Thursday, 27 August 2009

Bidor herbal duck noodle

I am sure you have heard of the famous 'ngap dui mien' ( duck thigh noodle) in direct translation.
Many people would stop by the Little Bidor town on the way from K.L to Ipoh to savour this noodle soup.

This noodle soup is made of herbs served with duck and has a nice aroma to it. However, I have noted lately that the portion has shrunk and the soup a bit more diluted than it used to be. It could be the economy crisis that ingredients are getting a bit more expensive! Nevertheless, it still taste good and worth a stopover.

Location: Kedai Pun Chun
Address :38-40 Jalan Besar, Bidor town, at the mainroad( you can't miss it)
Taste: 6/10
Price- Moderate

P.S- the dried noodle style is better than the soupy one!

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

The original portugese egg tart in Lisbon

Since we have been talking about portugese egg tart, I would have to mention that the original portugese egg tart is found in Belem, Lisbon. It was discovered since 1837( yes the year is correct)

Well, if you ask me, I actually like the improvised version that you could find in Asia. The original version is more bland and the taste less strong compared with the ones you could find from Macau/Asia. Nevertheless, it is a must try if you do visit Lisbon.

Location: Casa Pasteis De Belem,
Rua de Belem 84, Lisbon
Taste- 6/10
Price- Moderate you could check out the website- all in portugese)

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Portugese egg tart for you?

Macau is famous for it's portugese egg tart. There are 2 famous ones that sells the portugese egg tart in Macau and most people would know it. Unfortunately, I didn't get to take photos from one of them, so I will just post one of the ones that I have tried.

This portugese egg tart ' pou tart ' is located in Coloane village ( Lo wan ). It has a fancy name , Lord Stow bakery. It sells like 3000 egg tarts a day.

The portugese egg tart is nice and fresh. The egg tart is of considerable size. The egg tart is not too 'eggy' and not too rich. There is a nice cinnamon topping on it. I have tasted the egg tarts at Margaret's and to be honest I do not know which one is better. You could let me know.

Besides Coloane is a nice village to visit. Small and peaceful, lovely for a stroll and 'digest' the air of Macau. So worth a visit if you are there in Macau.

Location: Lord Stow Bakery
Address: 1 Rua de Tassara,
Coloane Village, Macau

Taste- 7/10
Price- Moderate, 6MOP( about RM 3.00)

Try it lah!

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Lovely Curry Laksa in small town Ipoh!
This is one of the best curry noodles that I have tasted. It is not the lemak curry noodles as it is more like the Sarawak style curry noodles with no lemak but with plenty of spice.
The taste is absolutely great and the spice will tantalise your taste buds once you take a bite.
So, if you do stop by Ipoh, this is a must try! This shop is easy to find near the Ipoh police station.


Kedai Xin Quan Fang
Jalan Sultan Iskandar( Hugh Low Street)

Price: Moderate

Try it Lah

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Chicken feet for you?

Chicken feet on sale in one of the hypermarkets in Zhuhai, China..
I do not personally fancy this dish myself but am sure some of you do...

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Do you fancy some roast goose?

Have you tried to famous roast goose?

Well, if you do stop by Hk for a visit, one of the many places that is worth a visit would be to try the famous roast goose.

HK is famous for roast and roast goose is one of the speciality of the city. In K.L, there are not many places that sells roast goose so I have taken the opportunity to try this speciality recommended by many.
The taste is good but I would not rave about it as much as I have done is some other food that I have eaten.
It is indeed worth a try as every single person in HK knows this place. It is chosen as one of the top 15 restaurants in the world by Fortune magazine once. Wikepedia says it use to be a 'dai pai dong'.
Yung Kee Restaurant,
32- 40 Wellington Street,
Central, HK
Price: Expensive
Taste : 7/10
Near MRT , so pretty convenient, ask around when you reach the Central station.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Hongkong - try the ' pei tan ' congee

Hongkong is know for the never-ending night life, exciting shopping and of course food!

One of the many good food that you could find in Hongkong is 'pei tan juk'. Okay in English, it is called thousand egg congee/porridge.

This congee could not be found in Malaysia. Yes, you will have to fly all the way to Hongkong and try this congee. Of course, you could find this version in Malaysia but what I mean is the taste.

Well, the reason why I rave about this is because in Hongkong, this shop in particular you could taste the thousand egg in the congee itself and it is just not when you bite the egg. I always wonder what the secret recipe is and I don't think I could find the answer unless the chef tells me.

And also the porridge is cooked just right and is sizzling hot!

So if you do go to Hongkong, do make this a stop to :

Ho Hung Kee Congee and Noodle Shop,

2 Sharp Street East,

Causeway Bay

(2 minutes walk from Times Square)

Taste- 9/10

Price- Moderate
Try it lah!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Hakka noodles to die for?

Ipoh is one of my favourite town in Malaysia to visit. To be honest, I have not been to many towns in Malaysia and my holidays have always been spent going to Ipoh for a foodie hunt.

One of my favourite noodle shop sells Hakka noodles. This is one of the best in town that I have tasted. The noodles is nicely cooked with a nice topping of fried mince pork. The chilli blends well with the noodles and you could choose the different types of meat balls, squid balls to go with it!

The service is pretty quick as well. Rumour has it that this stall is more than 50 years old.

Okay, the name of the shop is :

Kedai Yin Yau Kui (previously)/ Kedai Paris (moved to)

Jalan Sultan Iskandar,



Price- cheap

Try it lah!

Monday, 3 August 2009

Ipoh Sliced bean sprouts chicken - the best in town?

Love this?

Next stop if you visit Ipoh, is to have a taste of the super yummy delicious Ipoh 'nga choi gai' ( Ipoh bean sprouts sliced chicken).

For those of you unfamiliar with Malaysian food, this is one dish to try. It is basically a combination of flat noodles in clear soup served with boiled chicken in soya sauce. And there is a plate of bean sprouts in soya sauce to go with it.
The simplicity of this dish does not mean that you could cook this dish at home. It looks simple but if you ask around for the recipe, it never taste like the one you get from this shop. The chicken is just nicely done, the texture of the meat is just nice. Not too soft and not too hard. And perhaps the best is the soya-sauce based juice. You could have a bite on the chicken and the juice soaks into the chicken meat just right!
The bean sprouts that accompany the dish is super crunchy. And the size certainly is comparatively bigger than the usual bean-sprouts that you could find in some places.
The shop I am referring to is :-
Kedai Cowan Street
Ayam Tauge and Koitiau ( Yes it is spelt that way)
Jalan Ekram
Price- Moderate( a tad pricier than the usual , just a little)
Taste- 8/10
Opening times- at nights only
By the way, this is the shop recommended by the usual Ipoh folks, I think this shop is more authentic than some popularise shops selling the same dish in Ipoh.
Try it lah!

Sunday, 2 August 2009

In the sweltering heat- how about a glass of Ipoh Ice White Coffee

In Malaysia, where the sweltering heat overwhelms any fellow Malaysians, nothing beats a quick fix of an icey cold drink! How about a glass of Ipoh Ice White Coffee ?

There's a constant battle on where is the best Ipoh White Coffee in town. Some say it is Suan Yuan Foong others say it's Suan Yuan Loong. And Nam Heong is another name constantly mentioned by bloggers and fellow Malaysians.

But there's a coffee shop that I think serves the best coffee in town. I have a few relatives who lives in Ipoh and they brought me there and indeed it tastes great. The coffee aroma is strong and the coffee is milky which I love. It is not too sweet and there is enough ice to make it icey cold!! Perfect for the humid weather. This is a must stop for visitors to Ipoh. Maybe for coffee lovers you could go around tasting which serves the best ice coffee. There are all located in close vicinity around each other. Okay, the parking is a bit difficult especially during peak hours.

Whoops! I forgot to mention the coffee shop I am referring to. It's-

Kedai Kopi Ah Chow

Same row as Suan Yuan Foong coffee shop

Jalan Bandar Timah

Ipoh Old town

Taste- 8/10

Price- cheap , i think around RM 1.60

Try it lah !

Saturday, 1 August 2009

The famous assam laksa

I have decided to put my first post on the malaysian food I love most. If you are Malaysian, you either love it of hate it.. I think most people don't. But I'm one of those who goes crazy over the smell of this dish, has constant craving for it at least once a week and never fails to choose this dish whenever I see it being sold in the hawker stalls.

To any assam laksa lover, perhaps it is a mission to try and find the best assam laksa in town. I went on a mission and so far I think the award goes to :

Ayer Itam market, next to Kek Lok Si Temple

Price: Cheap

Taste: 9/10

Hmm, this assam laksa award simply for the taste. You can hunt down every single pasar malam in Malaysia and still do not find the similar taste to this stall. The soup is delicious and one taste of it makes you wanna drink the whole bowl of soup. And the noodles is cooked to al-dente , not too soft and still springy with one bite on it. And if you look around the tables, you could see that the whole bowl of soup is empty , ravished to the last bit !

And the price is really cheap .. I think it is RM 2.20, that's a while ago it might have been pricier one .. sorry I don't live in Penang, maybe some of you could update me on it.

To find the place, just follow the signs to Kek Lok Si temple, and you can't miss it, the stall is located in the market and if you get lost please ask around and I doubt that anyone would not know it .

Try it lah!