Formosa, Esquire Kitchen of Taipei 台湾风味馆@ Kuchai Lama

Posted: June 5, 2011 in @ Old Klang Road
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We past Formosa a couple of times, and had even studied the colouful pictures of the dishes on the glass panes at the door. I guess it was about time we checked this out.

Formosa has a wide selection of noodles ( 17)  include but  not limited to : yang chun noodles, dry noodles with minced pork, stuffed dumpling noodles, deep frid pork chop noodles , chicken drum stick noodles, beef noodles , price ranges from RM5.90 – 11.50

There were a variety of rice  ( 14) available too,   include but  not limited to : braised pork rice, stew pork rice, deep fried pork chop, Taiwan sausage rice, deep fried fish rice, fried salty chicken rice, chicken drumstick rice etc .. price ranges from RM4.90 – 11.50

F ordered Blueberry smoothie (RM5.50)  – we were pre-warned by the waiter  that this was going to be brown and not blue, but it was still a shocker that it was so brown lah…. taste wise,  I would suggest you give this a miss, it tasted artificial and we applaud F for  managing to drink more than half of this  I had Jasmine green milk tea RM4.20, fragrant of jasmine tea was pleasant and being milk tea is was rather smooth – I like it . 

What we had for lunch :

Appertizer : century egg with  tofu 柴魚皮蛋豆腐M4.90 . This was a cold dish. The dish was topped with the ‘chai yue’ (translated : wooden fish) flakes with some gravy over the tofu block and the quartered century eggs.The bland tofu , the slightly salty fish and the musky century egg – a simple dish but the combination works ! we liked it

Or Chien ( fried oyster) RM13- this was recommended by the waiter and he said that this is done differently than other restaurant where it’s usually oysters in a thinner egg batter  . The Formosa version was rather chunky, we found it to be a bit too starchy and as with or –chien, some part of the egg batter can be a bit gooey.

 Brinjal with minced meat- thinly sliced (yet still connected) brinjal with plenty of minced meat and garnishings –a perfect harmony of taste with a tinge of chili hotness, tinge of sourness from pickled vegetable.we were scooping the gravy greedily, goes very well with rice. We likeyyyyy..

Twice cooked meat 回锅肉, I was a bit surprised to see cabbage served with pork and what I can say is –  it was a wonderfully treat for my taste buds, the multi-layered fatty pork were very thinly sliced, which make it easier to reduce the guilt feeling when eating all that fat. Fat tastes sooooo wonderful as it trickled down my throat..lubricating the esophagus , and the taste is extremely satisfying . .Another winner. I wished there were more pork to go around  but the cabbage rocked too !This was my favourite dish for the day. Did a search on the net and it seemed that this is  a szechuan dish, click here for the recipe  ( this is in Chinese )After the meal, we were served a plate of complimentary fruit  Overall, an enjoyable meal, we will certaintly be back for more !

Location :

 If you know where DBKL is, the restaurant is  on the same row, and opposite is Guardian.


No.5 Jalan 10/116b Kuchai Entrepreneur’s Park,
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama.
58200 KL
Tel : 79801888

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