Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Lunch @ Kar Hiong


Two weekends ago, my brother decided that he wanted some Chinese food. It was a nice change from our usual choice of Western or Japanese. So we drove up to Restoran Kar Hiong in Subang Jaya.


I got to know this restaurant from my Uncle. We came here a few times and I love the food. It's an unpretentious place that serves good decent food at affordable prices. I hear that it can be very crowded during peak hours which is why we always come early. I hate dining in crowded restaurants.



OK, let's get down to business. My brother told me that when he eats with my Uncle (who is a small eater) they order rice and 3 dishes. And since we two big eaters are sharing a table, we can go up to 6 dishes. Small ones of course hee..hee..



First up. Stir Fried Paku Pakis with Sambal. Very nice. I love paku pakis especially if made into kerabu. But they don't have that here. 



Next was the Salted Egg Abalone Mushrooms. I'm afraid it was not so good this time because it had a smell. I thinks it is margarine. It was much better the last time I ate it. 



The Honey Pepper Chicken is one of our all time favourites. It is chicken fillet deep fried and tossed in a sweet sauce.



Oh yes, must not forget our favorite condiments, fresh chopped garlic and cili padi. If my auntie were here, she would wallop the whole lot and ask for refills.



Another favourite is the Bittergourd Fried with Eggs. This one my brother ordered a medium size which was very wise. Or else we would be fighting for it hee..hee...



The last dish to come was the Steamed Assam Fish. It was pretty good and the fish was very fresh. But I admit that it is not as good as my grandma's assam fish. Nevertheless, we polished it off.



I was digging at the fish head for whatever soft tender flesh that was there. By that time, my brother already surrendered or maybe he was giving his cher (big sister) a chance to enjoy a bigger share of the food.



That was it, 5 dishes and we were very full and satisfied. My brother picked up the tab and if I remember correctly it came to around RM64.00. This was inclusive of 1 bowl of rice and a pot of tea. I don't mind coming up here again to try the other dishes on the menu.



And guess what? We did drop by again last weekend. This time with our uncle in tow. As  you all know, my brother and I are total animals when it comes to food. Somehow, with our uncle around, we were very tame. After we called out dish number 4, uncle said "That should be enough isn't it?". Oh okieeeee....... The two big eaters nodded obediently in unison and the waiter went off with our orders. We become timid 8 years olds in our uncle's presence hee..hee...hee...

This was my uncle's pick. The Assam Mixed Seafood. It was alright, a mix of fish fillet, prawns and squids in the exact same gravy as the Steamed Assam Fish.



I wanted the Honey Pepper Abalone Mushrooms but the waiter made a mistake. So I had to eat the Salted Egg Abalone Mushroom. Again. Grrr.... But it was better than last week's as it was not "smelly".



Take a look at my brother's condiment saucer. He loves garlic. And so do I.



I also ordered this vegetable dish. I can't remember the name. It has 3 vegetables (long beans, brinjal and ladied fingers) fried with sambal. I love it!



Dish number 4 was my brother's selection, deep fried mantis prawns in some kind of sauce. They don't look like prawns at all but tasted pretty good.



It was my turn to pick up the tab and it came to RM49.60. This has to be one of the cheapest restaurant outing for me so far. After that we went to a mall in SS2. I am not too sure what mall is that. Good grief! Sorry, I don't go out much but I think this is Tropicana Mall. While waiting for my uncle to buy his things, I spotted some pretty shoes.



I haven't seen such pretty shoes before as I buy shoes only once every two or three years. Are you shocked? I know some of you girls (or guys) buy shoes every few months. Like I said, I am low maintenance. 



Then I saw these cute colourful sandals for young girls. My young niece is a lot more fashionable than I am and I am sure she would love these.



Anyway, I should be doing some shopping next year (next year = tomorrow) because my three years is up and my shoes are looking mighty scruffy.



With that I shall end by wishing each and every one of you

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!

50 comments:

  1. Morning Phong Hong.. Wah, kam ngam geh! We also went to Kar Hiong last week for lunch.. From my office to Kar Hiong very near only, so sometimes we go there for lunch too.. Usually we would go to "X-Frens" located next to the dobi, but recently, our lady boss decides that she wants to go to Kar Hiong.. She likes the "home-cooked" style of food there. Her favourites are the steamed tung-choi pork and minced meat potatoes.. Of all the photos above, we only ordered the fukua egg before, teehee.. The last time we went, we had kangkong with belacan, minced meat potatoes, steamed tung-choi pork, wine chicken (something like that) and fukua egg :)

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    1. Oh, so you know this place! The food there is good, lots of choices. Somehow I always end up ordering those that my brother and I like. We must try the other dishes next time.

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  2. The foods there suits me, will loves the foods, hehe...

    Happy New Year to you and your family...

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  3. wah!! my jaw dropped onto the floor and almost shattered I have to quickly pick it up!! muahaha!! now I am really convinced that both you and your brother are really big eaters!! even the boss also hint hint you to stop ordering any more dishes, haha!! but good, this boss is honest and he doesn't just push for more.. :p

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    1. SK, you are very funny! Yeah, my bro and I can eat a cow :D No, that was not the boss lah, that was my uncle thinking that 4 dishes are enough.

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  4. I think I would like to go makan with you and your brother lah.. first, look at all the dishes you ordered, all very ngum my taste especislly the pork and the mushrooms.. second, can order a lot of dishes and I can taste a bit of everything and then the rest sapu by you and your brother, no wasting.. hehe!! :p

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    1. SK, if you eat with us you got no chance hah..hah...we are like piranhas LOL!

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  5. lastly, taking the opportunity to wish you and your family a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!!! :)

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    1. Happy New Year 2015 to you and your family too!

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  6. wow... the food really nice there! Seems like you on cari makan mode now. hahha... Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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    1. Chris, the cari makan posts are useful when I don't have enough cooking or baking posts :)

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  7. I love that paku pakis dish, my MIL always cook it with sambal, yumz!
    I love garlic as well, don't mind to eat it with rice ;)

    Wishing you and family a happy new year!

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    1. Hayley, looks like we like to eat the same things. Happy New Year to you and your family too!

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  8. My oh my! 2 persons eating 5 dishes is a lot...kekeke!! The salted egg abalone mushrooms do look greasy. That 3 vege dish is called "say tai teen wong" (4 heavenly kings?) and usually comes with petai as the 4th vege (but I always ask them to omit it coz they're called stinky beans for a reason). And fried mantis prawns will never look as they are (coz they're quite hideous looking), so they're usually de-shelled (and minced) into prawn meat, coated and then fried.

    Happy New Year to you and your family! See you in 2015 :)

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    1. Hee..hee...I eat too much :) I think they omitted the petai because it is expensive. Oh, now I know why the mantis prawns were all mangled beyond recognition LOL!

      Happy New Year to you and your family too!

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  9. Hahaha kesian la you two have to curb your makan with your uncle in tow. LOL

    Happy New Year PH.

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  10. Nice, striking shoes.

    I seldom buy office shoes. Just buy a few good quality ones and hope it'll last for a year.

    Running shoes... now that's different. LOL

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    1. Me too. I love sneakers but one pair lasts me for ages.

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  11. Hi Phong Hong,
    Happy New Year to you and family!

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    1. Happy New Year to you and your family too, Karen!

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  12. Next time just ditch the uncle lah XD
    I think you are on par with one of my ex-housemates here. We go tai chao, 5 people order 3 medium sized dishes, they 1 couple go order 4 medium sized dishes @.@

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    1. hee..hee.. I hope my uncle doesn't read this :D Me and my partner are also like your ex-housemate. Just the two of us and the table is full of food!

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  13. Phong Hong, ha ha you sounded so cute, you and your bro.."oh okieee" to your uncle. A good place with good food and cheap too. Very pretty shoes on sale. Wishing you Happy New Year 2015.

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    1. hee..hee.. Wishing you and Happy New Year too, Nancy!

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  14. Hi kawan, how come you didn't call me? My house is just about 10 minutes journey to Kar Hiong, and why you didn't order their tofu? They're also famous for their homemade tofu you know?
    I'm also very low maintenance, I only buy shoes after my old ones have spoilt. Hee hee hee.........

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    1. Aunty Young, alamak! Didn't know you are so nearby! I shall follow your recommendation and order their tofu next time. There are lots of dishes I want to try. Oh, you also like me ah when it comes to shoes. hee..hee..

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  15. Food looks great - we have places like this here too - Ruby, Nice House, Ming Mei Shi...cheap, great stuff and value for money. Nice shoes! Happy 2015 to you and all your loved ones. Cheers!

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    1. Happy New Year to you and your family too, Arthur!

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  16. Oh....Everything look sooooo yummy ! lao hao sui lor!!!!! Happy New Year 2015, Phong Hong :)

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  17. Happy new year to you and your partner! I am like you when it comes to shoes as I can wear a pair for 5 years and then only buy a new pair after that.

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    1. Happy New Year to you and your family too, Mun! hee..hee.. I am so glad I am not the only one like that :)

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  18. Normally it is brinjal, long bean, ladyfingers and petai or four angled beans with sambal called the 4 heavenly king. Sei dai tin wong.

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    1. Thanks for the information! It is my auntie's favorite vege dish too. If she is around we have to order big :)

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  19. You must still be hungry when eating with your uncle. :) This place is really affordable. I like all the dishes too. If only I live nearby I will eat there everyday.

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    1. hee..hee.. it was OK that day. My stomach was filled just nice. If you have a chance, do go there and try the food.

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  20. Love all the dishes here, happy 2015 to you and your love ones

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    1. Happy 2015 to you and your family, Libby!

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  21. Same as you, I seldom buy shoes and I usually wear only one pair of shoes, I will buy only when they are spoilt and cannot wear anymore, by the way, I am in my 40s just like you

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    1. I am happy to note that I am not the only one like that!

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  22. Happy new year! Blessed 2015 to u and ur family.

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  23. Hi Phong Hong, 新年快乐!All the best in 2015!

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  24. First of Allegro, napy New Year! Tnę food looks good and the place seems to be nice!

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    1. Hi Ola! Yes, it is a good place for a relaxing lunch. Happy New Year!

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  25. Hi Phong Hong,
    Happy New Year to you and your love ones.
    I love your blog new look! Awesome!
    mui

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    1. Thank you, mui mui! And Happy 2015 to you too!

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