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Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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kc73

Registered: September 2009
Location: SG
Posts: 89
September 28, 2009 8:24pm

i was born in one of the shop...last time there is one clinic...
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
April 15, 2010 7:12am

This pic. was taken from the Mun Thin side. The lane used to have good desserts like nyonya kueh and thong sui. Talking about kueh, I was at the Mont Kiara flea market this evening and I found a stall selling very good kuah talam. I must say it is just as good as the one sold at the Mun Thin lane only its a bit more pricey. The flea market on Thursday evening in Mont Kiara is very interesting with lots of choice for food etc. You can even get Korean food there.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 15, 2010 8:11am

Hi Joe,


Was it raining at the flea market this evening? Smile
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
April 15, 2010 8:47am

Hi Orange
There was no rain today. It was a real hot day and only later at night, there was a slight drizzle, not enough to cool the air.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
April 15, 2010 9:01am

Hi Joe,


Talking about the lane with good desserts, reminded me of Hung Ngan Char, (Almond Milk) and the kueh dalam and kueh kor chee.
Note that years ago (in the early 60's), there was a store along Jalan Tokong and Pasir Putih that did a very good job with Kueh Dalam, Woo Tau Koh and Pak Kor Chook. We frequented the place almost daily since it is almost next door to our house (opposite Rediffusion).


ACS77
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 15, 2010 9:15am

There are many Korean restaurants and Korean Language Centres near and around Hartamas area. A Korean gentleman from one of the Korean Language Centres translated some Korean texts for my office. Another place where we can find many Korean restaurants and Korean mini market is opposite Ampang Point.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 15, 2010 9:23am

Few months back, there was a food programme (can't remember if it was AFC or AEC) showing a nyonya kueh FACTORY along Jalan Tokong. Wondering if this is the same nyonya kueh store ACS77 is referring to.
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
April 15, 2010 6:16pm

Hi ACS77,
That sounds interesting. I must try to locate the place that you mentioned. I used to by some nyonya kueh from a guy who makes the kueh at his house in Canning Garden and distributes to places like Wooley and Ipoh Garden.
That lane beside Mun Thin was a popular place back then and I loved their Kueh Talam. After they moved or closed, I could not find any as good as theirs until recently where I found this stall at the flea market in Mont Kiara. The thing I like about it is the top layer santan must be soft and give a pleasant taste.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
April 15, 2010 7:06pm

Hi Joe,
In the late 70's and 80's, the nyonya kuih from Jalan Selangor in Canning Garden was very famous. This family of kuih makers cater to hotels and restaurants and they also operate a stall at night in Glutton Square (Toong Goo Teng) in Ipoh Garden. The company I worked for had ordered kuih from them for important functions and those kuih muih were extremely popular with everyone. Sometimes I wonder if they are still in the kuih business. The Hung Ngan Char (almond drink) and Kuih Talam from the lane beside Mun Thin was very sedap too and the place was usually packed at night. Nyonya kuih is a rarity here though my wife does make kuih lapis and kuih bengka sometimes.
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
April 15, 2010 8:41pm

Hi Ken,
The Canning Garden nyonya kueh from Jln. Selangor was real good. I'm not sure where they have shifted to but I still see the stall in Toong Goo Teng and selling very well. My favourite kueh is Kueh Talam from the Mun Thin Lane and even the Canning Gdn. guy's version loses out in comparison. I'm glad I found a good one at the Mont Kiara flea market. I must find out where they are based so I don't have to wait till Thursday Smile
Wow! I'm sure you wife is a marvelous cook and you won't miss anything from here tastewise.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
April 15, 2010 9:46pm

Hi Joe,
I cannot claim that she is a marvelous cook but for those who enjoy mooching around the kitchen, cooking can be rather therapeutic and relaxing. These days with food websites mushrooming all over the internet, there is no shortage of new recipes to experiment with. Besides, most of the ingredients needed to prepare Malaysian food is easily available here. That is why we have more reasons to do some home cooking, especially in the warmer months where we can masak on the outdoor grill. Cooking Malaysian cuisine indoors can be quite problematic when belachan and other pungent spices are used. The aroma can persist for days even if the exhaust fan is turned on to diffuse the smell.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,823
April 16, 2010 1:20am

Here is some kueh talam from Joe Smile


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics5/kuehtalam.jpg
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
April 16, 2010 5:09am

Thanks Kayes. I hope you guys like it. If you notice, the santan top is soft unlike those sold in many stalls. It makes the kueh very yummy. A pack of 3 kueh is sold at RM 2.30 at the flea market, slightly more than the price in Ipoh or Penang. Prices there will be about 50 sen each or 'Ng Kok' or 'Gor Puat'.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 16, 2010 8:16am

Hi Joe,


The Binka Ubi Kayu is good - by judging the lovely brown on the crest! Thumbs Up! The soft texture of the top white layer of the talam tells us that the talam taste creamy without excessive flour added. Thanks for sharing - the pic. Smile


Making nyonya kueh is very time consuming. One tray (about the size of a A4 size paper) of Binka Ubi needs more than an hour to make. After cutting that tray of Binka, we can only get about 25 pieces of the kueh. If one pc. costs 70 sen: 25 pcs x 0.70 sen = RM17.50. If we deduct the cost of all the raw ingredients, we get less than RM10.00 per hour for wage. That's why good nyonya kueh are hard to come by.


The coconut milk must be fresh - no packet coconut and dessicated coconut is a no no. The ubi must not be too old - if not the Binka will turn soggy. Just like "Tua Tua Keladi, semakin tua semakin jadi." It's now "Tua Tua Ubi, semakin tua semakin berisi." Ka ka ka. To the Chinese: "Old ginger are always more pedas." He he he.


All my friends know that I only make nyonya kueh for two occasions - either to say Thank You or to say Sorry. Smile
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 16, 2010 8:52am

Taman Tun Mt. Kiara Park or Taman Rekreasi Lembah Kiara is a great recreation park in Taman Tun. It is a popular recreation park in the middle of the city. Famous for its natural trails, and fresh air for avid jungle trekkers. We can find shallow stream with small fishes among the trees. There are many types of shrubs and the landscape is beautifully sculpted. People come here for jogging or for a strol, during weekends and weekdays. I have been there several times during those mountain bikes carnivals. Love this park very much!
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 17, 2010 2:12am

During those days, ladies of leisure served their husbands with 'nyonya kueh' for afternoon tea. Those dainty 'nyonya kueh' were made with patience and love. Men were the pampered lots! Still? Of course they are ..... SPOILT to the extreme! Smile
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
April 17, 2010 2:31am

Hi Orange,
If you only get about 25 pcs in one tray, that means the profit margin is not much so its not surprising that the nyonya kueh costs that much. One of the stalls at the flea market sells per pc at 90 sen and its a small piece.


I will try to drop by at the Taman Rekreasi Lembah Kiara to have a look at the place as I love such places. I was at Lake Titiwangsa today and found it to be a very nice place esp. in the early morning.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 17, 2010 7:32pm

Nyonya Kueh - "kueh of love" .....


Nyonya Kueh are made with love for those who feel love when eating them ..... Wink
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 17, 2010 7:37pm

Hi Joe,


Some say Taman Tun Mt. Kiara Park is "Hyde Park of Kuala Lumpur". If you go there often enough, who knows you get to see our very own Princess Diana jogging in the park. Thumbs Up!
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
April 18, 2010 3:51am

Hi Orange,
Yeah! Probably will. Smile BTW I was at Desa Park City today and dropped by at the Lakeside where they have Jusco, Coffee Bean and other outlets. I found a kiosk selling nyonya kueh with the 'Taiping Lim' logo. I heard of this 'Taiping Lim' which had a place in Paramount Garden but could find the shop so since it was here, I decided to get a few pieces to try. Verdict: Quite ok but it lacked that 'zing' or 'Ooomph' which I expected to find. Well, I guess I will still have to keep on searching but I'm glad I still have that stall at Mont Kiara flea market.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 18, 2010 5:58am

Joe, how is the Jusco at Desa Park City? Bigger than the one in Bukit Tinggi, Klang? Wah, you are indeed very fast in checking out new places to shop and 'makan'. Thumbs Up!
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
April 18, 2010 6:50am

Hi Orange,
The Jusco at Desa Park City is not that big. Actually, it is rather small compared to many other outlets but I think its big enough for Desa Park City to be self contained. Haha, I just happened to be around that area so I decided to take a drive and explore the place.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 18, 2010 7:52am

Hi Joe,


How do we get to this Jusco? From Manjalara? If I am not mistaken, I saw the Jusco sign somewhere near MK Land, Muatira Damansara.
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
April 18, 2010 7:19pm

Hi Orange,
Once you get to Manjalara, just follow the sign to Desa Park City and you will find a huge building at Lakeside which houses Jusco, Coffee Bean, Kluang Station and a few other outlets.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
April 19, 2010 7:36am

Hi Joe,


The store that I had mentioned is not longer in existance. Since they widen Jalan Tokong, they have closed the stall down. Besides, from what I remembered, the store owner lost the most important ingredient, the wife refused to do it anymore when she found out that he had a mistress ! Only thing left is Memories!


Hi Kayes,


Thanks for the picture. I am having my breakfast and looking at the kueh dalam : )


ACS77
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,823
April 19, 2010 3:57pm

hello ACS77, that delicious kueh talam pic was actually taken by Joe aka Retired Falcon.
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
April 19, 2010 7:18pm

Hi ACS77,
Well, just too bad that the stall is no longer there Smile. The sifu (wife) will always retain one secret so as to have the upper hand should anything happen such as the guy having a mistress. Glad you liked the pic of the kueh talam which is my favourite nyonya kueh. I'm looking forward to buy some at the flea market stall in Mont Kiara this thursday. Hope it doesn't rain tho.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 19, 2010 9:19pm

Hi Joe,


I go to FRIM quite often. If I can plan my time well, I think I will be able to do my shopping at Desa Park City after office hours. Thanks for confirming the direction!
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
April 19, 2010 9:23pm

Ha ha her nyonya kueh was so good that her husband lost her and had to find a replacement.! Ka ka ka ..... Thumbs Up!


P.S. It's merely for laughs. No offence or insult intended, please!
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
April 19, 2010 9:42pm

Hi Orange,
You're welcome. As for shopping, there's nothing there except for Jusco to buy groceries only. If you're going to FRIM, then its better for you to go to the Jusco in Kepong where you can really do your shopping. Its a big mall there.



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