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On a constant search for the best 芋泥 (orh nee, teochew yam dessert) in town. It is quite rare to find as making it is rather tedious and considered a lost art. This place does it really well.  My family loves it! They used to have a “gerai” up in pudu plaza and they had to shift out. Now they’ve settled here decently with nice interiors and air conditioning ✌🏻️

If you know of any other place that serves good 芋泥 in KL, please leave a comment down below! Share the love ❤️

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Way Modern Chinois
G-01 Work@Clearwater,
Jalan Changkat Semantan,
Damansara Heights

MONDAY – SATURDAY
Lunch : 12.00 – 3.00pm
Dinner : 6.00 – 10.30pm

Y is off to Germany for two weeks, and here I am sitting alone at home watching flashes of lightning. Alone.

I guess I need to learn how to enjoy some quiet me time and be more independent.

Before Y left for Germany, I thought it’d be nice to have some real good Chinese food so that he won’t miss it too much when he’s over there. Checked out a couple of nice ones on the web and thought that Way Modern Chinoise might just fit the bill. We had high hopes for the place and left with our tummies happy & satisfied.

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The roast duck is amazing! It was such a shame that the truffle duck had to be pre ordered the day before and there were only 2 of us (that portion could easily feed 5), so we could only drool at the other table having it 😦

We also had the crab roe fried rice, dragon leaf and the pomelo sago dessert. Wish they had the durian pancake available that day, I didn’t like my sago dessert. All in all, we both fell in love with the service, ambience and the food! Can’t wait to return for the truffle duck, I just hope it tastes as yummy as it sounds – truffle infused double roasted duck, topped with truffle slices!

Visit them at www.way.com.my

Crazy Crabs
Central Piazza,
Oasis Square Ara Damansara,
No 2 Jalan PJU 1A/7A,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
03 7859 8802

Opening Hours: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm

I have been craving for crabs every single week. I think the more crabs I have, the more obsession I have over them. At one point, Y started calling me the crazy crab lady. If I had a crab restaurant of my own, I’d definitely name it Crazy 4 Crabs, but I will just have to settle down with Crazy Crabs for now.

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Lala Crazy Crabs, Oasis Ara DamansaraSiong Tong Lala

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My favourite has got to be the steamed crabs, one can only truly enjoy the natural sweetness of the fresh crabs through this cooking style. The butter milk crab was a total miss for me, very bland and not buttery at all ;(

Note that the minimum order is 2 crabs per cooking style (at RM 80/kg)!

Thim Kee Steamed Fish
Jalan 1/77c,
Off Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
03 3986 3907

Thim Kee does pretty delicious and cheap chinese food in the vicinity of Pudu. They are famous for their tilapia fish done either steamed or fried. We saw a couple of tables with only two person ordering two styles of fish.. Madness, I tell you!

Thim Kee Steamed fish Pudu

Thim Kee Steamed fish Pudu

The steamed tilapia with black bean sauce was yum! Fish was very fresh and the sauce with just the right balance of salty sweetness. 1 fish was sufficient for the three of us because we wanted to try out some of their other signature dishes as well.

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Deep fried egg, definitely not for the faint-hearted or ones who are watching their waistline! Crispy but not dripping with oil, but you’d definitely feel guilty after a few bites thinking about the amount of oil needed to crisp it up.

Thim Kee Steamed fish Pudu

Crispy-skinned chicken is another one of their signature. I like how their chicken still retains its moisture even after all the deep frying.

Thim Kee Steamed fish Pudu

Last but not least, no meal is complete without an order of vegetables.

The bill for the three of us came up to only about RM 50+ and we were stuffed! Be sure not to get there too late though. The place starts filling up around 1 when the working lunch crowd kicks in.

Alfred asked me if I liked pork noodles. Did he really needed to ask me that? Of course I do! I love it with all my porky heart :p

This place is so packed during lunch time all thanks to the crowd drawn by this pork noodle stall. Every table that I walked past had at least a bowl of this delicious babiness. What makes it unique is the addition of seafood into the soup broth. It results to a flavourful and naturally sweet soup that is different from any normal pork noodle store.

Oh, and they also have those chu yao chas (deep fried pork fats) floating around the soup too!

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He said people usually get the soup noodles but I prefer having my noodles dry with the hak si yau (dark soy sauce). Soup-based noodles just makes me feel like I’m having sick food!

Sun Sea Restaurant
Jalan Hujan Rahmat,
Taman Overseas Union (OUG)

We’ve had dim sum here a couple of times and thought it was pretty okay. Well, certainly not the best, but if you’re in Pavilion and craving for dim sum, Grand Palace will satisfy that itch. On our last visit, there was a wedding going on but they were still serving dim sum for patrons like us. However, the food just wasn’t as good as usual.

First up, the roasted pork was just way too bland. The pork skin was crispy and well salted but the meat itself was just lacking in flavour.

We also ordered my usuals, siu mai, har gao & xiao long bao! I’m pretty glad that they managed to maintain the quality of these. I love how the siu mai is so fragrant with mushrooms. Also the har gao skin had just the right amount of thickness coating fresh prawns! Xiao long bao was also juicy, but… could have been juicier!

These fried prawn dumplings are amazing! Jason ordered these, and it was the first time I tried these. I know I’d definitely order these babies again when I’m back.

The steamed pork ribs with yam was flavourful but the pork ribs were again, bland. The mat itself probably wasn’t marinated. The phoenix claw (chicken feet) on the other hand was yum!

We also had the egg tart and custard bun which did not satisfy us. Although the egg tart was silky smooth it lacked flavour. The custard bun was no where comparable to Grand Imperial at Plaza Damas.

Well though this last visit I had was not a good experience, the few times that I’ve eaten here, food has been pretty good.

Grand Palace Pavilion,
Lot 6.39.00, Level Six,
No. 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
03 2143 1128

Satay celup is really popular in Malacca. It is like satay steamboat, where you cook your raw ingredients in a pot of satay sauce. Honestly am not a big fan of these but there are some people who are willing to queue up for an hour just to have satay celup! The pot of sauce is recycled, over and over again. To have the pot changed, you’d have to fork out RM 40!

My relatives from Malacca actually recommended me this place. Lesser queue and same quality they said. There’re 2 shops there, I don’t know if they’re the same but I have been eating at the one to the left, my left as I’m facing the restaurants.

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At RM0.60 per stick, it is not exactly a steal. To have this for just dinner alone would be dissatisfying, so I’d recommend that you come here for a snack and head for dinner some place else! Being a typical Chinese we’d prefer to have a bit of carbs for dinner, but the only carb served at Ban Lee Siang was roti.

This is a great place to have satay celup if you do not want to queue for like an hour. You don’t have to worry about diarrhoea because I’ve eaten here twice and I’m still standing!

Opening Hours: 5.30pm – 12.30am (Closed On Tuesday)

Ban Lee Siang
45E, Jalan Ong Kim Wee,
Melaka
06 284 1935

If there’s one place that you should never miss out in Kuching, it has got to be this.

Seng Kee at Carpenter street. It’s not that difficult to get here. Just hop on a taxi and let the driver know that you wanna head to Carpenter street, have a meal at this kopitiam opposite the temple. I’m sure he’ll know just where you needed to be 😉

For starters, this place is famous for its kueh chap (mixed pork parts in herby broth) but we were unlucky on both days. First visit, they sold out. Second, they weren’t open. Tough luck.

Then, you must have the fish balls with rice vermicelli in clear broth. The fish balls are amazing! Packed with enough “bounciness” heh. I’m not usually a fan of fish balls, but when I do have them, they have to be good!

Tender satay babi (pork satay)! Different from the Malaccan style. I actually prefer this version to the Malaccan one. It is less fattier but still flavourful and tender. Topped with awesome satay sauce!

Soup with Rice

Red Kolo Mee

Prawn mee 

After all that, you then order from the kolo mee aunty. We’ve sampled three types of dishes from her stall, and found them all to be delicious! Though the best one would be the red kolo mee!

If you can still tank more food in your stomach, do walk across to the temple for some pisang goreng! There’s this mini stall that sells them pisang, keladi and sweet potato (purple ones!!!) but they’re pretty pricey. RM0.50 for a piece but it was definitely worth it! If I’m not mistaken, the uncle uses the pisang tanduk variety. My family loved it so much that we tapaoed RM 20 worth!

Seng Kee Coffee Stall,
Carpenter Street (Carpenter street entrance nearest to UOB bank),
Kuching.

We were supposed to have dinner at My Burger Lab, but it was sardine-packed! Waiting time was estimated to be 60 mins to 75 mins. In my books, no food is worth THAT amount of wait! So we decided to hop on over to AhWa in Jalan 222 for some famous hokkien mee! This place is Bennett and Steph’s favourite and I can definitely understand why.

Hokkien Mee: Just check out how shiny and glossy the noodle is! One bite and you can taste the delicious pork oil goodness! This definitely hit the spot! The portion above is for three.

Cuttlefish with KangKung and sweet peanut sauce topped with some chilli sauce. I liked the cuttlefish, it’s different from the usual orangey ones that I always see. But I didn’t have much of this as I can’t really stomach spicy food ;(

This is so sinful but oh so yum!!! The coating has a hint of shrimp paste in it which makes it rather unique. We kinda over ordered because of some confusion with how they go about with the chicken wing count. 1 serve is actually 2 pairs of chicken wings, but Alfred tot that 1 serve meant only the drumstick+wings therefore he ordered 4 and we we ended up with 8 pairs of chicken wings!!!!!! We tried real hard to finish it but to no avail, hopefully we’ll never make the same mistake again ;(

You have got to order this sweet and sour lala. Almost every table I walked pass had a plate of this! Do you know that the smaller the clams, the nicer they are? Now you do!

AhWa Restaurant
Corner shop just behind the Shell station,
adjacent to Jalan 222,
65, Jalan 14/48,
Petaling Jaya.

The lunch we had at May King was loaded heavily with MSG ;(

According to Jimmy, this place is famous for their Loh Mee, but none of us felt like having loh mee so we gave their other stuff a try. The last time he and Melissa went was aeons ago, so he thought it was time to pay this place a revisit.

Pork + Squid + Mackerel balls, RM1.10 each

Fried dumplings, RM 1.30

Dry Gravy Noodles, RM 6.50

Ipoh Chicken Hor Fun, RM 6.50

Somehow I just don’t understand how this place is still packed with people when all their stuff is ladened with heaps of MSG! Everything was really salty and lacked the delicious oomph! It was just bland, and salty, if you get what I mean.