Saturday, May 28, 2011

Jing Too Restaurant - Kg. Bahru Sepang

Last Sunday, before heading home from our food hunt excursion to Klang and Tg. Sepat, we stopped at Jing Too Restaurant for dinner . We did not know what was good to eat in Sepang. So we asked around and was recommended by a local to try Jing Too Restaurant.

Sea Cucumber with Bamboo Shoot
We asked the captain to recommend their (Hock Chiew's) famous dishes. First dish, sea cucumber with bamboo shoot. Sounded great but we were disappointed to see the good ingredients (costing RM70) cooked in tomato sauce.

Chicken in Chinese Wine
Next dish, chicken in Chinese wine (RM15). Hmmm....not too bad but the portion was a little too big as only 3 adults are taking this dish.

Mantis with Salted Eggs
Mantis with salted eggs (RM18) is the star of the night. Everyone loves this dish.

The other two dishes, taufoo (RM12) and stir fried kangkung (RM8) are also not something we will shout about.

Jing Too Restaurant is located at 261, Kg. Bharu Sepang, 43900 Selangor. TEL: 603 31421740.

The Teapot Cafe - SS2

The craving for scones hit both my hubby and I today... so, off to The Teapot Cafe, SS2 we go. Had to go round twice before we get a parking lot and when we arrived, the cafe was already crowded. Waited a while before we get a table.

Earl Grey Tea
We ordered the Devonshire set which comes with a pot of English tea, sandwiches, scones and a piece of cake, and I topped it up with additional piece of mini Chicken pie.

Devonshire Set + mini chicken pie
The Dovenshire set is good for two and cost RM19.90.

Tuna Sandwiches
The tuna sandwiches were awesome. Lots of fillings. Love the sandwiches.
Awesome Scones
The scones are served with clotted cream and strawberry jam. Super delicious. Really love the scones and would come back for more :)

The Tiramisu cake and the mini chicken pie is not so great. Was a little disappointed with the quality of the chicken pie. It used to be very tasty but not anymore.

Overall, my hubby and I had a great afternoon eventhough the Tiramisu cake and the mini chicken pie were not up to our expectation.

The Teapot Cafe is located at 169 Jalan SS 2/24 47300 Petaling Jaya, TEL: 03-7875-3024

Monday, May 23, 2011

Hai Yew Heng - Tanjung Sepat

Hai Yew Heng
I've heard alot about Tanjung Sepat "mui choy" pau and last Sunday, after Bak Kut Teh lunch at Taman Berkeley, Klang, we drove to Tanjung Sepat to try the famous pau.

Hai Yew Heng is located at 405, Jalan Pasar, 42800 Tanjung Sepat, Kuala Langat, Selangor.
TEL: 603 31974144, 6012 2729009
Business Hour: 1.00pm to 6.00pm daily and public holiday from 10.00am
Pau Menu
They sells six types of Hainanese pau (1) sang yoke or fresh meat (2) mui choy or preserved vegetables (3) tau sar or mashed sweetened bean paste (4) kaya or coconut jam (5) fah sang or peanut paste (6) chai or vegetarian.

Hai Yew Heng operates 2 shops; one shop where they make the pau and the other where you can eat in with drinks and some fried snacks. This place was endorsed by Hong Kong gourmet king (the fat guy promoting food outlets) and is very popular with local tourists. When we arrived, there were a few tour buses and the place was crowded.

Hai Yew Heng logo
To ensure that you are buying the original Hai Yew Heng's pau, we were told to look out for the printed Hai Yew Heng design on the pau paper. Apparently there are many imitators since they became famous.
Fried Sancks and Toh Kuey
While waiting for our takeaway,  we ordered some fried snacks, "mui choy" and "sang yok" pau to go with coffee.

Kwo Zha B Coffee
The coffee is a must try and if you like it, you can buy the coffee beans from Kwo Zha B Coffee, which is just a few doors away.

Fried Ice Cream
At the corner of the pau outlets, you can also try "fried ice cream". Each "fried ice cream" cost RM2.50 and comes in a few flavours. I tried the durian flavour and it's yummy. Must try.

Having tasted the pau from Hai Yew Heng and Klang Food Centre, I'll go for the pau from Klang Food Centre as they offer more varieties, their pau is tastier and nearer home :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mo Sang Kor Bak Kut Teh, Taman Berkeley, Klang

Today, my sister, her family and I decided to drive to Klang for Bak Kut Teh. We had a few rounds of debate as we can't decide which outlet to go to (too many good BKT outlets in Klang). We finally settle for Mo Sang Kor Bak Kut Teh, Taman Berkeley, Klang.

Lean Meat
We arrived around noon time and to our surprise, almost everything has been sold out. We were offered only lean meat.

Pai Kuat
We had a bowl of "pai kuat", a bowl of "sam chan bak" and another 3 bowls of other lean meat.

Sam Chan Bak
The meat is cooked with garlic bulbs and served in small porcelain bowls. They do not give a lot of soup and do not serve yau choy or yau char kuey.

Lean Meat
Must go early to have more meat choices and also to try out the other outlets that also sells BKT and Mee Hun Kuey. A few doors away, there is the original Pao Xiang outlet and according to my brother-in-law, Fatty Mee Hun Kuey is also good.

Lean Meat
So much good food but we cannot eat anymore. Moreover, we are planning to continue the journey to Tanjung Sepat for the famous "mui choy" pau and more food.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Chai Kuey - Restaurant Chua Siang Yean, Taman Kenari

Last week when I was back at my hometown, Dad showed me an article on chai kuey, written by the Chinese newspaper, Kwong Wah Jit Poh.

We have lived in Kulim for a long time but we never knew that Restaurant Chua Siang Yean (located at 212, Jalan Kenari 2, Taman Kenari) is famous for chai kuey. The only place we knew selling chai kuey is in Kelang Lama but I'm not a fan of their chai kuey as the skin is soggy.

Chai kuey before it's steamed
The next morning, after doing marketing at the wet market near the restaurant, Dad and I drop in to buy chai kuey (takeaway).

When we arrived at the shop, the boss was busy making the chai kuey which was steamed on the spot. They make 4 types of chai kuey;

Kucai (Chives) Chai Kuey
Kucai (chives) chai kuey

Sengkuang Chai Kuey
Sengkuang (turnip) chai kuey and sengkuang with chinese pasley chai kuey

Yam with ground peanut Chai Kuey
Yam with ground peanut chai kuey

We bought 3 pieces of each for breakfast. My favourites are the sengkuang and yam with ground peanut chai kuey. The chai kuey skin is very Q and the fillings very tasty.

Will definitely go back the next time I'm back at my hometown.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tamarind Springs - Jalan Kolam Air Lama Ampang

Located within the slopes and greenery in Ampang, Tamarind Springs provides jungle luxe, natural setting dinning experience, popular with expats and locals alike.

The beautiful crafted restaurants on stilts (Tamarind Springs,Il Tempio, Mandi Mandi) is surrounded by everything that's green and natural.

When I was working in Ulu Kelang, I used to have lunch at Tamarind Springs with my colleagues. It is also where we will take our foreign guests.

When Kerstin and Patrick Knabben came to KL, we took them to Tamarind Springs for dinner.

Watermelon Salad
We ordered watermelon salad and steam wrapped lettuce as appetizer. Love the watermelon salad as it's very refreshing. This dish was recommended by Alvin during one of our lunches at Tamarind Spring. The lettuce wrap was great too.

The other dishes that we had:

Steamed Fish Fillet
Steam fish fillet...a dish that looks and taste like otak-otak, a Nyonya dish steamed in banana leaves. A must try!

Chicken with Cashew Nuts
Chicken with cashew nuts...unlike the usual Chinese "Kong Po" style chicken with cashew nuts, this dish is with yellow gravy. Not spicy at all but full of flavours. Great with white rice.

Stir Fried Mushroom
Stir fried mushroom...another simple but tasty dish to go with white rice.

We had a great evening. Both our guests enjoyed the food and restaurant. Thanks Melissa for the photos :)

PS: I also get to go back to GSK to see my buddies before dinner at Tamarind Springs :) Miss my buddies!