Sunday, September 30, 2012

Dinner @ Fung Seng Lao, Kuala Lipis, Pahang, Malaysia

Date:  31 August 2012
Place: Restoran Fung Seng Lao, Kuala Lipis, Pahang, Malaysia
Dish: Bean Curd, "Yew Mak" (Chinese Lettuce), Stir-Fried Sweet Potato Leaves, Steamed River Fish, Claypot Kampung Chicken in Ginger Style, Fish Paste in Spring Onion and Ginger
Price About RM140 (for 9 persons, including rice and Chinese Tea)

Continuing from my previous post on our trip to Kuala Lipis...

Kuala Lipis is a small town in Pahang, and is the birth place of my dad and is where my grandma and uncle still lives. For dinner, we ate at Fung Seng Lo, which according to my uncle is the only Chinese restaurant in Kuala Lipis which serves nice food (well, not that there are that many restaurants in Kuala Lipis). We have been eating here almost every Chinese New Year for the past several years, and so far so good!

My favourite here is the fish paste! It is up to the individual to judge of course, but for me it is absolutely one of the best fish paste I ever tasted. It was the fist time I tasted the fish paste at the restaurant, and I hope they can maintain the standard each time!  Overall the food taste home-cooked, and I just love it. Strange, but  I seem to like everything that I eat here in Kuala Lipis...


Bean Curd Galore!

I love bean curd, and this dish is tasty!

The faithful "Yew Mak" (Chinese Lettuce)

One of my grandma's favourite dish is the Chinese Lettuce ("Yew Mak"). It was not overcooked, just right and very crunchy.

Stir-Fried Sweet Potato Leaves
This is another of my favourite vegetable i.e Stir-Fried Sweet Potato Leaves. Yummy..

Steamed River Fish
A favourite among patrons of this restaurant is the steamed river fish. The meat is so fresh and juicy, and coupled with the gravy, it is really yummy.

Claypot Kampung Chicken in Ginger Style
You can taste the sweetness of the "kampung" chicken in this dish.

Fish Paste in Spring Onion and Ginger

And last but not the least, my favourite dish of all- The Fish Paste!

If you are wondering where this place is located, it is next to Public Bank (there is only one Public Bank in Kuala Lipis), near the roundabout.

Restoran Fung Seng Lao
5K, Bangunan Paradise, Jalan Pekeliling
27200 Kuala Lipis, Pahang Darul Makmur.
Tel: +609 312 5072

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Curry Chicken and Curry Fish Head @ Restoran Ratha, Raub, Pahang, Malaysia

Date:  31 August 2012
Place: Restoran Ratha, Raub, Pahang, Malaysia
Dish: Curry Chicken, Fried Chicken, Curry Fish Head, Fried Bean Sprouts,
Price About RM80 (for 4 persons, including rice and drink)

We went back to my grandma's place in Kuala Lipis on National Day for a night's stay. On the way back, we will normally stop at Raub for lunch, either at my aunty's house, or in one of the eateries in Raub. On that day, we decided to stop by Restoran Ratha, which is famous for its curry chicken and curry fish head. I think it has the most number of patrons on festive holidays, in particular Chinese New Year and Hari Raya as lots of urbanites would be heading back to their hometown (or better known as  "kampung" locally), and lots of them would be stopping  by Ratha either to eat in or take-away. Apart from the nice food, the service is quite fast, as we did not have to wait long for the dishes to arrive.

Curry Chicken

I love the curry chicken. The meat is sweet and  tender, and the curry is full of spices!

Fried Chicken

Another must try is the Fried Chicken. Fried Chicken is not one of my favourite, but I absolutely love this one. The skin for me is just right, and the meat is sweet and juicy. Yummyy..

Curry Fish Head
Another must try is the Curry Fish Head. The fish is fresh and tasty, and lots of spices have been used in the curry. You  might start to perspire once you dip into this dish as it can be a little spicy :-)

Fried "Taugeh" (Bean Sprouts)
The fried bean sprouts is crunchy and is a nice addition to the meaty meal.

"Curryful" lunch at Ratha :-)

Pictures showing the various VIPs that have frequent this place. 

It seems that the Sultan of Selangor has frequent this place as well, as is shown by the pictures on the wall!

It is hard to miss this place. It is a corner shop along Jalan Tun Razak, and with its big sign board, you will definitely see it. But just in case you do miss it, just stop your car and ask people around you, as everyone in Raub will know this place, for sure. :-)

Restoran Ratha
No. 82, Jalan Tun Razak,
27600 Raub,
Pahang, Malaysia.
Tel: 09-3561651 / 019- 930 5577