Posts Tagged ‘fried’

... fried chicken, highly recommended by DL.


... stir fried Maggi noodles.

Rating: 5/10

Running out of stuff to eat, DL brought us to his regular hangout place. He said it’s a low cost dinner and the fried chicken was nice. To me, the fried chicken was fresh, freshly fried. Which also means that it was soaked in cooking oil and animal fats. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the kind of chicken that I like. I would still vouch for the ayam goreng sempalit at DoReMi.

Initially, I thought I would be going to Loong Grilled Fish in NZX. Then when I got into the car, DL said he wanted to eat crabs at Kwai Lam instead. I was bedazzled as I don’t know where’s that place. It turns out that I’ve been there once, quite long ago. Probably more than 1 year ago.

... 2 types of condiments. Left one for the grilled fish and right one, for anything.

... 2 types of condiments. Left one for the grilled fish and right one, for anything.


... stir fried yau mak.

... stir fried yau mak.


... choi sum fah in oyster sauce. There were some fried pork lards on it.

... choi sum fah in oyster sauce. There were some fried pork lards on it.


... I dunno what style was this toufu called, but the gravy was full of pepper.

... I dunno what style was this toufu called, but the gravy was full of pepper.


... this grilled stingray has exceptional sauce. Unlike others, this 1 tasted like tumeric with ginger, which was very nice.

... this grilled stingray has exceptional sauce. Unlike others, this 1 tasted like tumeric with ginger, which was very nice.


... fried chicken wings was 1 of the signature dish here.

... fried chicken wings was 1 of the signature dish here.


... DL was craving for some crabs, hence there's no escaping it.

... DL was craving for some crabs, hence there's no escaping it.

Rating: 6.5/10

The stir fried yau mak was very nice. It was nicely salted and plenty of chopped garlic. The taste was just right I found myself can’t stop eating it. Then come the choi sum fah, which has a few fried pork lards on top of it. Despite the most favourable fried pork lards, it doesn’t turn out as good as the stir fried yau mak. Besides, oyster sauce wasn’t exactly good for my strict diet.

The bean curd soaked in watery gravy was not that good. I don’t even remember the taste of the bean curds, except for the overly peppered gravy. Such a forgettable dish. I don’t even remember how many piece of bean curd I had. I could only remember there was 1 piece of bean curd leftover. Nobody claims it.

The grilled fish was a surprise. I was expecting the fish to be laden with the usual sambal. The restaurant’s own concoction of the turmeric sauce reminds me of the fried fish with ginger that my mum used to make. It was nice and different when applied to grilled fish. The fish was fresh too and the second half of the fish didn’t stick to the leaf that was served at the bottom of it.

The fried chicken wings were nice too. They were rather huge compared to other chicken wings I’ve had, especially KFC’s. I was afraid that I might feel glutton for having 2 pieces of chicken wings as there was still 1 more dish that haven’t been served. Finally, the kam heong crabs was served. It was exceptionally dry, as DL commented. Taste wise, it was very salty, like most kam heong does. The crabs were quite fresh. The only turn off was, the top shell of the crab was empty. I was very disappointed.

Overall, the dinner was satisfying, except for the few glitches. The seafood were fresh enough though the price came up to RM97 for the 3 of us, which I find it quite steep.

Location: N3 08.510 E101 32.234

The ladies were saying that they’d want to celebrate my belated birthday today, yet it has to be something healthy for me due to my strict diet requirements. Then I suggested the vegetarian restaurant which was notorious for its outrageous pricing, as I heard. Not that I wanted to blow their wallets. Since there were 5 of us, it’s easier for us to order food. Besides, I thought of buying the lunch too.

... this place was notorious for being expensive.

... this place was notorious for being expensive.


... sweet potato chips, Chinese style.

... sweet potato chips, Chinese style.


... it's rather odd to find this here. It reminds me of Vichudda.

... it's rather odd to find this here. It reminds me of Vichudda.


... the intermediate tea pot was nice.

... the intermediate tea pot was nice.


... seaweed soup. Seaweed was good for my diet.

... seaweed soup. Seaweed was good for my diet.


... instead of those purpleish seaweed that usually used for making soup, this was those rectangle type seaweed you can get from the mall.

... instead of those purpleish seaweed that usually used for making soup, this was those rectangle type seaweed you can get from the mall.


... this curry lamb was served with a loaf of bread.

... this curry lamb was served with a loaf of bread.


... the name of the dish was siong gou (up there) tau fu, which prompted us to look up at the ceiling if there were some leftovers still stuck there.

... the name of the dish was siong gou (up there) tau fu, which prompted us to look up at the ceiling if there were some leftovers still stuck there.


... fried water spinach in belacan.

... fried water spinach in belacan.


... a very famous dish amongst the vegetarian dish, duck meat.

... a very famous dish amongst the vegetarian dish, duck meat.


... forgotten what was this, but it was really good. KUMA even said it tasted a bit like fried pork lard.

... forgotten what was this, but it was really good. KUMA even said it tasted a bit like fried pork lard.


... a healthy meal ending with fruits as dessert.

... a healthy meal ending with fruits as dessert.

Rating: 6.5/10

We were served the sweet potato chips and that place of vege with sambal belacan as appetizer. The chips, I could understand, but the plate of belacan laden vegetables. It reminded me of how Vichudda serves the belacan with cucumber. This belacan was nowhere as spicy as Vichudda’s though. As expected, vegetarian’s food tend to be mild, which was a good thing. The belacan was similar too, probably the best they could’ve imitate without resorting to using meat extracts.

The seaweed soup was rather surprising. I expected the purple-ish looking seaweed being used here, rather than the rectangle type of seaweed that you can buy from shopping mall. It has plenty of mushrooms in it. Despite it seem rather plain, it tasted quite ok, being vegetarian. I have no problem finishing my bowl of soup. At least this kind of seaweed wasn’t as sinewy as those purple type, which almost choke me to death most of the time I have it.

Next, the mutton was served, together with a loaf of bread. The bread, I expected it to be something similar to those bread that serves with crabs. It was a bit disappointing on the bread because it was not as soft as I expected and it was quite tasteless. As for the mutton, the texture was very much like… mutton. Which was a success, in term of feel. Yet it doesn’t contain anything lamb-y in it. The smell of lamb or anything. The curry gravy was very much like Mamee’s Kari Kapitan flavour. ALGJ agreed as well. I suspect they used the pack of seasoning from Mamee’s instant noodle.

The ceiling tou fu looked damn good, though the taste was not so awesome. I had to garnish it with plenty of soya sauce and jalapeno to eat it with my rice. A big fail for vegetarian restaurant to serve something very much vegan compatible. Perhaps egg was an important source for making good bean curd. Stir fried water spinach, it has the look. But when it comes to the taste, the fermented bean curd soft of kills it. It tasted very weird for me. I guess I just need my little shrimps and belacan in my stir fried water spinach.

The following 2 fried items were the duck meat and the other which I’ve got no idea what it was called, ordered by KUMA. It was her favourite. The duck meat was nice, something which I’ve abandoned long ago because I have had too much of it. The other dish laden with ketchup was the best of all. The mildly crisply pieces, I supposed it meant to resemble sweet sour pork.

Finally, we were served with a plate of fruits as dessert. The best part was, the fruit platter wasn’t that vegetarian at all, because there was a strand of hair stuck to a piece of mango. Now, who wanna guess. Is hair considered vegetarian?

I might probably revisit this place again when I ran out of idea to eat, along with my group of people, of course. A good escape from eating genuine meat, while feasting on vegetarian meats, which weren’t all bad. Except, don’t order the vegetable dishes there. Just leave the nice tasting vegetable dishes back to the ordinary non-vegetarian restaurants.

Location: N3 04.366 E101 35.429

Went to meet up with EL & AT in Sunway Pyramid. He tempted me with XM because the latest SFCC outlet just opened in Maxis Centre in Sunway Pyramid. So, I went up there in a jiffy, met him up, had a cup of Buy-1-Free-1 XM, waited for AT to rendezvous with us then we decide what to have for dinner.

EL specifically said, “something cheap.” I then recommended the ayam penyet in Sunway, the area just opposite Sunway Pyramid. They were OK with it, hence I went on ahead. Luckily I had the GPS coordinates for Ayam Penyet-AP I got from KY Speak’s website, which pointed me to the wrong building block of the place. Duh! Anyway, AT managed to find the place for us in the end.

... the chilies which looked like a rooster's silhouette.

... the chilies which looked like a rooster's silhouette.


... almost asked for an iced lime, but since I'm day off of my strict diet. Might as well try out their cendol.

... almost asked for an iced lime, but since I'm day off of my strict diet. Might as well try out their cendol.


... my ayam penyet.

... my ayam penyet.


... yam drink and pineapple juice.

... yam drink and pineapple juice.


... AT's lele penyet.

... AT's lele penyet.


... EL & AT's terung penyet.

... EL & AT's terung penyet.

Rating: 6.5/10

The cendol was quite sweet but not too overly sweet. It reminded me of those cendol served by those Indians with a mini truck by the roadside. The ayam penyet was nice, despite the portion was small. It seemed really flattened compared to those earlier ayam penyets that I’ve had. It was crispy and crunchy which I kinda like yet the meat was not too dried. Tempe wasn’t sourish or bad either. Probably the best tempe, or least worst tempe of all the 3 ayam penyet places I’ve been. Might go back for more if I want a quick fix.

Location: N3 04.677 E101 36.796