Friday, June 12, 2015

My Secret Hang Out

 There is one place that I hang out the most over the months and years. 
I visit this place like 2-3 times weekly while waiting for my wife 
to finish her Tai Chi lessons from the opposite Wushu Centre.



It is a very cozy place called HouXiang Restaurant 
at Taman SEA in Petaling Jaya.





 I love their tranquil ambiance that includes all the 
grandmother's old photos.





HouXiang means "back lanes" and this spot 
truly resembles an old back lane.




 Their polite and attentive waiters are all dressed 
like Chinese hawkers from Mainland China.




I really love their menu very much! 
The price is very affordable for poor peasants like me.
They serve my favourite Penang styled 
Chee Cheong Fun that comes with
the stinky black prawn paste.
All their drinks are fabulous &
you drink & eat with old enamel
plates & cups.
Really for Twilight Man!




 Come & Join Me!



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    1. I am very sure food gluttons like you will visit this place. Hope to bump into you there.
      When will you go on the roads to Thailand again? How many villages left to leave your foot prints?

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  2. this sure to be a nice place to hang out TM... the second to the last pic is what really intrigues me the most.. what are those? sea food balls? They look really cute and they're like those meats you can find in a shabu-shabu

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    1. Those are vegetables, seafood and meat choices being mixed into flour doughs to be steamed into balls or stuffed into the vegetables. They are delicious when eaten with dipped chilly sauces. I think there are some food in Philippines that are similar but they are not in rounded balls shape.

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  3. I'm sure the crews here already know you right.. since you used to stay here so often... thanks for sharing TM

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    1. Oh yes, they all could recognize my big shadow when I enter the place. They should give me a loyalty card as their VVIP customer. Muahahaha

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    2. oh they should.. they must have some loyalty awards or something and grant you discounts.. that would be cool

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    3. Yeah I should suggest to the boss to print out the cards for us to collect 9 stamping chops to get the 10th meal FREE!!!

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  4. I too like the ambiance and lighting of your favorite restaurant. It has very interesting theme relevant to old esp. the arrangement on wall of frames.

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    1. We have many themed restaurants in our country as the customers are spoilt with choices here.
      Hope you will share more photos of the restaurants and cafe in Chennai. That would be interesting.

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  5. aiyoh.. Thambee keep refreshing and refreshing the page and thought the page could not complete loading!!! Anay is posting only 6 photos in this post!!! this is so rare, he usually will have like 13-21 photos in every post dei.. but Thambee must say one thing.. the new layout and background of this blog actually goes so well with the set of photos today!! many Anay spent too much time in choosing a new layout that he has not enough time but to post only half of the photos, and that he tells so little of every photo unlike his grandma personality whose mouth will be still moving even if she dies~~ :D

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    1. OMG!!! You always think I am long winded like you with slides of over 20 photos meh??
      I have mellowed down and will soon stick to one photo with 100 words format. How about that?
      How dare you belittle my mouth after I die? Hope you could live to see them la.

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  6. Thambee has not been to this "Back Alley" and in fact the name smells a little obscenity also, muahahaha!! but when Anay mentioned about those enamel bowls and mugs, Thambee suddenly remember this is the Houxiang that he wanted to go and try.. they are the one with BBQ Yong Tau Foo, am i right?? actually Thambee is more attracted by those enamel bowls and mugs, wonder if they also sell those in the restaurant?? Anay please help t check this out.. the mug would be so perfect to place a bungkus (yes, must be those plastic bag bungkus not those plastic cups) of Barley Kosong Beng tapao-ed from the kopitiam, and Thambee can have that throughout the day in office, nice idea!!!

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    1. You know me, always forgot to snap photos of the food and plates I ate. So I will go back and snap the enamel plates and mugs to update this blog post.

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  7. i heard things are expensive there but Anay says the price is very affordable for poor peasants like him.. anyway, those balls in the wooden boxes surely look good to me dei.. Thambee wonders how many balls and fishcakes Anay picked to eat everytime, enough to fill his stomach and also enough to last him until Letchumi finishes her Taichi class.. those on the left that looks like buns with three stripes looks good to me, what are those?? next time Anay will tapao one of each variety for Thambee lah.. Thambee is so sick of eating the cheesy mutton curry with extra paneer and the masala naan already dei..

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    1. Nothing is expensive la dei. Who told you this craps?
      So you are sick of eating you cheesy mutton curry balls now? Okay I tapao for you next time so that you could remember that you are still a Chinese origin.

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  8. i like the second photo, it's very nice arranging small photo frames like this.. and does Anay know what is written on the red papers in the third photo??

    后起之秀推前浪 hou4 qi3 zhi1 xiu4 tui1 qian2 lang4
    巷知街聞客滿堂 xiang4 zhi1 jie1 wen2 ke4 man3 tang2

    they rhyme perfectly and the first words are the name of the restaurant..

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    1. I also like that photo, like very CNY style, remember in school last time we have this calligraphy competition during CNY, have to write on those red paper.

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    2. SK Thambee, thanks for telling a banana like me about these auspicious words. The owner is smart to decorate the place well to give the prefect ambiance to all the diners. The photos on the walls always attracted attention and the old grandma in the photos looked like everyone's grandma!

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  9. So nice and sweet of you to wait for your wife finish her Tai Chi lessons, so loving

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    1. I only have one wife and she is my only love in this life. So I have to treasure and protect her lah. I read all your blogs while munching snack and sipping kopi cham at that place. Very relaxing.

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  10. Hi! Nice place. I hope you will attend Tai Chi lessons with your wife. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Minoru-San. I hope to sign up someday as it is very good for health. You are a good example.

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  11. The foods in the 5th picture looks super tempting...

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    1. Yeah all the food is good. I tapao and post to you in Singapore okay.

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  12. I like the decor near the tables and chairs. So nice to lepak and feel the back alley like that.

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    1. Great minds think alike. I feel at home too, rekindling the old days in Penang.

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  13. Stinky black prawn paste? Mmm...... wonder what's that. Our CCF is usually served with chilli or red sweet sauce. I'm curious. Lol!

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    1. That's called "Hair Ko" which is the same prawn paste on the Assam Laksa. The more stinky is the better!
      You better fly to KL and Penang to eat them. Guaranteed Bagus!

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  14. Penang Chee Cheong Fun with KL twist (those Yong Taufoo ingredients) to it huh. That's a great idea.

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    1. They don't mix the balls with Chee Cheong Fun lah... Everything is good and well done here. Suitable for lazy man like you. Bring your mum and dad for a treat.

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  15. Yah, so like if really want to find you is very easy, just have to come here very often. +_+

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    1. Yes my foot prints and DNA are all over the place! Please come to try their food.

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  16. So now we know where to find you, TM!

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    1. You know how I look precisely. Just bring your wok and cover my head!

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  17. I only got to Sea Park, PJ during daytime so I won't be able to recognise this shop since your photos are all taken during night time. Where is this place located in Sea Park? Let me go google it.

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    1. The place is inside Taman SEA and not Sea Park. Both tamans are pretty close to each other.
      You can see Prudential, Hong Leong Bank and Cash Converters from the main road of LDP (in front of SS 2) and this restaurant is along the same stretch of shops after the bend.

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    2. Oh, Taman Sea and Sea Park are not the same!? OK, I know SS2 so should be easy to find Taman Sea and the landmarks you gave. Thanks!

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  18. wah... the taichi master hang out at a quiet but cosy place with lots of good food !!

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    1. Tai Chi Master who? Me? No! You kidding me again! Muahahahaha

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  19. Haha, wah, your title makes me suspense.. Secret hangout pulak.. Aiyoyo, like secret place to meet mistress like that, wakakakaka.. You really make me laugh early morning, thank you for that.. Cozy place, quiet, looks ok, good to meet with bf gf also, kekekeke..

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    1. You bet. My title managed to attract so many readers from the worldwide of Google Search!
      This way will give better publicity to the restaurant instead of just title it as Chee Cheong Fun Restaurant.

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  20. Their first outlet is located at Sri Damansara, Kepong :)

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    1. Oh really! I didn't know that. Maybe this is the branch or they have moved. They have very regular customers eating at this place until we kinda recognize each other.

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  21. Hmm...new shop ? Like tak pernah see before. wokay will go find you there one of these days

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    1. Come and eat! Show him this blog and the young boss might give you free FRISKIES!!!
      Wakakakakaka Meow

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  22. looks cosy for a backlane dining!

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  23. I bet sitting here takes you back a few decades or so, maybe a century! Peace and tranquility, a good place to have coffee while killing time. :-)

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  24. I must ask my son to take me there next time.

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