Sunday, November 29, 2015

Chef Kong 广记小厨

I felt so bad for having this post kept in the Draft section for months and months that I've saved up so many photos from different visits then. I shall start off by saying they serve the best coconut soup in town, and I repeat, the best coconut soup.

The fungus appetiser. Marinated with some sauces, slight touch of spiciness and sourness. It helps to open up appetite.

This coconut soup is heaven. I love it and it's a must-order every single time I come! They only prepare up to 20 of it per day. Once it is gone, it is gone. The coconuts are double-boiled up to 8 hours a day before serving it to customers! Things that can be found inside the coconut includes a piece of black chicken, goji berries, solomon's seal (yu zhu) and various other types of Chinese herbal, small chunk of pork meat. Of course, the coconut fragrance is so strong. What makes it good is that there is no thick layer of oil. Almost none. I believe they clean their meat so well or they drain it before serving. Very clear and sweet.

Watercress Soup. Nothing special, this is simple for those who loves homemade soup and do not have the time to prepare.

Stir-fry vegetables with lotus slices and fungus

Their famous Braised Chicken Feet, Pork, Tofu and Egg. If you want this famous dish, you have to call to order. Reason being, they only have this in their main shop, somewhere along Jalan San Peng which is operated by his wife. So if there is an order, he will bring enough to serve.

Fish Head Pot.

Another signature dish but not really my favourite. Fish head is deep fried first before stir frying with other ingredients like garlic, ginger and spring onion. 

This eggplant is one of my favourite, but it's a call-to-order thing. Not available on the spot. Reason being, they prepared it beforehand and it's not a popular dish. Hence it all goes into the bin if there are no orders for it. Such a waste... But it's just shows that their food is supposed to be served fresh. This is why you have to call to order.

This is one of my favourite. Icy Cold Sweet and Sour Pork!

It is cold outside and luke warm inside. Weirdo combo but it is good! I just like the combo of the cold then hot.

One of the dishes I can't remember what was this.

Prawns with Salted Egg.
Lightly battered with flour and really sufficient amount of salted egg yolk.

Kailan with Seaweed

Kailan with Muichoy.

This is so good all you Hakkas will love it!

Pumpkin and Bittergourd.

Of all their dishes I dislike this one the most. Pumpkin slices tasted a little raw and uncooked, bitter gourd slices are alright, like normal. It just didn't go that well.

These Pork Ribs are so good!
Lightly batter with Nam Yue.

Minced Meat with Salted Fish.

This was tailored for us, there is only minced meat with chinese cabbage or salted fish with something else. Because we really love this dish, Chef Kong himself decided to tailor this especially for us. How nice! Meat was well-minced but the salted fish was alright. The one at Mui Hiong is still my favourite of all time. It's the salted fish that makes the dish different.

Braised Egg Plant with Minced Pork.

Another dish that goes really well with rice.

Braised Hakka Muichoy with Sliced Pork.
I swear that the Hakka Muichoy is different from the original version from China. Our version is much sweeter and perhaps, a different Muichoy breed too.

Dongbo Meat.
Very well braised, meat is very tender, sauce is thickened enough with corn flour. Very flavourful.

Charsiew is so-so. Served with sauce because it is slightly dryer, being in the rack for the entire day.

Their braised homemade tofu is very good! 

Not sure what else they have added in the tofu, perhaps a little coriander or mixed meat. But really good.

Pumpkin dessert to end our meal. Real pumpkin blended with cream and coconut milk. Served hot.

Deep Fried Nin Gou - Not in the menu. Owner did it for his daughter's birthday. So lucky we got to try!

It is the place to be for homecooked Chinese food. It's just simple Chinese rice dishes, nothing fancy at all. There is air-conditioning in the restaurant so it makes the place comfortable to dine in too. Soup are priced between RM10-RM16, which is reasonable as I'd get really full with just one portion. Being a Hakka myself, they offer a variety of Hakka dishes too. It makes me feel like I can get comfortable food at affordable prices! They also have lunch sets priced between RM10-RM15. Great deal :)

Chef Kong 广记小厨
Viva Home Shopping Mall
85, Jalan Loke Yew
55200 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
03.9201.3973
Opening Hours
Daily 10am - 10pm

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