Thursday, August 26, 2010

Restoran Lorong Seratus Tahun @ SS2, PJ.

When one calls for hawker food the word 'Penang' will be the very first to slip out from ones mouth. Yeah, Penang is really famous for it's food and in the Penang Island itself there are so many famous hawker stalls selling world famous hawker food from shops along Jalan Burmah to Jalan Macalister to Gurney Drive.

Penang famous hawker food are as follows : Hokkien Mee, Rojak, Asam Laksa, Chee Cheong Fan, Char Kuey Teow, Mee Rebus, Nasi Kandar, Curry Mee, Oor Chean, the list is endless.

One need not travel all the way to Penang to enjoy all these lovely food cause you can get it in the heart of PJ in SS2. This place is famously known as Restoran Lorong Seratus Tahun.

This place is very popular amongst the locals cause the food which is being sold here truly resembles the original from Penang. It's not easy to find a restaurant which serves 'ori' Penang food and this is the reason why this place is always packed with new and regular clients.

Without fail one must order the famous Curry mee which came with squid and prawns with lot's of bean sprout and topped with semi-cooked cockles. When it came I just couldn't resist the temptation as it smelled so good. Add 2 spoonful of chilli sauce into it as I love it hot and spicy. Well, the soup tasted good, different from the local ones, full of santan taste in it BUT the noodles was just slightly overcooked (aiya no QC ar), only a couple of small miserable prawns which is 100% overcooked including the squids which tasted rubberish (tough to chew). Then again, one would not complain that much since finding a Penang style curry mee in KL is not an easy tasks.

We also ordered a plate of Chee Cheong Fan which came with prawn paste sauce and chilli sauce. It was topped with lot's of sesame seeds with lot's of fried shallots. This is one dish that will get 2 thumbs up from me. The sauce was just incredible. It's thick, it's yummy, it's delicious, it's mouth watering, it's just amazing. It's only amazing if you like the chee cheong fan in prawn paste sauce. Cool.....

Next came the nasi lemak with rendang chicken. This dish is really pathetic as the chicken size is really SMALL. Yeah, including the rice too. It's like kids meal. So little yet so expensive. This is a no-no. But it does taste OK. But the 'syiokness' is no longer there after seeing the portion of this meal.

There are so much to order from. Maybe on our next visit..... there's still otak-otak, chendol, ice kacang, char kuay teow.......

Conclusion. A pretty cool place for makan Penang hawker food. Taste really close to Penang 'Ori'. Not too bad. BUT very expensive ! compared to the ori price you pay in Penang.


Restoran Lorong Seratus Tahun
No 56, Jalan SS2/66
47300 Petaling Jaya
Tel : 03 7877 8757  /  012 406 7707

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

You may delay, but time will not.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.
Who is wise? 
He that learns from everyone. 
Who is powerful? 
He that governs his passions. 
Who is rich? 
He that is content. 
Who is that? 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Restoran Hup Soon - Western Food @ SS3, PJ.

It has been some time since I had my last 'local' western food. I have always been an ardent fan for this delicacy since a very young age. I reckon most Malaysian are fans for western food in particular the 'local' version of it.

One lovely place which is popular amongst the locals and also those from afar. When one mentioned about western food in SS3 this place will be the first to be shouted. And there is a reason why this place is so popular - value for money good western food and fast service.

A look at their menu will baffle you as there are so many variety of western food served here. It may be a difficult choice to make when ordering but one who is a regular here will know what they want. Famously known for their "Black Pepper Chicken" and "Fish & Chips". The others are equally good and worth a 'chew'. LOL...

The kitchen area is huge, full of space which makes cooking and preparation easy and a joy.

We were being served within 10 minutes upon ordering which is very impressive. Came was the Black Pepper Grilled Chicken and Fish & Chips.

The Black Pepper Chicken came with French Fries, Coleslaw, a couple slices of cucumber & tomato and of course the grilled chicken covered with black pepper sauce.

The black pepper sauce is just marvelous, so tasty you'd want to drink it. LOL. Perfect combination with the grilled chicken. Not to spicy, chicken perfectly grilled yet juicy and fries still sizzling...... tender and succulent.

The quality was extended to the fish & chips too. The fish was tenderly fried served with 'a special sauce', fries, coleslaw, cucumber and tomato. Take a bite of the fish meat dipped with the special sauce and you will be amazed. It is really yummy. I reckon the special sauce consists of shallots, garlic, tartar sauce, etc...

A very satisfying meal indeed. Recommended especially for family outing with kiddos......


Restoran Hup Soon                                                   Working Hours:
(beside Esso / Shell petrol station)                            16:30 till late                       
Jalan SS3/29                                                             Close on Tuesdays
47300 Petaling Jaya

Quotes by Barrack Obama

John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded.
There's not a liberal America and a conservative America 
- there's the United States of America.
We have real enemies in the world. 
These enemies must be found. 
They must be pursued and they must be defeated.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Quote by Mahatma Gandhi

A Customer is the most important visitor on our premises

He is not dependent on us ~ We are dependent on him
He is not an interruption on our work ~ He is the purpose of it

He is not an outsider on our business ~ He is a part of it
We are not doing him a favour by serving him ~ He is doing us a favour by...
giving us an opportunity to do so.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ah Keong Yong Tau Foo Chee Cheong Fan @ Damansara Utama.

For the past couple of weeks or even months I have had the privileged to dine in some really good restaurant across Malaysia. So much good food, high cholesterol seafood, rich food is making me sick of it. I reckon it's about time I go for some local hawker food which I have shunned lately. Come to think of it I really do miss our local Malaysian hawker foodstuff.

I remembered quite clearly many years ago (more than 22 years ago) I used to frequent an eatery selling 'Chee Cheong Fan' at a makeshift shack along a road in Damansara Utama. If not mistaken it's along Jalan SS21/60. This whole street used to be full of eateries all under makeshift shacks. But never judge a book by it's cover. Majority of this eateries are really delicious and some are still in business located at a more appropriate site in the Uptown area. The open air hawker center along Uptown 6, if not mistaken.

This Chee Cheong Fan eatery is still alive and kicking, still manned by the husband and wife team, Mr & Mrs Ah Keong (LOL), this place is called 'Ah Keong Yong Tau Foo Chee Cheong Fan'.

There are so many varieties of Yong Tau Foo sold at his store. Yong Tau Foo is actually stuffing fish paste into stuff as follows: white tofu, ladies finger, chilli, brinjals... and some are fried eg wanton, fuu chook, and some are boiled.  And not to forget the chee cheong fun which came in rolled form or flat form.

They are open for lunch then take a short break and will re-open for dinner till late night. This place is always packed with customers be it lunch or dinner. Most of his clients are die hard clients who have been patronising this place for the past years just like myself. New clients are mostly office workers who works around the vacinity.

My colleagues and I decided to pay Ah Keong a visit today during lunch time. We were lucky to be there early to be able to be the very first in line of the ever growing queue full of lunch hungry mongers.

You can have your chee cheong fun in curry sauce or in sweet sauce with chilli sauce. Both are equally good. Both are equally in demand among the patrons.

It's always a delight dining here and enjoying some local hawker foodstuff which is world famous.


Ah Keong Yong Tau Foo Chee Cheong Fan
Store No 1097
Damansara Uptown Hawker Center
Damansara Utama
Petaling Jaya.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sri Maju Steamboat @ Kota Kinabalu

The sun has set and the cool breeze has started to come by. Thank God for giving us rain as the heat was unbearable. Things did cool down but the only thing that did not was our appetite for good food. We were still in Kota Kinabalu and it would be a sin not to dine at this special place which serves Steamboat.

Steamboat it may be and may sound just 'so-so'. But this is not any ordinary steamboat where you find at every corner. Yeah they do serve normal steamboat with prawns, fish balls, blah blah blah too. The center of attraction here is their world famous 'Loong Dan Steamboat'.

'Loong Dan' is a type of fish which belongs to the garoupa family. The given name is to differentiate normal size with the giant size garoupa. Loong Dan means giant sized garoupa. LOL....  Each fish can weight more than 70Kg and can be as heavy as 150Kg. This species are very rare and have lived many years in the deepest parts of the South China Sea ocean.

The superiority of this species is the sweetness of it's meat, tender and doesn't have the 'fishy' taste at all. This is why the Loong Dan steamboat here is a-must place to dine. Not to be missed!

The soup is based on clear chicken stock with lot's of chinese herbs in it. The soup is simply delicious since the 'Loong Dan' fish is cooked in it and it is hard to resist the temptation of not slurping the all natural soup. Yeah, it is natural since I do not feel 'thirsty' after consuming the soup, which means it is MSG FREE.

The owner of this restaurant, Mr Philip Goh is from Seremban but ply his trade in KK where seafood supplies are the freshest. This is very important when it comes to dishing out seafood according to Philip.

One funny thing about his clients is that majority are not locals. He has got clients coming from Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and West Malaysia. Most of them are hardcore supporters and will pop in for a meal or two whenever they are in KK.

Last but not least don't forget to order their super yummy 'Yam Rice'. Just amazing. Goes very well with the steamboat. Try not to over indulged too much as it can pop your belly burst easily. Yeah it's that good!!!

I've dine here a couple of times now and I seriously do believe that Philip will see more of me in the future. Highly recommended!


Sri Maju Steamboat                                                       Business Hours:
Lot G34, Ground Floor                                                    Mon-Sat  11:30 - 14:00
Kompleks Asia City Ph2A                                                               17:30 - 22:00
Jalan Asia City                                                               Sunday    17:30 - 22:00
88000 Kota Kinabalu
Mr Philip Goh
Tel : 088 447 161 / 016 844 9939

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Kedai Restoran Kuo Man @ Jalan Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu.

Kota Kinabalu, formerly known as Jesselton, is the capital of Sabah, East Malaysia which is situated on the island of Borneo. Kota Kinabalu is the gateway to Sabah where you will find the international airport, world class hotels, innumerable restaurants and cafes, shopping malls and business districts.

KK as it's famously known among the locals is a famous tourist destination. Besides exploring the tallest mountain in Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu many are here to explore the rich and diversified treasure of nature on the island.

Kota Kinabalu is a cultural melting pot. Here Chinese meet Malays and Bruneis, Javanese, Filipinos and even Europeans, all of whom have brought along their own cuisine. Try out the many specialties offered at various kedai kopi and shun fast food. And one of the famous kedai kopi in KK, the very first kedai to serve fish paste noodle is known as Kuo Man Restaurant.

Everything that is served here is all 'homemade' from the famous fish paste - slices or balls to the 'Hakka' noodles. So, you can expect to sink your teeth to freshly made noodle and fish slices or balls. I was told that this makan place is into it's third generation. And still going strong.

Crowd was consistently crowded. Never a minute where you find this place empty or half empty. Yeah this place is really famous among the locals and also those from West Malaysia. This is 'a must' place to go for if you ever set foot into KK.

The fish slices are really delicious and the best thing about it is that it does not carry the fishy smell or taste and the way they made it ........ every slice or ball taste really really really smooth and have the springy feel when you bite into them. Simply amazing!

Another famous dish is their very own recipe ..... beef meat in the form of ball or slice. OMG was the first words that came out from my mouth when I bit into it. Words just cannot describe how delicious the beef meat is. Truly fabulous! And the soup that came with it is just lovely.

And the grand finale is the homemade hakka noodle. You can have a choice of 'kon lou' or 'soup based'. And they are famously known for their 'kon lou' noodle. It's taste is simply amazing. I had 2 helping this time as I just couldn't resist the temptation.

Conclusion - highly recommended. A must! But the only thing which is not favorable is when I call for the bill. Just too expensive.


Kedai Restoran Kuo Man
Lot 5, Mile 1 1/2
Sunny Garden
Jalan Tuaran
Kota Kinabalu
Tel : 088 221 189 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Upperstar Steak & Chicken Restaurant @ Lintas Plaza, Kota Kinabalu.

Well decorated walls and ceiling

This place is really amazing. I was in loved with the set-up of
this restaurant the minute I stepped in. I was totally
mesmerized with it's decor and couldn't stop myself from
admiring it. The colourful domes and paintings .... 
just unbelievable coming from a restaurant.

My client frequent this place pretty often especially for 
lunch. Besides the colourful setting of this place their menu
looks colourful too. Lot's of varieties from Asian to Western

It was close to 1pm when we made our way there. Finding a
parking space stressful experience but we were really lucky
to get one. 

Lady luck was with us again since we managed to find a 
seating for the 4 of us. Yeah, it was crowded with lunch
seeking client.
Thai Fried Chicken Rice
I left it to my client to place the order for the 4 of us since
he's familiar with what's good and what's not. 
The Thai Fried Chicken Rice is really yummy. It is both
spicy and sour which makes this dish really appetizing.
The fried chicken tasted really good especially when
you eat it with the spicy/sour sauce. 
Truly 5 star.
Curry Chicken Rice
My client specifically ordered the Curry Chicken Rice for
me as this is one of their signature dish.  
It's curry was cooked in Indian style with lot's of
spices and curry powder in it together with star anise and
coconut milk.
The curry chicken tasted really good even though it is not
spicy. The chicken meat was slightly touch which is a 
sign of overcooked.

Hainanese Chicken Rice
Then came the Hainanese Chicken Rice which was very 
well presented. The rice was very aromatic, chicken was
tender and smooth,  a bowl of clear chicken soup.
For dips - pounded chili, minced ginger and sweet soy 
Really delicious!!! 

Bill was pocket friendly too. All the above plus 5 glasses of 
ice lemon tea plus tax ... Ka Ching.....RM39.00

And yeah did I mention??? The table which we were seated came 
with a computer system c/w FOC internet 
compliments from the restaurant. 
Can you believe this??!!

It is only available for selected numbers of tables. You can 
dine and surf your favourite site at the same time or 
watch a movie or keep your kids accompany while
enjoying your food.
COOL isn't it!!!!


Upperstar Steak & Chicken Restaurant
Lot 97, 98 & 99, Ground Floor
Lintas Plaza, Phase 2C
88300 Kota Kinabalu
Tel : 088 233 636

Monday, August 9, 2010

Pangkor Fish Head Curry @ Taman Megah, PJ.

Back in 1989 when I was still at a very young and tender age I was introduced to a very lovely eatery that serves good fish head curry. This place was situated in SS2 at the intermediate corner shoplot same row as AmBank. If I am not mistaken they are one of the pioneer in this business dishing up fish head curry back then.

They later moved to another location in SS2 but this time it was in an intermediate shoplot which is on the same row as 7 eleven. New premise new environment but the food still tasted as good as before.

Yeah I am talking about the current Pangkor Fish Head Curry which is now situated in Taman Megah. I am sure most patrons do not know that this place existed since 1989. This Taman Megah place is the ORIGINAL Pangkor Curry Fish Head. There is another branch in SS15 Subang Jaya but it is managed by a close relative.

It feels good to be dining here again as I was very eager to taste the famous fish head curry which I have not tasted for a long time since they moved to Taman Megah.

This time around 4 of my new buddies came along to explore what this place is good for. Without doubt we ordered their famous fish head curry (RM40), seafood beancurd (RM8), salad chicken (RM14) and kai lan (RM8). And to quench our thirst we ordered umbra sour plum juice (RM3.80) which we finished in world record time.

The fish head curry tasted really good not too spicy and the sourly assam taste is well balanced but felt it lost some 'sting' in it. Not as good as before but still good to be served. It was a pretty big pot which came with lot's of assam curry gravy filled with ladies fingers, eggplant and tofu. And the fish head is really huge. Well worth it. We find it so difficult to resist the temptation of adding another bowl of rice since the curry gravy is so yummy. Yeah.

The seafood beancurd was rather a disappointment. It was so bland..... tasteless and too starchy. The portion was rather huge which was full of Japanese tofu, squid, carrot and mushroom. Unfortunately we did not find it good at all.

The salad chicken may not be good to look at but .........walau...... darn bloody yummy. Seriously I cannot make out what is in it by looking at the picture above. Where's the chicken? LOL. Smiles came back to our faces with this dish. It is very delicious and we were so tempted to order another plate. Highly recommended!

Lastly was the kai lan. This dish can't go wrong no matter how wrong you want it to be. Straight forward dish simply fried with garlic, tasted good, well controlled taste but a little too much oil.

Conclusion..... was a satisfying lunch and still gets pretty good ratings from us all. 3/5. They may not be good with the seafood beancurd but nevertheless the fish head curry will not disappoint you at all and you will forget how cruel the beancurd tasted.


Pangkor Fish Head Curry
No 59, Jalan SS24/8
Taman Megah
Petaling Jaya.
Tel : 03 7803 6577

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Diamon - Okonomiyaki Hiroshima Style @ Low Yat Plaza, KL.

'Sunday Bloody Sunday' by U2 was blaring from my stereo and true enough it's going to be a bloody Sunday for me. Well, Pikom IT Fair is on again at KLCC and today is the final day for computer junkies to purchase cheaper than usual deals at the fair. Bloody it's gonna be as the crowd is going to be 'hell'.

My fiance and I were supposed to make a trip there. But we never did. We made our way to Low Yatt Plaza instead as a close friend of ours are able to give us a good deal on notebooks a deal even better compared to the Pikom Fair.

Here we are staring at hundreds of shops selling apparently the same gadgets. We did managed to get what we came for. And we also managed to grab a bite at one of the eatery situated on the Lower Ground Floor.

The place is called Daimon. And they serve Okonomiyaki, Hiroshima style. In plain English Okonomiyaki means Japanese Pizza or Pancake. In Japan, there are two areas where okonomiyaki is very popular: Osaka and Hiroshima.

Okonomiyaki is cooked differently in the two regions. In Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, chopped cabbage is cooked on top of thinly spread batter. Also, yakisoba noodles are usually added in Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki. In Osaka-style okonomiyaki, chopped cabbage is mixed with the batter and cooked together.

There are 10 different types of Japanese Pizza available - Hiroshima Cheese, Negi, Spicy, Mayo, Ikaten, Sweet Corn, All Stars, Seafood, Tuna and Supreme.

This place is cool as you can be seated at the same place the chef do their cooking. It is mesmerizing seeing them strut their stuff preparing and dishing up the Japanese pizza in front of your naked eye.

These seats were taken up when we made our way there. So we do not feel mesmerized at all (chuckle) but we did managed to find ourselves a lovely corner, still with a view to kill.

We decided to order a Hiroshima Mayo (RM15) which is made of vegetable, pork, squid, prawn, egg, SOBA and mayonnaise. SOBA (そば or 蕎麦) is a type of thin Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour.

It didn't take long to be served. The aroma was just fabulous making us drool uncontrollable and when we sink our teeth to the first piece of pancake or pizza ....... HHHMMMMM.... just so so so good. Yummy!

You will be able to taste all the ingredient from cabbage to bean sprout to the prawns and squid and the SOBA and the mayo. Yeah, I managed to taste them all and it is a pure delight to be able to do just that. It was a little salty for me but it was meant to be that way as you were suppose to eat everything (ingredient) in one go.

It may be a little costly but it was worth the money as the Okonomiyaki is really good. And I must add that the service and attitude of the staff are just lovely. And the best thing is that they do 'deliveries' to selected areas in KL.


Daimon - Okonomiyaki Hiroshima Style
LG Low Yatt Plaza, KL
Tel : 03 2142 2877
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