Fortune tellers usually say go for 8 but not 4, go for 18 but not 14. Feng Shui Master normally advice the same thing too. Most Chinese cannot be separated with 8 or 18. Superstitious? No harm in believing it right?
8 = rich and 18 = confirm rich in Cantonese. Is it really a confirm rich? Er.. I don’t have the concrete evidence to support it but Kedai Kopi 18 is the best example to prove it. WHY?
I first visited this place when I was a boy (now a half full fletched man.. hehe). Back then, the shop was fairly new but after many many years, the shop still remains unchanged. Slightly older perhaps.
The shop only closes on every fortnight (Tuesday). In terms of working hours, they already earn slightly more than others. Do a simple math and you will know how much extra that they earn.
On top of that, the customers are continuously visiting the shop non-stop. Most of their customers are from local neighborhood. Some even claimed that they are regular customers here.
Everytime, I encounter a big challenge in finding an empty table. Sometimes Ieven need to use my “charm” to get a seat …hehehe…
What is famous here? I ordered Fishball & prawn kuey teow soup, fishball noodles soup, Spicy noodles and 1/2 steam chicken. I prefer the clear soup rather than then spicy one. I don’t know why but I just love the taste of it.
The kuey teow is very thin and soft. Now, you don’t need to travel all the way to Restoran Onn Kee (Taugeh Ayam) in Ipoh, Perak for delicious and nice chicken hor fun. If you happen to come here, try the steam chicken and you will love it.
It is ok if you don’t read Chinese. Haha.. I didn’t know you are Banana . Hmm.. I don’t read Chinese too but what you need to know is the price for big bowl is RM 4.50 and small bowl is RM 4. Take away will charge an additional RM 0.20.
With the number of repeated customers on daily basis, I will let you decide if 18 is really a confirm rich or just a myth?
Kedai Kopi 18
Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.
Hey, do you want to learn Vietnamese language? My friend suggested that the best way to learn is to get a Vietnamese girlfriend. Beside a guarantee success, you will be fed with Vietnamese cuisine all the time.
If you are not that lucky, don’t be upset! I can resolve your food issue. While happily drying my wallet in KLCC, I came across DuViet Vietnamese Cuisine. Without hesitation, my guts feel tells me that this place will be good.
If you are hoping to dine in Vietnamese atmosphere, please forget about it! This restaurant is kind of modern and nothing resembles the Vietnamese culture. Most of the waiters/waitresses don’t speak Vietnamese language too.
This restaurant can get really crowded during lunch and dinner. So, either you avoid the peak hours or bring your earplug if you want to .
As many might know, Vietnamese cuisine can be very diverse, commonly split into north, central and south styles. Don’t ask me which style they are serving but this restaurant located at the south of KLCC.. hehe..
Luckily the menu is in both Vietnamese and English. With limited knowledge on Vietnamese cuisine, I decided to order house specialties as they can never go wrong. On my appetizer list are Stuffed Chicken Wings (6 pcs) and “Bahn Hoi” (Wrap & Roll Special Platter).
The chicken wings here are not the ordinary chicken wings. They are stuffed with meat, mushroom, egg, rice noodles etc. The wrap & roll platter taste as good as it sounds. A slight dip in the chili sauce will perfect the taste more.
There are too many house specialties, so I decided to try most of them. I ordered “Com Chien” (Du Viet Special Fried Rice), “Ca Nuong” (Grilled Lemongrass Fish on Banana Leaf), “Pho Ba Dac Biet” (Traditional Mixed Beed Noodle).
Considering that this is my first time dining in Vietnamese restaurant, I reserve my comments on all the dishes. How to compare if you don’t have the initial baseline, right?
All I can say is that I like the grilled fish very much. The taste is slightly different than SS2 Foodcourt and Lorong Selamat Ikan Bakar but is equally good. The fried rice and noodles are also yummy too.
Enough? Almost! I continued to order Mixed Vegetables and “Pho Hai San” (Special Seafood Soup Noodle). The vegetable is so so only but the seafood soup is deliciously nice. Slightly spicy but it is bearable. The seafood is quite fresh too !!!
The Homemade Lemongrass Ginger Tea is quite special. It tastes a bit awkward when I first drink it but I just love it now. You should probably give it a try also! I spent almost RM 200 for 2 person. Expensive? I think it is quite reasonable
Restaurant & Café DuViet Vietnamese Cuisine
Lot 416, Level 4, Suria KLCC,
50088 Kuala Lumpur
TEL: +603 – 2166 3630
When I say about chicken, what come to your mind? Prostitute? Or chicken rice? If you think of prostitute, you are a freaking pervert. Please bleach your brain before you continue.
If you are thinking of chicken rice, YES, I have a wonderful suggestion for you. All you need is just prepare your stomach for a fulfilling dinner.
Initially, I am intending to have a light dinner as part of my diet plan. DIET Plan? Hahaha.. that is a joke. How can TikkoSS survive without food right? BUT I ended up in Wing Thai Claypot Chicken Rice.
When talk about hawker stall, please lower your expectation on ambience, décor, cleanliness etc. What you truly need are good food, cheaper price and lastly, no stomachache.
Technically this stall is by the roadside. So, be prepared to get a little wet when it is raining and gets a little warm on normal days.
This stall still cook claypot chicken rice by using traditional charcoal cooking method despite the stall is old and not appealing from the exterior. Every single bowl will only be prepared once you order it.
This restaurant also serves soups and vegetables. If you are craving for herbal soup, vegetables soup and chicken soup, you can order it separately. The price is ranging starting from RM 5 – RM 10.
How can I miss the soup, right? I decided to try this coconut herbal chicken soup. It looks very special to me because the soup is prepared inside the coconut. Don’t ask me what they include in there as I am not the expert in Chinese Herbs.
The soup is considered little due to the size of the coconut but it is very refreshing. The chicken is soft and the soup is delicious. It tastes a little bit like coconut water + chicken soup. Hope my metaphor is truly reflected on the actual taste.
Salted fish, lap cheong (Chinese sosej) and chicken are the main ingredients. I know it looks deliciously tempting but don’t put into your mouth immediately or it will burn your tongue.
Every bite with salted fish and lap cheong make me wanting for more. I know if I ordered for one person portion, it will not be sufficient. So, I ordered 2 person portion instead.
Homemade herbal tea is nothing special and it only cost about RM 1.50.
Did I finish all? OF COURSE! I completely finished up the soup, rice and drink. This is a simple meal that cost me less than RM 20. Bottomless stomach maa.. hahaha… Will I come back again? Definitely!
Wing Tai Claypot Chicken Rice
Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.207318, 101.644070
The descendent of late 15th century Chinese immigrants to Nusantara is called Peranakan or many might know them as Baba-Nyonya. They practice Malay + Chinese culture and famous with their FOOD !
I took 639 years to locate Cheng Ho Court Chinese Restaurant before this and now it took me almost 6 centuries to locate Pernanakan descendent..hehe.. thanks to my sniffing ability to locate them.
After a long search, I found this restaurant, Peranakan Place in One Utama..
Like any other restaurants in shopping mall, this place is usually crowded with hungry customer during weekends. Nothing special about the interior décor except the lighting made of rattan basket.
Hungry Man is an Angry Man. I bet you heard about this proverb before. What surprise me is that their services are very efficient. None of the customer turns into Angry Man but mostly will turn into Happy Fat Man instead.
I’m not Angry Man when I was there but I am Angry Man now! My food photos make me hungry and craving for more calories.. sigh..
My usual order will be Peranakan Platter. It is a simply delicious all in one plate. It consists of grilled fish and chicken, vege, tofu and sambal. Normally, this set is just nice for one person but for small eater like me, need something extra.
Later I ordered Portugese Fried Mee, Nyonya Laksa and Mee Siam. This time, I went with 2 other friends of mine to increase the food try-out capacity. The fried mee tastes almost similar with mee mamak but slightly dry.
The Nyonya Laksa is also one of my favorite. Not spicy but slightly milky. The coconut milk fragrant and peppermint turns the simple yellow noodle into yummie noodles that I will definitely order again.
Mee Siam tastes like mee siam.. hehe.. how to explain more if the noodles is already better than nice right?
After FAT filling, desserts are a must. I ordered Cendol Mix Red Bean, Sour Sop Guava Longan and Water Chesnut. No complaint on all but I particularly like the Sour Sop Guava Longan. I think this is very special. Water Chesnut is good but not as good as Coconut Water Chestnut in Chakri Palace in Malaysia ??.
Overall, I spend about RM 77 for 3 person and will definitely come back to this place again. Good food is about satisfaction and this is one of it !
F221C First Floor, One Utama,
Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
TEL: +603 – 7728 8728
Chakri Palace is an official residence of the Kings of Thailand from 18th century onwards except the present King, King Bhumibol Adulyadej who resides at the Chitralada Palace.
What’s so great about it? Malaysia also has its very own Chakri Palace. Not the King’s Residence but Royal Thai Cuisine instead. Don’t expect to see any royal family but be prepared for a wonderful food here.
When you step in this restaurant, you will feel like you are crossing the border to our neighbor country, Thailand. If you haven’t seen the traditional Thai costume before, this is the right place.
Lost in translation? This is not a problem at all. Fluent Malay and English speaking waitress will provide you with good service.
What I usually order here? Considering that I have big appetite and limitless stomach, I ordered Pineapple Fried Rice, Seafood Tom Yum soup, Butter Egg Prawn and Gung Mae Num Phad (cashew nut prawn).
All prawn dishes? That is just a coincidence. Tom Yum is a dish that need not further explain. The clear and spicy soup is a good starter. If you are not a big eater, the big prawn can already fill half of your stomach.
Pineapple Fried Rice is really served with BIG pineapple. I am not sure if they include spices but the rice smell and taste good.
The buttery flavored prawn is very special in the way they prepared. Although the dish is slightly soaked in oil, I didn’t know that the combination of egg + butter can taste so yummie. Fattening? Er.. no one ask you to drink the oil right??
Last dish, Gung Mae Num Phad is so so only. Maybe because I already had enough of prawns but I remembered that the gravy + rice taste good too but I only try a spoon.
Yea yea yea.. now is the dessert time. Must try dessert? Definitely! Ai Tim Tab Tim Krob (Coconut Water Chesnut) and mango sticky rice can never go wrong. Actually sticky rice is just sticky rice but if sticky rice with coconut milk and mango, WOW, I love it.
Now comes the sad moment, the wallet bleeding time. I spent about RM 124 for this meal. Cheap? Expensive? I will let you decide if this place is worth spending for a nice dinner.
Lot 417B, Level 4, Suria KLCC, Shopping Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur.
TEL: +603 – 7955 0068
Driving around with empty stomach is like breathing in water. Wah.. both are not related wor. What I am trying to say is both are really torturing. When the stomach is calling, I am as ravenous as wolves.
On one fine day when I was driving around Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, my buddy routed me to this restaurant, May King. I wonder what exactly they are serving as the name is very appealing.
How’s parking? Parking is a big problem here but if you manage to get one, you will definitely not regret. This restaurant is always crowded with returning customers so the food must have certain standard.
When entering the restaurant, I am impressed with the cleanliness and the way how the food is prepared. The transparent kitchen is almost the same as Dragon-i @ Pavillion, KL. Even the drinks are prepared in a traditional and visible way.
Before you start asking me, I went with another friend of mine but both of us are considered “small” eater. We ordered Lum Mee King, Yummy Hor Fun, Signature Curry Mee, Homemade QQ Fish Balls and Deep Fried Tofu Roll.
The Lum Mee King, a must try noodles with starchy gravy tastes really really really good. The Yummy Hor Fun is using the same starchy gravy as Lum Mee King but the big fat noodle is replaced with Hor Fun.
If you are craving for coconut milk + curry + yellow noodles + prawns, the Signature Curry Mee is what you should order. I like the creamy tastes of the curry.
The tender fishball/meatballs and Deep Fried Tofu Roll are perfect side orders. Don’t worry, all these will not add too much of the FAT.. hehe.
We also ordered herbal tea and sugar cane drinks. Both of these drinks are not from can but are homemade. This time is not considered as big meal for us but just nice. All dishes were finished completely.
If you look at the menu, this restaurant only serves few dishes and snacks. Why do you need a long list if all are good and delicious, right? Look at price! The food here is not expensive too.
We only pay about RM 24 in total and I can tell you, this lunch is definitely worth the money. The service here is very efficient and friendly. What more I can say, the next time I visit this place, the owner even offer to buy me a lunch. Hehe..
Kedai Makanan May King
No. 38, Jalan Yew, Off Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
TEL: +603 – 92223740
Global warming is the culprit if cold place getting colder and hot place getting hotter. In hot and warm country like Malaysia, air condition is preferred or you will be soaked with sweat.
Any exception? Definitely! Lorong Selamat Ikan Bakar is one of it. A non air-conditioned hawker stall with big fan only. Try it during noon and you will know how many packets of tissue you need .
Sweat? Then why here? The freshly grilled fish is the main reason why I am here despite hot and warm. Ohh.. before I forget, the parking here is a big problem. I would suggest to travel by using Putra LRT and get down at Dato Keramat station.
There are varieties of grilled fishes here. Kembong (Mackerel), cencaru (Torpedo Scad), pari(Stingray), tetuka(Baby Stingray), terubuk (River Herring), siakap (Baramudi or Asian Seabass), kerapu (Grouper) and bawal (Pomfret) are the choices. The fishes are pre-marinated with turmeric and wrapped with banana leaves before grilling it.
Stingray is the only fish with cartilage and less bones so I decided to order it. I am like small kiddo right? Better be safe than get chocked later… hehe..
Most of the grilled fish are too dry and hard but this one, the meat is still soft and juicy. The marinated turmeric flavor together with the dip sauce makes me want to come back to this place again. Not to forget, the delicious chicken soup too.
How much do you think it will cost for a glass of pure fruit juice? I remember that I drank once in KLCC and it cost me about RM 10++. Not to mention it is a small glass and diluted. Over here, you only need to pay RM 5 for a big glass of pure mango drink.
Many asked me why I include empty plates in most of my food posts. No particular reason except to show that the food is really nice and I help the waitress to clean the plates
You might say that the price here is slightly expensive for hawker stall but I am willing to pay more if the quality of the food is above average. If you measure the portion, food quality and price, I am sure you will come again once you try it.
Ikan Bakar @ Lorong Selamat, KL
Vegetarian is a term used to describe a non-meat eater. In other words, they are herbivore . Human are born Omnivore so why do we want to restrict our daily consumption to only vegetables and grains?
The last time that I went to vegetarian shop was at Ba Xian Vegetarian Court (Air-cond). That was 3 months ago. I bumped into this Vegetarian Family Home while desperately hunting for food in Subang Jaya.
My instant respond was vegetarian AGAIN? But…but… my stomach was growling very loud so I resorted here rather than continue hunting.
This restaurant is no different than other vegetarian restaurant. Air conditioned, Buddhist songs on the background, simple dining table and chair and only has vegetarian menu..duh..
Like usual, there is also a common booth promoting some Buddhist album and variety of Vegetarian products. This is like a mini groceries store + restaurant + music arcade. Smart marketing strategy, right?
Rather than ordering the dishes from the wall menu, I headed straight to the ready cooked vegetarian dishes or else I will conk up with no supply to my tummy .
This is what I ordered. Curry lady finger, sambal long beans and vegetarian Char Siew (barbeque pork alike) stick. IF you cannot withstand the spicy food, don’t try the first two.
The vegetarian Char Siew stick is very creatively prepared. The ‘meat’ is actually made of bean curd. I would not say that the texture is like real char siew but it is a close matched. The sweet barbeque sauce and sesame make the taste perfect.
This is the first vegetarian restaurant that I know with facebook link. Mark Zuckerberg is going to be very delighted to know about this.
This restaurant also provides catering service for buffet, full moon celebration, birthday party, house party and special occasion. Give them a call and find out more!
Vegetarian Family Home
131, Jalan SS15/5A, Subang Jaya,
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Cellphone: +6016 – 330 2733
Recently, our world is experiencing economy crisis. Recently? A bit superannuated don’t you think? Hmm.. but we are still undergoing the after effect until now.
Credit card becomes a popular device that can be a lifesaver on the rainy days or bane to your life. I am not in debt but enjoying the privilege of the rebate and gift voucher instead. Smart isn’t it?
Last week, I received RM 50 cash voucher from CIMB which led me to Tai Thong for a wonderful Dim Sum breakfast. Is it enough? Nah.. please expect to be slightly more expensive than Restoran EDEN Dim Sum City.
Big eater like me has its own disadvantage when comes to dim sum. Don’t ask me why, ok? The portion is simply too small :( .
So, I take the honor to order Char Siew (barbecued pork), Siew Yok (Roasted Pork), fried mushroom, fried carrot cake, stew pork and spring roll to fill my stomach.
Let’s see. I like most of the dishes that I ordered but those are just the side orders. Not really the dim sum tho.
Now is the dim sum time. I ordered custard bun, fried yam, hark kau (prawn), fried prawn roll and chee cheong fun (rice noodle roll). Is that all? Er.. not really.. some already in my stomach before I snap the photos .
The custard bun here is not so impressive. I still prefer custard bun in Dragon-i @ Pavillion, KL. The har kow and fried prawn roll taste great with big juicy prawns. The char siew chee cheong fun with light soy sauce tastes as good as many chee cheong fun that I tried before.
What I like most is the fried yam. On the outside is the crispy yam skin and on the inside is filled with pork. PORK? Oh yea.. you know my favorite dish is always related to pork, right ?.
After minus RM 50, I still need to pay approximately RM 60 for this meal. You can say it is quite pricy but I finished all the dishes and dim sum I ordered with 2 other friends. It is really satisFATing!
Tai Thong Odeon Restaurant
Ground Floor, Odean Club,
Jalan Ambong Kanan 1,
52000 Kuala Lumpur.
TEL: +603 – 6257 7918, +603 – 6257 7915