Saturday, 12 April 2008

Dinner in a Warehouse.

So today we had an early dinner. My Brother in Law took me to what looked like a industrial area. Factories, Shipping containers and lo and behold in one of the warehouses is a Chinese restaurant. Directly translated it is a "Dai Chow" or Big Stir Fry, which basically specializes in Cantonese style Malaysianized dishes.

First came the Sweet and Sour Pork, which although is not exotic is a good way to guage the skill of the kitchen. S&S Pork can be made well and can be thoroughly screwed up simply because of the number of steps that need to be taken to prepare the dish. First the pork needs to be deep fried. If the pork pieces are too big it gets chewy, if it is too small it loses it's flavour. If it is underfried it gets soggy under the sauce and if it is overfried it gets a burnt flavour to it. The sauce itself is a challenge to balance the sweet and the sour. On a scale of one to ten, I'd give this place a seven because the sauce was a little too runny and I prefer my pork in slices than pieces.

The second dish is their signature dish wish is steamed fish head with minced ginger (top left). This was great. Perfectly steamed and of course there is nothing like sucking the fat off a fish's lips. Third was the spinach... the arbitrary vege dish to balance the meal.
Deep fried Squid was brilliant!
Next came the Kong Po Toad. The sauce was ok, but the frog/toad was a bit chewy.

All in all it was a great meal but as usual I ate too much and now I am stuffed.

If you are interested in finding the place the restaurant is called F4 Fish Head and is located at Lot 776, Sub Lot 3, Jalan Subang 4, Subang Jaya Industries Park, Subang Jaya, Selangor. I suggest you call first though. Their business card has 2 mobile numbers Desmond Chin 012 315 3891 and Yap Lik King on 012 325 9111.

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