Sep 4

Its been more than 10 years since all of us worked together in the old company and when Jack sent out a mail calling for gathering, everyone turned up except for the few whom have “migrated” one way of another.

We wanted to have a beer session but since food is quite important as well, we decided to have a proper dinner before our beer session. I asked Ah John the local worm to recommend a good and affordable Chinese dishes dinner in Puchong and was pointed to Restoran 8 Road (just beside Thong Kee and below Hotel Orkid).

As KC was the first to arrived we left the ordering to him. First up are some lala cooked in herbal soup served in claypot, the soup is very tasty and full of flavours.

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I personally liked the chicken very much, just simple poached chicken and chopped up but served with a sauce of chopped Chinese parsley, garlic, soya sauce.

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The braised pork belly is ok but a little too big for the serving, too much meat for me there.

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The frog legs stirred fried with dark soya sauce and dried chili is rich in flavours but yet the frog legs are tender, very well done.

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We topped it all up with a nice plate of stirred fried vegetables.

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I think everyone enjoyed the dinner very much as we cleaned everything up in like minutes. The dinner for 8 of us cost about RM147.00 for food and RM65 for some starter beers, so pricing is reasonable but most important of all, the food is very good ;).

Restoran 8 Road
12A Jalan Kenari 8, Bandar Puchong Jaya
47100 Puchong, Selangor
Tel: 03-8070 2852
GPS: N3 02.808 E101 37.355

May 28
Recipe: Oriental Chicken Warm Salad
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We felt like having something light for dinner, but prefer something warm… so we decided to make a warm salad. Calling it the Oriental Chicken Warm Salad because its basically chicken cooked in Chinese marinate going with salad and mayonnaise dressing.

First we need to marinate the chicken at least 2-3 hours in the fridge by mixing the below:

1. Chicken flesh (6 pcs)
2. Soya sauce (1 tablespoon)
3. 3 lemongrass sliced
4. 1 piece of ginger sliced (squeeze for juice would be better)
5. Pinch of salt
6. Some pepper
7. Teaspoon of brown sugar
8. Oyster sauce, about 1 tablespoon or less
9. 1 teaspoon of lime juice
10. 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
11. Chinese cooking wine (about 1 tablespoon)

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Next, we have to get ready the mayonnaise while waiting for the chicken to be ready for cooking. For the mayonnaise, prepare the below:

1. 1 egg yolk
2. Pinch of salt and some pepper
3. 1 tablespoon of lime juice
4. 100ml of cooking oil (any your choice, I tried olive oil, don’t like the taste)
5. 1 teaspoon of mustard (recommend dijon but I just use what I have)

In a big ceramic bowl, mix the yolk with salt, pepper, mustard and lime juice together. Then keep whisking it non stop and add bits by bits of the oil in while whisking. The ideal is to let the oil mix well with the mixture bits by bits till they are thick and creamy. This process may take up to 10 mins or so.

Once you have the mixture creamy to how you want it, test the taste and add any flavour base on your creativity to your taste. For me, I added more lime juice, more pepper and some brown sugar to how I like it.

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Now that you got the mayonnaise ready, time to cook the chicken.

You can either bbq, grill or pan fried the chicken. I choose pan fried, easier to clean up, hehe…so I got a pan oiled with a tiny bits of sesame oil (about 1 teaspoon of less).

When the pan is hot, just fried your chicken on medium heat till they start to brown and take the chicken up. Pour some cooking wine on the pan to free up the sauce and pour all the left over marinate sauce to the pan. Mix them up before adding some corn starch to thicken it.

Now serve up the salad of your choice with any vegetables you fancy with the mayonnaise plus the chicken with its sauce. Just fantastically good… yummmmmy!

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May 3
PJ: Lunch @ Kie Kee Chicken Rice & Pork Curry
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This chicken rice stall in Medan Selera next to the PJ Oldtown market have been around forever and besides the normal chicken rice, they are also famous for their pork curry, curry chicken, etc.

I ordered chicken rice and just can’t resist ordering the curry pork as well, it was superb, tender and rich yummy pork curry to go with the chicken rice.

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Best part about this place, you can always get greedy and order yong tau foo from Seong Kee next door. The yong tau foo are made to order, so expect a short wait and they do also serve other goodies like assam fish, braised pork, etc.

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The only thing about this place is that it can get really hot in the afternoon as its open air in the middle of the food court, but hey food here is yummy, so no complains ;).

Kie Kee @ Medan Selera PJ Oldtown (next to Wet Market)
GPS: N3 05.258 E101 38.770

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