Saturday, June 30, 2007

Kedai Kopi Hing Leong

Last Saturday was the third time we dined in this 'kedai kopi' and we seem to like it more each time. Located in Tanjung Aru, a small town very near KK, along the way to the LCCT (terminal for budget airlines like Airasia), the Tanjung Aru beach and the Beach Hotel. The kedai is in front of the Pantai Cafe. First time here we had a fried pomfrey with sambal sauce but found the fish too dry and sauce too salty. The rest of the dishes were ok (can't remember the whole menu). Second time round we order a steamed kampong chicken with chinese herbs and it was delicious. Sorry no pictures... but this time we were adequately armed...These are what we had...

The shop's menu. Too bad only in chinese.

Cannot resist shooting these twins. So cute!!

Leanne getting her supply of garlic for the night

Clay pot tau fu Rm10

They used local tau fu which we loved and lots and lots of seafood, meat, mushroom and fresh vegetables. Wholesome meal. Tastewise okay.

Roasted duck with special bean sauce Rm25

This dish was recommended by the shop's captain and when the dish arrived we looked at each other and thought 'what did we get ourselves into?' Why?? Take another look at the pic - it looked burnt and unappetising. But wait...remember never to judge a book by its cover? Well, this is a case of not judging a duck by its skin...this is easily the favourite of the night. The skin is crispy and the meat tasty without the dreaded overpowering five spice...oh and the sauce... Daniel (who is a very good cook btw) with his acute sensory antenna detected a hint of sour plum and nam nui (red fermented beancurd) in the sweet bean sauce.

Steamed fish Rm 24

Fresh water Talapia done to perfection. Kesh had another helping of rice to go with the sweet and spicy bean sauce - her favourite.

Fried bitter gourd with fish slices and black beans Rm 8
A bit too oily, taste wise okay.

Vegetable with sambal belacan Rm 8

Ti wang mio is not exactly our favourite veggie because of the sap and the earthy taste but this dish actually tasted good.

Two very satisfied customers

Daniel and Doria, another two happy diners

The total cost of the meal...Rm79 for the six of us. We will be back to try out more of its other dishes. Will keep your posted...

The shop only open for dinner - 6pm to midnight

Love, Jo


Terri @ hungerhunger said...

Try their prawns in Chinese wine, and steamed chicken. You can also BYO fish for them to cook. Can be inconsistent in their quality sometimes.

The Drool Team said...

hah! been there and never tell..

The Drool Team said...

and will post a 'consistently good' eatery just next door. went there for lunch yesterday and was armed...

Shan said...

Hi drool team - came across from Terri's blog. First off, what a cool name for a foodie blog. Secondly am really pleased to be finding more local KK foodies around with tastes for real local food like Terri's too. Very inspiring and I now have good tips for places to eat considering that I've lived here for 7 years and have only really started eating out lately :)

The Drool Team said...

Hi Shan welcome to our blog, read bout u in Terri's blog too. Have fun eating out!

Terri @ hungerhunger said... come my pic is shown?? Anyway, congrats! Did u know u r listed in's list of 65 food blogs in d country?? N u only started in May! I didn't know I too am listed until i noticed an increase of over 100% visits to my website. u shd add d Site Meter, it's fantastic n gives a detailed breakdown of ur visitors (i even know u checked my blog 3X 2day!). better than Stats Counter.

The Drool Team said...

What! We are really tat public? Make me so nervous, must have been riding on ur wing to get there. Tracing my movement,eh? Only 3X 2day?? How do I add the site meter?

Terri @ hungerhunger said...

so can u do it now? also change ur time to M'sian time. go back to dashboard, then setting, then formatting. ur time is 13 hrs behind cos i posted my previous comment at around 4pm.