Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Lao Ma Zi 老妈子砂煲面粉粿 @ Kulai, Johor Baru

Lao Ma Zi 老妈子砂煲面粉粿 @ Kulai, Johor Baru

Following the opening of Aeon Jusco in Indahpura Kulai, the surrounding shophouses are getting more popular and more choices of eatery shops are available. Other than those chain stores, there are also restaurants offering authentic local delicacies. We have been to this Lao Ma Zi claypot mee hun kueh shop a few times, although mee huen kueh is not an uncommon dish to the folks in Kulai, the version from Lao Ma Zi has its own characteristic. 

With a simple signboard and minimal renovation in the shop, the foods offered by Lao Ma Zi is just similar to the interior of the shop, simple yet very approachable to the general public.

Claypot Mee Hun Kuey (Soup) 砂煲面粉粿
Serving the mee hun kuey in the claypot, which keep the food warm throughout the eating process. The "kueh" itself are not too soft but springy. The soup is with the natural sweetness from the minced meat and sweet leave bush, making it tastes good even without magnificent ingredients.  
Claypot Lao Shu Fen (Dry)  砂煲老鼠粉
Other than various flavours of mee hun kuey (soup, dry and curry versions are available), Lao Ma Zi is also famous with its "silver needle noodles" aka mee tai mak. The mee tai mak is served in the claypot too, although it is mentioned in the menu as dried version, it is actually with the dark sticky gravy. Mee tai mak is normally not my favourite as most of the time, it is plain and lighter in taste, but this version is very flavourful with the marinated and fried minced meat. Each and every mee tai mak is clinged with the sticky gravy and hence very savoury!

Address :Lao Ma Zi 老妈子砂煲面粉粿
333, Jalan Kenanga 29/9, 
Bandar Indahpura, 81000 Kulai,
GPS : N 1 38.580  E 103 37.039

Tel : +6016-7373153
Business Hour : 8am - 6pm
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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Hook Sang Homecook Seafood Restaurant 福生家乡小厨 @ Bukit Indah, Johor

Hook Sang Restaurant 福生家乡小厨 @ Bukit Indah, Johor

Looking for decent seafood with reasonable price? We were told that Hook Sang Restaurant is one of the best choices. Hook Sang has few branches, but we visited the main one in Bukit Indah. The restaurant is located in the vicinity of Aeon Jusco, hence it is very crowded and not easy to get a parking space during peak hour, especially if the banquet hall nearby is having events.  

Photo attributed to TripAdvisor. 
As seen in the photo, the menu is displayed outside the restaurant, so patrons can have a glance of their signature dishes without walking into the restaurant. Different from most of the restaurants which normally mark seafood dishes as "season price", Hook Sang actually give everything in the menu a fixed price, enable patrons to make informed decision before placing order.  

Man Tou 馒头
We ordered the fried buns to go with the Indonesian curry prawns. Erm, their bun looks different but cute. They are smaller size and suitable for two.
Indonesian Curry Prawn 印尼咖哩虾
Surprisingly, the prawns are quite huge in size. Although not the finest prawns used, the ingredients are very fresh, still making this pot of curry a very decent dish. Be it with bun or plain rice, both are very compatible. 
Fried Eggplant with Minced Meat 肉酱炒茄子
We love to have eggplant in restaurants, because their wok are heat enough to make it more fragrant. Adding minced meat and some chilies to the eggplant, it is superb!
Salted Egg Fried Meat Crab 咸蛋炒肉蟹
We came here for the crab. As mentioned earlier, the price of crab is actually stated in the menu and calculated on per piece basis. Yes, they allow us to order only one crab and we chosen it to be cooked with salted egg yolk. It has truly satisfied our craving for crab, yum yum~

A very satisfying meal indeed and we spent within RM100 for both crab and prawn, we will definitely visit this restaurant again.

Address : Hook Sang Homecook Restaurant 福生家乡小厨
38, Jalan Indah 15/1, Taman Bukit Indah, 
81200 Johor Bahru, Johor
GPS : N 1 28.930 E 103 39.598

Business Hour : 4pm - 1am
Tel : 07-2341781

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Restaurant Ai Xin 爱心板面 @ SS19, Subang Jaya

Restaurant Ai Xin 爱心板面 @ SS19, Subang Jaya

The pan mee restaurant is again recommended by my friend staying in the vicinity, being a regular customer here. It has a very heart warming name -- Ai Xin (which means "kind-hearted" in mandarin), which is very compatible with the business of the restaurant selling pan mee. 

We ordered both the dried and soup versions of pan mee.

It is very rare to have mee hun kueh in klang valley, as pan mee (the flat noodles) is more popular here. Together with the simple combination of ikan bilis, mushroom and sliced pork, the thinly made mee hun kueh did not make me feel queasy to have more.

The dried version pan mee. While mee hun kueh goes well with soup, pan mee seems more suitable to eat it dry with the special made dark sauce. Not overly dry but with some gravy, rendering the pan mee very smooth and soft. The ikan bilis not only enhanced the taste, also add to this bowl another biting texture. 

The restaurant is located in a neighbourhood area, so the cost of having a bowl of heartwarming pan mee is not pricey at all.

Address : Restaurant Ai Xin 爱心板面
3, Jalan SS 19/6c, SS 19, 
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor,
GPS : N 3 03.877 E 101 34.786

Business Hours : 7am - 4pm
Tel : 012-287 2520