It is always a hassle to find a right place for dinner. Do you agree ? Good food are everywhere but WHERE actually? Sometimes, it takes me about few hours to drive around to find a suitable place for nice and cheap food. Nice and Cheap? I can easily find cheap food, mamak stall is one of it but finding nice and cheap food is a big challenge.
Everytime, when you hope for your friend to bring you to nice places, they will end up saying “cin cai” la .. If you know mandarin, probably you will think of ’green vegetables’ but it is actually means “anything”. Lesson learnt is, the next time you plan to open a food stall, name it CIN CAI. I am sure you will get unconditional customers and free publicity. hehe.
If you cannot think of a place or not wanting cin cai, go to BIG BROTHER. Don’t worry, this is not the Gangster or Mafia BIG BROTHER. This shop is called Restoran Tai Dee. Tai Dee = BIG BROTHER in mandarin. The restaurant is located in Kepong, not a super high class restaurant but you can get a decent with cheap and nice food.
As part of respecting elderly or friends, you will start to ask them what they plan to eat. AGAIN, they will replied “cin cai” la. So, many times, I ended ordering green vegetables as one of the must dish. If they said cin cai again, I will say, “I already ordered it. Anything else? “. Good thing is, I get to ordered all food that I like and this time, I ordered few delicious dishes.
As a meateater and “chu yok” (pork) lover, I ordered Marmite Pork, cin cai (not a fan of green vegetables tho), ”Cheong Jing” (steam salted) fish and home made tofu. I know a lot guys like to eat “tofu” (taking advantage of girls) too .. hehe .. Since I am a guy too, I am one of them. Ops ! What I mean is I like to eat the real tofu. This deep fried home made tofu is very tasty. It serves with thai chili sause.
The fish is my favorite of all. The sause is the perfect combination of spicy+salty+sweet+sour. Sometimes, only the sause with rice is already fulfilling. So, if you are broke, just tell the boss, “Boss give me one big bowl of rice, with Cheong Jing sause. Try it, if you don’t believe me.
Always actions speak louder than words. Four of us managed to finish all the dishes including the fish sause. It only cost us about RM 51 including drinks (average of RM 13 per person) and you get fish, meat, vegetables and tofu. Nice and cheap place indeed. Oh ya.. this restaurant provide catering services too. Satisfy with my dinner and now, let me share with you some details of the restaurant.
Restoran Tai Dee
67, Jalan 3/36, Sri Bukit Bintang, 52100 Kepong, KL.
Phone: +603 – 6272 1216, +6012 – 656 4234