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In Penang, when comes to breakfast, there are a lot of places to choose from. One of the place that I have last visited was this very classic kopitiam, did came here when I was in college time but then did not manage to drag my ass up after that, since that this round I had become a early person, so I manage to drag my friend for breakfast at this place again.

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For the very first thing in this coffee shop or consider signature stall for the coffee shop is the loh bak. It is now had become a family business with the dad as the deep fry person and the mom and daughter helping out.

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The ‘Loh Bak’ and ‘Heh Chi(prawn cake)’ is kinda irresistible. I always will order at least 3 each. Well deep fried yet the loh bak is very fragrance with its 5 spices yet the meat is solid yet the heh chi is fried till very crispy and inside of it hidden two prawns.

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Its even harder to resist when the loh bak or heh chi is dip in this very own starchy ‘Loh’ or the ‘Chili Sauce’. RM 3.90 for this

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The ‘Hokkien Mee (Prawn Mee)’ with its very burning hot soup base is something which I prefer yet the soup is aromatic with the prawn shell that had been cook for hours and added on more chili had make me enjoy every drop of it and I was sweating all over when I finish it. RM2.50

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‘Wan Tan Mee’ in this shop is reasonably price at RM3 with the way the auntie adds on the ingredient. The noodle had been bath in hot and cold water for couple of times makes it the noodle quite springy.

For early morning breakfast, I must say, its quite satisfying with the loh bak stall highly recommended.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10, Very Good Nehh..Recommended~ ~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Kafe Kheng Pin,
Penang Road, Penang.
(opppsite Happy Mart)
*operating from 8-1pmn(if not mistaken)

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Crystal Jade is no stranger to most of the locals with its operating restaurant of more than 18 years of history and has over 80 outlets in 12 major cities in Asia Pacific Region, with its based and originate from Singapore.

This restaurant not only served Cantonese Cuisine but Shanghai Delicacies has been the second most popular. As their star item in the restaurant that must not be forgotten is their Steamed soupy pork dumpling ‘Xiao Long Bao‘ and hand pulled noodle ‘La Mian‘.

I was given the opportunity to see the making 2 of their star item that I have to thanks to I May from Arcis Communications for the invites.

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Steamed Soupy Pork Dumpling that commonly known as Xiau Long Bao is a dish from China Northern Song Dynasty. As it is small & delicate and steamed in a bamboo basket, hence the name ‘Xiao Long Bao‘ comes about.

The preparation process are:
1) Whisking 4 grams of high protein flour with 2 grams of cold water.
2) Knead dough weighing around 6 grams for 30 seconds.
3) Roll out the dough
4) Put ingredients consisting 22 grams of 70% lean pork meat and 30% fat port meat from pork;s neck or belly area with little seasoning.
5) Make 18-20 folds, each xiao long bau should weight around 28 grams.
6) Bring the water to boil and steam xiao long bao using a basket steamer for approximately 6 minutes.

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That is how the little xiau long bao is made off.
Next would be the making of La Mian. La Mian literally means ‘hand-pulled noodle’ and relates to the process of pulling a serving of noodle from top quality bread flour dough. Our chef pulls the dough to about a meter in lenght and folds it into half; doubling the number of noodle strands.

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Top quality bread flour with 10:4:5 portion of water is used to prepare the dough in approximately 20 minutes. For normal type of one bowl serving of noodles, it is pulled 7 times and approximately 10 seconds to cook.

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The noodle can be made into 3 types. Fine, medium and thick noodle.

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This is after the made of ‘Steamed Pork Dumpling’ which had been steam and ready to eat. The soup base is sweet and aromatic which is soft in the outer skin and the base of the meat is just perfect. RM8.80

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Next the after effect of la mian after been cook ‘Stewed La Mian with Spicy Shredded Chicken’. Our first bite of it was quite surprise as it is served cold but the taste did not disappoint and it was good. The look of spiciness which is actually not and the chicken is soft and mix with the gravy and noodle is just perfect. RM13

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‘Black Fungus with Shredded celery in Sesame Oil’ is something light to accompany you. RM9.80

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‘Pork Dumpling with Chilli Sauce’ doesn’t look spicy but taste not bad. RM10

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‘Pan-fried Pork Dumpling’ dip with the sauce given is not bad. RM7.00

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Me with the food.

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If you are not looking for something heavy ‘Soup La Mian with Dried Shrimp & Peanut in Spicy Sauce’ is something you will be looking for. RM12.00

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‘Fried Pan-cake with Scallion & Pork Floss’ something not too salty but if a glass of beer was served and while watching soccer, this is definitely a highly recommended item. Its nice and chewy. RM10

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‘Chilled Water Chestnut Cream with Pomelo is something I like after meal. Clear, not too sweet yet chilled and nice. RM7.00

It was a great experience overall.

It was Sunway after event at Convention Center. Craving for Thai food, and my friends suggested this place.

As my friend suggested the environment is quite good and the food is not bad.

The menu is simple and elegant.

There are sure 4 types of sitting style you can choose, the cushion area.
More dim and romantic area
If you do have more people to get together this would be an ideal place as we took up the whole area.
This area can be more on private functions. More elegant and classy round table area compare to the first 2 the pic I took on the outdoor area was damage and quite blurr, so did not manage to post it up. For smokers, there would be a good chill out area after dinner.
In Thai food which I must include in my meal is the ‘Tom Yam Chicken’ RM10. The colour was good when it got served, and the taste is just perfect which enough sour and just the right spicy level. There are quite alot of chicken cubes in.
My main course order was the ‘Green Curry Chicken’ RM16 which I was undecided. Love the pineapple rice, thai fried rice and just in the end chose that. The green curry was rather spicy compare to the rest that I had tried before, it feels like they hantam alot of cili padi in there, as I stir it up can just see the small chili here and there. I am not a real spicy eater but then need a full glass of cold water to accompany with it. If the spicy lvl is reduce by 30% I would rather say that it would be a perfect curry.
It would be a nice place to dine in but for the bill it came, I think it is abit pricy, as all the above did not include ‘Rice’ RM2. Overall still alright.
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 8/10 , Good Ah~ -Stamped-
-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Location:
Thai Thai
Lot 0B-1D, Oasis Boulevard
Sunway Pyramid
 
Tel: 03-7491 9428

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