Hu Xu Lao Curry Mee, PJ Section 14

I have been longing for a bowl of decent Penang Curry Mee (Or known as curry laksa in some places) since I moved to Selangor.

However, I still haven't managed to get a nice one. Nevertheless, I still able to find some nice ones, in their own way.

For example, there is this FuShouLou curry mee stall in one of the restaurant in PJ Section 14.



Being Nyonya-styled, the curry soup is rich of coconut milk, which is totally different from Penang-styled. It is nice, not too spicy, not too watery. It is really worth a try.

Location :
Section 14, along the road where Digital Mall situated, opposite Dae Jang Gum Korean Restaurant.

Wikimapia Coordinate :
3°6'37"N 101°38'6"E

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The Table Settings

The Appetizer - stewed peanuts

The Shanghainese Steam Meat Dumpling a.k.a. Xiao Long Bao

A traditional Shanghainese delicacy that originated from Nanxing Province, the soup-filled steamed meat dumpling or xiao long bao is shaped like a translucent pagoda-shaped jewel. Encased within the smooth, thin skin with exactly 18 plaits, is a delicately seasoned filling of minced Chinese ham, lean pork and ginger. Puncture the skin to allow the steaming hot soup to seep out before savouring the dumpling with a dack of black vinegar with a few slivers of fresh ginger.
(Extracted from http://www.dragon-i.com.my/)

I finally found a way of eating it properly after trying the xiao long bao for many times. I found it easier to hold the xiao long bao at its plaits using chopsticks and put it on a ceramic spoon. Then, give it a small bite and have a sip of the soup first. Next, have a taste of the meat filling together with the leftover soup. Yum yum~

The Custard Bun

The custard filling was very creamy. We love it very much. Mind you, the custard filling is hot when it's first served. However, it is best eaten hot, or at least warm. If you do not plan to eat it as soon as it is served, you could actually ask the waiter/waitress to serve it later.


The Seafood La Mien

The noodles and the soup tasted so so to me, but my mom said it was nice.

The Steamed Rice with Pork Chop

This was ok too. However, IMHO, it's better to stir the rice before eating, so that the gravy mix well with the rice.

The Spring Onion Pancake

The thickness of the pancake was ok and the spread of the spring onions was appropriate. What's make it more attractive was that it wasn't oily at all. One piece wouldn't be enough.

The Mixed Fruit Shaved Ice Dessert

This was really refreshing, nothing special though.

Official Website : http://www.dragon-i.com.my/

Outlets :
MidValley Megamall Hotel Main Lobby
Cititel Lobby
03-2282 0155

1 Utama Shopping Mall
Lot S313A, New Wing
03-7725 8822

Centrepoint Bandar Utama
G115, Ground Floor
03-7728 6866

Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
G1.43, Ground Floor
03-7492 3688

The Curve
Lot 136 & 137, 1st Floor
03-7728 6888

Cheras Leisure Mall
G22 & G22A, Ground Floor
03-9130 0688

Penang Queensbay Mall
Lot 77, 78, 79 & 81, 2nd Floor
04-646 6888

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Lot 1.13, Level 1
03-2143 7688

Aeon Bukit Tinggi
Lot G53, Ground Floor
03-3324 0888

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ShihLin Taiwanese Snacks

This outlet, the ShihLin Taiwan Street Snacks has mushroomed in a few major shopping malls in recent years. Although the size of the outlet is not big and the menu selection is rather limited, but I believe it is making good money to be able to withstand the operational costs.

The Story of Shihlin
Thousands of Taiwanese crowd the local night markets in search of their favourite and delicious snacks, and Taipei's Shihlin Night Market is the most famous due to its very wide range of local delicacies in its small streets and alleys. If a snack is nice, you can surely find it in Shihlin! The locals say, "If Taiwan has it, Shihlin has it". With Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks®, the Taiwanese and us alike can now do the same and enjoy the wonderful street snacks of Taiwan!!
(Extracted from http://www.shihlinsnacks.com.tw/MY/story-my.htm)

Being recommended by my house mate to this outlet, I finally went to pay it a visit when I saw this outlet in the directory listing of Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall.

As my ultimate aim is to try out the oyster vermicelli that my house mate recommended, I only tried out that exact snack. I admitted that the way it was presented to me was not what I have thought to be. I blamed it to the stereotype of a typical vermicelli soup. :P


It turned out that, this oyster vermicelli has a thick soup base, tasted a bit like slightly thickened shark-fin's soup with a tad of vinegar (maybe more than a tad, :P). It is ready-made, the 'chef' would just pour a big scoop (don't worry, it is really just a snack) of the vermicelli into a white plastic bowl, add some Chinese parsley, exactly two medium-sized oysters and some chicken-meat strips upon order. The taste was weird to me at the first nibble, but strangely it get better the next few. However, the texture of the vermicelli is quite smooth, maybe due to the fact that it is being kept warm in the pot over a long duration of time. Next visit? On this oyster vermicelli, perhaps once in a long while, but the XXL Crispy Chicken that I haven't tasted before, YES! :D

Oyster vermicelli is a kind of noodle soup that is popular in Taiwan and Xiamen. Its main ingredients are oysters and Taiwanese vermicelli, made to be tasty and full of aroma.
(Extracted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster_vermicelli)

The Menu
小吃 Street Snacks

XXL Crispy Chicken

Crispy Floss Egg Crepe

Handmade Oyster Mee Sua

Seafood Tempura

Happy! Ricebox Set


Chilled Soya Milk

Mineral Water

The Locations
Queensbay Mall *NEW!*
Gurney Plaza *OPENING SOON!*

Kuala Lumpur
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Plaza Low Yat
The Gardens

1 Utama Shopping Center
Ikano Power Center
Bukit Tinggi Shopping Center
Sunway Pyramid
Mines Shopping Fair

Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall

City Square Johor Bahru

The Official Website of ShihLin Taiwanese Snacks

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Bentong Ice Kacang

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It was a hot afternoon.

The restaurant
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The Ice Kacang
Ais kacang or ice kacang (Chinese: 红豆冰; pinyin: hóngdòu bing; literally "red bean ice"), is a dessert served in Malaysia and Singapore. It is also popularly known as air batu campur in Malay or ABC for short. The word "air batu", literally meaning "stone water" means ice and "campur" means mixed. It is sweet-tasting and is primarily ice served with sweet flavoured syrup and jelly. The word Kacang is a Malay word for bean, and the word "ais" is a transliteration of the English term "ice".
(Extracted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_kacang)

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The cendol which is quite similar to the Ice Kacang.
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The menu and price listing (this was taken before fuel price hike)
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The menu (before fuel price hike)
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Famous places do have lots of these stuffs, don't them? :P
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Newspaper cuttings again...
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There are a lot of patrons here though it's already late afternoon and that there are no main dishes offered here (if Yong Tau Foo is more of a side-dish).
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If you have been to Jonker Walk of Malacca and think that the ice kacang there suits your appetite, then I bet this absolutely will too!

Sufficient amount of dark-brownish syrup on the shaved ice, generous servings of condiments hidden in the snow, not enough to lure your appetite? What about a home-made ice-cream topping it? And having it on a hot stuffy day??!!!

Hop on to Bentong to this famous dessert restaurant, the Kow Po Restaurant.

Fear not the sin of high sugar intake because the sweetness is just enough (of its taste). To me, the syrup tasted like Gula Melaka (maybe it really is), the caramel taste-alike sugar.

Palm sugar or Gula Melaka was originally made from the sugary sap of the Palmyra palm or the date palm. Now it is also made from the sap of the sago and coconut palms and may be sold as "coconut sugar."
(Extracted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gula_melaka)

This ice kacang is best eaten when it has melted a little, when the shaved ice dissolved in the syrup. I don't really craze for ice kacang usually, but for this one, one ice kacang is just not enough. :P This is absolutely a perfect treat for a hot day.

At last, thank you HM for recommended and brought us to this restaurant. When's the next trip ar? :D

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Opposite Bentong Bus Terminal