On the way to Xiamen University Malaysia, we stopped by for lunch here: Restoran Lok Hin Seafood. Also known as Lok Hin Seafood Restaurant in Dengkil.
Lot 384, Taman Mesra, Dengkil, 43800 Selangor, or 11 Jalan Susur, Pekan Dengkil, 43800 Selangor.
Since it’s outside of town and 30 to 40 minutes drive from Petaling Jaya or Kuala Lumpur, you’ve to drive to the restaurant. There is ample parking in front of the restaurant and at the back in the neighbourhood.
Before the pandemic, we came here in the afternoon around 1pm and it was full house. We had to sit upstairs on the first floor, as it is a double storey corner shop lot.
Today, we’re back here and we arrived just before 12pm for lunch. It was still fairly empty.
We sat downstairs on the ground floor.
This restaurant is that popular among the locals, that by 1pm, the lunch crowd started filling up the restaurant.
We ordered their Sang Har Mee (Freshwater Prawn Noodles, Soon Hock fish, and Yau Mak vegetable.
However, Lok Hin Seafood’s famous chef’s recommendations are Vietnamese Style River Prawn, Claypot Curry Fish Head, Braised “Dong Po” Pork, and Crispy Pork Knuckle.
I can’t believe another 365+ days have so quickly passed… We’re now in the final minutes of 2016! Before venturing into 2017, let’s do a year in review for 2016. I’ve visited many new cafes and restaurants, and revisited many of those “new” cafes and restaurants. I’ve cafe hopped from cafe to cafe, and dined at various restaurants.
These are the places I’ve eaten and drank in 2016.
Was very blessed to have the opportunity to travel to London and Oxford in the United Kingdom this year September. Miles away from home for a short period of time. Different culture. Different food. Wholesome experience. The slideshow below is a summary and snapshot of the foods I ate in the UK. Happy sliding!
All in all, it was a fruitful and foodie year. You’ve just tasted the variety of cafes and restaurants I went to in January 2016 to December 2016, from top to bottom here. Visit my Facebook: FoodyFans and Instagram: foodyfans for more foodie pictures! I look forward to MORE and EXCITING cafes and restaurants to hop, visit, taste, drink, and eat. May 2017 be A MORE fruitful and foodie year for FoodyFans!
What is delicatessen? Delicatessen is a retail establishment that sells a selection of unusual or foreign prepared foods. I’m going to author a book about food and this blog post is a step in the right direction.
Last Monday, my friends and I had the opportunity to attend a 3-days book writing and publishing course in Swiss-Garden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. On the 3rd day of the course, we had lunch at Green Treats Delicatessen in Swiss-Garden Hotel.
The lunch set menu offered a few choices which consisted of a main meal + drink + dessert. The main meal was mainly asian and Malaysian food. Some of my friends ordered chicken chop rice. While others ordered claypot chicken rice. For me, I ordered assam pedas fish rice.
Assam means sour. Pedas means spicy. Usually, when we order assam pedas fish rice, the dish is more sour than spicy. However, it was not as expected. This particular dish was more spicy than sour. It was a spicy experience.
Nevertheless, when ordering food, I would go for value over experience. Value is equated with the number of dishes included in the meal. In this case, the chicken chop rice had more value than the assam pedas rice. The chicken chop rice also had popiah rolls and a fried egg.
Nonetheless, check-out Green Treats Delicatessen for more treats! It is located at the lobby level of the hotel. It offers a cosy yet trendy atmosphere. Complimentary WIFI access is also available for the tech savvy traveller. It is open daily from 10:00AM to 11:00PM.
There is a saying that what and how a person eats, speaks volume about his/her personality. Person A may like to eat spicy food but Person B may not. Likewise, PersonA likes to leave the best for the last while Person B may just mix everything (on the plate) and gobble the food.
In the same manner, the restaurant is a big place, but each spot has its meaning. Where and how a person sits in a restaurant says a lot about a person. More specifically, the situation the person is going through. Moreover, why did the person sit there and what kind of person chooses to sit there etc.
People who sit outside may be trying to avoid another cold environment such as the office (temperature wise). It is already freezing in the office; they need some place warm. Furthermore, the four walls of the office is no comfort; he/she needs some place open and spacious. Therefore, sitting outside of the restaurant seems a good choice. There are the sun, the breeze, and the crowd – a naturally refreshing environment.
At the same time, people who sit outside also want to feel a part of society. They like to watch life pass them by. The group of (high) school students talk and laugh loudly. The businessman in his black suit walks and talks hastily on his mobile. The old couple walk hand-in-hand down the city sidewalk. The jogger walks her pet dog. Some common stereotypes of city people. Life goes on.
Moving up is the balcony, another open air environment. People who sit on the balcony are deemed to be seeking solace. Its probably very hazy below. They have had a rough day. They need to be above the clouds. They need an alternative and refreshing view to the troubles of life.
Thereafter, the breeze blows away the negativity. It is gone with the wind.
Facing the entrance
Now, lets move into the restaurant. People who sit facing the entrance have great expectations of what’s to come.
They are expecting something of the unknown; something magical; something dramatic to happen. Somehow, somewhat, someone will walk through the entrance.
Back facing the entrance
The opposite of facing the entrance is to sit with their backs facing the entrance. People who sit in such a way want to look away from all the distraction that is happening. They can’t stand the drama that is happening.
They had an eyesore. They’ve seen too much, heard too much, and said too much. They want to un-see what they have seen. So they turn away.
At the corner
The table in the corner is usually where the quiet, lonely, and focused people sit. They have important tasks to complete. They prefer to be left alone and undisturbed.
They don’t want to draw too much attention to themselves. This is so that they can quietly sneak in and out of the restaurant without being noticed.
In the middle
People who sit in the middle are presumably attention seekers. When a person sits in the middle of the restaurant, all eyes would immediately turn to him. People seated on his right would turn to their left. People seated on his left would turn to their right. People seated in front of him would look up. People walking into the restaurant would notice him sitting in the middle of the restaurant.
That person is me. Sitting in the middle, I had a 360 degree view of all that was going around me. I saw how and where people sat in the restaurant. And that is how this post was conjured.
It’s been awhile since I blogged about something edible. Sheepishly, I did not know what to blog about. I had a tough time figuring out what to blog about. It took some time to digest this meaty information and details. I believe it’s going to be juicy and chewy.
Subject to author’s tastebuds
1. 6 2 10 Grill & Nasi Lemak
Going by its name, this restaurant specialises in grills and nasi lemaks. Nonetheless, its lamb chop is worth taking note. 6 2 10 Grill & Nasi Lemak is a corner lot in Aman Suria. It is directly opposite Lotus Curry House.
Despite facing stiff competition from other nearby Western food restaurants – Betty’s Midwest Restaurant, Kalamazoo Restaurant & Cafe and the newly opened Patty & Pie – 6 2 10 Grill & Nasi Lemak holds its own.
In addition to its lamb chop, its Apple Crumble dessert is also a MUST TRY. A mixture of soft and warm apple crumble and a cold vanilla ice cream crumbling in your mouth is something to salivate about. The stomach is at ease after the heavy digestion of the lamb chop.
2. Western Food, Restaurant Hup Soon
Unlike 6 2 10 Grill & Nasi Lemak, our second “lamb chop” spot is a hawker stall in a restaurant. The Western Food stall is situated IN Restaurant Hup Soon. Like 6 2 10 Grill & Nasi Lemak, Restaurant Hup Soon is a corner lot along Jalan SS3/29. The restaurant is located next to a Shell petrol station.
Going by its name – “Western Food” – this hawker stall specialises in all things, western food: fish & chips, chicken chop, lamb chop, etc.
In addition to its variety of tasty main courses, it also serves a scrumptious lamb stew soup. The lamb is so soft that when bitten, the meat tears apart slowly and gently. Different from the usual mushroom soups, this lamb stew soup brings a whiff of freshness.
Hanz is located in Damansara Jaya near KDU University College. It is a small cafe in the same row as Choy Kee Restaurant and Yu Yiee Restaurant, which are popular makan places frequented by KDU students.
The recommended dish is the lamb chop. Unlike other cafes (in mind), you are served NOT 1 but 2 lamb chops. Pretty generous, I would say.
In addition to the portion served, Hanz is also unique for its choice of sauce. You have the option of either Rosemary (below) or Apple mint (above) sauce. This is different from the usual mushroom, BBQ, and black pepper sauces. As you can see, even the chips served are different. Instead of serving french fries like other restaurants, Hanz replaces them with wedges.
Given that the lamb chop is a set meal, soup is also included in the set. You have a choice of either pumpkin or mushroom soup. Especially the mushroom soup, the soup served is not what we would commonly expect – (Campbell) mushroom soup – the canned soup. Instead, the mushroom soup is the authentic and original wild mushroom soup.
Last but not least; save the best for the last
In conclusion, Hanz sets itself apart from 6 2 10 and the Western Food stall in terms of the main course. 6 2 10’s Apple Crumble is a MUST TRY dessert and the Western Food stall has scrumptious lamb stew soup.
If you have any recommendation(s), do leave them in the comments section below.