Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Restoran Yik Mun @ Tanjung Malim, Perak

Restoran Yik Mun is one of those places that has put Tanjung Malim on the national food map. This restaurant draws huge crowd from across the country, so much so, most travellers who pass Tanjung Malim would make a mandatory pit stop here. 

The Restaurant Along Jalan Slim Lama

Their Menu

Their Menu
This restaurant is located along the Old Slim Road, just across the Thandayuthapani Temple. The reason that this restaurant is so famous is solely because of their Hainanese Pau's and Hainanese Food. Today, they have become a tourist destination and prices have doubled, if not tripled compared to what they used to be. Nevertheless, this has not deterred their loyal supporters from dining at this place. The above two sheets that you see is all that they offer at this restaurant. 

Iced Hainanese Coffee @ RM 3.50

Iced Asam Boi @ RM 4.50
Their Hainanese Coffee and Tea and two top sellers here. As always, the drinks had been consistently good and the flavours have been bold. My rating for these drinks would be 9/10. 

Hainanese Chicken Chop @ RM 17.00
When it comes to food, the top sellers here are their Pau variety, Hainanese Chicken Chop and Mee Hailam. The preparation here is quite unique as far as their Hainanese Chicken Chop is concerned. The chicken is deep fried and topped with tomato puree batter along with diced carrots, corn and peas. On the sides, they have a Mantau Bun and some Mashed Potatoes. 

Deep Fried Chicken
Despite being deep fried, the chicken is still very tender and juicy and marination goes very well with the tomato batter. Slightly on the sweet side, but it still tastes good. 

Mashed Potatoes

Mantau Bun
The Mantau Bun goes amazingly well with the batter and it's like a must have towards the end of the meal. Instead of providing fried potatoes, here they supplement that with Mashed Potatoes. Again, it's quite good and if I were to rate this entire dish, my rating shall be 8/10. 

Another good eatery in Tanjung Malim that should not be missed which specialises in Hainanese cuisine would be Restoran Yik Mun. Not only are they famous for their Pau variety, their Hainanese Chicken Chop is another top seller along with their Hainanese Coffee and Homemade Kaya. Definitely a place worth stopping if you're passing this way. 

Address: No. 6143, Jalan Slim Lama, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak.

Business Hours: 0800 - 2000 Daily

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Parkview Deck Cafe @ Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur

This evening, I had to visit Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre for an event. Of course, there are those canteen style cafe's inside the exhibition halls but food is nothing great there. Therefore, I decided to give this restaurant called Parkview Deck Cafe a try. 

Posh Set Up

Their Menu
This place had a very posh set up and a lovely ambiance. Even the waiters were very professional in their approach and they were speedy to attend to customers needs. Their menu was quite simple, limited items but obviously premium prices. 

Iced Peach Tea @ 12.00

Nasi Lemak @ RM 17.16
After having gone through their menu, I ordered an Iced Peach Tea which was priced at RM 12.00 and a plate of Nasi Lemak which was priced at RM 17.16. Their Iced Peach Tea was good, not diluted and perfectly fixed. My rating for that shall be 8/10. Their Nasi Lemak set came with some fragrant coconut milk rice, some Sambal, Fried Anchovies and Peanuts, half a Hard Boiled Egg, some Prawn Sambal and a small piece of Chicken Rendang.  

Coconut Milk Rice

Fried Anchovies & Peanuts
Their Coconut Milk Rice was above average. Being a restaurant of class, I definitely expected better quality. Nevertheless, it was still acceptable levels and my rating for this shall be 6/10. Their Fried Anchovies were crispy and so were the peanuts. This, I shall rate at 8/10. 

Chicken Rendang & Sambal Udang

Their Chicken Rendang was just so so and it was the same with the Prawn Sambal. Both were just not there taste wise. My rating for both those items shall be 5/10. Their Sambal however was much better. Slightly sweet and mildly spicy and my rating for this shall be 7/10. 

Overall, my dining experience here was good. The place was cosy and the ambiance was lovely. Their Iced Peach Tea that I had ordered was lovely too. The only setback was their Nasi Lemak which I felt had lots of room for improvement. On the other hand, I have to congratulate their waiters and waitresses for their hard work. They were so fast to attend to customers needs and they kept coming back just to see if all was good. Truly excellent customer service. 

Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

Business Hours: Monday - Friday 0800 - 1900 (Closed on weekends)

Monday, 11 June 2018

Rudy's Hainanese Chicken Rice @ Tanjung Malim, Perak

Rudy's Hainanese Chicken Rice & Porridge Stall has been around for almost five decades and I personally have been dining here for almost 38 years and that was exactly when Rudy took over the business from his parents. The specialty here is his Steamed Chicken along with the Porridge. 

Rudy At Work At His Stall
This stall is located along Jalan Loke Yew, Tanjung Malim and it's just a few doors away from the old Rex Cinema. He starts business at around 11 am and it goes on till around 3.30 pm, most often by then, he is already sold out. Typically the main things that he sells would be Chicken Rice, Steamed Chicken, Char Siew, Rice Porridge and Wan Tan Mee but of course, his top sellers are his Chicken Rice with Steamed Chicken and Porridge. 

Steamed Chicken @ RM 5.00
This afternoon, after having had a heavy breakfast, I was still yearning for his Steamed Chicken and that was why I landed here. I omitted the rice and ordered the above plate of Steamed Chicken for RM 5.00 . This is almost like my staple order here and the moment that I walk in, he knows that this would be my order and straight away does the needful. You could ask for your choice of cuts and he would oblige. If you're looking out on your fat intake, you could even tell that to him and he would serve you skinless meat. That's the kind of personalised customer service that you can expect here. Coming back to his Steamed Chicken, it's truly one of the best that I have tasted. Perhaps, it would not even be wrong if I were to say that it is the best that I have tasted. The meat is so moist and tender and each bite brings out such a juicy taste. My rating for this Steamed Chicken is 10/10. 

Chili & Ginger Sauce
Along with your Steamed Chicken, you have got to try his homemade Chili & Ginger Sauce. It's really spicy and it stings. Taste wise, it's so authentic so much so, it's a treat to spicy food lovers like me. Again, one that I would rate at 10/10. 

If you're in Tanjung Malim or passing by, I would recommend visiting Rudy's Hainanese Chicken Rice stall that is located along Jalan Loke Yew, right in the middle of town. The highlight here is his Steamed Chicken which is simply amazing. Truly one of the best Steamed Chicken that I have tasted. 

Address: Along Jalan Loke Yew, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak.

Business Hours: 1100 - 1600 Daily 

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Restoran Semenyih Fish Kitchen @ Kajang, Selangor

Restoran Semenyih Fish Kitchen is located inBandar Teknologi Kajang but due to it's locality that is closer to Semenyih, it has been classified as being in Semenyih. There are so many eateries in this area and it is just now that I am slowly visiting them one by one. 

The Main Kitchen At Nights

Famous Fish Ball Stall During The Day

Their Menu

During the day, the main kitchen is closed and they only start business at 5 pm onwards. If you were to come here in the mornings, then the main highlight would be Fat Boy Fish Ball Noodles which apparently seems to be extremely famous in Kajang. In fact, they are even more famous than the main restaurant that is opened in the evenings. Perhaps, someday I should pay that stall a visit too. As for this restaurant that operates in the evenings, they have a limited menu which includes most of the Fried dishes and a number of other dishes. That being so, we decided to keep our orders simple and we ordered one Fried Rice, one Moonlight Char Kuey Teow and another Pork dish. 

Fried Rice @ RM 7.00

Moonlight Char Kuey Teow @ RM 6.00
Their Fried Rice was decent. In fact, taste wise, it was quite common in that sense and nothing to shout about. Just plain decent food I would say and my rating for this dish shall be 7/10. Their Moonlight Char Kuey Teow was quite similar and it was nowhere close to some of the best ones that I have tasted. This too, is edible but is nothing to shout about. My rating for this shall be 7/10 as well. 

Thinly Sliced Deep Fried Pork @ RM 15.00
Apologies for the picture quality as the lighting was quite dim. This dish however was excellent. Pork slices were thinly cut and deep fried in soy sauce. It was crispy, juicy and really delicious. Something pretty unique and my rating for this shall be 9/10. 

If you're in Bandar Teknologi Kajang, Restoran Semenyih Fish Kitchen would be a good place to have your dinner. It's a typical day to day Chinese restaurant. Prices are reasonable and the food is decent. 

Address: No. 1, Jalan 1/10, Bandar Teknologi Kajang, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor.

Business Hours: 1730 - 2230 Daily

Saturday, 9 June 2018

I Love Broga @ Broga, Selangor

When you're in Broga, you should also visit this stall called I Love Broga. They are located right in the town centre, facing the police station. Their specialty is their Ais Kacang, Hakka Noodles as well as their Wantan Mee which is very unique.

Just A Humble Stall

The Signage To Look Out For
The place isn't anything much. Just a humble tent with some chairs and tables. Two preparation counters located on each end of the stall, one for the Ais Kacang which is most often prepared by the father and on the other end, the noodles kiosk which is manned by the sons. 

Their Menu is not limited to the above but these are their signature dishes. I always would go for their Dry Hakka Noodles but sadly they were sold out this afternoon. So we went for their Ais Kacang and their version of Wantan Mee which is prepared using Pan Mee. 

Wantan Mee (Small) @ RM 5.00

All Stirred Up

Clear Soup
Their Wantan Mee here is very unique as it is prepared using Pan Mee which is something that is quite rare. Another thing would be they would add both curry as well as soy sauce for the preparation thus giving it the extra flavours. Served hot and it comes with lots of Fish Cake and Fuchok. Along with that, a small bowl with clear soup is served as well. Simple dish but lovely flavours and my rating for this shall be 8/10. 

Ais Kacang @ RM 4.00

Super Good Preparation
Every time I visit Broga, this Ais Kacang is a must for me. They are very generous with the ingredients and it's not too sweet as well. Just nice and it's amazingly good for our weather. My rating for this shall be 9/10. 

If you're visiting Broga, do look out for this stall called I Love Broga. It's located right in the middle of town, opposite the Police Station. Three things to look out for here, their Ais Kacang, Dry Hakka Noodles and their very own unique Wantan Mee. The place is very basic with just a few tables but the food here is really something. 

Address: Jalan Kampung Tarun Broga, 71750 Lenggeng, Negeri Sembilan. 

Business Hours: 0830 - 1600 Daily

Friday, 8 June 2018

Rojak & Cendol Tokong @ Kajang, Selangor

This place that I am sharing with you this evening is very famous for their Rojak and Cendol and since it is located within the premises of a Chinese Temple, it is fondly called Rojak & Cendol Tokong by the locals.

The Stall Located Along Jalan Mendaling

The Stall At The Temple Premise
Locating this place is quite easy. If you know where Maybank, Bandar Kajang is, this stall is not too far from there. Just where the road bends, is where this Chinese Temple is located and this stall is inside this temple on the side. They are open daily and business is extremely good. Besides Cendol, they also sell Rojak, Rojak Mee, Mee Rebus and Mee Goreng. Since we had already had lunch earlier, we decided to stick to their Cendol. 

Plain Cendol @ RM 2.20

All Stirred Up
It was a reasonably long wait as the place was very crowded. Finally, our Cendol arrived and we were eager to taste the famous Cendol in Kajang. Sadly, it was a huge let down. They had cut back on the ingredients and it did taste pretty awful. I wonder how this Cendol had become so famous when it's just not there taste wise. My rating for this shall be 4/10. I don't think I would ever return for their Cendol. 

Address: Jalan Mendaling, 43000 Kajang, Selangor.

Business Hours: 1000 - 1900 Saturday - Thursday (Closed on Friday)

Thursday, 7 June 2018

D Warung Bawal @ Kajang, Selangor

I came across this place after watching the Rasikka Rusikka series on ASTRO Vanavil. This was aired some time back and I had saved it fora while now. After a couple of months, it was only this afternoon that I managed to pay them a visit. 

The Restaurant In Sungai Kantan Area

Food Being Prepared On Site
Locating this place is fairly easy with today's technology. Both Google Maps as well as Waze has them listed and brings you accurately to their door step. The main food item here is the Fried Bawal. It goes in sets where you get rice, Ulam, some Curry, Sambal Hijau, another mixture of onions & lime in Sweet Soy Sauce and a reasonably large Fried Bawal. All this for only RM 6.50. If you do not want to have their Fish, then Fried Chicken is also available. However, the top seller here is their Fried Fish. The crowd was extremely overwhelming and the place was literally full house at 12.30 pm. Frying is done on site to ensure that customers get fresh, crispy fried fish. 

Teh O Ais

Since we knew that we're going to be having something spicy, we opted for Teh O Ais. In fact, we had a couple of drinks since it was a hot afternoon and the drink went so well with the meal. My rating for their drink would be 9/10. The Ulam provided was fresh and it was a good accompaniment to the mains. 

Fried Bawal

Fried Chicken
We actually had quite a bit of Fish and Chicken. Though there were only two of us, we totally loved the Fried Bawal and had ordered three of it. The fish was so crispy and the marination was perfect. It was so good and you would be yearning for more and more. This definitely deserves a rating of 10/10. Their Fried Chicken however wasn't up to our expectations. It was just so so and my rating for this shall be 5/10. Between them both, my vote is surely for the Fried Bawal. 

Thick Soy Sauce with Onions & Lime

Sambal Hijau
The unique proposition here is to have the rice with the above tow sauces. Not as a combination, but one at a time. Both the sauces differ greatly in taste. The Thick Soy Sauce with lime and onions were totally different to the Sambal Hijau. Both were excellent in their own ways and I would definitely give them both 10/10. 

Not forgetting the gravy that was another lovely preparation. Not too spicy, it was just nice and went very well with the rice and fish. My rating for this shall be 8/10. 

Although this may seem like a very simple meal, it was definitely deeply satisfying. The Fried Bawal was absolutely heavenly and so were the Sambal Hijau and the Soy Sauce with onions & lime. If you're in Kajang at around noon, I would highly recommend visiting this place in Sungai Kantan. D' Warung Bawal is a must visit restaurant in Kajang. 

Address: No.7458, Jalan Sungai Kantan, Taman Sri Kantan, 43000 Kajang, Selangor.

Business Hours: 1000 - 1500 Daily