Saturday, February 28, 2009

Old Hong Kong Kitchen at Imbi Area

It was a night that I stayed over in the office for a night conference. There was couple of hours that I had nothing to do before the meeting, so I went out to hunt for food, preferably some new things to try or some new restaurants.

I was sauntering in my car around the Imbi area, and I stumbled across this restaurant...


The Old Hong Kong Kitchen 佬香港小鲜.

Initially, friend and I were hesitated to try as the outlook looks grand like the old Eden Seafood Restaurant...


And no customer at all in the restaurant! But belum cuba belum tau, never try never know, we finally parked the car and walked into the restaurant. It's either one time customer or we would return for more.

The restaurant has open air and air conditioned areas. The putera lilin, prince of candle whom can't resist heat like me definitely picked the air cond room and the setup looks like this...


After spending few minutes on the menu, these were what we ordered...


I had fresh oysters (RM8/pc) as my starter...


Very huge oysters indeed!


Old Hong Kong styled fried rice (RM16)...


"Looked" very old with brownish color. I wonder how does "new" Hong Kong styled fried rice look and taste like? Hehe...

Pork platter (~RM25)...


BBQ pork...


Roasted pork...


With the chili sauce and mustard for the platter...


Finally a bowl of Chinese herb soup (RM6) to complete a wholesome meal...


We were not really hungry at that time, but still the dishes were tasted good! The fried rice was fried evenly that the rice wasn't stick to each other and we couldn't find a white rice at all. Meaning, it's perfectly fried! The pork was balance in fat and flesh, the BBQ pork was not too sweet and the roasted pork was crispy with no extra fat and oil spilled from your mouth! We thought could it because we were the only customer and the chef really cooked hard for us? Not only the food, I also felt honored with the service that I was like a billionaire who booked the entire restaurant for a romantic candle light dinner. The only missing piece was a violin player. Hehe...

But why no customer? I googled around internet whether other bloggers have the same review like mine, I hardly find any blog about this restaurant. Perhaps it's still new, I found out from the waitress that it's only 3 months in business. The restaurant needs more marketing to attract crowd, especially it's located off the main road. Or may be it looks too grand for a reasonable priced meal for wage earner.

So, with good tongue experience and nice customer service, no doubt I will pay second visit to the restaurant. And I found out this before I left...


The deal looks good. That perhaps could be my second visit for a dim sum lunch.

Here is the location...


36, Jalan Utara, Off Jalan Imbi.

GPS Coordinates: N3 08.687 E101 43.057