Dim Sum Galore

15 Dec 2008 In: breakfast, chinese, yummies

The chinese way to have breakfast… is to indulge in Dim Sum.

We headed towards Puchong to our get our normal dosage of dim sum at Yuen Garden Dim Sum House. Be sure to be there early, as the long queue would be the first to greet you. This place serves you freshly made dim sums and its delicious savoury treats. The dishes are served in small baskets and tiny metal plates. They are brought to your table by the waiters.

First to arrive our table was the “har kau” Their “har kau” (prawn dumplings) are indeed very fresh. The prawns are wrapped in transparent glutinous flour, then steam till cooked. It’s one of the normal dishes that are served at any dim sum shops.

Next up….. “yu mai” (fish balls), which are steamed. They are many ways the fish balls are being cooked, some are steamed and some fried. If you’re not a fan of the steamed ones… than try their golden fried fish balls.

This is one of my favourite dishes.. “salad har” (fried prawn dumplings) i’m not too sure why they are called “salad har” as the only relations to salad it the mayonnaise which is served as it’s dip. The fried prawn dumpling here is one of the best that i have came across. The coating of the prawns are crunchy and not very oily. This is a MUST try!

Another normality at a dim sum shop would be “siew mai”. This little dish is made out of shrimp and pork with a little bit of fish roe sprinkled on the top. The ones here are absolutly delicious. Also another MUST try dish

Besides having small little dishes, we also ordered porridge mixed with century egg, “pei tan chook”. If you’re a person who loves century eggs with porridge, you must try this dish. The generous amount of century eggs and prawns make this dish a delectable delight.

I’m not much of dessert fan in the morning so, no desserts to show and tell, but if you’re interested, they have a range of sweet savouries and yummilicious sweets.

Yuen Garden Dim Sum Shop
No. 02-01, Jalan Kenari 18,
Bandar Puchong Jaya,
47100 Puchong, Selangor
Tel: 03-8706 3818 (restaurant)
:  03-8076 3830 (office)
business hours: 7am till 11pm

walking along jalan alor

12 Dec 2008 In: chinese, yummies

as we walk down Jalan Alor, you’ll sure to see a repetiton of the food stalls. There would be a handful of “wan tan mee” stalls, grilled chicken wings, and other stuffs. I’m going to take you to the stall where they serve the best pork noodles. According to my resources, this is the original pork noodle stall along Jalan Alor, which has moved 2 shoplots down the road. An indeed it is a place satisfy your taste buds.

Be on a look out for this place:

The pork noodles here are similar to most of the stalls, it’s served with different kinds of noodles of your choice and is served with the different parts of the little “oink”. If you’re a person who fancies the pork stomach, intestines, liver and kidneys, well this is one dish you must try. But if you’re a person who only wants the pork meat, well you can also opt for that. But remember to let the “uncle” know. :)

The reason why i still prefer this little stall is due to it’s taste. It has a full on, very very yummy-licious soup base and thier meats are very very tender. A must try if you’re around the area.

to wash down the delicious pork noodle, i ordered a bowl of  “Lin Chee Kang”. It’s known as a chinese dessert filled with gingko nuts, barley, quails egg and a some other items. Not to offend anyone, but i guess this sweet drink was not to my liking. I’m a fan of the “Lin Chee Kang” but the one here was a little to watery.

This place is not too hard to find… so keep a look out for this place.

A delicious morning

9 Dec 2008 In: chinese

10.30am was no doubt pretty early for a Saturday morning, as I would usually be in bed sound asleep. But my grandma was in town, so we went searching for a tummy filling breakfast/lunch. Teow Chew meng would be the perfect choice as they serve very appetizing dishes.
If you’re around Subang Jaya, and you’re searching for a delicious morning affair. You must definitely try the dishes @ Teow Chew Meng. The little restaurant is located at SS14 Subang Jaya. It;s hard to miss as it’s on the main road where the shophouses are.

The first dish we orderd was the mango kerabu. This tiny plate was filled with delicious mangos mixed with little tiny anchovies (ikan bilis), crushed peanuts, tiny chili padis, onions and a tangy sauce that’s so hard to resists.

As the appetizer was being served, our main dish arrived. The seafood-sharkfin mee sua ( rice flour noodles) is the signature dish of the place and is served hot and with a little tinge of vinegar. Usually vinegar is added individually, as some might like it with tons of vinegar and some might not. A generous amount of seafood can be found in this little dish.

While we were having our yummy food, the chef was preparing one of the popular desserts. Yam paste and gingko. This is a MUST try and they make it fresh and hot for you. It will take about 10mins from the time you order the dish till it reaches your table. So I suggest if you are keen on trying this out, it’s better to order it together with the other dishes.

The texture of this is just wonderful. it’s also not too sweet. The yam paste retains most of it’s flavour, it’s one dish I would eat over and over again.
Besides all the 3 dishes, Teow Chew Meng serves other delicious food as well, their teow chew styled porridge, octopus and mee hoon are also a popular hit. If you’re no where near Subang Jaya, you can still try their yummy food at the other branches. One in SS2 Petaling Jaya, Bandar menjalara Kepong, Sunway Mas, Chaileng Park Prai, Pulau Tikus Penang, 8-row Georgetown, and Sunway Tunas Bayan Baru
so go try them out…