Thanks to food-loving friends who took us around Petaling Jaya and surrounding areas, we sometimes felt like Hobbits with all the eating we did while in KL recently. Our only quest: to satisfy our hunger.
A neighborhood Chinese restaurant cooking up dishes influenced by the top chefs in Hawaii Regional Cuisine and serving world-class Western desserts. It’s enough to make your head spin!
Pah Ke’s Chinese Restaurant
One of the things I was craving for when thinking about our trip back to Hawaii was Minute Chicken Cake Noodle. This is a dish that was originated in Hawaii, at the On On Chinese Restaurant on McCully Ave in Honolulu. Wheat noodles are cooked, pressed down into a flat cake, about a half an inch thick, and then pan-fried until the outside is crispy. Top it with some fried boneless pieces of chicken and an oyster-based sauce, and you’ve got a delightful meal.
We hadn’t had a chance to get Minute Chicken Cake Noodle on our two previous trips back to Hawaii, so I was really looking forward to going to On On this time around. But then my friend Billy said that the Minute Chicken Cake Noodle at Pah Ke’s was better than On On. I hadn’t heard of Pah Ke’s before. Intrigued, we set up a time to meet there for dinner.
Sick of airplane food and not interested in airport food, but pleasantly surprised by airport hotel food!
We’re on our way from Kuching to Honolulu, but we made an overnight stopover in Kuala Lumpur first. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough time in KL to get any mamak or roti canai. Breakfast was a bowl of porridge, while lunch was a McDonald’s cheeseburger and a Diet Coke at KL International Airport. Totally uninspiring.
The second leg of our journey took us from KLIA to Taipei, Taiwan. Our onboard airplane meal was special – especially horrible, that is. We should have known something when the supervisor at the check-in counter warned us about the kosher meal that Annie and I had reserved.
We’re not in Kuching anymore, Toto.
We’re off in Penang for a whirlwind trip to visit Annie’s family and eat, eat, eat!