When it comes to Roast Duck there are two already well-known restaurants to go for in Petaling Jaya and they are Loong Foong Seafood and Sunrise. They are open at different hours though – one for lunch and the other for dinner so I guess there is no conflict of interest between them. Not too long ago me and my makan buddies craved for roast duck and since we could all only meet for dinner, Loong Food was the natural choice.
It is important to pre-order your duck to avoid any disappointment especially if you are coming in a fairly large group. You would not want to come all the way here just to be told they have run out of duck, even though you could see some still hanging at the stall.
Given their fame, the roast duck here does not come cheap but it won’t burn a hole in your pocket either. For RM50 you get the entire bird, delicious with an expectedly crispy skin and juicy meat that justify its price and reputation.
All I can say is we got what we came for and satiated our roast duck craving alright. But sadly, the same could not be said for the some of the dishes we had that same night.
On the day we went to Presto at Citta Mall, we actually wanted to have our breakfast at Dr.Cafe. But after looking at their limited selection of food (mostly sandwich and cakes) we decided to head to Figaro Coffee Company instead – which happens to be just next door.
Figaro actually hails from Philippines, where it is considered one of the most successful chain of Filipino coffee shops. In fact, from what I read they are established even earlier than Starbucks in Philippines.
There are plenty of coffees to choose from here – taste wise OK but will hardly please the aficionados. We had the Cappuccino (RM12.90) and Butterscotch Vanilla Latte (RM12.90)
Chan Meng Kee Noodle House is probably the busiest eatery in SS2. The shop lot they are occupying now used to be operated by Ho Weng Kee, another famous (more often regarded as more superior as well) Wantan Mee seller that had relocated their business to Lot 10 Hutong.
Since making an appearance on Astro, many of my friends and colleagues have patronized Chan Meng Kee – all wanting to have a taste of their ‘legendary’ char siew that was so highly promoted in the show.
I will be honest here, the noodle (RM5.50 small, kind of expensive for the portion) itself is springy and good with a nice lard fragrance while the char siew is delicious. So taste wise it is definitely a notch better than what you will find at the normal food courts.
But the amount of time we spent waiting for this plate of noodle to arrive is simply not worth it. We had 40 minutes to observe the kitchen’s operations and found that all the noodles are cooked plate by plate, which is a good thing if consistency is considered – bad if you can’t handle the waiting time.
Last weekend we were at Citta Mall for breakfast and noticed a new supermarket called Presto. Since it was quite a heavy breakfast we thought why not take a stroll through the supermarket to see what it has to offer. The supermarket’s layout is well presented, looks clean and tidy with a welcoming atmosphere.
The usual groceries, personal care and household items could be found here but Presto strongly focus on imported products like fruits, vegetables, snacks and beverages – especially the last two. So this is a small haven for adventurous food lovers (like me) looking to try new brands that the usual chain supermarkets don’t carry. As for me, I am always on the hunt for new instant noodle flavors.
Presto’s tagline is ‘The Fresh Supermarket’ and this is clearly portrayed as the fruits and vegetable section greet customers as soon as they walk in. I like how the names of the different sections are displayed with big and bold letters, makes it easy to find what you want.