I thought this would be an excellent time to re-introduce all of you to the healthy wonders of Lui Cha or their interesting moniker, Thunder Tea Rice. I'm sure lots of people are groaning from the excesses of the festive season or has come up with a long list of New Year resolutions of which one is to lose weight so this health food is extremely ideal.
Unlike the posher Ecogreen version featured in my previous post( click on the link above), this version is from a stall we discovered at SS2 which we usually visit for their wantan mee and sui kau. The ingredients are all piled on top of the white rice and consists of chopped long beans, preserved radish, sesame seeds, peanuts, black eyed peas, mustard greens, chopped onions, cubes of tau kwa with dried prawns and etc. Although it's not strictly vegetarian, it's a healthy mix as you end up eating lots of vegetables.
You mix in the broth which is made from mint leaves, green tea leaves and basil which gives it flavour. Unlike the Ecogreen version, the broth is not as bitter hence it makes it more palatable for those who have never tried this dish before. Even though it's just vegetables, it's a substantial meal on it's own and excellent value for below RM4.
Besides this healthy treat, the stall also serves home made porridge with simple flavours like peanuts which are also tasty. The stall owner is new to the area as they just came down from Ipoh a few months back to open this stall hence he's really chatty whenever you buy anything from him. Do give it a try as this is one of my favourite places to get a healthy kick in my system especially after a weekend of indulging.
The stall opens from the morning till lunch time daily. Besides this stall, there's also the wantan mee stall which serves pretty good sui kau. At night, this stall serves Teochew Stewed Duck which is famous in Petaling Jaya. This is within the vicinity of the Lim Mee Yoke, Kayu Nasi Kandar area.
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
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