Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Mr Ho's Fine Foods @ Mid Valley *CLOSED*

It is kind of ironic when i was just whining about getting a detox on one hand and out of the blue, i decide to blog about my favourite meat; pork. When it comes to such an obscene yet delicate animal, you tend to trust only those who are fame for managing such a complex animal. One of the places that my friend trusts is Mr Ho. In fact, i never thought much of them, it is in a big shopping complex and they serve rather forgettable pork dishes until one of them ask if El-Cerdo was comparable to Mr Ho. Now that got me to wonder, if my friend had not seen enough of the "piggy world" or was my palate getting kind of numb. So i decided to take a taxi with a couple of friends, one fine day during lunch time to Mid Valley.


Now Mr Ho is famous for their pork, so it was their signature pork knuckle that we tried along with roast pork aka "siu yuk" which was served with rice or spaghetti. True to his words, the siu yuk was shiny and it was as if i was hallucinating and hearing it call to me. Just looking at the plate of siu yuk fan, which featured rice as a side dish rather then a main dish; i couldnt imagine how my pork knuckle would turned out. While i was busily fantasizing, i noticed a strong protective aura over the plate and true enough, i didnt get an offer to try a piece. What luck!

Now apparently when one speaks of fusion; they mean east meets west and one day decides to copulate resulting in a mixed offspring. So Mr Ho did just that and mixed spaghetti with siu yuk and it turned out to be a in-demand kid with lots of attention. Now i wonder if i can make things work with steam fish with ginger and soya sauce accompanied with some ravioli perhaps? By now, i was getting abit agitated with all the pork surrounding me. They all seem to be taunting me that i am still carrying my big fat camera; being to see but unable to eat. Then my dish came..

The one good thing that Mr Ho does is give you the flexibility to try what is meant to be a dish for two by giving you a portion of it. The skin was crispy and the meat tender bordering chewy; very well balanced i must say. I have heard stories about one pork knuckle turning out hard and the other soft but i was glad mine turned out just right. So there we were enjoying a good hardcore meal of pork and i must say i feel sorry for my halal readers for reading this but hey, i am sure you guys wont be salivating at it right?


Address and contact details:

Lot LG-060A, Lower Ground Floor
Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Tel: 03-22841330
Fax:03-22841330

Verdict: Because it is one of my favourite animals; this has got to be at least a 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Pricing aint cheap with set lunches going for around RM20++ and the single pork knuckle lunch set for almost RM30++.

23 comments:

celine said...

The siu yuk just nice, not too fat.

Ginger said...

That siu yuk is nothing in comparison to your pork knuckle man!

New Kid on the Blog said...

eh, they closed down pg branch and moved down to KL ah???

Anonymous said...

you don't review vegetarian food? wah.. you seem to be spending all your money on expensive food leh.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Did someone say detox?

tigerfish said...

Siu Tuk and pasta? Sounds like what I will do....hahahah!

wmw said...

Thanks for the pix...mmm...how much did you spend on the dish here?

Angie Tan said...

OMG!!!! It's only 9:56am and I'm already salivating all over my laptop. *slurp*

Looks good! BTW, my colleague talked about a place called frugels or something. not sure about the spelling but heard that it's a deli of sorts. :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

celine: to be honest..i seriously didnt get a piece..only can judge from the pics..sigh..

ginger: haha i knew i was right somehow..

new kid: well i heard vaguely abt it..i guess so..

anon: haha vege? i wouldnt mind..any recommendations?

ll: detox with poison maybe?

tigerfish: well fusion food specialist u r!

wmw: i think the knuckle was RM28++ and the siew yuk fan is RM18++?

angie: yeap, its called fogal meat market at plaza damas..look on your left..they just opened another outlet in gardens mid valley..

tankiasu said...

Detox my a***! Kakakaka...try harder bro. ;-)

ling239 said...

the roast pork !!
wat if compared with those we get at Vintry ? can fight ah ? :p

Christy said...

Haha...this is not my pickyeats:p
Meat:p
But I have been to this Mr Ho's once (they had it here in Penang near the Northam Tower) and they serve really nice food and the environment was superb:D
Not sure whether they are still around, but they definitely have very nice set dinners (salmon and cod fish:)

SLACKER said...

christy - yes there are still there in penang...

if you go to Mr.Ho... u must also check out the sausages and the mixed grill...

Joe - shall we go again tomorrow?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tankiasu: haha soon my a** looking like this pork..shall try harder

ling239: i need to go vintry n try haha..

christy: hahah..yes i googled it and read that they opened in pg b4..pity then i dont get to feel their ambience

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

slacker: when did u suddenly help me answer my comments ar haha..tmmw i have to lunch with yoke fong, she tendered..

Big Boys Oven said...

I love siu yuk, that?s why I can't loose weight! Ipoh siu yuk is gorgeous too!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bbo: hahaha..r u sure its only siu yuk?

MeiyeN said...

wow..i want that siu yook meen!!!!!! i came here years ago for their set combo... quite a good deal! and now... your post makes me wanna re-visit this place! and of course for da siu yook meen!!! :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

meiyen: haha to me; siu yuk meen is the 1 with the dark dark sauce at chee cheong kai..but ok la..i guess u can call it that

Precious Pea said...

Detox with roast pork? Salute salute! Anyway...tried once Mr Ho's roasted pork. I found garlic in between the meat, perhaps the secret recipe?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pp: haha i dunno..but its pretty good..guess what? when i walked back from the service centre today..i realised the pudu siu yuk has a small "branch" or stall claiming to be a branch..i want to go try their siu yuk!

ggmu said...

Hey Joe. Mr HO at Midvalley was closed down. Now i think have to go Bangsar ady.

VanMan said...

Bangsar closing on 31 July!