Thursday, February 21, 2008
Fong Lye is located on the 3rd floor of Midvalley The Gardens. The Gardens if you don't know already is an extension to the old Midvalley specialising in higher end (read luxury) retail outlets. It's kinda like the new Pavillion, only a bit less interesting.
Met up with a few of ST's friends for lunch here during the CNY weekend thus we didn't actually get to try all the dishes I took pictures of.
Taiwanese Steam Boat Set (RM28.80)
The Taiwanese Steam Boat was featured in the TV show and it looked like one of the must try items. The serving is actually quite big so don't try it unless you're really hungry or don't have anyone to share it with. They serve the steam boat with some cute bear head shaped things which are nice to see but pretty much tasteless. The other stuff they serve with this dish is pretty standard stuff. The killer item is the sauce. It practically elevates the steam boat to a higher level :)
Taiwanese Minced Meat Sauce Noodles (RM15.80)
Next up is the minced meat noodles. Maybe it's because I'm not used to eating Taiwanese food but it's not exactly how I thought it would taste like. Not to say that it's not nice but it's just a little more salty than I would imagine it to be.
The side dishes are quite nice and the soup that comes along with the noodles are not your el-cheapo soup. Apparently the side dishes change from time to time.
Soup that comes with the set
Check it out. Ginseng chicken soup. Good stuff. Too bad I never learnt to appreciate the bitter taste of ginseng.
Taiwanese Chicken Chop Soup Noodles (RM16.80)
The Chicken Chop Soup Noodles look really really tasty. I'll be sure to check it out in the future.
Peanut Snow Mountain (RM6.80)
The Peanut Snow Mountain was also featured in the TV show. It tastes exactly like the traditional Chinese Peanut Sweet Soup ("fa sang wu") only it's in shaved ice form. Good stuff. This comes recommended.
Spare Ribs with Sweet and Sour Sauce (RM18.80) and Taiwan Snow Mountain (RM8.80)
Mmm... they look quite tempting as well.
Sichuan Tofu Set (RM15.80)
I love to eat good tofu. I didn't try this that day. Maybe I will one of these days.
Incidentally there were these 2 kids sitting at a table next to us who provided some entertainment for Kit Yi. She was laughing with them for quite some time.
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