Archive for July, 2011

We got a bit bored  of  eating our Sunday breakfast at the  food court and decide to go for dimsum. There are many dimsum shops around Kuchai Lama and OUG , I thought the only dimsum shop around old Klang Road was Yan Yan  until we spotted a dimsum shop at 4 1/2 mile directly opposite the OKR’s BP petrol station

Depending on your luck, parking can be a trick or easy, there are no designated parking area- one just park by the road side.

Sing Pao serves regular ( traditional) dimsum including the steam dimsum and the deep fried pastry, chu cheong fun and porridge.

First up, we ordered Wu kok and prawn rolls, when I saw the wu kok, they appear a bit over-fried and the yam section seemed a bit thin as the proof of the wu kok is in the eating, the verdict – this was rather nice, biting into the crunchy outer layer and softer inner section , the creamy yam with the distinctive flavour complement  the delicious pork filing I likey ! the prawn rolls was wrapped in thin crispy fu pei ( soy bean sheets)  and deep fried, this  had a firm texture and was tasty.  A good start…

We ordered a pot of Chinese tea ( but wasn’t asked about the variety – maybe we don’t look like tea-appreciators.. so I am not sure does Sing Pao provide other variety of  teas), the dimsum preparation were at the outside /front  of the shop and the kopitiam was at the behind of the shop. Next we ordered pork ribs and   seaweed rolls. The pork ribs were tender and tasty – flavoured with fermented beans and chili. The seaweed rolls stuffed with springy fish paste were good too, I would prefer a full fish paste version rather than having the filament stick in the middle.

Chu Cheong Fun – the filling was bits of char siu ( bbq pork)  . The ‘skin’ was not very thin or those translucent type but I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t floury, it was silky smooth and the filing was good too, although I am not a fan of CCF,  I found this to be enjoyable.

Char siew pau, appearance wise, not too tempting, it looked kinda heavy as opposed to being light and  fluffy, but luckily the pastry although not light was adequate and the filing was good, not too fatty or too sweetish. Fish paste with soya bean sheets – nice..good firm fish paste.  The cabbage rolls were interesting, I didn’t know cabbage can be sooo sweet one lerrr.. biting into the cabbage rolls, the sweetness of cabbage oozes from all sizes, and again, good fish paste filing.

Overall, an enjoyable meal . Service was prompt. The bill came to RM26+

Location : At  4 ½ mile Old Klang Road, directly opposite  BP petrol station / Plaza Prima, a few steps away from Sing Pao is the OKR hokkien noodles  stall.

My favourite quote for the week is Einstein’s  : ‘Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results’, I can relate to this when I am repeating the same angle of the catapult trying to kill ‘em pigs in a game of Angry Birds, I never knew that a game like this can carry such a subtle message..i guess as I progress in the game, i will have an higher IQ,  gain enlightenment, win a Nobel prize, find a cure for cancer and how to kill ‘em snorting pigs..

Ok, I will try not to say anything about Angry Birds in my next posting, it’s too addictive, I might have to attend ABA* if this goes on

Met up with L for dinner and I suggested we go to Sungai Besi Wan Tan Mee ( SBWTM) , my last trip to SBWTM was more than 3 years ago, and I thought it was about time we get reacquainted with SBWTM. To reach SBWTM is a trick if you are on the wrong side of the road, this will involve having to make a U-turn underneath the flyover, turn into the back lanes and then come out to the right side of the road. You can  park by the side of the road. There was a tiny road(  untarred ) beside the stall which served as a parking area but it was fully occupied so L drove further into the road and parked at the dead end next to a garage.

After we hobbled over to a table we were provided with the menu, the auntie who took our order looked kinda familiar, I think it was the same Auntie from my last visit,  L pointed at me and told Auntie ‘she is doing the ordering, and she love the food so much that she will be taking pictures of the food  too ‘, it was almost like a cue for me to find a telephone booth and change into the leather Bual Bual Kosong outfit complete with Bata shoes and a hat that could match or better Princess Beatrice of York’s headgear At SBWTM, there are a variety of  toppings to choose from to go with the noodles, which includes : chicken, roast duck, salted pig leg, stewed pork, dumpling, wan tan, char siew wan tan, chat siew, chicken leg, mushroom, mushroom with chicken leg or curry wild boar. There are three types of portions  : S, M or L, the prices range from RM4 – RM6I decided to go for char siew wan tan and L , a copycat -followed suit, we ordered some yong tau foo too ( RM1 /piece). After ordering I regretted I didn’t order the curry wild boar, I love wild boar, the texture, the taste..aiya..rugi only lahhh…and this was a way to get back at them big bully pigs too mah!

 Char siew wantan – i found the noodles a bit dry and sticky and had to spoon some soup into it, afterwhich I find the taste of the noodles to be a bit bland – I hope this was not caused by the dilution from the soup. the char siew lean yet tender but taste wise it was average, the wan tan was ok . I seemed to  recall from  previous visits the noodles were delicious but based on the noodles that I was served that day it was of the average quality that I can get at the food courts .  When I asked L what did he think of the noodles ,he said ‘ good’. so, maybe it was just me. And the place was fully packed too, so, maybe too many hours spent on Angry Birds had dulled my taste buds.. 

Yong tau foo : fish paste wrapped in  tofu, ladies fingers, chili , bean curd skin etc . The fish paste had a springy texture and L raved about the dip that came with the YTF. I guess the YTF were ok lah..I noticed that the was now a rojak stall at the vicinity too, anyone tried this ka ?

Business hours : Mon – Thurs : 7 pm  3 am,  Fri and Sat : 7 pm – 3:30 am, sun ; 6:30pm – 2:30 am

 Location :

190H, Jalan 2 1/2 Miles Sg. Besi,
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-9222 8177
 

*Angry Birds Anonymous

 

Hands in the air if you like Angry Birds ! I am kinda a late comer to this , but better late than never..Kill ‘em pigs !Oink oink. Quick rewind…. back in Uni days..in the hostel, sitting on the cold smooth cement floor,  where I spent 6 straight hours on my bulky Gameboy playing Tetris..no toilet breaks even ! I must have had a much bigger bladder back then…..

Anyway, we were suppose to be discussing about food..

It was a bright and sunny Saturday afternoon, met up with F in SJ and as she was tired of the food at the kopitiam, we decide to try out some other  shops around that area ( SS 15/4D) . We saw JoJo Pan Mien but the large crowd meant that there will be a long wait and our stomachs were not in a particular patient mood…so we decided to move on….

I hadn’t tried the noodles at  Face to Face Noodles and the shop wasn’t as crowded as JoJo so this seemed to be a good choice for lunch.

We must have blend in rather well with the decor, or maybe too well until the waiter and waitress wasn’t  aware of our presence and we had to waved them over to get a peek at the menu. There were a few items that seemed to be a specialty at F2F including  : Traditional Sarawak Noodles, house specialty hot and spicy pan mee, creation minced pork pan mee, Sichuan piquant pan mee, dried curry pan mee and the fried dumpling .F had dined at F2F before and recommended the traditional Sarawak noodles to me while she decide to try the sizzling black pepper pan mee.

The homemade dried chili

Traditional Sarawak noodles ( RM5.60) : the noodles were served with slices of char siew ( bbq pork), minced pork and pork balls. There was also a bowl of soup that came with the noodles. The texture of the noodles were ok, firm and springy, char siew slices were tasty and tender, the gravy was ok. Not outstanding but adequate. I find the serving a bit small lah..

Sizzling Black pepper pan mee with pork ( RM8.90), one thing was that there weren’t too much of  a sizzle when the dish was served, or maybe the sizzle had left the building. The gravy had a one dimensional taste which was bland, luckily the pork chop was tasty and tender which helped to make the noodles more palatable.

To continue with the East Malaysia theme, I ordered the Sarawak ABC special ( RM3.80), the shaved ice drenched in evaporated milk and red syrup was accompanied by read beans, corns, green jelly and longan. This was not bad

F ordered  Magical tiramisu (RM4.50) which was said to be enjoyable.

My comments : I guess now I know why the crowd at the other shop was greater, enough said !

Apart from in SJ, I have seen Face to Face in Kuchai Lama ( was adviced that this was closed) and  Sri Petaling, there might be more..

 Location :

Face to Face Noodle House
64, Jln SS15/4D
47500 Subang Jaya