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

Aug 28

We were on our way to Pangkor for our very first batang trip and decided to stop by Kg Cina in Sitiawan for lunch before going over (that’s after having like 2 rounds of breakfast at the market and Jing Kee).

I didn’t even know that Ah Pek Lee had been interviewed by Axian until the boss told us that we should try his steam stingray and even Axian liked it. Anyway, when you are here, you should be able to see the full video of the interview running ;).

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We got down to business and order my favourite here, Lala Mee Hoon which is not the same as the Teluk Gong style but its soup based with local lala (thicker shells) and thick meehoon. The soup is milky but tasty and the lala is just fantastic.

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Next up is KC’s favourite sar jiu fish which are powdered with spices before deep frying. Simply take it with the local Kg Koh chili sauce and its excellent. The chili sauce was also great taken with some cripsy oo chien (fried oysters) we order but I personally prefered their hot plate oysters omelette.

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We also had a dry curry crab, again local style which is basically the most expensive dish costing us RM60 plus. As usual we couldn’t miss out ordering some greens to balance up the diet.

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The most interesting thing we had here are some steam sotong. Everytime my dad come to Sitiawan, he will ask for steam sotong and most of the time they don’t have it. You see, the sotong need to be very fresh in order for you to be able to cook them through steaming otherwise its really not nice.

The sotong are simply steamed with what tasted like cooking wine, sesame oil and some soya sauce with chinese parsley on top. The result, its the best sotong I have ever tasted! If you ever have a chance to try, please try it!

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The boss here goes to sea on his own to get his catch for the restaurant, so freshness is assured! Most of my visits here I will also see small time fisherman coming on motorbike to sell small catch to him as well.

Overall it cost us RM160 plus for 10 pax and I think that’s reasonable pricing. This place is getting popular and can get quite popular nowadays, there’s even a tour bus that stopped here for a big tour group to dine!

*photos courtesy of Ciku aka Ken Wei

Ah Pek Lee Kou Hock Seafood
GPS: N4 10.775 E100 40.855

Mar 11

Coconut Flower in Teluk Gong used to be one of my number one favourite seafood place to go many years back because of the good food and cheap prices… over the years price have slowly gone up and was getting too crowded to go…

In recent years after settling down in Shah Alam, KC seems to like to go there and much often he would dragged me along with his happy family for lunch there on weekends. Weekend lunch time crowd seems to be managable, I am not sure if its still crowded at night.

Anyhow, one fine Saturday afternoon, a bunch of itchy backside gang decided to go to Teluk Gong for seafood… there are like 10+2 of us… we ordered my all time favourite “kum heong har kao” (dry chili mantis prawns), xo sauce fried crabs (1kg), sweet & sour crabs (1kg), fried buns for the crabs, “seong tong lala” (clams), “lala meehoon” (clams fried vermicelli), “oo chen” (oysters omelette), teow chew steam fish, some vegetables and of course some “yeh fah chew” (coconut wine) and a bottle of stout as mixer.

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The appetizer was interesting, instead of the common peanuts, they gave this mamee like fried dry noodles which is quite nice. The har kao is good as usual with the lala meehoon, xo crabs is very nice and fried buns with crab sauce is cool too.

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The food standard is still ok here but prices are still not as good as what it used to be. Bill came up to about 20 plus per person but it still an attractive weekend place for a lazy seafood outing plus you always get free dessert at the end ;).

Coconut Flower
702, Jalan Udang Galah, Kampong Teluk Gong
42000 Port Klang, Selangor
Tel: 603-31341218
GPS: N2 57.681 E101 23.826

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