Thursday, August 27, 2009

Old Klang Road Pan Mee

This pan mee place is not mentioned anywhere on the Internet. I did all the Googling I could with all the keywords I could think of and did not come up with a single mention of this place. Too bad because this stall deserves better.

These days, people in the pan mee business are just trying to out-gimmick the competition, case in point these two (and another Puchong travesty called Golden Egg Noodle). I love it that there are so many varieties to the humble pan mee but I think sometimes we forget that a simple old school original style pan mee can be so good.

The Stall

If you know where Fatty Bak Kut Teh on Old Klang Road is then you've found the pan mee stall. If you don't it's basically on the opposite side of the road from the Taman Desa Maybank.

Soup Pan Mee

This is it. Absolutely no gimmicks. It's your plain as vanilla back to origins pan mee with pork, mushrooms, vegetables and anchovies. The soup is sweet, the pan mee is smooth and that's all you need for a good, filling and fulfilling dinner.

Note: This is not my favourite pan mee stall but it's an honest to goodness good pan mee stall that deserves more attention.

Tong Sui

You can get the "tong sui" from the same stall.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Gerai Thong Kee @ Medan Selera PJ Old Town

If you were born in the 80s (or before) and lived near or in PJ then I'm pretty sure you would know where the Medan Selera in PJ Old Town is. This place is an institution that has withstood the test of time. I'm amazed that this place still exists and that it looks essentially the same as it did 20 years ago.

Personally I don't have any memories of the specific stalls that I frequented as a kid but I have been going back to this place recently for this one stall that sells one hell of a fried "sang meen". This stall is stall #47, Gerai Thong Kee.

About as old school as it gets here in KL.

Fried "sang meen"

So what's "sang meen"? You know the noodle you get with wantan noodles? That's the one... maybe :) I don't know for sure but they are both very similar. However I swear "sang meen" usually has a very eggy taste to it while your typical wantan noodles do not.

This picture doesn't do the dish any justice. This stall serves the best fried "sang meen" I have ever eaten (of course, if you know any better I would love to hear from you). I'm not sure how to describe it but the feeling of eating something fried, that looks dry but is actually a little wet and has an eggy aftertaste with lots of crunchy vegetables is quite unbeatable.

Pork Satay

There's a satay stall nearby that sells pork satay. The pork satay rocks as well. I can't figure out why business isn't better for the satay stall.

Aside from that, the Medan Selera is also famous for it's ais kacang drinks (though I personally have not tried them recently). If it's your first time there you might also be surprised to find that food court also has Indian and Malay tenants... very muhibbah.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What are these?




Care to hazard a guess?

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Babu Taiwan Cuisine @ Desa Sri Hartamas

It was a lazy Saturday afternoon... we were late for lunch and were left without much choices. At 3pm, most places are closed only to reopen in the evening. We were in the Hartamas area searching for some bento. No luck, all closed so I drove around a little bit and found this place.

Babu Taiwan Cuisine. If not for the word Taiwan in it's name one would probably think it's an Indian restaurant (I've met a few Babus). As far as I can tell this place is 100% Taiwanese. I also kinda suspect that the waitress/only person in the shop front is Taiwanese since she doesn't speak Cantonese (very un-KL like).

My dear ST's new hairstyle and Kit Yi being uncooperative. Don't you think they look so much alike?

Pearl Milk Tea (RM6.00) and Honey Lemon (RM8.00)

I have a great love for Pearl Milk Tea. I think it's the greatest thing that has come out of Taiwan. Needless to say I enjoyed this very much. It would have been even better if they did flavours. Peppermint Pearl Milk Tea is the bestest drink ever!

Pork Chop Set Lunch (RM10.90)

ST had this. It was decent.

Beef Noodles (RM12.00)

Another one of my great loves. Beef Noodles. I think Babu's beef noodles are pretty good. The beef especially was very well done The soup is good in the sense that it doesn't overpower the beef and the ramen type noodles are a great complement to the whole dish. I also like the salted vegetables that came along with the noodles.


Cari Makan in PJ: Babu Taiwan Cuisine @ Desa Sri Hartamas
Babu Taiwan Restaurant - Desa Sri Hartamas
Food review: Babu Taiwanese restaurant | sooyindotcom

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

KFC's Cheezy Chickaroni

KFC does it again. They are the kings of fast food component re-use and "innovation". Unfortunately I'm a sucker for their new stuff. When they do something new I can't help but want to try it out :)


the not very creatively named Cheezy Chickaroni

Macaroni with cheese and 4 chicken balls

The cheese tastes exactly like the one they use for the Cheesy Wedges which I think is way too salty for the purposes of this dish. The chicken balls are a nice touch though and macaroni is always nice.

However, this dish is still a fail :) Sorry KFC, better luck next time.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Hai Yew Heng the Tanjung Sepat Pau place

There aren't that many attractions in Tanjung Sepat. After all it's but a small village. However one of the things that's most talked about is the pau place. I personally did not try any of the paus here but I heard from a local that they have become so commercialised that they compromised on their quality so they aren't nearly as good as they used to be.

The paus aren't exactly expensive though (if you're from KL), so if you're in the area you should probably check them out. Let me know if they were any good :)

The fat dude from HK was here.

Jason was here too. Click for a larger picture. Easier to read the prices.

Paus galore! The odd thing is the paus are not in a steamer. I guess if you want to eat your pau there and then you should drop by their old shop.

This is their new shopfront, which is directly opposite their old one. The new place is air-conditioned.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ocen Seafood Restaurant, Tanjung Sepat

If you're looking for seafood in Tanjung Sepat I think it's safe to say there's no other place you need to go. Ocen Seafood restaurant is the place to be. It's located on the beach front and it's seated right next to the Tanjung Sepat icon, the Lover's Bridge.

A sweet chilli sauce that the locals love... made in Puchong!

Tau-fu kang. Not the best around, really.

Fried sotong... this was nice. Best eaten with the chili sauce pictured above.

Kung-po mantis prawns. Tastes different from the normal KL style. Not as spicy, a refreshing change.

Baby sharks in curry. Not a fan of shark meat, too tough for my tastes.

The impossibly great oh-chien. You just can't find something like this in KL. Loads of oysters, some egg and no starch.

Sour and spicy crabs. Again, this is different from KL style where everything seems to be spicier. I liked this quite a bit.

Black Pomfret in tomato sauce. Very ordinary. Maybe having it steamed would have been a better choice.

Forgot what fish this was. Could have done without it.

One of the best way to have fresh prawns. Plainly steamed with some ginger and spring onions.

One of the best things about Tanjung Sepat are these white coloured lala things. Simply steamed with some Chinese cooking wine and some ginger/chillies. I absolutely recommend trying this.

No prices because we brought some of the fish and lalas for them to cook so it's not indicative of actual prices.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Tanjung Sepat 2009 - Lover's Bridge

I don't know why but I keep finding myself back here. In any case it was a good trip. Here are some pictures of the very famous Tanjung Sepat landmark, the Lover's Bridge. In case you're wondering, yes... a local confirms that they really do go to the bridge to date (or at least they used to).

Lover's Bridge view from the restaurant

This guy is waiting for his fishing boat to come in

I find it kinda amusing that the fishing boats have numbers that look like our car numbers

Lover's Bridge

My two darlings

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