31st August 2008 - The 1st day of the 8th Month in Chinese calendar.
31st August 2008 - The Star newspaper's Sunday Metro food section published my post on Sri Asoka Corner's Banana Leaf Curry Rice (click HERE for the article).
Min Sin Yie Vegetarian Restaurant
Still remember this place? Click HERE for my previous visit with FCOE and TallGal. On the 1st and 15th of every month in the Chinese lunar calendar, grandma will go vege (though half day only), and as time goes by, the options become more and more limited. She being a picky eater doesn't help either. So, after a few visits to Min Sin Yie at Taman Ipoh Permai, my family was hooked. The food is good, the service satisfactory, and the location's very near to our house.
Clockwise from top left : Salted "fish" with "Minced Pork", Butter Milky Mushrooms, Curry Vegetables, and Watan Tofu.
They have set menu, on top of the ala carte dishes. The sets cater to any amount of people dining along, and we picked the one for 4-6 pax. At only RM48/set, rice and chinese tea is included, and there are 4 dishes and one soup.
What we like about their food is they are not oily, nor salty, yet closely resemble the taste of the REAL deal (read : meat !!!). Most notable in my books would be the Butter Milky (Nai Yau) Mushrooms, deep-fried to crispiness heaven, and drizzled with a rich, creamy butter gravy,with curry leaves and some chillies. Highly recommended.
4 Heavenly Kings (RM8)
But of course, if there are more of you, and you do not wish to order the sets for 7-10 pax, you can opt for the RM48 set, PLUS any ala carte dish you desire. For instance, the aptly dubbed "Four Heavenly Kings", with brinjals, stinkbeans (petai), long beans, and French beans, topped with some vegetarian minced pork, and garnished with strips of red chillies. Slightly spicy, the dish goes really well with white rice.
Crispy beancurd skin
If you're eating individually, and in a rush, you can pick any dishes you like from their wide array of dishes available at the counter, economy rice style. The vegetarian roasted geese and deep-fried beancurd skin come highly recommended.
For address and contact, refer to old post HERE.
" There are times in life when we weep in sorrow, Wailing our hearts out till it's all hollowed,
But persevere my dear friend, do not stay mellow, For after the storm, the calm will follow ..... "