Monday, September 28, 2009

[Singmalay Part 9] Malaymama 馬拉媽媽

[Singmalay Part 9]
Came here for afternoon tea, so ordered their Laksa and Noodles in Soy sauce, the portion of the noodles in soy sauce was quite small, which was good in a way because I was still hungry, so ordered the prawn noodles as well!!!

Noodles in Soy sauce with chicken and roast pork:
The noodles tasted like the noodles I previously tried at On Lei in SKW.
The shredded chicken was tender and juicy, and wasn't dry, tasteless or had an overnight odour like some places.
The roast pork was ok and the soup that came with the noodles was natural, no msg was added.

not that spicy, the soup wasn't that strong, Katong still rates the FIRST!!!
Anyway the vermicelli was good!! they are the thread like vermicelli, same at Katong.
Also the soup didn't have MSG.

Prawn noodles:
Tasted relatively good, as good at the prawn noodle shop in wanchai, but in a different way.
The prawn noodles here tasted good, because the vermicelli was thin, so could take in the flavour of the soup, however the prawn soup at wanchai tastes stronger, but the noodles there are not good.

Malaymama 馬拉媽媽
Shop 11A, Mercer Street, Sheung Wan, Sheung Wan

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

[Singmalay Part 11] Relish Noodle 狀元麵館

[Singmalay Part 11]
As a laksa lover, I will try laksa at where ever you can find it.
Relish Noodle isn't Singaporean but the usual cha chan teng and possibly a chain of May Wong’s, but worse.

The restaurant is very cramped with tables at one side with a corridor only wide enough for one person.

Despite the setting, still decided to eat there, waited for ages for someone to come over and take the orders.
Ordered Laksa and Vietnamese noodle and added $5 for green tea with jelly drink.

The laksa just tasted like diluted laksa, not spicy and tasteless, you could only tell it was laksa by appearance and smell ONLY.

The Vietnamese noodles was Ok, nothing too bad or too good about it.

But the worst thing was, the drink was on the printed receipt, but they forgot to put the order in the kitchen.

Relish Noodle 狀元麵館
184-186 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

[Singmalay Part 11] Toast Box 土司工坊

After I saw their new addition of the Mee Siam, I had to give it a try.
Toast box finally had something new on their menu since they opened.

As commented in my previous reviews, their Laksa is the most tasteless in Hong Kong, however it was hotter than usual on this visit and the prawns still had guts attached.

Anyway, the Mee Siam is not as strong as the one at Katong, the coconut milk is very prominent in the soup base.
Slighty fruitier than the Katong one, and not spicy at all.
I would recommend it to people who haven’t tried Mee Siam before, to see if they can accept that sort of flavour, and if they can, they can try the stronger one at Katong, which is also at its true spiciness.

For Toast box, I felt that their food is a localized so to suit the taste of people in Hong Kong.

[Singmalay Part 8] King Laksa 喇沙王

[Singmalay Part 8]
Of all laksas I have had, I am still a loyal fan of Katong and I have yet to try Malaymama.

The only thing unique with the laksa here, is that you can choose silver pin noodles.
The Laksa was not spicy at all, and the soup was thin, the oysters were added when served.

The satays with yellow ginger rice turned out to be the star of lunch.
Although slightly over on the sweet side, but it was very delicious.
The rice, known as ginger rice, was a bit bland.

The satays were ok, only the beef and chicken was good, the pork had bits of fat on it.
The octopus was chewy and tasteless, but tasted good together with the beef satay.

All their chopsticks were black, however there was a pair of light blue chopsticks on our table which I liked.

As for the environment, it was so hot and unairconditioned, a total glutton for punishment eating there on a hot day, I was wearing hot pants and vest top and I was fuming from inside out!

King Laksa 喇沙王
20 Gilmans Bazaar

Friday, July 03, 2009

[Singmalay Part 10] Ma Thai 馬泰

As mentioned in my earlier review, I would revisit this place to try either the Laksa or the Buk Ku Teh.
So this time I tried the Laksa, just to compare it with the other places that I had it.

For a bowl of Laksa, it was priced at $60, which is the average Laksa price in Hong Kong for a seafood one.
As shown in the picture, the seafood were the frozen ones as expected with no taste, boiled and placed on top of the noodles when served.

The prawns were conveniently peeled but it didn’t have any prawn taste.

Anyway the laksa tasted better than I expected, the soup was much stronger, it was thick and full bodied, creamy, but not too strong of coconut.
The noodles were the thick white ones like spaghetti, they were soft and flavoured from the soup.
The tofu was slightly harder and chewier than preferred, the soup was not spicy at all, so anyone who cannot eat spicy laksa, can try it here.
For dessert I had coconut banana fritters, the batter was just right, light and crispy, inside with pureed banana, and topped with lots of desiccated coconut. The sweetness was acceptable.
Quite a good dessert too.

Ma thai 馬泰
Shop No.197A, East Point City, 8 Chung Wa Road, Tseung Kwan O

Sunday, February 22, 2009

[Singmalay Part 7] Malaysia (Port Klang) Cuisine Limited 馬拉盞星馬美食

[Singmalay Part 7]
Usually I satisfy my Laksa cravings on the Hong Kong side, but after finding out there is one in MK, I decided to give it a try.

Looking at the menu, I felt like I had seen it before, one of the staff looked familiar too, then after asking him about it, it turns out that he was the guy from "YEOH'S BAH KUT TEH" in Jordan.

Ordered the Pork rib tea and seafood laksa, price wise, it is all cheaper than the ones in Wanchai, ie Pasar and Katong.

The laksa soup here is rather bland, nothing like the strong ones in Wanchai, just like the previous review by Kwokmauyan.

The Bak Kut Teh (pork rib tea), tasted ok, not strong in herbs, and contained a lot of fatty meats.

Also the barley water I ordered way MEGA sweet, I even poured a third of it into a glass of warm water, and still it was so sweet.

Malaysia (Port Klang) Cuisine Limited 馬拉盞星馬美食
G/F, 143 Sai Yee Street, Mong Kok
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