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Those of you who love steamboat surely will know this famous Famous Fish Head Steamboat, Zi Wei Yuen Restaurant (紫薇園魚頭火炭爐) at mainland Raja Uda, Penang or a very glory well known brand in the island itself is Goh Huat Seng in Kimberly Street. Eam Huat Teo Chew Fish Charcoal Steamboat is one of a addition in my list that you should not miss.

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.

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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.

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If you have not decide to dine in here, the menu and pricing are all smack on its stall itself.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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All hungry people already asking me to quickly snap on the pic.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

*NON-HALAL

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 9/10 ,Good… Loving it~ Recommended! -Stamped-

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

Location:

Medan Penaga, Jelutong, Penang
(Right Opposite of Central Park Condo)
N5 23.366 E100 18.471

Operating Hours: 6pm-10pm


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Hmmm, this year I do travel alot and lets start off with my Australia journey that I have done which I have always wanted to go back visit my friend. This round did not stop by Melbourne but head direct to Sydney. One of a trip that is pretty last minute but nevertheless I have to thanks to Jun Wen for all the best hospitality and knowing I love food he bring me to all his favourite restaurant – Bassim.

On my late arrival, it was well just nice for dinner time. Therefore he introduce me one of the place that he drop by at least once a week to whack on all his favourite beef slice. When he ask me am I okay for Korean BBQ, of course my reply is hell yah. As far as I know till date, there are still none of the Korean restaurant can still beat anything here yet.

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Bassim – Steak and Seafood House is like a neighborhood restaurant that located in Strathfield which is about 25 minutes drive away from city. The reason being here is that nearby my friends house.

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Its a place that fully pack with humans during dinner time as I snap this pic when they are about to close the shop. Yap, we ate from 8.30pm till closing. That’s how much and how long we spend our time there.

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This is what I mean when getting a spot in the restaurant wasnt easy.

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If without any conversion rate, the price is definitely much cheaper to any Malaysian restaurant can offer.

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Normally, Korean restaurant will give you alot of side dish, but this shop give you selected side dish to pair along with their bbq.

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AFter BBQ this is the ingredient that you have to wrap along with, a slice of cabbage, garlic, cucumber and green chili.

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Dipping along with the sauce to make it even more perfect.

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Charcoal BBQ that bout to bbq your favourite ribs away.

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Before that, order Denjang (if I am not mistaken) Bean paste soup with vegetable and beef. A perfect dish to go along with its winter outside something to bring back body heat. Pouring the soup over to the rice just  makes it a perfect combination to eat along. Slightly sour with mild spiciness.

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2 types of meat we order for the night is Spicy Dak Galbi @ AUD 16 marinated along with special spicy sauce.

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Here comes our ribs So Galbi @ AUD 19 with 3 portion. Look how pretty the red meat is with their own special marination sauce.

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AS the ribs was added on top, the smell of it generated is aromatic. Cant wait to get a bite of it.

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Grill till its medium well and left the bone there to char grill. Beef had been own grill to perfection, flavorful, and the seasoning that they use, makes the beef slice juicy. I keep picking up the beef slice and keep ordering till I was totally stuff.

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Along the way my friend order this, to be eaten along with Beef slice to make it even more kick. We ended up ordering 7 portion of beef and 3 portion of chicken for 4 pax. Definitely all of us are big eater. :p It was a very satisfied dinner, whereby I have long forgotten the best taste of it. At the end of the meal only understand that why this is his favourite Korean place or he rate Bassim is the best Korean BBQ restaurant in Sydney so far. If you do have the time, this is definitely a restaurant worth trying.

Location:

Cnr Raw Square & Churchill Avenue
Strathfield, Sydney, NSW. 2135

(For public transportation access, you can stop by at  Strathfield Train station and its about 10 mins walk away. )

Tel:
(02) 8756 5689

Open 7 days
Lunch 12-3pm
Dinner 5-late
Licensed. BYO $2pp


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This place is totally new to me as Nicole told me she is gonna bring me to her favourite nasi lemak stall in Uptown I was like, “huh, there got famous Nasi Lemak one meh?” she said yes! just meet her there and I could not even remember there was one located along the stretch of HSBC. Have not met her in ages as she is busy travelling around and its a great to see her again. Village Park Nasi Lemak is one of a famous nasi lemak that gain huge popularity.

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It is a place surely to  impress and I was here at lunch time. Its chaotic in Uptown as to find a parking spot at this time is your worst Nightmare!!! The only choices is to double park and being risk of either being kena Saman or Tow away. Be sure that you are there to monitor your car. I have seen a group of people came out from a restaurant and looking for their car as I saw their car got tow away.

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Its amazing to see how this shop got huge coverage on media and not only that. As behind the payment counter you can see some celebrity and even our PM, ex PM Tun Dr Mahatir and many others came here to dine before.

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Well, parking is not only the thing you have to be concern at as inside the shop is also chaotic, as the queue on this rice counter had build to outside and customers are pouring in.

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Look at the Ayam goreng is just so tempting.

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and my friend told me this is one of a must have!

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Prices are slightly a bit more expensive for a plate of nasi lemak cuz you are dining in a restaurant.

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This is how full house it would be and many other people behind me are waiting too.

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This is a portion that according to my friend their signature ‘Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng’ @ RM 8. Something simple yet delightful, as rice is fragrant with light santan taste, fried chicken is nice and I would love to have mine with the extra crispy left over from the fried wok. Sambal is not bad as I prefer it to be more spicy and I was told that it used to be spicy and due to general taste bud, they have tone it down.

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Kangkung Belacan order extra for side dish.

If you start comparing, I would compare it in this way, as Village Park Nasi Lemak they are cheaper than any malls restaurant that have to offer and taste much better or one of the best so far. If you compare with the makcik pakcik little stall on the road side, cant be comparable as those are street food category and of course their price is much cheaper and you can find a few stalls that taste better than them.

As this place is not that far from my place, I find that the price and quality is pretty decent. Been returning for couple of times already. 🙂

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10 pretty good and reasonably price for restaurant level! . . -stamped-

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

*HALAL

Location:
Village Park Nasi Lemak
5, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel : 03-7710-7860
Opens from 7am – 8pm (Mon-Sat). 7am – 6pm (Sun).


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Continue our food hunt, as direct after the Wan Tan Mee (click here), then our next station that Jasonmumbles rarely miss when he is back to Melaka is one of his favorite stall, Hajjah Mona Asam Pedas which he rate one of the best Asam Pedas that he come across so many stalls which Asam Pedas also know as one of Melaka delicacies.

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As I have been to the famous Jonker Street (from Donald and Lily’s Restaurant) and I did not know that by walking distance of around 5 – 10 minutes you are able to reach this stall which is located to the newly build hotel by the river if I am not mistaken.

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This place is damm pack with alot of people with its famous asam pedas that attracts many outstation customer also.

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The Asam Pedas is prepared fresh daily to cater for their demanding crowd. . .

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Then you just choose what type of fish you want and choose the extra side dish like egg, chicken, fried fish and others.

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This would be the normal set that every one would order, asam pedas with a plate of white rice and smack with a fried egg.

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Of course I always prefer mine with salty duck egg . ..

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Famous for Asam Pedas with their mild curry which is not so spicy yet a bit fragrant and perfect to eat with rice.

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According to Jason, their taste is not consistent as usually he would usually order a plate of Asam pedas to try first as if the taste for the night is at the best, he would order more. . and if the taste is not on par, he would just finish just one plate, and on that night we had, he said that their quality was not at their best so had just only one order.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, not my taste but Jason Loves it alot . .u can try it out ~-Stamped-

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

*Halal

Location:
Hajjah Mona Asam Pedas
No.6, Jalan Laksamana,
Taman Kota Laksamana,
75200, Melaka
(a corner unit and located infront of newly constructed Hotel – just walk from Jonker Stret bout 5 -10 minutes)

GPS : N2 11.625 E102 14.730 (Marked as Assam Pedas in Malfreemaps.com)

Tel: +6012 – 601 3672 / 3676
Operating Hours : 5pm to 5am Daily


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On or last trip on our enjoyment stay at Philea Resort & Spa for the night, then me, Ken, Jason(Our Melaka  Food Guy) that bring us for a food hunting during the stay introducing the very local delight the non-tourist spot. One of his favourite restaurant he rate the best for him which is Restaurant Chuen How served the best Char Siew or know as Best BBQ Pork in Melaka. Restaurant Chuen How

Seriously, if you ask me how to come here, I am sure I will be lost as pusing here and there to come to this coffee shop as it feels that it quite out from the city center. This shop is famous among its neighbourhood. . .

Look at the long queue, and we were far behind. This shop actually served economy rice, with its signature many people come here to take away the BBQ.

Prices and dishes all are written in chinese and I do not know what it crap about . . .

In our mind, usually BBQ Pork comes in a long strips and this version of BBQ Pork is totally different which is prepared in a very short and thin strips, then you can choose what kind of meat you want, by the look of it I was already swallowing my saliva and just cant wait to bite one strip!

 

Besides BBQ Pork, many people also order Roast Pork and also order his side dish to be added on for rice for dinner.

Economy rice section for you to choose from . .

Very plain style of kopitiam seating as you don see many dine in, most of them came here to take away . . .At first we are here just to test the BBQ Pork only, after heavy influence of Jason, all of us ended up order many dishes and ended up eating rice also . .

Potato in soy sauce I would say, boil till soft and fried along with pork that makes it nice to go along with rice.

The ‘Asam Gulai Fish’ is one of the dish that must take, with its taste of sour, spicy which is at the right level and we just drink it like soup. Recommended~

Roast Pork is nothing much to shout about and I would say it’s above average.

Super star of the dish, which is the BBQ Pork, as this version is not those version that going to melt in your mouth, and I like this BBQ Pork very much too, as I got to know that it marinate overnight with various herbs and spices then head to chargrill spread with honey to give its sweetness, roast till the edge is burn and crispy. With its super thin slices, and thin fats in between layers, soft meat and aromatic caramelize by it,  once start eating, you will never stop, ! One great BBQ Pork to go after! Highly Recommended!

I am surely going to be back again if I head back to Melaka. Please be there early as usually the Char Siew is sold out after 7.30pm. Average a BBQ Pork Rice starts around RM4 . .

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 10/10, si pek recommended the bbq pork~ ~-Stamped-

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

*NON-Halal

Location:
this is what I got ..

It’s not in the town center but rather outside the town. Find your way to Siemens or National Semiconductor and you are on the right route to the shop. After passing by Siemens or National Semiconductor, drive straight until you see a big T-junction and a Perodua center (corner lot) at one corner. Turn towards the Perodua center and go straight until you see Chuen How Restaurant on your left.

I guess recently I really eat a lot when I am not in KL, went back to Penang for a short trip to cover one event, then meet a few of my friends that I didn’t manage to meet during Chinese New Year and one of my best friend brought me to this place which I do love Yam Rice at Bukit Mertajam and which is one of her favorite stalls. I never came this far for this only in Chai Leng Park, Butterworth (click here on previous post).

This place is not that hard to find as you need to be very aware which turning to turn in, as the alley to tunr in here is very small . . .

All pork spare parts are available and see which part you like and ask them to boil for you into this ‘kiam chai’ soup.

More like a kopitiam style and its not very hot as they have  a few big fan on the wall to keep us cool . . .

To come till so far, yam rice is a must order as they rice is a bit dry as it needs to be and a few chunks of yam are in the rice, flavorful with a bit of dry shrimp taste too. The best is the soup, quite sour with the ‘kiam chai’ as it needs to be and the soup is not that clear and with sweet taste of all my favorite pork spare parts.

There are a few other mini side dish to order, my friend ask me to try on their ‘Tu Kar Chor’ which I find it nothing to shout about.

A must order is only the Yam Rice and mixture of pork spare parts into the soup.

If I do go back to Bukit Mertajam, it will be one of the stop I will be stopping by. Recommended

Location:
Yam Rice,
Jalan Murthy
GPS Coordiates: N5 21.690 E100 27.767


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