Posts Tagged ‘grilled fish’

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

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Went for lunch with both ALGJ and LGFL. At first they suggested the Cili Padi food court in Carrefour. I frowned upon it at first because of the bad lightings. Then I told them that there’s a Station Kopitiam which took over the previous Don Sushi’s store location. They agreed to give it a try.

... iced barley with plenty of barley to suck. Look at the size of the straw!

... iced barley with plenty of barley to suck. Look at the size of the straw!


... rice with seafood sambal petai. Going to stink them to death.

... rice with seafood sambal petai. Going to stink them to death.


... LGFL had a chicken chop something.

... LGFL had a chicken chop something.


... ALGJ had the grilled fish wrapped in aluminium foil.

... ALGJ had the grilled fish wrapped in aluminium foil.

Rating: 5.5/10

Despite my strict diet, I ordered the seafood sambal petai because that was what ALGJ wanted initially. I told her she could have all my seafood, I’ll only stick with the sambal and the petai. The sambal was super spicy. Aside from being just hot from the wok, it almost kill me in the process of eating it. When I tried ALGJ’s grilled fish, I could barely taste anything because my tongue was nearly numbed from the spiciness of my sambal. LGFL’s chicken was rather tasteless. I told ALGJ to bring her to the RM5 chicken chop in SS3 because that cheaper chicken chop was much better.

Location: N3 04.957 E101 35.254

TSW called me earlier today during lunch that he’d want to ask me out for yumcha tonight, together with ANYK. I agreed with him that we’d meet tentatively at 9pm. Destination still unset.

Until later, he reconfirmed with me that his wife LLP would be joining and he was hungry as well, after the light dinner earlier. I suggested Asia Cafe, because he wanted to eat and hopefully there are going to be a lot of varieties.

The place, as usual, was super jammed. TSW had to park at a roadside by the curb, which was parked by a Kancil earlier. Similar car, wouldn’t be too difficult for him. Fortunately, there were still plenty of tables for us. This was probably my first time ever taking photographs of the stuff I eat in Asia Cafe. Due to its dark environment, it was a pretty difficult job.

... regular watermelon juice with Asia Cafe's branding on the cup. At only RM4.70, tasted much better than most other places.

... regular watermelon juice with Asia Cafe's branding on the cup. At only RM4.70, tasted much better than most other places.


... EL heard that this fried kuey teow was good.

... EL heard that this fried kuey teow was good.


... combination of fried oyster mushrooms and button mushrooms. Medium size for RM11. Quite steep.

... combination of fried oyster mushrooms and button mushrooms. Medium size for RM11. Quite steep.


... this 500g grilled stingray cost RM22. It comes with Portuguese style sauce.

... this 500g grilled stingray cost RM22. It comes with Portuguese style sauce.

Rating: 5/10

As usual, I ordered watermelon juice (or drink, the fact that it might not be pure watermelon juice). Every time I was here, when it’s time to order drinks, I remember what EL told me. He said, “the watermelon juice here is the best compared to other places. It has the most watermelon in it, rather than diluted watermelon juice.” Hence, without fail, I would definitely order watermelon juice. Besides, I kinda like watermelon too.

The fried kuey teow I had, it was a bit sourish. At first bite, it wasn’t that good. After a few more bites, it actually tasted not bad. There were prawns as well, probably 2 of them. Some cockles, which were too cooked, a little too dry. This kuey teow stall opens from 5pm till 5am. So, if I’m ever going to feel hungry at 3am, perhaps I might drive here for late supper / early breakfast.

I went to order my favourite fried mushrooms too. It was the first thing I ever tasted the 1st time I came to Asia Cafe eons ago. It has been my favourite since then. I still remembered the chili sauce given was so spicy, yet I couldn’t stop dipping my mushrooms into it. It’s like how moths keep flying into flames despite knowing that it might get them killed. Anyhow, this time the chili sauce isn’t as spicy anymore. But it still tasted good though.

Finally, the 500g grilled stingray with Portuguese style sauce. It looked good at first, with all the sliced lady’s finger. After eating it, the sauce was running short. There was another side of the stringray that we had to finish. Ended up, I had to eat it plainly. Unlike the grilled stingray from Millennium 86, where the guy cut out the other side of the fish and laid it beside. So we don’t have to do all the hardwork. Anyway, there are many other grilled fish stalls to try from. Perhaps another one next time.

Location: N3 04.461 E101 35.429