Friday, February 22, 2008

Sin Lok Restaurant Sdn Bhd, Jalan Ampang

Chap-goh-meh (the fifteen day in the Chinese New Year calendar which sadly is the day the celebration ends. Okay clansmen, time to put away those playing cards) was yesterday.

No doubt I've been lax in posting so naturally, here's a late one.
A somewhat annual pre-Chinese New Year dinner do with good friends secured in work life. We bonded slaving away at the same workplace almost a decade back. Now almost half have ventured into other pastures. Some say greener some say vomit’s green too. Sounds disgusting but at a friends' gathering, nothing is sacred.

I just realised that it was the first time I am able to make it. In the earlier years the do would clash with my other commitments and I will only get to piece together the dinner exchanges (read: gossip updates) when impromptu post-mortems were conducted during teh tarik sessions much much later. But not this year. I was there and thoroughly enjoyed the structured mayhem first-hand. Everybody was talking to everybody. If who’s doing what interest you, face left. For who’s doing who, fasten your ears right. Going somewhere? Get some tips from across the table. Want to compare the year’s achievements, look to the one with fluffed coiffure. Secret recipes? Lean over to Kusahi_keat . Boys with toys, check in with fezzaboy.

In between those juicy snippets, these were squeezed in:-
Sharkfins soup. The seats next to a friend and me are in hot demand since both of us have swore off this until sharks can be reared properly as a food source.
Braised Mussels with Fishmeat and Greens
Steamed Codfish
Roasted Piglet. Best dish of the night.
Buttered Prawns
Waxed Meat Rice
Desserts:- Tau-sar Dumplings and Sweet Longan (the canned type) with Sea Coconut Drink
Friends brought these.Wine to me taste no different than plain vinegar. My more cultured friends commented that the left one was very dry while the other was more pleasant. Best is there was no charge for corkage.

Verdict? A dinner do memorable for the company, not food.

We chose the more expensive one. Bill shared by 9 pax:-Location:-


team bsg said...

for a moment we toz after your extended 13th toilet post you have gone for a study tour beyond China tk goodness you are back eating gluttonous again !

Judy said...

Oh my goodness, I have not had proper suckling pigs for like.....yonks.

Good value for money, lovely food.

Jackson said...

by looing at the roasted pig nose, i dun dare to eat la!!

Rasa Malaysia said...

Do you read Chinese? Anyway, I was going down the list of the Chinese menu, OMG, I wanted to eat both tables!

Jason said...

A good reminiscent of the CNY celebration :)

Welcome back!

Kok said...

I bet you're having a great time feeding your stomach during CNY hor? hahaha!

I never try roasted piglet before. It's quite expensive...

wmw said...

Well, CNY is over, the big feast for all of us has come to a halt...I don't know whether to cry tears of joy or sorrow. Hahahaha....

New Kid on the Blog said...

RM498 with the suckling pig... cheaper than Penang

celine said...

Hmm...The cod fish must be nice...

Anonymous said...

I wish I had a try at the suckling pig, but all I had was Peking Duck... still: Crispy, crispy. ;)

But the array of dishes are really good lar... I'd have walloped all of it with pleasure, hehe. :D

Tummythoz said...

team bsg, waa u really see me very up huh. Last visit, toilets at tourists spots there very impressive!
Oh, and later at Shenzhen too.

judy, not to worry. I can safely say I ate your share.

jackson, for photography purpose only. After, push away-lor.

rasa malaysia, me 'banana' through & through. Actually most at table were Chinese characters challenged so the staff there had to patiently read & describe each dish foor us. Yes, she did give us the incredulous look.

jason, good to be back! TQ.

kok, how can??!!! Come over & we go do major pig out!

wmw, more reason to drown our sorrow in good food. =P

new kid on the blog, is it? Maybe because it was a special promotion price.

celine, hmm I had better.

kennymah, sadly, the dishes taste can be improved.

Nic (KHKL) said...

i cant stop laughing at that wine and vinegar statement lar! brilliant! haha! thank goodness the company was good, eh? nice to see u back in action!

Tummythoz said...

nic(khkl), glad to have entertained you. My company was not as amused esp the 2 bottle bearers. =>

Big Boys Oven said...

walio, now I am so hungry! bear ta han!

mama bok said...

Good and affordable food.. and great company is the best combination eh. :)

babe_kl said...

this is the best place for suckling pig!!! yumyummm they roast it upon order even on wedding banquet

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