Kai Si Hor Fun In Notting Hill

The dish Is flat rice noodles with shredded chicken, chives, bean sprouts and chopped scallions, drizzled with sesame oil and soy sauce. I had the dry mix version and it also comes in soup.

Hor Fun looks like kuey teow but only the Chinese can tell the difference. Hor Fun noodles are more slithery and smoother in texture.

The dish originated from and is famous in Ipoh but I had this in a kopitiam in the vicinity of Notting Hill, a pretentious enclave in Bukit Rahman Putra, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur.

#food #kaisi #horfun #chinesefood #noodles #chicken #kopitiam #nottinghill #rahmanputra

Back At 168 And Sungai Wang

Back At 168 And Sungai Wang.

I was back in Sungai Wang Plaza for the second straight day in a row. I fell asleep on my glasses and broke it. FML. Johnny Ong was nice to drive me there today and the optician boss, Michael, was in a good mood and he replaced the pair without charges, even though it was my own carelessness.

The shop is Eyewear and you may want to search for my recent post entitled “Love At First Sight”. Bear in mind, you may not enjoy the same kind of liberal warranty, though.

This is the blog version of that post and the address is also given in it:
http://tvsmith.my/eclectic/love-first-sight

Was also happy Johnny got himself a new pair after eye examinations today and saved himself a bundle. Since Johnny likes traditional Chinese food, I suggested we go eat at Restaurant 168 as Pudu was nearby.

Johnny was excited hearing it, as he remembered me going there with mutual friend Anna Har the last time. We wanted to try the signature curry mee but to our big disappointment, it was already sold out at 2 pm.

Earlier blog post about Restaurant 168. Also on FB and IG:
http://tvsmith.my/food/restaurant-168

I asked for regular yellow noodles and kuey tiow “kon low” (dry mix) instead of wontan noodles and as before, it came with awesome wan tans and a sui kow. The sui kows were so good we ordered an additional standalone bowl. All washed down with Calamansi Juice With Sour Plums.

#restaurant168 #pudu #wantonmee #dumplings #noodles #streetphotography #streetfood #eyewear #sungaiwang

Waiter, There’s A Beauty Queen Mussel In My Pineapple.

Waiter, There’s A Beauty Queen Mussel In My Pineapple.

Was quite pleased with my own order of Pineapple Fried Rice. The dish is normally fried rice served in a hollowed out pineapple half. This is the Piña Colada of the local food world. Normally some pineapple pieces are fried together for aroma and authenticity.

Didn’t expect it to be Seafood Pineapple Fried Rice that included a mussel perched on a pedestal, like some freshly crowned and seated beauty pageant winner, some prawns and slices of white fish. I scrapped out some pineapple flesh and it tasted juicy and good too.

Sorry, I didn’t include the prices earlier. PuiSee Chu generously paid, snatched and hid the bill from me. Got a scolding from her when I requested to see the prices on Messenger just now. There is a terrorist streak in every woman, no matter how angelic.

She relented and I found out this wonderful dish is RM 15 94 before tax. Will update the prices of the other two dishes from U-Village Restaurant later. The popular restaurant was already full before lunch time proper.

#chinesefood #friedrice #pineapple #hongkong #sungaiwangplaza #lunch #foodphotography #uvillage

Salted Mustard Greens Soup

Pui See made a good menu decision with Hum Choy (Cantonese) or Kiam Chye (Hokkien) Soup with Tofu (咸菜豆腐汤). Can’t remember what it is labelled as in the menu. The main vegetable is salted, preserved, or pickled mustard greens.

It is a traditional Chinese soup and an assortment of ingredients were boiled together. It included pork, tomatoes, carrots and onions. The tomatoes enhance the already sourish taste. T̶h̶e̶ ̶d̶i̶s̶h̶ ̶c̶o̶m̶e̶s̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶p̶l̶a̶i̶n̶ ̶r̶i̶c̶e̶.̶

I’ll let PuiSee Chu describe the content if she is willing and can recall. I only took a sip. It is a childhood favourite of mine. Surprised and happy to see this in the quick bite U-Village Restaurant. Nevertheless, this is the quick boil type and not the normal home slow cooked version.

#chinesefood #kiamchye #vege #tradition #soup #hongkong #uvillage #sungaiwangplaza #lunch #tofu #foodphotography

Water Dogs

Remember I mentioned that economical spectacle shop in Sungai Wang? I took my mom there today with the help of the ever kind and helpful PuiSee Chu (Fb). She took me there on my first visit. Not only is Pui See so patient and understanding, she is also very good with elderly people such as my mom. Me and mom were so touched. We felt so blessed and thankful to have such a caring and genuine friend.

While waiting for the spectacles to be made, we went for a quick lunch. It was at the U-Village Restaurant (Fb) – Hong Kong Restaurant. Ordered my mom a bowl of ‘sui kow’ dumplings soup with wonton noodles. Sui Kow is literally translated as ‘water dog’ from Cantonese. I don’t know why.

Even though the ‘sui kow’ were impressively big and luscious, my mom being the typical Chinese, complained there was no pork in it. LOL. Only three prawns (shrimps) in each of the three dumplings. Me and Pu See had better luck with what we ordered though. Coming up next.

#chinesefood #dumpling #suikow #hongkong #sungaiwangplaza #lunch #noodles #foodphotography #uvillage