang Wangi for some breakfast that I’ve never written before. Though I’ve been to this place once, so long ago. More than 3 years ago though. But I don’t have much recollection of what I’ve had back then.

... each item of outside food will be charged.

... each item of outside food will be charged.


... we were given a whole bottle of Lea & Perrins soya sauce. Reminds me of Ramli Burger at Taman Paramount.

... we were given a whole bottle of Lea & Perrins soya sauce. Reminds me of the Ramli Burger at Taman Paramount.


... iced kopi-o.

... iced kopi-o.


... chicken chop, Hainanese style.

... chicken chop, Hainanese style.


... Hainanese noodle, doesn't look good. Fortunately the taste wasn't bad.

... Hainanese noodle, doesn't look good. Fortunately the taste wasn't bad.


... porridge, tasted pretty bland.

... porridge, tasted pretty bland.


... the notorious roti babi (pork bread).

... the notorious roti babi (pork bread).


... take a peek on the inside.

... take a peek on the inside.


... roasted pork, each plate cost RM10.

... roasted pork, each plate cost RM10.


... served with white wine apple sauce.

... served with white wine apple sauce.

Rating: 5/10

I’ve mixed feelings on the food served here. Firstly, the chicken chop was rather unattractive. Probably because it was already soggy from soaking in the brown sauce or maybe because it took them less than 5 minutes to serve it right after we’ve placed our order. Either way, the chicken chop wasn’t as nice as I thought it would be. Then the Hainanese noodle, which came as a surprise. From the looks of it, it was rather unappetizing. Fortunately, it wasn’t the case for its taste. I find it rather good. Though I can’t be sure if I could finish up the whole plate all by myself. My appetite conscience probably gonna kills me.

The roti babi was very nice, aside from the rather oily bread. It seemed to be prepared in a hurry. Reminded me a little of the treasure chest of Taiwanese street snack. It has minced pork and even some sliced sausages. Tasted a tad sweet. It was nice, better if the bread wasn’t so oily. Porridge was a blasphemy. It was bland and we couldn’t even finish 1/2 of it.

Finally, special roast pork of the place, which started serving only at 11:30am. The skin was super crispy and it sort of came off, detached from the meat. Unlike my favourite roasted pork, the fats here don’t melt in my mouth, nor the lean meat was tender and soft. A rather bad dish if you don’t take the roasted skin.

Location: N3 09.373 E101 42.011

*Photos courtesy of Damien Loong