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
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