|Singapore Fried Noodles|
|Singapore Fried Noodles|
|Szechuan Pan Mee|
|Photo Credit: Guan Heong|
Our last trip we ate a lot of Asian food and while that’s fine with me, Mr. Foodie was starting to crave Western so this time around, I think we took the balancing thing a bit too far. On the fourth day while deciding what to eat mum said she wanted to eat rice, the truth is, we were all missing rice (except Mr. Foodie). There’s a place near our home which we can never remember the name but my brother calls its “Yat Tung Fan” which is Cantonese for one bucket of rice. The concept of a rice that comes in a thermos container with free refill like they do here is unheard of over there. Usually you would order and pay per serve of rice. Anyway, that name stuck so we never remembered the actual restaurant name but I finally found out it’s called Wong Seng Hin Seafood Restaurant. It’s situated on the outer ring of Atria Shopping Centre (which is currently being reconstructed). The street is SS22/25 and it’s near a mechanic, there! I’m sure you can find it?
|Signature Tofu Dish|
Marmite Pork (or Chicken) can be found on most Chinese restaurant menus. I am pretty sure this dish originated in Malaysia but don’t quote me on it. It may sound weird because it’s not spread on toast but it is absolutely delicious. The pork pieces are flash fried then tossed in a soy honey Marmite sauce. Savoury and sweet with juicy tender pork – a definite winner. This dish is usually done with pork ribs but they were happy to cook it with pork fillets so we didn’t have to deal with bones. Clearly my family are regulars there. If you wish to try it at home Billy Law has a recipe for Marmite Chicken in his cookbook Have You Eaten.
You can’t go to Malaysia and not eat Nasi Lemak. This is surprisingly my one and only Nasi Lemak order this trip and it wasn’t even from a Malay hawker. What is wrong with me? Nasi Lemak is a dish of fragrant coconut rice served with sambal, fried peanuts, fried anchovies, egg and sliced cucumber as a basic. Depending on the vendor it may come with curry chicken or beef, rendang, sambal chicken or squid. I had this at Uncle Lim’s at Ikano (IPC) Shopping Centre on the Lower Ground Floor. Uncle Lim’s is a franchise offering traditional Malaysian meals so again, you should be able to find them at major shopping centres. Yes, that’s where Malaysians hang out – shopping centres.
|Maggi Mee Goreng|
|Three Layer Tea|
|Baos and Rice Dumplings (Bah Chang)|
|Dad and his Big Bao.|
|Prawn and Chive Cakes|
|Just to show you the comparison – Jumbo vs Normal|
|Retro cooking utensils and storage solutions of the past hung above our table on a wooden ladder|
|Photo Credit: Eiran Tan|
|Ulam Fried Rice|
Ulam Fried Rice – Wok Fried Rice with Sambal & Aromatic Herbs served with Curry Chicken, Belacan Long Beans and Pappadum – RM13.
|Dry Spicy Beef Macaroni|
Dry Spicy Beef Macaroni – Spicy Beef Macaroni garnished with Coriander, topped with Medium Boiled Egg – RM13