[Repost on this blog with minor amendments and add ons as old picture was all gone]
I was on my way driving back and oh hell, forgot to ask the number of my friend, where she just came back from Melbourne and was at Ipoh. Totally forgot about that. Then dropping by at this Ipoh town where every one been talking about the Ipoh Nga Choi Kai at Restaurant Onn Kee. Came here for the 3rd time but the other stall did not open so try up this stall. No Choice. Either this or that. So it is this.
Trying out at restaurant ‘OngKee‘. It was around 6pm and the tables was nearly fully occupied. This shows how good the business are but of course cannot compare with Murni @ SS 2 or Steven’s Corner @ OUG / Jln Genting Klang. They are crazee. Occupied the whole street.
Not only that. They are quite well known for their chicken feet too.
As some of them order chicken skin with some spare part like chicken gizzard, none of the people on my table eat it besides me. Smooth chicken skin with soy sauce just make it simple and nice to chew.
To be in this town and eat chicken rice, their fatty juicy tauge (bean sprout) is not to be miss, and why is their tauge is thick and juicy. Well, I was being told by my friend that they grow in natural mineral water flowing from moutain. That is why the tauge here is fat, juicy and crunchy.
One of my favourite in this stall is their pork ball and fish ball. Something nice to chew and dip onto their chicken meat sauce.
Find that Onn Kee ‘Ngah Choi Kai’a.k.a ‘Tauge Ayam’ taste much better than Lou Wong. Simply because of the method that they cook it differently. On my personal opinion i think that the chicken texture here is soft tender and juicy and of course what stood out is their sesame and soy sauce base make them more outstanding. This is because I had lunch on Lou Wong had dinner here. That is how I manage to taste on the difference even though I came here many times.
This is the ‘KoayTeow Soup’ that to be eat with the dish. It is either this or rice. Usually all the people that eat here will take KoayTeow but honestly, after you finishing the whole bowl, a little tip. Prepare a bottle of mineral water after that. You will be very thristy with their secret weapon in there. You really need it. That is why with their secret weapon the food will definitely taste nice no matter what. (This was my tip on 2009) 😀
Looking at the way how I blog last time its funny~ kekekeke
This new edit post is a blend of my 2009 writing style and 2012. Spot the difference~ I find that overall, I like Onn Kee more also just realize that I have not blog about Lou Wong before.
-= KACHING =-
Food rating 7/10 , If compare this shop over Lou Wong-
WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
ONN KEE TAUGE AYAM (non-Halal)
51, Jalan Yau Tet Shin,
30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Opens for lunch and dinner (about 10-11am onwards, until about 1-2am)
[update 1/5/2016: they now have to The School by Jaya One, PJ]
Who would not be a fan of steamboat when it comes to cold weather, or rainy season. Many of us would suddenly think of it during this cold weather. Well, I guess new marketing way for it is called Hotpot. Non the less, there is a new outlet of hotpot/steamboat that just start operating in this Kampung Baru, Sungai Buloh neigbourhood. Operating less than a month and its gaining its popularity thru the residence here.
The operation team is no stranger to us as the team that run famous brand like Kissaten and Lammeeya is the people behind this new concept that they have extend their wings too.
Choices are pretty much okay that ranges from pork, seafood and some home cook stuff.
If you are adventurous then the sauce counter is ready for you to mix around.
If you are not too sure what is the best mixture, then there is a guide for you for house specialty sauce mixture ingredient list prepared.
I have mix a few sauces for the night.
The first sauce on the top is the recommended sauce of house mixture and the bottom is another ingredient that I have DIY. 😀
We ordered 2 types of soup for a table of 8 and comes in different gas stove, not like the other ordinary that a pot shared by 2.
I love their smoke duck which is fragrant and chewy texture. – REcommended
they have homemade fish ball that serve in bamboo with Prawn Paste, Fish Paste with Tobikko and Chicken Paste .
and a few types of homemade Mushroom Pork Balls, Beef Balls, Celery Pork Balls, Sotong Pork Balls and Sotong Balls. Pork Ball is a must order. . .
Fresh seafood. . .
Vegetable which is a must for me and another advantage here is if you do not know what types of vegetable to order, they have vegetable platter which offer a few types of vegetable that serve in one plate.
Fresh meat slices that I would prefer lamb and pork. Bacon roll is not bad to go along if you mix your own sauce nicely. . 🙂
Love this as its fried to perfection and porky ingredient is well marinated and mix, not too solid yet just nice.
Fried Dumplings, fried salmon head and fried fu chuk, serve pippin hot.
When all the ingredients are serve, these hungry people can wait to pour all the ingredients in it and get it cook . .
There are 2 types of soup available. . One which is Pork bones, pig stomach, chicken & salmon fish head soup
This is the classic Pork bones, pig stomach, chicken soup base
Among both soup, I find that the classic one taste much better after with all ingredients being cook along and the soup is much tastier.
At the mean time while waiting for your food to cook, you can order their Hong Kong Twin Sausage Rice & Double Liver & Smoked Duck Rice
All hotpot is best to pair with what? Beer!! This restaurant do offer SNOW beer and its a perfect combination. Price is very reasonable. .
Xiao Lao Wang Hotpot
PT 11 Jalan Perkhidmatan
Kampung Baru Sg Buloh
For this place, it is a recent discovery when I am back for Chinese New Year, my friend introduce me his uncle that also operate a charcoal steamboat in Penang island for the past 9 months that had create his own regular clientele is this Eam Huat Teo Chew Fish Charcoal Steamboat that located infront of Central Park Condo at Jelutong Market here. Since he said its so good that I must die die also come, then I arrange all my best buddy with 10 of us to come attack on it.
The location is not so hard to find as you just need to locate this corner shop kopitiam that house with many other hawker stalls in this Kedai Makanan & Minuman Labu opposite the Jelutong Market.
If you have not decide to dine in here, the menu and pricing are all smack on its stall itself.
When we flip thru the menu, we are quite surprise to see the pricing of this steamboat, its quite cheap and definately generous in ingredient. If you do not know what to order, go for their set.
Since there are 10 of us, we go for their biggest set which is the RM200 and add on some ala carte just incase not enough.
The pot that they are using, is very classic with golden pot that uses charcoal to heat up the soup. Anything with charcoal, I am surely up for it as the taste is always better.
Here are all the dish being ordered, one of their signature item is Homemade meatballs and Fook Chau homemade fish ball are very delicious and chewy
All hungry people already asking me to quickly snap on the pic.
This is the basic ingredient that given to us for a start as we have yet to add on any of the side dish we ordered yet. For a basic pot of soup, it comes with seaweed, deep fried bean curb, fish meat…and others. This Teo Chew steamboat is definitely different from the famous mainland as its not milky soup base, and the soup is very sweet by itself with fish meat and yam, we cannot imagine the amount of ingredients being used and hours to cook in it. All the seafood ingredient that being serve are fresh and good as the owner believe in serving fresh ingredient to his customer.
This is what happen when the pot got put down and with hungry people like them, the pot was clear within seconds, and we go on for 4 rounds. At the end of the night, every one is stuff and we could not even finish some of the ingredient.
At the end of the night, here is the cheeky boss that my friend keep pranking of him to get discount. As a result, we did not get any discount and our bill came about RM 250 with each person paying RM25 which is CHEAP for a steamboat quality like that.
Its good news for all of us that now we need not drive all the way to Raja Uda for a good steamboat, yet some of my friend prefer the famous Raja Uda steamboat, the difference is soup base quality. For me, I personally prefer this with less MSG detected as I do not drink as much water as I do compare to the other one. Certainly this falls into one of my recommended steamboat if you are craving for one, it wins because of pricing and quality.
There is no reservation allow as based on walk in only. Do note that their dinner time is pack with people and advise to go early.
Famous Night Market is one of the main attractions for people who are bargain hunters and street food lover. Country like Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand are pretty well known for their signature area. Well, in Kuala Lumpur we do have one of a signature that many locals that know about it. Famous Taman Connaught Night Market.
Pasar Malam Taman Connaught or Night Market in Cheras is already created its signature by being longest night market in KL. This had been a hit since long time ago, even when I studied in KL 12 years ago. For tourist, this is definately one of a place for you to visit and walk around besides China Town if you come at the right time, which is only on every Wednesday night.
Night market is always a variety of mixture from fashion, handcraft and food especially. Since its near Chinese New YEar, this place will be like a warzone and its super pack with people.
For this blog post will be pretty much filled with lots of pictures to give you glimpse of what’s offering in this market.
Lets take a stroll, whereby you usually would spend easily an hour here and if you walk,shop and eat will easily cost you about 2 hours.
Cheap hair accesories
Trendy bag for you to bargain. .
Original DVD that is slightly cheaper than shop operator. .
Sunglasses that is not original . .
Doggie food and snacks. . . that is kinda cheap, I bought a few packs for my dog.
Creative handcraft greeting cards. . .
Books . .
And of course food is a must, that’s most of my content is ..
Local Snacks with Yam Cake
Hong Kong Famous curry fish ball but had localise, taste is not that spicy, tomyam flavour available and of course fish ball texture is different.
Other fried fast food snacks from mixture of fresh and frozen food. . .
In Penang this is know as Leng lui Tong sui, that is also in this pasar malam.
Its a local dessert where you can have all the mixture of ingredient with different soup base or selection of your choice. If you do not know what to have you can pick from their picture menu.
Seaweed Jelly Honey is a thirst quencher or I rate it like Taiwan Ai yi Ping. . Similiar.
Our very first version of Bubble Milk tea before Taiwan milk tea hit our shores. Used to be power base and of course its still very popular among bubble milk tea lovers.
Local drink with ‘Mata Kuching’ that known as a element to cool down your heaty body.
This is something new to me. Passion Fruit Drink consist with fresh passion fruit and sour jelly.
I love this so much that I ended up having 2 cups. Its not cheap tho, is RM4 per glass if I am not mistaken.
Those of you who went to Thailand I am sure you would not have miss this kind of drink.
Fresh young coconut juice and signature of this stall is coconut jelly with slices of coconut being frozen in it. Love the taste as there is strong taste of coconut juice showing its made from fresh.
Taiwanese Pizza. .
Japanese Snacks as I always prefer the wasabi version. This is a cold platter.
Local famous XL fried Chicken, Uncle Bob.
Other fried item also available, from sausages, hash brown and .. . .
Takoyaki, as some stalls are pretty nice, and this stall that I bought so so only.
Our very local mobile steamboat car or what we call it, Lok Lok.
as KL version comes with a bbq grill pit that you can choose some for them to grill and add on spiciness if you want. . .
Taiwanese Sasuage. . .
This special burger is pretty fattening if you stand there and see them cook . .
I don really like it but it seems like a big hit in the night market
HOng Kong hand made candy . .
This is one of a stall that operate by family and brisk business. Decided to give it a try, its a local type of Okoyaki . .
Taste is pretty decent only . .
For local snacks, Steam Nasi Lemak and of course you need to have the special spice chicken along, not the best but still okayla. .
Fried ‘Cempedak’ known as smaller version of Jack Fruit.
This cempedak is very fresh, juicy and sweet. . .
And its one hell of a expensive cempedak. 3 for Rm4 if I am not mistaken.
local dessert tarts. . .
Otak Otak . .
Not so nice ..
SOmething that similiar to Taiwan thatI have eaten is the duck parts.
Local Chinese Pancake ..
There are 2 version with the picture above is thick . . .
The thinnest is know as Apam, and in the tray is the crispy version of Chinese Pancake.
Among so many stalls I walk around, this is the stall that super pack with customers.
Its a homemade cake that is RM6-RM8 per piece and so many of them buy at least 3-5 different flavour. Decided to join the crowd and gotten Cheeze cake which is their signature. Not bad for RM6
An old uncle sell this, and decidied to buy from him.
Love this stall as its used to be in front of Tesco on the Thai food fair and its one of the best street Thai food available. Price slightly cheaper that what I usually have or in Mall food court. Located at the end the road – the other end from McD
another stall that sell Spicy Noodle. .
Not so spicy and add the chili oil, its too oily and not spicy also . .
Another signature stall of the night market is Stinky taufu. .
Deep fried to perfection, stink enough that every one say its like toilet never wash for 4 days or drain got clock with stinky stuff. Well, not as bad as it is and its love hate relationship. Still find Hong Kong & Taiwan taste so much nicer although its much different.
Nowdays to eat snacks in Night Market is no longer cheap as I remember 10 years ago, RM20 enough to eat the whole street and for this round, after 10 years on my last visit, I spend about RM70 for the street snack. This is how much different compare to last time and of course choices of offering had change 50%. One of the best night market in KL.
Food snacks in here rangers from RM3-RM15, drinks from RM0.80 to RM10 and fashion shopping from RM1 – RM100 (depends on your bargaining skills)
Parking at the area will be horrible .. .
Its a great place to hunt for especially travelers, by Taxi it will cost about RM15-RM25 outright from KL, Bukit Bintang or by train , Star LRT to Tasik Selatan station then taxi..
I remember quite long ago when I first start reading blog, this Sarawak laksa known as one of the best in KL that was blog by many bloggers on the quality of the food that similar to be compare to their origins. Little did I remember or I have nearly forgot about this place existence till my friend bring me here to satisfy on their cravings
Kedai Makanan Nam Chun is a typical coffee shop where you can find in most of housing neighbourhood that house many types of hawker stall but this particular ones house 2 special stalls that have attracted many East Malaysian patrons to be hunting their favourite food which is famous for Sarawak Laksa and Kuching Kolok Mee.
Some where along those lines with a few reviews that I read, apparently this is one of the best but with slight inconsistency of quality ( in other blogger review)
Dining in here could be hot and you would just want to spend a quick 15 to 20 minutes.
Here is my bowl of Sarawak Laksa. I have never tried before laksa from the east and this would be first experience. 2 prawns sitting on top of the noodle nicely decorated to make it colourful for my picture. Slightly thick soup base with a bit sourish, a bit strong taste of coconut milk, spread with some egg slices and coriander leaves with a bowl cost RM5.00. One of the most unique thing is the special type of vermicelli that they are using, thicker then normal mee hoon.
According to my friend, today’s quality was so so compare to other time that they have had.
Kolok Mee, is another type of East Malaysia food that is top with many slices of Char Siew, some fish ball and blend in taste. IT taste normal for me besides that, apologize that the noodle had been stir as she is too hungry and makan first.
This is not East Malaysia food already as I was sitting there looking at old uncle cooking, what makes me order that he have a special pot of soup base that added on to cook along and I thought that must be his own soup base that had boil for long time to cook along. Not only that, he also have another side smaller pot that added on alot of mince meat after he had done the instant cooking.
This would have been a good perfect bowl of Instant Pork Noodle Soup if the mince meat wasnt that salty. The uncle is very generous with its ingredient and a huge bowl like that cost RM6.
Right after my meal, I was looking something to much some more then discover this little tricycle and went check it out. Its a motor that filled with home made nyonya kuih~
When I saw the selection I drool as the texture and quality that this little stall have to offer. By the look and colour texture had attracted me already.
I bought nearly everything a piece each. Conclusion, I love it so much and I ta pau another RM10 bucks worth of Kuih. Highly Recommended if you love Nyonya Kuih. One of the best that I come across.
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 7/10 , not bad lah, will come try again -Stamped-
-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
There are quite a number of buffet steamboat restaurant in the market but how many of them are actually value for money and nice? Well, during CNY week, we were lazy to cook ourselves and there is a change of plan on changing restaurant as most of them decided to give it a try on this Umami Steamboat buffet with all you can eat that located right at Sunway Mentari.
A restaurant that will cater many people that they have actually taken up about 2 shoplot that offer lots of space.
Their business is quite good as when we left all the tables outside were taken out.
For me I still prefer to have my steamboat inside with some air condition if not I will be drench in sweat.
An advantage of this outlet is that they do offer bbq section with chicken wings. . .
BBQ Seafood like crab, sting ray, satay, prawns and squid.
On the inside for you to choose to hammer inside your soup base quite a selection of fish ball. . .
noodles and the usual item that we have.
Seafood lovers this section certainly is your choice with many types of seafood for you to choose from.
Some mini buffet pan fried section . .
Fried stuff. . .
Best of all also you get to have free flow of slice meat which is my favorite
There are 5 soup base for you to choose from . . .as was told by one of the staff that Fish Head soup is one of the preferred by customer.
We tried on the Tom Yam Soup and Umami Chicken soup. Both of the soup turns out to be better than alot of places that we have tried before. . .
As for desert they do have jelly and Ice Cream to offer you . .
Overall, with about total RM30 per head I find it quite okay on pricing and quality. If you ask me to choose, I would opted for other choices but if you plan to have a great steamboat range, Umami can be one of the choice in my list as I have tried others which is much worst that I don bother even to blog about it.
On the up side, this outlet is pork free that I see a few malay families dine in here.
I am keen to try out another outlet in Wangsa Maju as I was told by a friend that they over a very good range and cheap too. Will arrange to go luuu . . .
Pricing Adult: RM26.80++
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 7/10 , not bad Lah~ -Stamped-
-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-