It’s been a long time since I last did an asian food review and it’s about time I feature something really good to share with you. Now, though you do not see a lot of Indian food or recipes on this blog of mine, I am actually very fond of Indian food and eat Indian food weekly. Afterall, my office is located in a famous street in KL which houses some of the best Indian food found in KL.
Kohinoor is a new addition to this area, having shifted from its previous base in Jalan Yap Kwan Seng. It is now located at the spanking new Capsquare Centre off Jalan Munshi Abdullah. Incidentally, Capital Square is now managed by BDRB, the developers (and managers, I think) of Bangsar Shopping Complex, so you get a fair idea of how this place is going to be marketed – chic, urban and with quality stuffs.
It is easy to go wild at the extensive menu found at Kohinoor (which by the way, means “Mountain of Light”) – more than 200 dishes to be exact, created by the able chef Primjit Namdeo Khaire from Mumbai and managed by the efficient and amiable Elias De Almeida. I have been to Kohinoor twice and have found the Murgh Nawabi absolutely irresistable. Read the rest of this entry »
Satay, grilled skewered pieces of meat, was not supposed to be the highlight of that day. Rather, Portuguese Grilled Fish in downtown Chinatown / Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur. It was the 15th May, 2008 and I finally got to me Bee Yinn of Rasa Malaysia after knowing and reading her blog for well over a year. As we were a little bit early that day, we decided to stop by at Zainal’s Satay which is located along the road leading to Petaling Street. If you are coming in into Petaling Street from the traffic light junction of KotaRaya, you will see Zainal’s Satay on the right hand side of the road. This was my first time eating Zainal’s Satay though I pass by this place almost daily.
As we were still intending to dig into the Portuguese Grilled Fish in a short while, we decided to place an order for 10 sticks of chicken satay (which costs RM0.60 each). I was used to eating Nyok Lan Satay (also known as Restoran Malaysia) in Kajang and would deem that the best so far but Zainal’s Satay is not too bad either. The satays were well marinated and comes slightly sweetish with a hint of tumeric (which also gives it a nice yellow tint). Thankfully, Zainal does not overly grill the satays till they become carbonised meat sticks. A little bit of carbon here and there is still acceptable Read the rest of this entry »
A friend of mine brought me to try Restoran Soong Kee Beef Ball Mee at Kuala Lumpur a couple of months back and I found that it is excellent. So, yesterday gave me an opportunity to revisit Restoran Soong Kee for dinner as well as to take some photographs to share it here.
Restoran Soong Kee is located as a corner lot at No. 3, Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin (previously known as Jln Silang) in Kuala Lumpur. There is a RHB Bank across the road. Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin is around the vicinity of Wisma Hamzah-Kwong Hing and Bank of Tokyo as well as Lebuh Ampang.
Just like the Hokkien Mee place I reviewed earlier, this proprietor has been in this business for well over 60 years being the 2nd generation in charge. The cook’s biceps are well-toned which must be a testimony of the thousands of bowls of noodles he has cooked todate! Read the rest of this entry »
It’s time for another round of food review and this time, the focus is on the famous Pork Ball and Pork Sausage Noodles from San Jian Zhuang. This however, is not the San Jian Chuang which you find in shopping centres. Rather, this is the San Jian Zhuang which is found at many hawker stalls which display the name in Chinese, meaning “three adjoining shops”. For this review, I went to the proprietor’s stall at Lot 3474, Main Street, Jinjang Utara, KL.
Operating from a stall within a coffee shop in Jinjang next to Public Bank, Mr. Yap Yok Foo has been in the business of selling pork ball noodles for about 30 years after learning the trade from his late father. Word has it that his father learnt the skills from one Chan Fatt Kam, who in turn learned the skills from a mainland Chinese who came to Malaya before World War 2. The name San Jian Zhuang was said to have been the referral point to this famous pork ball noodles sold during the days of Chan Fatt Kam at Jalan Silang and hence, the pork balls became synonymous with the pork balls. Read the rest of this entry »