Monday, January 14, 2008

Hawker Food @ PJ New Town


I never thought much when i posted a picture of a plain looking piece of toasted bread, cheap margarine and a thin layer of kaya.

Hold and behold, i got feedback even throughout the weekend!

It is a pity that i am not here to blog about bread but about simple hawker breakfast food, noodles and etc.

I got to say that i seldom blog about this items because of the following:

1. They dont do name cards, trying to remember how to take you guys there and remembering what the name is; a pain in the ass. I let the pros do that.

2. To lug a DSLR then having to guard it with my thighs or legs after taking pictures is; a pain in the ass.

3. I havent found any that are out of this world to be honest, they serve the primary purpose of eating, to fill you up.

So i guess this has to got to be abit different, no? yes?

After a long bout with rich food, we settled down in this kopitiam for some simple hearty affair.


I realised i cant find my porridge pictures on Flickr, so i shall it as it is now, and finish off the review later. Well, this is the start of lazy blogging, blogging in sections.

Ta Da! My internet connection is finally sensible enough to let me upload my gigantic pictures. Without further ado, the main star of the breakfast, porridge!

The claypot porridge comes in what ever seafood you want to throw in, crab meat, fish and even frogs! Kept warm in the claypot, the smooth bubbling porridge is enhanced by the sweetness of the seafood. The rather oily and limp fried dough is kind of sad but will do when you have hot pipping bowl of porridge to eat.

Other side dishes include a roast spare rib, imagine a meatier and robust version of char siew with bones, now thats what i call finger licking food. (RM10)

The china ladies manning the stall looked rather authentic and so it was, some generously vegetarian filled dumplings that were rather enjoyable while we waited for the porridge to cool down.

Address details:

8 Jalan Tengah
Off Jalan Yong Shook Ling
Petaling Jaya New Town
(Next to the United Overseas Bank)

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. The prawn mee and porridge are staple items we order everytime we pop by. Although not cheap, the perfect combination of instantly fast noodles to settle down while the porridge cooks and then eating porridge after that.

23 comments:

Nic (KHKL) said...

wah, like that oso can ar? haha! niways, i agree that without receipts, i tend to forget either the price or the address. and ya, that dslr prob also. hehe.

Precious Pea said...

It's good to have a balance of hawker and fine dining and those in between. More choices for your readers. :) Keep up with more posts on hawker post...;) Hey, the porridge place is here good la!

ling239 said...

so where this bowl of prawn mee comes from ? got pork ribs ? ^_^

Xiu Long Bao said...

haha...good idea. Will do this kind of blogging in sections when im lazee :p

Jason said...

I always like hawker food. Can order more, eat more, sharing food and make noise like nobody's business :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: what to do..realised my pics were not up on flickr yet when i did the preview on friday..and it still wasnt up by monday..

pp: wah u guessed it!

ling239: same place as the bread..ribs? not in the mee though..separate got!

xlb: eh miss, once a week only u..how else u want to split?

jason: thats y i dont blog, bcoz i forget to even bring out camera la

JOjo said...

My small hometowm, it's kind of weird when i start snapping my food pics.
So awkward....
But...



I DON'T CARE! haha!

daphne said...

haha.. looking forward to food posts-hawker food or not!

Seaqueen said...

Oh. Lobak. Love that. Haven't eaten that for half a year already. Sigh.

Kok said...

joe,
I won't mind a toast but I prefer hawker food! :D

wmw said...

A refreshing change! Hope to see more :o) I'm still thinking about my Wai Sik Kai's Chee Cheong Fun!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jojo: over the year, i have developed rather hard skin as well..thick i mean..

daphne: finally continued..

seaqueen: wat u waiting for?

kok: haha sure do when u r do in miri eating kolo mee?

wmw: hahaha ouch did i bore u guys that badly ar?

celine said...

Now a days, hawker food is no longer cheap already, especially if you order several kinds of snacks...Here in Penang, we can ended up pay for more than 20 ringgit for 2 persons having our dinner at hawker place. Coz, we used to order BBQ chicken wings, satay, lor bak or ikan bakar...

Christy said...

Nice plate of Lobak and prawn fritters:D
And also vegetarian dumplings? Seldom see that, something that suits me!!;)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

celine: yeah lor..bcoz we all greedy ppl always order dis n tat rite? now even all my small change not enuf

christy: its a seldom fact for me too, im a meat eater!

teckiee said...

it is me... yeah i think its me.. haven blogsurf... you change template also rite??

Hazza said...

"Simple hearty affair" , lol! I would call some of those dishes "specials" wherever i may be. Spare ribs looks lovely. The dumplings (woh tip?) looked great too! As for the prawn mee.... well, its something I literally dream of on occassions, being so far away from Malaysia!

wenching & esiong said...

The dumplings look delicious! Yeah, we have to agree with you that it's really hard to take care of the camera when eating and taking photos at hawker stalls.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

teckiee: its u err u rite? yeah..

hazza: hope i m inspiring u to open ur own malaysian cafe in manchester!

w&e: if its a digicam its still ok, not a dslr!

Big Boys Oven said...

this looks really good!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

porridge looks yummy. have heard of this place but have yet to go there. Great pics!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bbo: it is really gooD!

ll: wat u waiting for? its actually a great way to detox..

Marcus said...

I found the Facebook site for Hoong Kee Seafood Porridge!!!

http://www.facebook.com/hoongkeeseafoodporridge