Xiao Bar Wang, Authentic Taiwanese Street Snacks

Out of the blue for the weekend lunch, we discovered this Taiwanese eatery in at the Lower Ground Floor of One Utama a while ago where a cluster of eatery outlets are. Last week, I went there again and this time, I have ensured myself to share this with you. If you’re a fan of mee sua, this maybe the right place to go.

Xiao Bar Wang - Authentic Taiwanese Street Snacks - Menu

Xiao Bar Wang have a variety of Taiwanese delicacy from meals to light snacks at an affordable price. We have ordered the Jumbo set which includes mee sua, cripsy chicken, herbal egg and a drink. The set meal is for MYR15.90.

Xiao Bar Wang - Authentic Taiwanese Street Snacks - Mee Sua

Mee Sua

‘Using only the finest ingredients imported from Taiwan, Xiao Bar Wang is proud to offer the Taiwanese mee sua that is a definite must-try. Along with a piping hot serving of delectable soup, the smooth mee sua is sure to satisfy your craving.’  -Xiao Bar Wang

The mee sua that they have serve is the flat type, including in the dish is some pork balls, parsley, a dash of pepper and a tiny scoop of their chilly paste. I like the soup, rich in oyster flavour and not too starchy at all. Be warn that the chilly paste is very spicy! Do request to have the chilly separated if you still want to try it. The pork balls tasted like as though they are handmade from the minced pork. This mee sua is served in paper bowl and you are suppose to eat it with wooden chopstick provided. Highly recommended.

Xiao Bar Wang - Authentic Taiwanese Street Snacks - Crispy Chicken

Crispy Chicken

‘Snack it up with our crispy bite-sized goodness that’s large on taste! Add the Xiao Bar Wang’s Special Salt & Pepper concoction or spice it up with Xiao Bar Wang’s Chilli powder for that extra oomph!’ – Xiao Bar Wang

Unlike any other fried chicken, this is not covered with thick flours at all. I tasted the chicken more and what makes it much more fragrant is that they fried it with sesame.  This is delicious, the saltiness is sufficient and their pepper is not too hot. They are packed in paper bag and skewers are provided so you can easily snack them even if you’re walking around. I recommend this too!

Xiao Bar Wang - Authentic Taiwanese Street Snacks

Xiao Bar Wang was introduced in Singapore by Jeff Wang, a Mediacorpe Artiste and Ong Wee Yeap, who works in the financial industry.  They have opened their first kiok at Tampines One and begins to expand their business since then which includes Malaysia. I’m not sure if they have it at other locations but you can sure find them at:

LG118 Lower Ground Floor
1 Utama Shopping Center
1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre
Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

[gmap addr=”1 Utama Shopping Center”]One Utama Shopping Center[/gmap]

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Restaurant Kam Qun, Fish Head Specialties

This ain’t the first time visiting this restaurant and I came here a couple of times with my BF’s family. This time round, I’m here with my bunch of guy friends having casual dinner over last weekend. This restaurant was first located in Pandan Indah and they have just  moved to this new location just a few months ago. Some of you would probably freak out thinking what is there to eat out of a first head? It’s not entire;y only the head but partially the body. What we liked about their fish head is its always fresh, juicy and affordable.

Restaurant Kam Qun - Menu

There isn’t much selection of food looking at their menu here. Six types of flavors for steamed fish heads priced at MYR24.00 – MYR25.00 and six other dishes priced from MYR5.00 – MYR 30.00. It isn’t too expensive yea? Let’s see what have we ordered. When it comes to eating with my guy friends, they eat like dinosaurs!

Restaurant Kam Qun - Fish Head Steamed with Black Bean Sauce

Fish Head Steamed with Black Bean Sauce

As I mentioned earlier, the fish is very fresh and juicy. The steamed fish head is covered with black bean sauce with red and green capsicums, raw red shallots, red chili  parsley and spring onions. The black bean sauce is quite thick but the sauce is slightly bland because its not as salty as how black beans usually be. This is the first time trying this flavor, if only is slightly more salty then it would be perfect. Though it does have chopped chillies it is not as spicy.

Price: MYR 25.00

Restaurant Kam Qun - Fish Head Steamed with Soy Sauce

Fish Head Steamed with Soy Sauce

This is the best dish among all of the flavors that I had before. Basically, the fish head is steamed with soy sauce and oil, topped with fried garlics, ginger, red chili, parsley and spring onion. This dish has never go wrong before and I highly recommend trying it. Since the fish is fresh, the flesh is tender and just with the fragrant of soy sauce, it gives a very tasteful flavor.

Price: MYR 25.00

Restaurant Kam Qun - Steam Beancurd with Dried Shrimp

Steamed Beancurd with  Dried Shrimp

This was served to us warm and that’s the best thing out of it plus that the beancurd is very smooth. I came across restaurants that served the same dish but the beancurd is cold. Its served with soy sauce and topped with oyster sauce, fried dried shrimps and spring onions. Beancurd doesn’t have much taste to it but with the soy sauce and the fragrant dried shrimp, it makes the beancurd taste good. Its the nicest by far I ever had.

Price: MYR 5.00

Restaurant Kam Qun - Steamed Spare Ribs in Plums

Steamed Spare Ribs in Plum Sauce

It’s pork spare ribs steamed in plum sauce with tons of chopped ginger, topped with tomato, chilli and spring onion. The ginger flavor is pretty heavy that I can’t tell there is any plum sauce. The spare ribs are juicy and not over cooked. You can tell if the ribs are over cooked, the meat with be too tough and sticks on the bones. For those of you who likes ginger, this isn’t too bad and I’m liking this dish.

Price: MYR 15.00

Restaurant Kam Qun - Stir Fry Baby Lettuce

Stir Fry Baby Lettuce

We always balance out our diet with vegetables. This ain’t no stranger to us but just a simple stir fry with garlic. I don’t quite remember how much is this, probably less than MYR 10.00.

Restaurant Kam Qun - Sweet & Sour Pork

Sweet & Sour Pork

Deep fried pork pieces with sweet and sour sauce with green capsicums, red shallots and tomato. From the menu, the pork was soaking in the sauce but it turns out sufficient in real. The pork was still tender and not over cooked at all. The sauce was a little thick but once I ate it with rice, it’s fine. It’s a decent dish.

Price: MYR 15.00

I would recommend to have dinner here for its steamed fish head. Their otak-otak and omelette isn’t too bad either. The price is very reasonable as to compared with other places for steamed fish head. I couldn’t locate this restaurant in Google maps, I’ll just share with you the address below.

No. 40-G Dataran Mestika
Jalan Mawar 17,
Taman Mestika,
56100 Selangor.
Handphone: +6012-287 9964

 

Coco Steam Boat, Great For It’s Wholesome Pork Bone Soup!

It was Friday night when I first came here brought by a bunch of friends. Looks like another ordinary steam boat eatery but my friend told us that this steam boat is famous for its pork bone soup base. This is my second trip with my Lover’s family.

We arrived at 8:00pm and look how busy this place is! This is only half of what you’re seeing, there’s even more on both ends. I recommend to do reservation or you’ll might end up standing for as long as there’s an empty table for you.

This steam boat is definitely non-halal. Above is the menu and you may click on the image to for a larger view. This photo is larger than the other  images, just so you could look at the food selection and price.  There’s soup base, add on dishes and drinks. You’ll get to see what we’ve ordered, there are five of us.

Complimentary of fried garlic and chilli sauce to add flavour to your steam boat. This can be refilled as much as you want at their little stations.

Fried Chicken Wing

While waiting for the soup base and orders to come, it will take quite some time. I recommend trying these fried chicken wings as your starter/appetizer. It’s marinated with fermented beancurd, crispy outside and the meat is juicy.

Price: MYR2.80 per pair 

Steam Boat Set for 2 person

The set comes with fried bean curd skins, dumplings, tofus, imitation crab sticks, prawns, yam, fei tip, eggs, vermicelli noodles and yee mee. The quantity of the variety depends on how many portion ordered.

Price: MYR15.80

A Wholesome Pork Bone Soup

This is a must try soup base when you come around and you’ll usually find some huge pork bones in there. The soup I believe is cooked with yam with goji berry and heavily flavoured with pepper grounds. Maybe other herbs that included that I might not know. Soup is refillable and just seek for the waiter/waiteress. They will usually use the kettle which is filled with the soup in it.

Price: MYR17.90 ( Refillable)

Fried Beancurd Skin

An additional order to add on, one of my favourite!

Price: MYR7.90

Sliced Pork

The sliced pork are shabu-shabu style, just dip into the soup to cook it. Not too much fat and flavour to it.

Price: MYR11.90

Sliced Lamb

Also, in shabu-shabu style, this is one of the best meat to be taken for its flavour and not too much of fat. I love lamb than the rest of the meat.

Price: MYR11.90

Sliced Beef

The beef is very lean which doesn’t have much flavour once its cooked. Also sliced for shabu-shabu style.

Price: MYR11.90

Hong Kong Lettuce

Though there’s a lot of meat, vegetables are to balance up the diet. The vegetable is very fresh but I reckon, it’s quite pricey for vegetables.

Price: MYR7.90

Chinese Spinach

One of my favourite vegetable for stir-fry or soup and in this case, it goes very well with the soup! Its fresh and again, I think it’s pricey for just vegetables.

Price: MYR7.90

Golden Mushroom

My lovers and my favourite! This is only half of a whole that we usually get from the supermarket and it’s quite pricey here too. At least, its clean and no sandy residues.

Price: MYR5.90

Fei Tip

If you’re wondering what’s this, the skin is made of fish paste and inside it’s pork. The fish skin is very tengy but the pork too little. Fei Tip is in Cantonese which means flying saucer, it explains the shape of it. I love this and Lover too!

Price: MYR7.90

Stuffed Meatball

These are not ordinary pork meatball, inside there is minced pork mixed soup. When you eat this, you’ll have to be careful not to burn your lips of tongue. The soup inside is very little, sometimes I can’t even tell if there’s any.

Price: MYR8.90

Ming Prawn

The waitress who took our order insist that we should try this and unaware that the price is freaking expensive!  The prawns are bigger than in the steamboat set but we weren’t been told how much that it would cost us. Basically, it cost about MYR8.00 per  piece in our case.

Price: MYR32.00 (Seasonal)

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To be frank, I still love having steam boat here but it’s going to be occasionally because its pricey here. I do recommend it especially to try the soup, the flavour is quite strong and yummy. Another backlash is to wait for the order to come. It took us about half and hour wait, so if you want to dine there you’ll have to bare with it. I think it really depends on the amount of crowd. I have yet to see it with lesser people. Also, they do not charge any tax and that probably explains why their food is pricey.

Coco Steam Boat

Main Branch: No.37 Ground Floor Jalan 1/119, Taman Bukit Hijau, 56100 Cheras Kuala Lumpur.
Branch: No.2 Lorong Jurga, Off Batu Tiga Jalan Kelang Lama, 58100 Kuala Lumpur

For reservation contact: Steve Wong 013-639 6596, Jasly Wong 016-206 2849

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Heun Kee Clay-Pot

This time we look at some classic dishes of Heun Kee Chicken Clay-pot Rice. Recently, this has been reviewed by local newspaper, The Star here. This is one of great place for dinner and I’ve been here for a couple of times. I figured this is one of a good share for food lovers out there!

What I love about here is they are still cooking in the traditional by using charcoal on their famous clay-pot rice. Traditional way of cooking is still the best.

Look at the flaming hot fires burning from the charcoal, we don’t really have to wait too long for this either. See the other pot where they have a pile of charcoal on top of the clay-pot? It’s a two heat system which helps to lock moisture in the clay-pot. It’s very special isn’t it?

They have a huge board which is the menu, do click on the image above to enlarge. There are so many to choose from food to beverages, prices are all listed too.

Dish #1: Clay-pot Chicken Rice (Large)

This is their signature dish that is a MUST-TRY! As you can see in the middle there is a small little bowl, it contains salted fish. I’m not a fan of salted fish, don’t ask me how was it. The rice is good and well cooked as it doesn’t char at the base of the clay-pot. It’s very fragrant and tasted good! However at times, it was a little lack of sauce.

Price: MYR 22.00

Dish #2: Pork Belly with White Pepper Soup (Large)

This is one of my favorite dish but if you’re not a fan of pork belly, this might not be your dish. This dish has almost half a clay-pot filled with the pork belly and it’s fresh, you can tell from the texture. It’s not too chewy and the soup is not too spicy to go with. It’s great when it comes to rainy day. RECOMMENDED!

Price: MYR 24.00

Dish #3: Stir Fry Pak Choy (Medium)

This vegetable is at average as it was a little tasteless but it still can be taken. It wasn’t too oily or watery either. Not bad~

Price: MYR7.00

Dish #4: Tofu with Fried Shallot

It’s cold tofu and if your tummy is sensitive to cold food, this might not be your choice. This is delicious but it was lack of sauce. Yummy though~

Price: MYR8.00


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Heun Kee is located not too far away from Kuala Lumpur city. It’s one of the authentic food that you should try! However, this is not recommended for Muslims as they serve pork.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh