bookmark_borderOld Tricycle – The Original Charcoal BBQ Yong Tau Foo, Taman Desa

Old Tricycle Charcoal BBQ Yong Tau Foo has been around since the beginning of the year. Folks went gaga about this place even though it serves yong tau foo only. The interesting twist offered by this stall, to some many, is that you get to play grill your food at table side. And this is what got the crowd raved about this place in and out.

Old Tricycle - The Original Charcoal BBQ Yong Tau Foo, Taman Desa

There were a few tables occupied when we were there at about 615PM. But what I heard from close friends of mine is that crowd starts to flock in at about 7PM. So, it was lucky for us to secure a table easily and got our orders taken within minutes. The menu was straight forward as there were ala cartes as well as set meals. It’s best to go for their set meals as you get best most of the items at affordable price.

Charcoal Pit

With the portable charcoal pit placed beside the table, you’re free to do whatever you want with your food but it is best to pay attention when grilling as they will turn to black carbon within minutes.

Yong Tau Foo by Old Tricycle - The Original Charcoal BBQ Yong Tau Foo, Taman Desa

The yong tau foo with stuffing were coated with the same sweetish sauce. It felt kinda one dimension but that’s just me.

Fried Foo Pei by Old Tricycle - The Original Charcoal BBQ Yong Tau Foo, Taman Desa

Curry Chee Cheong Fun with Pig Skin by Old Tricycle - The Original Charcoal BBQ Yong Tau Foo, Taman Desa

If there’s one thing I like is the stuffed pork bacon because it’s bacon! We went for extra order as well as the crispy fried foo pei (bean curd skin). The curry chee cheong fun with pig skin was delectable.

Drinks by Old Tricycle - The Original Charcoal BBQ Yong Tau Foo, Taman Desa

Overall, the experience was a-okay. The total bill including extra orders and drinks came to about RM53. We smelled like burnt moving objects after the dinner but we expected that to happen. Now with this off the list, it is time to explore Taman Desa further as it is just 10 minutes away from where I live.

No. 5, Jalan Brunei Selatan,
Jalan Desa Jaya,
Taman Desa,
58100 Kuala Lumpur.

GPS Coordinates : 3.102769, 101.683553

Business Hours : 6PM – 11PM (Wednesday – Monday)

bookmark_borderMap’s, Bandar Sunway

The recent long weekend/holiday came at the right time. It was perfect period to rest, recuperate and rejuvenate. It was also a good time to explore new places and try new things and food. For me, I did the latter as I was eager to try this place; Map’s which is located in Bandar Sunway.

Map's, Bandar Sunway

I was eager because 1) they serve breakfast at early hours and 2) they serve porky breakfast at ungodly hours on weekends. As I usually have a habit (and I blaming it on my biological clock) to wake up early even on weekends and holidays, I like places/restaurants/cafe like this as I know the mass crowd hasn’t woken up yet let alone crowding the restaurant/cafe.

Map's, Banday Sunway

The place was relatively quiet when we were there. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised as it was closed to 9AM on a Sunday when we arrived and there were ample of parking lots outside. The service was prompt; simple, straightforward menu was shown and orders were taken within 10 minutes.

Iced Hazelnut Cappuccino and Hazelnut Milk

The drinks arrived first; Iced Hazelnut Cappuccino (RM10) and cold Hazelnut Milk (RM8). I liked that they asked beforehand whether I would like my cold coffee to be sweeten in which I gladly said yes. Served in a tall glass with chocolate swirls, it was filled with cubes of coffee and milk. The overall taste was pleasant and mildly sweet yet the presence of coffee shots was there. The milk, on the other hand, was refreshing; easy to drink with subtle taste of the flavoured syrup.

Porky Pancakes by Map's, Bandar Sunway

Two breakfast meals were chosen on that day. Their Porky Pancakes (RM15) was served first. The presentation was simple and clean. It was multi layer of goodness; egg, pork bacons, roasted potatoes and pancakes. The sight of wobbly sunny side egg was enough to get my appetite kicking in full gear. The mixture of savoury bacons coupled with the sweetness of maple syrup worked well while the creamy liquid of egg yolk brought together the crispy, fluffy cubed potatoes and pancakes.

Breakfast In Bed by Map's, Bandar Sunway

The Breakfast In Bed (RM19) came within minutes after the pancakes. Beneath the pork bacons were cocktail sausages and roasted potatoes while on the sides were nicely cooked egg on large crispy toast, baked beans and sautéed mushrooms. The platter itself was decent. I liked the toast with the egg though I wished there were two eggs instead of one.

Gula Melaka Cotton Cheese Cake by Map's, Bandar Sunway

To complete a wholesome meal, dessert is a must regardless of the time. And Gula Melaka Cotton Cheese Cake (RM11) we ordered. The size was bigger than I thought it would be and with that, it was worth the price. Layers of gula melaka, mild cheese concoction and desiccated coconuts complemented each other though the taste of each component was rather subtle and it wasn’t overly sweet.

Overall, the experience was satisfactory. I got what I wanted; a good meal in a quiet ambiance on a quiet weekend. I got to give credits to them for executing/cooking the eggs perfectly. With this, my list of porky places has grown, so… yay!

9, Jalan PJS 11/2,
Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya.

GPS Coordinates : 3.072574, 101.602261

Business Hours: 830AM – 6PM (Wednesday – Monday)

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