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Huai Bin was in town a few days ago, so Ringo and I took the opportunity to meet him at Midvalley Gardens for dinner. My previous time meeting this formally notorious dude was actually during the PPS bash in June 2005 when this blog was just barely 5 months young.

Time certainly flies, the dude went through a national fame and a year of rehab since. How many of us could boost that kinda personal history? And then there are those crazy piercings. Anyway.. lest I digress.

Fong Lye Taiwanese Restaurant at Midvalley Gardens
this place is constantly packed

Fong Lye to Taiwanese food is pretty similar to Dragon-i in Shanghainese food, relatively affordable, comfortable ambiance, with a high turnover rate. The menu is not overly extensive, but most importantly, it is laden with many pork dishes, some beef, and a few chicken entrees.

I ordered the pork intestine set while Ringo asked for hot & spicy dimsum. Huai Bin went for the three variety supreme diced chicken, Melody the Taiwanese braised beef noodle, and HB’s friend a beef roll.

Fong Lye Taiwanese Restaurant at Midvalley Gardens
braised beef noodle, hot & spicy dimsum, pork intestine, and 3 variety supreme dice chicken set

The sets come with soup, a small portion of vegetable, a yong tao fu style brinjal, and a meat ball of sort, and steamed rice with some minced pork on top (was very good!) as standard package. The Three Supreme Diced Chicken was probably the tastiest of what we ordered. Very flavorful with just enough hotness provided from the dried chili, it is pretty similar to kung pao chicken, except better.

My Pork Intestine Set came with intestine, coagulated pork blood, tofu, and salted vegetable in a tomato based broth that is sour and spicy. It was pretty good, but I thought the portion of salted vegetable might have been a little excessive, and Ringo should stop stealing my coagulated blood though!

Fong Lye Taiwanese Restaurant at Midvalley Gardens
coagulated pork blood, beef noodle, beef roll, peanut snow mountain

Hot & Spicy Dimsum was somewhat similar with the previous dish, except that it doesn’t have much broth, and a lot more spicy. Tofu, intestine, vegetable, and some other pork parts with the “ma la” spicy sauce. It was pretty interesting but a little too spicy though.

Beef Roll and the Taiwanese Braised Beef Noodle were delicious dishes themselves too, as you would expect from a restaurant specialized in Taiwanese food.

Fong Lye Taiwanese Restaurant at Midvalley Gardens
Huai Bin’s gf was the camera lady, secret identify

We also had a Peanut Snow Mountain as dessert, but unfortunately the memory of two girls one cup killed my enjoyment for this item.

While the main dishes were pretty reasonably priced at less than RM 20.00, drinks are pretty pricey here. A pot of tea for two is RM 12, a beer RM 12.50, and yoghurt drinks at RM 7.30 each. I guess you gotta make up for the rentals at Gardens somehow.

map to Midvalley Gardens
Fong Lye is on 3rd floor, Mid Valley Gardens

Fong Lye can also be found at 94, Jalan Imbi; and No. 9 Plaza Prismaville at Hartamas.

Lot T208, 3rd Floor The Gardens,
Mid Valley City Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200, Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.118675, 101.676085
Tel: 03-2282 8699

Discuss : KY eats – Fong Lye Taiwanese Restaurant at Mid Valley Gardens

  1. crappy booze

    Haven’t try FongLye but tried the other Taiwanese restaurant at LG, The Gardens. What’s the name?

  2. IIRC, they only accept cash, rite?

  3. no durian dish there ah?

  4. Pink Parisian

    I found the space too cramped if you are sitting at the tables. Feel like communal dining. I want to try the one in Imbi though – seen it for ages but always looks empty.

  5. crappy booze,
    Haaa, I don’t remember. 😛

    I’m not sure, but we did pay with cash.

    I don’t think so. hahaa

    Pink Parisian,
    OoO I see, ya the Gardens branch is always packed even during non peak hours.

  6. Taiwanese Braised Beef Nboodle <– what a nboob!!! hahahaha

    eh Hattricker, play like last night and I think we can win the war next week again!

  7. I went there once. But it’s really packed. have to queue up just like Dragon-i but their food are better and unique too.

  8. Dragon-i so so this surely better?

    P/S – that’s what happens in America..most rappers top the music chart after they were released from prison wtf

  9. There’s 1 nice taiwanese restaurant at SS2. The name is New Formosa.

    New Formosa Restaurant
    46, Jalan SS2/24 (opposite the Mobil petrol station)
    Petaling Jaya

    Tel No: 03 – 7875 1894

  10. chriso,
    It’s called wrong spelling ok! 😛

    Yaa I agree. 😉

    Hahah that was a bit random!

    oOO I believe I have been there before too. A long time ago.

  11. It was fun meeting up again KY. It’s been too long. 🙂

    Anyway, yeah, the place does not accept credit cards. I was about to use mine but the waiter said they don’t accept cards.

    Strange though, restaurants not accepting cards.

  12. hmmm.. spare parts are GOOD!

  13. The Faux Fashionista

    Oh their braised beef glass noodle is REALLY GOOD! Abit salty, but honestly the soup is quite similar to the authentic beef noodle soup in Taiwan. Yum! :P~~ Personally I find their food is quite pricey given how small the servings are, but it could be just me.

  14. mimid3vils

    Arrgghhh~~ I long time didnt visit The Gardens/MidValley a 🙁

  15. Huai Bin,
    Yeah! Been too long. 🙂

    I agree. 😛

    The Faux Fashionista,
    Hahaha you eat alot? 😛

    Do it 😛

  16. yes i pernah datang sini.. not bad. Me likey too..!!

  17. tom,

    Paul Tan,
    paul tan sucks. 😛

  18. argh my beef roll looks ‘wonderful’ together-gether with other stuff. i am going bek there again to try the beef noodles when i can get an early dinner!

  19. braised beef noodle =/
    hot & spicy dimsum =|
    pork intestine =
    and 3 variety supreme dice chicken set =[

  20. the beef noodles look yummy…. *drool*

  21. the food here is goood! always packed during dinner time. Do try their wine fried rice. 🙂

  22. xin,
    Oh undoubtedly. 😀

    Hahahah, it’s all best! 😛

    It was!

    I agree. 🙂

  23. Hey I remember eating at this place, it was quite nice but I remember the waitress we had couldn’t speak cantonese to us, and we couldn’t speak mandarin back.

    So it was alot of pointing and nodding. haha.

  24. William,
    Hahaha so tragic!

  25. […] I were in Mid Valley Gardens looking for a quick dinner. We stopped by Canton-i, Sushi Zanmai, and Fong Lye Taiwanese restaurant, they were all absolutely full inside, and with people waiting outside as […]

  26. […] As for the chicken, it lacks the more intense (and salty) taste I prefer of the same dish at Fong Lye. Other dishes generally receive pretty decent comments […]

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