Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Happy Birthday!


It was my brother's birthday and we had a mini bash at Nam Heong@The Starling. I was here with my auntie previously and this time, I was definitely in a more relaxed mood.

The i-pad is fixed to the corner of the table.
I noted that with an i-pad (which is fixed to the table), there is a disadvantage because it's quite hard for two people (or more) to view the menu. Somehow, I still like the old fashioned menu, where you can get a bird's eye view on all the selections available.

So. We did take a while to decide.


This is my brother's Signature Dry Asam Curry Noodles. I tasted a bit of the broth and it was spicy sourish. Not to my liking but my brother liked it.


I am a sucker for chicken rice, so I picked the Signature Chicken Rice with Steamed Chicken


Notice the very conservative portion of chicken. It was the bony part at that. 


The rice I'm afraid was very starchy and stodgy. I could not eat it and left the rest of the rice untouched. 


We got ourselves some Nam Heong Egg Tarts and Signature Chicken Sou.


The Signature Chicken Sou was very good. Nice flaky and crispy pastry with a tasty chicken filling.


We could not resist the Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun with Minced Meat and Mushrooms. Unfortunately, it was quite flat in terms of taste. I did not enjoy this. 


The Crispy Century Egg Roll was not too bad.


It was served with a lime flavored mayo which I did not like.


My drink. Cucumber and Sour Plum Juice. I could not taste the sour plum and it was all cucumber to me. Not pleasant and I will not order this again.


Instead of a drink, my brother preferred to have this Ipoh ABC which he kindly shared with me.


It was very nice indeed! What we liked was that it was not overly sweet. It was just nice and made for a refreshing close to our meal.

Oh whatever happened to the egg tarts?


They came home with me hee..hee..hee... And yes, they were excellent!

40 comments:

  1. hits and misses! i used to eat at nam heong at endah parade a long time ago but the menu is not as extensive as this. not sure whether it is still there or not.

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    1. I think when hawker staples are commercialized like that, it loses its original taste and charm.

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  2. Happy Birthday to yr brother PH.
    Simply sedap semua makanan tu

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    1. Thank you, Lina! Ada yang sedap, ada yang tak sedap :(

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  3. ooo ... since the chicken rice is a signature dish, i'd definitely have high expectations! now i'm dreaming of a plate of rich, aromatic rice, with smooth, tender, fleshy chicken ... and a side helping of chicken liver! :D

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    1. That is my dream chicken rice too! But alas I was disappointed :(

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  4. Happy Birthday to your brother :)

    The portion of the chicken looks miserable, if me to eat, not enough...

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    1. Thank you! Yes, more bones than meat.

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  5. I don't mind that bony part of the chicken (I think that's the "kai yee toh" which is my favourite). It's the part that's just above the thigh but the rice has failed...big time (and that's their signature dish?)....looks so mushy! :( I can understand why you can't finish the rice, I hate overly soft and mushy rice too.

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    1. I was quite shocked that they messed up the chicken rice. I had high expectations.

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  6. Happy birthday to your brother, my birthday coming soon too, hint hint hahaha

    The chicken doesn't look delicious and the rice is plain white rice? Not the authentic chicken rice?

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    1. Thank you! Oh, must get ready birthday present hee..hee..

      It is chicken rice, smells good but the texture was not good.

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  7. Happy birthday to your brother. Egg tarts for me too please. ;-)

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    1. Thank you! The egg tarts were the best thing :)

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  8. Happy birthday to your brother. Thank goodness at least a couple of your orders turned out all right.

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    1. Thank you! It was quite a let down. I had high expectations since it is Nam Heong. Supposed to be famous and all.

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  9. Oh PH! Next time if you have time,do drop by in Ipoh for the better version of Nam Heong or any kind of food in Ipoh... That chicken rice you shown is really pathetic, so bony, as you said.. but the CCF looks appetizing..

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    1. Even the CCF was not good :( Yeah, I would love to go on a foodie trip to Ipoh one day :)

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  10. Happy birthday to your brother!

    The signature dish should be something that we will remember forever and order every time we come to the same restaurant (^_^) but unfortunately, it failed your expectations huh?

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    1. Thank you, MD! Yup, the signature dish failed to impress. So sad.

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  11. I love everything you ate there! Yums!
    This Signature Dry Asam Curry Noodles is very new to me to try.
    Happy Birthday to your brother!

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    1. Thank you for the wishes! Not all is good there. One day you go try yah?

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  12. Happy birthday to your brother!

    Sayang that some of the dishes were not to your liking.

    But lucky egg tarts save the day! LOL

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    1. Thank you! The egg tarts were the best thing that evening. Not sure if I want to go back there. Maybe just tapau the egg tarts hee..hee..

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  13. Whether Nam Heong at Ipoh got the same menu. I rarely will go there unless if I bring my parents to Ipoh, I will bring them go because they like their coffee. Food wise, it was just so so to me too.

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    1. I am sure the one in Ipoh is better :)

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  14. Happy birthday to your brother. Egg tarts tu saya suka sangat

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    1. Thank you! Egg tarts yang paling best :)

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  15. I wonder is the asam curry similar to the taste of asam laksa broth?

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  16. Wah nmpknya all not suit your taste yea, except the tart, right?
    I share the besday date with your brother, next time when you enjoy the besday, remember me too ok;)

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    1. Alright ticer, Belated Happy Birthday to you!

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  17. Happy Bezday bro! haha....
    Hishhhh tak suka tau makan nasi ayam tapi ayam sikit macam tu.... tak puas weyh... ( Nampak sangat tamak hihi.....)
    Asam laksa tu menarik jugak ye LL dia tukar laksa kepada mee...

    Nampaknya banyak yg tak puas hati je makan kali ni LL....

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    1. Thank you, Hainom :) Kedekut lah dorang tu. Ayam dia bagi bahagian bertulang. Sumpah tak nak makan lagi kat situ hah..hah..

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  18. Ha ha I was waiting and wondering what happened to the egg tarts. I like Nam Heong's egg tarts.

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    1. LOL! I kidnapped the egg tarts :D

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  19. The plate is big, make everything looked small. Lol.

    Egg tarts. I would like that. Happy belated birthday to your bro.

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    1. Thank you :) The egg tarts were good and worth it.

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