Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Fong Lye @ Desa Sri Hartamas, KL

After reading Sweesan from Just Heavenly's write up about her recent visit to Fong Lye, I remembered I had some pictures of the place taken with the old camera. They ain't too brilliant as the old camera didn't used to perform well under low light conditions.

Desa Sri Hartamas is a place packed with restaurants at every square inch but only two places are perpetually full all the time. One is the ever popular Souled Out and the other place is Fong Lye, a Taiwanese restaurant. If one is planning to eat dinner at Fong Lye, you need to plan ahead and go early or else be prepared to wait and wait for a table especially during the weekends. Start off your meal with fried beancurd cubes as an appetiser and their chinese tea served in blue and white teapots. You can order dishes that can be taken with rice or porridge that comes with a piece of sweet potato.

My absolute favourite ever since my friend introduced me to this is the minced chives with meat(RM13++). It has a funny name written in Chinese on the menu that refers to this as "mosquitoes" probably because the chives have been sliced so thinly. Very moreish especially with porridge.

We were recommended this chicken with lots of spring onions, chillies and ginger shreds (RM18++) by the waitress. It was not too bad but I kinda prefer their 3 cup chicken dish that is so aromatic plus sticky with chinese wine, ginger slices and basil leaves stirred in.

We also ordered the shredded black fungus and meat(RM20++) that was quite ordinary. The restaurant also serves "lion heads" which are huge meatballs cooked in vegetables that is pretty yummy. Another popular dish that gets sold out very quickly is their seafood pot that is kept warm on a portable grill on your table which can be shared among a few of you.

We finished off the meal with romaine lettuce fried in anchovies and tiny olives(RM12++) that looked more like capers. Unlike other Taiwanese restaurants, Fong Lye does not serve any desserts but they do give you a complimentary lime juice in shot glasses which is to refresh your palate.

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

Tel No: 03 - 6201 7998

(The main branch is at No. 94, Jalan Imbi.)

*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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Mummie Joan said...

the food looks rather simple but kinda pricy le! haha...

i guess nothing is cheap at sri hartamas

Tummythoz said...

Oh no, have been to Souled Out for soo many years but I've never noticed this restaurant!!

boo_licious said...

joan - yeah it's quite pricy but incredibly packed all the time.

tummythoz - this is opposite devi's corner. Same row as Matsuba the Jap restaurant.

爱雪 said...

I visited Imbi branch and I have the same taste with you - "mosquitoes" - it's my favourite!!

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