Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Modus Operandi @ Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant,The Gardens Mid Valley


Say what you want about this place ... overpriced, portions too little, seating arrangements too cramped, the place too pack etc. etc. I myself find it hard to communicate with the staff and resort to mostly pointing at the photos on the menu. Not because they find it baffling to comprehend me but it seems that most of the staff speaks Mandarin - a language that is not foreign to me but never could I make comprehensive sentences of it even if my life depended on it. This results in most of us similar folks being "stigmatised" as a "banana"...yellow on the outside and white on the inside!

Well, anyway .... where was I? Oh yes, say what you want (oops, I wanna break out into Texas' song) but I do enjoy coming back here time and time again for a particular dish. Whenever I want to dine in Fong Lye, this will be my modus operandi.

The place too pack?
Well, I make it a point to come here on a weekday during off-peak hours...

Fong Lye @ The Gardens Mid Valley

Fong Lye @ The Gardens Mid Valley

Plonked ourselves down on the comfy seats (ladies be careful coming here to dine when it's that time of the month! Hahaha...) and order my favourite Rose Bud Oolong Tea...

Rose Bud Oolong Tea

Portion too little?
I have not encountered such an experience. I will usually order my favourite dish .... Stir Fried Beef with Spring Onions & Ginger. I find the portion here big enough for two!

Stir Fried Beef With Spring Onions and Ginger
Slices of beef with generous amount of spring onions (I likey!), flavourful and tender!

Minced Pork on steamed rice

It comes with some side dishes and a bowl of steamed rice with minced pork topping and since I usually share this beef set, we'll order another bowl of rice (yes, it comes with the minced pork topping)

Of course, since we shared the main meal - it can only mean that we have room for dessert but then, there's always room for desserts, isn't there? ;o)

Peanut Snow Mountain
I love eating the Peanut Snow Mountain dessert slowly...enjoying the stream of sweetened creamer that covers the "mountain" and the fine shaved ice. Right now with the current heatwave, isn't this a sight for sore eyes?

Now, this is what I call a happy meal ... :o)
And we live happily ever after .... Hahahaha...(deliriously happy!)

Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant
Lot T208, 3rd Floor
The Gardens, Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 03-2282 8699

Also located in Sri Hartamas & Imbi

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top
~ Author Unknown


J said...

My goodness - I've never seen it so empty/ comfortable! So clever of you... :)

Precious Pea said...

I went with you once rite??? Love their 3-cup chicken!

foodbin said...

the beef set is one of my fave.

CUMI & CIKI said...

oh i haven't been here in a while. since you've reviewed it positively , time to visit. btw, the Peanut Snow Mountain dessert looks crazy delicious!

babe_kl said...

we did not need to queue when we walked in at 6.15pm for dinner on weekdays but not when it touched 6.30pm!!

hmmm our portions were huge too and we shared most times.

ai wei said...

i love the food here.
next time i must try the Peanut Snow Mountain dessert liao...

ilene said...

Good thing my daughter was with me when we were there some ages ago! Like you, I'm also lost in this lingo!! Wouldn't go there now, not without my daughter. hahaha...

~Christine~Leng said...

we've been wanting to check this place out since I dunno when! haha. always ended up somewhere else ;P

wmw said...

J : Yes, I love the fact that I work my own hours :o)

Precious P : Yes, but I love the stir fried beef more.

Foodbin : Yes, great choice, eh?

Cumi & Ciki : Yah, the dessert looks so good especially in this heat!

babe_kl : I try to avoid going to the malls during peak hours usually, haha...perks of my "job"...

ai wei : Oh, you haven't tried it yet? If you like peanut, you would love it.

ilene : Aiyah, the two of us can't go and eat dinner at such places! hahaha....

Christine: Go with Ivy, she wants dessert!

Cynthia said...

That teapot is gorgeous.

J2Kfm said...

I dunno bout this, for my experiences at Fong Lye were far from positive. Hmm ...

Still remember we nearly created a scene when they did not accept (I think they still don't) credit cards!

Katie said...

Wow, that stir fried beef with spring onions looks delicious! It is a big portion - I probably wouldn't get through it all, but I'd try!

Tummythoz said...

Just realised I've always been there with non beef eaters. Now I know what I've missed.

wmw said...

Cynthia : The the lovely tea as well :o)

J2kfm : What the world needs now...is love, sweet love...hahaha

Katie : Yeah, share it .... half the calories and yet still all the joy!

Tummythoz : Yah lah...go with me lo! :p

mimid3vils said...

Oh I always don't have room for any dessert after meal, I think I have to learn from u~~ share the mains :P

wmw said...

mimid3vils : Try it :o)