Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ningbo Traditional Snacks @ Gangyagou - 缸鸭狗

Even though it may not be on the list of a tourist from outside China, Ningbo certainly has many things to offer. Known as the "Yong Cuisine", the Ningbo's seafood style is a must try for someone who is visiting Ningbo. But what many dont really know is that Ningbo is actually also famous for its snacks as well.

To taste the best snack Ningbo can offer, one must go to this particular restaurant call 缸鸭狗 (Gang Ya Gou), loosely translate to "Cylinder Duck Dog". Dont ask me why it is named like that. 

Nevertheless, the restaurant is definitely popular with the Chinese. The branch, which is located in Ningbo Tianyi Square, is packed with people all the time. It didnt takes us long to make our order (my travelmate has everything written down in advance) and our order comes soon after.

Ningbo Tangyuan

Ningbo tangyuan is slightly different from the usual tangyuan that we have in Malaysia. I went thru the net and found out that they actually put grounded sesame seed with sugar into the middle part of tangyuan. A simple recipe but definitely make it taste nice....

Crystal Pao

I cant remember exactly how this crystal pao is different from the usual pao that we usually eat. Let me refresh my memory first. If I can remember, I would edit this page and tell you more about it.

Fried Muaci

Another snack that is different from the usual stuff that we ate in Malaysia. Muaci is being rolled into a ball before it is being deep fried. Tasty as well...

Muaci with sprinkle of seaweed

Slightly more tradition but with the seaweed twist, the taste is totally different.

Green Tea Roll

The foods that we ordered was superb, except for the green tea roll for me as I was already full with the other food that I cant really enjoy it. I also cant remember the damage done but it is really worth it. 

I must thanks Jessy (my travelmate for the trip) for giving me the permission to use her photos here.

Gangyagou has a few branches around Ningbo and the easiest to find would definitely be the one in Ningbo Tianyi Square.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Pork Stick

While I was in Hangzhou, I came across something that I like very much.

It looks like something that we have in Malaysia, satay, but it is totally different from it. The fact that it is extremely juicy really make it different and making me want to learn more about it. I cant read the chinese wording so, I just just call it pork stick. It cost RMB10 for 4 sticks (equivalent to RM1.25 per stick) and for the price, I says it is worth every cent I paid.

In case you are wondering where to find this pork stick, it is available at Hefang Street, Hangzhou.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tea Biscuit @ Mount Fuquan, Ningbo

Sorry guys, for being absent from this blog for so long.

Both Collin and I were going thru one of our most hectic period of life and to an extend, we have to keep one of our beloved hobby, food hunting, aside for a while.

Nevertheless, I managed to find some good stuff that I wanna share here and from now onwards, I would try to make more time to do something here.
I was in China recently for a well deserved holiday (have been working like a log for more than a year without proper rest) and in one of the place I been to, I found this. ~ A MUST TRY ~

It is something like a desert thing but I felt that it is more like a biscuit. One of the main ingredient to make this biscuit is actually tea leaves. Yes, you read it right. It is a specialty in this area call Mount Fuquan where they actually produce tea leaves for the people of China and all over the world. I was told that this particular biscuit is only available here so, if you want to try it, Mount Fuquan in Ningbo is the place. There is only one restaurant here, so you cant go wrong with it.

Here is a look at what is inside. I cant tell you what is being used but I can tell you one thing for sure. It is really very delicious.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Burger Shop, SS15 Subang Jaya

Hello people...

We know it has been quite a while since we posted something here. Not that we dont want to but it is abit hard for us to find time to write about new place to find fantastic food.

Okay... it is a lame excuse.

So, here are our latest review.

I got a header the other day when Rachel, posted on Facebook about this oblong burger that is so yummy. As a food hunter, my first reaction is to ask where is it.

The answer? SS15 Subang Jaya.

And two days afterward, we, fellow food hunterz, and another friend, WL, found ourselves here beside this van (yes, you read it right, van), ordering food from it.

Now, abit of introduction. The place that we are mentioning here is a van stall in SS15 Subang Jaya call The Burger Shop. They dare to call themselves the burger specialist and yes, they do live up to the name's standard.

The Burger Shop

The Burger Shop is run by three person, two guys and a lady. Operation hours is from 6.00pm to 4.30am (yes, you read it right again) and they have alot of variety for you to choose from. What's more, the actually have all the hotdog equivalent for their burgers apart from those specials.
Price list
The Kitchen
Chef in action, doing the split

First, I tried the highly recommended mushroom chicken burger.

When I first laid my eyes on it, I already know I am in for a treat and it definitely live up to my expectation. The mushroom gravy has black pepper in it but not overdone as one can still taste the sweetness of the mushroom and not forgetting the potato cubes that comes together. The chicken patty from the local-famous Ramly burger and the way it was cooked is as per the local's favourite, "the split" (I actually prefer it to be Butterfly but this does the same thing to the patty actually). So, what is my verdict? Very GOOD! Definitely a must-try.

Collin and WL ordered the Chicken Double Special and it does look yummy.
Chicken Double Special Burger

WL with his burger

Collin with his burger

When asking how they felt about it, Collin said it is definitely different from the McD's burger. He says it taste better. This is when I found out that Collin doesnt really ate much of burgers apart from McD. Sigh. He is missing out one of the pleasure of living in Malaysia. WL's commented that the different way of preparing the burger gave it a slight kick (the egg is put in between instead of wrapping around the patty) but it is just as good as the other Ramly burger.

Next up, the oblong mutton burger. What is this oblong burger anyway? Think McD's Prosperity Burger. The "bun" if you may call it, is long and the patty in place in between (duh) with alot of sliced tomatoes, onions and black pepper sauces. 

Yes, I went for a second serving as I have planned and this oblong mutton burger is big. The strong black pepper taste goes well with the two mutton patty which is juicy like crazy. If you really think about it, when was the last time you taste any mutton burger? That is what makes it special and what driven me to go for the second round.

Oblong Mutton Burger in the plastic wrapper
Inside the oblong burger
Me, biting into the oblong burger... not an easy task...

WL, feeling not full enough after the Double Special, went on to ordered a Cheese Hotdog soon after. It does look inviting but having two burgers already, I says, maybe next time. The Cheese hotdog come with once piece of cheese (duh) and I believe that that is what makes WL says that it taste better than the burger he took earlier.

Cheese Hotdog

Apart from the burgers and hotdogs, you can get drinks from them as well and to accommodate the customers, chairs are prepared for those that comes (So thoughtful of them).

The location of The Burger Shop? It doesnt hav address as it operate beside the road but If you could find the Subang Jaya Market, you can definitely find The Burger Shop.

The Burger Shop
Jalan SS15/8A, Subang Jaya
Business Hour: 6.00pm to 4.30am
Closed on Sundays
GPS : N03"4.443' E101"35.251'

If you have any recommendation of where we could find good but inexpensive food, do let us know at foothuntz[at]

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kedai Kopi Lee Brothers

It has been a while since I last written a blogpost here. It has been a busy December for me, and lucky thing, we have Collin around to help introduce some nice foods.

Anyway, I am back to write some food review. Please be advise that even though I may not be writing any blog post here but that doesnt mean that I am not hardworking at hunting for nice food to be feature here.

So, here is my review for today.

One of the question that everyone would be asking everyday is that "what do you want to eat today?". Most of the time, the question would be asked either in the afternoon or evening. That is the main reason why we start this blog. To tell you where to find good food for lunch or dinner.

The place is actually one of the last place I would thought of finding good food. But after tasting the food, I realized I was wrong and I told myself that this is a place I must feature here.

The coffeeshop, Kedai Kopi Lee Brothers, doesnt look much. But the food they offer is something that is a must try.
Kedai Kopi Lee Brothers

Inside the coffeeshop

We ordered a total of three different dishes. First up, "wat tan hor", which has been a regular offering in Malaysian Chinese foodstall. Taste really nice, and I really like how the broth is being cooked. 

Another regular in a Malaysian Chinese foodstall is Singapore Meehoon which was our second order. I didnt managed to try it but my colleague said it taste nice as well.

Going thru the menu, I find something intriguing and I cant help myself but to order it. 

Marmite Fried Rice.

I find the taste of this marmite fried rice kinda sweet, which I like alot. It doesnt taste exactly like marmite but the fried rice smell good and judging by the number of order they received for this marmite fried rice, I believe that this is one of their signature dishes.

Kedai Kopi Lee Brothers
Jalan Bendehara 14,
Taman Sentosa,
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