Thursday, July 13, 2017

半山走地鸡 Ban Shan Zou Di Ji (Ti Ratana Restaurant) @ Salak South Village

It's another Wednesday Ride and this time the plan was to cycle to Salak South Village to search for a elevated village eatery that has an awesome view of the city skyline. There were 12 of us starting from Lake Titiwangsa just before 7.00pm. We rode through the heavy jammed traffic of Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle as we moved towards south bound.
After pedaling for about 19km we found the wooden eatery house tucked among the village houses by the hill side with require a little bit of push up a steep road to reach the restaurant. 
The lady boss Ng Mooi behind the stove and preparing our food though we were hungry but we shall patiently wait for her magic.
Poached free range chicken is one of her signature dish that came with an interesting minced ginger sauce and it was indeed delicious. Hold on to your forks and spoons fellow riders let the cameras eat first.
I love this strong rice wine flavoured ginger chicken soup just like those women's food during their confinement. You must not miss this dish.
Vinegar pork trotter is another fabulous dish the taste is simply strong and tasty. Another must try kind of Hakka dish.
Stir fried tapioca leaves is good but nothing in particular to shout about.
Paku veggie stir fried with belacan surely tasted superbly good with its lovely belacan aroma and I like the crunchiness of this fern veggie.
Hakka braised pork belly with black fungus is another yummy dish it is a class higher than most where you normally get from the economy rice. I love to say this again, it is another must order dish.
The thick ginger gravy is gorgeous together with the freshness of the Song fish head it has gained another thumb up dish. Looks like everything we ate here were satisfactorily delicious and could come back again for more.
The view from our dining table is awesome, it was a satisfactorily dinner at a not so fancy restaurant with a superb sight of Kuala Lumpur skyline, Petronas Twin Towers, KL Tower, TRX building (under construction) and the glittering light Genting Highlands are all distinguishedly seen.
This hidden gem is directly facing to Ti-Ratana Welfare Society Malaysia and the pricing is reasonable at Ng Mooi's place. We only have to pay RM23 each for the dinner. This place is less than 2 years and a good place to try it if you are searching for food around Salak South or Desa Petaling.

Ban Shan Zou Di Ji
Lot 16106, Jalan 13B,
Salak South Bahru, Kuala Lumpur
Opens 11am-3pm & 5pm-10pm, Tue-Sun; closed Mon
Tel 019 332 8285/016 314 9486/018 275 4161
GPS : 3.085089, 101.710055

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Restoran Long Kee Teow Chew Seafood @ Seri Gombak

We were on our usual Wednesday evening exploring cycle-able routes and hunting for good food in the city of Kuala Lumpur. This time around we targeted Seri Gombak and its surrounding starting from our regular base at Titiwangsa.

We trailed along residential and kampong roads passing by places like Titiwangsa, Air Panas, Taman Genting, Danau Kota, Kg. Sg. Mulia and Taman Selaseh before arriving at Restoran Long Kee Teow Chew Seafood at Seri Gombak. These were dishes recommended by Richard & Jerry.

I like this most, steamed sting ray fish that was fresh and yummy.
Grouper fish cutlets fried with "chai poh" (preserved vegetable) was also delicious and a favourite among everyone of us. 
Prawn fritters was interesting it was kind of special that came with a sweet chili sauce.
Oily stir fried brinjal with dried small shrimps was good and delicious too.
Mantis prawns deep fried with salted egg not a favorite dish for me.
The damage for 6 of us.
After a good meal at Long Kee we headed to Metropolitan Batu Park and back to Lake Titiwangsa on a different route for the evening. I was glad my fellow buddies enjoyed the ride and the makan. Let's hunt for more amazing foods with our bicycles.
Restoran Long Kee Teow Chew Seafood
3, Jalan SG 1/10, Sri Gombak
68100 Batu Caves.
Tel: 019 – 613 8878, 012 – 270 6739, 014 – 326 1117
GPS : 3.238879, 101.697278

Monday, July 03, 2017

Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan Tiga, Puchong

It was after a Sunday morning leisure ride at Putrajaya, a friend recommended this restaurant for a fish head delicacy and off we went to this place without any difficulty of course with the aid of waze apps. We were early and the first customers of the day. The front of the shop has a big aquarium with a variety of live fishes to choose.
Curry fish head is one of the two signature dishes in this shop served under a burner and its taste was awesome, the curry flavour is strong and creamy. I love it.
Next came the deep fried cubes of Tofu, nothing great just a typical tofu dish.
Stir fried Tau Mui (sweet pea sprouts) with shimeji mushrooms was interesting and delicious. I enjoyed the bite of the texture of the mushrooms together with the tau miu. 
Steamed salted kampong chicken was good too, the gravy was tempting, tasty but rather salty hence not too much of this soup.
A big stainless steel wok on a portable burner with a big black tilapia fish and lala clams, topped with chopped garlic and spring onions. The taste was superb and an empty small bowl provided for you to enjoy the soup. This signature dish is selling well, you can opt to add on squid and prawns in it.
Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan Tiga has three more shop lots annexed to it and you can imagine how good is their business. A place highly recommended if you love to eat fish. It is located somewhere near Hero Supermarket slightly off the old Puchong road. Have a good food hunt.
And lastly a complimentary soothing jelly.
Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan Tiga
19, Jalan BPU 2, 
Bandar Puchong Utama, 
47100 Puchong, Selangor
Tel: 016-288 2829 / 019–647 7941
GPS : 2.992663, 101.620402

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Restoran Yau Choy at Jalan Puchong, Taman Kinrara

It was a Wednesday evening we were on our usual weekly ride exploring places in Klang Valley. Originally we wanted to try out the famous curry fish head near the Giant (formerly Bintang Supermarket) but unfortunately it was closed. Our local buddy Soo was quick and suggested an alternative eatery which was nearby and that was how I came across Yau Choy Restaurant. It is located at the old Puchong Road (7 1/2 Miles).
Poached kampong chicken was yummy which was served chopped ginger sauce. Everyone was super happy with the first dish.
Then came a plate of stir fried celery with roasted pork. I like it the taste was was just perfect and went well with my plain rice.
Lam Yee deep fried pork belly seems to be a popular dish at Yau Choy Restaurant but I think there are better ones in town.
Tofu fried with fresh prawns was gorgeous and it was empty pretty fast.
The next was a seafood cuisine and it was a fried squid, nothing fantastic but palatable.
Stir fried kangkong passed the mark, it was good and prefect.
This steamed tilapia was the grand finale it was delicious and the best among the dishes. The meat was tender, well prepared by the cook and everyone simply love it.
This dessert was a great dessert it was served warm and not too sweet. That's a great way to end our lovely dinner at Jalan Puchong.
That was it, a satisfying meal which was rather sumptuous and it was surely worth the while to cycle 18km for the food. We took a different route back and enjoyed visiting the old town of Petaling Jaya.
Restoran Yau Choy

Lot 3489, Batu 7 1/2, Jalan Puchong,
47100, Puchong, Selangor, 
Tel: +60 3-8075 7769
GPS : 3.060082, 101.643702

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hyderabad Biryani House, Brickfields Kuala Lumpur

Another great place to eat biryani rice and this is the Hyderabad Biryani House found in Brickfields. Thank to Chew for recommending this gem to us. Please do check this place out before they shift to other premises though they have a branch in Shah Alam and another coming up in Sentul.
I was initially skeptical of the place when we first arrived as there were no customer in shop and the atmosphere did not impress at all. But actually they were just about to start the lunch session and true enough the crowd slowly came in to pack up the place.
Chew had his hands on papadum first while we were waiting for our Biryani rice to be served.
The pot of biryani rice is big and colourful filled with loose and long grainy rice to maximum. The guy handling the service ask us whether we want it normal and spicy. It seems that if you request spicy he will dig at the lowest layer of darker red in colour. You could sense warm and wonderful aroma of Biryani rice when standing close to the pot.
A plate of Biryani rice with a choice of chicken meat hidden underneath priced at RM12.00 and the portion of rice is really big probably for 2 persons if they are small eaters. Besides chicken meat they serve mutton on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Exposing the perfectly cooked chicken for the camera before we start digging into this delicious dish.
The minute we got our food the crowd intensified and fortunately we were early.
Brinjal is a favourite among its variety and it surely tasted delicious.
Other dishes of veggie like cauliflower and fried bitter gourds are also seen at the servery counter.
Fried chicken meat dry and without any gravy.
Choices of other chicken meat in different flavour and taste.
Have a great experience at Hyderabad Birayani House if you have not try it before.

 No 46, Jalan Berhala, Brickfields,
 Kuala Lumpur
.(Tel: 03-2260 7036/012-2237036)
 Business hours: 11am -10.30pm, daily
GPS : 3.128699, 101.688484