Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Restoran LYJ Poon Choi

I have heard so much about Poon Choi but have never had a chance to try it so when a friend suggested Restoran LYJ, we made reservation and a few weeks later, 12 of us gathered there in Restoran LYJ for a wonderful dinner together.

Since I have been to Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh a few times, and I checked out the location on google map, it was really easy to find the restaurant.

Restoran LYJ Poon Choi. We ordered the most basic version i.e no abalone, no scallops or other expensive ingredient.
Restoran LYJ / LYJ Restaurant Poon Choi Poon Choy R0017345 copy

What's in it? Roast duck, fried prawns, poached free range chicken, boneless stuffed fish, broccoli, cauliflower, dried oysters, chestnuts, braised chicken feet, braised pork, mushrooms etc. Warning: it's very oily :D
LYJ restaurant / Restoran LYJ Poon Choi / Poon Choy R0017347 copy

Dong Duk Gai. Served as it was. You were provided with a pair of scissors, and gloves. We made a few cuts and started to rip the flesh out.
Restoran LYJ dong duk gai chicken R0017344 copy

Deep Fried Fish with petai
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The sauces in the Poon Choi and the deep fried fish were all on the heavy side. Best to go with steamed rice. You wouldn't be able to eat the dishes on their owns. I wouldn't call these great, but if you haven't tried it, it is really worth trying, especially with a bunch of friends :)

The Poon Choi was RM288 and came with a complimentary plate of stir fried watercress (sai yeung choi). The Poon Choy alone was enough to feed 12 adults, but we ordered Dong Duk Gai and Fried fish with Petai too.  It all came to about RM380 including the Dong Duk Gai and Deep fried fish with petai. That's about RM32 each for 12 pax. 

PT 11, Jalan Perkhidmatan
Kampung Baru,
47000 Sungai Buloh,
Tel: 03-61402698
(2 days in advance booking for Poon Choi)

Business Hours:

Tues - Sun from 11am - 2.30pm and 6pm - 10pm

Google Map

GPS Coordinate: 3.195375,101.569741

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chai Kueh - Jawi

This is another one of the three authentic Jawi Chai Kueh in Sungai Bakap.

There are three good ones in Sungai Bakap/Jawi:

#1 - the original one, opposite a roast duck/pork shop, near Jln Badak Mati/Jln Besar intersection. Also quite near the police station.

#2 - the newer one (relatively speaking), same row as Ambank

#3 - another newer one (this one), somewhat opposite #2 and next to a roast duck/pork shop.

This is from #3.

The standard, must have, Chinese chives filling chai kueh :)
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A closer look.
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Another popular filling is sengkuang/jicama. Different, but still very good. I like both.
Jawi teochew chai kueh with jicama/sengkuang filling...R0017291 copy

This one was with pumpkin filling. First time for me. I guess it will take time to get used to this new flavour but I appreciate the effort they put in to create new flavours.
jawi teochew chai kueh pumpkin filling..R0017300 copy

Jawi teochew chai kueh with sengkuang/jicama filling...R0017293 copy

I also ordered yam/taro paste (Or Nee). Not very good though but I was comparing it to the one in Ding Tai Fung, which wasn't very fair at all :D
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Fried cellophane noodle (Hokkien/Teochew - tanghoon, Cantonese - Dongfun)
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This is the shop, which is just somewhat opposite the first one I reviewed. There are a total of three chai kueh restaurants in Jawi - the first and original one, and these two relatively new ones.
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Kedai Makan Hwa Aik is just next to Restoran Soon Lee Hou.
Jawi / sungai bakap chai kueh and roast duck R0020247 copy

However, I didn't like both the roast duck and roast pork at all.
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The duck skin was completely soft and the meat wasn't very flavorful. The roast duck's skin was quite crunchy but the fat and lean part weren't up to par with the best I have tried.

GPS Coordinate: 5.224819,100.495318

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Monday, April 2, 2012

T&T Prawn Mee Lorong Selamat

My friend Sam brought me to this really nice Prawn Mee shop in Lorong Selamat.

One of T&T Prawn Mee shop's signature dishes: Claypot Yee Meen with pork ribs, shrimps, eggs and prawn mee soup. The soup was really excellent!
T&T claypot yee mee with prawn mee soup...R0017205 copy

Look at the generous portions of ingredients in this. I loved it even though I wasn't a big fan of yee mee (yee meen). I basically am not very into deep fried stuff.
T&T claypot yee meen with pork ribs, shrimps, eggs...R0017213 copy

Sam had just the simple prawn mee. I could tell that it was great. It has all the right ingredients, and the soup was excellent as mentioned. You can add as much fresh homemade chilli sauce and nice, crunchy and fragrant fried shallots as you want to your bowl!
T&T prawn mee /hokkien mee ...R0017200 copy

You might have noticed the siew yuk/sio bak/roast park in the first picture. Yes, Sam bought that in Lebuh Cecil market:D

Roast pork from Cecil Street market
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 Lebuh Cecil market sio bak/siew yuk/roast pork...R0017215 copy

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Nice, clean and cosy inside.
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127, Lorong Selamat,
10400 Penang
Tel: 04-226 3407

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(it's just somewhere opposite the famous Lorong Selamat Lau Yee Char Kueh Teow).

Contact Person: Terrence Tiow

Specialized in:
- soup supply
- gathering
- buffet

Business Hour
Monday to Saturday - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 7:45 am to 3:00 pm
Closed on Wednesday.

More nice food nearby:

Lorong Selamat Lau Yee CKT:
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More info here.

Oyster Omelet
Oyster Omelet / oh chien lorong selamat R0017244 copy
More info here.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cendol - Lebuh Presgrave, Penang

My friend Sam brought me to this nice cendol place located near the intersection of Lebuh Presgrave and Lebuh Mcnair.

You can see immediately that the cendol noodle is almost jelly-like and translucent.
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Now compare it to the cendol noodle at Penang Road Lebuh Keng Kwee Teochew cendol., which is not so translucent and not jelly-like.
Keng Kwee street Teochew cendol..R0013089 copy

The cendol was also very very lemak i.e full of fresh coconut milk (santan). However, this also meant the gula melaka (palm sugar) fragrance was somehow slightly overshadowed.
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This is the stall. Start selling after 5 pm.
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Google Map:

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