Friday, August 10, 2007

Restaurant Woh Kei @ Taman Connaught

This is again another review as fresh as you can get it, a simple dinner in a simple restaurant yesterday. Recently i have been asking myself if i have been half hearted in serving my readers with reviews and my random posts..A blogger of mine also voiced that sometimes you are just so absorbed with work life and social life, that you just cant be bothered..When you are half-hearted, you might as well not write..Although i think otherwise, somehow the responses to my reviews seems to be have dwindled so i guess the half-heartedness does show in what you write..

So let this weekend be two nice days for me to recuperate and hopefully i am back with lots of cravings although its more like lots of weight at the moment..

Back to the food, a nice big banner saying RM18 a kg of crabs caught our attention as we drove down the long street of Connaught searching for dinner.. Although my mom hates to eat crabs during dinner, i insisted hehe...since it was RM18 until i got to know that the sizes were puny as RM18 would get you 3 crabs..just imagine how "big" it is.. so the next size up was RM35 a kg which was 2 crabs worth..oh well..

I barely had any time to setup my damn baby when the soup followed by the dishes came..which was a matter of minutes really..A complimentary black bean soup which is meant to be really healthy although alot of home cooking had some what dampen our taste buds..which meant the soup was a bit on the salty side..

The fish came quickly and suddenly i was lost..I somehow couldnt remember which settings to use.. I couldnt get a clear picture like those days of point and shoot.. Argh!..Hopefully this picture does justice.. The Choy Poh Steam Keng Chong (a family of the promfret).. the meat was solid and gave me a similar feel like the fish i had in Semenyih..its as if this wasnt steamed but poached with oil..the choy poh was mild but the freshness of the fish was excellent..Rm50 a kg

Steamed in a somewhat creative manner..dont you think? I believe this method is to prevent people from turning over the fish..the old people say its no good and its especially bad luck for the fisherman..anyone care to comment?

The RM35 a kg crabs..cooked with Wong Zhou (Chinese Wine).. Apparently the wine is "made" by themselves and thus results in an additional RM6 to the dish..I was imagining a steamed dish..but the dish somewhat reflected a stir fry dish.. the sauce was sparse and the ginger was rare.. although licking on the shells and biting into some of the meat made it known that the wine evident..i enjoyed the licking the shells very much.. the meat was very solid..its as if the crabs went through a gym session before it was cooked or it was on steroids haha..

The Coca Cola Pork Ribs.. Honestly i couldnt taste much cola at all.. it was sweet but thats it..maybe its hinting that instead? An ok dish but brightened my sister's day because shes so into ribs..

Finally a belachan kangkung that was again on the tasty side aka salty.. But thats just our dampened taste buds..may differ with different people..

Judging from the dishes, this place is just a simple tai chow place with an air-conditioned area at the top for some comfortable dining.. Dishes were not exactly bad but not mind blowing either..just like your neighbourhood restaurant where you need to get your dinner fix.. Great for the Cheras guys around as it opens to 2am..so you can throw away those mamak food and get some decent noodles here instead..A fair 7.5 out of 10 for this place..

Address and contact details:
No. 98, Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught
56100 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Tel 03-91001996
Opening hours: 12-3pm and 5pm to 2am

24 comments:

Precious Pea said...

Am I the blogger friend that you were referring to? Well, I guess quality is always better than quantity. Perhaps you should try to follow my schedule from now on? Of course, the schedule will be subject to 'your own schedule'. ;) you know what i mean rite?

xiu long bao said...

yes, turning a fish over brings bad luck as it indicates turning over a fishing boat.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pp: hahah maybe? haha i can never fit in a schedule as i always get impromptu calls to go out for coffee or something or rather..so either if i have time in the mornings i will blog..so here you go..

xlb: yeap..thats wat i heard..but nvrmind i dont exactly believe..

The Cooking Ninja said...

Yes. Turning over the fish means flipping over a fishing boat.

wah...I'm drooling over the darn fish. So delicious looking and I know from your description, it's super delicious too. You lucky one.

jane said...

My, the fish and crab looks realllly yummy..... *slurp* I stay at the housing estate opposite the highway from woh kei. been there countless timesss.. but weird enough, never tried the fish and crab =P

KampungboyCitygal said...

the crabs look good..it seems like everyone is in the crabby ..nice pic..more to come will ya?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ninja: the fish was very good..and less messy then the crabs...

jane: hahah you should since the crabs are on promotion..u stay in connaught eh?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

kbcg: haha yeap its crab cravings season..

Kok said...

joe,
How come the fish looks so skinny like that? hahaha!

wmw said...

Ahh...practise, practise...Getting the hang of it yet???

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

kok: hahah cut into half..of course skinny la!!..

wmw: sista..still not getting the hang of it..just got some tips from si fu rgding those pics..will try to experiment more lar..

New Kid on the Blog said...

is this another camera for these pic?? it looks different from the others.... i must say these pics are nicer!!

jane said...

Yeah, staying in connaught, cause' my uni is just there :D Ya man, i always see the crab banner RM18 when i drive past..

hahaah it's just that we who stay here love to go places outside cheras to dine! hahaha it's always like that isn't it. and ppl who stay elsewhere would come here to dine.

For crabs, my mates and I go to Tak fok restaurant, Puchong (near giant/ioi mall) or kepong. very the yummy! RM18 per kg as well :D

boo_licious said...

Ah, that theory abt the fish. I have heard abt that supersitition but strange enough I was told that when you slice it this way, your fish dries faster when it steams. Yum, I love the wine crab. Had it once at Sandakan and it was so good. Thanks for the tip.

Think you shld blog when u feel like it versus a schedule. No pt sticking to one if you get writer's block and etc.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

new kid: this is the dslr..but still trying to get the hang of it..

jane: yeap exactly..thats y i dont know any good places in cheras to eat..hehe..

boo: hmm interesting..yeah i probably blog as i feel like it from now on..

zewt said...

wednesday dinner... ok?

Jackson said...

what XLB said is correct! Never do that! Kinda like the focus point of the pic u took!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

zewt: aiyah wednesday cannot lar..i can only leave office @ 8..

jackson: hahah its out of focus..contrary to all the positive comments i got..my si fu here say the fotos are out of focus and i had shaky hands..sigh haha..

tankiasu said...

Dude you need to re-adjust your focus setting. Don't waste the DSLR!! :P Your previous Yu Ai's pics are good though.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tankiasu: haha i know..it was actually a very poor auto focus mode and shaky hands..dont worry still learning..n its definitely not going to waste!

SLACKER said...

hey... the noodles are woh kei are awesome dude... try their black pepper udon noodles and the duck with yee mee thingy..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

slacker: haha lets go crawl la..go eat dis then go eat ham yuk..

Anonymous said...

the version i heard is that, when u finish one side of the fish, & want to flip it to the other side, don't say "peng guay lai" (翻过来). because those who seek livinghood in the sea, as in fishermen, may deem it as cursing them. say "soon guay lai" (顺过来) instead (sounds nicer). just like don't say "死火" in the presence of someone who drives.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

anon: very interesting indeed..will also remember not to say anything bad when someone elses drive..although i m normally the driver..