This place that we are going to review is located just off Jalan Weld Quey, at Tan Jetty. I was told by the owner that they are are only closed on Mondays and the operating hours are until 6 or 7 pm. This place was introduced to us by Criz when we were tasked to get some Loh Bak for our visiting relative from Hong Kong. The goodies were cold and lumpy by dinner time that day, thus we decided to make another trip here for the fresh version!

The fritters, Loh Bak and Taugua Chi are fried batch by batch after the previous ones are consumed. Thus, it is kept as fresh as possible. I heard that the owner also supplies to food catering businesses and hawkers in and around town. Therefore, if you would like to get them for your party, you could do so by phone. It was advised by the owners that I would be better to BBQ the fritters and loh bak after they get cold and soft. If reheat by deep frying will make it too oily for consumption.

Another advice from the owner is to take the prawn fritters together with raw/uncooked yellow noodles. This combination would reduce the oily feeling of the fritters because the noodle tends to absorb the oil from the fritters. We tried and it actually taste better. In fact, the noodles gave the fritters extra taste as the fritters themselves do not have much taste in them. But remember not to over do it with the chili sauce, it will kill the taste and texture of the combination of fritters and yellow noodle. Another way, personally, of enjoying the prawn fritters are by dunking them into something sweet and light like Thor Thou Theng(sweet peanut soup). It really brings it to another height in taste and feel. Something like french fries and ice-cream or milk shake. Damn!
The Loh Bak is average, heavier on the five spice and sweet taste. As for the Taugua Chi, it must be taken with the accompanying chili sauce to make it more appetising and tastier.
On average, I would give this place:
  • 4/5 for value
  • 3.8/5 for taste
  • 3.8/5 for service (Very friendly and informative)
  • 3.5/5 for cleanliness (Don't expect much from a cottage business)
  • 3.5/5 for atmosphere (old school feel)

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  1. squall // October 22, 2008 at 3:57 PM  

    long time din't eat lok bak alr...drooling~~

  2. New Kid on the Blog // October 23, 2008 at 7:56 AM  

    when i look at the title, i immediately think of Criz Lai before i finish the content of the post. :)