I love dining out and whilst I enjoy going to restaurants and cafes, my heart (and stomach) truly lies with the hearty fare of the “dai chao” no-frills roadside or coffeeshop based eating places that dish up single serve meals or dishes quickly, deliciously and cheaply. A general crowd favourite is sweet and sour meat (“ku lo yuk”) and when I do feel like eating it, this is the one I go for.
Feast your eyes on one of the best sweet and sour pork (“ku lo yuk”) I’ve had this side of KL.
Drat. I just made myself hungry reliving this dish that I ate over the week 🙂 There’s also something else that’s sweet after the jump that I think will appeal to many 😉
The meat (could be pork or chicken depending on what you fancy) is battered and deep-fried and then a sweet and sour sauce made from tomato and chilli sauces and made tangy with fresh tomatoes and sometimes pineapples, is poured over the dish and served. The difference with this specific one is that the meat isn’t overly battered and they use nice lean fillets as opposed to fatty meats I’ve had before.
I’m sure there are variations of this in any Chinese restaurant worldwide. Just ask for sweet and sour pork or chicken and you will receive a variation of this one. A classic Chinese dish 😀
This specific one I’ve featured is at Hung Kee, an old and established coffee-shop restaurant along Jalan Loke Yew, Kuala Lumpur, famous for its wonton noodles and roast meats 🙂
As for the other thing that’s sweet that most of you will enjoy, its a new creation by Baskin-Robbins – Yogurt Smoothies!
Do you like eating sweet and sour pork/chicken? If you know of any other “dai chao” that makes good “ku lo yuk” or just is generally good, I’d love to know. I always love trying out new eating places 😀
Scrumptious Saturday : One day in a week where I dish out random scrumptiousness from my other love – food!