Monday, September 24, 2007

Yoong Kie Seafood Restaurant, Gohtong Jaya

I used to go up Genting really frequently, a few times a year..
No not for gambling...just up and lepak..
Lily had this really delectable bacon dish and she told me about it. Since it was at Gohtong Jaya and not very hard to find, we tried it and well, we never turn back since.. :)
We had brunch before we came over to Yong Kie, hence we only ordered 4 dishes for the 6 of us.
Obvious order would be the very scrumptious deep fried bacon with sticky sauce...I cant recall it's chinese name, but the staff would know when you ask for the "fried crispy pork with sauce". It's basically sliced fatty meat (three layer pork), deep fried until it's really crunchy. It's then cooked with marmite, dark soy, sugar/maltose, onions that coats the pork beautifully. Goes well with rice or as a snack on it's own with beer....very addictive porky goodness here
My next must order at Yoong Kie would be the stir fried water cress...Don't be deceived by this plain there's nothing plain about it at all! Of so many stir fried water cress I've tried (well, not that many as it's not that easy to find this dish in KL ;p), Yong Kie serves the best stir fried water cress. They chose young water cress, stir fried with garlic. The dish is simple, yet alluring in its own way; sweetness and lovely fragrance from the vegetables is good enough to eat it on it's own. Heck, we ordered 2 plates of this in the end.
I wanted to try some new dishes from this restaurant that day, hence we asked for recommendations.
The lady boss recommended chicken with special mayonnaise sauce, which we agreed to order..I did not have much expectation on this dish as I've tried some rather unimpressive mayonnaise chooks. So, I was nicely surprised that this dish was quite tasty. The sauce that was clinging the chicken was tangy, sweet and spicy at the same time, which, again, is rather addictive.
The last dish was the very normal fried homemade taufoo. Was just mediocre.
Overall, we still had a good meal, we're still returning..just for the bacon dish...because it's worth it ;p

Though we were stuffed from brunch and lunch, Gohtong Jaya had loads of durians around...our defenses crumbled and we had another feast of durians..hehe

Yoong Kie Seafood Restaurant is located at No 25, Jalan Jati, Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands, 69000 Pahang. Tel: 03-61001168. It's at the long row of shops at Gohtong Jaya, somewhere in the middle.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: A reader, Gary Liew, informed me that he was practically "slaugthered" when he went to Yoong Kie on 20th March 2008. They ordered half a "Sultan" fish, in which they were not aware costs RM320 per kg. They paid RM420 for that half fish! Though I've never paid more than RM20 per person everytime I'm there, just be carefuk if you do pop by Yoong Kie in the future. Do check with them the price of their fish!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that place expensive? Coz I have an impression that all eateries in Genting are overcharging.

25 September, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The crispy pork and chicken looks really good. *jot down in the list*

25 September, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

tankiasu: i didnt keep the bill..but nope, this shop is ok..think it costs about RM15 per person (rice and drinks inclusive)

jason: not only looks good..but taste good too ;)

25 September, 2007  
Blogger wmw said...

Yah, I second Jason, the chicken dish looks good wor...come SC, take us on a Genting food tour. :o)

25 September, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

wmw: wah, i'm not an expert on genting..just these few that i always go to ;). dont mind another trip there though..bila? keke

25 September, 2007  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

FA YUK!!!!

25 September, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

joe: haha..yes..that's the word..fa yuk! thanks dude

25 September, 2007  
Blogger backStreetGluttons said...

u have a charming writing style quite like those in lifestyle sections of familiar papers !
then also can eat ( which they can't ) One up !

26 September, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

team bsg: awww...shucks! thanks! *blushes*

26 September, 2007  
Blogger Precious Pea said...

I think i need to convince hubby to bring me up to genting for a gambling, i mean food trip. Slurps!

27 September, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

precious pea: time for both eh? ;p

27 September, 2007  
Blogger Pix Pixie said...

Your friend gary was 'really' the person behind that email which has been making the rounds on the Net?

22 November, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

pix pixie: hi there! i do not know gary liew, he read my blog on this write up and email me. he even attached a receipt, but am uncertain if it's his bill or not. i'm adding the note so that patrons can just be more alert, thats all.

23 November, 2009  
Blogger Unknown said...

My 2 toddlers, wife & i went to eat at yoong kie yesterday for dinner. The fried sai yong choy was really special and we loved it but the deep fried bacon with sauce was not was rather too sweet..well the price for me a little expensive. We ordered small sai yong choy, deep fried bacon and claypot tofu plus 2 plates of rice cost around RM49.

27 March, 2010  

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