Restoran Meng Kee Char Siew @ Glenmarie

31 05 2010

Google “Meng Kee Char Siew” and you will find tons of rave reviews written about this famous restaurant by food bloggers. Therefore, it was no surprise that my colleague decided to bring me there one fine day to eat their famous Char Siew (BBQ roast pork) many months ago. Unfortunately, I did not bring my camera at that time but I can still vividly remember how awesome their Char Siew was.

Fast forward to three days ago when I took the advantage of the public holiday (Wesak Day) and drove there for breakfast. I was initially disappointed when their BBQ pork and roast chicken won’t be ready until 9 a.m. However, Meng Kee has started selling Wanton Mee from 7 a..m. till 9 a.m. to cater for early birds like yours truly.

Their Wanton Mee (RM 4.60 for large) was served with their famous Char Siew. A definite plus point for me as Meng Kee’s Wanton Mee wouldn’t be the same without including their well known BBQ pork.

Make no mistake… this is the best Char Siew I have tasted to far, period. The taste is just superb.

The Wanton Mee also came with fried Wanton which was crispy.

Too bad their soup based Wanton couldn’t compliment the otherwise perfect meal. I find their Wanton a bit small. The fillings didn’t taste that great either. The reason? They use pork fillings instead of prawn (but then again they are famous for pork so it is understandable).

The noodle has a springy texture and very tasty. I find myself slurping in those strands of noodles in no time at all!

Looks like this restaurant has earned another accolade for their Char Siew Wanton Mee!

Restoran Meng Kee Char Siew
No. 20, Jalan Pekedai U1/36
Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park
40150 Shah Alam
Tel No: 019 – 379 3629

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Home made Tortilla

30 05 2010

Last week my other half tried her hands on making Tortilla. The ingredients used consist of onions, salad, sardine, salad, soya sauce, sugar, tomatoes, butter, mayonnaise and Tortilla.

First the Tortilla skin has to be heated up on the pan without any oil. Butter is then spread on the skin together with mayonnaise. Next, fresh salad leaves are placed on the skin. Meanwhile, the sardine is cooked with onions, soy sauce, tomatoes. Once it is done, they are placed on top of the salad leaves. Lastly, roll up the skin and voila… Delicious and healthy meal!





Restoran Kar Heong @ Subang Jaya

29 05 2010

Mention steam chicken rice and the first thing that pops into my mind is slices of yellow skin steam chicken soaked with soya sauce. Restoran Kar Heong at Subang Jaya pretty much fits the bill.

From the outlook, the shop won’t strike you as a place that will fulfill your gastronomical appetite. But once you stepped inside, it is a whole different story altogether. Scores of people are seen waiting for tables while those who are already seated are busy enjoying their meal.

A plate of ‘tau geh’ or bean sprout (RM 4.00)  is a must to accompany any chicken rice meal. Here, the bean sprouts were thick and crunchy.

Since Kar Heong is famous for their steam chicken I was curious to find out how it fares. The meat was tender and full of taste as how you would expect a good serving of steam chicken to be. A whole chicken costs us RM 38 which can accommodate up to six people.

Their Char Siew (RM 36) was pretty good although it is not the best I have tried so far. Nevertheless the combination of sweet and salty taste accompanying the lean and fat pork meat was definitely above average.

Since their business is extremely good, it is advisable to go early to avoid the afternoon crowd.

Restoran Kar Heong
No. 60, Jalan SS14/2
47500 Subang Jaya
Tel: 012-6056696

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The Bread Shop @ Bukit Damansara

28 05 2010

Here is another noteworthy place to eat for bread lovers. Affectionately known as The Bread Shop, this cozy little shop is nicely tucked away in the upmarket residential area at Bukit Damansara. I didn’t know of its existence until it was introduce to me by my colleague.

Unlike most places, The Bread Shop only offers a limited selection of bread and pastries. However, this is not necessary a bad thing as they tend to only sell the best in what they do.

All their breads and pastries are traditionally baked using preservative free healthy ingredients. This is evidently so when you had a bite at their tasty pastries. One of my favourite is the Cinnamon Swirl (RM 4.80). The texture of the bread wasbsoft and fluffy with a thick sweet taste of apple syrup.

The Garlic Toast (RM 2.80) is very flavoursome with a strong scent of garlic on top of the crusty bread. Nicely done.

The Chocolate Bun was rather average. I didn’t quite like the chocoloate fillings as it was a bit dry.

Luckily the Custard Almond fares better as the custard fillings was not too sweet.

The Bread Shop
11, Jalan Setiakasih 5
Damansara Heights
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-20938734

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The Loaf @ Empire Subang

27 05 2010

Last week, I had lunch with Josephine and Wee Kin at The Loaf. Despite only being my second visit there and I already fell in love with their breads and pastries. The Loaf is a bakery bistro co-owned by our former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahatir Mohamad. Using Japanese style baking techniques, their breads and pastries are a class above the rest of the other bakery outlets around town.

Josephine took the Cheezy Ham Croissant (RM 12.80). I didn’t get to taste this but according to her, it is nice. The ham sure looks tasty if you ask me!

Wee Kin ordered the Mixed Mushroom Tartine (RM 12.80).

She commented that the bread was hard which makes it hard to bite. I am not too sure if this is how a Tartine should be. However, the mixed mushrooms tasted good.

Both meals also came with some chips…

As for me, I had the Tun’s Japanese Curry Chicken (RM 14.80). As the name clearly says, this must be our former prime minister favourite curry chicken.

My verdict? The curry is certainly very flavoursome with a strong scent of curry and spices. It is not spicy, just nice. The bread is also thick and can be easily dipped into the cup without ending up too soggy.

Besides that, The Loaf also serves “Mini U-Hu-Hu. I chose three flavours namely Durian, Oreo and Mango Banana. Mini U-Hu-Hu is supposed to be some sort of cheese cakes.

A closer look at them… Well, as they say, good things do come in small packages.

Definitely a place to check out for bread lovers!

The Loaf
Empire Gallery
Lot LG23A Lower Ground Floor
Jalan SS16/1
47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

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Josephine & Wee Kin @ The Loaf

24 05 2010

Last Friday, I took my colleagues for lunch at The Loaf which is located at Empire Gallery. While we were all enjoying our lunch, I decided to take a few quick shots of them. It was a fun session as we shared a few laughter together while both of them were trying to look natural in front of the lens. Lol, things became a little awkward later when our little escapade  attracted the attention of other customers who gave us a peculiar look.





Grand Imperial Kitchen @ Empire Gallery, Subang

23 05 2010

Right after our photoshoot with Noel two weeks back, my group of friends decided to venture around the new shopping mall for lunch. We stumbled across this this new restaurant called Grand Imperial Kitchen at the lower ground floor of the mall. I didn’t knew that they had another outlet in Bangsar Shopping Centre (which is very well-known) but the number of customers queuing up for tables on that day was a tell tale sign of how good the food must be.

Anyway, part of the reason why the newly opened restaurant is so popular is because of their super value set meals. At RM 11.90 per set, there were ten different set meals to choose from ranging from Curry Chicken Rice, Yang Chow Fried Rice, Roasted Pork Rice and etc.

We tried the BBQ Slice Pork Noodles and La Mian with Mince Pork. The BBQ Slice Pork were tasty and there were no colouring added to it (as far as I can tell).

One of the way to gauge whether a Wanton Noodle is nicely done is by tasting the BBQ Slice Pork. In this case, Grand Imperial’s seat meal passed with flying colours.

The La Mian was very spicy and definitely not for those who does not like spicy food but for those who does, they will appreciate the extra ‘kick’.

If I had but one criticism about the food, it has to be their soup. Our bowl of soup had a heavy smell of raw pork taste. Hopefully they can improve on that.

Empire Gallery
Lot LG30 Lower Ground Floor
Jalan SS16/1
47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

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