Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Big Tree Lin Kee, Cheras, KL - Round 2 & 3

Since it was Mother's Day last Sunday (13/5/12) in Malaysia, the ladies deserved a day off in the kitchen so we visited Big Tree Lin Kee restaurant again for dinner.  Since it's opening 2 weeks ago, my parents have been here 4 times and I have been here 3x. Happy to say that the food quality has been consistently good.

We were lucky that we arrived 5 minutes early, as the restaurant started filling up real fast after. There was a short wait for our food, but it was okay as long as the food tasted good. This time we decided to forego the steamed fish head and went for their other dishes. 

We ordered the kam heong la la but was given the siong tong la la (RM11) by mistake. I didn't really mind as we wanted to try this style of cooking on our next visit anyway. The la la (clams) are very fresh, plump and the portion was quite large. The superior broth had a tinge of spiciness to it (cili padi added) as well as a light herbal taste due to dong quai (Angelica sinensis), a comforting and delicious broth. The goji berries added a little sweetness to the broth. I really love this dish - it is now a must-order for us when we visit this restaurant. 



Since we loved this during our first visit, we ordered it again. The deep fried special seafood tofu (RM10) was even tastier this time - crispier skin and the filling was more flavourful.

The crispy chicken wings (RM3 per piece) was recommended by some friends, so we tried it this time around. Loved that it's been marinated with nam yue (red fermented beancurd) and then deep fried til crispy while still remaining moist inside. The children enjoyed this very much too, definitely finger licking good.


Look who's a fan of the chicken wings!


The stir fried kangkung with belacan (RM8) was expertly done - gone in minutes.


The ham yue fah lam (claypot pork belly with salted fish) (RM12) was late to arrive. The thin slices of pork belly was nicely cooked (long enough for the layers of fat to be melt-in-your-mouth) and also nicely flavoured by the salted fish. We ended up ordering extra rice to eat with this dish. Scrumptious!


Evening sky


Hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day celebration. (Went back again today 16th May and ordered all the same dishes again cos we loved them all)

Click here to read about my previous visit here.

Full set of photos available to view here.

Opening times: 3.30pm to 10.30pm daily.Closed on Tuesday. Main branch is located at Taman Taynton View (opened from 10.30am-3.30pm).

Service: Good.

Price: RM62 for this meal, including rice and tea.

Location: Restoran Big Tree Lin Kee, 18 &20 Jalan 15A/142, Taman Orkid Desa, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 016-6656 331 (Charlie Chong)

Website: http://www.bigtree.co.cc

GPS Coordinates: 3.077523, 101.73872

38 comments:

  1. Ooya...always love deep fried special seafood tofu...goes pretty well with the thick curry sauce in a claypot curry fish head :D

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    1. Have u tried this place before?

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    2. Nope...the Chinese restaurants in Sri Petaling also have their version of deep fried special seafood tofu =)

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    3. You have to give me the names of the good Chinese restaurants in Sri Petaling. I wanna go try.

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    6. Recommendation No. 1: Ye Look
      Location: GPS 3.068446, 101.693632
      Signatures:

      1. Assam Fish or Steamed Fish (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150262408533171&set=a.10150232928043171.328984.671183170&type=3)
      2. Claypot Salt-Baked Herbal Village Chicken (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150488951413171&set=a.10150232928043171.328984.671183170&type=3&permPage=1)
      3. Herbal Chicken in Aluminium Foil
      4. Pai Kuat Wong (Honey Pork Ribs)
      5. Steamed Ginger Frog Legs (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150239640728171&set=a.10150232928043171.328984.671183170&type=3)
      6. Sizzling Tofu
      7. Steamed Tofu (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150239641833171&set=a.10150232928043171.328984.671183170&type=3)

      Reviews:
      http://www.everydayfoodilove.co/2012/03/restoran-ye-look-sri-petaling.html
      http://karynkhoo.blogspot.com/2011/09/restoran-ye-look-sri-petaling.html

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    7. Recommendation No. 2: Soon Fatt
      Location: GPS 3.06845, 101.69051
      Signatures:

      1. 'Pa Chiew' Deep-Fried Fish
      2. Curry Fish
      3. Pineapple Pork Ribs
      4. Chicken Wings stuffed with Ham (dunno the exact name...sorry)
      5. Signature Deep Fried Taufu
      6. Salted Egg Crab

      Review:
      http://cumidanciki.com/2008/01/swamped-at-soon-fatt/

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    8. Recommendation No. 3: Tanjung Tualang Fish Head
      Location: http://g.co/maps/9mwrj
      Signatures:

      1. Steamed Black Tilapia with Signature Sauce (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150219462598171&set=a.10150219461048171.326322.671183170&type=3)
      2. Signature Fried Chicken (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150219462493171&set=a.10150219461048171.326322.671183170&type=3)
      3. Salted Egg Soft-Shell Crab (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150219462558171&set=a.10150219461048171.326322.671183170&type=3)
      4. Guinness Pork Ribs
      5. Claypot Brinjal (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150204296448171&set=a.465332428170.253109.671183170&type=3)

      Do ask for their specials for the day :)

      Reviews:
      http://sumptuousblog.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/tanjung-tua-lang-fish-head-restaurant-bandar-seri-petaling/

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    9. Thanks for taking the time to compile these lists for me! Will try one of them this weekend :)

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  2. Nice photos! The ham yue fah lam looks really good! Haha, makes me feel hungry during midnight. Sounds like a good Chinese restaurant!

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    1. Yes, we really like the ham yue fah lam here. So flavorful, and we enjoy eating it with lots of rice!

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  3. wow...all that for rm62? very cheap! i am so smitten by the siong tong lala.

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    1. It's not too far from your house, worth a try. Parking is relatively easy around here too. My mum joked that I can go with her next time just to have the siong tong la la.

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  4. awww, as your blog readers, it's quite sweet for us to watch Baby D growing up. i'm recalling a time when he wasn't able yet to eat solid food like fried chicken whenever you had your restaurant visits. sniff sniff, they grow up so fast! :D

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    1. They do grow up quickly, I think Baby D will grow up to be a foodie just like me ;P

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  5. All the food looks so delicious... I love fried tofu.

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    1. Me too, most Chinese restaurants seem to do a signature fried tofu albeit with different ingredients. Always intersting to try.

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  6. The ham yu fa lam bo definitely went well with white rice, I can have the with my bowl of rice, ONLY this :P

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    1. My mum usually eat very little rice, even she also tambah nasi for this dish!

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  7. Dear Baby Sumo,

    I can't believe the prices of this awesome looking meal all for A$20!! I think I can finish ham yuen fah lam all by myself - that is something we definitely can't get in Sydney.

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    1. I believe with your cooking skills, you can recreate this dish at home, right?

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  8. I want the siong tong la la! You must show me around Cheras la, can? :)

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  9. Those chicken wings look good! I have a feeling this shall be our dinner venue this weekend. =D

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    1. I think weekends can get pretty busy, so do go early or make a reservation yeah ;)

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  10. We love siong tong lala; I tried to cook that at home once, the taste still boleh tahan. LOL :P

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    1. Wah Chef CK! Next time u can cook for me to try also ;P

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  11. RM 11.00 for siong tong lala? Pretty cheap eh. Good deal!

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    1. Yeah the food here is very reasonably priced.

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  12. Man... Everything looks so good! :D

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  13. wow pork belly! :) that's pretty. quite affordably priced around Cheras

    Latest: Best Food of Herbs&Spices

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    1. Portions are quite big, food is delicious and price is reasonable.. win win win.

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  14. The taukeh must have known you very well by now! Hmmm, let me see, my fav dishes go to the chicken wings & seafood tofu, yeah!

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    1. Lol yes, they know us now. They ask how come they've never seen us before in their old shop. Now we are regulars!

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  15. Glad u like the wings... love this place! great food at great value... :)

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation, this is now one of our regular dinner spots with the family.

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