Sep 14

I was at Restoran Chef Low at Lucky Garden in Bangsar for dinner, what I thought would be an ordinary order Chinese dishes restaurant turned out to be something great and really good cooking.

We brought our own river fish from Sarawak for them to steam and added 7 more dishes (yes, I think we got a bit carried away… as usual :P).

Some of the more special dishes that I like here are the fried bacon but Chinese style. Bacon are fried crispy then cover with a light marmite sauce with chili padi cuts and lime giving it a little sweet, sour and salty taste. This dish is absolutely must try, fantastic and best taken with beer in my opinion.

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The next good one is a combination I would never imagine will work… pumpkin fried with salted egg as the coating! But it turns out to be very nice, the pumpkin is sweet but the skin is salty and fragrant with the salted egg and curry leaves. This is clearly the winner for the night, only unfortunate thing is we have so much to eat and so little stomach space :(.

There’s one simply dish that I really like which is the traditional sweet and sour pork (gu lou yuk). I told Miharu that its been a very long time since I had very good gu lou yuk the way it should be. This reminds me of how gu lou yuk used to taste when I was a kid (my favourite then when eating out). The pork and fried crispy with a light hint of well balanced sweet sour sauce, 5 stars in my opinion.

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Miharu gave high marks to their Tau Foo Kang too which is a starchy soup of tofu mixed with other goodies like pork and mushrooms. Its not as smooth as those I like in Klang but its still fine and tasty in its own way.

The rest of the dishes are alright, very much dishes to go with rice and some tend to be slightly salty but overall we had a satisfied dinner here.

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The service is good and lady boss taking our order is also friendly. I see a lot of local folks calling up to order food before coming to pick up. Overall dinner cost us RM220+ for 8 dishes (our own fish) for 9 people, I guess its ok since we ordered so much.

The only pain here is parking, so do come early and try not to park at tight spot, a lot of people tend to block or narrow your path here with inconsiderate parking.

To sum it up, this place is a must try and we already planned to be back again!

Restoran Chef Low @ Lucky Garden Bangsar
GPS:  N3 07.705 E101 40.139

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

I went to Kokopelli Traveller’s Bistro with Miharu and gang… the place is just beautiful and neatly done. Its a house opposite Jaya 3 Two Square.

The place is all white with a nice green garden theme. The food is good, western and local styles with a homely and comfortable settings.

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My favourite here would be the lamb shank, tender and taste great, for drinks, I have to say their teh tarik (only on weekend) is excellent but don’t expect mamak price ok, its a restaurant.

I didn’t had to pay for dinner (thank you Miharu!) so no idea but I think not cheap at all la, especially after plus drinks and all. But its a great place for the atmosphere and the owner is really friendly 😉

Kokopelli Traveller’s Bistro
(at Jalan 20/7, PJ, just opposite Paparich Jaya 3 Two Square)

GPS: N3 06.632 E101 37.877

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