Monday, 24 February 2014

Awesome Canteen @ Taman Paramount, PJ

Awesome Canteen is garnering quite a bit of interest for their quirky burgers and old school style decor. They have artfully renovated an old shoplot in Taman Paramount so the place looks bright and inviting, thanks to the clever incorporation of a skylight.





Soup of the Day
The price for their soup of the day varies but the Mushroom Soup which was served that day seemed quite little for its price. It is served in an enamel tin mug with a slice of toasted garlic bread. Did not try this but the soup looked thick and hearty.

To keep with the times, the staff served every table with a small dish of stir-fried kangkung - on the house of course since it costs next to nothing =P It was extremely well executed, super fragrant with the taste of fried anchovies and shrimp paste. I was so tempted to ask for a bowl of rice to go with it...

Baked Japanese Curry Rice (RM 18.90)
Again I did not try the Baked Japanese Curry Rice but the curry smell was quite strong so I assume it must have been good?

Paleo Chicken Burger (RM 18.90)
The Paleo Burger comes with a choice of chicken or beef and is served with a side salad, scrambled eggs and Dorritos. Unlike the usual burger, the portobello "bread" is a single piece which covers the patty so we were all quite disappointed that there is not extra portobello mushroom at the bottom of the burger. I only tried a piece of the mushroom and I must say it is very juicy.

Roast Beef with Roasted Vegetable Sandwich (RM 21.90)
Finally my dish where I can comment on! =D I had the roast beef sandwich which came with roasted vegetables and Dorritos. The thick cut sandwich slices were toasted and went well with the beef which was neither tough nor dry. The entire combo was very light and refreshing and the flavours of roast beef and juicy roast vegetables complemented the other very well.

Really fresh greens

See the roast beef?

Sambal Chicken Burger (RM 16.90)
The Sambal Burger, also with a choice of chicken or beef patty, is truly a fusion of local flavours. It's like a nasi lemak burger minus the rice. The burger comes with fries and coleslaw. Again no comment as I did not try it.

Sambal and cheese?
Awesome Canteen is a nice cosy place, perfect for a quick catch up with friends. They should probably increase the number of menus though as there was not enough to go around. Refillable water is available at a charge of RM 3.90 per table.

PawPoints: 4 Paws
Pawket: Tomato

Awesome Canteen

19 Jalan 20/13
Taman Paramount
Tel: 03 7865 8048
Tue - Sun: 11am - 10pm

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Kar Heong @ SS14, Subang Jaya

Kar Heong is one of my favourite places for chicken rice in Subang Jaya. It is located in SS14 which makes it slightly hard to get a parking spot but the chicken there is really worth our patience.
Shop Front
Bean sprouts
Bean sprouts are plump and crunchy with the fragrance of fried garlic oil.
Oiled rice
The oiled rice here is fluffy and warm.
Chilli sauce
Love the chilli sauce which has sufficient kick to it.
Steamed chicken
The steamed chicken is popular as the meat is moist and skin extremely smooth.
Pork ball soup
Pork ball soup is average but I do like the meaty pork balls.
Char Siu
Siu Yuk
We also tried the char siu and siu yuk which are on par with other famous chicken rice establishments. The char siu is the dark caramelised type and the siu yuk retains its crispy skin. There is also kuey teow soup but we did not try it. It seems a popular dish though as many other patrons ordered that.
PawPoints: 4 Paws
Pawket: Onion

Kar Heong
60 Jalan SS 14/2
Subang Jaya
Tel: 012 389 0399
Daily: 9am - 9pm