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It was just about 2 weeks ago that I got a message from one of my reader that insisted me to try out this place as she finds Authentic Fish Head 古早鱼头 located at Ampang is one of the best in the area. After trying out is indeed a hidden gem if you are looking for fish head in Ampang.

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Only then found out that it is actually a shop that is newly open in this neighbourhood. Normally, a steamed fish place is always in an alley, a place design with atap or kopitiam. after finishing, we constantly ended up drench in sweat and freaking hot. However they have set up this place to suits diners comfort where diners now we can enjoy steamed fish in air conditioned environment.

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Got to know that the chef have more than 35 years of experience and recently created a new menu for this steamfish. All the ingredients he made from scretch with his on recipe.

 

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Menu is quite direct and I find the price is very reasonable.

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I am honour to be one of the first to try out Steamboat fish head know as the 7 Treasure (七彩浓汤松鱼皇) that will be their the new signature dish. Quite suprise to find it price at RM 48.80 which is a very reasonable, that can easily feed 4 pax. A quite a good value. Filled with taufupok, taufu and fish ball. Fish is quite huge and to beware that it is quite boney. Serve in half the size. Eat with care! Fish is fresh and meat is soft and smooth.

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With a sip of the broth, you knew that this broth is made with effort. A broth that is cooked or boiled with a few ingredients in it. Taste sweet from pork bone, that had been cooked more than 10 hours along with 4 more ingredients..

It is quite addictive that you will keep sipping the soup without realizing and best of all, you get to request 1 round of Free addtional soup.

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As for the condiments at the side, this is chef homemade chili and it is good. Sourish, mid spicy and taste a bit of fermented bean curd in it (fu yu). It is a must dip along with the fish meat. Another way I find to enjoy the soup base is by adding a little bit of the chili into your mini soup bowl and the whole flavour profile changed. Another new level of taste which I find it quite too.

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Another classic fish that we ordered is Black bean & Chilli steam Bonito fish head @ RM 28.90.Steamed to perfection, as the tau si topped on it taste quite different. If taste like been fried fresh and just added on top. Love the slight bitter, salty, fermented after taste, A classic taste that I do miss. Without the fish with just only the condiments, all I will be asking is a bowl of white porridge and I am done. Soy sauce is so fragrant to my liking as it is punch with flavour. Those of you whom are heavy palate, this might be your thing.

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Spicy Mango Sauce Beancurd @ RM 9.90, is a puree that made with Thai mango and a taste that is well balance off. Not the thai taste cuts through the sweet sour mango but pairs well. A nice dish for starter.

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The veggie do look simple enough but what is nice is the fried dry shirmp that is topped on toped and soy sauce makes it better. Chef take a few hours to fried it out in slow fire. @ RM 9.90

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To end, we were introduce with 2 drinks, A Classic salty 7up with lemon. A very refrshing drink and perfect ending with soda base to make you burp.

Another drink that must have for me is their Hong Kong Milk Tea. One of the best so far as it is smooth body, I like the slight bitterness after taste. Just as near as to the one in Hong Kong that I have tasted.

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Chef, thanks “layaning” my first interview video along with explanation with all this dish and also Ms.Lo for recommending this place.

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Overall, this place is worth to explore as I am definately coming back again to try their other dish. Especially the claypot curry and ginger steamed fish. Not really know where are other steam fish in Ampang, definately this is one of the best steamfish in Ampang that I come across. Currently is one of my recommended place for steam fish in KL at the moment.

Thanks for the recommendation and discounts.

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Location:
Authentic Fish Head 古早鱼头
NO.6-G, Jalan Wawasan 2/8,
Bandar Baru Ampang, 68000
Ampang, Selangor

Tel: 011-1640 6144

Operating Hours: 11am – 9pm

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It is not easy to find a nice Chinese Dai Chow in KL. During my birthday this year, I was brought to this place hidden right in a neighbourhood that just smack a row of shophouses. Fatt Hei Leen Restaurant in Taman Taynton View in Cheras is indeed a hidden gem of dai chow.

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A place that is packed with diners for its great food and very affordable pricing. Since this is a special occasion, my friend had pre-order in advance.

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This will be my first time trying out a unique dish which is also the Signature “Pao Heong Rice” @ RM 186. Cooking in a fragrant broth, pack with flavour from big head prawn, sweetnes from bone and also the rice is like pre fried then added in that makes it unique of its kind.

certainly a dish that is worth to order if you have yet to try it out. Prawns were fresh and juicy.

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Another classic dish that goes well with rice is this Patin Fish in Yellow Wine @ RM 110. Love the aromatic strong taste of yellow wine and the freshness of fish goes veryw ell with it.

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A simple dish that cook to perfection is this Pork intestine with dried shrimp. Every bite is filled with wok hei. Just nice @ RM 30

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Not stingy over their ingredient, each bite of Lala is to max flavour @ RM 20

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It had been a while since I enjoy a Sour and Spicy Crab and the gravy here is worth to order. @ RM 152

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of course you need 6 mantao to dip into the gravy. @ RM 12

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Fried 4 veggie @ RM 30

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Yam Ring is indeed a very classic dish. Not many place can cook this dish well. The way they cook it do give me a taste of my kids chilhood. Yam is soft, aromatic and fragrant with its nice fried pork top on it. @ RM 29

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since we had the fish and now wanted order another one which is Yellow Wine chicken @ RM 38. Never dissapoint.

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If you are looking for a nice or famous dai chow in KL, Fatt Hei Len Restaurant 發囍靓 is definately in on recommended list.

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Location:
Fatt Hei Len Restaurant 發囍靓
8, Jalan 30a/119, Taman Taynton View,
56000 Batu 9 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opens everyday 12pm – 11pm

03-9133 8985

Little did I know that Marrybrown is actually a local homegrown chain. Visited one of their latest Marrybrown outlet at Taman Melawati Mall which is quite impressive for a local chain.

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Being a local Malaysian brand, for this special menu, Marrybrown is bringing us back the kampung taste by introducing 2 new item into their menu. Marrybrown Rendang Ayam series, We can also get it on Marrybrown delivery by food delivery service in Kuala Lumpur too.

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Rendang had made its mark worldwide for its umami taste and being featured in many cook shows or reality cook shows. A dish known worldwide, rich with history and cultural significance which brings the community together as one.

Currently one of their best seller is Rendang Ayam combo. A classic recipe seasoned with herbs and spices that will gives you the familiar as it is cook with a similar traditional cooking method into the preparation of the dish to remain its authentically rich and flavourful taste.

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For a fast food chain, I am really impress with their Ayam Rendang as the spices are spot on. Not the usual typical extra spicy flavour but the mixture is well balance with fragrance of herbs and spicy is just nice. Indeed a classic dish. Chicken is soft and juicy too.

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Next, they have added on Burger Ayam Rendang @ RM 12.50. A set that comes with a drink and pack of fries.

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Quite like the chicken and the rendang sauce added ontop gives a unique taste. Instead of liking the rice, now I prefer the burger more (as in individual preference).

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A set which is just nice to my liking. Currently the special seasonal set is only available from 19 September 2019 till 3 November 2019 at selected Marrybrown outlets across Malaysia.

For more info, you can check out their FB: MarrybrownMalaysia

Location:
Marrybrown Melawati Mall
Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm

Tel: 03-4161 1992

myNEWS.com is one of a convenient store that is spreading massively across Malaysia. I have seen them evolve alot over past few years and with the latest by adding fresh food into their selected bigger outlets. Adding bento box, sandwich, onigiri and a few others as their quick grab and go section that is delivery fresh daily.

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with this, now they are running a promotion on every Tuesday (Bento) and Thursday (Onigiri) for ONLY RM1 . What you need to do is only to download their myNews.com App through Playstore or Appstore.

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In selected outlets, they have also introduce their fresh bakery section known as Maru Bakes. You can grab their produce that is delivery daily to the outlet.

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As I look through the rack, it is quite an extensive bread range and I ask the lady at the counter to introduce me their best seller. Pandan Kaya Bun @ RM 2.90. is their best seller and also the lady’s favourite and decided to grab one. Also she recommended Onion Cheese Bun @ RM 2.90.

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Also another surprise. The bread turns out better than expected.

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As for the spaghetti, you can reheat at the hot food section and recommend timing is at 2minutes. Will come out pippin out and handle with care. Was told even that I do not have to remove the cling wrap. Can put it in all together.

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Was recommended again by the lady that her favourite is Spicy Belado Spaghetti @ RM 10.90. To my suprise this turns out to be quite good. A local twist that is punch with spicy (not too spicy) that is just nice for a lunch meal. Spaghetti is not soft nor too hard even after microwave 2 minutes. Pretty good though and for RM 1 promotion lunch. Can definitely grab a few.

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For onigiri @ RM 4.90 with their Thursday special promo with app is only at RM 1. One of my favourite. Fresh seaweed wrap and cream cheese did not overpower. A perfect simple quick bite for me. I constantly make it take away whenever I take KLIA 2 flights.

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Download their myNews.com app and enjoy their latest news and promotion. Best of all you get to collect massive points now.

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More info can refer to their FB page: www.facebook.com/myNEWSMalaysia/

My friend recently introduce me to this classic Hakka food in Cheras, Hakka Marble Restaurant 美浩天 at Taman Bukit Anggerik, Cheras. Run by a few family members and their food range is pretty limited. The whole menu is on the wall and there are a few signature item to hit on.

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One thing I like is their vinegar. Fragrant, and taste pretty good.

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One of the classic dish that must not miss if you dine in any hakka restaurant place is this Abacus. Well, their signature here is slightly different as it is Pumpkin Abacus Beads

Fried to perfection, not over cook, yet the handmade abacus is soft, chewy and a nice texture for a mouthful bite.

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For a simple dish to go on we order their Bittergourd Soup. Bittergourd is not too overpowering yet it is just nice for those who cant really stand the strong taste of it. Mild enough to go along with other dishes. Finely Cut slices makes it nice to bite on the crunchy texture.

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Was told to try on their Fried Asam Laksa @ RM 9. Asam laksa taste is prominent, yet more towards on the sourish side. Serve with two fresh prawns. A taste that I am not too sure how to enjoy for my first experience. Maybe will give it another chance again.

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Friend Hokkien Noodle @ RM 17 (for 2 pax) is much better than the fried bee hoon.

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We order quite alot of their house special drink. One which is Cincau Sarsi and Cucumber Asam (very refreshing drink)

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If you are around this neighborhood and craving for abacus, do drop by to give it a try.

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Food rating 7/10 – pretty decent hakka food

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

Location:
Hakka Marble Restaurant (美浩天)
18, Jalan 34/154, Taman Bukit Anggerik,
56000 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours:
11:30am–3pm, 5:30–11pm
Close Tuesday

Tel: 012-290 0538

It seems that now Sunway Velocity is becoming like a mini ChinaTown. It turns out to be alot of China Hotpot is operating in this area and there are more popping up over next few months. I have been to both outlet a few times except Chuan Chuan.

1: Xiao Long Xing Jiang Hu

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Standing tall in the list is this place that stood top in my list. One of the best China Szechuan hotpot in this area or easily top in my ranking at the moment. Love the spiciness,numbness and strong spice flavour for the hotpot. also the ingredients here are quite fresh. (they have changed name and no longer the authentic as they claimed to be)

the only set back will be the price as you order 2 types of soup will easily cost RM 58. So best to come with at least 4 pax.

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Easily dining per head here will cost about RM 80 per head. Read more here. 

Location:
Xiao Long Kan Hot Pot
V05-01-02, Signature 1(V05) Lingkaran SV,
Sunway Velocity, Maluri, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Opens daily from 12pm to 12 am

Phone: 010-213 3382

GPS: 3.129573,101.723144

2: Suding Xiang Hot Pot 蜀鼎香重庆火锅

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Shuguo Yinxiang Restaurant  over here is milder if were to compare to Xiao Long Kan that located just further end of the street.

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This outlet do have their own crowd too, as this place is constantly queuing. Do not miss out to order the China Rice Wine as it ranges from RM 30 – RM 60. Decently Price.

Per head spending here is about RM 80 onwards too. Read more here. 

Location:
Shuguo Yinxiang Restaurant 蜀国印象蜀國印象·火锅
1st Floor, V03-01-03A, Level 1, Boulevard,
Sunway Velocity 55100, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-9770 0078/ 03-9770 0079/ 012-9939 369

Operating hours: 11am-2am

3: Chuan Chuan Xiang Mala Steamboat

For some reason, many of my friends mention not to try this outlet out. So this is for you to decide as it is not worth for what you are eating or in a nutshell it is very expensive. Chuan Chuan it means like skewers or I call it our Lok Lok but in China version.

pic credit to Kyspeaks

Location:
Chuan Chuan Xiang
VO3-3A-6, Sunway Velocity,
Lingkaran SV, Maluri,
55100 Selangor
GPS: 3.127852, 101.725303
Tel: 018-771 6999

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