Mar 11
OUG, KL: Weekend Breakfast
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My mum have been telling me about how much of goodies there is to eat at OUG as she frequently travel there with her “si lai tong” (aunty gang) to shop at the wet market and for breakfast. So one fine itchy saturday morning, me, miharu, kiddie, ciku and ed went there for breakfast.

Just outside the wet market parking entrance, you will notice a row of shop and just outside the shop, the whole road is lined with tables and chairs in open air style in between 2 coffeeshops at both corners. We decided to joined the fun and check out what is the fuss all about.

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Ciku and kiddie shared a pork noodles and ordered some chee cheong fun for us to share. I contribute popiah for sharing while having a whole bowl of pork belly pepper soup noodles to myself while miharu got the lam mee which looks nothing like lam mee and with a lot of prawns inside. As for Ed, he just ate all our contribution, hahaha… well done Ed, can’t finish without you :P.

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The food was good but what is cool is their prices here are still very reasonable at RM3.50-3.80 per bowl, with big prawns, just imagine. The funny thing is that they sort have a trend going on here, everyone that serve you food bring in on a tray. The tray will have an old can (from can food) which have lots of coins or small notes in it for changing money on the spot, quite cute :).

Parking however is a nightmare here, now I remember why I seldom come here. Unfortunately we are a bit late, otherwise there are a lot of goodies to check out as we noticed the busy activities at the market with people selling biscuits, kueh, flowers, fruits, etc.

Maybe wait for another itchy weekend morning, will try to check out this place again earlier in the morning ;).

Address: Jalan Hujan Rahmat (Outside Caring Pharmacy)
GPS: N3 04.465 E101 40.381

Nov 2
Pudu, KL – Tuck Cheong Dim Sum
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Hustle and bust of the city, this dim sum demonstrates just that, packed with almost all the tables full 90 percent of the time and the restaurant is trying to keep up with customers’ orders replenishing and serving dim sum. Parking can be a bit tough here, best is to park Jalan Landak and walk down as you can see most of the cars double parked here at the inner of Jalan Kancil. Its only 6.45am and its already packed!

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The immediate feeling I got from this place is it gives you a very good warm weekend breakfast feeling a comfortable homely neighbourhood. With many houses above the shops here, you will noticed that a lot of senior folks occupy this place for breakfast to catch up with neighbours, friends and chat away with hot dim sum and chinese tea.

I would not describe the food here as great, base and texture is there but I feels it lack taste and a bit ‘rough’ type of dim sum, but can be a good thing, meaning less salt and less flavoring! These are just simple and hearty breakfast serving the local neighbourhood.

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The most popular thing that everyone eats here is not their dim sum but their chicken rice! Yup, chicken rice in the morning. Its actually chicken with mushrooms and chinese sausages steamed on top of rice then covered with some spring onions and sauce when cooked. Its a bit dry on the rice as the sauce is little but the chicken are soft and tender, something different… if they have salted fish, this would have been a blast in my opinion but then again, they serve food light in taste here?

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The dim sum are alright, the average and not salty type like I mentioned, I tend to take it as less salty = less artificial flavoring ;).The loh mai kai (chicken gloutonous rice) looks good, having chicken, a piece of bbq pork (char siew) as well, looks well sauce and moist, just again not salty enough, healthy again ;).

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Quite a bit of the folks here also ‘da bao’ (pack) takeaway of chee cheong fun and fried meehoon from the stall nearby and eat here, looks quite interesting, will try it the next time.

To order, you have to get your table, then walk up to the main steamer, grab a tray and order away. Best if you can decide what you want quickly as the queue seems to get long and you will experience that as you are about to select that particular dim sum, a hand come in and grab it away from you. That is how fast things sell around here, so be precise, be fast ;). As for tea, the aunty there will bring it around to your table, don’t worry about that.

It cost us RM29.80 for tea for 4, 8 dim sum, 1 loh mai kai and 1 chicken rice. Not cheap at all, then again what is nowadays? Thanks to the inflation chain caused by the senseless hasty fuel increase :(. I have a good feel having breakfast at this place, not bad, feels healthy too ;).

Tuck Cheong Dim Sum
GPS: N3 08.156 E101 42.784


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Oct 30

The shuttlebugs led by Elaine wanted to go to Pudu to buy lenses for their Canon DSLR at Plaza Pudu after work. Parking at this place is really a challenge even at night after office hour, be prepared to walk :(. We then proceeded to Sze Chuan Village Restaurant for ‘ma la hou guo’ which is sze chuan style steamboat. The soup pot is have 2 area, the inner pot is the ma la soup which are herbal chilies soup while the outer pot are herbal chicken soup.

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I have eaten at their old branch in Sunwaymas various times but they have now located it to Bandar Sunway. You order what you like to eat to go with your steamboat, you will be given a form with a long list of items available and you just tick away.

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We sure did ordered a tonnes of stuff, beef tripes, quail eggs, sliced lamb & pork, pork stomach, tofu, vege, porkballs, etc. In total we ordered 20 meats, 6 vegetables, 6 tofu, 2 noodles, 1 egg related plates ranging from RM4 to RM8 per plate. There’s an additional charge for soup at RM25.00 but you get some chicken in it and bottomless soup refills.

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The sauces here to dip your steamboat food is quite unique, there are four types, one is a peanut sauce, a sesame sauce, chili paste and fermented beancurds (foo yee). You are supposed to mix the flavours according to your taste ;).

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The soup itself is tasty and adding in all the goodies, for sure it will be good, after all you are getting premium soup ;). There are chicken meat and herbs in the whitish soup. The ma la soup is basically dried chili in oil plus herbal chicken soup cooked together. Elaine complained the ma la not spicy enough but her standard is different la :P.

Most of the food are fresh and nice, it is especially fun cooking the sliced meat as they cook very fast and you will need to cook them in your ladder in the soup for just 10 secs or so.

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The way chinese tea served here are different, instead of pouring from the pot to the glass and add your own ice if you fancy, they have a beer jug with ice and the waitress will help you pre-mix them before serving, so service is quite efficient here ;).

In total we spent about RM280 for 10 persons, cost more than the average steamboat but once in a bluemoon eating here is ok for me ;).

Sze Chuan Village Restaurant
144, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah
Off Jalan Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-21442623
GPS: N03 08.414 E101 42.679

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