Friday, August 10, 2007

Low Yau Kee's fresh fish fillet porridge

Many thought porridge is easy to cook. Just throw in rice and water to boil. But to cook a smooth and thick porridge isn't easy. If you have tried it, you will know what I mean. It could either be too watery or too thick that it became lumpy (yuck.. that's for babies). Some over cooked and the hint of rice texture is gone. Some are "under cooked" and you can still count every grain of rice in there. That is ok if you are eating Teo Chew porridge, but if it is Cantonese porridge, blek :P

Cantonese-English Translation
Low - Old
Yau - Friend
Kee - Record/Remember

Location : Jalan Tun Perak, near Masjid Jamek, Kuala Lumpur
Rating : Very x3 good!

I am a porridge lover, but I am very critical about a good porridge, be it Teo Chew or Cantonese. This place's porridge is "Da Best" man! You see most places throw the fish in to cook togather with the porridge. Supposedly to add flavour to the porridge, but it actually spoils the texture of the fish. Fishes are easily cooked, and anything beyond that is rough to the tongue. What Low Yau Kee did was to slice the fish thinly, marinate it with sesame oil and serve them raw to you. Just throw in all the meat togather with the generous garnishings into the porridge and witness it turn ripe. Now this can only be done with an extremely hot porridge served. I don't know how the boss is able to maintain the porridge at boilling point, and yet not burning them???
Now don't worry. By the time the meat is cooked, the heat from the porridge has been transferred to the meat and balanced the whole bowl. And by the time you scoop them into your mouth, the temperature is just right.
What I like about the porridge is that the flavour kind of explode in your mouth. I love the smooth porridge, but with substance. I love the even smoother and silkier fish meat.
And if you like to to order some extras, I guess the chicken is quite good too.
Aa... Don't be mistaken. I am not the big eater this time (haha..). A kind and friendly lady happen to share table with me. She is kind enough to let me photograph her chicken drumstick before enjoying her meal. Thanks KSH, and it's a pleasure to have made your acquaintance.

And for those of you who might still get lost around Masjid Jamek area, hope this photo help.
p/s: Come at evening.


boo_licious said...

If u sit and observe, you notice they stir it constantly so it's kept hot but does not stick at the bottom. Love this place too.

Pinky said...

Ah... It is an honour to receive your comment. Thank you for enlightening me. Love your masa-masak!

layan said...

good pics...easy for those who are not familiar with the surrounding. keep it up

Pinky said...

Thanks "Layan" to have layan* my blog. You assured me that there are still real-genuine readers in the sea of marketeers who relentlessly post adverts in the comments column.
*layan - malay language for entertain