Posts tagged Kepong
I have this sudden interest in roe crab for steamboat after my last visit to Ho Ho. After researching for a bit I found that there is another good steamboat restaurant in Kepong called Hao Jie that features roe crabs prominently on their menu. The restaurant was full house during the weekend and we were surprised that we never really noticed its existence until only recently.
Usually steamboat restaurants would require a minimum order of two sets for their in-house set. But since we ordered a lot of side dishes including the expensive roe crabs, I think the boss gave us an exception by ordering one only. Nothing too fancy about the sets here, it costs RM14.50 for a person’s portion and comes with the usual raw ingredients like fish fillets, prawn, meat balls, etc – pretty standard stuff you would expect.
The Chinese words of ‘Pulau Ketam’ on Hao Jie’s signboard is not for display only, as they really get their supply of seafood from Pulau Ketam fresh on a daily basis. I can sense the pride in the boss’ voice when she was talking about the fresh ingredients she serves. Definitely assuring for us to know.
Prince Cafe is a chained Hong Kong style cafe that have a few branches in Klang Valley. As far as I know they had branches in Kepong, SS2 and Mid Valley (closed down) From the recent closure of their Mid Valley branch I am thinking they aren’t doing too well.
It’s kinda obvious (at least to me) that they are aiming to tap into the Yum Cha market, and might want to emulate the success of Kim Gary and Wong Kok Char Chan Teng alike. But as far as I am concerned, the food served at Kim Gary and Wong Kok in Malaysia are not up to the standards. Well I could give their Yin Yong or HK Milk Tea a pass but their food is just a let down.
What I said is based on the fact that I have tried the Kim Gary in Singapore and I feel there is a heaven-and-earth difference. So when your competition is not strong, standards are low hence less room for improvements. That being said, it’s obvious my experience with Prince Cafe to follow was a disappointing one.
Macau style Pork Chop Burger @ RM6.50. While I could tolerate the idea of purposely arranging the pork chops in such a messy way in creating an arty impression – there’s nothing to like about the overly dry pork chops and excessive use of mayonnaise.
Pork Chop Cheese Baked Rice @ RM16.90 had a huge portion but it arrived cold and tasted dry – really dry. They were generous with the mayonnaise on my pork chop burger but decided to stinge on the curry sauce for the cheese baked rice lol. Well luckily the waiter happily obliged to bring us extra curry sauce so it was bearable.
For this kind of pricing and food quality, you are better off sticking to Kim Gary or Wong Kok. Or better still, support local Yum Cha scene and have white coffee at Old Town instead.
Prince Cafe (info provided for the lulz)
No 22, 24 & 26, Jalan Metro Perdana 8
Taman Usahawan Kepong, 52100 KL
Tim Pun Gor Gor is a dessert and tong sui shop at Metro Perdana, Kepong. Here, you are sure to be spoilt for choices because there are over 100 types of Hong Kong styled desserts and hot and cold tong sui to choose from at reasonable prices.
Fa Sang Wu (花生糊) @ RM3 – a little diluted to me but still quite creamy, not too sweet too.
Durian Pancake Roll, a nice treat for durian lovers. It was served cool from the fridge and a plastic knife was given to cut it. The smooth durian fillings was contrasted with strands of durian fibers, I liked it.
Fresh Mixed Fruits Noodles (鮮什果撈河) @ RM8 was well presented like a blooming flower with slices of banana, kiwi, watermelon and peach.
The noodles are not real noodles you see. They are more like koay teow shaped, frozen sweet soya bean milk with a jelly like texture that creates a slurping sound when you eat. It easily became our favorite because of it uniqueness, I don’t think this kind of dessert is commonly found.
Not all the desserts were good though. Mango Pudding (芒果布丁) @ RM5.50 was a slight disappointment due to its extremely gluey texture. Plus the mango taste was minimal, in fact almost non-existent if not for the cubes of mangoes in the pudding.
Overall quite a nice place to hang out for dessert and tong sui after a meal. The plenty choices alone is a big plus point. Lack of parking on the other hand, is a HUGE minus point.
甜品哥哥 (Tim Pun Gor Gor)
D-G-6, Jln Metro Perdana,
Kepong 52100 Kuala Lumpur.
GPS Coordinates: N3 21.610 E101 64.302
Tel: 03-6251 0209
A stone throw away from KTZ at Kepong Baru is One Noodle, a Hong Kong char chan teng type of restaurant that serve mainly noodles and dim sum.
If you didn’t know, One Noodle is also a subsidiary of The Fruitti Stall just like KTZ. And because of this, the noodles you ordered at KTZ Kepong Baru are actually prepared at One Noodle then delivered to you by the waiters across the road on foot. Because only certain noodles are available at KTZ, you gotta head to the One Noodle’s outlet if you want to see and try the actual full menu.
I was particularly interested in the Superior Seafood La Mein @ RM13.80. When the noodles arrived I knew I made the correct choice lol. Just look at the the generous portion of seafood given.. there were prawns, mussels, scallops and clams! Click here to continue reading >