Sunday, September 21, 2008

Dinner in Jinjang

Jinjang is a little town within Kepong which is home to majority of the Chinese community and the local business folks.
Its vicinity within Kepong makes it one of the "makan" (eating) hub for most of the locals; and you will be surprised that this place offers tasty and varied food with a reasonable price.

I was surprised myself as I did not really like dining in areas near the market or by the road; coz it just makes me feel uncomfortable (call me a brat or whatsoever:p)
I didn't manage to get a pic of the outlet; amazing how I never did know their name despite being there for a couple of times.
Anyway, since I am supposed to feature on food, these are a few notable dishes we've tried and think they're not too bad (note on the prices as well:)

Assam Fish (RM10)
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This is the Fei Chow fish; red talapia which was steamed and then placed in the sour sauce cooked with the assam boi and there was a hint of lime sauce as well.
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Served with angled beans and lady fingers and eggplant, this is a really appetizing dish.
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Piping hot and sourish, it was yummy!~

Claypot Tofu(beancurd) with baby sprouts (RM8-10)
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It was a lighter taste but served with a generous portion of vegetables; besides baby sprouts, there were also corn, carrots, sweet peas, mushrooms and shrimps.
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Mixed Vegetables for RM7
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Clams in sweet and sour sauce (RM10)
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These were slightly larger clams; kind of oyster-like types and initially it was a little weird as we have never tried this type before but the sauce complimented it really well!~

Another type of tofu is this; the homemade tofu cooked with vegetables (RM7)
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The beancurd used were the local plain beancurd; which they fried slightly and then served with the light tasting gravy topped with mushrooms, beans, etc.
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For meat-lovers, you can try this Spare ribs (RM10)
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A meal for four; with an average of 3-4 dishes will typically cost around Rm33-38 with a serving of fish, vegetables, squid/clam/mantis prawns, tofu range of dishes.
Their crabs only cost approximately RM22; pretty reasonably priced, ain't they?

Good for cost-saving during the current economy:D

**I will remember to snap a pic of the place and post it next round**

16 comments:

  1. That all looks delicious! My favorites among them would have to be the spareribs and the assam fei chow :)

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  2. Hey Christy, thanks for stopping by my blog today.
    You have a nice blog. Lots of pictures and very interesting.
    Are you from Penang?

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  3. Hie manggy, hahaha....the assam fei chow was really nice!!~:D

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  4. Hie Divya, I am actually working in Penang...not sure whether I should be considered a Penangite;)

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  5. Jinjang~~ The place I grew up~~~

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  6. Hi Christy

    Thanks for droping by my blog. Hope you come for a return visit soon. I spent 7 years in Penang (uni and marriage) and I consider myself a Penangite as it was the longest place that I stayed at!

    Great blog and pics, btw.

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  7. Hie mimi, you are from Jinjang??? No wonder you're so familiar with all the food outlets near Metro Prima...hehe:)

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  8. Hie vg, same case here, I am also born in PG, but grew up in KL...then now back to Penang to work; it's like more than 3 years now I am in penang...haha, so am I a penangite? I guess so in a way...

    And yeah, will keep visiting your blog, thanks for coming too, and hope to see you more often!
    Thanks for the compliments, I love my blogs:D

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  9. hey, that's cheap! sometimes ordering dai chow dishes offer a much different experience.

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  10. hey there!
    Just to peeping on your blog! You're a food-lover like I did!

    Thanks for dropping by at my blog. ^__^ will keep myself update through yours!

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  11. gosh... u make me hungry middle of the night!

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  12. hey j2kfm, yeah...seriously, I found it really cheap for a few dishes!~

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  13. Hie kaiba, haha...i'm not sure food lover is the right word...coz I'm more of a food blogger and a blog lover!~

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  14. Hahaha jackson....thanks for the compliments:) Maybe next round all the food blogs should have a disclaimer on their blogs; do not read on an empty stomach:p

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  15. The food looks amazing! My father was born in Jinjang and I love to see photos of food in Malaysia. I'm craving now...

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  16. Hie Mark, haha..wanna go to Jinjang to satisfy your craving?:D

    Btw, thanks for dropping by my blog!~

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