Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thye Hong @ Pavilion Mall's Food Republic, Kuala Lumpur

It was just mom-in-law, hubby (to-be) and me wandering around the newly opened The Pavilion mall in KL, when we went to the lower ground floor and stumbled upon a food heaven. They call it the Food Republic (fancy name for a food court that looked equally fancy). Boy oh boy, we were spoilt for choice.
We walked almost the entire floor and finally saw an outlet that really piqued our interest. There were long queues in front of Thye Hong (always a good sign!).

Upon closer examination, we saw this man in a glass "cubicle" adjacent to the main counter, busy frying eggs and huge, luscious-looking oysters! How could we resist?!

After queueing for a bit, we got our plate of o'chien (fried oysters with eggs). This one's a little different from the Penang version, as the eggs and oysters were fried separately; the oysters were only topped onto the eggs (rather than being mixed IN the eggs). But they sure served jumbo-sized oysters at RM7.00/plate.

The fried kuey teow (RM6.50) was nothing to shout about, though. Plain and without prawns, we've tasted better!

A better deal would be the fried kueh kak (carrot cake) at RM6.50. The carrot cake was fried with slightly-burnt edges, and the tastyness of the soya sauce and other ingredients penetrated into the carrot cake itself. It came served with a big helping of eggs.
Do also check out Masak-Masak's post on the Food Republic at The Pavilion.

Food Republic
Lower Ground Floor,
The Pavilion,
Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Kuala Lumpur.

Our rating system for overall satisfaction with what we eat and where we eat....

1-bam = don't even bother

2-bam = good enough to fill the tummy

3-bam = a very good restaurant in its category

4-bam = excellent cooking, worth a detour

5-bam = exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

We would give Thye Hong a 3-bam rating.



wao...goreng carot favorite!!!

wmw said...

I love fried carrot cake! Poor man in the glass cubicle...all that smoke.