Thursday, 29 October 2009

Curry Noodle Challenge Poll

Some of my friends are saying that Penang Curry Noodle are the best. Well this particular person is Tummy Thots since she got roots there. Of course, I will say Ipoh is the best (my roots is there). So here we go again like what our brainy Tourism Minister trying to declare certain food have roots in Malaysia and received fierce protest from our neighbours.

But here we are not going get into a serious argument but just to satisfy ones curiosity. I running a poll here untill the end of Nov 09. So please vote and have the cat kill.

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Anyway, I also include a third option, which is more liberal answer where you can vote for both.


Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Ipoh Curry Mee

Curry mee, a simple dish, but in difference places, the style and the way it is being serve varies for example in Ipoh, KL, Penang, or even JB.

In KL, it is serve with vegetables, cockles, BBQ meat ('Char Siew') and always in soup. You can also have it dry with bit of curry soup added. However, there is this place in OUG and Pudu that served very thick curry mee that is quite similar to what is serve at my hometown. If I am not mistaken, the Pudu one is call May Keng (is the name spell correctly?) which is also famous for their Lam Mee. They have a branch here in Seri Kembangan, one of shoplots near South City Plaza, nicely decorated with air-cond. What is the other one in OUG??mmmm...can't seem to remember is name. I have go there check it out again. In Petaling Street itself, this store in market called Mardas Lane serve them with vegetables. I always goes there for lunch, not the curry mee but yong tau foo and chee cheong fun.

Anyway, let steer back what I promise Tummy Thoz after an prelude conversation some many many months back. This is all about Ipoh Curry Mee and yes particular the dry favourite. First one, 'Chuan Fatt' is located along Jln Pasir Puteh, just after the Caltex Station and before the traffic lights.

Ingredients: Roast Pork & Deep Fried Flavour Pork serve with think curry paste. Very spicy (spicy scale of 1-10) is 8.75, not so heavy on coconut milk.

or serve with chicken curry,

and add some side dish of fried chicken wings.

Next up, located opposite of MGS (Methodist Girls School), at the tip of the aroundabout, 'Kedai Kopi Yee Fatt.' Some of my girl-friends (use to attend school at MGS) told me that this shop has been operating since during their school days (about 20 years ago OMG! I am that xxx...).

Inside the shop you will notice a big signage that boast about their best curry mee which I absolutely agreed.

More or less same
ingredients and with prawns but a bit pricey. Spicy level 7.

I also request for a bowl of curry soup,
very nice, do you want to have a sip?

Third on the list, is the famous 'Seng Kee' shop near the Police Station (somewhere near Loh Wong Tauge Chicken 'nga choy kai'), where everybody talks about it and some will even drive up from KL for it. Located inside Xin Quan Fang restaurant, along Jalan Sultan Iskandar (Hugh Low Street).

After looking at what other people had on their tables and the menu, I decide to go for the 'Specialist'. So what is 'Specialist' ? It means things come in three - separate sauce with curry oil mix with chopped garlic and chili sauce,

a bowl of mixture of meat (BBQ Pork 'char siew', Roast Pork 'siew yuk' and Prawns 'har'),
and the mee.

Tada!, the 'Specialist' curry mee (if that is what the sign means??) You can also check KampungBoyCityGal views on this place.

The fourth place is Kedai Kopi Keng Nam located at the end of Jalan Raja Ekram (Cowan Street). The shop also serve nice chee cheong fun Ipoh style, only with green chilli, chilli sauce and mushroom gravy.

This fourth place, the serving is bit small and so do the pricing. It is serve with char siew and chicken slice. Spicy level - 6.

Next on the list is Ma Jie Curry Mee, operating in Kedai Kopi Nam Kew along Jalan Raja Musa Aziz (Anderson Road). This is my regular place since young and you can said that grown up with this. The onwer of the place is husband and wife team which is running this place for ages. The last time I visited, I notice the young chap managing the store. My parents informed they have found a someone keen to learn and operate its business. So you can expect them to continue serving this delicious curry mee for more years to come.

Its curry mee are serve with rich coconut milk. Spicy level - 6

Final place is well documented in TV show, Kedai Kopi Nam Chau opposite the famous Kwong Heng, in Jalan Bandar Timah. You can check out views by Bangsar Babe, Sunny and Sidney (my favourite bakers - Big Boys Oven, Have Food Will Travel). So not much to comment from me.
Of all these places, I prefer Ma Jie, maybe it is the taste has stick on to me all these years. The list might not be complete, as I yet venture to Ipoh Garden, Kg Simee, Bercham or even Menglembu. So please let me know and I will put them in my to do list.

Where are all this places, check the following google map (love this app.):

View Ipoh Famous Curry Mee in a larger map


Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Satay Behrang

Fancy for Satay?? maybe Venison Satay. This place in Behrang town run by this Pakcik have the most delicious Venison and Chicken Satay as far as I know. Last time, during my younger days, where I still had my magnificent steel steed, always be there on Friday, have a full stomach then back to KL.

I have not been there for quite a while since I let go off my steel steed. So miss Pakcik Satay.

Just look at the mouth-watering satay,

Pictures say more than words. How to go there?? Come out at Behrang toll and turn left heading towards Ipoh. About 100 - 200 meters, at the traffic lights (the landmark is the Police Station) turn left into Behrang town. Follow the road to climb a overhead bridge and on your way down turn right. When you are coming down the overhead bridge you will notice further in your right two rows of shophouse where this Pakcik operates, Jln Besar, Behrang.

Check the google map included.

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Monday, 12 October 2009

Mushroom Soup me vs Cooking House

Sometime back I attended a cooking lesson at Cooking House, Desa Sri Hartamas. One of the many menu was the mushroom soup. And here is a recreation by myself using the recipe by the famous Chef de Cuisine Francis Lim.

We need some mushroom here, I only use two types Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms as compare to Chef Lim.

And here some vegetables to go with it, leeks, celery and onions.

Firstly saute the onions, then mushroom and later the vegetables until it is fragrant. Add in the water and chicken cube to give you chicken soup. But of course the Chef Lim will have his own prepared chicken soup and more types of mushroom.

Thereafter when you want to serve it, add salt and pepper for flavor and thicken the soup with cream. Decorate it with some cream before serve to make it look more presentable well not like this,

This is how is being done by the Chef Lim as compare to this wanna be,

I have to start somewhere, so in a not so distance future, you will have Chef Tan running the show.


Monday, 5 October 2009

Stuff Chicken With Cashew Nut

This is something that I made with this borrow this recipe from the Gordon Ramsey when I was watching AFC. Some slight modification by replacing the pistachio nuts with cashew nuts. Firstly mixed the minced some meat and chopped some parsley, thyme and cashew nuts together.

Then add a egg yolk to get these ingredients stick to together. Laid out the chicken breast and place this mixture in the center and warp it nice with the chicken breast and cover it with streaky bacon. Just look at the photos, OK!

Poach this chicken parcel in the boiling water for 30 minutes. Remove and allow it to cool down then refrigerate for 30min until its set and will be like this,

You can cut this and place in the oven or sauté until it is golden brown.

You can serve it anyway you like, tomato sauce, wine sauce or etc... let your imagination run wild.