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Siew Kee Pork Noodle at Manjalara Kepong is one of the famous pork noodle in Kepong this neighborhood. After I posted in my stories only got to  know it is a few of my friends regular lunch place. I find that this is not your regular Pork Noodle soup place which is a bit unique. I find its a kind of combination of local x east malaysia like Sabah or Sarawak style.

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it is a simple comfort food and the store had been operating for more than 15 years already at the same location. 

siew kei noodle house restaurant (3)Here are some of the sparer part for you to chose or you want all in like mine?

what to eat in kepongsiew kei noodle house restaurantFor soup base I find it normal, if you order bee hoon, the taste is covered up. Soup base taste could not taste as prominent as the dry seperate version.famous pork noodle in klSince I observe alot people order the dry noodle, I decided to try one portion for dry and another portion soup base.  Dry pork noodle – Koey Teow Mee with all pig spare part. 

Soup base is great as  I tasted there is a hint of “chinese wine” or siew weng chow in the soup base that give its uniqueness. Pork parts are all cook to perfettion, soft part where it is needed. Missing out is pork intestine. then that would be perfect.

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pork noodle in kepongKoey teow noodle is different as when it was serve, I believe it is drench with some fresh pork oil as the aroma of it is very prominent and serve with some sweet soy sauce, some other mixture and pork lard. I find this pretty good. Noodle and gravy itself is on the sweet end with pig oil taste quite prominent.pork dry noodlepork noodle manjalara

Overall, I find it not too bad for a comfort food around the area. Do not mind to come back again as I want to try their Yee Mee Next. Is this the best? every one have their own preference taste. I find it quite worth to give it a try as not the usual ordinary style.

*NON-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, not bad la. maciam combination local x East Malaysia, !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:

兆基猪肉粉 Siew Kee Pork Noodle

16-34, Jalan Medan Putra 3,

Medan Putra Business Centre, 52200 Kuala Lumpur,

tel: 0126712797 (can preorder or make take away)

Operating Hours: 7am–3:30pm (Closed Thursday)

this place is one of my friends favourite and was introduce to him that I should try this bouncy handmade noodles at Kepong’s New Ban Lee Restaurant 新万利面食  . . It is a kind that is similar to udon, the strands are thicker with a little more bite and slight chewy.

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They are also famous with their kopi-peng which is quite kau and with bitter end. kepong food

My friend insisted that we should try only their classic which is the dry noodle soup. Drench with their special dark soy sauce and some special mixture with mince meat. 


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New Ban Lee Restaurant

Soup is quite pack with flavours that meat ball got abit of salted fish. Noodle is bouncy and love the texture of the noodle. It is a simple comfort food for breakfast or  lunch. handmade noodlekepong breakfastfood in kepongSimple comfort food in Kepong that you can find. Nothing fancy

*Non-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, okok la comfort food, !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:

New Ban Lee Restaurant,

592, Jalan E 3/5a, Taman Ehsan,

Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.

Open: 7am to 5pm. Closed on Sunday.

Tel:03-62620509. You can WhatsApp 012-3950715 to arrange for delivery within Kepong.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/New-Ban-Lee-Restaurant-201066979913743

Maple Palace Chinese Restaurant is one of a famous restaurant among the locals, used to be known as Maple Gold. This place had been my childhood place till now. With the owner now who are constantly upgrading their restaurant to create more comfortable dining for their regulars. certainly is one of the best restaurant in Penang.maple goldUsually they have functions on weekend and it is constantly full house. Best advise to make reservation. 

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Maple Place offer classic Cantonese cuisine with its owner cum chef is the main person behind the menu. Not only that, with strong demand as more people have traveled across continents coming back with variety of expectation. The owner and team constantly challenge the team and by being creative to design their special new hidden menu which is Modern Cantonese cuisine. All the dishes are require to pre-order 24-48 hours in advance so that the chef team can prepare the freshest ingredient for this. 

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There are also constant demand on surprise me menu with customer giving them a budget. This have to be 7 days in advance booking and will be more like Omakase style. Diners would not know what will be serving out. It will be a suprise ingredient, style and dishes. So really depending on your budget that you wish the chef to surprise you with. this is also another segment that is growing its popularity besides the classic menu.

Part of their hidden or surprise me menu as below:

saladSeafood Ice Plant Salad (海鲜冰菜沙律)

This is indeed recommended. Its a entry dish that definitely stir up your appetite which is currently part of their current menu.  Nice bite of mixture of cripsy ice veggie, soft boil prawn. Sauce A great balance of sourish, hint of salty and more like Chinese Kerabu. It is like an uplift of classic veggie. Satisfying entree

One of their best seller dish.

crab foie gras

Stuffed assorted Seafood Crab Meat and Black Truffle on Crab Shell with Pan-seared Foir Gras (黑松露海鲜酿蟹盖拼香煎鹅肝)

For Chinese food, this is defiantely the elevated version. When I saw this, it is like woah, they moving to healthy eating too, as it is serve with bed of barley. Nicely presented with chunk of foie gras just top ontop of the crab.

Love this dish. Look simple yet taste is unique. Hint of truffle that is not ovepowering, with fresh crab meat and  I wish the foie gras to be torch burn to give me exxtra umami flavour, then will be perfecto.

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Four Treasure Soup (美宝阁秘制椰皇黄焖四宝羹)

A bowl of soup that is pack with flavour. Creamy yet every bite is generous with ingredients.  Serve with fresh scalllop and prawn. coconut soupDSCF8595Double-boiled Abalone,  Corn Lip Soup served in Coconut (椰皇鲍鱼螺唇鸡汤)

If creamy is not your preference then you can let them know you prefer clear soup. Love this too as the soup is packed with flavour. Simple yet satisfying.

best sesame chickenMaple Palace Style Golden Flaxseed Corn-fed Chicken (4 months Corn – fed Chicken) 名鸡*美宝阁脆皮金麻籽槽鸡

I used to have this dish in sesame seed. Yet they have make a slgiht twist on this by replacing with a unique healthy ingredient. Carefully selected with 4 months corn fed chicken as with this cooking style, it gives you the juicy flavour of chicken. Surprisingly soft even on the chicken breast area. Perfectly cooked as the skin is crispy on every bite. 

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One of my favourite dish is this Braised Aromatic Duck with Abalone Sauce &  5 Heads South Africa Abalone (鲍鱼汁焖香酥鸭扣5头南非鲍鱼)

Duck just sitted there that looks like a perfectly crips skin which is actaually not. A unique vision that give you a mind twist. Its soft skin is meant to go well with its 8 hours cooked abalone broth. White raddish is superbly good as it is cook in their superior soup stocked.  Duck is cook to perfection, juicy, soft and can even tear the meat with chopstick easily. 

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patin fish

Toasted Wild Patin Ulu with Scallion (葱烧油浸野生黑金巴丁)

I have never had wild Patin before and this certaily caught me off guard. Fish meat is so fresh that near to melt in your mouth fish meat texture. (I am not sure is this suppose to be but was told yes). Chef did not want to over do this fish as it is hard to get yet handle with stim and some dressing of fried garlic slices with its special soy sauce.

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DSCF8623Spinach w/ Egg White,  Dried Scallop and White Truffle Oil (白松露脆贝西施炒菜苗) 

Never had dishes that in this style. It is fried with white truffle sauce, not overpowering yet egg white can still be tasted. 

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BBQ Iberico Pork Loin Rib (香料2烤西班牙黑毛猪小排骨)

This is actually one of their best seller. Can be ordered with normal ribs or Iberico. They carefully curate Iberico ribs that suitable with their cooking style. Ribs that gets you finger licking good. Well carramelize, and every mini bite you take is pretty spot on

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Boiled Superior Chicken Rice 名鸡*黄油槽鸡王,鸡油饭 ( 3.5kg 7 Months corn fed chicken) ( 3.5 公斤 7个月玉米饲喂槽鸡王)

I must say this is one of the best chicken rice I have eaten over the years. Not to mention those old classic this but this is cook with generous flavours. 

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Chicken is cook to the right style, soft inside out yet chicken skin is smooth and glistering. Meat is soft and juicy. Soy sauce with some hint of sesame oil is at the right amount.

The most addictive is their chicken stock rice with hint of ginger and oil rice. Once you start its hard for you to stop. just drech it with their side sauce with Chili, soy you can even just finish the rice it self.

I am sure this does not come cheap if you were to compare on those hawker/ kopitiam but indeed will be highly recommended by me.
chicken oil rice

 

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To end your meal, you can opt for Pork Lard Rice with Char Siew and Egg (黯然销魂饭) or even for your simple lunch to pair with some other dishes. A bowl of rice that is pack with flavours. top with pork lard and char siew sauce is just sweet caramelize that make it even more appetizing. 

For classic dessert you can go with their signature Chilled Mango Sago with Pomelo,  Deep-fried Sesame Ball (杨枝美甘露,芝麻枣)

 

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This will be highly recommended dessert to end with. Chilled Herbal Jelly with Almond  Milk (杏汁龟苓膏) . I am not a fan of almond soup but this is so good. Creamy to a point that I like the taste of almond and the bitterness of Herbal jelly is just a perfect combination. 

Location:

Maple Palace Chinese Restaurant

47, Jln Sultan Ahmad Shah,

10050Penang

Operating Hours : 12pm – 2.30/ 6pm – 10pm

Tel: 042279690

Fresh Dim Sum at Yong Pin Restaurant at Kimberly Street, Penang is one of a signature dim sum around the area. They have been operating more than 40 years and this current one is their latest upgraded outlet. They used to be operating a street away.



with the new modern classic vibe, certainly do attract alot of tourist too. Offerings here are pretty fresh and more choices than Tai Tong where is also one of my parents favourite which is just next street.

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Enjoy fresh dim sum in Penang that you can find. Price wise is affordable and filled with variety choices. 

*Non-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, love the ambiance and variety fresh dim sum !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-location:
59A, Lebuh Kimberley,
Penang

Operating hours: 7am – 2.30pm
(walk in only/ no reservation)

In Penang there is alot of famous street food, but but but where is the best Char Koay Teow? Again would like to highlight again, everyone have their own taste preference. this Penang Street Food Char Koay Teow In Lorong Selamat Penang run by this auntie is one of a famous char koay teow that many travelers regard as.

best char koay teow in penangShe had been running this stall easily for more than 30  years. Using Charcoal to fried her signature koay teow is indeed pretty good. The only set back is the inconsistantcy.

penang char koay teowI was lucky or during lock down, I do not have to wait 30 – 60 minutes in line to wait for a pack of this. Also I get to enjoy her slow cooking in charcoal fire filled with wok Hei. This was during last year August 2021 where state traveling is still restricted.street food in penang

till last month April when I was back in Penang and decided to give it a try. The taste indeed quite different to the time I had in CMCO. A pack of this Lorong Selamat Char Koay Teow serve with 2-3 big prawns is at RM 11-RM20. Depending you would want to add prawns.

lorong selamat Char Koey Teow

You can check this one of the most famous Siam Road Char Koey Teow

Location:

Lorong Selamat Char Koey Teow

Kafe Heng Huat

82, Lorong Selamat,  10400, Penang

Operating hours: 11am – 4pm (till finish)

Previously I was recommended to try Omega Pork Noodle as one of a famous pork noodle shop in Kota Damansara, PJ. As one of my favourite is actually Ten Noodle which is just 2 rows away which is also selling Pork Noodle.

So it is kinda Ten Noodle vs Omega Pork Noodle and which is your favourite?omega pork noodle (3)Omega Pork Noodle  operate slightly different as the ambiance for here is certaily more comfortable with air condition. There is a purchase of 1 cup then you get to refill your favourite drinks or try different drinks at your liking at only RM 3.90
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Price here is slightly more than Ten Noodle and with the difference, the portion here is also slightly bigger.

omega pork noodle side dish

There are some side dishes for you to choose .

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Here is my Omega Pork Noodle Soup and of course I add an egg. I add in all the spare parts and it is actually huge. Generous with ingredients and perhaps if you are really hungry, get one portion yourself. They have 2 sizes and mine is the regular. I cannot imagine the 1 in BIG! Starting from RM 9

Soup base is not as thick to my liking, however decent enough. I still like Ten Noodle over them. (individual preference) – however Ten noodle quality do drop compare to before MCO. To make it extra umph, I add on pork lard. Just too big and abit soggy. Can skip that next round.
best pork noodle in pjwhite curry meewhat caught my attention more is their Nanyang White curry Mee  starting  from  RM10.90. I order with vits noodle another additional RM 1 for this which I think can just sick to bee hoon and mee for my usual classic. I do like the soup base as it is slightly different from Penang white curry mee but the chili paste do make it a lot difference.

taste wise pretty spot on with its chili paste and just that on the saltier end side. 
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I would come here for their curry mee instead of pork noodle. 😀

*Non-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, not bad la!!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:

Omega Pork Noodle Kota Damansara

1G, 1, Jalan PJU 5/4, Dataran Sunway,

47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operating Hours: 8am – 9.30pm

Tel: 0196060118

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