Archive for April, 2012

Me and my  makan kaki were loitering aroundOld Klang Road thinking of what to have for lunch, then we spotted a red sign board – Restoran Keong Kee. Charcoal roast and herb soup- just what we were looking for !

Keong Kee was a  set up on the pavement -y the road side and we had expected to be having our meal on Formica table top and flimsy plastic chairs but was pleasantly surprised that the table top were marble and we sat on solid wooden chairs.

 The menu include:

The basic ‘single mix rice’ – roasted chicken rice ( RM4.50), duck rice (RM5.50), BBQ pork rice (RM5.00), homemade bbq sausage rice (Rm5.00)

‘twin mix rice’- where you combine any two roast (prices range from RM 6 – 11)  and ‘three mix rice’ with prices ranging from RM 8 -12.Or you could order the roasts without it coming as a set with  rice. 1 whole roasted duck will cost you RM45, while half a roasted chicken is RM18. You can also various combination of roasts in portions of 1 , 2 or 3 pax. Other dishes on the menu are : claypot pork knuckle in vinegar (RM10) , claypot spicy & sour vegetable (RM6) and homemade fish cake. A variety of soups are available including : bittergourd and pork ribs , lotus root and peanut, old cucumber soup, ABC, watercress, ginseng chicken and etc

We weren’t sure of the portion of the dishes and decided to go for 3-mix roast for 1 pax, spicy and sour vegetable and oily vegetable ( this was not on the menu, but was available)

 When the 3-mix roast (RM12) arrived at the table, we were taken aback by the portion, RM12 for such a small portion ah ? this is just enough for 1 pax ler…err…yes, but we did order the 1 pax portion- so…correct lorr..? anyway, just to be on the safe side, we checked with the waitress and confirmed that this was correctly delivered to our table. Frankly speaking, it was kinda difficult to judge the roasts as there weren’t really enough of it to judge …the roast duck was not bad- duckish and fragrant , BBQ pork was lean but yet not tough- well seasoned and I love  the flavour of gooey sweetish char on the edges of the BBQ pork, roasted pork had that crispy skin and not too many layer of fat. Overall, not bad lah, the roasts…

While I am strongly against spicy & sour vegetable, my makan kaki is a great fan and it was an unspoken rule that we had to order this dish whenever and wherever it is available. (poor me). The portion of the spicy and sour vegetable ( RM6) was rather big but sadly it was lacking in flavour, there was no Ummp. This was rated a 2/10 by the sour vegetable aficionando. 

The ‘oily vegetable’ (RM6) we had was kailan, they were rather tender. This was ok lah, nothing to shout of cry about.

Chinese tea is available FOC albeit on a self service basis.

 For the above mentioned, plus two rice ( RM1.20/ serving) , we paid  a total of RM26.40 for our meal. Overall, an OK meal

Location :

Lot1361/37 & 1360/26 Gerai Tepi Jalan Sepadu,
TamanSepadu, 58200 KL
Tel: 016 6358834

( if you come from Old Klang Road market (with the market on your left), go towards Pearl International Hotel, turn left at the traffic light just before the hotel and you will be on Jalan Sepadu, take the  first  right after the traffic light, go along the road and you will see Keong Kee on your left.)

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Another Groupon deal makan outing, this time it was at Sixty Nine Bistro. These people were ready for the Groupon crowd, we were shown to our table and given a preprinted form to order our meal Afro hairstyle, platform shoes and bell bottoms would fit in nicely with the retro atmosphere at the bistro. The decoration might seem a bit tacky to some and I noticed part of settee were cracked and some spots on the wall might need a coat of new paint. But the place was cozy and oozes charm. the official website : http://www.69bistro.com.my/home.php

For appetizer we had chicken ham roll with vegetable – the four pretty rolls came to our table planted in a bowl of ice. Apart from keeping the rolls cold , I think the ice might had somewhat diluted the taste of the chicken ham which made these rolls rather tasteless. For my second roll, I enrolled Chunny’s help to eat the ham while I conquer the crunchy carrot-cucumber-celery sticks.

Mushroom soup was next- these came in tea cups rather than soup bowls which was practical and cute- which also meant that the serving wasn’t that big lah. The taste of the soup was average

 For my main course, I decided to try the Ayam penyet set, this came with steamed rice, chicken  and fried tofu. Ayam penyet is literally translate to mean flatten chicken – the process of ‘flattening’ usually involved lightly smashing the fried chicken with a pestle in a mortar. I think the cook must have been a  softhearted person or had a prior warning from RSPCA- the chicken drumstick that I was served seemed to be in an unflattened state. Taste wise- I liked it, the meat was soft and very flavourful and worked perfectly with the warm steamed rice.The deep fried tofu were crispy and light. I likeyyy..

Chunny had the cheesy fish and chips –fish fillet baked with mozzarella cheese and accompanied by salad and chips. I must say that the dish doesn’t look like your regular fish and chips lor. Chunny was happy with her selection and seemed to likeeeyy this too.

Dessert was next.. how could anyone go wrong with ice cream and choc stick..yumm

Oh, there is one thing unique about Sixty Nine Bistro , after filling your tummy, you can have a sit down with the astrologer and have your fortune told. The bistro offers  horoscope and tarot card reading! Sorry- that is not a part of the Groupon deal  !

 Location :
No 14. Jalan Kampung Dollah, Off Jalan Pudu,55100,Kuala Lumpur
Telephone & Fax:  +603-2144-3369
Business Hour:
Mon-Fri: 04:30pm – 1:30am
Sat-Sun: 02:00pm – 1:30am
 
 
 
 
 

I had a bit of a warning a few weeks ago that an Uncle from overseas  might be in town but wasn’t informed of the time and the date. So it was in between being a surprise and an expectation when I received a call at 3 p.m. from said Uncle that we are expected at  Restoran Chinatown Pavilion at 7 p.m. Both Uncle and his traveling companion do not have mobile phones and the hotel that they were at, do not have phones in the room..err..kinda tricky …which took me back to the pre-wireless era

I am not sure what is the condition and food at Restoran Chinatown Pavillion so had also made reservation at another restaurant as standby.  Anyway, we made it safely to Restoran Chinatown Pavilion and it looked ok so we stuck with Uncle’s choice lah.

What we ordered :

Four heavenly kings –. The aromatic gravy of dried prawn, chili, bean paste and whatever that was put into this dish worked ! In my book, this dish can almost score a 10/10 lah. The four kings are : French bean, four angle bean, brinjal and asparagus. If petai was included ( they do not have petai) , I might even score this a 11/10.

 Famous tofu – deep fried tofu topped with crunchy bits of dried prawns, onions and whatever that was put into this dish worked.Another winner.  I dunno lah..i think the dishes served at  definitely fit my taste buds.

 Prawns – prawns were fresh, the gravy had onions, chili and whatever sauces made this another enjoyable dish. Can be a bit salty but still very enjoyable.

 We ordered half of the Crispy salted kampong chicken –the kampong chicken was tender and the saltiness was adequate. This was light and didn’t feel sluggish or too meaty. I am not sure why I am using ‘sluggish’ and associating it with food …

 The total bill – for the above bill plus 4 rice, 2 beers and Chinese tea came to ~ RM140, which is probably on the pricey side but I guess Hang Lekir is a touristy place and this is a tourist price guarr. I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised of being served such a tasty meal..

 Location :
25 & 27 Jalan Hang Lekir
5000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 20709284