Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Kam's Kitchen @ Kampung Cheras Baru

Apparently this restaurant has been the star of a few food bloggers recently to deserve a page on The Star. So after reading this review among the many food blogs that i go to; on Tan Kiasu and Daily Rantings and before letting it settle down at the back of my brain to digest, the Dad picked up the newspaper, read what he read and off we went.

Well, one of the rare moments when i am not bombarded with questions like "So, what to eat? Where to eat ar? Eh, you are the expert, tell us where to go larr" So why not, go with the flow and enjoy.

After twisting and turning around Cheras, surprised and shocked that in the middle of nowhere; a row of shop lots, we stumbled upon Kam's Kitchen.

Immediately i pictured Kam Poh Poh ushering us with "Kam in, Kam in" (*Shaking off that image of her advertising her tetek to all the single and available men on stage*)

So where was i? Yes, Kam's Kitchen comes with air-con or without. With the weather that can turn fat into streaky bacon, it is no surprise that we ran into the air-conditioned half before we melt in the sun.

As opposed to the last outing where i demanded what people had got to offer, following the article like the textbook, we quickly rehearsed what we memorised, probably in order, the recommended dishes for the night.

Claypot Pumpkin Chicken. To some, your comment may be "oh my this is something new or wow, why didnt i think of this before". To me? I cook and pack chicken with pumpkin in a lunch box to work albeit in a very different style of course. The natural sweetness of the fruit and the juicy thigh meat pieces came together nicely in a claypot for RM12.

Salted Egg Tau Foo. In no attempt were we contemplating on skimping on a cholestrol laden dish and we werent exactly being health conscious for the dish to be cooked with tau foo, for the salted egg pieces were shining like gems in the sky. Although cooked with slightly more gravy then i would have liked, meaning drier please, although wet at times is more ohh so delicious to spoon over your rice. Was this RM10 or RM12 again?

In Chinese this was "Lai Sha Fei Zhou Yu" translated to a grand Tilapia in a bed of butter sand. Looking at the blocks of yellow sand, which represented Port Dickson sand rather then smooth and silky Gold Coast sand, The Mom with a sense of Eureka confirmed it was Egg Yolk. Well so much for shoving it all into the pit of Forever Doom aka Stomach. I dont think the fish exceeded RM20.

The Sweet Potato Leaves cooked in Belacan was a delight to eat. Easy to chew and definitely not "old" and "tough", this was a joy to enjoy, and i mean its rare to enjoy something that is healthy, no? Definitely again in the range of RM10-12.

The Nai Yau Pai Kuat seemed somewhat disappointing for a different reason. It appeared it was doused with coconut milk which made it hard to stomach more then a few more pieces. *Looks like the pit is getting full, Bandar Raya, where are you?*

Address and contact details:

Restoran Kam's Kitchen
No 6 Jalan 18, Kampung Cheras Baru,
off Jalan Kuari
Tel: 012 290 5623, 017 677 3997

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. What a convenience to find a new place to eat that is barely a 5 minute drive and a place that cooks up a meal of 5 dishes for 4 people for RM70. Where else can you get such a bargain for delicious home cooked dishes except for the coconut doused spare ribs?

24 comments:

ling239 said...

the "Lai Sha Fei Zhou Yu" looks like u can chew the whole fish... is it good ?

leo said...

omg so nice!!! the pumpkin thing looks good! i made risotto lol!

Jackson said...

this looks like a must visit place for me!!!

Jackson said...

this looks like a must visit place for me!!!

equilibrium2008 said...

those foods are so yummy...

Hmm, I wonder, dont you like to write an article like Kenny? I mean I think you also writes well..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

equilibrium: i dont think i can ever surpass the quality that Kenny writes (yes, its a compliment, Kenny)..but thank u so much for such a compliment..definitely cheers up my day!

jackson: haha when when?

leo: i can only imagine pumpkin risotto..ohh lala..

ling239: very crunchy i must admit

Tummythoz said...

Carbo with egg yolk, salted egg, butter .. not exactly a gym bunny diet huh. *trying hard to out-roll the dumbells missiles*

mimid3vils said...

Oh...the salted egg tofu can kill me...*slurp slurp*

Nic (KHKL) said...

...and i just read tummythoz's take on kam...in your face. how coincidental! haha!

so farny lar your comment on 'some comments' on the pumpkin claypot...haha! i love that dish!

Suzette said...

OMG! This makes me hungry, and I've just had my lunch! :p

Seaqueen said...

Wow. The salted egg tou fu is the first that I've heard of. Not bad. Really amazed to see all these combinations nowadays.

tankiasu said...

Yay! This restaurant is famous now! ;)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

seaqueen: well its not surprisingly as salted egg yolk is versatile in that sense..can put anything with it..

suzette: oops..sorry!

nic: well i forgot to give her credit..inspired by tummythoughts latest post..

mimi: no larr...a little bit wont hurt..

tummythoz: well..err...

tigerfish said...

It's 6.24pm now and I'm hungry!
What kind of cuisine is this ? Hokkien, Hainanese, Hakka? *curious*
Or maybe just homecooked :P LOL!

leo said...

lol not pumpkin risotto la!! hahaha it's on my blog, risotto milanese hahaha

New Kid on the Blog said...

the fish and tau foo looks good. as for the lai yau ribs... dont look that tempting. RM70 for 5 dishes and for 4 people consider very cheap!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

new kid: yeap thats very cheap esp for KL stds as well..

leo: i saw..saliva came out..and i want to eat risotto on tuesday!

tigerfish: to be honest..i really dunno..canto?

tankiasu: haah thanks to u!

Henry Yeo said...

looks like lotsa homecooked food done right (except for the tilapia). will put it on my list.

Henry Yeo said...

joe: your mandarin not that good, is it? missed the reference in my previous comment on taiwanese food.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

henry yeo: yeah, gives that homecooked aura feeling..

mandarin? oh please..wo bu hui chiang hua yu..

Bernsy said...

ur picture made the tilapia look nicer that it really is.. hahaha..

try their indon prawns pls... and tell me if its good...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bernsy: prawns are quite a no no with our family for some reason..but lets see..bcoz we been back another time already..n i sense many more times in the future

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy said...

Hmmm looks good ;-) must go try ;-) Chiaroscuro is definitely on the TRY list. ;-)

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