Sis came avisit from Uniquely Singapore bearing precious gift for me! More of that next post, k. Guarantee to evoke envy. In return I welcomed her the Malaysian Truly Asia way:- Food food and more food. Hey, the gift was ‘yit-lat-lat’ (fresh hot) from Japan, ok. Told it has yet to appear in Singapore least of all, Malaysia. So, it’s only fair I throw dietary caution to the gutters and pig out together-gather.
1) Lardy dark luscious Hokkien Mee
2) Pristine smooth Chu Cheong Fan with bouncy Yong Tau Foo
Fine print at the bottom:- must have soup during all meals!
So off we went, Paymaster aka Phitoy (hehe!), Sis and I, on a journey of abundant food in the capital city of a free country’s Independence weekend. Not to bore you with all the inny-minny meals in between, I’ll just reveal the relatively big ones.
Breakfast at Imbi Market. A wet market where there’s more youths, couples and families than ‘Ah-Sohs’ doing daily marketing.
Hoilam-cha (Hainan coffee). 1 hot ‘galat’ (big one), 1 hot small served in cup and saucer and 1 iced.Toasted Bread. Came with slabs of butter (not margarine, no no) and kaya. When ordering, the staff will ask ‘keping’ or ‘bun’.
This is ‘keping’.This is bun.Dry and Wet Wantan Mee. Been told many times this is good. I cannot tell.Soup? Checked.Total Price: From Hainan stall RM8 (I think) while the noodles RM4.00 each.
Location: Behind the less than busy Pasar Rakyat. No map as its website is inaccessible.
Lunch at Pudu. Where else if not here to get all these at one place:-
Bill:- The sequence of prices is as per the above except for RM3 being 2 Barli drinks. Again I stress, drinks are getting way too expensive nowadays. *sheesh* To ease those curious minds, the fur belongs to my mascot. Used its back for balance. =)
45 Jalan Brunei Barat (off Pudu), Kuala Lumpur.
Location: A relatively big zing roofed shack behind Berjaya Times Square, opposite Shaw Parade Shopping Centre.
Now, these shallots are yummilicious. I detest those commercially prepacked ones. Taste like plastic.Porkballs (a side order). Go for these. Bouncy meatballs with a surprise within.Salty meat within. Hehe.Note: Do not underestimate the green chilli paste provided. It burns.
Soup? Checked aloud.
Total price for 2 bowls of noodles, 5 porkballs and 2 glasses of herbal tea:- RM15 or less. Maybe. Look, no receipt issued so I’m lost.
Dinner at Jalan Loke Yew. Last on sis’s eat list. Artery clogging black beauty. Haven’t been here for the longest time. Heard the cooks have changed and taste deteriorated. On top of that, last couple of visits, we found the service was getting from bad to worse. Impatient waiters (middle aged Chinese guys), wrong and forgotten orders. This visit sealed it as a place we will return again. And again. Service by the foreigners (How does one call people from Myanmars? Myanmar-ians or still Burmese?) was impeccable!
Post post Independence Day
Mun-fan (Steamed White Rice soaked in Gravy). I suggested this instead of having the usual white rice. I had better but the other 2 were happy with it.Guinness Pork Ribs. Flavourful but the lean parts were a bit tough. King Crab Restaurant at Taman Megah's is way better.Black Peppered Beef. The meat was juicy and tender but the sauce a tad too salty.Seong-Thong-Yuin-Choy (Spinach in Superior Soup). Checkety-check-check soup.Bill:-Address:-Guess I did meet dearest gift bearer’s expectations.
Yay yay yay * punch air*.
Can feel most are saying it was way too easy but hey, it did involve a bit of brain juice and plenty of gastric juices, k. Of course the gift is still with me today. I carry it everywhere I go. Naked and all.
Stroking the surface now. OooooOoo *high*.