comfort food for the soul
Life has been very busy lately that I must admit the food reviews have almost grinded to a halt since meals are hasty ones - eaten on the flash, in the car or just old familiar stuff. While life has been busy, I've had a string of cool stuff happening such as meeting the sweet, very down-to-earth and a little kooky Laura Calder (I admit I was never a fan since I don't seem to ever have time to watch AFC) who made me a big fan of her show, attending the first ever Palm Oil Shorties organised by Fried Chillies - an insight into palm oil and its benefits told through different lens, and whipping up loads of ice cream throughout the weekend - apricot frozen yoghurt, vanilla bean ice cream, mango sorbet and my old favourite, matcha white chocolate ice cream. It has been exhausting but worth it, since the freezer is now chockfull of ice cream!
simple poached chicken
I reckon if we could dictate life and our meals...it should be simple fare that warms the tummy and enlightens the soul. Somehow befitting that simple term is this humble little foodcourt stall - a place I caught wind of from a good pal and fellow foodie, Debbie who had heard it from her butcher. Don't you love how foodies always share these secret places whenever they meet up?
Run by a lady and her Indonesian workers, it can be a little difficult to spot that they're serving porridge but ask around and people will point the way to you. A smaller foodcourt compared to the large Medan Selera next to the market, this particular stall caters for the evening crowd and opens from 4.30pm onwards. You can order a selection of porridge - chee chap (mixed pork intestines and etc), fish slices, chicken and etc. The porridge is smooth and quite watery, almost borderline Teochew porridge texture I reckon. Studded with bits and pieces of pork intestines, stomach, pig's blood cubes and etc, it's a satisfying meal that the tummy is thankful for. One gripe is the lack of crunch from the fried pork intestines that ends up being soaked by the porridge. You can also order poached smooth textured chicken topped with shreds of ginger and chopped spring onions. While the porridge seem to lack much taste, if you mix the soy sauce from the chicken, it gives it the flavour it is missing.
Incidentally, expect a lack of blog posts for this week as I'll be away. Hopefully I do return with great topics to blog about.
Stall No. 21
Medan Selera Jaya
Petaling Jaya Old Town
Petaling Jaya Old Town
(Non Halal. Open from 4.30-10pm. To get here, from the Gasing roundabout, if you drive down Jalan Othman towards the Market and Medan Selera, this is the turning on the left just before the shophouses on the lefthand side. This stall is the last one of the row and seem to be popular for takeaways. For more pictures, see the Flickr set.)
*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.
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