Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Little Taiwan @ Avenue K

I know 9 out of 10 reviews i blog, have price tags that not everyone can afford. In fact i found a comment on my chat box that said i must be a millionaire to have eaten everything. What you need is not a million bucks but a millionaire's tummy (huge and spacious).

So, having crumble under pressure to find more should i say "affordable" but not dirt cheap food, we landed at Avenue K, the shopping complex that is almost as dead, well dead. I know, i know, it was meant to be a high class shopping complex to compliment KLCC (another rip-off but i still go there shopping mall) but you will be surprised at what you can find still.

You are almost certain that you can count the number of visitors around the place with your 2 hands, except for the lower 2 floors that houses a few restaurants/cafe, one of which is Little Taiwan.

If you happen to have a craving for braised beef and beef parts, i think they do a decent version. Generous portions of meat with hor fun noodles, and i think it also comes in a set for RM12++? If not the ala carte item is around RM10-RM12.

Another item that signals Taiwan is this Meat Balls (or Lion Head) as they call it. Similar to a hamburger patty but on the softer side, this was ok i suppose, who doesnt like minced meat patties? (unless you don't eat fast food i suppose) (RM8++)

The Wor Tip was ok, would have preferred it in soup instead. (RM5-6++?)

This item called Soup in a Box? is essentially a sandwich filled with the goodies you see. If your imagination is working overdrive and still can't figure, imagine mushroom soup with frozen vegetables and meat served inside a hollow sandwich. (RM 5++?)

Address:

Avenue K
On the same floor as Kim Gary and Shanghai 10

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Yes, not dirt cheap, i mean how dirt cheap can you get food in a shopping mall? The food while not mind blowing but is still a meal when all you want is to dig into some noodles and keep yourself full to continue the rest of the day, slogging at work.

23 comments:

Nic (KHKL) said...

good looking beef hor fun there....with a standard CCT (char chan teng) price...i wonder if pizza romano is still there...

wei, take pics with your DSLR lar....long time no see those pics d....

MochaSourcream said...

Is the "lion head" made out of beef too? If it is, sad lor... I don't eat beef... will check the outlet out anyway

Life for Beginners said...

Meat. Meat. Meat... Been here and wasn't overly impressed myself, but can do lah. :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

kenny: can do lah..i thought i wrote out that impression..nvrmind la..brain dead..

mocha: i think its pork la..didnt taste like beef..

nic: haha dunno y..its been seating there for 2 wkends d..

J2Kfm said...

yeah you're right, not dirt cheap, but still affordable nevertheless. nowadays, McD set also nearly RM10, while Carl's and Wendy's exceed that amount double-fold!

sigh .... y cant we have a pay hike 2x or 3x?

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Beef hor fun looks good...better than what I had for lunch today. Paid RM 11.90 for mushroom chicken rice. Only 2 tiny pieces of chicken and 5 halves of mushroom. Bah!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

j2fkm: haha..yeah lor..err my pay hike ar..half la got..2x dont have wor..

bangsar: haha mushroom chicken rice from madam kwan? haha i paid rm20++ for nasi bojari..even worse!

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Not Madam Kwan! Just a regular no-frills cafe near my office. o_0

Hmmmm...that's cut throat. I'd rather eat banana leaf rice then. :P

fatboybakes said...

hey, nipples, you are listed in the top 10 malaysia's most wanted food blogs....bow bow, congratulations, i am not worthy of your acquaintance.

fatboybakes said...

oh, here's the link. dont forget me when you are a celebrity.
http://food.malaysiamostwanted.com/statistic/blogger

Mochachocolata Rita said...

wow...high prices everywhere, not only in hong kong eh? ;)

even cooking at home gets expensive these days. damn!

leo said...

ummm my usual place for lunch if i crave for homely noodles.. the only thing i eat there.. beef noodles.. ehhehe

the rest if i dare say, is crap. =)

myCoffee said...

I think there is one outlet in Subang Jaya which I have been to once before. Sadly, food there was mediocre at its best although I didn't get to try many. But I do remember liking their Taiwanese milk coffee or cham.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mycoffee: its not outstanding but something good enough to stomach..

leo: i thought i had somethin right when every1 said the food is ok..

mocha: of course..its a worldwide thing..

fbb: hahah cannot be la..all the goddess, kings and queens also not there..

bangsar babe: wah normal no frill also 11.90 ar..diee...so expensive..

fatboybakes said...

what cannot be? go see the link la. can be one. awww, a youth with humility! how refreshing. unless its fake la.. hahahahah!

Jun said...

if i'm not mistaken, there's a little taiwan in midvalley too. same floor as GSC.

mh said...

oh wow, Joe...that's quite good wei....really make it to top 10!!!
An achievement.....

:)

Yeah, now tat I'm jobless, I can only read about food, cannot go out and eat so much.......life as a pauper is not easy. Thank god, my mom's cooking is heavenly....

never been to AvenueK....but the food looks alright. Didn't make me hungry this time...i read it after dinner...kekeke

ling239 said...

erm... i tot lion heads usually served with cabbage de... no ? :P

mimid3vils said...

The wo tip look so crispy, r they?

Henry Yeo said...

nipples: enjoy the ratings, hits are based on these.

gyoza: I like mine crispy on the outside, not soggy in a soup :P

fbb: where are LL and your blogs? hhmm...something fishy about that ranking criteria.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

henry: haha my hits r nothing la..300max visits a day? i had a feeling that the whole package would have done better if it was done "dumpling" style..

mimi: they r..i think..many weeks ago liao..

ling239: expensive la must b..haha

mh: haha u nvr put in savings for "go out to eat fund meh"?

jun: yeap..i think i might have saw it too..

fbb: no larr..i think the website bases it on the blogs that he has affiliated with..haha dis kecil timer..thats y on his list la..he can't afford to "sign you all, the emperors and empresses"..

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I have yet to set foot into Avenue K. You think it's worth a visit?

Pete said...

Braised beef looks good!