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Today, CTSW came looking for me for lunch. Since we don’t have anything to do, so I recommended that we head on to KL and have lunch in the foot court at Lot10. This time around, I get to try out the BKT, at last.

... a place not suited for certain ethnic of people.


... the bak kut teh looks delicious. I wonder how's the taste.

Rating: 8/10

Though I don’t really fancy Klang’s BKT, but this particular Mao San Gao (毛山稿) BKT really changed my mind. It tasted really really good. The soup was thick and black, with quite heavy scent of herbs, which I’ve never tasted before from Klang’s BKT. The meat was tender and the guy was nice enough to pick the leanest piece of meat for me. As such request was usually turned down. This BKT cost me around RM16 for a bowl of rice and a bowl of meat and soup. Steep, but it was really. I will definitely have this again when I’m back to Lot10 again for meals.

... suddenly I felt like eating bubur cha cha when I saw the picture on a stall. But this was lacking in sugar and coconut milk. Rather runny.

Rating: 3/10

Despite its look, this dessert tasted quite bad. Now I really wonder, did their quality dropped or the owner of the food court liked the plain runny taste of Bubur Cha Cha? Definitely not to my liking. It was quite runny as if they’ve mixed a lot of water in it to make a few more bowls to earn the quick bucks. Stay away from the dessert stall.

... this oysters omelette was so-so only.

Rating: 5/10

The oysters omelette was just mediocre, nothing to shout about. Though it was better than the one I had in HK, which was smaller and cost more than this.

On the very same day for dinner, I had the same Mao San Gao BKT again, at the Bandar Puteri Puchong’s outlet. Unfortunately, it doesn’t taste as good as the 1 I had in Lot10, though the price was cheaper. It lacks the herb flavour in it which I preferred.

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... asam laksa with sweet tasting soup.

Rating: 3/10

The only asam laksa soup that would taste sweet was when I had too much of prawn paste mixed into it. This, even when the prawn paste was still on the spoon, already tasted sweet. Which is a bit scary if you ask me. Probably the worst asam laksa I’ve had so far.

... iced tea.


... found some leftover otak-otak, which is red in colour as opposed to orange-ish coloured otak-otak from Muar.


... nasi goreng paprik.


... my sister's Tom Yam noodle.

Rating: 3.5/10

After our dinner, we got hungry very soon cause there were quite some walking we had in the Cowboy Town. Went all the way to Alor Gajah for nasi lemak, unfortunately we can’t find any. Hence while on the way back to A’Famosa, we stopped by this Malay eatery by the roadside to have a quickie. I had the nasi goreng paprik, because I haven’t had that for so long.

The nasi goreng paprik was quite oily, though it doesn’t taste all bad. But the rice has weird taste in it. My sister said the rice grain wasn’t washed clean enough, hence the weird taste in it. I thought it was due to the sauce used in frying the rice. The otak-otak wasn’t all bad, but it was probably the most spicy otak-otak I’ve ever had. 2 sticks and I was blowing my tongue already. Talks about POWER. The iced tea was acceptable. I was expecting something very watery.

Location: N2 26.289 E102 11.281

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

After our breakfast, we went to SS2 for dessert. EL wanted KTZ, but I told him that KTZ won’t be opens until 12:30pm. Then we adjourned to nearby tong sui shop at the row of shop behind McDonald’s.

... EL's guai ling gou. He said it was very bitter.

... EL's guai ling gou. He said it was very bitter.


... AT's egg custard.

... AT's egg custard.


... my favourite snow fungus with red dates tong sui.

... my favourite snow fungus with red dates tong sui.

Rating: 3/10

My snow fungus tong sui was quite runny. I remembered it was quite nice few years back when I had it. I guess things change.

Location: N3 07.022 E101 37.280 (est)

This place was recommended to me by a fellow colleague, cause he came across a flogger’s article regarding the food here and thought I might be interested to give it a try. On the day we were heading back to KV, we stopped by here for lunch, sacrificing the much talked about yam rice, which was not far away.

... the place with double standard name. I thought I was lost at first.

... the place with double standard name. I thought I was lost at first.


... vege, which was similar to what we get yesterday, small portion.

... vege, which was similar to what we get yesterday, small portion.


... Guinness Stout spare ribs.

... Guinness Stout spare ribs.


... the famous dish at this place, the clay pot crab rice.

... the famous dish at this place, the clay pot crab rice.


... fish with kuay teow in it.

... fish with kuay teow in it.

Rating: 3/10

The vegetable, similar to our dinner last night, was very small in portion. Fortunately, it wasn’t as salty as the one we had last night. The spare ribs cooked in Guinness Stout was rather disappointing. I would be expecting it to be better than those I could find in KV, unfortunately, it has plenty of fats or skins. I can’t really distinguish if they were fats or skins under those colour, which made the whole chewing experience really bad. Besides, the taste wasn’t that good either. Any one of those Guinness Stout spare ribs I had in KV is better than this.

Everyone seems to be ordering the same thing, the clay pot crab rice. Unfortunately, it doesn’t taste any good at all. The rice, which seemed similar to other clay pot rice, darkened with soya sauce. Somehow, the rice was tasteless to me. With the crabs being placed on top of the rice and cooked in the clay pot, I was expecting the rice to have the sweetness of the crab’s essence. Similar to the fried vermicelli with crab, which made the whole vermicelli smells very crabby. When I have the crab, the meat was tasteless too. I’m not sure if it was due to the lacked of freshness of the crab, or the crab just crappy. Meat wise, they certainly wasn’t that bad, but it just tasteless. I wondered what happened.

Lastly, the fish was still acceptable. Somehow, the choi bou was not crispy. Maybe they turned soggy after I took my photos? The bill came up to RM92 for the 5 of us, which took us completely off guard, as our dinner last night cost us only RM101.

The order was made based on CK Lam’s recommendations at What2See. Somehow, I’m sensing that she shares the same sentiment with KY Speaks when it comes to food.

Location: N5 16.437 E100 27.457

First stop was a fried kuey teow in one of the street off Chulia Street. But the stall was not opened and rumoured that the uncle whom cook there has passed away. Hence we were detoured to another place by DL’s colleague.

... any of the fried kuey teow there tastes better than most of those in KV.

... any of the fried kuey teow there tastes better than most of those in KV.

Rating: 6.5/10

The fried kuey teow here wasn’t too shabby. The style was quite similar to the one I had in Ipoh at Sin Lean Lee, with its egg fried at the bottom of the wok and scooped up later. Hence the flat dish looking bits of fried egg. The flavour was good, except that the first thing I tasted was, salty. It was salty beyond my expectations. Most of us agreed to it being too salty while DL finds it right on spot. Told him, his ciggy gonna kill his taste bud.

... it has square kuey teow in it with duck meat and chicken egg. Seems to be a local delicacy for Penangites.

... it has square kuey teow in it with duck meat and chicken egg. Seems to be a local delicacy for Penangites.

Rating: 3.5/10

I was quite afraid of having this because it contains duck meat in it. Very bad for my strict diet. Anyway, I had a small piece just for tasting. Fortunately, not something that I’d fancy. Instead of duck egg, chicken egg was used, for a bowl of flat-noodle-mix (koay chap) (loosely translated from Hokkien).

Location: N5 24.990 E100 19.969