Thursday, December 14, 2006

Vietnam Kitchen at Leisure Mall, Cheras

Shujin and I were walking around Leisure Mall and we were hunting for food. We had no idea at all on what to have for our lunch. As we were walking and walking, we passed by Secret Recipe. I thought, nah..I'll have them the next time cause not in the mood in having any western food. Everytime I visit them I'll choose either spaghetti or the chicken chop rice. I wanted something different.

Opposite Secret Recipe was Vietnam Kitchen. We tried at this branch before and ordered set dinners. I don't quite like it that much as most of the dishes were like pre-prepared ones. But somehow it allured me to give them another try. Shujin and I then went in to the restaurant.

Shujin had the Water Chestnut with Egg drink. It was priced at RM4.90. It's a cold and refreshing drink. With the egg pieces and chunks of chestnuts, it's quite fun to drink this down while eating the chestnuts.

I want to have some hot drink, thus I ordered the hot Lemongrass Tea which was priced at RM4.90. It was nice. I loved lemongrass tea as it tend to give me a soothing and comfortable feeling. Shujin didn't really like it though. Some people cannot stand the smell of it. But I think it smells superb.

We had one side order which is the Fresh Prawn Spring Roll. It costs RM6.90. It came in 4 pieces and a plate of dipping sauce. The spring rolls were wrapped with fresh shredded carrots, and cucumbers. There were also chives, vermicelli, prawns and some vegetables(smell like herbs) to wrap together with very thin "cheung fun".

The dipping sauce was quite special. There were some crusted peanuts, fried shallots, and some shredded vegetables on top of the sauce. Mix them up and dip the spring roll before eating. The dipping was very sweet. The spring roll was very fresh as the vegetables together with the prawns gave a very healthy feeling as there isn't any oily food in it. I wonder will I slim down if I consume it everyday, minus the dipping of course. :P

Shujin ordered Chicken Curry Rice. It costs at RM9.90. The curry looked very redish. I was a little surprised when I took a piece of the potatoes. They aren't using potatoes, but sweet potatoes. I find the curry quite special, just that it's a little too sweet. I'm not sure if it's because of the sweet potatoes. But overall, it tasted quite special and it gives more flavor to the curry as the potatoes are sweet.

At first, I thought of ordering the XO Fried Vermicelli (I tried it once at One Utama outlet and it was delicious! But very oily and spicy too) but I wanted something with gravy. So I opted for the Seafood Fried Noodle which cost at RM11.90. I find the prawns very fresh and the broccolis were very crunchy. The chicken meat was tender too. I loved them adding sliced capsicums and onions. But, I don't know why the sauce was a little too sweet. Another thing that I found it surprising was that the mushrooms tasted very buttery. Haha, I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because they sauteed the mushrooms with butter?

I am wondering if Vietnamese food tend to be a little sweeter than other cuisines. Can someone enligthen me on that?

Vietnam Kitchen Restaurant (Leisure Mall Branch)
Lot L2-26-01 Level 2,
New Wing Cheras Leisure Mall
Jalan Manis 6 Taman Segar, Cheras

Tel: +603-91309530

Opening Hours: 11am to 9.45pm daily


MeiyeN said...

i've always like da spring roll! yummy!!!!! :D

Jackson said...

Personally i like the food from Vietnam Kitchen. especially their light snacks such as spring roll... I lvoe their dry chicken noodle which served with lots of vegetables!!! I like the hot lemongrass tea too!

teckiee said...

i tried this drink where they have 6 kind of things together.. duno what's its called but taste very nice. There was lotus root, rasins, snow fungus, dried chinese dates and some other stuff.

PabloPabla said...

I went there on Christmas Day. Not bad at all :)

cookies_cream said...

Meiyen - Looks like you love the spring roll a lot~! :)

jackson - Dry chicken noodle? I shall try them the next time I visit them. Yup, lemongrass tea!!!

teckiee - Oooo, I've tried that before too but forogt what it is called.

pablopabla - Haha, so nice can celebrate Christmas!!!

*pigsflywithpam* said...

hey guys...

Personally i find vietnam kitchen to be so so only...

u guys really have to try this is CoChine ( above bar savanh ) at asian heritage row..

trust me, once you go there, u'll never want to go back to vietnam kitchen...but of course the price is also 3-4 times more expensive....:(...if only they are priced like vietnam kitchen u'll be sure to see me there every weekend !..