Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Hot Stove Cafe, Damansara Jaya

I was at Atria shopping centre last sunday as Bigbook Shop was having its warehouse sale at 1st floor. For those who are looking at getting some really cheap books (and other knick knacks), you may want to pop over this weekend, the sales ends on 25th this month. I do feel that we get better deals in Bigbook shop sale compared to MPH & Times.
We were there during lunch time and we didnt want to eat in any restaurants in Atria. Once we were out, we noticed Hot Stove, a rather new restaurant that took over the what-use-to-be Soo Kee spot. Though it was already 2pm when we walked in, it was still pretty crowded.
Hot Stove serves chinese dishes and ala carte meals. As BQ dont take pork, we ordered marmite chicken, spicy bean paste fish head and stir fry mix veg (sei tai tin wong aka four heavenly kings)..(their taufoo & omelette dishes were with pork too).
The dishes came quite promptly, first served was the fish head(RM18)..It was quite a large claypot, with large pieces of fish meat and fish head parts. It smells wonderful and we could not wait to dig in. The fish chunks was sweet, some parts were kinda fishy, but I'm ok with it. Though the taste of bean paste was nearly smothered by the mince ginger, this dish was quite good. BQ likes it as she loves ginger..
The veg(RM10), a mix of long beans, okra, four angled beans and brunjal; was just mediocre, big plate, but i felt that they did not stir fry the belacan with good wok hei before adding the veg.
Marmite chicken (RM15) was served last.. Another large portion, it's a pity that they used quite a lot of chicken breast meat. The meat was a tad hard (due to over frying and did not tenderise the meat I presume) and I'd prefer the marmite sauce to be thicker.Their's was rather runny. Just an average dish.
Total bill was RM54 (including rice and drinks). 3 of us shared the meal, but the portion is good enough to feed 4 (or 5, for small eaters) people.
What Julianne thinks?
Average but value for money
Hot Stove Cafe is located at 21, Jalan SS22/23, Damansara Jaya. Facing Atria shopping centre, just across KFC.

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Blogger tankiasu said...

Some parts of the fish were fishy!? that a intended pun or what? :P

Anyway, after reading your review, I went to Santai for the 1st time. Will blog about it soon. Thanks for the recommendation! :) One more options for my lunch.

21 March, 2007  
Blogger Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Have yet to explore the Atria area, but I see a lot of restaurants there. Will keep this place in mind if I ever go there.

21 March, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

tankiasu: no pun intended there :p eating fish head, esp near the eye sockets area, does have a stronger 'flavour'..
oh, you tried Santai? hope it was good. u're welcome :)

lyrical lemongrass: theres lots of restaurant there, only a few is worth your time though, such as the brazilian churascaria, koon kee claypot chic rice, a noodle soup shop (cant remember name), bon bon (never been, but heard its pretty good) and real good fruit rojak.

22 March, 2007  
Blogger Xiu Long Bao said...

hmm...the price is quite reasonable for 3. Nvr explore this area b4, normally i'll eat at the restaurants near KDU when i'm at Damansara Jaya, the famous claypot chicken rice is heavenly gud!

22 March, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

xiu long bao, bet u were talking about Busy Corner's claypot chic rice ;) ya, the unusual flavours such as black pepper and tomyam sure are special, but when it comes to the original flavour, i still prefer koon kee at the other side of DJ

22 March, 2007  
Blogger cookies_cream said...

Spicy food!!! I feel like crying everytime I see spicy food cause been sick for weeks. Can't eat so many things! sobsob~ "Spicy bean paste" fish huh, sounds new to me. Is it those fermented bean paste? "Dou si" in cantonese.

22 March, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

cookies_cream, yup, it's 'dou si' alrite, but the dish's spiciness came frm the ginger rather than bean paste anyways. if u want spicy food, it's better u try Santai (my previous post)..
take good care and get well soon!

22 March, 2007  
Blogger Kenny Mah said...

So near where I stay some more... I love Marmite any meat! :D

22 March, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

you stay around DJ kenny? i thot i saw someone who looks really like you at atria bigbook shop sales last sunday. were u there? oh, the marmite chooks at hot stove was mediocre only, but then again, wth that price n portion, i hav no complaints

22 March, 2007  
Blogger boo_licious said...

It's so strange that Soo Kee have moved out of that place. Think they're back in Taman Megah's coffeeshop again. Thxs for the review as I've seen this place before but yet to venture in. I kinda like the iThai place down the road nearer to the medicine shop - budget Thai food which tastes so yummy.

23 March, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

yeah boo, i thot soo kee's business was pretty good, so i was quite surprise to see hot stove instead. yup, iThai sure gives value for money ;)

23 March, 2007  
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24 March, 2007  
Anonymous Solace said...

Thanks for writing this.

11 November, 2008  

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