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16 Oct 2012

Thursday, 1 September 2005

Review: Poon Choi at LYJ Restaurant

**Non-Halal Post**

We went for poon choi again. This time to a restaurant highly recommended by a neighbour of my parents. This restaurant is located in Sungai Buluh. The name of the restaurant is LYJ, Lee Hoong Kei in Cantonese. Errr please don't ask me how to get there as we took a big round to get there due to heavy traffic along Jalan Kepong which started from Desa Complex! Wahliau like so far when we took the road via Kota Damansara... but if no traffic jam, via Jalan Kepong will take us about 15-20 minutes only.

For good food, what the heck I supposed. We arrived there about 8pm and we can see lots of people standing by the roadside outside the air-conditioned restaurant. The road is small since it's a village road. So please watch out for cars and bikes. Thank goodness they located opposite a school and we can easily find a place to park inside the school car park. Once inside the restaurant, it was chaotic! Hehehe the scenario is very different ok since this is a new village that used to have loads of poultry and pig farms. It's pretty industrialised by now, so no worries there ok. We just need to get used to the din hahahaha... lucky we don't need to yell out loud for our conversation.

A portable stove was placed on our table and another wait staff brought out the "poon" (tub in Cantonese), gosh it's so different cos it's not a poon hahaha more like a large platter!!! (Click on the above pic to see a larger pic of all the yummilicious food all laid out in order). All the food were like laid out but then as we dug in we found out there were 2 layers after all. Let me recall what's inside...

First layer consisted of the "dry" goodies:
  • steamed kampung (free range) chicken, very tasty with the garlic, ginger and spring onion dip
  • roast duck, not bad but would be better if the skin is crispier
  • roast pork, great... not so fatty
  • prawns, so HUGE as compared with our previous poon choi session, very fresh and delicious!
  • one whole deep fried kurau (Treadfin in Malay) fish where the flesh is removed and tenggiri (Spanish Mackerel in Malay) fish paste is stuffed into the skin, extremely nice that my boiboi polished 3 slices of this!
  • deep fried beancurd skin stuffed with fish paste (I think), not very oily. Great with the chili sauce.
Second layer have dishes with gravy:
  • chicken feet, so so, did not braised them till soft enough
  • beancurd sheet with konnyaku noodle (come in a bundle, I hope I got the name correct), yumyum
  • braised pork knuckle, no comment since I did not eat any
  • braised pork with sliced abalone and mushroom, the gravy is very very tasty
  • errr there were a couple more stuff but I can't really recall cos too busy eating and taking care of my boiboi's need hahaha
Overall verdict... TOO MUCH MEAT!!! hahaha that was what everyone thought cos by the end of dinner we have this "over stuffed" face. The gravy was great with plain rice which some of us ordered. This poon choi is catered for 10-12 people BUT I reckoned can stuff 14-15 adults if served with rice. Very value for money cos the portion costed RM218 (no service nor Government tax, yahoo!) and it came with Chinese tea, a plate of yau choy sum (blanched choy sum with oyster sauce) and a large plate of fruits (the usual papaya, watermelon and honeydew melon).

Actually whilst waiting for our table, I was busy eyeing what other people ordered or eating hahaha wahhh so many yummy dishes. I think judging from my parents' look, we should be going back there to try out other dishes.

Don't wait ok, give them a call and book a table for poon choi. I think you'll need to pre-order the poon choi 2 days in advance. Here's the addy and number...

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Have fun... remember, the more the merrier!

1 comment:

sungimann said...

Check out the "Ham Yee Far Lam Powh" (Salted Fish with pork stew) and the Claypot fish.

They are "to die for".