Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Siew Fong Lye and Little Vietnam, The Gardens and Mid Valley

I'm eating my way through Mid Valley and its surrounds. Work in its second month is keeping me fairly busy so good thing there's still plenty of eating places keeping me busy in that department.

One recent evening, I raced to meet a bunch of ex-colleagues at Siew Fong Lye at the Gardens for dinner. I'd read plenty about it and had seen the healthy queue outside so I didn't object to trying it out.

I wasn't in time to get pictures of what the others were having but I ordered the Fresh Tomato & Egg with fish set of which I had read plenty of ravings.

It came with plain white rice topped with minced pork meat and three mini side dishes - some type of omelette, a few slices of Taiwanese sausage and braised lotus root slices.

The main feature - fresh tomato and egg in a juicy stew, over fried fish fillets. Yummy! I'd have been happy to flip both thumbs up, had it not been for the steep pricing (over RM20 for the set) and the outlet not accepting other terms of trade except cash (even if our bill totalled over RM200)!

On another occasion, we visited our old favourite Little Vietnam over at the main mall, on the cinema floor. The outlet has always been deemed dependable for a good substantial feed at a reasonable price and a good serving of gossip with the old working crew, and it didn't disappoint this time.

I had the plain hue with sliced chicken (RM8) - very filling and tasty enough.

Two others ordered the lemongrass beef on rice. No complaints there...

...and my third dining companion ordered the spicy beef hue. Look at that pretty, fiery colour!

Lunch for 4, with endless flow of refreshing tea, came up to about RM57, which was fair by Mid Valley standards and guarantees a return visit.

4 comments:

J2Kfm said...

oh, they're not known as FONG LYE only? changed to Siew Fong Lye? hehe ... cute name. like in old drama type.

pricey I admit, but I like the sides more than the mains.

Penang Tua Pui said...

RM20 over the fresh tomato and egg, over fried fillets.... a little bit pricey but if they taste good, must have the valued there huh....

How come the shop so lansi one.. only accept cash and not credit card??? these days where got ppl bring soo much cash out one.. scared of robbery and snatch theft lioa lor... Apalah, dunno how to do business one....

vkeong said...

Siew Fong Lye? Is it same as Fong Lye? I think I dined here before.. and the food seems to be different too.

550ml jar of faith said...

J2KFM, I wasn't aware there was Fong Lye! You mean this is the offspring turned hero of the original protagonist? Hehe...

Penang Tua Pui, now that you mention it, yes tomato, egg and fish fillets are fairly basic ingredients. Not sure if it warrants that price!

Vkeong, it may be like J2KFM mentioned, this could be a sub-branch off the Fong Lye you dined in before.