To cut it short, she used to be my Girl-Next-Cubicle. (how i miss u nao, Legs!)
We celebrated her birthday last week!
Anyway, Legs has been dying to go to New Formosa Restaurant since last year. And the birthday girl got her wish. :)
We braved the rain and horrendous LDP traffic from all corners of KL to get to the eatery located in SS2 right after working hours.
"I see you think, I also don't wanna lose. Me shall thinks too..."
Which led to these:
1. Fried Butter Eel
A beautiful crossover of flavours and texture, if I may say so.
Spot the sprinkly stuff atop the fried eel pieces? Those were fine biscuit crumbs stir-fried with aromatic fried curry leaves. I whacked so much daun kari that I thought a pottu would grow on me forehead soon. Legs was secretly singling out the fiery fried cili padi to eat. Seriously, damn syiok getting the kick out from those booby traps.
三杯雞 is characterised by the use of basil (九岑塔) as its key ingredient. Basil is an acquired taste. Either you love it or you hate it.
In this 三杯雞 dish, the distinctive smell of this pungent herb thoroughly permeated the dish, lending its signature scent to the chicken pieces which were tender and not overly done. Its smell was most alluring, gently wafting through our nostrils. Not to forget, a bowl of rice would be most lovely to ladle the heavenly gravy over, thank you.
Forgive me but I really could not recall how this carbo dish tasted. And it's one of their signature dish. The horror. :x
All I remember was lapping up the mee suah which really warmed up my tummy in the chilly room. I do recall thinking it was not bad because of the katsuo bushi (bonito) broth. Have a go at it yourself k?
Do not underestimate this plate of greens. It was so nicely done that we openly professed our love for it. Lightly stir-fried Szechuan style with preserved radish, it wasn't greasy at all even though the picture deceivingly looked so.
Daughter of God commented:"They must have blended the lala in this dish. So hard to find."
5. Caramelised Fried Yam
We had this delightful dessert to clean the palate.
As Legs put it,
"Crispy on the outside, soft in the inside. Delish!"