Brunch @PD Fung Hai Kopitiam

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Gloomy sky on Sunday. Hence, the weather was really nice to take a stroll at the beach. Took a drive to Port Dickson.

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We picked seashells, sat by the beach listening to the sea waves. We also spotted plenty of baby crabs.

However we couldn’t stay long, it starting to get hot as it approaching 11am.

We shall proceed to brunch. Recently found out about this kopitiam when someone shared it on social media. Otherwise I wouldn’t know what to eat during the day in Port Dickson, other than fast food.

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PD Fung Hai Kopitiam is a Hainanese Kopitiam located at Port Dickson town. Few doors away from Public Bank. I want to give it a try because I love Hainan Chicken Chop. ๐Ÿ™‚

The kopitiam was crowded upon our arrival. Luckily managed to get a vacant table as the previous customer has settled and about to leave.

A lady came over to take our order. She informed us that, Hainan Chicken Chop require some waiting time. I saw some customers eating half way, some were still waiting for their food to arrive.

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Charcoal Grill Bread (Roti Bakar) came first to fill our tummy.

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Sandwiched in between was kaya spread and a slice of butter. It was nice and old-skool.

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I ordered a cuppa Milk Tea (Teh Susu) while the rest ordered Ice Lemon Tea. The Ice Lemon Tea was good.

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Mee Hailam came before the rest.

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We ordered 2 plates of Hainan Chicken Chop.

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Fried de-boned chicken thighย then drenched in brown onion gravy, fried potatoes, tomatoes and peas. Meat was juicy and tender. While the gravy tasted good as well. I felt it was worth the wait. We enjoyed eating this Hainan Chicken Chop. Moreover I like that they served it with lots of gravy! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Singapore Fried Mee Hoon may not look good in appearance. Furthermore it look lumpy. But has the ‘wok hei’ and tastiness is there.

 

Verdict : We waited quite sometime for the food to arrive. I think the kitchen could not manage big volume. Be prepare for the waiting time especially on weekends. However the food was good. Total bill came to RM47.

 

PD Fung Hai Kopitiam

Address: Jalan Pantai, Kampung Bahasa Kapor, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Operation Hours: Open daily (11am – 4pm) Closed on Thursdays
*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*Cash term*
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Makan Makan @Ipoh 2017

End of last year I made a short trip to Ipoh for a short gateway.

People said Ipoh has many nice food. Although I spend a day at the theme park, but I try my best to cover as much as I could. In this post, I will share what I had, be it nice or not so nice. ๐Ÿ™‚

As soon as I reached Ipoh at around 4pm, our first stop was Ipoh Hor Fun in town.

1) Restoran Thean Chun

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Restoran Thean Chun is an old shop located at Ipoh Old Town.

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It was crowded during weekend. May be because it is a well known place among tourists.

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I noticed that most of the workers here are quite elderly. They are in charge of the drinks.

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The one thing that everyone said must try, is the Caramel Egg Custard. I would say its very smooth and nice. But abit tad sweet if you are not into sweet stuffs.

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Do not miss a chance to have Ipoh Coffee when you are in Ipoh. The iced coffee is rich.

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We also ordered 2 bowls of Kai Si Hor Fun, Steamed Chicken and Ipoh Bean Sprout. Total price was about RM37.

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Plate of plump and crunchy bean sprout.

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A bowl of Kai Si Hor Fun (flat rice noodle with shredded chicken and prawn. The hor fun was smooth, prawn was fresh while the broth was quite flavorful but not that rich. I felt it was okay, but mom claimed it just average. Its all depends on individual’s palate.

The good thing about Thean Chun is that, it not only serves one food, but it has quite a variation. E.g: Curry noodle, Pork Satay, Popiah. Moreover opposite the restaurant is the tourist spot, The Concubine Lane.

Restoran Thean Chun

Address: 73, Jalan Bandar Timah, 31650 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Operation Hours: (Open daily) 9.30am – 4pm,
9.30am-12am(Sundays)
Phone: 05-255 3076

2) Tong Sui Kai

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Just as the sky gets dark, this street became alive. With long stretch of food stalls on both ways. It is named Tong Sui Kai in cantonese. Literally translated as Dessert Street. Not only serving desserts but wide choice of hawker /street food. If your stomach has big space, then you got the chance to try more food.

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We were there at about 7.30pm. Crowd start to build up later at 8pm onward.

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Each stall has its own number. Same goes to the dining tables. Please remember your seating table number. You will need to inform the food seller for them to bring over your food.

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Assorted Siew Mai & Fishball.

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Braised Duck Feet. You can skip this. Because it wasn’t that nice. Meat was tough.

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Char Kuey Teow was quite nice. But can’t remember which stall. As we seated, the Char Kuey Teow lady came over to approach us. LOL!

We ordered Kerang Rebus, Keropok with Rojak Sauce and Sotong Kangkung from stall No.28 which I felt quite nice. Then we ordered drinks and Longan tongsui from stall No.27. I didn’t order any shaved ice dessert because nobody wants to share with me ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Tong Sui Kai

Address: Jln Sultan Ekram, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Negeri Perak.
Operation Hours: 6pm – 2am (Open daily)

3) Nam Heong Ipoh Soho

Makan Makan Ipoh

Just before we depart to Lost World of Tambun, we decided to have our breakfast at Nam Heong Ipoh. We thought to give a try at Nam Heong Soho instead of Nam Heong at Ipoh old town.

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No doubt the place is cosy, air-conditioned and spacious.

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Self ordering basis via iPad.

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Drinks are not bad especially coffee.

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Wantan Mee – RM9.90

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Dry Curry Noodle – RM9.90

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Wat Dan Hor – RM10.90

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Egg on Toast – RM4.90. Egg on toast is a popular thing in Ipoh.

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Egg Tarts (6pcs) – RM12.50

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The food prices here are on the higher side. However I felt that the food are just average.

On recent news, Nam Heong Ipoh Soho has brought in 6 robot waitress to serve the diners here. It definitely draw more crowd over the curiosity.

Nam Heong Ipoh Soho

Address: Block B,2-15, Ipoh Soho, Shah,, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Operating hours: 8am-6pm (Monday-Friday) 8am-10pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Phone: 05-246 0521

4) Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum

This dim sum restaurant is just a short walking distance from the hotel we stayed. We decided to give a try to Ming Court instead of the popular Foh San which is just opposite to each other. Both are equally crowded.

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Ming Court dim sum is pretty ol-skool, from environment to dim sum. I got the feeling that I’m dining in Hong Kong with Cantonese speaking servers, sharing table and crowd.

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Servers will fill the tray with dim sums and approach the diners from table to table. You can see the real item and pick your choice of dim sum. Be it deep fried, steam or dessert as well.

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The dim sum prices aren’t expensive. Moreover the dim sum tasted good too.

Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum

Address: 36, Jalan Leong Sin Nam, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Operating hours: 6am – 12.30pm (Closed on Thursdays)
Phone: 05-255 7134

5) Dai Shu Geok (Big Tree Foot)

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When you mentioned about Dai Shu Geok, many people would be referring to the Yong Tau Fu. It is actually a food court with Big Tree next to it.

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Spotted the busy kitchen with constantly frying the stuffed items (vegetables/beancurd).

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Everything looks so nice and tempting. Pick your own stuffed items then fill the basket which later pass to the person in charge either to take away(dapao) or dine there. You can also add on noodles on top of these yong tau fu.

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It surprises me when the total bill came cheaper than I expected to be. If I’m not mistaken, the yong tau fu here is priced at RM0.80/piece. In Seremban, a piece of Yong Tau Fu could easily price at RM1 – RM1.30.

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If you are having Yong Tau Fu here, do not forget to order their Assam Laksa too.. Which cost only RM3.50/bowl. The above photo was bowls of assam laksa with condiments before adding the broth. The broth was rich in flavors!

Dai Shu Geok (Big Tree Foot)

Address: Jalan King, Off Jalan Pasir Pinji, 31650, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, 31650 Ipoh
Operating hour: 8.30am – 5.30pm (Open daily)
Phone: 012-524 5408

6) Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken

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Salted Chicken (Salt Baked Chicken) is a famous dish in Ipoh. At Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken, the salted chicken is readily packed so that it is convenient for buyer to bring it home or as a souvenir. In Ipoh, there are many many seller with different names. I have tasted several salted chicken, some were either too salty or the meat was tough. Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken is not too salty with hint of Chinese herbs and the chicken meat is tender too.

Price : RM21 (whole chicken)

Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken

Address: Ayam Garam Aun Kheng Lim, 24, Jalan Theatre, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
Operating hours: 9am – 7pm (Open daily)
Phone: 05-254 2998

7) Guan Heong Biscuit Shop

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Before we leave Ipoh, we decided to drop by Guan Heong Biscuit Shop to purchase some local biscuits to bring it home as souvenir and sendiri makan.
“Guan Heong” is the FIRST BISCUIT SHOP in IPOH town with 100 years of heritage (since 1918) and is famous for its Meat Floss Biscuit, Hawaiian Biscuit and Salted Bean Biscuit.

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A small shop that is packed with varieties of biscuits.

I did blogged about their signature meat floss biscuit, sometime ago. You can read it HERE.

Guan Heong Biscuit Shop

Address: Jalan Sultan Iskandar, Taman Jubilee, 30000 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Operating hours: 9am – 7pm (Monday-Saturday) 9am-6pm (Sundays)
Phone: 05-241 2399

8) Pun Chun Restaurant

People usually made a pit stop at Bidor before or after visiting Ipoh. Approximately an hour drive, to try the famous duck noodle here at Bidor. Hence this restaurant can be quite crowded during peak season. i.e: long holidays/long weekends.

At Pun Chun Restaurant, they not only serve Duck Noodle, but there are also wantan mee, chicken rice and local biscuits are available too.

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We ordered the soup version as well the dry version (kon lou). RM8 per serving.

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For dry version, it will serve with a plate of springy egg noodle in dark soy sauce plus a separate serving of piping hot bowl of herbal duck soup. If you want to have a good taste of the duck soup itself, please avoid ordering the soup version. It taste rather bland. Kinda sad too that the flavors wasn’t as good as I had it 6 years back.

Oh ya, the Iced Coffee is definitely worth ordering.

Pun Chun Restaurant

Address: 38-40, Jalan Besar, 35500 Bidor, Negeri Perak
Operating hours: 6am – 9pm (Open daily)
Phone: 05-434 1554
*solely based on writer's own opinion*

If you have your favorite makan place in Ipoh, why not share it with me and readers here. Thanking you in advanced. ๐Ÿ™‚

Wanhoi YAMCH’A @Sky Avenue, Genting

With the newly opened Sky Avenue at Genting, you’ll be surprised with the food varieties. One should not worry about feeling hungry. Instead you will be spoilt with choice. Price from moderate to expensive, from Asian to Western food.

On my recent visit to Genting, I settled my lunch at Wanhoi YAMCH’A. I google about this place and discovered something cute and fancy here. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Wanhoi YAMCH’A is a restaurant inspired by the renowned Oversea Group. Serving Malaysian Cantonese cuisine.

Besides that, dim sum is also available at Wanhoi YAMCH’A.

The interior is quite classy yet modern.

Part of the menu to show you the prices.

Crispy Pork in Sweet & Sour Sauce (RM38.80). It tasted like ‘Ku Lou Yuk’, but this has a crispy texture because the pork is thinly sliced then deep fried. Next, its coated with caramelized sweet and sour sauce. Its quite an additive and appetizing dish.

Stir Fried Kangkung Special Sauce (RM28.80) was a mouth watering dish. It may looks simple, but the flavors were good. With the hint of spiciness from the cili padi (bird-eye chili), and shrimp paste to enhance the flavors of this dish.

BBQ Pork Belly (28.80), was alright. Not the best I’ve eaten.

The above dishes were eaten with white rice (RM3.50/bowl)

 

We wanted more. Hence we would also love to try their dim sum which claimed to made fresh.

Steamed Pork Ribs (RM11.80)

Siew Mai (RM12.80) . The siew mai however was just average, not memorable.

BBQ Pork Bun in Zhu Zai Shape (RM14.80). Consist of 2 adorable piggy steamed buns served hot in basket.

Pao dough has good consistency while the BBQ Pork filling was tasty. Glad that the pao dough wasn’t too thick.

Custard Pau (RM14.80)

“Wuek…I spit custard..” ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Isn’t this pau looking cute? It is a steamed bun which is served hot. This yellow looking creature (pau) is filled with runny salted egg custard which literally ooze out once you take a bite. Very nice I felt.

A lovely pair of bird in a cage!! Salted Egg Yolk Lotus Paste Filling (RM15.80)

This dish really caught my attention.

The pastry is a buttery kind like what we had for Shanghai Mooncake. Its filled with smooth lotus paste.

Verdict : Food prices are on high side, food portion also quite small. But luckily the overall food taste was acceptable and quite satisfying.

 

Wanhoi YAMCH’A (near PictureHouse Cinema)

Level T2, Sky Avenue,, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

Operation Hours: 11am – 10pm

Contact Number: +60 3-2144 9911

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*imposed 10% service charge*
*Genting member entitled to 10% discount*

 

 

 

Chili Fighter @Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2

source from Chili Fighter

Chili Fighter, a new restaurant is opened at Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2. But what do they serve? Looking by its name, I could sensed something flaming there ๐Ÿ˜€

Let’s check it out.

The modern and sophisticated interior. Furthermore, it is cosy and air conditioned giving you the comfortability of dining experience with family and friends.

At Chili Fighter, its a whole new dining experience in Seremban. Bringing to you the Sichuan flavors all the way from China.

Where did you get the inspiration to open this restaurant in Seremban?

During my trip to China, I tasted the food there which I felt it was delicious. This is one of the popular food there. Hence it gave me the inspiration to start up one here in Seremban. I made several trips there; for the recipe, the ingredients. Apart from that, my chefs were sent there for training to ensure the flavors and taste are alike, replied Mr. Ang the owner of Chili Fighter.

A simple menu showing how to place an order.

Step 1: Select Vegetable/Meat

Step 2: Select Flavor (different types of chili flavor)

Step 3: Select the level of spiciness (super spicy,spicy, average or mild)

Although the menu is only printed in Chinese, but the staffs may assist you upon ordering.
(By the way, they are in the midst of preparing the English menu)

Ingredients are nicely arranged in trays in the refrigerator to retain its freshness.

The non-cooked ingredients are of assorted vegetables, meat & seafood.


Helen, helping herself to pick her choice of ingredients to be cook by the chef later on.

One of the staff there trying to explain to Helen, that for ingredients that are weighed above 500gram, you can choose to cook it in 2 different flavors.

Price is determined by its weight.Hence, you can see that the ingredients that we’ve picked is been weighed.
Sichuan cuisine, from Sichuan Province, is famous for its particularly “mรกlร ” numbingย (้บป) and spicyย (่พฃ)ย  taste resulting from liberal use of garlic and chili peppers, as well as the unique numbing flavor of Sichuan peppercorn.

We were recommended with the Crystal Fish (fish price varies from RM70 to RM90 depending on type of fish). Price is inclusive of ingredients as shown in photo. You may have some additional add on orders from the menu. i.e: extra lotus roots, vegetables, & etc. The fish dish portion is quite big. Above is “mรกlร ” flavor. I can take spicy food. But with ‘average spicy’ level is already sufficient to me.

So, why is it called Crystal Fish? Its called crystal fish because of the transparent like serving tray. Fish and necessary ingredients were all placed on the transparent tray then bring to boil on an induction cooker. This is cook at your dining table. Therefore you could experience the slowly simmer process.

We were also served with a different flavor called ‘Hot & Sour’ (้…ธ่พฃ).

When its started to boil, means its ready to dig in! ๐Ÿ˜€

ย check out the bright red color soup base and the amount of dried chilies. I could feel the mild numbness on my tongue. But I wanted more. Because it is very ‘shiok’. The broth was flavorsome and spicy too.

The stir fry ็”ฐ้›ž (“field chicken”) with lotsa onions and long beans has milder spiciness. I do like the taste of its meat. It was tasty and tender.

 

Remember the ingredients we’ve picked earlier? The above 2 dishes were cooked in 2 different flavors. 2 different types of chili were used.

And one of the highlight was this chili used in the above dish.

These dishes are best to be eaten with a bowl of rice.


You can’t leave without having these drinks to chill you. ๐Ÿ˜€

Can you tolerate the spiciness? Dare to challenge yourself with more spicy food at Chili Fighter?

What’s more…Chili Fighter is offering 20% discount during the Grand Opening Day on 31 May 2017 .

Chili Fighter

Address: No. 197 & 198, Jalan S2 B14
70300 Seremban.

Operation Hours:

11:00AM – 3:00PM, 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Contact No. : 012-616 6428
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Zhing Kitchen @Centrio, Seremban 2

Longing for some authentic Taiwan cuisine? Or miss some Taiwan cuisine after your trip from Taiwan?

At Zhing Kitchen, would be the destination to solve your cravings.

Located at Centrio Seremban 2, a family style restaurant is operated by Taiwanese, a young & capable woman.

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This is the interior, simple setup with some nicely painted wall mural.

This is the best or most grabbed spot.

However I don’t quite like the open kitchen concept. Its nice to watch some live cooking, but since its an air conditioned room, the cooking smoke tend to be trapped in the room. Perhaps they should install a better exhaust or ventilation fan.

Passion Fruit Drink – RM4.90
It has nice passion fruit taste.

Smelly Tofu – RM6.90

This dish is something I like most! The smelly tofu (่‡ญ่ฑ†่…), tasted similar to what I had before in Taiwan last time. I was so happy that I could get it here.

Smelly tofu (fermented tofu) is a popular street snack in Taiwan. It is served deep-fried (drizzled with sauce and topped with sour pickled vegetables).

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(photo from Zhing Kitchen)

Mentai Tuna Rice – RM10.90

Tuna & Corn rice with mentai mayo sauce. Served with side dish of half braised egg and some pickled vegetables. Both my son and my niece, they love this rice.

Oden Noodle – RM10.90

Oden is a Japanese winter dish consisting of several ingredients such as boiled eggs, daikon, konjac, and processed fishcakes stewed in a light, soy-flavored dashi broth.

The serving was quite big. Soup flavor was very light. You can choose to order a soup version or a dry version of noodle.

Fried Oyster & Egg – RM9.90

This is another recommended dish. The signature Taiwanese style oyster egg, with special sweet chili bean sauce. Fluffy egg with lotsa vegetables and ‘visible’ numbers of oysters in it.

Zhing Duck Noodle – RM10.90

This was delicious too. I opted for noodle instead of rice. Dry version noodle served with nanjing duck meat, fried egg and some condiments. Duck meat texture was just nice and not fat. However, I would prefer if they have thinner cuts.

14963184_1689014371414032_8067535493131355386_nAt Zhing Kitchen, breakfast is served as early as 8.30am till 11.30am. Ideal for working people to grab and go.

One day, I decided to order their breakfast for ‘take away’. A set of sandwich (can’t remember the name) that comes together with baked beans which cost less than RM10. What’s in the sandwich? I got vege, chicken patty and egg. It was yummy!

Verdict : Overall, the food was good. But please bear the waiting time. hahaha…. Waited for 1/2 hour for the food to be served one by one. There was only 1 table of guests ahead us.

Zhing Kitchen

No. 136, Jalan S2B21,

Pusat Dagangan Seremban 2,

70300, Seremban.

Contact No.:ย  +6 014 9829 991

Operation Hours : TUE – SUN : 8:30 AM – 11PM (closed on Monday)

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*pork free*
*cash term*

Seafood Pot @Lucky King Bun, Seremban (New Outlet)

Do you remember the famous Curry Chicken Bun from Lukut? I used to dapao the curry bun whenever I goes to Port Dickson.

Now, they’ve opened a new outlet in Seremban. Very near towards the Seremban exit toll. More convenient for travelers. Convenient for me too! hehe….

Their name appeared on our local food programs & at Tripadvisor.

Curry Chicken Bun is their signature item. Today, they prepare not only curry chicken bun. But also Curry Pork Ribs Bun & also Ying Yong Bun (Curry Pork Ribs & Dongpo Pork). These are all ideal for sharing.

One fine day, I decided to bring my family here for dinner. We didn’t want to eat the bun. We heard about this seafood pot available here. We went ahead ordering that.

The seafood pot comes in 2 sizes. Regular (2-5pax) at RM80 & Large (6-10pax) at RM120. I ordered the regular size…because it was just 4 adults.

Seafood Pot; a combination of milky & mild curry soup, fused with seafood ingredients such as crabs, prawns, cuttlefish, mussels and handmade meatballs served in a boiling pot. It is served with rice noodles (bihun) to go along with the soup & seafood.

I honestly don’t think the regular size pot is sufficient for 5 pax la…unless you add on other dishes or you are a very small eater.

In this case, of course I ordered extra dishes. ๐Ÿ˜€

Stir Fry Choy Sum

(the actual vege was actually green color…due to the lighting here..it looked a lil yellowish)

Smoked Duck

The interior looked quite retro. Yellow lighting with black & white mosaic flooring…

a vintage bicycle…

and this! Do you know what is this? Its a music player. I remember seeing this during my teenage age. Very rare to see this nowadays.

Verdict: The seafood pot was not bad. The broth/soup was tasty and the seafood was quite fresh too. I also like the smoked duck. I do advise you to call for reservation, especially on those curry buns. Because its quite sellable especially during weekends.

Lucky King Bun (SEREMBAN)
No. 28 & 29, Jalan MPK 6
Medan Perdagangan Kepayang, 70200 Seremban
Tel: 06-6311 755
Waze: https://waze.to/lr/hw22rrn4fm
Business hours: 11.30am-10pm (closed every Tuesday except public holiday)

Blog Referral:- http://www.vkeong.com/lucky-king-bun-seremban/

Dinner @Rantau Happy Restaurant, Negeri Sembilan

Last month, my friend Wei Chi planned for a dinner trip to Rantau. Its just a 30 minutes driving distance from Seremban town. If you are driving from Seremban 2 or Mambau, its even nearer.

Wei Chi claimed that this restaurant is located at a fish pond. Hmm…it seems nowadays people quite fancy bout this type of restaurant.

As shown on the photo above which I copied from their FB page…you can see that there are 2 floating decks above the pond. It can fit up to probably 8 tables in total. You can also opt to be seated on ground area, which is slightly away from the view of pond. Since Wei Chi is more familiar with this place…Jessie & I leave the food ordering part to her & her HB, Andy.

As we arrived, Jet was happily checking out the place when I pointed to him, water & fishes. I believed there are many Talapia in the pond.

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Come early before 7pm to watch the sunset here.

Wei Chi & Jessie….both are my primary & secondary school friends.

HAHAHA….a photo to proof that we were there! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

The dishes were served quite fast. Steamed Egg (beneath) topped with beancurd & minced pork – RM10

Fried Sotong (Squids) in Salted Egg – RM16

Spinach Soup with Century Egg & Goji – RM8

Deep Fried Pork Knuckle in Thai Style – RM48

Marmite Sauce Crab – RM60/kg.

Overall, the food was good in terms of taste & freshness. Furthermore I felt the prices are affordable too. Services were alright. No complain.

After the dinner, my friends surprised me with a birthday cake! It was a fruit cake from our town’s renowned brand, Imbi Cake House.

Thank you girls! โ™ฅ

My birthday cakes of year 2015. I’m blessed to have my family, friends & colleagues whom celebrated my 2015 birthday on different days.

Rantau Happy Restaurant
Lot 3720, no 29,

Kg Pasir
71200 Rantau
N.S.
H/P : 012 – 7821781, 012 – 7061781

*cash term*
*solely based on writer's own opinion*

Breakfast @ Yuen Garden Dim Sum, Puchong

Having dim sum as breakfast just like the Hongkie ^_^

There are countless dim sum restaurants in Puchong. So far I’ve only tried 2 from 2 different restaurants serving decent dim sum with an affordable price, at Bandar Puteri Puchong. I seldom go for dim sum breakfast…usually had noodles. I preferred to dine with 3-4 person, so that I could order more types of dim sum.

This time around with my mummy, sister and little niece; I would like to bring them to a different restaurant for dim sum. So I did a google search and looks like Yuen Garden Dim Sum has many positive reviews from the customers.

photo by "KVINLIM"

photo by “KVINLIM”

Occupying the corner lot of a 3-storey building.

However this restaurant is non-air conditioned.

A sign of “Please wait to be seated” is placed at the entrance. I felt its more organized this way. Rather than standing/ chupping next to a table hoping that person would quickly swallow their food and drinks so that I could get a seat.

Siew Mai….

and Har Kau are both abang adik that you should order in a dim sum restaurant. In my perception..both has to be good else I wouldn’t give a pass to that restaurant. hehe…

Luckily both Har Kau & Siew Mai were not bad. Meaty and the prawns were fresh and crunchy.

Minced Pork + Century Egg Porridge was quite smooth and tasty.

Their Lo Mai Kai fulfilled the criteria for having all the ingredients. Pork, Chicken, Chinese Sausage & Mushroom. The taste was good but I would prefer if the glutinous rice were to be softer ๐Ÿ˜‰

Steamed Pork Ribs were alright.

Stuffed Chili was quite nice. Generous stuffing and the taste was good.

The firm Fish balls

Ohh… I like these Fried Chicken Wings! Crispy exterior! The end part of wing is stuffed with fish paste. Special right?

Char Siew Pao

My favorite Wu Kok! Very ‘yam-mie’ and crispy with nice pork filling.

Flaky crust filled with wobbly egg custard, Egg Tarts were alright but not the best I’ve eaten ๐Ÿ™‚

I like the sight of my table filled with baskets of dim sum ๐Ÿ™‚

Everything is served warm. If there’s any dim sum that you would like to order but its not available on the push cart, you may order from the staffs. They’ll bring it to you. Overall the food, price and environment are acceptable. But I end up feeling quite thirsty after the meal. I suspect may be the porridge. =_=

Yuen Garden Dim Sum
Jalan Kenari 18,
Bandar Puchong Jaya,
Selangor
Tel: 03-80763818

My recent Sarikei Food Trail

Undeniable that Sarikei, Sarawak is considered as my another home. In this peace and rather slow and steady town… it would be a stress free place to relax your mind.

Although most of the time my staying period were short, but I’ll try my best to fill my time with food. LOL! Especially Sarawak Foochow food which are difficult to get in KL. I do enjoy the food here. Guess most of my friends are gonna hate me for showing them something they couldn’t eat. Haha! Its like you can see but cannot eat. So torturing :-p

Below are just part of food I had. Because I decided to only share the ones that I like most.

Fried Mee Suah on the very first night.

Fried Mini Kompia with Minced Meat Filling. Aren’t they look like Pacman? ๐Ÿ˜€

Kuey Teow Tomato for supper, perhaps? ๐Ÿ™‚

To satisfy my cravings…. Kampua for breakfast on the following day!

Followed by thinly sliced pork liver soup added some red rice wine.

Thanks to Arthur for informing me about this nice Mochi with Peanut Butter filling and Nestum coating from Kim Hing Bakery and Confectionery.

In every coffee shops before your food is served, this is how they place your cutlery. In a cup filled with hot warm. Guess its more cleaner than wiping with tissues right? Unfortunately its not practiced at coffee shops in KL.

Fish Maw Soup

& Sea Cucumber Soup are my favorite soup.

Stir Fry Midin is a must have vege without fail. My favorite vege!

Stir Fry Cangkuk Manis is also another must have vege!

Zhou Cai Hung Ngan with Pork Liver rocks!

Foochow Fried yellow noodles in soup

I also dropped by Bintagor town, which is just short distance from Sarikei for their so-called popular rojak. I find that the rojak taste has deteriorate. Also kinda pricey… If I’m not mistaken this plate of rojak was around RM8-RM10 for this kind of serving size.

Had a bowl of ABC on a hot sunny afternoon. But people here called it ‘Jalok’.

A stroll to the morning market is pretty interesting and knowledgeable when you actually able to see something new.

First time seeing these fruit. Claimed as ‘Local Lychee’. Not cheap though.

This is how kompia, the popular biscuit is made. Kompia is made with lard, onions, salt and flour. A ball of flour is stuffed with a filling of other desired ingredients and flattened with a rolling pin. It is then slapped onto the sides of a traditional home-made Chinese oven.

Some Foochow pastry sold in town.

Arthur also highly recommended this to me. The most expensive noodle I had in Sarikei. LOL! But with no regrets. Tom Yam Big Prawn Noodle for RM26.

Very rich and flavorful tom yam soup with fresh and sweet prawn flesh.

Not forgetting also to dine at Sarawak’s popular fast food franchise, Sugar Bun.

Mine was like a complete meal. Comes with spicy fried chicken, fish fillet, savory rice and pickled vege!

You can also satisfy your nasi lemak craving here at Sugar Bun.ย  Apart from fried chicken or sandwiches, they also serve asian dishes. Claypot dishes served with rice.

A day before going back to KL, I also dropped by Aik Seng Cafe for the popular Roti Kahwin. Charcoal toasted bun spread with butter, kaya and peanut butter.

We had Stir Fry Rice Cakes for dinner in a restaurant, the night before we return to KL.

Last but not least, save the best for the last. MIL’s Foochow Red Rice Wine Mee Suah before we return to KL. MIL also bought Sarikei’s chicken for us to bring home!

Yea…a trip with lotsa food and higher chances of gaining weight!

Brunch @Noodle House, Sibu

Last Thursday, Alex & I were back to Sarikei. Before arriving Sarikei, we’ll stop at Sibu. I decided to plan a meet up with my blogger friend, Arthur (aka Suituapui or nama gelaran Sibu Food Mayor). I sent him a message a week earlier to make an appointment with him. hehehe….

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Upon arriving Sibu airport, Alex’s friend Tony came to pick us to the assigned destination. During my earlier conversation with Arthur, he asked what would I like to eat. I told him… we probably could only manage to makan at one spot. I did not wanted any Kampua Noodles…because I knew I’m gonna be having that on my entire stay in Sarikei. So, I told Arthur… I want that Mille Crepe. I also want that fried kompia! Ok set! Arthur said; then we go Noodle House.

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From airport, we took around 1/2 hour to reach Noodle House. Arthur texted me wondering if we could locate the place or sesat already. The building is kinda hidden behind the main road. With the help of GPS and also I remembered the color of the building, we found our meeting place. LOL!

It was still early, so the place was quite vacant. Was browsing through the menu (the food selections here are not bad), asking recommendations from Arthur. He said NO NO NO..on certain dish, we avoid ordering that. When he said… YES with approval means that tasted good based on his observation ๐Ÿ˜‰

Can you imagine we ordered desserts first before looking at the main meals? LOL!!

Foodie at work! ^_^

A cuppa hot White Coffee (RM3.50) for myself. Nothing great about the coffee. More like instant coffee.

I wanted to try their mille crepe! So we chose one. According to Arthur, the Rum & Raisin (RM7.80) is nice. Not too sweet. Well, true enough. It wasn’t too sweet and each layer were nicely done. Not too dry nor too much cream either. However the rum taste was quite mild. Furthermore the price is alot cheaper than what we are getting here in KL.

We only ordered 2 types of desserts. I did not want them to occupy my tummy space. I need to leave some for the other dishes here. hehe…. This was my second time trying Creme Brulee. The first one was at Fullhouse Lifestyle Store & Cafe. Was a good one. Here at Noodle House, the Creme Brulee (RM7.0) was nice too. Rich and wobbly custard topped with caramelized sugar.

There were several choices of sizzling dish (kampua) on the menu. Alex & Tony had Sizzling Pepper Beef Kampua (RM9.50). It was served hot. Alex said; “Waahh…this is ‘high class’ kampua. I’ve not eaten kampua served this way!” LOL! This was nice lo… the noodle and the black pepper beef + gravy combines well. I curi-ed makan a slice of beef meat. The meat was tender and tasty!

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I am a rice person now! I wallop the whole bowl of rice okay. This Stewed Pork Rice (RM7.20) was nice. The meat portion (stewed pork slices & minced pork) not stingy.

Here, there are 3 different types of filling for their fried kompia. Minced Meat Kompia, Pork Belly Kompia & Cheese Spicy Chicken Kompia. I went for the ordinary filling. So, above is Minced Meat Kompia (RM3.50).

and this is the Pork Belly Kompia (RM4.50). I felt both were good. Although the kompia was fried, its not dry or too oily.

Happy diners? Arthur did not order any main dish for himself. He said he already had kampua that morning before meeting us :-p

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I couldn’t remember what was so funny in this photo. Hmm… I think Arthur was mentioning something about ‘tummy’ thing ๐Ÿ˜€

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Okay…. a proper photo. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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1240275_10151733118702740_1598868379_nArthur remembered I commented on his blog that I’ve not tried Tee Piang before. (He has good memory. Dun play play) He bought me some Tee Piang (with and without meat filling) and some Chicken Pie. Hey… these are precious. Couldn’t find it here wan. Tee Piang is made of soya bean pulp. It smells like ‘wadeh’ may be because of the fragrant from shallot. I like the one with meat filling (like the char siew pao filling). I especially like the Chicken Pie. The pastry was nice…and the filling was so full.

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It was nice meeting Arthur in person rather than exchanging comments on our blogs all the time. He has that ‘serious’ looking face… but actually a nice person after meeting him. hehehe….

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Noodle House

No 2B (Ground Floor) Jalan Laichee 1, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak

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