Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Remember again!!!

Remember how I wrote that I always stop at Bukit Tinggi area for lunch/dinner???

Remember how I always raved on steamed fish that cost only RM30 per kilo?

Remember the deep fried pork belly with special sauce that I always drool about?

Remember the baby water cress which is so green and fresh that one plate is always not enough???

Remember 126... that's where I always go back to ... the restaurant with funny name that I wrote about in my previous blogs. Almost all the restaurants here offer similar dishes. Most of the time, I will come here instead of other restaurants nearby due to the spaciousness of the restaurant, ample parking spaces and clean toilets. But if I have extra cash, Restoran Bukit Tinggi BBQ is the place to go! I have yet to try their seafood pot and roasted chicken that had garnered much attention from those who had gone there.

From the time I wrote this post, I had gone there twice in a space of a month! Lazy to write separately, I combined the two lunches in one post. Parking shouldn't be a problem unless you see several tourist buses with loads of noisy aunties and uncles having lunch/dinner or buying the local produce at a stall which is by the roadside.

Feeling adventurous, we decided to try out-of-the-norm dishes that we usually ordered. Well, there's this dish which was the deep fried pork belly with homemade sauce that I ordered most of the time! Crunchy and laden with dark sweet sauce and the aroma of onions, I enjoyed each and every bite of the meat. However, you would find more onions than the meat (in my case, I ordered small one).

Claypot pork belly with salted fish or simply ham yue fa lam pou in Cantonese was simply divine. Using good salted fish is important here and they had done a good job... I'd tried some other places with little or no trace of salted fish in it before. Made me wanted to add another bowl of rice

Steamed wan yue with crushed ginger - for those people who like the smell of ginger, you'd love this dish. Bentong ginger is already famous for its strong aroma and thus created a different level altogether for this steamed fish. Just beware of its bones ok???

Steamed taufu with oil and soy sauce - topped with crispy dried shrimps and onions, it's as simple as it gets yet so smooth as it went down the throat :)

Sweet and sour pork - the sauce was OK but frankly speaking, it lacked the crispy-ness compared to Foon Lock's version.

the Greens - no complains as they were very fresh! Stir fried baby water cress & the other one I forgot its name :)

Well, Jenn craved for the steamed chicken ginger meehoon again. With so many dishes ready to be served, I doubted if she managed to finish the meehoon. But how could I say no to her? Come to think of it, I hardly say No to her :) she just love the steaming hot broth with Bentong ginger. I hate to say this but 126's version is better than Foon Lock's! It hit the right note in everything. Sorry qwazymonkey.. maybe you should try this out first. I ended up eating more than Jenn... lol!!!

Leo's verdict - to those KL-ites who still have no idea, Bukit Tinggi area is only less than 30 min away from KL (Gombak toll)... definitely lesser time depending on your speed *wink wink* No! It's not very far from KL. When someone actually will organise makan trip to this area??? Weekend lunch will be great! I'm in...

8 comments:

thenomadGourmand said...

Me me me!! I'm sold! So many good food places there to discover!
This weekend may be good since Unka leaving for Sipadan after. But if your baby is comin along it may not be a gd idea since I'm not completely recovered yet. Mayb atr 2 weeks.
I think I can get at least 4 pax to come along for the trip if its this Sun..

qwazymonkey said...

hahaha bukit tinggi is fast becoming a favourite makan joint for us i see.

I'll give 126 a try when i go up there next. Thanks for the suggestion

Sean said...

30 mins away sounds really nice, considering it usually takes me at least an hour after work to get to places like sunway or subang. :D
will keep your posts in mind if i ever find myself on assignment in bukit tinggi!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

u shud do a facebook invite!

UnkaLeong said...

Man, I'm a sucker for all things ginger as well. Do they just do the soup, without the meehoon? Scared will "hei foong" and pity my traveling companions on the way back:) Hahaha...

Paranoid Android said...

Farny... Bukit Tinggi is one of those places that always eludes me when I pass it on my trips to terengganu. Will punch it into my GPS, and label it as good food. This 126 thingy is not along the stretch facing the highway isn't it?

Jason said...

I've been to the one in Klang (haha) but not this. When lah can I go there...? Hmm...

thule a.k.a leo said...

becky - actually I'll be coming to kl this weekend without the baby. So do you still want to go to Bukit Tinggi??? I can arrange that...

qwazymonkey - well, when the food is nice and cheap... should be!

Sean - I doubt that you will ever have assignment in bukit tinggi. but if you have assignment anywhere in pahang.. then u should pass this area.

Joe - you in??

unka - normally it'll be the meehoon together. but you can try this peculiar order... lol!! don't worry, she'll have to accept whatever come out... hahhaha

paranoid android - it is, actually.. but you have to drive further into the new village...

jason - join us if you have the time... I still haven't met you till today!