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Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Merdeka Post : 51 Years of Independence & Glorious Food

31st August 2008 - 51st anniversary of our country's independence.

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).

Three causes for celebration? .... Nope. Far from it. While the rest are grilling and drinking away at a BBQ party, I'm here wallowing in my sorrowful fate. A sore throat and fever at the most inconvenient time spells heartache. Sigh ....

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 ..... "

21 comments:

JENCOOKS said...

Congratulations for the recognition after your tireless efforts to do write-ups and updates us so often, even when you are sick today, we get to see such nice foods....wonderful wonderful, clap, clap, clap.

cariso said...

Hey, this is cheap! RM48 only. for a vegetarian restaurant. I am truly impressed.

SuwEi said...

Hey congratulations!Finally u're in the paper.Dun worry, i already ate more on your behalf 2nite. Next time will be at ur house.:P

Allie said...

Congratulations wor!!!

Dunno when my review will be posted? Hehe.. *Dreaming*

CUMI & CIKI said...

that mince pork dish looks special - how come such big hunks of mince ?! yum!

mycroft said...

really lik this vege restaurant, always come here for lunch since near my work place. the mixed rice (chap fan) during lunch is cheap also!

CK Lam said...

Good place with healthy food...the curry chap choy looks delicious.

KeepCharmingAlwiz~~ said...

" 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 ..... "

haha.. got 'rhythm' one.. lOW.. lOW.. lOW.. hehe.. not bad ya..

ei, this restaurant reli tat nice ar?? should try it for nxt yr nien Chor Yat, vege day for my family...

okla, speedy recovery ya..:)

allaboutattitude said...

oh! Never knew vegetarian food could look so good!

Little Inbox said...

Hey, congratulations for the Sri Asoka Corner post to be publish on the Star!

Life for Beginners said...

Mock meats that don't taste like fake food? Count me in! :)

And congratulations on your post being published! Well done!

J2Kfm said...

jencooks : thanks! :) funny when I'm sick still think of food!

cariso : yup, their sets are quite worth the price paid.

suwei : should I thank you for not leaving some for me? =P

allie: haha ... I'm sure someday they'll published everyone's blog least once.

cumi & ciki : haha ... dunno those suppsed to be pork or salted fish.

mycroft : oh u work somethere there? but got office meh?

CK Lam : healthy ... hmmm, reconsider that statement. hehe ... I like their fried stuff a lot.

KCA : LOW LOW LOW!!! you think Flo Rida meh ? =P
recovered already, now slacking in office.

allboutattitude : they look good, and taste good! :)

little inbox & life for beginners : thanks !!!

jason said...

You get recognised real fast, don't you think so? Haha... sore throat will go away soon. Congrats again!

Min said...

Hey, congratulaition ya. Will it be an encouragement for you to blog more, i.e two posts/day? Hehe...

J2Kfm said...

jason : sore throat's gone with the wind .... :) thanks, again.

min : cannot la! 2 posts/day!!! where got eat so much to write ..

Criz Lai said...

The food itself are making me hungry. One look at your food photo and I knew immediately that this restaurant does not the "one track" type of taste as most vegetarian shops. I will have to try them out when I'm in Ipoh.

http://crizfood.blogspot.com/

J2Kfm said...

yup, Criz. I seldom opt for vege, but the quality of some of the vege outlets in Ipoh is certainly catching up. not to mention the growing numbers!

MBoy said...

Hey, Congratulations ya! So, whn r u going to be the next Gordon Ramsay of Malaysia?... Hehe

J2Kfm said...

Gordon Ramsay? muahhaa ... that's too BIG of a hat to wear ...

Raynebow said...

Congrats on the Star Metro feature :)Well-deserved recognition!

Raynebow aka Pureglutton

J2Kfm said...

thanks, Raynebow. :)