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Friday, May 30, 2008

Claypot Crab Tanghoon (Glass Noodles) @ Bercham, Ipoh


Egged on by a fellow blogger to try this place and blog about it, I successfully dragged KCA, MBoy and Slimmie (haha, sorry if you're reading this, but can't think of a better nick =P) over to this restaurant situated in Bercham (Pusat Bandar Baru).

Whipping up a storm ...

Though we were in fact, an hour or two away from FREE food over at a friend's house (Congrats to the newlyweds!! Don't worry, identities protected). We decided to place our orders cautiously, for fear of over-indulging.

Ultra Big Fishballs (RM10 for 10)

KCA claimed their fishballs are tasty, though pricey, at RM1 each, possible contender vs dim sum outlets' version. Large, springy texture, with some fillings, these balls are rather filling on their own. Good thing they did not relent and allowed the glutton (who else? hehe) to order all he wanted.

Steamed La-La (RM9)

The steamed clams (la-la) was good, albeit slightly on the smaller scale, and drowned in a tad too generous dashings of oil. However, the sweet, succulent morsels made up for the minor flaws, that was easily overlooked.

Claypot Crab with Tang Hoon (Rm48)

The main event : 2 BIG juicy crabs, cooked in claypot with yummy juices flowing, completely soaking the abundance of glass noodles (tang hoon) with vegetables and pork bacons. Sounds sooooo tempting, right? Ahem, but I beg to differ. Though the place was packed, and almost every table ordered this famous dish of theirs, the 3 of them agreed in unison that the gravy was too saltish, while I detested the overpowering peppery-infused sauce. The first few spoonfuls of tang hoon with the gravy were marvellous, sweet juices from the crabs, and ever-reliable QQ tang hoon complimenting each other perfectly, but the last few chugs of the soggy noodles were a bit too 'jelak' to finish off.

Bill for 4 totalled RM67. No rice, and drinks excluded. One word of advice; Inform the chef if you'd like your dish with less salt/soy sauce, else you risk wasting away the last few spoonfuls.

Location : Kedai Makanan Rasa Lain @ 69, Persiaran Medan Bercham 2, Pusat Bandar Baru Bercham.

17 comments:

team bsg said...

we like this kind of food and set up , especially the big balls which look like it came from the Indiana Jones movie ( part 1 )

wenxuan said...

hiya again! I've been there numerous times...last time their shop was in sumwhr in Bercham oso, then they shifted here too....love the fishballs! The sauce very fragrant too!

We do have alot in common...or izit Ipoh has limited places to eat...haha..

~Christine~Leng said...

I've tried prawn tang hoon before but not crab.. bet I'm gonna love it as I'm sooo into crabs :)
did they dash in some chinese wine?

J2Kfm said...

team bsg : the 1st part has balls? :) haha ... guess I was WAY too small then!

wenxuan : I think we have a lot in common, PLUS the limited outlets to choose from. haha ...

christine : chinese wine? I bet there was, but the gravy was an amalgam of flavours, so rich and thick, coating the tanghoon. just that the liberate dashings of pepper irritated some throats. .. :)

JeromeFo令狐冲 said...

Omgz.. The Ultra Big Fishball!
Dont care already, muz go check it out when i back.=S

KCA said...

yeah.. the fishballs r superb!!! haha! but the taste of claypot crab glass noodles dropped tremendously... sigh~~~

Hulk said...

Fishball superb!! I kinda of agree thats a bit to peperish to my licking. Dont really go there so often. Pricey but so is other similar seafood clayport servings..

Heard of the siblings set another outlet somewhere near the main road but was closed down soon after or was it re-allocated??

Actually there is quite several similar resataurant in Bercham but this particular restaurant has own fan base.

J2Kfm said...

jeromefo : haha,not REALLY ultra big la, just a bit exaggerated from words, and pic. But certainly bigger than your usual ones.

kca : but though the crab tanghoon disappointed us, it was evident so many disagreed with us that evening, right?

hulk : I heard frm Slimmie that the one on main road closed down, to make way for the Vietnamese restaurant.

jason said...

Precious Pea will sooo love this place :P

New Kid on the Blog said...

Yes!! This is the place which I wanted to blog about. Unfortunately nobody brings me there!! I like their Tong Fun Crab a lot!!! Hmm, how come you didnt order their deep fried fish??? That one is good too!!

I heard Dato' Michelle Yeoh love to patron this place whenever she's back to home.

J2Kfm said...

jason : haha, yeah, heard that she won the CRAB QUEEN award of some sort right?

NKOTB : haha, should've brought you and munched on some crabs together huh? :) we wanted a light dinner, so did not dare order more than 3 dishes, as we were going for a wedding dinner that same evening.

Timothy Teh said...

Just went to this shop (13 Sept 2009). Had the prawn fried with salted egg, tang hoon with crab, a plate of veggies, porridge, and steamed herbal chicken. The steamed herbal chicken was good. The tang hoon was good (personal opinion). the porridge was good, but pricey (will not order it again). Don't get me wrong, it was tasty, but not worth the price to pay for (about RM40). All in all, excluding the drinks, paid RM188 for three adults and two teenagers and one child.

J2Kfm said...

Timothy Teh : saw from TV the claypot cheese prawns look mighty delicious, though on the day i went again for dinner, the place was packed!!!

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Taste....iest said...

almost every dishes provided by this restaurant is above average....very recommended restaurant.
we did review this restaurant as well, feel free to comment.
http://tasteiest.blogspot.com/2010/06/kedai-makanan-rasa-lain.html

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Crab is soooo delicious!