Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Restoran Eiffel and Poon Kee Chinese Desserts Stall, Cheras

We expected Western food towards a fusion twist. Obviously due to its name. Duh.Oops, the ‘duh’ was on us, except for Ipoh Mali Talak Sombong who had eaten the fare from here before. These were the recommended dishes:-

Crab Meat Pan Meen. Or was it Shrimps Pan Meen since there were a few succulent ones. This was not in the menu but came recommended by the staff.

Crab as well as shrimp sounded similar in Cantonese albeit the intonation. Crabby was missing. Anyway, skip this.Vietnamese Chicken Pan Meen. The strong aromatic lemongrass smell and taste brought out the Other Ipoh Mali (Yang Bermotor) story of why he’s wary of the smell.Fried Rice with Salted Egg. It was flavourful with reasonable salty level. However Ipoh Mali said he had better on other days.Money Pouch aka Kei-Chi (Chinese Wolfberries) Dumplings. These were the first to finish.Green apple and Salad. Tasted sweet and sour, very appetising.It’s a dessert house too so we ordered these individually:-

Soursop Ice Blend. Mine. Too sweet and stinted on the fruit.Icy Mango Milk. Looked so inviting. Other Ipoh Mali (Yang Bermotor), how was it?Ipoh Mali Talak Sombong , what about your ABC Special aka Ice Kacang?Food Cookies, Mint Chocolate Milk Shake. No picture though. Consequence of being too engrossed in Perak food exchange discussion between the 2 Ipoh Malis.

2 scoops of ice-cream, Pistachio and Chocolate. For RM1 a scoop, Phitoy found it creamy, not too sweet and good value.

We went Dutch on:-
Location:- Across the roundabout, oppposite Tesco Extra Cheras. All the while I thought that housing estate is known as Taman Midah but spy the address on the bill. Hmm.

Since it was just across the road, we wanted to show off the best Chinese dessert stall in town to the Other Ipoh Mali (Yang Bermotor). Though near and a walk will be good for a couple of us (ahem), we burned 5 minutes worth of petrol across to Taman Cheras or better known as Taman Yew Lake or Yulek. It was already dark and way too precarious to walk across the busy highway. It’s a fact. Better to be safe than save. :D

Grabbed a good table (means on cemented walkway, not on uneven wet tarred road) and our orders arrived in a minute or so.

Somehow that night’s serving of smooth Black Sesame gruel lacked fragrance but I lapped it up. Not easy to get this anywhere else, okay. The others ordered different varieties and I cannot remember what. Not too sure about the tastes either but noticed their bowls were left empty too. Lighting was bad and I was worn out struggling to take a clear picture of my own dark bowl.

Anyway the conversation was getting too interesting to interrupt. Yes we were discussing food (like you really need to ask) – the inflationary price of cockles and Char-Kueh-Tiau to be precise.


Another ‘Once upon a time, long long ago’ post, checked.

24 comments:

Life for Beginners said...

That last pic looks like a wholesome bowlful of black gold... Yummy...

J2Kfm said...

hey, since when I'm berMOTOR? =P
let's find another time to gather again k? maybe in Ampang, so I can have my REAL korean fare, or Thai BBQ. muahahha ... then we can continue discussion on the cockles ...

Tummythoz said...

Hey, can both of you see those dishes names I out in bold? They are blanks on my screen. >.<"

Tummythoz said...

Oh, nevermind. Found my own error.
=P

life for beginners, gold cannot possible taste so good.

j2kfm, haha. Ipoh Mali Yang Bermulut Bermotor was just too tiring to type.

No. I want Eat-around-Perak fare!

PenangTuaPui said...

Soursop Ice Blend look so tempting... drooling now....

CUMI & CIKI said...

strange name but the food looks excellent!

backstreetgluttons said...

we love your XC-lente food description. short and fast some dun remember. abit like us Xcept we are even faster and remember even less...

Nic (KHKL) said...

i tried poon kee before. the tong suis were kinda nice but the ambiance was even better! so lively!!! on my left was a couple ranting about dunno what and my right, political discussion. like cable tv liddat..hehe

fatboybakes said...

wow, cheras seems to have escaped my food radar altogether, but it sounds like a treasure trove of goodies. the black sesame jelly, is it anything like black sesame ice cream, coz i LURVE BS ice cream.

Tummythoz said...

penangtuapui, if only I can find Penang style ABC in KL. Y'know, with nutmeg shavings! Hey, please
oo-eng-lai-che ok!

cumi&ciki, pity forgot to ask them why such name.

backstreetgluttons, have to learn to post like you guys. Short & concise.

nic(khkl), beat zapped TV dinners anytime.

fatboybakes, you've never had 'hak-chi-ma-woo'? Similar to 'fa-sang-wu'? U Chinese-ar? =P

Kok said...

tummythoz,
All the desserts looks gorgeous! I want!

wmw said...

When is the next makan??? :o)

sc said...

with all the yummy looking pictures, the only one that caught my eye immediately was the receipt..milk shape? hahaha :p

babe_kl said...

looks like only the desserts are good huh??? worth going to eiffel or not huh??? :P

Jackson said...

wahlau... again so much good food. I missed the dessert so much!

Tummythoz said...

kok, come over. I'll buy!

wmw, I want to know too.

sc, haha I was wondering who will spot it.

babe_kl, go for the fried rice with salted egg & keichi dumplings.

Handsome Jackson, long time no see.

Rasa Malaysia said...

The pan meen has so much gravy I thought it was a soup?

Little Inbox said...

kei chi dumpling? Sounds interesting. Any other ingredients besides kei chi and dumpling skin?

Christy said...

Too bad the soursop was too sweet; I've always loved ice blended soursop as well - as long as it's not TOOOOOOOO sweet....else, yikes:P

jason said...

My ABC ah... ok lor (how wrong can ABC be?) The best part is the ice cream on top :P

Tummythoz said...

rasa malaysia, definitely not the normal pan mee found everywhere in KL.

little inbox, filled with minced meat. Kei-chi taste was mild.

christy, sadly my luck with this has been tooth-aching, either too sweet or too many uncrushed seeds.

jason, I've met with some sad ABC -bad ice texture, tasteless, stingy ingredients etc.

Andie Summerkiss said...

I think the bill came out pretty cheap for that many dishes!

Tummythoz said...

andie summerkiss, if one is earning Ringgit Malaysia, we call this reasonable. Hardly cheap.
*sigh*

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