Saturday, May 29, 2010

Restoran Lou Wong

Ipoh is well known to be the Town in the valley of Lime stone. It is 1 of the town that is rich with minerals.

The restaurant is located at Ipoh, Off Jalan Raja Musa Aziz. A Double Storey Corner Shop lot. Well, known for their Ipoh Steam Chicken, Flat Noodle/Kuey Teow and "TauGe" - Bean Sprout.

Eating on the side of the street. You will get the Night Market, or better known as Pasar Malam, along the same street. Beware, you will get some young beggar asking for some money. They usually work in a pair. The one I experienced is with her mother!!

"Pak Cam Kai" - Steam White Chicken with "TauGe" - Bean Sprout & Kuey Teow with Soup

Usually, steam chicken can be a little too dry or not cooked enough. But for this one, the chicken is still  juicy and so tasty. As what the Chinese would say, "Yoke Hou Wat"; direct translation means the flesh is very smooth.

Ipoh well known juicy Bean Sprout. It is said that the bean sprout are grown using the natural mineral water from the Lime Stone that makes it fat and juicy.

The soup is said to have a sprinkle of Prawn Oil, which makes it taste 'slurp-fully' wonderful :P It is usually being serve together with the Chicken and Tauge.

Pork Ball

This is an extra dish that we usually orders to make the meal whole. However, this soup has a little too much MSG/artificial flavouring. Wouldn't advise you to drink it too much!!

They have variety of drinks from Chinese Herbal tea to Beer.

Reasonable. We only paid RM20 nett for 4 dishes. The chicken was at least a half a chicken, 2 bowl of Kuey Teow, 8 pieces of Pork Ball and 1 whole plate of TauGe. Drinks was a total of about RM5 nett (paid separately).


This is 1 of Ipoh's famous food and it tasted great, although it can be a little hot sitting by the street. 


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Restoran Hong Ngek

This is a Chinese restaurant located at near the end of Jalan Tun HS Lee, at the junction of Jalan Tun Perak (Masjid Jamek).

Old style restaurant with not much refurbishment. The place do look dodgy but prepares good food with reasonable price. A 2 story end shop lot with the normal fan restaurant downstairs and the air-condition section located upstairs.

Tables downstairs looks like it will only fit max 4 person at 1 go. The table settings upstairs can still fit max 10 person but the spacing is quite tight. Well, you can actually hear the conversation on the next table without stretching.

Crowded during lunch hour from 12noon to 2.30pm. Recommend to arrive earlier as you might have to wait for a table.

Chinese Fried Rice

I always believe a Chinese restaurant will serve good food if the BASIC fried rice is delicious and this is 1 of them. It is simple but aromatic that the moment it touches your palette, you know the chef is an old timer.

"Wa Tan Hor" - Flat Noodle/Kuey Teow in Egg Sauce
Fried Glass Noodle
 Vegetable and Mushroom Vegetarian Style

'Wa Tan Hor' too need skill to prepare. There is a little charcoal burnt smell on the Kuey Teow for this dish  as it is suppose to be and the sauce is perfectly done. Not too sticky; not too watery.

Usually, fried Glass Noodle comes a little wet, which is not too good. This one, it done properly. Although, I felt that the taste can be improve further with additional some cut red chillies and "ha mai" - Chinese dried prawns. 

Vegetable and Mushroom Vegetarian Style is ok but not my type of dish. However, it tasted good without the feeling of eating too much flour, as many vegetarian food does.

We only had normal Chinese tea. They do serve soft drinks and herbal tea.

The price is reasonable for the amount of food. We only paid RM58nett for 4 dishes feeding 4 guys and 2 ladies.

Satisfactory and worth the money.
But be prepared to come out of the restaurant smelling as if you have just came out of a kitchen cooking.

Worth a try!

Fong Lye Restaurant

This is actually a Taiwanese based restaurant. Located on Level 3, The Gardens, MidValley. It is near to Borders Book Store, Sushi Zenmai, Flying Chilies and Rock Corner.

The place is relatively nice but if you are planning to go in a crowd of 8, you might have a problem having all of you seated on the same table. By far, the table seating is good for 2 - 6 people if you are looking for comfort eating. 8 max if you don't mind a little sharing.

There are always large crowd during peak hours, especially over the weekends. However, the good gestures they offered for the long queue is a small glass of lime juice, which is pretty refreshing. 

Sweet Potato Balls

A pretty good appetizer. Cute little thing; nice to munch on. Do be aware that it could get a little oily when it is really fresh. Believe, when you start, you can't stop. It's just a mouth full and somehow, will make you munch more of it.

"San Pei Ci" - 3 cup chicken

This set is worth the money. Besides the main dish, which consist of the "San Pei Ci" and a bowl of Taiwanese Rice, you get another appetizer, which consist of 3 small portion of vegetables with  a bowl of Chinese soup of the day.

This dish would be a little spicy with a splash of aromatic basil. Good for those who enjoy spices.

"Cha Chiau Mian" - Noodles in sauce and vegetables

Here is an untouched full noodles set. The appetizer is similar to that of the Rice Set above. This set here is relatively lighter with lots of vegetables on both side. The middle brown thing is the sauce that comes with Tofu and meat.

Unique taste, which I enjoyed. However, his dish will be a little salty for those who are not too keen on salty food.

They have variety of drinks from ice blended to hot Chinese tea. This time round, this is what we had.

Ice Cold Refreshing Lime Juice (didn't had enough while waiting!). A pot of nice Jasmine+Oo Long Chinese Tee. Generally, Jasmine tea has a sweet floral aroma coupled with the Oo Long tea that carries a little tannin/woody bitterness. With the combination, we have a great tea.
A little on the higiher end as the set range between RM12 to RM20. Normal dishes like the Sweet Potato balls is at RM2.


Good food. Do try the ABC (Ice Blended Desert with red beans and Black jelly). 
Ambience is not too bad for casual chat. Would be a little noisy if serious or intimate chat is required.

Worth a try!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Start of a New Beginning

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