Monday, 4 September 2017

Kedai Cheong Fong @ Kalumpang, Selangor

For old school coffee and steamed Hainanese Bread and Buns, I would recommend visiting Cheong Fong that is located in Kalumpang town. This little town which was once a mining town had lost all it's glory, sadly to the migration of families to larger cities. In fact today, only three shops are still operating in the entire town. 

Cheong Fong In Kalumpang Town

Old School Design

Colonial Architecture 

Lovely Atmosphere
This restaurant opens for breakfast and they sell their signature Hainanese Curry Mee. After that, they start making Pau's and trust me they are already sold out even before they start making them. Customers who are passing through that day would call in to order and they literally order by the cartons. Even this afternoon, I wanted to have Pau but they ran out of it.

Hainanese Tea @ RM 1.30

Hainanese Coffee @ RM 1.30
Both their Hainanese Tea and Coffee are good. The coffee is ground the traditional way with margarine and it has such a classic taste. Similarly, their Tea is another excellent preparation. For both these drinks, I would give them 9/10. 

Steamed Bread @ RM 3.00
If you have never tried the Hainanese Steamed Bread and Buns, then you have got to give this place a try. They are so good and the bread is served with their homemade Kaya and Butter. Again, those two as so tasty as well. My rating for this is 10/10.

One of those last few shops that is still in existence in Kalumpang town is Cheong Fong. They have been making Hainanese Pau's for over three generations and there is so much demand, so much so they are sold out even before they start making. That is the volume of telephone orders that comes in and customers buy by the cartons. Besides Pau, they do sell all the items that you would typically get in an old school Hainanese Coffee Shop. My favourite is their Steamed Bread that comes with their very own homemade Kaya and Butter. Coffee and Tea is equally good. If you're here for breakfast, you would get to enjoy their Curry Mee which again sells out fast. Best time to visit them would be before 11 am. But be prepared to wait in line for a table. 

Address: No. 12, Jalan Besar Kalumpang, 44100 Kerling, Selangor, Malaysia.

Business Hours: 0730 - 1500

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Restoran Maju Utama @ Cyberjaya, Selangor

Restoran Maju Utama is one of those famous Indian Muslim restaurants on the CBD side of Cyberjaya. They are open for breakfast till dinner daily and the place tends to be very crowded all day long. I was looking for a place to have Nasi Lemak in the evening and that was when I was told that these guys do sell Nasi Lemak after 5 pm. Since they are a mere 3 minutes walk from my office, I decided to check the place out. 

Chicken Freshly Fried To Order

Teh Ais

Point Of Sale System In Place
The Nasi Lemak kiosk is located along the sidewalk of the restaurant. Not only do they sell Nasi Lemak, they also do Fried Chicken based on orders.The Sambal looked good and the aroma of the coconut rice was amazing. It is best to place your orders at the kiosk because then you get to choose the piece of Fried Chicken based on your preference. My Iced Tea arrived shortly and it was a good fix. My rating for this drink shall be 8/10. 

Fried Chicken
Their Fried Chicken was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. However, I felt that the marination could have been better. The technique of frying was perfect. Just that it lacked spices and surely had room for improvement. My rating for this shall be 7/10. 

Nasi Lemak With An Omelette

Crispy Fried Peanuts and Anchovies
Restoran Maju Utama's Nasi Lemak was pretty awesome. The rice was so delicious on it's own and the Fried Anchovies and Peanuts were crispy and fresh. Even the runny egg was so perfectly crafted. Not forgetting their Sambal which was spicy and good. Overall, this was one heavenly dish. My rating for this shall be 9/10. If you're looking for a good Nasi Lemak place in Cyberjaya, this would be a restaurant that I would recommend. 

Address: 4806-D-13A, CBD Perdana 2, Jalan Perdana, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Business Hours: 0630 - 2200 Daily

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Restoran Siaw Kwee @ Kajang, Selangor

Restoran Siaw Kwee is another restaurant in Kajang that sells the famous Kajang Hot Soup. Besides this dish, they also carry a number of other dishes that they have made a name for themselves. This restaurant is located on the Sungai Chua side of Kajang and throughout the day, this restaurant has a steady flow of customers and that is why they are open from as early as 9 am and stay open till 10.30 pm. 

Restoran Siaw Kwee In Taman Berjaya

Clean And Tidy Set Up

Sauces & Cutlery
The entire dining space is very organised and the place is clean and tidy. Service is efficient as well and the moment you are seated, someone will almost immediately attend to you. They do have their signature dishes posted on the walls but you could also ask for their menu which is very comprehensive in my opinion. All dishes comes with photographs and detailed narration. 

Hua Tiao Chicken @ RM 14.00
This is one of the signature dishes that Kajang is famous for and Siaw Kwee does a fabulous job with this. They were quite generous with the rice wine and the chicken chunks were more meaty. Taste wise, it was slightly different to their famous competitor, I guess it must be a twist that marks their own recipe. For me, I still prefer the other one over this and my rating for this shall be 8/10. 

Spicy Hot Soup @ RM 13.00
Their version of the Hot Soup was excellent. It had lots of pepper and the mix of pork and pork belly was just amazing. In terms of portion, I felt that these guys were more generous. Taste wise too, this was way better than their competitors. 9/10 is what I shall rate this. 

Spring Rolls @ RM 13.00

Delicious To The Last Bite
Pork Spring Rolls is another item that is famous in Kajang and Siaw Kwee does prepare an amazing one too. I could not choose between this and their competitors since both were slightly different and both tasted good in their own way. In terms of meatiness, I would say this was better. The external texture, their competitors were better. However, my rating for this shall be 9/10. 

Salted Egg Spare Ribs @ RM 24.00
This is a dish that is unique to this restaurant. I have not seen this kind of preparation in any other restaurant. The ribs were large and meaty and the salted egg batter was heavenly. A must try dish at this restaurant. For the portion, I felt that the price was acceptable despite this being much higher than the other dishes that we had this afternoon. Taste wise, I would rate this at 10/10. 

Our Bill
This is another restaurant that is extremely famous in Kajang mainly for their Kajang Hot Soup, Hua Tiao Chicken and Spring Rolls. Besides these, we also tried another dish that is unique to this restaurant and that was their Salted Egg Ribs which turned out to be heavenly. Prices are reasonable and the staffs are efficient. I wouldn't mind driving all the way from Kuala Lumpur solely for the good food that we get at this restaurant. A place that I would recommend.

Address: No. 274, Jalan Berjaya 9, Taman Berjaya, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Business Hours: 0930 - 2230 Monday - Friday
                            0900 - 2200 Weekends

Friday, 1 September 2017

Pork Lab @ Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

Recently, I discovered that there was this restaurant in Mont Kiara called Pork Lab and being a fan of Pork, I decided to check this place out. This restaurant is located inside 1 Mont Kiara Mall and it is located where Tony Romas used to be. 

Interior Of The Restaurant
The restaurant itself isn't that huge, probably they have only taken up a third of the space that Tony Romas used to occupy. They have both indoor and outdoor seating and I did find the place to be beautifully designed. 






Their menu comprises mostly of Pork based dishes and a handful of other meats. For vegetarians, there's one or two dishes as well. Despite this restaurant being in an upmarket residential area, I felt that the prices were quite reasonable. 

Cutlery

Sauces

Carlsberg @ RM 10.90
One thing that really impressed me was the Beer promotion. They had this all day promotion for RM 10.90 per mug which was a very good deal. Being in Mont Kiara, this is something that you hardly come across at this price. The beer was also served in ice chilled mugs. Excellent one to have here. 

100 gm Roast Pork @ RM 12.00
Being a place that specialises in Porky dishes, I had to give their Roast Pork a try. It cost us RM 12.00 per 100 gm which I felt was quite decent. The Roast Pork itself was very good. Crispy skin, juicy meat and the flavours were excellent. My rating for this shall be 8/10. 

Bacon Wrapped Cheese @ RM 15.00
Pigs In Blanket is the common name for this and usually, it is Sausages wrapped with Bacon. Here, it came with a twist to the original. They had cheese inside and it was so good. The cheese was semi solid, so you do get to taste the hot cheese oozing out of the Bacon which was a totally magnificent experience. An excellent sides not to be missed. My rating for this shall be 9/10. 

Mushroom Soup @ RM 13.00

Thick And Delicious
Their Mushroom Soup comes with a toasted Garlic Bread and it was priced at RM 13.00 . This isn't the off the shelf kind of Mushroom Soup. Totally made by them from scratch and it was very tasty. Made with a variety of mushrooms, you could actually taste the variations and the blend of flavours were awesome. Creamy and delicious and my rating for this shall be 8/10. 

Scrambled Eggs @ RM 3.00
Two large eggs scrambled to perfection and it was very reasonably priced at RM 3.00 . They were even very generous with the amount of milk used and it clearly showed it the taste. An excellent preparation that deserves a perfect 10/10. 

Pork Loin Chops @ RM 22.00
For me, this Pork Loin Chops was an above average dish. The pork loin itself was nicely done. Only setback was the sauce which tasted rather bland. Even with Lea & Perrins Sauce added to the broth which is how it is to be consumed, it still did not lift the taste. As an overall rating, I shall give this 7/10. 

Big Bong Burger @ RM 28.00
This is a burger that would satisfy the hunger pangs of a large eater. Two large burger patties were used to make this delicious burger and the variety of ingredients used were simply exceptional. Comes with lot's of fries too. If you're really hungry, then I would suggest this delicious burger. My rating for this shall be 8/10. 

Fish & Chips @ RM 20.00
Their Fish & Chips was a good dish and I was impressed with the portions. The fish itself was delicious and everything else that was served on that platter were equally good. Another good one to have here. My rating for this shall be 8/10. 

Our Bill For The Day
If you're looking for some amazing porky dishes, then I would recommend Pork Lab in 1 Mont Kiara. Service may be a little sloppy but the food is good. I do find them to be very reasonably priced as well. Not forgetting their Ice Cold Beer which was totally worth it. 

Address: 3, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

Business Hours: 1000 - 2200 Mon - Fri
                            0830 - 2200 Sat & Sun

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. 

Pumpkin

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