Posts Tagged ‘Roast. Old Klang Road’

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.

During your birthday month, Jusco’s loyalty card holders will be given a  booklet of vouchers from the various sponsors. Over the years, I find that the content of the booklet are getting less attractive and most of the time the whole booklet in it’s original and unused  form will find it’s way into the recycle bin..yeah la..that is gratitude for you, people give vouchers, want to grumble somemore…

 I was attracted to an ice cream RM3 off voucher , but upon finding out that it was only valid for that particular item that cost – I think it was RM18+ , hey, I have to fork out RM16+ ?? no deal..flip flip flip, Vouchers for rides at a hill resort ..nope, shoes..nope, massage chairs ..nope…ah..30% off the bill for meals at Esquire Kitchen ( only valid  for meals exceeding RM30)..hmm..so if the meal is RM30, then the payable amount is RM21..ehhh..this is reasonable…with that in mind…..To Esquire Kitchen we will go…

Esquire Kitchen offers :

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 Shanghai dimsum – fried dumplings, steamed dumplings, Sui Kau etc

Soup – Pork ribs cucumber , lotus root, chicken + groundnut, Sze Chuan hot and spicy etc

Pork, Seafood, beancurd, vegetables, Noodles,

Dessert include : Kwai Leng Kou, Tau Fu Far, Kaya Puff etc

 Esquire Kitchen has some set meals promotion :

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 Nam Heong also has it’s chicken rice promo:-

For RM14.90nett you get :- meat balls ( 5 pcs); white or roast chicken for 2 pax, Vege ( small) , Free rice for 2 pax.

And to move up a notch, add RM1+, you can change the meat balls for Fook Chow meat balls.

And to further impress your date, add RM5+ – u get asam fish or beancurd

 I was having a cold that day, so avoided ordering dishes with any hint of spiciness, we ordered : beancurd , fish slices with ginger,  a large bowl of lotus root soup and rice.

When the beancurd arrived, it was piping hot..the beancurd texture was nice, a bit of a bite on the outside and soft tofu-ish on the insides..but after a few bites..found that the dish was bland ( or maybe it was my cold ?)

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 The fish slices with ginger looks promising, lotsa ginger and spring onions – but looks are deceiving, the fish was tasteless and the gravy didn’t taste any different from the beancurd dish ( or maybe it was my cold ?)

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 The first few sip from the soup bowl was encouraging, this was very tasty..and taste like it was lovingly  cooked over low fire for many hours.. After a few more spoonfuls, found that it was a bit too salty.. ( or maybe it was my cold?)

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Overall , I must say that this was a bit of a disappointment and my previous experiences of eating at Esquire was definitely better than this. (or maybe it was my cold ?)

Esquire Kitchen

G5, Plaza OUG,

Taman OUG, Jln Klang Lama,

58200 KL

Tel : 7981 1645