Archive for September, 2010

We were at the Sime Darby Medical Center ( ex-SJMC) to visit a 1 day old baby and her proud parents. The couple being experienced parents ( meaning, this is the third baby for the couple) , we were spared from being asked questions like : do you think the baby look like mama or the papa ? Don’t you think this is the cutest baby ever ? do you think I will be thin again?

After an hour in the company of the cutest baby ever and before we succumbed  to nappy rash, we left the parents to continue to  admire their bundle of joy while we proceed to  search for lunch, we were ( I mean I was) very hungry, so we decided not to venture too far but  to try our luck with a restaurant in that vicinity -Food Lodge Restaurant . The waitress was rather helpful with the selection of the dishes. We decided to go for assam fish, fried vege and claypot chicken.

Assam fish fillet (RM18) – fish fillet cooked with brinjal, ladies finger, tomato , tasty gravy, assam goodness, not overly sour , I could finished my plate of rice with this gravy. Good !

Fried yau mak (RM9) – yau mak stir fried with garlic, crunchy yau mak , a bit of oyster sauce. This was nice

 Claypot chicken (RM15) – the chicken pieces were deep fried before stewing in the claypot, with plenty of vegetable- baby corns, snow peas, button mushroom. I find the  chicken to be a bit hard (due to the deep  frying) and the flavour of the gravy seemed a bit heavy after a few mouthful.

The dishes were simple and felt  just like a home cooked meal , overall I would rate this as an ok meal . The bill ( above dishes plus 4 drinks  ( fruit juices) and 4 rice – came to  RM67.15

Location :
No.6 Jalan SS12/1B
47500 Subang Jaya,
Tel:  5635 3176

The plan was to check out the makan place called ‘East of the Highway’ but as we were not particularly hungry which didn’t warrant having a sit down meal with a  few dishes, we dropped the initial plan. We drove along the row of shop houses, saw that there were a few makan shops, parked our car and did a closer scrutiny of the shops.

We saw that there was quite a crowd at this particular coffee shop, saw that they served noodles and whatnots –which was something that we were looking- so we plunked ourselves at one of the tables and surprise surprise…saw that the walls were adorned with newspaper cutting from The Star -Sam Cheong’s Food Trails , cuttings from Chinese papers, evidence of Ho Chiak visits ,  photos of Hong Kong celebrities like Moses Chen and a few others taken at Yoke Heng,..My My..i am impressed !

We asked the waiter for their specialty and he said ‘claypot lou shue fun’ – ok- we will have that, plus a plate of ‘wan tharn hor’ and stir fried sweet potato leaves.

The lou shue fun came  in a claypot ( yeah la..if it came on a hotplate- they would call it hotplate lou shue fun..duh !) ,  starchy looking gravy flood the claypot. I scooped some into the smaller bowls that they provided and took a slurp…Oh la la… …the gravy was very tasty -rich and sweet in a seafood kinda flavour ( like sharkfin soup) and weren’t as starchy as they look, it was kinda light really ( plus point),   slices of mushroom, spring onions and minced meat shared the pot with the lou shue fun, the noodles had a nice texture. The best part was the bits of deep fried dried prawns in the pot, these were  crunchy and very fragrant which brought the enjoyment of the noodles up another notch with every bite. The sambal was not bad too. I like I like I like..

Wat tharn hor – this was not bad too, enough of wok-hey ( the wok power) – this came with pieces of chicken , prawns,  pork liver ( sinful – yet so nice) and lotsa vegetable.

Stir fried sweet potato leaves –  the leaves were stir fried with garlic , the sweet potato leaves were soft and tender. This dish was light and was a good add-on to our noodles.

As we were enjoying our meal,  I saw the table (of 10) beside us being served  dishes like butter prawns , steamed fish, sweet and sour pork chicken and the works – (I wished I knew these people, I wished that they had invited me to their table to share the butter prawns.. I wished that they had invited me to their table to share the steam fish ..i wish…).  and from the comments that I heard ( yeah..since I wasn’t asked to join the table, I had to resolve to i eavesdroping) they seemed to be enjoying the meal very much and were already setting  a date for  the next visit to Yoke Heng

Overall – an enjoyable meal.

Business Hours :

 Lunch – 10:30 am-2:30pm
Evening 5:30 – 10:30pm
(closed on Monday every fortnightly )
Location :
No. 33, Jalan SR 8/4,
Taman Putra Indah,
Serdang Raya,
43300 Seri Kembangan
Tel : 8943 8753

Sunday morning – my makan-adviser Wikipedia Lim waved a name card excitedly at me and said ‘ Char koay teow with salted egg, must try’ then added ‘ I think I cut short my life by maybe 3 months for eating  this but it’s well worth it’ – with that,  he passed me a business card bearing the name D’rich. Char koay teow is already something to salivate about… CKT with salted egg..hmm..the rate of salivation tripled !

We trotted to Kuchai Lama on the same day that I got my hands on that business card. D’Rich was easy to locate, being a corner lot and taking up a few shop lots. It was a Sunday around lunch hour and the place was rather busy, mixture of young-ish and not too young-ish crowd, friends, couples, families with young children, families with grandparents,  extended families..you get the picture..

I enjoyed flipping through the menu .. glossy pictures of food..

For drinks – I ordered an interesting number –Lychee cincau and lime RM5.10 ( seriously lah, if not for this blog, I would just have ordered iced lemon tea..see, the sacrifice i make…does that make your eyes water ? no ahhh ? u cruel cruel person you…)  this was rather interesting- a mug with a wide mouth was delivered to our table and in it – half a lime, lychee and cincau served with finely shaved iced. The taste of  lime was dominant and a bit of the lychee flavour came through, I don’t feel like this was a good combination, for me the taste clashes lah. And suggest to finish it before the ice melt as my drink  seemed to taste rather flat after the ice had disappeared.

We also had D’Rich Ice Kacang (RM5.50) -AHHHhh…. rich with santan ( coconut milk) and gula melaka ( palm sugar) , tasted more like cendol than ABC, but no complaints ! this had the usual roasted peanut, cendol, red bean,corn etc..Delicious !

Of course I had to order the D’Rich salted egg yolk CKT– this was a bit saltier than the usual CKT, as it was ‘flavoured’ by salted egg yolk, the taste of salted egg yolk was prominent and complimented the CKT very well….Nice..i am not sure on top of the RM7.90 / plate did I pay with 3 months of my life too..well, no one is doing the math..not me, anyway.

Kampong Chicken koay teow soup ( RM8.60)- the koay teow soup was average . but the kampong chicken was nice – it was so tender that with just minimal effort, one could sink one’s fang into it easily

Overall, an enjoyable meal ! Our bill came to RM 29.80 ( there is a 10% service charge )

Visit D’Rich website for more details  : www.drich.com.my  – rather comprehensive and like the physical menu – had all the pretty pixs

Location :
No 2G Jln Kuchai Maju 8
Off Jln Kuchai Lama,
58200 K L
Tel 78924921

 D’Rich has a 3 other branches and they can be found at ; Bandar Puteri, Puchong ; Bandar Makhota ,Cheras and SS2 PJ.