Friday, April 17, 2009

Taiwanese Comfort Food @ Fong Lye, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur


hear me roar, says the dragon!

My friends and family have all been very sweet in pampering me with good Asian food the past week, knowing how I ranted about food in Italy. Hence, last weekend for lunch with my mother, she smartly picked my favourite comfort place i.e. Fong Lye that serves one of the most aromatic Taiwanese food in town. I reckon I have blogged about this place and never found fault in anything I have eaten here before. While some others have complained that portions here are small for what you pay for, I never have complaints about that since it means I get to try a greater variety in one meal.

my ultimate comfort food

Typical of my family, we all have our ultimate favourites to indulge in everytime we dine here. Everything is my favourite but I have a very soft spot for the aromatic basil fried clams (I'm usually the one they keep changing the plates for as I pile them with empty clam shells). My mother's ultimate get-her-happy dish is the scallion chicken - juicy and tender free range chicken. It is fast becoming both of our favourites. Another must-have here for all of us, is the sliced bittergourd with beef and recently it has been the fragrant salt and pepper prawns. No fiddly shells to mess with here, hence you can slowly munch on every bit of the crunchy prawns to get utter bliss. Do give it a try, if you are ever in the neighbourhood. Lunch was a little quieter than I remember though, not sure if this is a sign of times. Guess the true test is dinnertime, when the whole world usually descends on this place. For bigger pictures on the dishes, see my
Flickr set.

Fong Lye Restaurant
9, Ground Floor, Plaza Prismaville
Jalan 19/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas

Tel No: 03 - 6201 7998

(Non-halal. Food here is served in individual portions and unlike the Gardens outlet which is mainly set meals.)

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.

15 comments:

Sugar Bean said...

I've been to Fong Lye in The Gardens, love the food there! But it's a little expensive. Wonder if there's any difference between The Gardens outlet and this one in Sri Hartamas.

Yin said...

oh goodie, i can take mum here. no need to travel all the way to midvalley. thanks for posting ;)

boo_licious said...

sugar bean - the one in Gardens serves "siu sek", i.e. small snacks and a lot more set meals. This is the restaurant version, hence you order individual dishes and eat with rice or porridge here.

Yin - hope you like it. We like the aromatics and delicate taste of the food.

foodbin said...

the dishes looks delicious and the dragon teapot-very special too.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ohh reminds me of the sweet potato porridge that they serve along with the ala carte dishes..

Julian Si said...

"SELAMAT PULANG to all Malaysians" as they say on our national carrier ... welcome home ;-)

Drooooooooool, I love this place too!

qwazymonkey said...

I love this place too. Always prefer it over their sister outlet at the Gardens. And I agree, getting a place here for dinner can be a real pain. So, always call in for reservations!

backStreetGluttons said...

You and family's ultimate comfort food is so simple, just like many ultimate connoisseurs !
LOL!

Jean said...

I only love one of their dessert: Peanut Bubble Ice..
Very nice!!

worldwindows said...

I would like t drop by one day. The Salt pepper prawns dish looks so delicious.

Paprika said...

welcome home! I don't even need to be away to have cravings for asian food especially of the home cooked variety. Sniff... Give me a bowl of rice, chup and soong any day! :-)

boo_licious said...

foodbin - give it a try the next time.

Joe - yes, one of my favs also.

Julian - nothing beats home I reckon!

qwazymonkey - cool to hear you're a fan of this place too.

bsg - harder to get simple food rite, I reckon.

Jean - that one is only at the Gardens. Here, there's no desserts except for the lemon drink.

worldwindows - very aromatic hence I love that dish and best of all, no shells.

paprika - yes, something wonderful abt the 3 item meal, I also grew up with. I miss the soup part the most.

thule a.k.a leo said...

this is indicating sign to tell me that I have not been to Sri Hartamas for ages... hahahaha!! So many new places...

boo_licious said...

leo - this place has been here for ages and ages. Think you never noticed this one before.

Leonard Loh said...

The last time I went to Fong Lye, I didn't notice the "CASH TERM ONLY" sign, was stranded there as I didn't have enough cash to pay the bill!!!

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