Tuesday, 29 May 2018

The Other Sam You


One Saturday evening, my partner and I were very hungry and we wanted a good meal at Sam You. Lo and behold, the restaurant was fully packed when we got there. There were no more small tables and we were turned away with apologies.

All was not lost as there is another Sam You, or rather Sam U Claypot Restaurant in the vicinity. So we took a short walk and thankfully there were many seats when we got there.

A lady came to take our orders and she stopped us after our third dish. We wanted to add half a kampung chicken to our bittergourd fried in salted egg, baby French beans and sweet and sour pork ribs. The chicken is quite big, she told us, but we asked her to go ahead with our orders. Well, she obviously does not know us yet hee..hee...


The bittergourd came first and it was nice. This is one of my favorites.


The sweet and sour pork ribs were quite good but not as good as the ones at the other Sam You.


I love these baby French beans.


And I love this steamed kampung chicken even more. Oooo...my favorite!


Best eaten with these ginger and chili dip.


The lady kept glancing at us whenever she passed by. Needless to say, we polished everything clean hee..hee..hee...

When she came to present the bill, we pointed out to her that we ate everything up. She had a good laugh and now that we have made our mark, she'll know that four dishes are fine by us.

28 comments:

  1. U should have jio TM and I to go, we will fill the whole table with more foods, lol...

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    1. me too me too...I can help sapu clean clean with 10++ dishes

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  2. Are both these restaurants related? They both seem to specialise in steamed kampung chicken. I like french beans too and they're one of the easiest vegetables to cook well at home. But I like them really blistered similar to the ones from Esquire Kitchen. That's still the best french beans I've eaten :)

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    1. From what I heard, the siblings running the original restaurant had issues with each other. So they split, hence the two Sam Yous. I also used to love the french beans from Esquire. I think they deep fry the beans first to get them blistered like that.

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    2. Oh dear, this sibling rivalry (aka fighting) sounds just like what happened in Toast n Roast (there are now two outlets as well, independent of each other).

      To get french beans blistered, you don't need to deep-fry them, just saute them in a non-stick pan over moderately high heat like what I did here:
      https://eatwhateatwhere.blogspot.com/2014/03/ewew-cooks-esquire-kitchen-inspired.html

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  3. I had chicken and bitter gourd and roast pork for our lunch in my blogpost today, no Frnech beans but we had soup - they say Foochows must have soup, every meal. :D

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  4. Haha so cute you showed her you guys really did finished your orders.

    The Jacob's plate?
    That one free from Jacob biscuit kah?

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    1. LOL! Must prove her wrong. I as wondering too about the Jacob plate. hee..hee...

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  5. I spy bitter gourd in your spread. It's a flavour I still haven't become accustomed too - surprisingly because I love coffee and gin - both a bit bitter.

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    1. I think it's the bittergourd flavor that you dislike even though you like bitters.

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  6. Hey PH, firstly, sorry for not coming by for the last couple of weeks... now my laptop is back to normal, I can come visiting again as before.. :)
    The food displayed above is making me yearning for Malaysian food... hahahaa... Most of the Chinese food served here in Sacramento are from Hongkong and Vietnamese, nothing Malaysian we discovered so far unless we have our meals at home.. Oh gosh.. now I am feeling very hungry!!

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    1. No worries, Claire. I had Chinese food in Boston once. Not nice at all :(

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  7. Steamed kampung chicken for me. Nice meal with your partner.

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    1. Steamed kampung chicken is the best!

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  8. heheh, for the next round, she won't bat an eyelid if you order five dishes! :)

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  9. Wow! Both of you must be very full after these 4 dishes and rice.

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    1. We were full but not too full hee..hee..

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  10. What a delicious meal! Steamed chicken is my favourite, especially with the chilli and ginger sauce!

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    1. That's a powerful combo and can make me eat two plates of rice!

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  11. I want that steamed chicken!

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  12. I love the bittergourd dish! I like the steamed chicken with the ginger and chili dip!

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  13. Haha so cute of you "showed off' your ability to be able to finish everything ordered.

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    1. LOL! Next time she wont say our order is too much :)

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