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!