Chicken Hor Fun without going to Ipoh physically@Chong Thoong Kee, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

The day was cloudy, moody, almost cracking into big drops of rain. We were in the mood for something hot and soupy.

Kai Si Hor Fun is the must-have food when one goes to Ipoh. Whaddya know..you can find one too in Klang Valley, and I personally feel the rendition served here at ChongThoongKee (located at row of shoplots right next to the carpark for the TTDI market) is even better than ones served in Ipoh!

The place was already full when I walked in. I was lucky that a family was just about to leave and freed up a table for me. As I looked around, I’d thought the food would be taking long to serve but to my surprise, it came within minutes even though the restaurant was full. Even better! Delicious and fast!

The dried version of Kai Si Hor Fun seemed peculiar in presentation (sauce colour was weird) but they actually tasted quite good! The broth was added as a sauce, locking in the pungent aroma of chicken essence… and the chicken chunks were really tender! The rice noodles were rather normal of course.

The Kai Si Hor Fun was the most popular dish and indeed it lived up to its name! I was blown away by the soup flavour and it went on so well with the tender chunks of steamed chicken!

The steamed bean sprouts were rather normal, this one I gotta say Ipoh has got the best sprouts hands down.

We ordered this as large portion.

Generally I am not a huge fan of steamed chicken, and had always opted for the roast chicken but at ChongThoongKee only steamed chicken are available. They were coated with a mystery sweetened savoury sauce, tasted a little bit like osyter sauce.

The chicken chunks were undoubtedly tender as hell. Frankly, just eating them alone without any fancy additions would be satisfying enough.

We ordered half a chicken.

Total damage was RM52. Not bad I got to say, worthy meal and i was left pleasantly full after lunch. I will certainly return to have the Kai Si Hor Fun, perhaps I can come with my colleagues for lunch one day since office is nearby!

Address:

Chong Thoong Kee,

18, Jalan Wan Kadir 1,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail,

60000 Kuala Lumpur,

Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours:

Tues – Sun : 8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Mon : closed

Tel: 0123903707

A vietty farewell lunch@Banh Mi Cafe, Puchong

I recalled having a major fever that morning but I had a really nice invite to have lunch with one of my team mates. I could not turn down the nice girl’s offer.

We went for Vietnamese food, less heaty, soupy, cleaner – catering to my fever and sore throat. We went to Banh Mi Cafe, i was told it is a very popular restaurant in Puchong.

My pork noodle soup was perfect for my fever. The warmth of the soup helped me sweat out a little to cool off the fever. The food was average, very normal bowl of noodles in my opinion, but what made it nice was the company I was with.

The must-haves Viet dishes include their local Popiahs. We opted for the steamed versions instead of fried, and pork slice instead of prawns. Pretty average as well.

I spent time just catching up with my team mate, we shared our career and life experiences, both being more introverts than extroverts i guess when we are alone, we speak more haha. She is a really pleasant person and really hope she will excel in her career!

When I got back to office, I was greeted by a really nice farewell gift from my Red Warrior team lead…a personalized plate with a hand written message by her.

Love the tag, “Choice, Chance, Change!”

Missing all my friends already.. 😒

Address:

Banh Mi Cafe

1, Jalan Puteri 7/10,

Bandar Puteri,

47100 Puchong,

Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-8060 0127

Opening hours: daily (10.30 am – 10.00 pm)

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/banhmikl/

Website: http://www.banhmicafe.com.my