"Gourmandism is an act of judgement, by which we prefer things which have a pleasant taste to those which lack this quality." – Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Archive for April, 2010

Ji Xiang Confectionery (Ang Ku Kueh) 吉祥食品 (红龟粿)

Very very nice ang ku kueh in Singapore with a long queue. The salted, green bean and peanut one are the best. Traditional taste with thin and delicate chewy skin. You can watch the aunties making each kueh with their hearts. Lovely pale palette colours.

Other fillings include yam, durian, corn and coconut. All flavours are sold at 60 cents with the exception of the yam and durian which is at 70 cents. The salted one is usually sold out at lunch time. Be sure to be there early to grab some!

Address: Block 1 Everton Park #01-33 (Near Cantonment Road) Singapore 081001
Tel: 6223 1631
Business Hours: Mon – Sat: 8 am to 5 pm (closed on Sun and PH)


Damansara Palace Restaurant Sdn. Bhd 白沙羅皇宫大酒楼

My cousin brought me here for brunch. The place is air-conditioned and spacious. Totally comfortable.

The stir-fried carrot cake is SUPER SUPER SUPER nice. We ordered like three rounds of it. On top of that, the siew mai and har gau was also good. Its century egg porridge was smooth. Ah, really love to have dim sum as the first meal of the day. A pity there was only 2 of us and her 5-year old daughter. Otherwise, we could have ordered more food.

$2 for tea and $1 for towel per person.

Prices exclude 10% service charge and Government tax.

Restaurant: Damansara Palace Restaurant Sdn. Bhd 白沙羅皇宫大酒楼
Address: 1st & 2nd floor, Plot A, Persiaran Surian, Jalan PJU 3/31, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03 7801 5055 / 03 7801 5058
Wetbsite: http://www.dpalace.com.my

Branch: Selayang Palace Restaurant Sdn. Bhd. 士拉央皇宫大酒楼
Address: PT 358/3, Bandar Selayang, Batu Mukim, Daerah Gombak, Majlis Perbandaran Selayang, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 017 273 6099
Website: http://www.selayangpalace.com


记得食

A supposedly well-known eatery that serves Taiwan snacks and desserts.

What is good here is there laksa!!! The gravy is rich, and most importantly, I really like their noodles. It is thick and chewy!! It comes with stuffed items like lady’s finger and fish ball. The wantan and siew mai are also good. My niece loves the strawberry “lo” which is strawberry ice there. The carrot cake was so-so. Definitely a place to re-visit, and the next time I’m gonna order a big bowl of laksa for myself!

Stall name: 记得食
Address: No. 22, Jalan SS2/63, 47300 P.J. Selangor
Tel: 03-7877 2499

Address 2: F345A, First Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing), Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 03-7728 8499

Address 3: Lot G9 & G10, Ground Floor at Bazaar Low Yat, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2144 8379


Delicious Cafe

The relaxed cool atmosphere was a cosy resting place with and area of sofa and cushions. It has an al-fresco area, and the place is dimly-lit. It serves a wide selection of food which include light teatime snack, a local dish or breakfast set, etc. The duck spaghetti above was a big portion enough to serve two. It is very fragrant with all the coriander and chilli garnishings. The duck meat is flavourful and its texture was not hard and chewy. A very special type of spaghetti that I’ve never eaten.

This lemon meringue is a little sour with a little sweetness. Look at how pretty this meringue is. It is again big enough to be shared between two people.

Next time, I’ll go with a REALLY empty stomach so that I can eat more!!!

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I’m back to this place one year later today! (9th December 2010) This time with more cousins and their children and my youngest brother. My brother could not get to eat the duck confit spaghetti as the cafe had no supplies for the past two days. These were what we had:

In conclusion, the duck confit spaghettini is still the one I like. The rest of the dishes were so-so only.

Prices exclude 10% service charge and 5% GST.

Restaurant: Delicious Cafe
Address: F315, First Floor, 1 Utama Phase 2 Shopping Centre (New Wing), Bandar Utama, 47400, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 603-77241086
Fax: 03 7726 3441


P.J. Seafood Restaurant 人打靈興旺钓鱼场餐馆

Big Prawn Sheng Mian

Like the big prawns and taste. As I always believed, 煮炒/大炒 is always better in Malaysia.

Stir-fried Vegetables

Cheese Crab

This is the crab you have to try!! It is butter cheese crab served in a claypot. The cheese doesn’t get hard after a while, and the flavour is rich. A pity the crab is not Sri Lanka crab, otherwise it would be better.

La-la Mee Hoon

I have only eaten the soup version of la-la bee hoon. This one is the 煮炒/大炒 style. Love it!! Especially eaten together with green chilli-padi!

The place is not air-conditioned, and the roof was old. So you could see long planks of wood running all over the roof, and hiding lots of lizards. We were a little afraid that the lizards would add some unwanted “seasonings” to our food. Also, because the place is located beside a big pond, there were mosquitos. It got quite uncomfortable there. They should do up the place, and probably could attract more customers.

Restaurant: P.J. Seafood Restaurant 人打靈興旺钓鱼场餐馆
Address: Plot A, Kampung Chempaka, Petaling Jaya, 47410 Selangor
Tel: 03 7883 0177
HP: 016 3382 222 / 017 6214 707 / 012 9277 162


Nyonya Colors

This place is great for you to enjoy a tea break after shopping. They offer an extensive range of colourful nyonya kuihs for you to choose from. A small slice of kuih costs about 80 cents to RM1, pricier than the one sold in pasar malam but I can assure you that the kuihs tasted really GOOD! There is roasted coffee, assorted kuihs & desserts, nasi lemak, laksa, toast… The list just goes on and on. It was the typical Nyonya café serving all sorts of yummy food!

The un-imaginable POWER mee siam!!! It comes with a few slices of egg omelette and is a little sour and spicy. But this harmless looking mee burst with flavour when you put them into your mouth! You just can’t stop eating this!!! It is also quite a small portion, so you will just end up buying another packet, just like me! RM2.50.

Mini nasi lemak. Really a good portion for tea break. Taste is ok only.

A few types of their kuih-kuih (which I don’t really fancy, but my cousin said she really loves them):

Be sure to head down to Nyonya Colors for its mee siam if you’re in 1U!!! Be prepared to fight for seats and try out their nyonya specialties!!!!

Stall name: Nyonya Colors
Address: 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Lot 65, First Floor (Old Wing), Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 03 7729 2266
Website: http://www.nyonyacolors.com/


Tian Jin Fong Kee 天津冯记

Went to People’s Park to help my Dad pay for his China tour trip and came across this shop. He said that this shop has over 20 over years of history and that it’s dumplings (锅贴) are very good.

So we sat down and ordered a small serving, $6. They have an air-conditioned area, and they also have a stall in the market hawker beside it.

We waited for about 10 minutes. While waiting, we were guessing how many dumplings would there be for $6. It was a surprising 10 when it was served to us.

The dumplings were not those that I expected – crispy bottom and soft at the top. This seemed more like it was steamed, then deep-fried whole. The vinegar was average, and their ginger did not look or taste fresh. There wasn’t much ginger taste too. However, the fillings were moist and juicy, and the minced pork were not fatty.

A pity that there was only a single type of filling for the dumplings – chives and minced pork. There was also limited Tian Jin cuisine. The majority of their food in their full menu are already very localised. Otherwise, it would feel more authentic to be eating real Tian Jin cuisines. I would fail their dumplings.

Prices exclude 7% GST. No service charge.

Stall name:Tian Jin Fong Kee 天津冯记
Address: 1 Park Road, #01-100, People’s Park Complex, Singapore 059108
Tel: 6532 3318
Website: http://www.fongkee.com