Monday, June 23, 2014

YummY! - Ikan Bakar Abc @ Temerloh

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IKAN BAKAR Abc @ TEMERLOH
Temerloh, Pahang, Malaysia - June 2014
We were on a trip up to Temerloh, Pahang for some cycling to Taman Negara when we stopped at Keekee's hometown for some nice ikan bakar (or some call it ikan panggang, that's grilled fish). For a change from the usual seafood restaurants, it was a good stop for dinner at this road-side stall.


A middle-aged couple runs the stall and does the barbecuing at gas-grille at a rear corner of the shop. Next to the grilling station are a couple of Styrofoam ice-boxes where seafood is kept fresh for patrons to select from.


At the ice box, we made our selection. First was the "Chicken Fish", I really don't know it's real name or why it is thus named; it sure doesn't look like a chicken. I was tempted to go for the big one which probably weighed one kilo, but Keekee had the presence of mind to select the smaller one as we will be having other seafood to. We also ordered a small stingray, prawns, etc.


Our selection were soon grilling over the hot-plate stove. The fish after being seasoned with curry powder and spices were laid on banana leaves so that their skin will not stick to the hot-plate as they cook.


The squid (calamari) were cut into slices, seasoned and similarly grilled atop a banana leaf.


The prawns were grilled directly onto the hot-plate. This is the best way to grill as the prawns will end up with slightly burnt and crispy shells. The aroma of burnt prawns were tempting and worked up our appetite as we waited for the food to be ready.


First to be served were some slices of fish cake with their skin slightly burnt. They were good; soft with some fishy flavour.


The Chicken Fish was grilled with cut lines to its main body, letting the spices seep into the flesh. This spiciness with the freshness of the fish made it superb -  soft tasty meat.


The best was the prawns. Of adequate size and grilled to perfection with slightly burnt residual spices clinging to the shell it could not have tasted better.


We ordered some stir fried vegetables and white rice from the next stall to complement the grilled dishes. With that, it was a hearty and complete dinner.


Temerloh Ikan Bakar Abc is located at a road-side food court along Jalan Kuantan. A landmark would be Bank Muamalat situated on the opposite side of the road, at the junction of Jalan Tengku Ismail and Jalan Serindit



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Thursday, June 19, 2014

YummY! - Kuey Teow Basah @ Mali's Corner

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KUEY TEOW BASH @ MALI'S CORNER (Halal)
Taman Bunga Raya, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  - June 2014
Every once in a while we chance upon a simple food that is so good that it surprises us that good food can come out from a simple place. One such place is Mali's Corner, a road side stall at Taman Bunga Raya in Setapak. They serve very, very good Goreng Kuey Teow Basah (Wet Fried Flat Noodles).


What is Kuey Teow Basah?
Well, basically it is flat noodles fried such that it has some gravy when done cooking. Bean sprouts are added during the frying. This one here is different as they use lots of prawns and prawn soup in the frying.


The dish ends up with a lovely prawn flavour as the thick gravy coats the flat noodles well and perhaps partly seep into them. I ate slowly, savouring the prawny taste with each mouthful and then slowly attacked the prawns.


Although the stall is located on a wide roadside island in front of a row of shop-houses in Taman Bunga Raya, it is well patronized nightly. There are shaded seating and open air seating. In front of the stall, a queue is always there.
A lot of students patronize this stall too as close by is Kolej Tengku Abdul Rahman.


The cook is good and fast, frying several plates at a time. With a woomph, flames get caught in the wok; perhaps this is part of the frying process to make the kuey teow slighlty burnt in order to bring out the flavour.
There are two frying woks and several cooks, they take turns to fry as the cooking seems to be non-stop. 


Soon plates of Kuey Teow Basah we lined up waiting to be served to patrons.
Are ours among those? Hopefully, as we were getting pretty hungry.


For drinks, I had this Ais Bandung (rose syrup with evaporated milk). This one looks slightly fizzy, perhaps they have "pulled" it like those Teh Tarik. It was nice and thirst quenching.


For some variety, they serve Fried Chicken too. This can be taken by itself of with rice.


The fried chicken is crisply good and they are fried there and then.

Their priced list (at time of this blog); a small plate cost RM5-00, a big one RM6-00. The special cost RM7-50. They special comes with lots of prawns (at least 10), if you are into prawns then it's okay. But if you are watching your health then perhaps order one big and a special to share the prawns with a friend.


MALI'S CORNER CHAR KOAY TEOW
Jalan Malinja 2, Taman Bungar Raya,
Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Hours- 5:00 pm to 4:00am (Closed on Sundays)
FaceBook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Malis-corner-taman-bunge-raye/220649811297830
GPS: 3.212345,101.728844


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