Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Restoran Teow Chew Meng, SS2

Had been to this place several times since a couple of years back but it wasn't until I went there again recently that I remembered I had taken some photos a couple of months back. I then added a couple more to it on my recent trip. Teow Chew Meng is located at the back of New Formosa Taiwan Restaurant in SS2. With branches in Prai, Georgetown, Pulau Tikus, Bayan Baru, Keopng and Subang Jaya, I guess it must be doing well.
I had earlier known the owner, Steven, when I ate at Lok Lok King Seafood in Desa Sri Hartamas back in 2001 I think. Business was good in the beginning but dwindle in time and soon it stopped operating. So, I was surprised to see him at Teow Chew Meng when I first visited this SS2 branch. He told me that Teow Chew Meng was his family business from Penang and he decided to start one in Klang Valley.
During my earlier visit, Euro decided to try the Mee Sua Tow (RM10 per portion) which is their signature dish. As it turned out, the shark's fin used for the Mee Sua Tow wasn't really the real thing (I think). I'm not complaining as I'm eco friendly! :o). This dish taste very much like shark's fin soup; best eaten with vinegar (I like lots of it!). It's a bit starchy and apart from the Mee Sua (flour vermicelli), they also add in fish maw, fish slices, crabsticks, prawns and mushrooms.
The Seafood Fried Rice (RM10 per portion too) was a disappointment as I could only find prawns, golden anchovies and some meat cubes (luncheon meat maybe). It could be the fact that it simply pales in comparison with the Seafood Fried Rice from Hau Kee (in the looks and taste department)! Take a look at this post and you can literally see what I mean! The Golden Seafood Frice Rice from One Noodle tastes better than Teow Chew Meng and it has scallops for the same price (post on that another time...)
Their Seafood Porridge had pretty much the same ingredients as Mee Sua Tow (oh, there are fishballs in the porridge). The rice grain is still visible, so it's not the mashy kind of porridge. I guess seafood lovers will love these two dishes. They also have Seafood Noodles and Tom Yam Seafood Noodles if you want something spicier.
However, my favourite dishes are not mains but the side dishes like the Seafood Roll. With salted egg yoke embedded in its mince meat, this roll is a delight to eat; especially with the Thai chilli sauce.
I like their Kerabu Mango too. Lots of chilli padi, so "thread" carefully if you don't want a nasty surprise. Yah! If your boyfriend or girlfriend or spouse accidentally bites into one of them and say "I'm burning hot", don't be that happy as you're not the object of their affection or the cause of it but this dish of Kerabu Mango instead at such a moment! LOL...

I usually come to this place when I'm doing a late lunch as they open throughout the day from 10 am till 10 pm (closed on Mondays). You can also read the review from Masak-Masak.

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.
~ Author Unknown

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

wmw, you must be so spoilt for choice. As for me, looking at these dishes has made my dinner look so dull and plain.

I must remember not to visit your site before dinner. :))

The mee suah looks like 'tung hoon' to me.

Judy

jason said...

The porridge is the Teo Chew style leh.. my friend's mom used to cook nice one with plenty of lean pork, zha choi etc

Tummythoz said...

There's a misrepresentation here. The picture of seafood fried rice here looks much more scrumptious than the 1 in Hau Kee's post. One look made my tummy skipped with joy, one read it fell all tangled up (with intestines?). How can a Teochew restaurant fail in d rice department? This clan wakes up to rice dishes, works rice, talks rice, eats rice, sees rice, loves rice, u get the picture.

MeiyeN said...

aikss...i think that da kepong's branch is located @ bandar menjalara as i remember that i did passed by this eatery when i had my chapgohmei's dinner @ sianghee rest, just few shops away only!

Kok said...

wmw,
I think I'll like the Seafood Roll instead of the main dish. haha! The main dish seems so simple and I think it's a bit pricey...

Xiu Long Bao said...

yum yum, do they hav teochew white porridge, where we get to choose savoury dishes to go wiv the porridge?

wmw said...

Judy: Oh, I think I wasn't clear, what you see like tung hoon on the surface is actually suppose to be the shark's fin. Mee suah is in the soup. Thanks for dropping by yet again!

jason : I like char choy but am picky about the meat that I eat.

tummythoz : You find the photo here better than Hau Kee's? Well, seriously, the fried rice tasted normal, cannot label it as seafood just because there's lots of prawns. Oh, like I said, maybe I just prefer Hau Kee's. Ha ha ha....I get the picture.

meiyen:You can try the one in Kepong and tell us your verdict?:o)

kok: High 5! (not the bread ah.....) Member!

xiu long bao : No woh, not here.

team BSG said...

This is quite a stylish rest. from our previous visits.
Unusual combinations.

But V love yr death by natural causes, so v shall add more everything to our already overly processed MSG foods starting this sec.

May v collapse unaturally... & happily thereafter hahaha !

lyn said...

eh, how come never hear you mention this place before? or is it becos you mention so many places I can't remember? anyway, hope we can go there sometime since you say open for late lunch as well!

Precious Pea said...

Quite a big crowd there. Never been to any teochew restaurant before...hmm....will try it out soon.

wmw said...

team bsg : Ha ha ha...yes, I guess that's the way to go!

lyn : I think I did but maybe if just that I have never gone there with you for late lunches.

Precious Pea : Yes, I will wait for your food review! ;o)

wonda said...

wmw,
Thanks for dropping by. Hugs.

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy said...

Hey Mai dear, love reading about your food adventures. People are beginning to scold me for pulling out my phone to take pics of everything I eat now! ;-) Think I'm on the right track! I'm officially ravenous.

Nigel

Anonymous said...

wmw,
Interested in that kerabu mango. Could you please tell me what were the ingredients and the sauce?
Wonda

Kenny Mah said...

I think one of the reasons why I love your posts is because you take the photo BIG-BIG wan... :)

Makes it feel like I can reach out and grab and makan right away. *yums*

P.S. I'm linking to you on my Bookmarks page. Something this delicious should be shared! ;)

P.P.S. Happy Women's Day!

boo_licious said...

Quite a few divided opinions on this place - my family didn't really like it that day when I brought them there so we never went back. Some of my friends do like it though.

wmw said...

WONDA!!!!!!: Thanks for dropping by. Have sent you the recipe to your hotmail account!

Nigel : Ha ha ha...Welcome to the club! Are you going to be doing reviews??

Kenny : Ha ha ha...that's the whole idea about the big pics (though it might take a while to load for those with slower broadband connection). Thanks for linking me! And thanks for being pro women! :o)

Boo : I think they are rather inconsistent with the ingredients. Could be due to supply problems and I guess that can affect or alter the taste. For me, thumbs up for the seafood roll and mango kerabu!

fatboybakes said...

wmw, yalar, i agree with tummythoz. gross misrepresenation. i salivated the moment i saw your friend rice, only to be told that its not nice. CHEH. how can!!!! sigh.... sure ah? maybe your standards exceptionally high? maybe for us mortals its delicious?

UnkaLeong said...

Wah fried rice looks good. Don't really fancy Mee suah though as I was forced fed it when I was sick during my younger days...Reminds me of when I am sick. Hahaha...But the Mee Suah dish looks good enough for me to change my mind.

Melting Wok said...

wmw, everytime I come in here, my page load so so so slowwwwwwww :( either that or comments went MIA :( anyway, I'm really tempted with that kerabu mango too, you shd put up the recipe here, oo..that sharksfin thingy really looks like mung bean noodles served at those vietnamse noodle shops u know, man, my stomach growling now :(

wmw said...

fbb:Well, you know what they say about such things...one man's meat is another man's poison. Like I said maybe I'm used to eating Hau Kee's so this tasted rather bland to me. I don't have high expectations one lah...

unkaleong : Ha ha ha...but not to me woh. Forced fed mee suah? I like Mee Suah, those from Kuching are really good! You should try it again.

melting wok : All good things come to those who wait! Ha ha ha....I didn't cook that mah. Just google he he....Yah, not real stuff (thank goodness!) those shark's fin.

Rasa Malaysia said...

Urgh...Teochew Meng...I got cheated last year when I took my family there...guess how much I paid for our dinner. RM300 for some mee sua and such. Till now my father still teased me whenever I took him out for dinner...he would always say "Teowchew Meng!"

wmw said...

How did they cheat you? Thought the prices are listed on the menu? Hey, where are you now? Back in the States???

n8 said...

Harro Ms.WMW...nice to have my blog read! nobody reads my blog...sob sob

btw, what were you looking for? i'm interested in knowing what keywords you used while you were looking for what you were looking for jajajja

nice blog! u will be my food source numero uno!

besitos

-n8-

wmw said...

n8:Thanks for visiting my blog...however, I'm puzzled as I hv not visited your blog before till now. But you do have an interesting blog ;o). I usually leave a comment when logged in, hence don't sign off. Someone is passing off as me!

Julian Si said...

Hmmm, how did u get such nice photos at Teow Chew Meng!? I went to the one in SUBANG and they were adamant NOT to let me take pix ... blah! :-(

wmw said...

Julian : Hmmm...no one stopped me from taking photos when I was there. Maybe they only introduced this ruling of late. I never do understand why there's such a rule at some eating establishments in the first place...

Britney said...

Check out www.orangedeal.com.my. They are having some great offers on Teow Chew Meng's food. Free oyster noodle, Free mee sua tow and many more for only RM20. I just bought 2 myself!