Fish Ball Cauliflower
½ Cauliflower (Cut pieces)
½ Carrot (Slices)
7 Fish Ball (Cut half each)
5 Fu Chuk (Sliced in 0.5inch each)
6 Cloves Garlic (Chopped fine)
¼ Cup warm water
½ Tsp TikkoSS’s Secret Ingredient
½ Tbsp Oyster Sauce
½ Tbsp Soy sauce
1 Pinch Sugar
½ Tsp Corn flour
1 Tbsp Water
- Boil cauliflower and carrot for 3 mins in boiling water. Sieve and put aside.
- Heat the wok with 2 table spoons of oil. Fry garlic until fragrant and golden brown.
- Fry cauliflower, carrot and fu chuk until soft. Add fish balls.
- Add Mixture A and simmer for 5 mins.
- Add in Mixture B and ready to be served.
Have you ever walk for about 1.5 hour to get a decent breakfast? I have to be clear here. I am not trying to go on diet or wake up “seven early eight early” (direct translation from Cantonese) for an exercise first before breakfast.
All I did was to save RM 15 taxi ride from my hotel to this place, Good Taste Bak Kut Teh Restaurant at Miri Centerpoint. Not trying to be stingy here but I thought that the distance is quite near until I actually experienced it.
Clean Chinese restaurant? Yea, this is one of it. This restaurant is partially air conditioned. The kitchen is “see through” so you know what is going into ur food (I tried to steal some secret recipe but the mission fail.. too many secret ingredients in it)
Ok, I ordered 3 bowls of Bak Kut Teh for my breakfast. You actually believe it? Nah, I am just pulling your leg. This restaurant not only serves Bak Kut Teh but they serve various types of noodles.
What I like is the pan mee, both the soup and the dry pan mee. Ohh, before I forget, the pan mee only available from 7 am to 10 am. If you miss the window, too bad, you just need to wait for the next day.
Look nice leh. The fried anchovies and mushrooms are my favorite ingredient. The pan mee texture is slightly rubbery (not sure if I use the right expression) and nice to chew. I thought the dry pan mee is just the mixture of soy sauce and pan mee but of coz it is not that simple.
Don’t ask me how they were made but I think the dry pan mee is the perfect combination in term of taste, ingredient, portion and price too. Give it a try and I am sure you will crave for more.
If you are not a fan of dry stuffs, try this soup pan mee. I bet the ingredient is almost similar to dry pan except with soup of course. I don’t know what they include in the soup but it is refreshing and strong taste of stock.
MSG? I don’t know but I just love it. Normally I will dry the soup till the last drop. Hehe..This soup pan mee is actually comparable with KK Pan Mee @ Taman Usahawan, Kepong.
Oh this is new to me, having Penang Char Kuey Teow in Miri. Hehe. Why is it Penang Char Kuey Teow? I) it stated there Penang Char Kuey Teow in menu… duh (lame) ii) got lap cheong (Chinese sosej) and sea ham (cockles) iii) serve in banana leave.. hehe
I will not compare the taste with Kafe Heng Huat @ Lorong Selamat because on is literally in Penang and one is not. LOL but this is one of the most decent Penang Char Kuey Teow that I can manage to find in Miri.
If you are foreigner or tourist, don’t worry, you will not get slaughter here. All the pricelist is published on the wall. This restaurant not only serves Bak Kut Teh, Pan Mee, Char Kuey Teow but also cook ala carte dishes.
Look! I only pay RM 17.10 for this breakfast including drinks. Not so expensive afterall. That’s why you should try it too!
Good Taste Bak Kut The Restaurant
Lot. 1391 & 1392, Jalan Kubu,
Centre Point Commercial Centre, Phase 2,
98000 Miri, Sarawak.
TEL: +6085 – 42 1392
What is good about Miri? Beside the best cinema (the one and only cinema) with cockroach, all I can think of is cheap seafood. Ops.. I am just being sarcastic about the cinema but damn serious about the cheap seafood. Almost every restaurant sells cheap seafood.
Have a think about it. If every restaurant sells seafood, which one is the best? There is no such thing as the best but I can direct you to a nice restaurant, Sea Village Sea Food Restaurant. The restaurant is located by the Miri river bank. If you are lucky, you will get to see the boat cruising through.
Now is the best time to visit this restaurant. Not so hot and not so cold at night. This restaurant is an open air restaurant but of course you can dine in shaded place too.
If you look at the surrounding, you know that I am not aiming for fine dining but a fulfilling dinner instead. I only ordered 3 dishes here but I can tell you upfront that the portion is big. I mean really big. Don’t worry about the bills later as I have been to this place for ample of times and I am still coming back.
Although I preferred to be called meat eater, I ordered a simple stir fried vegetables to disguise myself. Nothing special about this dish. In fact, this is another dish that I usual ordered to make myself more human. I mean omnivore and also to complete my balance diet. LOL
Now is the time for main dish (previous one is just side order.. hehe). I have ordered 1kg of Mongolian Style Crabs. Yes you heard me right, 1kg! Guess how much does it cost? RM 80? RM 50? Nah.. not so expensive. It only cost me about RM 20 for 1kg of crabs. Good deal isn’t it?
What is Mongolian style? Mongolian style means slightly sweet, spicy and creamy with black pepperish taste. If you like to eat the crab egg, you can request from the waiters to choose for female crabs (more chance to get the crab eggs but no gurantee).
Ohh, this place did not provide either small hammer or shell crusher. Either bring your own or use ur own teeth to bite. Try not ask from the waiter. This is what happens when I asked from the waiter. He literally brought a big spoon for me. I asked, “Why are you bringing me the spoon?” he replied, “We don’t have small hammer, maybe you can use this to break the shell.” That really burst into my laughter. Breaking hard shell with spoon??
Another set of specialty here is the home fried chicken with salt-lime dip. The crispy chicken skins taste awesome when it serves straight from the frying pan. The downside is you can only order for whole bird. They don’t serve smaller portion than that.
Let me tell you, hungry TikkoSS can finish almost anything. One bird? It is never a big problem BUT it is a real problem when I have to finish the whole bird + 1kg of crabs + 1 vegetables + coconut drinks. I can tell you even my bottomless stomach faced some challenge at that time. If you follow my blog long enough, you know I don’t waste food that I ordered. So, did I finish it?
Ohh.. Absolutely. I felt abit bloated after completing this meal but hey, I felt very satisfied. Not to be disgusting here to post the empty plates but I took about 2.5 hours to complete this dinner. I can tell you, everyone looks at me in a very strange way.
I can sense that they were wondering what this man trying to proof. Order so much. I am sure some of them even betting if I can finish all. Well, if they did, they will be in great disappointment because I finished all the dishes as usual. It is a total SatisFATing.
How much did I pay? Only RM 50.40! Oh yea, this dinner is really cheap. That is why I said earlier, I will come back to this place again.
Sea Village Sea Food Restaurant
How do you feel when you skip blogging for few days? Normal? That is so not normal to me. How can I abandon my blog even for a single day? But, this is something that I have to deal with when I was in Miri recently.
If you want to go online, the hotel will charge you RM30 ++ for 1 hour or RM 60++ for one whole day. I might be desperately needed to connect to virtual world but I am not willing to pay for that amount. One month of streamyx only cost about RM88. Pardon me but I am not stupid or super damn rich.
I know many of you was wondering what happen to me in Miri, so I decided to leak a little information about what’s nice in Miri. Not sexy girl, not big bungalow but FOOD of course.
Calling for cheap seafood, how can it be compared with SEAFOOD in Tanjung Seafood Restaurant? Please don’t expect to be fully air-conditioned or high class restaurant but this is another typical Miri restaurant that might not look appealing from the outlook but I can tell you, there hidden gems beneath every dish.
If you seriously have no clue on what is good over here, try “Bilin”. Is a sorta green vegetables stir fried with red wine that only available in Miri or Sarawak (I think). Some of my friends told me you get this vegetable from Cameron Highland but I never see it myself YET.
Don’t worry! You won’t get drunk from the red wine. Hehe.
Ohh..I ordered kam heong cockles. As you can see, they removed half of the shells to make the portion looks bigger. Lol. I bet this is similar in most of the restaurants. It is called “Restaurant’s Optic Illusion”.
This dish is good but slightly spicy. Somehow I will not rank it as one of my favorites. Well, fat people are lazy and same goes to me. If they removed the shells completely, I will consider on putting this dish in my food wishlist
Ohh.. not knowing what else is good here, I decided to ask the ask the waiter to recommend. Let me quoted what she said, “You like to eat tofu? Guys normally like to eat tofu. We got very nice tofu here with some broccoli and mushroom. Feelling weird (try stop that tofu topic), I just said,”Ok. Give me one!”
When the dish is served, I thought this dish will definitely cost more than RM 50. Look at the ingredients. It has sea cucumber, abalone mushroom, big prawn, etc. All looks so expensive! I have strong feeling that I got slaughter this time. Maybe I look like a damn stupid tourist with my DSLR.
Not to “potong steam” while eating so, I decided to eat first, worry about the bill later. No doubt this dish is really good. No wonder the waiter said a lot of customer ordered this. (although I thought she is lying to me at that time.. where got people say their dish not nice, right?)
And the main highlight, Sweet and sour crabs. In Miri, you can easily order crabs dishes and you don’t need to wait for “CRAB Seasons”. They have variety of cooking style from spicy to sweet and sour, from local to international style and many more.
Normally I don’t eat crab when I am outside. To maintain my image and reputation maa but since I am alone, wth, just go for it. Ok! Please stop imagining how I look like while eating crab! Not to brag but I know I look good all the time. LOL.. puke..
One “must try” drink in Miri beside Kokoberry Bubble Milk Tea is 3 layer drinks. I know I wrote about 3 layer drinks in ABC Food’s Corner but this is totally different. The last layer is barley green (xiao mai chao) instead of coconut sugar.
Guess how much I paid for all these? Considering that I mentioned I might get slaughter? I only paid about RM48.30 for this meal. Cheap isn’t it? I bet you will not get the similar quality or portion in KL. If you happen to drop by Miri, go try it out. The restaurant is just right infront of Marriot Hotel.
Tanjung Seafood Restaurant Miri, Sarawak
A gadget noob just bought a smartphone with wireless capability and happily explored it. All of the sudden,the battery flat off.
“The brochure claimed that it can lasted for 8 hours but now I have only used it for 8 min. I think there is something wrong with the phone”, he whispered to himself silently.
“Ohh, I must have forgotten to charge it earlier. Erm the instruction said connect the charger to the power supply to charge the phone”, he carefully read and follow the instruction.
After few minutes later,the phone is still not working. He lost his temper n started to curse,”I guess I have been cheated. The phone only lasted for 8min and the charger is spoilt”. He decided to call the service centre and lodged a complaint.
“Hello, sir how can I help you”, asked the customer service officer politely. “I’ve been cheated by your company. The wireless phone that i just bought few hours ago is spoilt now! I cannot even turn on the phone! the charger is spoilt too!” he complaint.
“Please calm down, sir. Our company is a reputable company. All our products are being tested before we sell them to our customers. Maybe I can assist you. Did you follow the instruction to charge the phone first?” The officer patiently explained.
He responded agitatedly,”Yes, I did. I know I’m new to this gadget but I did followed the instruction. I plugged in the charger to the power supply but the phone is still not working!”
The operator felt slightly awkward as this issue has never been raised before. So, he curiously asked,”Can you please check if the charger connection to phone is properly inserted?” he paused awhile and replied, “Do I need to do that?” the officer nearly burst out of his laughter but he answered professionally,”Sir,you need to connect the charger to both the power supply and your phone in order to charge it.”
He sarcastically responded,”I thought it is a wireless smartphone or this is another marketing gimmick? This confirmed that i have been cheated because The phone is not so smart afterall !”
Someone asked me, “TikkoSS, you eat so much but how come your tummy still not inflated?” Er.. Honestly, I don’t know. It either my intestine did not absorb properly or I’m continuously feeding BIG HUNGRY WORMS in my stomach.
Knowing the facts that I love to eat and wanting to feed my tummy badly, my friend usually call me when they find out some nice or new restaurant. Not necessary high class restaurant, even simple roadside restaurant will do. This time they bring me to Restoran Wah Tin in Kepong.
I’m totally into sitting by roadside and have a nice dinner. Not romantic but with low lighting and carbon monoxide, I am sure it can add some flavor to it. If you’re more of a hygienic person, well, you can go to the air condition section but you will lose out the “environmental touch” then.
Sometime this restaurant is giving out pretty attractive deal. RM 5 for a bowl of sharkfin for instance or Big Crab for only RM12. As you know, as sharkfin lover, how can I resist this temptation, right?
Not to grumble but a bowl of sharkfin just ain’t going to be enough for me. The waiter suggested steam egg with century eggs, stew Japanese tofu and green vegetables. Probably these are the few common dishes that they are good at.
No questions about it because they really good in preparing these “common dishes”. I wouldn’t be surprised if other restaurant also can also do the same. Personally, I enjoyed the stew Japanese Tofu. The way they prepare the tofu gravy tastes almost similar to sharkfin soup. Yum yum !
Also, I have ordered my all time favorite, Cheong Jing Fish. The sauce is somewhat different from what I had in Restoran Taman Batu @ Jalan Kuching or Restoran Tai Dee @ Kepong. Different doesn’t mean it is not good. Just that this time the lards are visible. I know tasty food is never healthy but it is just hard to resist the lard + the Cheong Jing Sauce.
Lastly I ordered a pork dish. This one they served with man tou. I totally forget what is this dish called but if you just tell the waiter the Chiu Pai Pai Kuat (house specialty pork rib), I am pretty sure they know. This is totally a must try dishes.
We spent about RM 130 including drinks for a table for four. Will I come back again? For the sake of the Chiu Pai Pai Kuat, oh yea.. I will come back for sure.
Restoran Wah Tin @ Kepong
343, Batu 7, Jalan Kepong, Kuala Lumpur,
52100 Wilayah Persekutuan
Tel: + 603 – 6277 1078