Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Nasi Lemak Jalan San Peng.

Do you know what is nasi lemak?

According to Wikipedia, nasi lemak is a dish sold in Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Southern Thailand. In Kuala Lumpur, it is called the national dish, a national heritage of Malaysia. Not to be confused with Nasi Dagang sold in the east coast of Malaysia, Terengganu and Kelantan although both dishes can usually be found sold side by side for breakfast. However, because of the Nasi Lemak's versatality in being able to be served in a variety of manners, it is now served and eaten any time of the day.

I have a constant craving for nasi lemak. However, although our country is a place with an abundance of nasi lemak selections, there are actually not many good nasi lemak places around.

One of my personal favourite places is this stall - just off Jalan San Peng - along Jalan Baiduri. I do not know what the stall name is called - but I just call it Nasi Lemak Jalan San Peng for easier navigation purposes.

The awesomesauce nasi lemak. Non-halal wan.
There is a good selection of dishes - egg, long beans, pork luncheon meat, lap cheong, sambal, curry chicken, kari sotong, and an array of other usual nasi lemak goodies.

Anyways, before I elaborate further, I would also like to blog about this new 'gadget' that Jac bought; its perfect for doggie owners who want to bring their dogs out but the place either dont allow dogs or in this case, too dirty for you to let them out.

It looks like some security grille installed at the back window.
Can you spot the cute little Schnauzer taking a peek out of the window?

There you go - my cute baby girl Fatty constantly on the lookout.
This gadget is very useful. You can stop your car at the roadside - wind down the windows big enough to allow good ventilation for your doggies without the fear of your doggies jumping out! Plus, it also makes it more difficult for potential dognappers who want to steal your dogs from the car.

Anyways, back to the nasi lemak...

This was what I ordered.
Fried egg, lap cheong, pork luncheon meat, and a piece of curry chicken drumstick - with a generous amount of the super awesome sambal (note - this is not for those who cant take spicy - it is SUPER SPICY wan).

This would be for the less adventurous.
Without the sambal hehe... not for me really. Without the sambal, I feel my nasi lemak isnt complete.


GETTING THERE...

Okay - for those who dont know KL roads well enough, here's a little description to getting there. Assuming you're coming from Federal Highway, just go all the way to the end of the Federal Highway (where you reach the roundabout). At the roundabout, keep right. From there, keep on going along Jalan Maharajalela - NOTE! Do not go into the tunnel underneath the Edinburgh intersection!

Keep to the left (until where you can turn off to Berjaya Times Square) - but go on straight. After the traffic light, just keep left and very soon, you'll see Jalan San Peng. At the little traffic light, you can see on the right side where the nasi lemak stall is. Drive on further and make a U-turn. Come back to the traffic light and go left into Jalan Baiduri.

*IMPORTANT NOTE* As this area is generally quite notorious, I would suggest to go early (just when the stall opens) around 9pm+, or go in a bigger group to avoid any mishaps/petty crimes.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sang Har Porridge at Restoran Lit Heong, Bukit Sri Bintang, Kepong.


As some of you may know, I am involved in the construction of the Northshore Gardens, the luxury 40 storey condominium project in Desa ParkCity. Anyways, in the past 2 years, there has been a particular restaurant that we always go to for lunch. It had some really good 'seong tong lala' (lala with soup) which was very appetizing and tasty.

Anyways, the restaurant was Restoran Lit Heong, at Bukit Sri Bintang in Kepong.

I love to eat sang har (large freshwater prawns). And I usually order my sang har with my noodles - hence sang har mee. Recently, I have been having funny cravings. For some odd reason unknown, I felt like eating sang har porridge - which seem to sound very very very rare. Google that - and you'll get only 1 restaurant that serves this - and surprisingly, it is this Restoran Lit Heong.

Restoran Lit Heong, Bukit Sri Bintang, Kepong.

I have been coming here for 2 years - and I only discovered they have some really good sang har porridge. Gahhhhhhh =D

They have two shops on the same row - next to each other. One is open air, the other is airconditioned. So, on a hot day, go to the air-conditioned one. If you want a smoking zone, then take the other side, or the roadside tables =)

The awesome 'seong tong lala' - it is a must order!!!!!! =)

We decided to order a little vegetable dish... otherwise too much meat and seafood! =P

The ham tan har kou. Mantis prawn with salted eggs. Aweeesommeeesss... =)

And now... lemme present to you... the main event, the showstopper, the cravings... ahh...

The sang har chuk, or sang har porridge, or fresh water prawn porridge. =)

I would suggest ordering like... half a prawn per person, it would be perfect and just nice already. Do bear in mind the porridge - being the watery type, is actually quite 'filling' - and to me, half a prawn would do the trick already per person. Unless of course, you want more prawns. =)

Two prawns for 4 people, cooked in boiling porridge in a nice claypot. Old schoolll!!!

Seriously, do you know that porridge actually helps digestion, it is a good energy food, and it cures dehydration too!!! =) But you are not a rice fan but want to eat some form of rice - porridge would be the best =)

One last picture... ahhh... we cleared the entire claypot =P *likes*

Restoran Lit Heong
25 & 27, Jalan 3/36, Bukit Sri Bintang, Kepong
03-62757987

Reservations: Not required, should be quite easy.
Set Meals: Dont think so lorr...
Use of MSG: I think got.
Outdoor Section: Yes, I think at night only. Roadside tables.
Smoking Section: Anywhere at the roadside or the open air side.
Pet Friendly: Considerably yes, no complaints.....
Baby Chairs: Yes.
Separate Bar: No.
Car Valet: Nope, but not required.
Private Rooms: Nope.
Credit Cards: Didnt noticed.

Will I return again? Yes!!! I will come back again with a whole big rombongan to introduce all my friends to the awesome sang har porridge again and again lorrrr!!!!!! =)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ipoh Salt-Baked Chicken, Kuchai Business Park.


As most of you all may know, I tend to like my food a little more salty than most people. =)

I am also such a sucker for some of these rare delicacies. Especially salted chicken.

The Ipoh Salt-Baked Chicken, Kuchai Business Park.

I used to frequent the Chow Yang pasar malam, or the SS2 pasar malam every week to get my weekly dosage of my salted chicken. And then last month I went to Ipoh and tried the authentic Ipoh salted chicken. After trying that - I told myself I will definitely tapao it back every single time I go to Ipoh. =)

But now I guess I dont have to go all the way to Ipoh anymore for it!!!!!!!

There is this shop in Kuchai Business Park that makes this special delicacy. It is very near to Joe's Photics Studio. Last week, while driving around with Fatty and Ally looking for something interesting to feed my stomach, I stumbled upon this shop. =P

Okay let me show you the awesome chicken now ok...

This is the tapao instructions - when water starts boiling, please steam chicken with paper intact for 10 minutes... ahhh reheating instructions. =)

Can you spot the greedy paw trying to steal a taste of the chicken?

There were a couple of layers of paper around it, but its pretty soaked already so tearing it apart is quite easy.

I can see the chicken already!

The whole kampung chicken for RM22. The ones in Ipoh goes for RM17-RM20. So RM22 is quite a fair price for KL. It is good enough for two person as well.

Delicious Ipoh Salt-baked chicken, direct to you.

Recipe from Ipoh, but made in KL. Easy =P

Ipoh Salt-Baked Chicken,
B-0-5, Kuchai Business Park, Off Kuchai Lama,
Kuala Lumpur 58200
Wilayah Persekutuan
03-7987 3377

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Restoran Ah Or Pork Noodle, Sunway Mentari.

Plenty of meat, vegetables, and pork spare parts!!! Not forgetting the pork lard too!!!

Okay - this is really some awesome pork noodle. =)

But first, let me start off this blog post with a cute picture first.

The lady who brought me to eat the pork noodles.

One first look - and it seems that the shop is fairly new. However, the auntie who operates this shop has been in this line of business for very long already. In fact, based on my research online, this auntie comes from a family who runs a chain of very popular pork noodle shops. There is one at SS15 in Subang thats pretty famous too - and I think that one belongs to this auntie's brother.

Okay - enough with history. How about the foooodddd????

I ordered the 'kon loh' (dried) type - which was very nice. They had pork lard in the noodles wei!!! Extra points!!!!!!!!!

The noodles - whether you order the dry type or the soup type - both comes with plenty of soup.

The soup - although a little oily, was really tasty and we practically finished the entire bowl of soup!!! The soup comes with pork pieces, egg (optional), and plenty of pork spare parts.

Ahhh.... awesomeeeesss...

Restoran Ah Or Chu Yuk Fun
No. 3 Jalan PJS 8/17
Dataran Mentari
46150 Bandar Sunway
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel: Jennifer (012-428 8580) / Jayce (012-613 0479)

Reservations: Nope.
Set Meals: Nope...
Use of MSG: They might have....
Outdoor Section: Nope, but its open air!.
Smoking Section: Anywhere also can I think.
Pet Friendly: Didnt try yet....
Baby Chairs: I think so.
Separate Bar: Nope.
Car Valet: Parking can be a pain here, tough to find parking here lah.
Private Rooms: No.
Credit Cards: No.

Will I return again? The day I ate, I also tapaoed too. So... do u think I will return or not? LOL

Thursday, March 17, 2011

MOJO's Cafe & Kitchen, SS2, PJ.

A new place opened up in ss2 recently. Located on the same row as McDonald's - MOJO's is upstairs of 7-Eleven. I'm not how many 7-Elevens there are in ss2, but this is the one same row as McDs. So dont go sesat jalan ya!

A simple setup - very different from its KL's branch.

A very cosy homey feeling - with some display of traditional teapots.

This was pretty cool... traditional irons... I think its from the.... 50s?

Anyways... you've seen the pictures of the place...

NOW FOR THE MAIN EVENT.... noms noms... I'm feeling hungry already...

The bruschetta.
Crusty baguette basted with garlic butter, topped with garlic, fresh tomato and herb salsa, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette glaze, sprinkled with mozarella cheese and baked til golden brown. =)

The Garlic Bread.
Toasted fresh baguette smothered with garlic infused butter.

Linguini Duck Aglio Olio.
Their signature dish - awesome succulent crispy duck served on a bed of pan tossed linguini... somemore got roasted chili and olive oil.... wahh... awesomeeee....

Lamb Shank.
Well marinated - and then expertly braised til ever so tender, served with some roasted vegetables, rustic roast garlic, a lil bit of wasabi mashed potatoes and mint sauce. This one priced very reasonably at RM28. =)

The classic chicken chop.
Marinated chicken, pan fried til golden brown. And then - it is served with mushroom brown sauce, fat boy fries as well as coleslaw. =)

The homebaked chicken and mushroom pie.
Delicious creamy chicken and baby button mushrooms - seasoned with paprika and herbs and then baked to perfection.

The beef lasagne.
I didnt try this - but according to the rest - this was damn good as well. =P

Fish & Chips.
Another classic dish. A prime cut of fish fillet, fried in Mojo's homemade batter, also served with coleslaw - this one has skinny boy fries, a slice of lemon, malt vinegar... and who can forget... tartar sauce!

Mojo Pineapple Fried Rice.
This one is not so classic - tough dish. It is a classic Thai dish though - with white rice stir fried with pineapple chunks, chicken, prawns, cashew nuts and so on... loved it!

Hawaiian Crispy Chicken Pizza.
Grilled chicken, pineapple, mushroom, capsicum, onions... and of course, plenty of cheese!!!

Fettucine Carbonara.
This one has beef as well - saute beef bacon and mushrooms in delicious cream sauce.


MOJO's UPSTAIRS
No.8, M Floor, Jalan SS2/61,
47300, Petaling Jaya

8 Pork Burgers You Need to Try.

I believe that the best things in life must be shared. In this case, I wont share my pork burgers with you - but I would share their locations with you all though. Here are.... a random collection of 8 (eight) different pork burger places that you NEED to try... in no particular order ya...

The Hawaiian Pork Burger from RIBS.

Ribs @ Oasis BU4
Lot 1-1, BU 4, Jalan Changkat Bandar Utama, Oasis Complex No.1, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Tel: 03 7729 8921

El Meson Espanol's Awesome Pork Burger.

El Meson espanol
No. 61-63,
Jalan Telawi 3,
Bangsar Baru
03 22828290


Kissaten's Fusion Pork Burger.

KISSATEN Coffee & Restaurant
D-G-57&58, block D,
I0I Boulevard, Jln Kenari 5,
Bandar Puchong Jaya

The pork burger from S'Mores!!! =)

S'Mores Restaurant + Chilled Out

Unit G2, Ground Floor, The Sphere, Bangsarsouth

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 59200

A personal favourite - ANDES =)

ANDES BYO
Email: andesbyo@gmail.com
Mobile Phone: Andy – 0122200530
Other Phone: 03- 78083292
Address: SAME row as Cha Cha Pan Mee
K-G-11, Jalan PJU1/43
Aman Suria, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 47301

A top recommendation too!

THE MEAT EXPERTS
Phone: 03- 2093 9361
Address: Hartamas Shopping Centre - opposite Penang Village.

For the adventurous ones... a little spicy...

d Legends Bar, TTDI (link)
24 Jalan Datuk Sulaiman,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
012-2887871.

For the pork lover... =)

Brussels Beer Cafe

L-20-G, Block L Jaya One

No. 72A Jalan Universiti 46200 Petaling Jaya

Selangor Darul Ehsan Tel 03-7954 2000


Of course... there are others out there too... but so many... let me show you these 8 first ok =)

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