Monday, 5 December 2016

Restoran Sam You


It was yet another Friday evening. Having gone to Sam Yu twice already, we decided to try the other one, Sam You


Actually, this was our second visit. The previous visit, I did not snap any pics because I was in a bad mood hah..hah..


This Sam You is bigger than Sam Yu. It's a very typical old school Chinese restaurant. I can imagine wedding dinners being held here.


Pickled green chillies. My favorite condiment. My partner poured soya sauce directly into the sauce plate because those chillies are all for me.


Kacang. We love to munch on these while waiting for our orders.


My partner was in a playful mood. He was encouraging me to take pictures. "Plate and bowl, want to take, ah?" he asked. "Rice also must take, ah?"


Heh..heh...


Guinness Ribs. Repeat order from previous visit. It's awesome. I can't describe it.


Brinjals and long beans. If you don't like vegetables, this one will convert you.


There were loads of hae bee (dried prawns) fried till super crispy, one of the factors why this vege dish is so full of flavors.


The Lemon Chicken. The chicken was perfectly executed. Very crispy and the meat was tender and moist. 

However, the lemon sauce was disappointing. I wished that the chef had used fresh lemon juice instead of artificial flavoring.

My partner was particularly indulgent that evening. He even offered the receipt for me to snap. "Nah, receipt want to take, ah?" He even held it down for me.

This may be our favorite Chinese restaurant. And we visited a third time.



Christmas is in the air.



We had the herbal chicken. It was good.



These were the condiments that came with it.



Bittergourd with salted egg. This was just OK. I have had better.



This is a strange one. Recommended by the waitress. She said it is fish lips. 



Apparently it is obtained from a very big fish. I have never had anything like this before. The texture is like firm jelly. I don't really like it.



I am like a small kid. I eat from a plate with fork and spoon.

I have a feeling I will be coming here very often. 

41 comments:

  1. I opposite with you, i don't take pickled green chillies, i take chilli sauce... hehe...

    I will take the long beans but not the brinjals, hehe...

    The fish lips, something new to me...

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    1. Good, then I can have all the pickled green chilies to myself. LOL!

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  2. Fish lips. Tasted it before. Prefer fish maw than this.

    I like the look of the restaurant. Nostalgia. Old but homey with good food.

    Your partner is so cute. Haha.

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    1. I'm with you. Fish maw tastes so much better!

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  3. Eh where is the photo of the receipt your partner so kindly held down for you?

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  4. I have walked passed this restaurant many times when I was working nearby but never eaten there. Looks like a pricey place.

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    1. The prices I would say is not cheap but reasonable for the quality and taste.

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  5. I have eaten at this place and I enjoyed their pork ribs! I guess that fish lips is actually a part near the tail of the huge fish. I also felt geli eating them. LOL

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    1. Near the tail? Why do they call it lips? So strange. But I won't have it again.

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  6. Hi Phong Hong, mood is very crucial. Last weekend, attended a wedding dinner of my distant nephew [120 tables] but no mood to take any photos cos' the lighting affects the colour of the dishes. Colourful dishes looks dull. BTW, artificial lime and lemon flavouring easily available from the stores.

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    1. Hi Kimmy! Ya lor, the lighting is important or else the photos will be ugly.

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  7. Fish lips I think is like fish maw...gelatinous-like which I don't fancy much either. Like TM, I think it's from the tail end of a big fish like sharks. They say shark fin is the quality part whilst fish lips is the cheaper end product. If you look at CNY reunion menus, those that are pricier comes with shark fin soup and the cheaper menus have fish lip soup instead....haha! :D It usually comes in dry form and (in thin strands) and has to be rehydrated before cooking (although I've not seen it in such huge pieces before).

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    1. I did not know what to expect when this thing came to the table. It looked like pork fat to me hah..hah... Sad to say I did not like it due to the taste and texture. I prefer fish maw.

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  8. PH, mesti suka jalan-jalan cari makan kan?
    Saya datang jamu mata ajerlah hehee

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  9. That brinjal and long beans is one of my favorite! The more heh bee the better, haha!

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    1. Yes, so that can share or else not enough hae bee to goo around :)

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  10. ooo, i don't think i've ever been to sam you ... i want the ribs, chicken and brinjals ... when you eat fish lips, does it make you imagine kissing a fish? :D

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    1. Eekks!! hee..hee.. You must go to Sam You one day and eat the Guinness Ribs. It's awesome I tell you.

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  11. I haven't had Guiness ribs for a long time now. Yum yummmm!!!!

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  12. Pergghhhh tergoda tengok gambar hidangan tu PH..
    Hendaknya brinjal dan kacang panjang tu..
    Lama tak makan..

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    1. hee..hee.. Brinjal dan kacang panjang tu sangat sedap.

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  13. PH, do you know the tip how to make bittergourd not bitter, hahhah.

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    1. If not mistakan, gaul dengan garam? Tapi PH tak buat because I don't mind the bitter taste.

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  14. All the food above left me swallowing saliva for I have not taken dinner yet and don't have any intention to. Just took two fresh oranges, stripped them and ate for my dinner... hahaha.. no, I am not on diet, just too lazy to go out or cook anything for myself for I had a super heavy lunch this afternoon... that is why the drooling-over-your-food syndrome... hahaha

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    1. Oh...if I have heavy lunch I will normally skip dinner also.

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  15. Fish lips? I thought those were winter melons! Beautiful sharing, dear! Have a great week! xoxo

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    1. You have a great week too, Shirley :)

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  16. Hi PH,
    I can imagine how your partner 'kacau' you with all that 'sindiran..hehehe..very funny...I also kena selalu from my family..
    kalau makan kat luar...nanti dia orang punya makanan dah sampai dulu ..bila they baru nak ngap I would say..nanti2 ambil gambar dulu..then they will say potong stim aje..hahaha..

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    1. Hi Ayu! hah..hah..sama lah kita :) But now my family dah biasa. Bila makanan sampai ke meja, they will pause kejap untuk PH ambik gambar. LOL!

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  17. I like the pickled chillies too, but I'm also fond of boiled peanuts found in some places - at least I think they're boiled, not sure how they prepare them actually.

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    1. Oh yes, those boiled peanuts are also a favorite of mine! They are braised with herbs and soya sauce I think.

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  18. I saw tiny bits on the spare ribs, are they minced garlic or crushed peanuts?

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  19. Looking at the tables, they most definitely got do weddings from time to time, I'm sure. There are still poor people who cannot afford wedding dinners in hotel ballrooms I reckon...

    I thought that fish lips dish was a tofu dish if just by looking at the picture. Tofu in thick gravy, yes please. Fish lips, don't even know wtf is that >.<

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    1. I actually prefer to go to weddings that are held in restaurants because it has a more informal feel to it. Anyway, that fish lips dish I won;t have again. Too weird for me.

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  20. I don't think I will like the Fish Lip too, hee hee eat Fish Lip like kissing with the Fish

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    1. But I love all the other dishes especially the brinjal with long beans, ribs and herbal chicken

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    2. Yup, the fish lips is a bit strange lah.

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