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