Archive for June, 2011

If you commute along Old Klang Road, from Pearl Hotel towards the newly opened Tesco, a bit before the junction into Jalan Kuchai Lama, you will notice a middle sized space , with a sign board by the road side -  no fancy name, direct and to the point > ‘Hokkien Mee’ . I have passed this stall numerous time but didn’t have the opportunity to try out the food here and it became  more enticing after Wiki Lim mentioned that the Hokkien noodles are pretty ok.

Now, to find a dinner kaki…..

Met up with L after work and we headed towards OKR, final destination > Hokkien Mee !

On the menu ; Hokkien Mee ( noodles), Cantonese style noodles, yong chow fried rice, dry-style koay teow, Singapore noodles, Loh Mee, Mun yee mien. Side dishes : stir fried vegetable, nam yue chicken wings, or-chien ( fried oyster ) ,  fried prawns , fried sotong ( squid) etc. We ordered Hokkien Noodles and Cantonese style noodles. 

 Apart from Hokkien Mee stall which is the main attraction, there was also a stall selling wan tan noodles.

Hokkien Mee ( RM6)  ; this was  rather tasty ,  L keep on commenting that..wahh..for RM6, they were rather generous with the ingredients. L had also requested for additional chu yau char (deep fried lard ) , these were served on a small plate… totally sinful but yet heavenly. I think L is trying to get my arteries clogged…

Cantonese style noodles ( RM6) : this was not bad too and L again made that same comment about the ingredients. Feeling guilty after all that lard, I decide to leave all the prawns for L, well…let L arteries have their share of cholesterol deposits too…that’s what friends are for..we share share cholestrol..

Overall : an enjoyable meal and I am keen  to try out the koay teow, nam yue chicken wings and the other dishes too !

NB: I will try to take a picture of the signboard and upload it later

Operating hours : 6pm – 3 a.m.

I am having a bout of blogger’s block and couldn’t find a suitable way to start this posting….so I will go straight into the point….It was a dark and stormy night…with growling stomachs, we held on bravely to our battered umbrellas and made our way through the howling wind, the splattering rain , the rumbling thunder ,  the grumbling butler , the humbling weather,  the treacherous gutters, the ferocious vehicles, the..errr…did you noticed that I said butler ? When talking about butlers, first and foremost on my mind is Jeeves, I wish I had a butler like Jeeves although I don’t think I can afford one of such caliber like Jeeves, on second thought, I don’t think I can afford any butler – which reminds me of that song…if I were a rich ma, all day long I biddy biddy bum..….okay, I think on that note, let’s cut to the chase , get Jeeves out of the picture ( he is not even real although I won’t mind meeting a rich guy like Bertie Wooster)  and move our attention back to the topic of food, let’s ignore all that gibberish gabble twaddle -194 words ago and say that- S and I met up for dinner at Hao Wei Dao ( and it wasn’t even raining) …

Both S and myself were feeling the onslaught of a cold ( i bet if Jeeves was around, he would make me some chicken soup) and decided to do some preventive measures by having hot honey lemon tea (RM3.50) rather than the iced version and I am glad that we did, this hit the right note : warm, comforting , sweet, tinge of sour,  soothing..

I decided to go for spaghetti after seeing that the cabonara version was available..it was bad enough that it was pasta, it had to be the – heavy, creamy, cheesy  calori laden cabonara version too. Well, one has to indulge oneself as they say ‘ because I am worth it ‘ , umm..doesn’t seemed to be the correct slogan , maybe ‘just do it’ might be more suited for this occasion..aiya..eat eat la..don’t think so much la , don’t take the joy out of eating !! I am sure it will take more than 1 serving of spaghetti to clog the arteries ( please assure me..pleaseee…I need assurance…err… i think i might need insurance too..) The Hao Wei Dao’s Spaghetti cabonara (RM13.90) was enjoyable, the sauce was rich, creamy and cheesy,  the spaghetti was cooked just right , the ham strips were tasty .. so all in all- it was worth the guilt trip.

S ordered chicken chop ( RM 14.90) and opted for garlic sauce to go with the chicken ( other available sauces :black pepper and mushroom sauce )  I had a bite of the chicken chop and found the chicken to be juicy and  tasty and  S seemed to enjoy it too.

We ordered sauté mushroom ( RM7.90) as a side dish , the mushroom were lightly stir fried with onions, this was nice and very mushroom-ish . I discovered that it really really really  takes a long time to get that mushroomy taste out of my system, I was burping mushroom throughout the night..and to the next day..maybe it was punishment for indulging in spaghetti cabonara……

Overall, an enjoyable meal, note : there is a 5% service charge

 

14-G, Jalan  5/109F
Plaza Danau 2,
Taman Danau Desa. 58100 KL
Tel : 7981 8598
Branch at Bandar Puteri, Tel : 8062 3159

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