Friday, 27 May 2016

A Treat For My Auntie@Kar Hiong Subang Jaya


My auntie is in town and last weekend we took her to Kar Hiong for lunch. My last outing at Kar Hiong was in October last year. This place is rather sentimental to my brother and I because this is where we used to have lunch with our uncle who has since passed away. Uncle left us two months after that last outing.

Every time our Auntie is around, we make it a good excuse to go out and eat hee..hee... That morning when I got to my brother's house, my auntie was having an episode of food poisoning. In between our chit chat, she had to excuse herself a few times to go to the loo.

She suspects it was the meatballs she ate at IKEA. Oh, those famous Swedish meatballs! She must have been unlucky. I have heard so much about those meatballs which people praise to the skies.

My auntie, who has been to Sweden, told me that those meatballs are nothing like those she had over there. Suffice to say, I shall not be sampling those meatballs.

My auntie took some medication and tummy upset or not, she was all systems go at Kar Hiong. Look at her. Or rather look at her sauce plate.

Lau sai and yet capable of eating cili padi.

Cili padi. With an upset tummy. My serving of minced garlic and chilies pale in comparison.

I dare not eat too much cili padi or else....
I was very hungry and looking forwards to some serious eating. My brother took charge and he did the ordering.


Our first three dishes. Don't worry, there are two more. This is what we had.


Honey Pepper Chicken. Our perennial favorite deep fried chicken fillet in a sweet sauce.


This is the deep fried Abalone Mushrooms in.....honey pepper sauce. LOL! The nice waitress actually came back after taking our orders to point out to us that we already have a honey pepper chicken and are we sure we want the same flavor for the mushrooms? 


Bittergourd. Love this stir fried with egg.

The next dish was Paku Pakis fried in belacan.  It was good although I found their belacan to be quite strong smelling. I mean belacan is stinky but good belacan is stinky in a fragrant way. I am not making any sense except to those who appreciate belacan.


Last dish was a Steamed Fish with some sort of preserved vegetable.


The fish though not super fresh was quite tasty thanks to the very fragrant topping. I had to be very careful because this fish has many fine bones. 

When I looked back at my previous 2 posts, I realized that we have also ordered these dishes. Good grief! Where is our sense of adventure? hah..hah..

On this note, we shall return to Kar Hiong and not repeat any of our orders. Challenge accepted!

27 comments:

  1. Got chance, you show me the way to the place to eat, hehe...

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  2. Looking at the dish of chili padi, I guess your aunt has very strong stomach. Lovely spread. Where, may I know?

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    1. This is in Subang Jaya, not too far from Petaling Jaya, an area I hardly go to unless if it's for food!

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  3. My BIL is from Sweden and had pointed out that the meatballs here are different. I think it is the smell of the beef and spices used.

    I took my father to dine at the familiar Nyonya Restaurant where my late mum used to enjoy too. I felt sad and would not want to go again la as I could not enjoy eating. So many other restaurants are okay even my mum had eaten there. Funny!

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    1. That Nonya Restaurant must have been your mum's to top favorite and most frequented. That's why you felt her absence. It's sad when certain places or food remind us of loved ones we have lost.

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  4. Hahaha, I think it's in the genes eh? Your family all also makan makan makan one. Ain't no food poisoning gonna stop me! :P

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    1. Ya lah, it's in our blood to eat, eat and eat!

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  5. That usually happens when we go to our regular hang-outs...we tend to order the same things coz those are the things we really like! ;)

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  6. Your auntie is really kuat! Tummy upset but that didn't stop her from going out to eat with you both and also eating all those chili padi. What type of fish is that?

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    1. If I am not mistaken, it was labelled as carp in the menu.

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  7. Yes, people do not like our Bintulu belacan, they say it is smelly but to u,s it is fragrant and the taste is so much nicer than all the rest. My West Malaysian colleagues did not like it, the smell stuck to the fingers the whole day, they said...but we would not settle for less. That fried paku dish looks really good, very nicely done.

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    1. We have honey pepper prawns at one place here - one of our favourites when we go and eat there.

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    2. I love belacan and the smell but the one that they used was quite sharp and strong smelling. Didn't like it :(

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  8. Your auntie really hebat la! Usually we always end up ordinary the same old dishes whenever we visit our regular shop. I would prefer to be more adventurous.

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    1. For me, maybe it's because I don't go there often enough and when I do, I always think of my favorites. This calls for more frequent visits hee..hee...

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  9. I am also like that.. once nice, will always order the same dishes.. I thought the dishes will be ching and clear for your auntie... but see, see, got two fried dishes...but the bitter gourd with egg and the steamed fish are ching... your auntie really geng.. the cilipadi she had... wow.. I cannot compete at all.. hahaha..

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    1. My auntie's stomach is made in Germany! hah..hah..

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  10. Can you belive i never ate ikea meatballs:)

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    1. hah..hah..me too. It's so famous.

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  11. Your auntie so "keng". Still can swallow all those chillies with upset tummy! ^^

    Ooh. I want that abalone mushroom. Must be juicy and tasty.

    I never try Ikea meatballs although heard people saying how good it is. I did try the meatball sauce that STP gave me when I were in Sibu. The sauce was good.

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    1. The abalone mushrooms are very good. You will like. As for the meatballs, after what I heard from my auntie, I don't think I want to try hah..hah...

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  12. Hi Phong Hong,
    That is a lovely meal! Thumbs up to your auntie! Another "chilli padi-addict", like me! haha! I like the fiery red ones better!
    Most of the time we also order the same dishes when we eat out too! Haha!

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    1. Hi Joyce! My auntie is the honorary life member of the Cili Padi Club, if there ever was one LOL!

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  13. Kar Hiong sounds familiar or maybe many places uses this name...lol
    Wow...what a sumptuous spread of dishes that makes me hungry now!!

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