Friday, June 27, 2008

Tien Tien Lai Restaurant (again), Off Jalan Pudu

Today after many mediocre and bad experiences around town, it’s confirmed. As such I need to get it off my tummy [since the load there is bigger than chest]. Here it goes...

Know where has the best Sweet & Sour Pork (Ku-Lou-Yuk)?

Meaty, fried with just the right amount of flour coating. The light gravy is not too sweet and do not overwhelm the tanginess brought on by the tomato sauce. I can have this at every meal, breakfast even! Can I have it as the only food I eat for the rest of my life? Err.. I’ll tell you after a month of intensive research. Munch munch munch.

Anyway, during our last Saturday brunch, besides THE best dish, Phitoy insisted on these:-

3 Yolks Egg (Sam-Wong-Tan). A mixture of lightly beaten plain egg, century egg and salted egg steamed into smooth custard. There’s some minced pork and bits of mushrooms at the bottom. Incidentally, to Phitoy this is their world’s best dish.One trivial note:- No matter how many pax, the serving portion is the same as they use only plates of this size to steam.

A plate of Stir-fried Kailan with Roasted Pork slices lurking at the back of the delicious porky dish picture. Plain greens would have been better.

Paid RM17 inclusive of 2 plates of white rice and 2 glasses of Chinese Tea.

Location:- Know the location of the Jalan Pudu Post Office opposite the Bomba? This shop is behind the Post Office. Close on Tuesdays.

Oh in my previous post it was Chinese New Year season so the stalls behind the shop towards the wet market was abuzz with all the loud music and garish ornaments. Now, take a leisure stroll to capture some adorable cat food.


17 comments:

CUMI & CIKI said...

love the fish! love the sam wong tan! lovit-lovit-lovit :P heehee

Tummythoz said...

cumi & ciki, wow can almost taste your enthusiasm! ;D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i m still enjoying the perks of having a mom..maybe thats y i always wonder why ppl will order steam eggs outside when it is so easy to get at home..haha

J2Kfm said...

tien tien lai? aiks, bidor also ada satu. :)
not branch huh?
sweet n sourpork used to be, and still is, one of my fav dish to order, whenever the choices are scarce. cant go wrong with it

wmw said...

Two of my all time favourite dishes!

PureGlutton said...

Simple homecooked fare can taste so heavenly when done well. Siew yook cooked with anything is fine with me, hehe! There's also a Tien Tien Lai coffeeshop in Taipan USJ i think - a popular name for makan place eh!

Tummythoz said...

NJoe, me mom far away & my steamed eggs are always full of craters.

j2kfm, doubt related. Was told that this place is ran by 7 brothers & wives who take care of all the cooking, taking orders and bookkeeping.

wmw, high 5!

pureglutton, somehow the siew yok there is below expectation.

Julian Si said...

Great writeup on Tien Tien Lai , hmmm there's one in Setapak too. Wonder if it is the same?

http://juliansi.blogspot.com/2007/10/tien-tien-lai-tai-chow-setapak-kl.html

Anyway, I LOVE sweet n sour pork aka ku loh yoke, can't wait to try your recommendation out!

jason said...

Behind post office! Guess it wont be hard to find ^^

I saw puffer!

New Kid on the Blog said...

but too far for me leh!!
I like Ku-Lou-Yuk very much la!!

Tummythoz said...

julian si, do refer to my answer to j2kfm above.

jason, yes cute cute bumbling along puffers. But doubt they are easy to rear. I'll stick to guppy.

new kid on the blog, don't be too sad. I'll think of you during my next munch. =)

Boon said...

Hi Tummythoz and fezzaboy... I'd like to get in touch with you, if you're ok with that. Do email me at boon [at] foodlah [dot] com, thanks.

kampungboycitygal said...

what a good name..tien tien lai..they must have a lot of returning patrons like u!

allaboutattitude said...

Been to that restaurant too! Its really good! The egg is almost a must for every table...

hehe .. the pictures of the fishes look so refreshing.

Little Inbox said...

Me too...I like kou lou yuk prety much. The price is quite reasonable.

Tummythoz said...

boon, thx for dropping by.

kampungboycitygal, plenty of patrons on first name basis though me not yet.

allaboutattitude, nice fishies-eh. Btw you do nice accessories too eh!

little inbox, good food good price. Go try.

fatboybakes said...

there's something so comforting about ku lou yoke huh.

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