Archive for October, 2012

The name Savage Tribe for a place that serve BBQ,  seemed pretty apt…imagine : deep dark jungle, savages in glass skirts and sinister masks, toting sharp spears, chanting and dancing around a big the campfire ah  ? can see the sharp spears ah ? nevermind…whatever..

At 6:05pm, we were the first customer at Savage Tribe. We were shown to our table and given our sets of shrink wrapped utensils.

The waitress started the ‘induction cooking pit thingy’ and started to place the skewers over the fire/electric whatyoucallit. When asked, the waitress said that the Management felt that when left to their own devices, the patrons usually end up with burnt meat and occasionally undercooked meat, so it was better that the duty was left in the hands of the waitresses.

The dips were served in bamboo plates, no, they were not chili powder and pepper, but some special spices…

We struck up a conversation with the waitress, we thought she was from China as the conversation was in Mandarin, but turned out that she was from Myanmar and studied Mandarin in school.

There was a conveyer-liked mechanism for the skewers, where they were automatically turned/rotated , which ensure even grilling…and the waitress was intermittently applying the seasoning to the skewers on the grill.

Some of  the prices for the BBQ skewers  :

Spicy lamb / cumin lamb/ yummy beef/ black pepper beef brisket/ red hot beef : RM5 for 2 skewers ;

Red hot wings/ spicy wings : RM5;

Spicy prawns : RM3; Grilled cuttlefish RM2,

Chicken gizzard / Orleans chicken RM3 for 2 skewers

Pork : RM4 for  2 skewers)

If you are a duckie person, you can try :  duck tongue, duck feet (RM5 for 4) and duck neck ( RM5/piece)

Apart from the BBQ, you could also try the steamboat set with a variety of soup, including a very interesting ‘Ice and fire steamboat’ , or green tea (wow..that would be interesting); pork bone with corn broth, mushroom, chew chou broth , tom yam, chicken marinate in yellow wine broth etc..And a large selection of seafood, meat, fish/meat-balls and vegetables

And not just BBQ and steamboat, one could also order ala carte dishes or standalone meal..

Ok..our meal was ready…. smelling  wonderful..

The meat were well marinated and taste very good. One great thing was that all the BBQ stuff were ‘real meat’, not fishballs or processed stuff…with the exception for the hotdog, that is.. What I liked best was the chicken wings, it was very fragrant and the meat was grilled to perfection. The lamb was slightly gamey and taste better after dipping with the special species,

Overall, an enjoyable funny thing was that there was a  charge for using the utensils…oh..i hope this will not be a trend at all the makan places..

 Location :
 No. 41, Jalan Kuchai Maju 11,
Kuchai Entrepreneur Park,
58100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 79718024; 018

We were hanging around Seri Kembangan..nothing much to do..drove around polluting the neighbourhood..looking for a place to have lunch..then decided to try our luck at Pusat Perdagangan Seri Kembangan… let’s try Puchong Yong Tou Fu. Good sign > there was a big crowd, and one other good sign was that families were eating there ( I assumed those seated at the same table to be from the same families, they might be from a different gene pool but anyway….) > which I take to mean that the price should be reasonable .

We were given a piece of paper with a list. From the ‘Soup Boil Choose’ section , we selected : Chili, ladies finger, bitterguord and Wan Tan. From the ‘Deep Fried Choose; section , we ticked  brinjal and spring roll. We also selected 2 chicken wrap, 1 bowl of rice and 1 serving of Chu Cheong Fun.

For drinks, I had Sour Lime Juice ( RM2.80) and my makan kaki had herbal tea (RM2.00).

Chu Cheong Fun ( RM0.80)
The ‘ Soup Boil Choose’ yong tau fu (YTF)came in a big red bowl with soup filled to the brim and camouflaged by the vegetables ( I think this vegetable is called sayur manis?). Wellll…..a disappointment, the dish paste were bland, the bitterguord was hard and the wan tan was so-so. The  sayur manis were too tough to chew so  I decide not to strain my digestive system and ignored them..i mean ignore the sayur not ignore my digestive system..

The 2 pieces of YTF from the ‘Deep fried choose’ section looked so forlorn and lost in such a large plate. Thankfully the brinjal was soft and the spring roll fared better than their ‘soup boil choose’ gang. The YTF were priced at RM1.20 per piece (either the fried/ soup version)

Next was the chicken wrap (RM3.80/ wrap) … the meat was hard and tasteless..there were gravy in the wraps but the taste didn’t transfer to the chicken.. thumbs down !

After the meal, I had the gnawing feeling at the pit of my stomach (tape worm ?)….I think  my stomach was not happy with the food I was feeding it…

The bill came to RM21. We don’t think we will be back soon lah.

Location :
 No. 21-23, Jalan PSK-2.
Pusat Perdagangan Seri Kembangan,
43300 Seri Kambangan.
Tel : 89381159
Business hours : 11am -10pm
Closed on Mondays

Feng Mao BBQ @ off Jalan Yew

Posted: October 23, 2012 in @ Pudu
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We drove down to Jalan Sungai Besi, took the wrong exit and had to make a U-turn and after a few twist and turn we ended up right in front of where we want to be : Feng Mao – for our BBQ set meal.

After taking our seats, our cooking pit was fired up and we were good to go.

This was what we had to cook for the night

The dip to go with the BBQ

While waiting for the food to cook, we were served the following:

Home made salad (RM8)  : vermicelli , cucumber and vegetable. Not bad.

Stir fried potato threads (RM8) if I hadn’t ate this before,I would not have guessed that these were potatoes, the texture, the taste didn’t say potatoes ! Not bad..

We didn’t like the egg fried rice (RM6), it was soggy and tasteless..

In between stuffing ourselves with the salad and the potatoes shreds,  we kept a watchful eye on the work-in-progress food and not forgetting to turn the skewers when necessary

The work-in –progress and the progressed food. Having a higher rack to ‘park’ the cooked stuff and to keep them warm is a good idea. We weren’t very sure whether we were eating lamb, pork or beef but the BBQ stuff were rather tasty, a large number of skewers were seafood paste/ balls.

We were a bit too slow / we were too immersed in eating and burnt the toast..i guessed the rest of the diners could smell the burning  as many heads were looking our way, lucky they didn’t throw the fire extinguisher at us..

Overall, an ok  meal lah

Location :

No. 62A, Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park, Off Jalan Yew
Kuala Lumpur 55100

017-2244636, 03-92214636