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We have a friend in Winnie, who also goes by the nickname of hamsup (the origin of this is your extra credit homework, thank you very much).

When hamsup was working near my office, we used to have lunch every once in a while, but since she moved on to greener pasture, that has dwindled a bit, so we spent a bit of time catching up a bit over dinner at Bone & Pot (有骨气) at Kelana Jaya  just the other day.

Bone and Pot at Kelana Jaya
Bone and Pot at Kelana Jaya – plenty of soup choices

Bone and Pot is located opposite Kelana Jaya LRT station, parking is usually not a headache inducing exercise. The restaurant is clean, modern, and equipped with working air conditioning system that makes having a steamboat dinner a rather enjoyable affair.

For those who prefer sniffing haze and enjoying the great outdoor with smoking allowed, there’s the alfresco area as well.

fried beancurd, chicken "soft bone", and squid with salt and pepper
fried beancurd, chicken “soft bone”, and squid with salt and pepper

While waiting for hamsup, we started with a few deep fried dishes to line our stomach.

The golden bean curd (RM 5.80) is a rather surprising dish, surprising in how soft and smooth the bean curd actually is, and with that golden slightly crunchy skin, makes a fabulous starter.

Salt and pepper chicken soft bone (RM 11.80) reminded me of the dish I had at Sumi Ka Yakitori at Subang, except this is in a deep fried form, equally as tasty. Salt and Pepper squid (RM 8.80) did not disappoint either, but I thought having 3 dishes that shares the same type of sauce (Thai chili sauce) was perhaps a bit too monotonous in retrospect.

Perhaps I should have used the other sauces available.

cheese ball, pork ball, sotong ball, shrimp ball, mushroom with pork ball
cheese ball, pork ball, sotong ball, shrimp ball, mushroom with pork ball

Like other steamboat places, there’s plenty of fish ball/pork ball choices available. We had cheese ball (RM 8.80 for 4), home made pork ball (RM 6.90 for 4), squid ball (RM 7.90 for 4), shrimp ball (RM 8.90 for 4) and mushroom with home made pork ball (RM 7.90 for 4) and fish dumpling (RM 4.80 for 6 pieces)

These “balls” mostly have pretty firm texture, with the cheese ball particularly interesting. I like them all, but couldn’t really taste anything other than the dumpling skin from the fish dumpling though. That’s one that I would probably skip.

beef slices, pork neck slices, lamb slices, pork intestine, and vege
beef slices, pork neck slices, lamb slices, pork intestine, and vege

Meat wise we had fresh lamb slices (RM 15.90), fresh beef slices (RM 16.90), and pork neck slices (RM 15.90). These are frozen meat that requires less than a couple minutes in the boiling soup. A word of advice – don’t leave them on the table too long lest you want the meat to go limp. They were fresh and we enjoyed em much.

Pork intestine (RM 8.90) came pre-cooked and thus you don’t need to worry about it messing up the taste of the steamboat soup, portion was definitely a little too much for this dish as only Horng and I ended up eating them. The girls did not share our palette for this particular internal organ. This goes very well with the sauce. :D

Finally, no steamboat is complete without vegetable, we had water cress (RM 4.90) and rocket (RM 5.50), and together they gave us all the vitamin C we needed for the next day (I think).

Horng, Yuki, Kerol, KY, Haze, and Winnie, we chose tomato & potato broth
Horng, Yuki, Kerol, KY, Haze, and Winnie, we chose tomato & potato broth

As for the choice of soup, Bone & Pot offers some interesting choices. There’s their signature pork bone broth, pepper pork broth, preserved eggs with Chinese parsley broth, Tomyam broth, and the our choice of the night – tomato and potato broth. This is rather different from the usual clear soup and tomyam soup choices at other places.

Towards the end of our meal, the broth became very similar to HK style borscht soup, unique, filling, and complimented the mostly meat and processed seafood  ingredients that we had.

With drinks, we ended up spending a tad over RM 30 per person at Bone & Pot. I consider it a place worth visiting again, the soup is top notch, ingredients are fresh, service generally pretty good, and while you do pay a slight premium, it is in line with what is offered.

map to Bone & Pot steamboat at Kelana Jaya

Address:
Bone & Pot
No: 7, Jalan SS25/12,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.11400, 101.60061
Tel: 03-7880 5511
Hours: 5 pm to 1 am everyday 

Bone Pot

My little project in looking for a good bowl of Kampar Fishball Mee continues after the encounter at Kedai Kopi Khoong in Sea Park.

The Kampar Noodle stall at Sun Hin Loong was recommended by @AquariaKLCC via twitter (in fact, the whole topic of kampar noodle came from there).

Kampar Noodle at Sun Hin Loong kopitiam, SS2
Kampar Noodle at Sun Hin Loong kopitiam, SS2

So I headed over there twice to get a taste of what the fuss is about. First was the soup version of Kampar Fish Ball Mee, and the second visit, their dry variety.

Kampar fishball noodle - dry version
Kampar fishball noodle – dry version

Both versions cost the same (RM 5.50 if I remember correctly), and you get five different types of fish ball / fish cake ingredients that comes with the soup. The dry version serves the noodle (or meehun, or kuih teow) separately with dark source, but otherwise they are the same.

… and they are good! The ingredients were all tasty, and I do like the chili paste that was served with as well. I constantly wish that there were more of every type of those fish ball thingy though. It was never enough!

the five different types of fishball / fish paste items
the five different types of fish ball / fish paste items

The only “problem” that I have is that Sun Hin Loong can be a bit too hot in the afternoon, and sometimes a bit too crowded too. Then there’s the SS2 parking situation…

Any other Kampar Fish Ball Noodle you’d recommend?

SS2 Sun Hin Loong map

Address:
Sun Hin Loong
65, Jalan SS 2/64 ,
47300 Petaling Jaya 
Selangor
GPS: 3.119926,101.62125

To be honest, growing up in Penang, I never really knew what Kampar fish ball noodle is all about. It was one of those hawker dishes that never really made much inroads to the island, much like pan mee and laksa Sarawak, and thus, rarely came up in my radar.

Then, a few weeks ago, someone asked me on twitter for a recommendation on Kampar fish ball noodle. Not knowing which is a good place to have this dish, I in turn asked around, and another fellow twitter user led me to Kedai Kopi Khoong at Seapark.

A good example of social media in everyday use :D

Kampar fish noodle - with variety of fishballs
Kampar fish noodle – with variety of fish balls

I’ve actually been to this kopitiam quite a number of times, mostly to have the old men’s Chinese desserts in the afternoon (they are operated by VSOP club – which stands for Very Strong Old People). Little did I know that the kopitiam actually has Kampar Fish Ball Noodle in its signboard.

I ordered a bowl of the dry version Kampar fish ball noodle (RM 5)

I counted 5 types of fish balls & fish cake
I counted 5 types of fish balls & fish cake

Like most hawker noodle dishes, you can choose from kuih teow, mee hun, yellow noodle, etc.

My version came with noodle with a bit of dark sauce and accompanying five different ingredients – deep fried stuffed fuchok, deep fried fish ball, bouncy soup fish ball, a less bouncy version, and fried stuffed tofu. As per standard Kampar noodle, the condiment is a little plate of spicy chili sauce that has the consistency that’s quite similar to bottled chili sauce, but a lot hotter.

Did I like it? Yeah, with my limited experience in Kampar noodle, I did find that it was a pretty tasty affair. I like the variety that comes with the dish, furthermore, the soup was quite flavorful too.

If you haven’t had much Kampar noodle, perhaps it is time to try. For those who are more of an expert, what’s your favorite Kampar noodle stall?

map to Seapark Kedai Kopi Khong

Address:
Kedai Kopi Khong
Junction of Jalan 21/19 and 21/22,
Seapark, Petaling Jaya

GPS: 3.109749, 101.621357

Olympus E-PL3

Despite staying only some 1 km away from B & Best restaurant, I only got to know of this place recently when I read it on Huai Bin’s blog a week ago. Since I’m quite a big fan of fish and seafood noodle, I paid a visit there with Rachel and Horng last weekend.

seafood noodle at B & Best restaurant
choices – prawns, red snapper, grouper, fish ball, dry, soup, spicy version

As there are only a couple restaurants in the two rows of shop lots at Taman Rasa Sayang, SS4, parking is not at all a problem. The restaurant is basically a rather big kopitiam with the seafood noodle being the lone operator for breakfast and lunch session.

There are quite a lot of choices here. Any one or the combination of prawn (2 types), fish (choose from pomphret, red snapper, grouper, and more), lala, oyster, fish ball, and fish cake. They serve noodle, meehun, kueh teow, lou she fun, mee shua, and porridge. And of course, you can have it the kon lou (dry), soup, or spicy style.

seafood noodle soup and dry version, fried fish cake
top 2 pics: dry seafood loshe fun version, bottom: soup version and fish cake

I ordered the standard seafood noodle with 2 added prawns, horng got a bowl of fish soup (red snapper) with dry lou she fun, while Rachel went for seafood noodle with a bit of customization (no shellfish). We also ordered a fish cake to share (RM7)

The seafood, and especially the fish meat, was really fresh and succulent. There were also plenty of lala in the mix. Though not lacking in taste, I did expect the prawns to be bigger. Over all it was a very good bowl of seafood noodle, with fresh ingredients and not overly strong tasting. Perfect for breakfast/brunch.

fish noodle with sambal, KY, Rachel, and Horng
i really love the sambal

The one thing I really love though, is their sambal belacan. It is actually quite difficult to find this particular type of no nonsense sambal belacan where the ingredients are just red chili, belacan, and a squeeze of lime. It reminds me of those I had at Mum’s place, Damansara Perdana.

Total price, with drinks, came to slightly less than RM20 for each of us. The fish cake was just very ordinary, I prefer those from Damansara Jaya and 60s teow chew fish noodle place.

B & Best seafood noodle at SS4 map
B & Best Seafood noodle place is located at SS4

Though on the pricier side, I would definitely go back to this place again. I just love a bowl of good seafood noodle, and the sambal will be calling me soon enough.

Address:
B & Best Restaurant,
No.12, Jalan SS4C/5,
Taman Rasa Sayang,
47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.110649, 101.603058
Tel: 012-295 8948

I’ve actually heard, and read about this place for quite sometime. However, it wasn’t until last weekend did I have the chance to go there, guided by my buddy horng horny who works around the area. Puchong Yong Tau Fu is located rather deep inside Puchong, though not exactly very hidden, it is still a little challenging to get there purely by verbal directions.

Puchong Yong Tau Fu
the yong tau fu place enjoying brisk business

The “restaurant” is more like an over-sized shack with no walls. Seating capacity is rather big, but you might still end up having to wait for a table during rush hour as this place seems to be very popular. The place can be a little too warm on a hot mid afternoon, and probably a little inconvenient during a storm.

Puchong Yong Tau Fu
make to order yong tau fu

That said, Puchong Yong Tau Fu is a rather unique in a good way. The yong tau fu is only cooked just before serving, most all other places just reheat the already-cooked servings instead. In a way, it is a lot fresher, and it does reflect in its taste. A lot more springy, succulent, and not at all stale.

Puchong Yong Tau Fu
i think we over ordered…

We picked two of each 13 different types of yong tau foo for lunch. There were chili, brinjal, okra, bitter gourd, fish ball, dumplings, fu chok, and a few unidentified items. They were all stuffed to the max and rather big in portion.

I also especially love the fact that the soup version is served with plenty of that leafy vegetable typically found in pan mee. It gives your taste buds a refreshing change from the meatier items, very nice.

Puchong Yong Tau Fu
this place is rather close to the LDP cyberjaya toll

The entire meal costs us around RM 20. A pretty decent value considering the huge portion, and we pretty much over ordered anyway.

Other than yong tau foo, they also serve pan mee, paper wrapped chicken, and probably few other dishes. If you want something different when it comes to yong tau fu, this is the place to go.

Address:
Puchong Yong Tau Foo
Lot 105, Batu 14,
Jalan Besar, Kampung Baru Puchong

GPS: 2.99551, 101.62375

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