Friday, May 04, 2007

Ting Heng Seafood Restaurant, KL

You wanna eat cheap, nice western food or good hokkien mee laden with zhu yau char (lard)? lily asked, grinning evilly at me...
Guess we can't have both? my glutton side was asking, looking at lily forlornly..
Lily gave me the look, a sign that I should decide soon..

Since we're in KL and the hokkien mee's in KL, let's have that, I replied, rather unwillingly...hehe
And off we go, zooming towards Imbi area, where this purported mee was located..
As we were there before 7pm, the restaurant was relatively quiet, no, in fact, it was very quiet.. Lily said that on weekends, it's really pack as customers throng here for the steamboat and seafood. They also serve pork satay, but at RM2.50 a stick, I think it's freaking ridiculous.
I left the ordering to Lily since she's been here a few times..
We had the hokkien mee.. Though the cook was very generous with the ingredients, we had lots of large prawns, heaps of pig's liver (special request by lily) and lard, but I was quite disappointed with the noodles..The thick noodles had a very strong kan sui (lye water) taste which absolutely kills any joy to this dish. Lily was rather disappointed too, as she said it's better if we have it mixed with vermicelli (she ordered that, but we were served with just the thick noodles). Even having dollops of sambal does not help..
The saving grace was the deep fried australian baby octopus with salted egg yolk, which was really tasty..We were served with just the tentacles, all of it nicely coated with salted egg yolk. The octopus was fresh, the meat was rather springy (has that Q-Q feel) and sweet. The cook did this dish real well as the salted egg was not mixed with the batter and fried, but was coated in between the crunchy batter and the tentacles..just lovely
As the chinese saying goes, the eyes are bigger than the belly, and both of us went all out to prove that point... Hence our order of the sweet and sour pork neck..Though deliciously crunchy, we could not finish this dish as it was just too rich and we were already stuffed from the noodles and octopus. This dish was so rich that we felt muak after a while..But for those who are used to the cubed pork version of sweet and sour pork, this dish would prove delectable as the pork neck meat were fried till crunchy, very much like eating bacon strips..hehe

What Julianne thinks?
Unforgettable for the octopus, average for the rest..

Tin Heng Seafood Restaurant is located at 36, Jalan Utara, Off Jalan Imbi. It's opposite (diagonally) of Pasar Rakyat. Tel: 2141836. 11:30 am- 3 pm; 6pm-3am

Latest update: (10.5.2007) I went back to Ting Heng yesterday, and I was told that they have change management and chef! Since we were already seated, we decided to give it a try. Ordered the octopus, hokkien beehoon and veg..everything tasted fine, just that the portions are smaller..

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Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

yum yum..zhu yau char..pork neck looks yum 2..infact everything looks yum hahah..hungry hungry..

04 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

hahaha..joe, you are really always craving for yummy food hor? ;p

04 May, 2007  
Blogger Xiu Long Bao said...

Rm2.50 for a stick of satay so potong leher??? I can get 5 sticks wiv that price from kajang.

04 May, 2007  
Blogger zewt said...

another food blog... hmmm... i wonder, you guys really travel around in your cameras eh? 4 more days before my vege diet days are over.... time to feast... real soon...

04 May, 2007  
Anonymous jason said...

Haha... another fans of lard? :P

04 May, 2007  
Blogger Kenny Mah said...

I'd go for "good hokkien mee laden with zhu yau char" anytime! :D

No contest lah...

But re: previous entry on Sandias? I was very intimidated by the flash flash of everyone's lebih canggih cameras also. Remember looking at Lyrical Lemongrass and saying, "Wah, yours is bigger than mine."

"Size doesn't matter, dear, it's what you do with it."

Uhm, we were talking about our camera sizes, of course. Or were we...? ;)

05 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

xiu long bao: freaking ex hor? even for pork satay...

zewt: hi there..haha, yes, there's plenty of food blog around. sadly, i do travel around wth my camera, used to it dy ;) woah...glad it's over soon!

jason: yup, big time fan man!;)

kenny: u like zhu yau char too? haha, but u look so very health conscious type!

she was talking about camera? i thot she was implying....hehehe

05 May, 2007  
Blogger Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Heard so much about that octopus dish lar...I hafta I hafta I hafta have it.

Size certainly doesn't matter...whichever way u look at it. :-)

05 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

you have heard of the octopus, lemongrass? yeah, yummy stuff (esp when it's piping hot) hafta hav it! ;-)

07 May, 2007  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

Real pity about d 'kan-sui' smell/taste. That's a major turn off for me too. RM2.50 for a satay stick? Is there such thing as "Kobe pork"?

07 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

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08 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

kan sui is such a turn off hor tummythoz? not sure bout Kobe pork, but read somewhere in japan, they feed pigs with red wine and massages them..hehhe

08 May, 2007  
Blogger boo_licious said...

Just heard from my friend who introduced me to Ting Heng, it's changed mgt and is now known as Palm Garden. Food not nice anymore as the chef has shifted to Imbi Palace.

09 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

yes boo, i found out about it when i went there yesterday! there's no menu yet, but seems that they still serve the same food.. I ordered some same food, tasted quite similar, but smaller portions..

10 May, 2007  

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