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Penang Hokkien Mee

This is one of the best Penang Hokkien Mee (a.k.a. prawn mee) I’ve ever tasted. Each bowl of this noodles costs at least RM10! Yeah man, it’s no joke! ๐Ÿ˜†

My friend’s aunt was the cook behind this fabulous dish ๐Ÿ˜‰ In it were noodles, pork slices, small prawns, large prawns, squid slices, hard-boiled eggs slices, kangkung, beansprout, pork ribs, chilli sambal, & fried shallots! *yums* You can’t get it anywhere else man…but her house! Hahahaha… ๐Ÿ˜†

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p/s: Readers who want the recipe, drop a comment & we’ll see if we could get it for u from her aunt ๐Ÿ˜›

– Ruth

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Restaurant 33, SS 3

There’s this restaurant in SS3, Petaling Jaya that offers a wide range of Chinese ‘tai chow’ food at a reasonable price. The taste isn’t too bad, & their service is good ๐Ÿ™‚ Every weekday, there’ll be a ‘today’s special’ whereby certain dishes will be offered at a cheaper price. If I recall correctly, on Tuesday, the lemon chicken costs only RM8 (normally should be around RM12-15, I think).

They also have set dinners for 2-3 ppl, 4-5 ppl, & 6-8 ppl. The sets are pretty much static, but if you’re going for a simple dinner & don’t want to pay so much (and think too much on what to eat), this place is quite a good option.

Last weekend, my family had a taufu dish, a vegie, & a herbal chicken dish, which were quite good. We paid less than RM35 for this (not the set dinner). I think the chicken & the asparagus & pork costs RM12 each… can’t recall clearly ๐Ÿ˜€

Taufu (beancurd) dish
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Stir-fried asparagus with roasted pork
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Herbal chicken
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-> If you know where’s the pasar malam area in SS3, PJ, then you’ll be able to see this corner restaurant. It faces a football field.

– Ruth

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Anyone for XO Loh Mee?

(non-halal)

Anyone knows how XO Loh Mee taste like? Or have you heard of this dish?

Thereโ€™s this place in Sunway, behind the Puchong LDP highway, offerning a pretty good variety of what I call as โ€˜specialโ€™ Chinese food. Itโ€™s like one of those โ€˜tai chowโ€™ places, where you order rice & dishes for dinner. ๐Ÿ˜€

The place Iโ€™m referring to is called Tian Tian Lai Seafood Restaurant, located in a food court in PJS10, Sunway. Itโ€™s situated in a housing area, & the small food court is behind a row of shop houses along the LDP highway (before Puchong toll).

If youโ€™re observant enough, as you come out of the Puchong toll, thereโ€™ll be a turning, & one row of shop houses on your upcoming left. The food court is right behind the shop houses, so if you take the first left turn after the Puchong toll, youโ€™ll see the food court on your right.

The XO Loh Mee is really nice, & costs RM5/person. My family ordered one for 3 persons, so that came up to RM15. The taste was just โ€˜wowโ€™ & thereโ€™s crab meat & medium-size prawns in the dish as well! Not bad for RM15, eh? Accompanying the Loh Mee is definitely the black vinegar, which is a MUST. The entire dish will taste really good with the fragrance & taste of the XO & the black vinegar, and the noodles, prawns, & crab meat blend very well together. Somehow it tastes like โ€˜Shark Fin Soup minus the shark finsโ€™! *lol* ๐Ÿ˜›

XO Loh Mee (taken with sisโ€™ camera phone)
XO Loh Mee

The other 2 dishes that we had was the Marmite Chicken & the โ€˜stir-fried Yau Mak with preserved beancurdโ€™. Both was excellent well, & the generous serving for 4 people costs us RM8 for each of the dishes only! Coolness! Altogether, we spent RM31 for a delicious meal & Iโ€™m indeed satisfied with the decision to go there for dinner. Well, the only thing is that weโ€™ve to wait for quite a while as the service is quite slow. But overall, food wise, I could give an A-!

Marmite Chickenโ€ฆwe started on the dish already when I took both the pics!
Marmite Chicken

What’s good about this chicken is that the taste & fragrance of the marmite is SO evident! It somewhat tastes like the honey-glazed BBQ chicken wings, but smothered with marmite. Wow. Irresistable! ๐Ÿ˜›

Stir-fried Yau Mak with preserved beancurd
Fu Yue Yau Mak

You’ll be wondering why I put this common vegie into this site, eh? Well, truthfully, this vegie dish is one of the better ones that I’ve tasted in the many places that I’ve been to. The preserved beancurd (‘fu yue’ in Cantonese) is generously included in stir-frying the vegie, & the bits & pieces of chilli padi (bird’s eye chilli) gives a wonderful kick to the common vegie! ๐Ÿ˜›

– Ruth

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More Fish Head Noodles Anyone?

This is another Fish Head Noodles eatery that was recommended by some colleagues. Since they said that it’s very good, a few of us decided to take a drive there & try it out for ourselves! ๐Ÿ˜›

Located at Damansara Kim, this stall is pretty famous & has many patrons during lunch hour. I guess it is one of the better ones, if not the best. It’s quite easy to locate the stall. If you happen to know where the Desa Kiara Condominiums are, it is behind that condo. Here’s a simple map ๐Ÿ˜›

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Compared to the one at Jalan Batai (Restoran Shangri-la), I would say that this has its own specialty as well. Personally, I still prefer the one at Jalan Batai because it has more milk (thicker) and it’s more fragrant…more cooking wine! But it’s worth eating! ๐Ÿ˜€

Pros: Generous serving, large variety of noodles with different combinations, delicious fish with not so many bones or some with no bones!, & more ginger!
Cons: Soup not as thick/doesn’t have as much milk as I wish it to be, slightly more salty, more sour cos of the vegie & tomatoes, & not as fragrant due to less cooking wine.

The front of the stall:
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They even have a menu! There are 3 types of fish noodles:

  1. Soong Fish (has bones, but it’s still good): RM6-RM6.30,
  2. Haruan Slice Meat (no bones): RM8-RM8.30,
  3. Fish Paste (with added cuttlefish bits & preserved veg mixed into the paste): RM6-RM6.30

Main courses:
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Side Orders (at least RM10/serving):
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Exotic Courses (at least RM10/serving):
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Dessert (ranging from RM1.30-RM2.00):
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Drinks:
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Fish paste Bee Hoon. The fish paste is very nice:ss20_fishHeadNoodle_paste

Soong Fish Head Bee Hoon:
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I guess we’ll continue looking out for good food to recommend to our faithful readers ๐Ÿ˜‰ ‘Til our next post, stay tuned & have a yummilicious day!! ๐Ÿ˜†

– Ruth

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Cheap & Delicious Western Food!

Alright! It’s time to introduce some Western food after all the Chinese food that we’ve blogged on ๐Ÿ˜›

This place is the one place that I know offers reasonably priced and GOOD Western food. It’s located at the same area as the Tea Time Restaurant/Coffee Shop, SS26, & is actually directly opposite Tea Time Restaurant! It’s a corner coffee shop called “Restoran Mayang Jaya” (if I remember correctly) This coffee shop offers a good variety of chinese food too: penang fried kuey teow, fish ball noodles, pork noodles, chicken rice, Assam laksa, curry laksa, wan tan mee, mixed economy rice, Seremban siew pau, ‘chan pau’, fruits…etc.

The Western food stall opens from morning to mid noon. It serves a variety of chops & steaks, ranging from chicken to fish, beef, lamb, & even pork. The price is VERY reasonable for the portion that you get, and if you’re a frequent patron there, that uncle may just give u an extra sausage or a bigger portion of the meat!

I usually have the Chicken Maryland or the Fish & Chips. The prices of food that I usually have are as below:

  • Chicken Chop: RM7
  • Chicken Maryland: RM8
  • Fish & Chips: RM7
  • Breakfast set: RM5

I find the prices very reasonable for the portion served ๐Ÿ˜› Here are some pics to whet your taste buds!

The menu of Western Food served
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The 2 dishes that I usually order, Chicken Maryland, & Fish & Chips
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Breakfast set for RM5
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  • 1 piece of ham
  • 1 piece of bacon
  • 1 ‘Bull’s Eye’ fried egg
  • 1 sausage (he gave me an extra!)
  • 1 buttered bun
  • shoe-string fries
  • baked beans
  • sliced tomato& cucumbers as dressing ๐Ÿ˜›

Chicken Maryland (served with black pepper sauce) for RM8
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  • 1 piece of fried breaded chicken (it’s the drumstick part!)
  • 1 ‘Bull’s Eye’ fried egg
  • 2 sausages
  • 1 buttered bun
  • shoe-string fries
  • baked beans
  • mayonnaise/tartar sauce
  • sliced tomato& cucumbers as dressing ๐Ÿ˜›

This is the only place that I find worth eating. Really. If you’re around that area, do drop by to try it out. If you come across any Western food that is of greater value & of better taste, do drop us a note & we’d love to check it out for ourselves!

Here’s a simple map to help u get to the coffee shop. If you know the SS26 area well, you’ll be able to locate it easily. It’s near William’s mamak, the old Lim Kok Wing building, and the Taman Megah primary school.

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– Ruth

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‘Unblogged’ Past Happenings

We’re back! Or at least, I’m back! Haha… ๐Ÿ˜† The weekend passed TOO fast, & so did yesterday!!

Not touching the keyboard for a few days makes my fingers itch. Even though I was dead tired from the conference yesterday (will blog about it later), I just had to turn on my laptop & get all the photos done up ๐Ÿ˜› This is what happens when one works with the computer too often- one falls into an addiction!

I realized that there are at least 3 events/food stories that I didn’t blog on! Oh, what a shame ๐Ÿ˜ณ There’s an inter-faith event that I attended in early July, and 2 dinners to feature ๐Ÿ˜ I better write about it before I forget!!

Interfaith Dinner

There’s this interfaith fund-raising dinner that I attended early this month. I was there under the name of the Trinity Annual Conference (TRAC), the organization for English-speaking Methodist churches in Malaysia. My friend who works at the TRAC office had 10 tickets to the dinner & didn’t know who to grab along. So, I was one of the fortunate ones ๐Ÿ™‚ When it comes to food, everything goes! ๐Ÿ˜†

Date: 5th July 2007
Venue: High Convention Centre, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.
Event: 24th Anniversary Celebration of the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, & Taoism.

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During this dinner, we actually had around 25-30 tables of people (10 per table) from different faiths. We were served vegetarian food, & there were performances by various groups to keep the crowd well entertained. The food was alright (not excellent), but the service was kinda poor. I didn’t take any photos of the food cos we’re just too hungry by the time dinner started & the food didn’t look that great anyways ๐Ÿ˜€

At the end of the dinner, was a lucky draw ๐Ÿ˜‰ TRAC won a hamper by Nestle…heehee…it was kinda exciting cos we had a ‘free’ dinner (since we didn’t pay for it ourselves, but TRAC paid) & we got a hamper, which we shared out among ourselves and there were some for TRAC office as well! Oh, how exciting…heh ๐Ÿ˜€

‘Nuf said about the event. Now on to some food pics- home cooked food!

Some Home-Cooked Food

My mum went ‘simple’ last Monday & decided that we have ‘salad’ for dinner! My dad was like, “Har? That’s all we’re eating ar??” For a man to have vege only for dinner, it spells ‘Torture’ ๐Ÿ˜€ But I can tell u that it’s a GOOD dinner!

I miss the days where Anne & I have salads with our room mates. Looking back, it’s been half a year since we had our mad salad craze in uni! Haha…I remember the effort we put in to decorate our salads and to make it look SO appetizing, before devouring them in a jiffy! Such are memories to cherish forever ๐Ÿ˜

I finally realized where I got my ‘salad decorating’ skills from- my mum! LOL. That night, we had garden salad, potato salad, & believe it or not, steamed LARGE prawns in cooking wine!! Yums!! the prawns are HUGE, I tell u. It’s at least 25 cm when stretched out!!!

Salad dinner & steamed giant prawns
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Giant prawns (doesn’t look that gigantic here eh? Bah.)
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The wine was SO ‘keng’ & the ginger was SO waluwey hot that I had a fever the next day after drinking some of the heaty ‘chap’ from the prawns!! *faints* lol*

One more pic:

My family celebrated my grandpa’s 92nd birthday on last Sunday. We had a lot of food as usual!

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Considering the load of food that I’m putting into my stomach, one will believe that Miss Wong here is putting on a lot of weight!! ‘Cham la’…

– Ruth

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Good home-cooked food out-of-home

Here’s another place that offers good home cooked food out-of-home. Hehe ๐Ÿ˜› The variety of food served is really like those that u find at home ๐Ÿ™‚

Apparently, the ‘tauke’ of this business is a Fu Chow, & his eatery offers food that brings a ‘homey’ feeling to all his patrons. The shop is situated opposite the Paramount Garden’s Giant Supermarket, & is on the same row as a ‘tyre shop’…it’s quite easy to locate ๐Ÿ˜›

The coffee shop serves non-halal food, Chinese-style cooking to be specific, ranging from the common food u find in a Chinese home like stir-fried vegetables, steam pork with salted fish, stir fried sliced potatoes with pork slices, to more ‘glamorous’ food like steamed siakap.

The most famous there is the stir-fried potato slices with pork slices. I was there with my family of 5, including my aunt, & we had a simple dinner of 5 dishes, rice, & drinks, coming up to a total of RM53.00. My aunt said it’s reasonable, considering the fact that we ate deep fried ‘ma yau’ fish. The serving isn’t big, but good enough to make one too full to move at the end of the dinner ๐Ÿ˜›

Stir Fried Potato with Pork Slices
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Japanese Taufu Cantonese Style
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Steam pork with Salted Fish
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Deep Fried ‘Ma Yau’ Fish (very crispy that even the bones can be eaten!)
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Stir Fried Sweet Potato Leaves with Preserved Beancurd (‘Fan Shu Miu chow Fu Yue’)
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I’ve included a map for this place as well (hope it’s understandable). I can’t recall the name of the coffee-shop, but it’s a Fu-Chow cooking coffee-shop, which opens only at night, around 5.30p.m.-11p.m.

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Bummer. It’s just SO difficult to resize this map to perfection. Argh! I’ve been trying at least TEN times!! Anyways, I’ve indicated in the Legend which colored arrow represents which way you could come from to get to the coffee shop. Since it’s not clear, I’ll just write it out here:

Yellow: Coming from LDP Highway/Kelana Jaya LRT/Taman Megah/SS2 from LDP Highway

Turquoise: Coming from SS2/24 (main road) towards SEA Park. Passes Eng Seng Heng, Esso Petrol Station

Purple: Coming from ‘Rothmans’ roundabout (Sin Chew Jit Poh, Lisa De Inn, British American Tobacco)

– Ruth

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