Adorable tea cup
I have been a fan of Fong Lye's food at their Desa Sri Hartamas outlet and even blogged about it twice. Recently, they have opened a new outlet at The Gardens. Looking modern with white furniture and flower motifs in purple, it is a good place to relax after some shopping.
3 Cup Chicken (RM18.80++)
Pork Rice (RM18.80++)
One of the items served with the set meal, is rice topped with minced meat. Very nice and delicious as it reminds one of home cooked food. There is also braised tofu, with a light sauce. Also in the set meal is sliced lotus roots fried with lots of sesame seed. There is also a crunchy prawn puff and a small bowl of soup.
Spare Ribs with Minced Pork Rice (RM18.80++)
Although the prices here to be quite high (set meals range from RM13.80++ to RM28.80++), they make up for it with good quality food and attentive service.
A few of their signature dishes from the other outlets are also available here - the 3 Cup chicken. Very aromatic especially with the fresh basil leaves they add, when it is served on a piping hot bowl. The chicken is served in a bowl, which is kept warm over a small fire.
I ordered the recommended spare ribs. Very nice stuff indeed. The meat is tender with a crispy coating outside. They're boneless and kinda remind me of eating a very tender pork chop.
Also ordered was the pork rice set - stewed pork pieces. We expected tender pieces of meat but they weren't braised enough and the meat was quite lean.
Since there were so many of us, we also ordered snacks to try. I was fascinated to try their Taiwan Burger (RM7.80++). Unfortunately it didn't turn out great. It's just a piece of stewed pork wrapped in a steamed mantou. Didn't taste so good as the stewed meat was too lean and dry.
Braised lotus root
We also ordered another classic Taiwan dish - baked sausages (RM5.80++). You can get these at most roadside stalls or pasar malam. We thought the taste of the sausages weren't too fantastic versus what you get at the SS2 pasar malam.
Baked Taiwan sausage (RM5.80++)
Aside from these items we ordered, the menu has steamboat sets (a choice of beef, mutton and pork). We spied one couple in the next table having it and the steamboat is pretty tiny. Other popular dishes like the Taiwan Braised Beef served with glass noodles, Taiwan Style glutinous rice and Sa Cha fried beef noodle. Usually they serve Mee Sua with oysters like Shihlin but Fong Lye's version is served with intestines. Also available is Tea Smoked Duck.
Taiwan burger (RM7.80++)
Snacks are also available if you just want a quick bite - there's hot and spicy dim sum, Taiwan sausage served with glutinous rice, fried tempura, salad bread and coconut milk toast.
Peanut Snow Mountain (RM6.80++)
For desserts, you get a variety of icy cold snow mountain with mixed toppings or this peanut version we had. Thumbs up to this! Very nice but a bit creamy as they drizzled milk on top of it. It literally tastes like eating peanut butter except it is cold and soft. They also serve ice red bean, ice green tea and ice strawberry milk.
One thing I realise about this place, everything is extremely pretty or cute. I love their teapots and teeny cups with the motifs of kids and phoenix. Also very cute is their mugs they serve their tea in. It features a cute doggie with a wagging tail at the back and front. The milk tea is very nice and aromatic too. If you order tea, it is refillable. They also do iced oolong tea, which is very refreshing.
Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant
Mid Valley City
Tel No: 03- 2282 8699
(Non Halal. Open daily till 10pm.)
*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.
Tagged with: Taiwanese Food + 3 Cup Chicken