Monday, October 26, 2009

Boon Keong Restaurant (Tai Chow) - Bandar Sri Damansara

Postscript: It is sad to announce the closure of Boon Keong as of early Dec 2009. Some of their food are favourites for my son and I.
Claypot "Lo See Fun'

With the dearth of quality eateries in Bandar Sri Damansara, every new addition is welcomed with "subdued" hope. We did not want to get the expectations too high due to past disappointments. When Boon Keong opened a few months ago (taking over from western oriented Miner's), I heard mix reviews from friends.

Since then I have ventured there a number times and found the food good. The kitchen personnel has the necessary experience and creativity. The food was tasty and without the heavy dosage of MSG. My first few dishes were mostly noodles.

I had their Hokkien Mee and found it fried to my required standards. No puddles of soupy gravy that gave away the inexperienced cook. The noodles came out in its sticky goodness form. A tinge of bitter from the dark soy sauce with lots of "wok hei" and some lard pieces.

Another notable noodle is their "Claypot Lo See Fun." At RM8/pax it better be good. The ingredients included crab meat. I enjoyed it and had since introduced it to my son and he liked it. Lots of soupy goodness of the consistency of "shark fins soup".

Another of their "Honest-to-Goodness" noodles was their"Kam Heong Mee Hoon". A bit salty but then it was expected with dry shrimps in attendance.

So for those living in Sri Damansara we have one more choice in our repertoire. Welcome "Boon Keong."

"Kam Heong" Mee Hoon.
Sate as appetiser while we waited for the food.
Marmite Pork Ribs. Glazed with translucent caramelised sweet sheen. Taste was 7/10. The problem was in the meat. It was not top of the line and some were chewy..Honey Pork Ribs. Taste was again 7/10. But then the meat was not fork tender.Butter-fried Sotong. Lots of eggs fritters and curry leaves. The attraction believed it or not the sotong but was in the buttered eggy strands. Smelt and tasted good. 6.5/10. Vege was pathetic as it was over-cooked.
Boon Keong Restaurant
Jalan Damar SD 15/1


Duckie said...

i really don't like it when they overcook veggies!!

hApPy HaPpY said...

As you feed your children you get to blog.. how nice and interesting life is...

CUMI & CIKI said...

wallau.. fried butter anything is good la;)

J2Kfm said...

kam heong style of bihun? now thats a new way of frying them.
satay looks succulent.

backStreetGluttons said...

These look quite decent and very family meal oriented

Little Inbox said...

The claypot Lou See Fun looks like shark's fin soup, hehe...

foodbin said...

claypot lo see fun must be good not too oily or dry!

Big Boys Oven said...

not a bad place to dine! :)

worldwindows said...

Duckies... Stir-fried dishes can go wrong if cook it distracted for just a moment.

HH... And they have to wait sometimes not too patiently.

CampC... Butter a good base for cooking western and even eastern as proven by this dish.

J2Fkm... I thought they have innovative dishes!

BSG... I am not sure if they can survive long here.

LI... Its thick soupy goodness.

FB... I enjoyed very much.

BBO... Esp if it's convenient.