Canton Fare @ Solaris, Mont Kiara

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We were invited to Dinner at Canton Fare with our friends L & B. They recently got engaged so, congratulations L&B!

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;)

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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

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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.New Folder (3)2
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 .. ? 😛


Canton Fare,
No.5 Jalan Solaris 4,
Solaris Mt Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6203 0223


  • backStreetGluttons says:

    Your great affinity to high powered proteins and super high coloured flavorings ( by extraordinary high stamina friends ) is an unusual gift from the stars which we believe is the secret of your ever bright persona and it will be an Xperience to see the Poetry in Motion, even though it will take a few early and extrahot hours under the sun, coming soon

  • Selba says:

    I’ve never heard about Solaris before… I like the picture of the streets with lighs 🙂

  • thule a.k.a leo says:

    Another Chinese restaurant to be added into my list… this one can bring my baby go… I’m sure that they have air cond…

  • Precious Pea says:

    Ooo..I am so gonna visit this place soon for the peppercorn!!! I have tried their outlet in damansara wasn’t that impressive. Maybe we ordered the wrong dishes. Will give this one a try soon.

  • Nic (KHKL) says:

    comfortably numb, here i come.


    your nightshots are cool, just like you! omg, i am high on sweetness lar, today. gimme that China numbing pepper now! ;D

  • GFAD says:

    I miss this type of restaurant. Is this considered a char charn theng? Like Kim Gary? Pity no one is opening a char charn theng in AD.

    We just forked out RM275 at a thai rest at Le Meridien for 1 fried rice, 1 pad thai, 1 salad, 1 tom yum goong and 1 tom kha gai!

    Oh.. for a dai chow round the corner! For anything chinese at less then RM50 for 2!!

    Isn’t it any wonder whenever anyone returns to msia, it MAKAN MAKAN MAKAN?!

    And yes, boleh. More than boleh! Can upgrade!! 😀

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    hi GFAD!
    no no.. lol, not char chan teng eek! hehe .. it’s a proper restaurant tt serves food cooked china style. the head chef and manager(who’s also a chef) travel China frequently, looking for new recipes.

  • Life for Beginners says:

    Upgrade lah… I so how excitedly you were taking the pics at the Foodster Awards, hehe.

    Love that last split shot of the traffic at night. N-i-i-c-e. 😀

  • UnkaLeong says:

    Can upgradelah 🙂 C&C ver 2.0 updated edition! Hahaha…

  • Tummythoz says:

    Red hot siren will be replaced by a cool long black (max zoom lens)?

  • worldwindows says:

    Its a love hate relationship with the redoubtable chili.

  • thenomadGourmand says:

    since they pass ur lofty std for all the food i like – pumpkin salted egg, crab meat w egg, siew yoke and those desserts…ahh…its time to giv them a visit!

  • Big Boys Oven says:

    WOW sounds really delicoius, how about the price as it is located at the high end market?

    • david loon says:

      the price is ok…u should go have a try… i was really imprise wit the qualitly of the ingerdent there use…i am a chef 2…..with those price,wat else can we ask 4..

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    hehe.. TQ

    lol.. so far 100% vote upgrade

    hehe.. could say so

    always! esp the morning after when you have to bomb the loo

    yea.. well.. one man’s meat eh.. hope u find it up to ur expectations too;)

    not bad – midrange, affordable for the environment and location

  • fatboybakes says:

    wow, suddenly so many posts in a week. u’re on a roll hor.

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    😛 look who’s talking

  • foodbin says:

    nice photos.

  • Paranoid Android says:

    Wah! Looks like a good place for wholesome chinese food. A little jelak from the Ang Mor Food la. BTW your and FBB's single malts are still with me.

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