Monday, August 16, 2010

Fong Lye @ Desa Sri Hartamas

If you think i was done with my posts on Malaysian food, i have got another one up my sleeves for you all to enjoy on a Monday morning.

Another of my farewell session took me to a familiar name, Fong Lye, not the Gardens outlet where they concentrate on set menus that encourages a faster turnover but the one at Hartamas where it is more relaxed and gives you the feel of a proper restaurant.

Writing down about this, suddenly makes me realise how nice it is to stay with a family and i actually don't mind the family ritual of eating out at a chinese restaurant on Sunday where you can order a couple of dishes to be spread out on the table and shared.

Staying with a housemate, the most we cook is a rice, a meat and a vegetable. Anymore, by the time the last dish is cooked, the first dish freezes in the bloody winter temperature.  

Anyways, the dinner was with some of my really old buddies, people i call friends since i was Year 2, how about that, after all these years, we still keep in touch.

 I am drooling looking at the all the dishes.

Now Fong Lye, Hartamas serves up some typical Taiwanese cuisine and some Taiwan inspired dishes which you can eat with rice or their famous sweet potato porridge.

What we had was an apparently new dish on the menu, the fish is fried and served with a sauce that was sweet and sour with the addition of chinese olives. The name escapes me, try asking the captain what styles they have and see which has the fish fried and a sauce poured over.

Their version of the Dong Por pork was tender, juicy and had a hint of sweetness. For those who can spare the calories and the fat, eat the gelatinous layer of skin, perfect with rice.


 Another dish with a hint of sweetness is the General Tso Chicken. Simply put, fried chicken tossed in a sweet coating of honey. Again perfect to eat as is or with porridge.


Their homemade tofu is mixed with some fish paste and is no longer anything special as you get similar versions everywhere nowadays.

Translated, the vegetable is called the green dragon vegetable. I believe this is a new breed of organically grown green, who knows, but it does taste delicious with its unique texture.

Serve with a bowl of sweet potato porridge.

Address and contact details:
 9, Plaza Prismaville, 
Jalan 19/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 
51200 Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03-6201 7998 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              03-6201 7998      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 03-6201 1678 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              03-6201 1678     

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars, it is another restaurant that you can go to for a different variety of dishes particularly Taiwanese here, that are all well cooked. Only thing i suppose is that. nothing did wow me enough to give it 4 stars. Prices are reasonable for an air conditioned restaurant, around RM50 per pax.



boo_licious said...

Different items from what we usually order though. I do declare that this place makes one of the best poached chicken ever. Gorgeous stuff.

Michelle Chin said...

My mom doesn't really like this place. :(

Life for Beginners said...

Fong Lye's a firm fave but I've never been to this outlet, only the one at The Gardens.

Michelle Chin said...

I mean the one at the Gardens.

J said...

Love the service and food at this outlet. :)

Sean said...

general tso's chicken! that's something we don't see too often in kl, rite. i remember having tried it only once, at federal hotel's chinese restaurant...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: well it deep fried chicken with sweet sauce!

j: yeah more calm, the one at gardens is hectic!

michelle: yeah the gardens is kind of a fast food restaurant, choose the right dishes and its not too bad.

lob: well time to transit to the real thing!

boo: now its going to b abit too late to know that i should have ordered the poached chicken!

eiling lim said...

Fong Lye is one of my favourite restaurants but I've yet to try this outlet. So far I like the Imbi outlet very much.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

eiling: i had the imbi outlet once, very similar in terms of style and dining atmosphere.