Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Foguang Vegetarian Fast Food @ Kajang, Selangor

Foguang Vegetarian Fast Food is another old vegetarian establishment in Kajang. This is one of those vegetarian restaurants that solely does mixed rice variety and a handful of noodle dishes. They are open Monday to Saturday and their business hours are from 8 am till 7.30 pm. 

Foguang Vegetarian Restaurant Located In Taman Kajang Prima

Their Special Dishes Schedule
The restaurant itself is very simple and quite laid back in terms of design. In return, what you get is tasty food at very reasonable prices. As you can see from the above photograph, they do prepare some noodle dishes daily based on the above roster.  

Air Mata Kucing @ RM 1.50
Besides Chinese Tea, you could opt to try the above Mata Kucing drink which I felt to be pretty good. It was sweet and the flavours were very enjoyable. For the quality, the price is definitely very reasonable. 

My Lunch @ RM 3.00
This restaurant is a semi self service restaurant. Food is served rattan baskets with disposable papers. You are expected to dispose the waste items and return the utensils to the respective buckets. Coming back to the food, the variety that they had was good. I had taken some rice, Mock Char Siew, Potato, Bitter Gourd and Pumpkin and this lot cost me a mere RM 3.00 which is quite a steal. 

Mock Char Siew & Potatoes
The Mock Char Siew was good but I felt that the flavours could have been better. It did taste mildly flat, but still acceptable quality. For me, I would give this 7/10. The Potatoes was excellent. Not overdone and the taste was awesome. I would rate their Potatoes at 8/10. 


Bitter Gourd
Both their pumpkin and bitter gourd was deliciously prepared. The mix of ingredients were simply fantastic and that surely elevated the taste. The sauces used were also perfect. Both of these items deserve a rating of 8/10. 

If you are looking for a no frills Chinese Vegetarian restaurant in Kajang, then Foguang would be the perfect place. The place may seem like it needs some better upkeep but the food quality is good. Very reasonable prices as well. I took four food items with rice and it cost me RM 3.00 only which I felt was a steal. A place that I would recommend.

Address: No. 7, Jalan KP 1/5, Taman Kajang Prima, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Business Hours: 0800 - 1930 Monday - Saturday

Monday, 21 August 2017

Broga ABC & Pan Mee @ Broga, Selangor

One of those places that is almost a mandatory place to visit in Broga is this ABC and Pan Mee stall. Previously, I had posted about the I Love Broga stall that is right opposite this stall and this time around, I shall be sharing information about Uncle Lim's Stall which is the more famous one. 

The Famous Broga ABC & Pan Mee Stall

A Market Like Seating
One would hardly be able to miss this place as this is the first one that you would see once you come into Broga. This stall is located right opposite the Broga Police Station and you could use that as the landmark. The seating is very much like those old wet markets. Despite it's humble appearance, the place is always crowded with customers. Right opposite this stall, you would see another stall selling the same items. That is the I Love Broga stall which I had blogged before. 

Soup Pan Mee

Soup Hakka Mee
The stall opposite specialises in Dry Hakka Pan Mee and this one does the soup version. Ingredients wise, I must confess that it came with generous mix of ingredients. There were black fungus, vegetables, minced meat, anchovies and the soup was so rich in flavours. Not only was the soup good, I felt that even the Pan Mee was very soft, fresh and tasty. My rating for this shall be 9/10. Definitely way better than any other Soup Pan Mee that I have tasted in Kuala Lumpur.

Ice Kacang
Though the Ice Kacang looks like it comes with only shaved ice and palm sugar, beneath there is a lot mere that is not visible here. But, I personally felt that the Ice Kacang from I Love Broga Stall was way better. This was nice but not great and they were quite stingy with the palm sugar. My rating for this shall be 7/10. 

This place has become so famous so much so people who visit Broga will make a mandatory stop here to taste the Pan Mee and ABC. For me, the Soup Pan Mee was awesome. But if you're looking for the real Hakka Pan Mee, I would recommend the stall opposite this one. Similarly, I felt that the less famous stall across the road does some better Ice Kacang. Overall, a good place to visit but the stall opposite them is surely better.

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

Business Hours: 0830 - 1700 Daily

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Khrua Thai @ Subang Jaya, Selangor

Khrua Thai is a Halal Thai restaurant that is located in One City Mall. This restaurant is located on the top level where the Sky Glass is. The see through Sky Glass is quite an experience and can be quite scary for some. This is my first time coming here and I was astonished looking at the number of restaurants that were located within this mall. 

Elegant Set Up

Hygienically Wrapped


The Menu

Set Meals
The restaurant itself seemed to be very posh in design. Despite being so, the prices were very reasonable. They have a comprehensive menu covering many dishes from Thailand and also another simple Set Lunch menu. In my opinion, both seemed to be very reasonable. Having set such low prices, they have managed to attract a huge customer base. Even this afternoon, this restaurant was running full house. The waiters were very pleasant and efficient as well. 

Pandan Tea
This Pandan Tea comes complimentary with the Set Meals. Since there were only the two of us, there's not much we could do with those dishes and hence we decided to just go for the set meals. You could choose to have this cold or warm and I went for the cold one. Very unique taste that it had and very authentic it was. Reminded me of the Pandan Tea that I had had in Chiang Mai. My rating for this shall be 10/10. 

Seafood Fried Rice @ RM 10.00
The portions are definitely huge here. This Seafood Fried Rice dish was wonderfully prepared and it wasn't spicy. Came with lots of prawns and shrimp, I found the flavours to be so authentic. My rating for this shall be 9/10. 

Fried Tomyam Mee Hoon @ RM 10.00
Their Fried Tomyam Mee Hoon was another excellent dish. It came with lots of squid, shrimps and vegetables and the noodles itself was very tasty. Besides this, the aroma was heavenly. Truly authentic stuff and again, I shall rate this at 9/10. 

Tomyam Soup @ RM 28.00

Comes With Huge Prawns
Having come to a Thai restaurant, it would't be right if we did not have some Tom Yam Soup and so, we ordered one which was supposed to be the smallest in size. Priced at RM 28.00 , the soup would have been good for four and it came with lots of large prawns. The soup itself was so delicious, spicy and salty and the flavours were just perfectly balanced. My rating for this would be 10/10. 

Red Ruby @ RM 7.00

Thai Cendol @ RM 7.00
To cap our meals, we ordered one Thai Cendol and one Red Ruby, both were priced at RM 7.00 each and they were excellent. Though I am not one who fancies sweet things, this was really good and we totally enjoyed it. For both the items, I would rate them 10/10. 

Our Bill
Khrua Thai is one authentic Thai restaurant that serves you delicious food at reasonable prices. The entire set up was posh, the ambience was lovely and the place is perfect for dates as well as family gatherings. Each dish that we tried today was very authentic and reminded me of the dishes that I had tasted in Thailand. Good food, good prices and an awesome ambience.

Address: RF03, Roof Top, Sky Park One City, Jalan USJ25/1A, 47650 Subang Jaya, Selangor,

Business Hours: 1200 - 1430 & 1800 - 2300 Daily 

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Broga Recreational Fishing Park @ Broga, Selangor

Day before yesterday, I did mention that the town of Broga is a hidden gem for cheap and delicious Chinese seafood  and here's the first entry showcasing one of those very famous restaurants in Broga. It would be very difficult for me to give you a precise address for this place or for you to even use Waze to locate this place as after a certain point, there's no cellphone reception. So you'd have to follow the old school way in order to reach this place. Firstly, set your destination at University of Nottingham on your GPS and get yourself there. Once you come to Nottingham, keep driving straight all the way. Even if it seems like you're in the middle of nowhere, just keep driving straight and you'd come to the town of Broga. From here, continue straight and you'd see a lot of seafood restaurants on both sides of the road. Once you come to an intersection which marks the border of Selangor - Negeri Sembilan, naturally the road will turn right but you keep driving straight. There would be the famous Dato Sak Chinese Temple with a small lane on the left which says road closes at 7 pm. Take that road and keep going straight. At this point, you'd loose hand phone signals but don't worry. Shortly, you would once again see lots of huge Chinese farm like restaurants on both sides. Keep going straight till the last restaurant which is this Broga Recreational Fishing Park which would be on your left. 

The Restaurant In A Farm

A Simple Shack

Grilled Using Conventional Methods
Once inside, you would need to drive along that pond and would come to the car park area in a short while. Don't be surprised if you see Singapore registered vehicles. This place is so famous that it draws customers from afar. It is just a simple place that offers delicious food at very reasonable prices. You might wonder how all of these restaurants survive when their signature item of this town is grilled fish. The truth is that each one of these restaurants have their own signature Grilled Fish recipe and that is how they keep everyone's business going. This place has a lovely view with Broga Hills dominating the scene. Grilling is done the conventional way whereby the fish is wrapped in aluminium foils and placed on these railings. The family running this farm restaurant is very friendly and if you have any clarification, they would be more than happy to assist. 

Their menu is definitely limited in terms of variety. As I said, you won't get all that you get in city restaurants as they only sell their signature dishes. For us, this seemed more than enough as we were looking for something different. Besides fish, the also have saltwater prawns, mutton and a handful of vegetables. 

Mixed Vegetables @ RM 12.00
This was one awesome dish that all of us fell in love with. It had a mix of Okra and Brinjals and it was steamed in some sauces. Despite it being a simple dish, it tasted so good. The vegetables were crispy and sweet and it was so addictive. My rating for this shall be 10/10. 

Prawns With Rice Wine & Ginger @ RM 45.00
These are fresh salt water prawns and not those farmed ones. This Prawns with rice wine and ginger were awesome and they were very reasonably priced at RM 45.00 . The prawns were so sweet in taste and the mix of rice wine and ginger brought a lovely blend of flavours. An excellent one to try and I would rate this at 9/10. Compared to the Tomyam Prawns that we tried the last time, this one was better.

Teochew Style Fish with Spicy Soy Bean Paste @ RM 23.00
I have been here before and tried their other Signature Fish as well but for me, this Teochew Style was much better. This huge fish was grilled with Tauchu and  chilies and served with some Okra. If you're one who loves very spicy food, then go for their extra spicy, but please do note that it can be very spicy for some. In my opinion, this was just heavenly and we ended up literally scooping and drinking the base sauce once we were done with the fish. This definitely deserves a 10/10. 

Dry Chilli Mutton @ RM 16.00
The last trip here, we tried their Curry Mutton and so this time, we decided to try another style of preparation and went for this Dry Chili Mutton. They were very generous with the ingredients and I loved the mutton. It was so tender, as if it was cooked using a pressure cooker and most of the fat had melted leaving only the lean meat. The blend of ingredients were great and we loved this dish. My rating for this shall be 8/10. 

Fancy dining in the farm with freshly caught seafood cooked according to their signature styles? Then this would be a fantastic place for you to visit. Despite being in Broga which is a 'Grilled Fish' heaven, it's not too far a drive from Kuala Lumpur. Prices are ridiculously cheap and the food is heavenly. If you have not been here yet, then it's totally worth the drive and experience. A place that I would highly recommend. 

Address: Lot 4242, Old Broga Road, 71750 Lenggeng, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 1000 - 1900 (Closed on Thursdays)

Friday, 18 August 2017

YY Fish Ball Noodles @ Kajang, Selangor

For those who love Seafood Noodles, Restoran YY Fish Ball Noodles is a must visit restaurant. Located in Pearl Avenue, Sungai Chua,  this restaurant attracts fans of this noodle dish from near and far. 

The Restaurant Located Along Jalan Pasir Emas, Sungai Chua

Clean And Comfortable Set Up
This restaurant is quite easy to locate if you drive around Pearl Avenue Condominium. Being in a residential area, parking is quite easy too. They are open daily from 7.30 am till 6.30 pm and you see a decent crowd all day long. The restaurant itself is very clean, customer service is efficient and you tend to feel welcomed with the kind of reception that is given. 

They do have a number of variants to this dish and it is clearly spelled out in the menu. Prices are reasonable too as we know that the White Pomfret is quite pricey. The variety of drinks that they serve is also good. 

Iced Herbal Tea @ RM 2.00
Their Herbal Tea was quite authentic in taste and it was concentrated and not those watered down versions. Glad that they control the quality of the drink and the price of RM 2.00 ,  seemed very reasonable for the taste. I would rate this 9/10. 

Bee Hoon Soup Special @ RM 17.50
A huge bowl of noodles in clear soup and it came with lots of Fish Balls, White Pomfret, Large Mrawns, Sliced Pork and some veggies. For the volume and variety of ingredients, it was totally worth the price. 

Very Tasty Soup

Excellent Fish Balls

Your Choice Of Noodles
You can choose the type of noodles and I went for Mee Hoon. The soup was very tasty and their Fish Balls were amazingly good. The seafood items were cooked just right and it added to the taste of the broth. Overall a brilliant dish and my rating for this shall be 9/10. 

Bill For The Day
To summarise my dining experience, I would surely say that this bowl of Noodles was awesome. The mix of Prawns, Fish Balls, White Pomfret and Mushrooms were excellent. Not only were the seafood fresh, the soup was very tasty too. Not forgetting their Fish Balls which was so soft and tender. Besides this, the reception was warm and it definitely feels good. For the portion, I would say that their prices are reasonable too. This is definitely one good place for Seafood Noodles. 

Address: PA-S-37, Pearl Avenue Condominium, Jalan Pasir Emas, Sungai Chua, 
                 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Business Hours: 0730 - 1830 Daily

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Broga Coconut Shake @ Broga, Selangor

Broga is a small town that is located off Semenyih, Selangor and it also happens to be the border town into Negeri Sembilan. That being said, half if this town sits on Selangor and another half sits on Lenggeng, Negeri Sembilan. Though this is one of those small towns, this place becomes buzzing with outsiders over the weekends and long holidays, even to the extent of having lots of visitors from Singapore for it's Chinese seafood. In a town with just a few thousand population, you would be surprised to learn that there are more than 30 Chinese Seafood restaurants here. There's one dish that makes this town very famous and that's their Grilled Fish but the great thing is that each restaurant has their own signature style of preparation and the food is very cheap. We shall get to this more when I post my next entry on Broga and for now let me speak of another stall that is very famous here and a must try when you're in Broga. 

The Moment You Enter Broga, You Would See This Stall

Crowded Most Of The Time

Busy Preparing The Drinks

Simple Set Up
The moment you enter into Broga town, you would be able to see this humble stall on your left, not too far from the main entrance. Despite being just a humble stall, it has become almost mandatory for most visitors who come to Broga to do a pit stop here. Their main top sellers are their Coconut Shake and Pineapple Shake. This place is run by a young Chinese couple who are very friendly with customers. They are open Tusdays to Sundays, from 11 am till 6 pm.

Coconut Shake With Ice Cream @ RM 5.00
Coconut Shake and Pineapple Shake are the signature drinks here and a must try when you're in Broga. Priced at just RM 5.00 , they are made from real fruits and is free from preservatives. The major difference between this one and the famous Klebang Coconut Shake is that they do not blend the drink with ice cream. Instead, it's topped with ice cream and that gives it a totally different taste. Very authentic flavours and it's so refreshing and my rating for this shall be 9/10. A must try drink when you visit Broga. 

Address: Jalan Besar, 43500 Broga, Selangor, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 1100 - 1800 Daily (Closed On Mondays)