This place goes by the nick “King of Roasts” so we just had to try for ourselves what all the fuss was about. Thanks to L&B, and also C&C (that’s us) being bottomless pits when it comes to food, we ended up ordering a total of close to 10 dishes! Incidentally, B and C&C are all taking part in the KL Marathon 2009. If you have not signed up… kindly do so a.s.a.p. online!
Anyway, back to the food, I don’t have the time to describe all the dishes but have chosen to highlight a few – the ones that I found worth mentioning.
Firstly, SIEW YOKE! This one matches the Pudu Siew Yoke and we were really impressed. Our only gripe… not enough of a serving! But honestly, that sliver of crackling skin was crunchy without being hard with just the right amount of soft white fat and sweet meat, to give you the shakes.. grrrrr… good! One other thing to note – the food here is not too salty. Hard to find in restaurants these days when cooks are heavy handed with the sodium. Also, according to the manager, they do not use any MSG in their cooking.
Check out our round up of some of the best Siew Yoke stalls in Kuala Lumpur.
My personal favourite of the night was the Pumpkin fried in salted egg (top left photo of the 1st collage). They look like plump french fries – the sweet, almost cloying aroma of the pumpkin laced with salted egg gave me a high not unlike that of which I feel after a long-run. Damn shiok!
The other dish that stood out was the crab meat in egg white that tasted and looked a little like dried out sharksfin soup. That’s good – you don’t need to eat sharks fin but can enjoy something similar instead;)
Look at the second collage. You will see that the peppercorns they use at Canton Fare are plump and round and imported from China. This deep fried chicken dish in Sechuan Peppers is not for you, if you cannot stomach spicy dishes. The numb that comes whilst eating this dish creeps up on you insidiously.. makes you tear, makes you shift uncomfortably in your seat as you reach for the ice water, but keeps you hankering for more. It’s insane. I am addicted to the numb, I am.
The side dish that I particularly liked, that complimented and doused the flames from the burning peppers, is the cherry tomato mustard ball (top left hand corner). The light, sour, tannic edge of the cherry tomato and the pungent mustard, believe it or not, takes away the heat rather effectively. It helps that the balls are ice cold too, of course:P
Finally, we all know the Ginger Tong Yuen right? Well this is the Kwai Fa Soup, Black Sesame Tong Yuen. See the flowers in the soup? This give the dessert are gorgeous, floral undertone, which you do not get with the ginger soup. I personally prefer the bite form the ginger soup version, but I can see why the refreshing Kwai Fa alternative would be a big hit with patrons especially during the really hot spell us KLites are experiencing at the moment.
After dinner, a walk around Solaris. I like this place.. gives me a chance to practice my photo taking skills with the camera Boo lent me.. What do you think? Boleh ah.. Can upgrade ah .. ? 😛
No.5 Jalan Solaris 4,
Solaris Mt Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6203 0223