Sunday, July 30, 2006

Fried Dumplings and China's Hamburger - Taman Midah Night Market

It was quite some time I did not visit my area's night market. As usual, the street of the night market was full of people selling food, snacks, fruits, clothes, and the list goes on. But I do see some new faces who sell new things (haha, at least to me cause I've not been visiting night market for some time).

I saw a stall which sells fried dumplings ("woh tip" in cantonese). I saw a man was frying them and it looks good.

This stall sells three different kinds of fried dumplings. There is a smaller version of fried dumplings. The small version has cabbage with chicken fillings. The bigger version has two types. The first type is chicken, tofu, with celery. The other type comes with pork with chives. The smaller version selling 4 for RM2.50. The bigger version selling 4 for RM2.70, 6 for RM4.00, and 10 for RM6.50.

I bought the 4 pieces of the bigger version ones. I had two for each of the type. I must say that it was yummy. One side of the skin is crunchy and the other side is soft. It was stuffed full with ingredients. I love celery and chives, so.. :)

On the other side, I found another new stall. This stall was owned by a woman from China. She sells a snack from China which she calls it "China's style hamburger". It was kinda strange because I don't see her grilling any meat and put it into any burger.

Well, this hamburger is actually made from flour mixture and egg. Inside of the flour mixture consists of mince meat, chopped "choi pou" in cantonese..what do you call them? She first ladle one spoonful of the flour mixture into the heated circular mold pans. She then flips the flour mixture until it is half cooked, take it out and crack an egg into the mould and place the flour mixture back on top of the egg. Grill them until the outer layer turns brown, there goes your hamburger~

I find it a little over-grilled for me. It smells very nice, but the egg was tasteless. The flour mixture was okay, but I find it hard to spot any ingredients when you bite them. Overall, so-so for me.

For those who are not familiar, Taman Midah is located at Cheras. It is opposite Taman Cheras a.k.a Yulek, and near the Makro Cheras. The night market is just next to the main road (You can see the night market when you reach the taman.) The night market opens on Saturdays.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Fried Sweet Potato Balls - Petaling Street KL

Anyone who have been to Petaling Street will surely come across this famous stall. This stall is famous for their deep fried sweet potato balls.The business is run by a couple and they have been working there for the past 20 years. A bag of 10 sweet potato balls are selling at RM2.00.

Besides selling the fried sweet potato balls, they also sell other snacks like fried spring rolls with chicken floss or dried shrimps,and pineapple tarts. They also sell cookies during Chinese New Year festival. They were really busy selling cookies when Chinese New Year festival is around the corner. When Chinese New Year is reaching, they are always being surrounded by a huge crowd.

This stall is located in front of the Tang City Food Court. You will be walking on a street whereby the Popular Bookstore is on the corner lot. There are a few popular dried meat (bak kwa in hokkien) stores there too. Foong Wong bakery shop is just next to the Tang City Food Court. Tang City Food Court is at the end of the row. Next to this stall, there is another stall who sells curry puffs and also mini peanut puffs.

Do give this a try as I think the sweet potato balls are delicious, especially when they are freshly fried! Crunchy on the outside...smells nice and soft on the inside. The couple make the sweet potato balls continuously and fry them continously to make sure that they are fresh.

They will be available around 8.30am to 2-3pm. Not sure when is their off day.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Secret Recipe - Cheras Leisure Mall

I've visited Secret Recipe many (uncountable) times because I think they have lovely cakes that makes you go "mmm" everytime you eat them. :) Other than that, their iced lemon tea and smoothies are also very yummy. I've been to Cheras Leisure Mall once to have lunch at Secret Recipe. The restaurant was located next to the McDonald's. I totally made a mistake as I had their chicken kebab rice. It was horrible! The kebab looked like they kept there for years...(oppsy, over exaggerated) maybe months? It was super dry, over grilled and tasted like.......Oh well, let's forget about it.

I've never been to Leisure Mall's Secret Recipe since that time. Now, after Leisure Mall had renovated and had lots of new restaurants and shops (It is at the GSC cinema's side) they had another branch at that side too. For those who did not really know about Leisure Mall, they have two buildings with a connecting bridge . Well, now both sides of the buildings have Secret Recipe. It was just next to the Starbucks cafe and also Wong Kok Char Chan Teng cafe. I decided to give it another try, not thinking about what happened last time when I was at the McDonald's branch. This place was looking quite fresh with nice lighting and the design was kinda cute. :) Below is what I had for dinner...

I chose the chicken spaghetti cause I was having a sorethroat (no spicy, fried stuffs). Well, as usual the spaghetti gives a nice aroma from the cheese, sauce...yummy! But would love it more if they remove the carrot cubes and add in capsicums a.k.a bell peppers instead~

This is chicken lasagne. It is also one of the favourites. :) Smelling sooo good, cheese again!!! It's so yummy....

For dessert, this is the very sinful but delicious chocolate walnut brownie. It has lotsa walnut pieces in it. The chocolate syrup was warm....ahhh... =)

Another dessert, banana split anyone? haha...nothing special about it. Just felt like eating ice cream top with some fruit (banana). Well, they put too much of the cream though...Note that in the photo, both side of the plate was full of cream being sprinkled with chocolate rice...and in the middle was a whole lot more of cream with a cherrie on top.