Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Akka Curry House revisited

It had been a long time since I last went to Akka Curry House. It is a very popular eatery for those working nearby and also for those in search of good Indian vegetarian food. For those who don't know this place, it is easy to locate as it is just about 50 metres from the Segambut roundabout heading towards Jalan Ipoh. You will be able to see the place which is just opposite a showroom called Extra Space. Parking might be a bit tricky especially during lunchtime so it would be good to be there before the crowd comes.
I have been here quite often as I love the wide choice of vegetarian food as well as the meat dishes. On certain days of the week, biryani rice will be served besides the white rice and parboiled rice (puzhungal arisi). Hope the spelling is correct. On Fridays, you will also get to taste their payasam (a sweet dessert) which is also good. I managed to take a few photos for this post and looking at some of them makes me hungry already so I might make a beeline there again.

My choice of serving
A closer look at the serving
Some meat and fish dishes
View from another angle
More vegetarian choices
And even more vegetarian choices
My favourite syrup ice
Payasam, only on Fridays
A view of the food counter area

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Dining at the Food Court in Publika

Publika is a very popular place among KL folk and the place is perpetually full more so on weekends or public hilidays. There are lots of eateries to cater to different tastes and budgets. I live nearby and I have seen it flourish from the time it was being built till now.
This post will be on the food court which is called Eat Food Village and people can have a wide choice of food here. The food court is non halal which means that pork is served here. Prices for the food is on the higher side as compared to other food courts but you get to eat in a cleaner and cooler environment. The tables are cleared immediately after people have finished their meal and be ready and clean for the next person. I have also noticed that many people go to the food court to have a simple meal and also to discuss business as the place is not noisy as in other places.
I have been here many times and I find that the food here is quite good but a bit pricey which is around the range of RM10/- per dish. However, if you are walking about at the mall and just want some simple food, this will be a good place to go to. Here are some photos of the food available. I did not get to take photos of all the food as there are many choices.

Penang Hokkien Mee or Har Meen
A plate of delicious Roasted Pork
Dry Curry Chicken Noodles
Penang Char Koay Teow
Chili Pan Mee
Sui Kow in clear soup
Wan Tan Mee with char siew
Wan Tan Mee with char siew
Iced Coffee
One of the popular stalls

Sunday, September 4, 2016

BFF - a great Steamboat place in Desa Sri Hartamas

It was a cool evening when we decided to have steamboat and BFF came to our mind. My nephew is a regular there since the days when it was called Jade Pot. So off we went to Desa Sri Hartamas and parking was relatively easy that evening. We sat ourselves at one of the empty tables and immediately the staff came and took our order and setting up the centre hot pot for boiling. We requested for the white radish (daikon) and maize (corn) soup as it was one of their signature soups. There are lots of sauces for you to choose from to go with your food and we just helped ourselves to it. Then came the fishballs, tofu, meat and all the other items that we ordered. When the centre pot of soup began to boil, in went the items and it was ready to eat.  Besides steamboat, they also have other items in their menu if you want to have rice such sweet sour pork and many more. I only managed to take a few photos ot the food for this post. This place is easy to locate as it faces the main road and a few doors away from Hong Leong Bank.

The signature soup with corn and white radish
Deep fried meat rolls
Fried stuffed brinjals or eggplant
Finely sliced meat
Another pic of the meat and the sauces in the background
Fried stuffed chillies

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Different kinds of Curry Noodles from different places

I have been to quite a few places where they serve curry noodles. Some folks call it curry laksa but as I was from Ipoh, we all call it curry mee/noodles or in Cantonese, its called Kar Li Mei Fun (for vermicelli) and Kar Li Meen (yellow noodles).  I have since left Ipoh to reside in Kuala Lumpur so I don't have many photos of the Ipoh version (which I must say is very good). There are many places in Ipoh that serve really good curry noodles and I'm sure many of you would have read other blogs of the popular places that serve this.
So far, I have yet to find a place in Klang Valley that serves good curry noodles comparable to what I used to have in Ipoh.  Perhaps one of these days, I might come across one. In the Klang Valley, most places serve the curry noodles with taufu pok and some even add tau kok (long beans). It is quite good and I'm sure folks here are used to this version.  Down south in Johore is another version which is different but also very good. Well, I guess everyone in their own hometowns will claim that their version is the best but lets leave it to each persons individual taste and preference. In the meantime, lets look at some of the photos and bon appetit.

Dry curry noodles from Moon De Moon, Ipoh
Curry noodles with liew from Ping Zhang, Kg Simee Ipoh
Johore version of curry noodles from Kin Wah, JB
Dry curry noodles with siew yoke from Doremi, Ara D'sara
Curry noodles with taufu pok and chicken, Also from Doremi
Dry version from Doremi, Ara D'sara
This version from a Kampar Noodles stall, Sect. 17,PJ
Another version of curry noodles, KL style
This creamy curry noodles from TTDI, KL

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Famous Chicken Rice in Kedai Kopi Ban Huat Heng, Happy Mansion, Sect. 17 PJ

I have been a regular at this eatery for its chicken rice and roast meat. Easy to locate and easy parking. It is situated at a corner of a block at Happy Mansion and along the same row as My Elephant Thai restaurant. The owner and the people operating the chicken rice stall are very friendly.
I went there again on Sunday and the place was rather crowded already when I arrived. Fortunately, we found an empty table and seated ourselves. Our order was taken and soon the drinks and food arrived.  The specialty is their chili sauce and pounded ginger which gives the food extra 'Oomph!'
You will leave the place after your meal very satisfied.  They open for business early in the morning where they serve noodles. Their chicken curry noodles and Hor Fun soup are quite good too. They go on serving chicken rice from 11am until they are sold out. In the evenings, they open again for dinner also serving chicken rice. So you can have chicken rice all day and night. Below are some of the photos I managed to take of the food.

A spread of chicken and roast meat
Another view of the spread
Roast meat or Char Siew
A serving of roasted chicken (Wing)
A serving of roasted chicken (breast)
Clear soup, chili sauce and iced chinese tea
An addition of steamed tofu
The counter for  preparing the dishes.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A new BLR eatery called MACHA

Just the other day, a few of us decided to go to Sunway Damansara in the locality of Kota Damansara. We intended to have brunch at a coffeeshop there for its curry noodles but while we were driving around looking for parking, we noticed a new eatery just opposite the coffeeshop. It caught our eye and immediately decided to give this place a try.
It was quite full when we entered the place but one of the polite staff ushered us to an empty table. A menu was given to us but we decided on having Banana Leaf Rice with add-ons. I must say the place was very clean with open concept air conditioning. Everyone including some tourists were seen enjoying their meal in comfort.
Service was fast and once the banana leaves were set, the waiter started serving the basic vegetables of the day followed by the curries of your choice. Then came our add-ons and drinks. We enjoyed our lunch very much. The food here is slightly on the higher side compared with most other BLR places but its cool and comfortable here.  For easy location, this place is situated opposite Kayu and Ho Chiaz (a chinese coffeeshop). This is one place I will definitely visit again.
Front view of Macha
The basic Banana Leaf Rice
Chicken 65
Chicken Varuval
Mutton Curry
Meat dishes in claypot
More meat dishes
Perattal pumpkin and others
Part of the serving area
The serving counter
Macha's menu