Here's a quick post...I just got back from Doi Chaang @ Jaya One and decided to do a short post on it. With operating hours daily (close on Sundays) from 9am-7pm (yes, extended by another hour!), the few of us made it a point to arrive at this place right after work in time to try out their coffee before it closes on us yet again. Hahaha...we had wandered to Doi Chaang on a Sunday previously and was deprived of our coffee since it's close on Sundays!
Absent from the blogosphere during the whole month of February, the past month had been a fury of Chinese New Year meals, one after another. At a time when one is constantly barraged with the usual rich good food, it was a pleasant change when we dined at Gao Ren Guan in Jaya One recently. Not to say that the food was different but it was really food that not only filled the tummy but touched the heart. If you check out their website...they have a tag line that says "...feels like dining at home". Yes, though the restaurant was crowded and with the endless loud chattering (that includes even the usual "loud wishes" routine during the lo sang ceremony!), we really felt at "home". I had the opportunity to dine at Gao Ren Guan twice during this Chinese New Year period and I gotta say, it has now become one of my favourite restaurants to go to. With great tasting food that speaks for itself, the simplicity won me over ... Needless to say, my friends are of the same opinion too and we look forward to our next meal there again. Here are some of the dishes we "connected" with ...
Having eaten about 8 times of Yee Sang during this Chinese New Year celebration, the group of us really like Gao Ren Guan's version. The condiments were refine but what made it good was the sauce. Subtle yet rich enough, it had a sweetness that was spot on and yet a pleasant sourish taste that gave a balance of all the right flavours. Looking forward to this in 2014!
Another great yet simple dish was the Hakka Char Yoke (Small RM10, Large RM20) - lean yet tender pieces of sliced pork. Each slice had a wonderful crunch as we bit into it...breaking the crispy marinated layer of skin. A real delight!