Saturday, 13 October 2018

Mutton Curry Noodles in Restoran Leong Wei @ Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park, Kuala Lumpur

Recently, I heard of this place in Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park that sells Mutton Curry Noodles and being a fan of Mutton, I had to check the place out and that is why I am here this morning. 

The Stall Is Located Inside Restaurant Leong Wei

Look Out For The Pork Ribs Mee Stall
Restaurant Leong Wei is a large Chinese Food Court that is located along Jalan Kuchai Maju 14 and they are open daily from 7 am till 2.30 pm. This stall that specialises in this Mutton Curry Mee is the stall that is right at the end. Do look out for the stall that sells Pork Ribs Noodles, that is right beside the Curry Mee Stall. 

Mutton Curry Mee
Yes, you read the name right. It's not Curry Mee with Mutton. Its noodles in Mutton Curry. Loads of mutton chunks and it comes with some potatoes in a thick curry. There is also his homemade chilli paste which is quite unique that goes along well with the curry. 

Large Chunks Of Mutton

Delicious Curry

Spicy Chilli Paste
The Mutton Curry Noodles was good. I enjoyed the curry very much and it was good to even go with rice. However, I felt that the mutton itself was overdone and it ended up being too soft. Otherwise, it was a good dish. Do be careful with the Sambal as it is quite spicy. For me, it was an experience that was worth trying once. 

Address: No. 44, Jalan Kuchai Maju 14, Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park, 58200 Kuala Lumpur

Business Hours: 0700 - 1430 Daily

Friday, 12 October 2018

Restoran Kwan Tung @ Kajang, Selangor

Restoran Kwan Tung is a Chinese neighbourhood restaurant in Sungai Chua, Kajang and they have been around for a number of years now. In fact, the location that is detached and closer to the Kampung Kwan Tung makes it even more special than any other restaurant in that area. I have heard a lot about this restaurant. Not to say that it is really cheap but I have heard that their prices are decent and the food is good too and that is the reason why were here for dinner this evening. 

The Restaurant in Taman Berjaya, Sungai Chua

Indoor & Outdoor Dining Areas
The restaurant was quite simple in set up and it actually looked like any other neighbourhood restaurant where the owners know most of their customers personally. In fact even today, the lady boss seemed quite chatty with most tables like she has known them for years. There is no menu here for you to see and make your orders. Pretty much, all that we tried this evening was one that was recommended by the owners. 

Homemade Tofu with Minced Pork @ RM 14.00

Marmite Pork Ribs @ RM 16.00
Despite having a reasonable crowd this evening, the food was delivered fairly quickly. The first dish that was served was their Homemade Beancurd with Minced Pork and this was priced at RM 14.00 . A fairly large portion and it came with generous toppings of minced pork. The beancurd itself was so soft and nice and along with that middle spicy minced pork, it gelled so well. Their Marmite Pork Ribs was good too. Generous mix of meat and ribs and the marmite sauce was lovely. 8/10 shall be my rating for both dishes. 

Lotus Root with Long Beans @ RM 11.00

Steamed Fish with Bird Eye Chilies @ RM 34.00
Their Lotus Root with Long Beans Stir Fried dish was actually pretty good. Despite being quite basic when it comes to the ingredients used, it had just the right flavours and the vegetables were very fresh and not overdone thus still being able to give their natural flavours. Similarly, their Steamed Fish with Bird Eye Chilies was another excellent preparation. The mix of sauces were just awesome and as a total dish, it was really good. 9/10 shall be my rating for both the dishes. 

Overall, I would say that the food in Kwan Tung Restaurant is quite good. Despite being just another friendly neighbourhood restaurant, they do live up to their reputation and can be a strong competitor to the other Chinese restaurants in Sungai Chua. Good food and reasonable prices. 

Address: No. 10, Jalan Berjaya 8, Taman Berjaya, 43000 Kajang, Selangor.

Business Hours: 1100 - 1430 & 1730 - 2300 Daily

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Restoran Cathay @ Ipoh, Perak

Restoran Cathay is a Hainanese Restaurant that has been around for many decades in Ipoh. Located along Jalan Dato Tahwil Azar (Osborne Street), this restaurant has been serving delicious Hainanese food for years now. I have always wanted to visit them but never got the opportunity. This afternoon, I made it a point to find this restaurant and to head there for lunch. 

The Restaurant Along Osborne Street

Located Opposite This Building
Finding this place was quite a challenge using Google maps as it was marked in a different location and it kept taking me around in circles. It was when I always gave up, I thought of using Waze instead and fortunately, it brought me here right away. So, if you're using Google Maps to locate this restaurant, my suggestion would be to switch to Waze. Despite the address being correct, still it takes you to a different site altogether which is nowhere within a walking distance. The street where this restaurant is is pretty much an office area and if you're coming here during business hours, parking can be a challenge. Nevertheless, you should be able to get a bay not too far away. 

Cutlery
The place was typical old school Hainanese restaurant. Marble tables and chairs from the yesteryears and the deco was like a journey back to the 70's. They serve breakfast right up to dinner and are closed on Saturdays. If you're wondering what's famous here, it's their Hainanese Chicken Chop, Hainanese Pork Chop, Hainanese Fish Chop, Hailam Noodles and Toast. Since there were only the two of us, we ordered their Hainanese Chicken Chop and Pork Chop. 

Hainanese Pork Chop @ RM 12.00

Hainanese Chicken Chop @ RM 12.00
Both the Chicken Chop and Pork Chop comes in a Tomato based gravy and with some onions, peas and fried potatoes. The meat cut was huge for both and the price of RM 12 was definitely cheap. The meat was very tender and both were coated in eggs. The flavours were generally quite light and that's good as the sauce did not overpower the natural flavours of the meat. Definitely a place that is worth visiting for Hainanese food when you're in Ipoh. 

Address: A17, Jalan Dato Tahwil Azar (Osborne Street), 30300 Ipoh, Perak.

Business Hours: 0730 - 2000 Sunday - Friday 

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Martin Food Caterers @ Ipoh, Perak

Martin Food Caterers is a multi cuisine caterers that is based in Ipoh, Perak. They have been around for ages and they even do royal functions in Perak. This afternoon, we had a function in Ipoh and they had engaged Martin Food Caterers. To be honest, it has been at least two decades since I last tasted their food and my last experience with them had been very good. 

The Truck

Contact Details
Lunch was at 12 noon and the truck was already there by 10.30 am. By 11 am, they had neatly set up the entire place including setting up of the tables and buffet area. That was very impressive to see and I am glad that their efficiency is still up to the mark. The waiters were all dressed well and neat and that's another plus point that shows their experience in engaging with high profile customers. 

My Lunch
The above are the items that we had ordered for this afternoon. They were all South Indian vegetarian items and do note that they are Halal certified as well. We had ordered Ghee Rice, Vegetable Kurma, Vegetable Cutlet, Brinjals Perattal, Ulunthu Vadai, Fried Brinjals, Potato Masala, Meal Maker Sambal and Paruppu Kadaiyal with Ghee. 

Ghee Rice & Vegetable Kurma

Brinhals & Vegetable Cutlet

Ulunthu Vadai
Their Ghee Rice was good and the flavours were satisfactory. I shall rate this at 7/10. Similarly, their Vegetable Kurma and Vegetable Cutlets were good as well and both deserves a rating of 8/10. Their Brinjals and Ulunthu Vadai was quite good and for these, my rating shall be 9/10. 

Paruppu Kadaiyal with Ghee

Meal Maker Masala

Potato Masala
Their Paruppu Kadaiyal with Ghee was awesome and that I shall give 10/10. Potato Masala and Meal Maker Sambal were good as well and for these, I shall give it 8/10. Generally, still quite happy with the overall preparation. 

Payasam

Lime Juice
We had also ordered some Payasam and Lime Juice and both were super good. Seriously, it was so good that I cannot give it anything less that a perfect 10/10. 

If you're looking for a good multi cuisine caterer to work with in Ipoh, my vote shall still be for Martin Food Caterers. Their punctuality and work ethics were impressive and the food quality was still good. 

Address: 53 & 55, Jalan Silibin, Taman Lim 30100 Ipoh, Perak. 

Contact Details: +605 527 4184

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Restoran Ipoh Kong Heng @ Ipoh, Perak

Restoran Ipoh Kong Peng that is located along Jalan Bandar Timah, Ipoh is one of the oldest Kopitiam's that is still in existence in Ipoh. They are located along Jalan Bandar Timah and this coffee shop has a number of delicacies that is still sought after by the locals. 

The Restaurant Located Along Jalan Bandar Timah, Ipoh

Closed On Wednesdays

Ipoh White Coffee
This is my first time here and I basically came here as the place came highly recommended. They have a number of stalls inside this coffee shop that is famous in it's own way. Firstly, I wanted to try their famous Egg Caramel but was told that it was sold off already. Sad that we came for a late breakfast and missed this lovely desert. So, I ordered a cup of White Coffee and subsequently tried a number of stalls there. Another stall that is famous here is the Chee Cheong Fun Stall and unfortunately, those guys too were closed for the day. Coming back to the White Coffee, it was really good. Lovely aroma and the blend of flavours were awesome. 9/10 would be my rating for this drink. 

Very Famous Popiah Stall

Mixed Popiah @ RM 5.00
The Popiah Stall here is very famous and that you can see from the number of newspaper write-ups that are pasted on the stall. This stall is operated by an elderly aunty and her daughter. The main items that they sell are the Wet and Fried Popiah which is what most people come here for. Besides that, they also do serve Assam Laksa as well. Being a fan of Popiah, we decided to go for one each and it was priced at RM 5.00 for the platter. Both the Fried as well as the Wet Popiah was awesome. It has been a long time since I had a Popiah that was this good. 10/10 would be my rating for this. If you're at this coffee shop, their Popiah is a must try. 

Hokkien Prawn Mee Stall

Hokkien Prawn Mee @ RM 6.50
This was just another stall that was there in the Coffee Shop and since the Chee Cheong Fun stall was closed for the day, we decided to give these guys a try too. The mix of ingredients were good but to be honest, the broth was very disappointing. It was almost tasteless and it tasted somewhat like plain soup. The entire flavours that you would expect in a bowl of Prawn Mee was lacking. My recommendation would be to avoid this stall, to at least this particular dish from this stall. If I were to rate this preparation, I would only give it 2/10. 

Fried Noodles Stall

Duck Egg Char Kuey Teow @ RM 7.00
This was another stall that seemed to be having lot's of customers and despite Tham having a number of noodles and fried items dishes, most people were going for their Duck Egg Char Kuey Teow. Seeing that, I too ordered a plate of Duck Egg Char Kuey Teow and it was priced at RM 7.00 . I would say that it was pricey for Ipoh as the pricing was comparable to the ones that we get in Kuala Lumpur. Despite that, I would not complain as the Char Kuey Teow was so good. Seriously, it was one of the best Duck Egg Char Kuey Teow's that I have tasted. A highly recommended preparation and they were quit generous with the ingredients. The entire preparation was so good that I was contemplating if I should order another one. 10/10 would be my rating for this dish.  

Restoran Ipoh Kong Heng is one of the old school Coffee Shops that is still going strong in Ipoh. Based on what we had tried this morning, I would recommend going for the Duck Egg Char Kuey Teow, Fried & Wet Popiah and White Coffee. Unfortunately the Chee Cheong Fun stall was closed this morning and that too seems to be quite popular which I think would be worth trying. Please do go early as it tends to be quite crowded later on and there are limited seating. A must visit Coffee Shop when you're in Ipoh. 

Address: 75, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak.

Business Hours: 0700 - 1700 Thursday - Tuesday

Monday, 8 October 2018

Ee Beng Vegetarian Food @ George Town, Penang

Ee Beng Vegetarian Food is a Chinese Vegetarian Restaurant that is located along Lebuh Dickens in George Town, Penang. This restaurant has been around for ages and is famous for their Vegetarian Mixed Rice variety. 

The Restaurant Along Lebuh Dickens, George Town

A Good Variety To Choose From

Vegetarian Pau's Too
We were here for an early dinner and since the place closes at 8 pm, the dishes were not being topped up. Still there was a good variety to choose from. Not only that, I was impressed with the variety of vegetarian Pau's that they had. 

My Selection of Vegetarian Mixed Rice Variety

Vegetarian Loh Mai Kai
From the varieties that I had chosen, I would say that their food is pretty good. It's more like homemade taste and it had a very old school taste to it which was something that I loved. I would rate their Mixed Rice variety at 8/10. Similarly, I had tried their Vegetarian Loh Mai Kai and it was just awesome. Seriously good and it was not greasy. 9/10 would be my rating for this. 

If you're looking for a good Chinese Vegetarian Mixed Rice variety in Penang, then I would recommend heading to Ee Beng Vegetarian Food that is located along Lebuh Dickson. Excellent variety and home cooked taste. Do try their Vegetarian Pau's as well and their Vegetarian Loh Mai Kai was truly excellent. 

Address: No. 20, Lebuh Dickens, 10050 George Town, Penang.

Business Hours: 0700 - 2000 Monday - Saturday

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Mama Vege Restaurant @ Bukit Mertajam, Penang

We all know that there is such much to choose from when it comes to the food scene in Penang. However, this time around, I had some vegetarian friends with means they wanted to try some Chinese vegetarian food. Being new in Bukit Mertajam, I tried looking into the internet and this place called Mama Vege Restaurant popped up and that too with some very good reviews. When I checked the distance, it was not too far from where we were and that being the case, we decided to head over for lunch. 

The Restaurant in BayuMutiara

A Lovely Cafe Concept
Unlike the usual restaurants, these guys were located on the first floor. Signage is good and you would be able to sight them from afar. The entire set up was very modern and I found the restaurant to be not only clean, but systematic too. 









The top sellers here are their value for money set meals. In fact, they are so reasonably priced and I don't see why it should not entice their customers. In fact, for those who are looking for Penang Street Food, they do have the vegetarian versions of those as well. Since there were a few of us, we ordered some dishes and the waiter neatly mixed and matched them so that they became part of their set meals. 

White Rice

Herbal Tea

Mock Mutton Curry
As a result, we had three plates of white rice, three glasses of Herbal Tea and three different dishes which we shared and that made it into quite a wholesome meal. Their Herbal Tea was excellent. It was not diluted and not too sweet as well. 8/10 shall be my rating for this. Their Mock Mutton Curry was another good preparation. It came with some mock meat, lady fingers and tomatoes and the gravy was really thick and tasty. Less oil too. It would have been better if they had added some potatoes as well. Nevertheless, it was a good preparation and I shall be giving this 8/10. 

Sweet & Sour Mock Pork

Assorted Mushrooms With Broccoli
Their Sweet & Sour Mock Pork was another lovely preparation. The mock meat was still dry, had a little bit of moistness and the cucumber and cauliflower add on's were good. 9/10 shall be my rating for this dish. Another good one that we had here would be the Assorted Mushrooms With Broccoli. The blend of sauces were truly nice and the veggies were not overdone. 8/10 would be my rating for this preparation. 


Mama Vege Restaurant does offer some good Chinese Vegetarian food at reasonable prices. I would recommend going for their set meals which is good value for money. Besides the usual Chinese vegetarian dishes, they also offer the vegetarian version of Penang's famous street food.

Address: 40, Jalan Bayu Mutiara 1, Bayu Mutiara, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang. 

Business Hours: 1100 - 1530 & 1730 - 2200 Daily