Posts Tagged ‘beancurd’

... the restaurant I'm having breakfast at.


... dried mixed noodle my hometown style.

Rating: 5.5/10

Went to visit my sister today because my niece was at her place. I suggested to eat here because the noodle stall owner originated from the same hometown as me. Missed this kind of dried noodle stirred in thick soy sauce. Though it wasn’t the best but this kind of noodle is not common in KV. What we could get here were mostly just curry noodle or prawn noodle, this kind of dried noodle is really rare, unless it’s wanton noodles. The curry paste was excellent though, brings back memories.

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... mangoes sold by an Ah Neh.


... Sze Chuan style stir fried baby lettuce.


... my favourite and must have, fried little squids.


... these ugly beancurd was recommended by the staff there. Made with bamboo carbon.


... Chinese style clam chowder in claypot.


... the inside of the ugly beancurd. It's black even on the inside.


... 2 "ekor" of steamed crab. The pincers were almost as big as my palm.


... got the staff there to cut opened the mangoes that we bought earlier.

Rating: 7/10

Aside learning that there’s actually belacan style baby lettuce, now I realised that baby lettuce can be cooked in Sze Chuan style. It not surprising to find this out if it’s coming from Long Grilled Fish Seafood, because this place is known to have variety of choices on, or off their menu. Unfortunately, as I had high hopes on this Sze Chuan style vege, it turns out the belacan style was still better. Perhaps Sze Chuan style just wasn’t suited for me that much, but it was still good though.

As for the fried little squids, I need not say much. Just read from here:
2008-04-06 @ Restoran Long Grilled Fish Seafood, Jinjang Utara
2009-05-28 @ Restoran Long Grilled Fish Seafood, Jinjang Utara

We were introduced this charcoal bean curd. The lady call it the “醜樣豆腐” (ugly bean curd). Aside from the appearance, it tasted pretty much the same, if not exactly the same as ordinary bean curd. The style was pretty normal, tasted quite nice though. The clam soup was our first try. Nothing much to praise about it. I guess Lala Chong’s name is not there for show.

The crabs were exceptionally good. Aside from the giant size, they were quite fresh and the meat don’t stick to the shell as you pull it out. The soup underneath has some wine taste to it, which actually tasted not bad. Though I’d prefer crabs with more crab roe in it. Our dinner ended with the mangoes that we bought earlier. Though some were sweet, some were seriously sour. What a good way to keep the appetite running.

Overall, our dinner was a satisfactory one. I wished this restaurant would move into PJ area instead of so far from where I stay.

Fried Bittergourd In Salted Egg Yolk

... I picked the fried bittergourd in salted egg yolk to give it a shot. Something which I don't like, both salted egg and bittergourd.


Fried Beancurd

... fried beancurd with crabstick in it.


Kung Pow Chicken

... kung pow chicken.


Salted Fish Pork Belly Meat

... salted fish pork belly meat.


Sweet Sour Crab

... sweet sour crab.

Rating: 4.5/10

Went to dinner with family. Firstly, the salted egg yolk fried bittergourd. Though the bittergourd was not bitter, but the semi runny salted egg yolk was very … loathsome. Fried bean curd was quite nice, though I saw some crabsticks inside it, which is kind of turn off for me. Kung pow chicken was nice as it was unexpected. I never thought my parents would order that. It was considered quite nice, though I’d prefer it to be more spicy. Salted fish pork belly was so-so. I had only 1 piece, as I don’t really like it. I prefer those in KV’s. Finally, the sweet sour crabs was quite nice. Except that the crabs was too small. Unlike those I had in Yap Yin

Food was so-so. Pretty much something similar that I had previously, though the price was very cheap, as each dish cost around RM4 till RM12 only. Except for the crabs, of course.

Location: N3 59.744 E101 00.820

Went for dinner with TSL and WWS. TSL can’t decide on what to eat when I showed her a blog categorized with Subang & Sunway eateries. In the end, I decided to crash into SS18 area and see for ourself what to eat. If we can’t find anything there, then it will be TJ Haus.

Fortunately, TSL spotted the Shanghai food. So without further ado, I parked my car nearest to the restaurant. It was just a few shops away from TJ Haus itself. I wonder do they serve Shanghai dumpling (上海小籠包)?

The lady boss that took our order, her Mandarin dialect was different. I supposed she’s from Shanghai, being that it’s Shanghai home cooked food. I couldn’t tell if it’s really genuine Shanghai style but all I could do was imagined that I was at Shanghai having some home cooked food because the ugly truth is, I’ve never been to Shanghai.

... the restaurant's name was so small, all I noticed was the word "Shanghai".

... the restaurant's name was so small, all I noticed was the word "Shanghai".


... I chose this 香辣豆腐 over the usual 麻辣豆腐 (malat beancurd) to try out the differences.

... I chose this 香辣豆腐 over the usual 麻辣豆腐 (malat beancurd) to try out the differences.


... plain stir fried siu pak choi.

... plain stir fried siu pak choi.


... this spicy sour soup (酸辣湯) was a decision made based on coin flip, between this and stir fried nian gao (Chinese cake).

... this spicy sour soup (酸辣湯) was a decision made based on coin flip, between this and stir fried nian gao (Chinese cake).


... this golden phoenix fish (金鳳魚) in sour spicy sauce was recommended by the lady boss.

... this golden phoenix fish (金鳳魚) in sour spicy sauce was recommended by the lady boss.


... the boss asked if I was a journalist before giving this card to me.

... the boss asked if I was a journalist before giving this card to me.


... get a stamp for every RM45 and above. Collect 8 stamps and receive a free seafood dish valued RM30 or above.

... get a stamp for every RM45 and above. Collect 8 stamps and receive a free seafood dish valued RM30 or above.

Rating: 6.4/10

Our dinner tonight was full of spicy stuff. I hope WWS didn’t have to have war with her WC after the dinner. Fortunately, Shanghainese’s spiciness ain’t anywhere near what I couldn’t withstand, so I guess it’s fine for her. The spicy beancurd was served in a clay pot. I was glad the portion was moderately enough for the 3 of us, not too much. It as a little sour but I couldn’t recall if I ever felt spicy in it. I guess I should have opted for malat beancurd. Anyway, a lesson learnt today. Then came the vegetable. It tasted rather bland but I guess there’s a very good reason for it. You’ll find out later.

Halfway through, TSL tossed coin to decide on adding on spicy soup or stir fry nian gao. The coin says spicy soup. While I was eagerly anticipating for the fish after ordering the spicy soup, the soup came first. I was shocked at the size of it. It could easily fit 10 people. The soup looked very much like beancurd soup (豆腐羹), except it’s spicy. The soup was quite diluted and pretty tasteless except sourness. We were offered vinegar for those that prefer more sour than it is.

Finally, when the fish came, it was soaking sauce. After a couple of pretty bland tasting dishes, I was expecting too much of the fish. I guess I was a little disappointed on the sauce. The fried fish itself was quite tasty actually but it should have been fried a little longer so that the crispiness stays longer before getting soggy. Finally, I’ve had 3 bowl full of the soup, while TSL had 2.5 bowl and WWS chickened out, she had only 2 bowl full. I’ve estimated the leftovers and it does really serves up to 10 pax or bowls.

I keep asking them to order what they wanted to eat because I intend to claim the bills until I suddenly thought of what if the place doesn’t accept credit cards? Then I notice the flyer holder has American Express printed on it. It lessen my worries until TSL assured me that she has the money to pay. Fortunately, the place does accept cards. Then later we were presented with the promo card by the boss himself. He was asking if I was a journalist. He should have treated me the dinner then I would’ve told him what he wanted to hear.

I might come again to try out other because the price was quite reasonable. The fish for RM25, spicy beancurd for RM12, vege for RM9, pretty standard price, though it could hardly beat Canton Fare‘s. RM10 for that soup, averaging RM1 per pax if it serves 10 pax. The rice were RM3.90 for 3 pax and Chinese tea was a measly RM3.50. No wonder the tea was so tasteless too.

I still can’t make out what does BnY mean.

Location: N3 04.364 E101 35.087

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