Sunday, October 3, 2010

Taste of home.

This year is my first time being away from home for this long, and I've been quite homesick since mummy flew back a month ago. But in exactly 3 months, I'll be home... I so can't wait! And of course, it goes without saying... Being homesick = constant craving for Malaysian food!

But I can get my fix for curry laksa and asam laksa at Laksa King; roasted chicken rice at Coconut House; and hainanese chicken rice at Malaysian Oriental Wok... But what about my favourite Hokkien Mee?

I thought I was never going to get a decent plate of hokkien mee here in Melbourne, not until a friend recommended us to Jade Kingdom, which is located all the way in Heidelberg Heights.

Jade Kingdom is pretty much like a homecooked food restaurant. I'd say its style is almost similar to the open-aired kopitiam-like restaurants in Malaysia. And you know what they have which I reckon is best?


I am not kidding! I've tried hokkien mee in quite a few places and all of them were so bad, I was so highly disappointed. All, except for Jade Kingdom's! Of course, it is not exactly similar to the ones back home, but it's the closest you can get. At least it can fix my cravings temporarily! :D

Their sizzling beancurd also tasted very similar to the ones back home.

The kangkung belacan, which they named 'sambal kangkung' on their menu is so good. The brudder kept reaching out for this dish . You might think, "Oh, so what's the big deal?" May you keep in mind that my brother is one who HATES and does not eat ANY vegetables. ;)

This dish - chicken yam pot - reminds me very much of my grandpa. Years ago, he used to bring my extended family and I to this restaurant called 'Luk Fook Moon' every weekend, and the chicken yam pot never fails to find itself on the order list.

Jade Kingdom does the yam pot really well, but not so much the chicken. I remember it being nicer the previous time I tried. I'm pretty sure they didn't use dark soy sauce then. Maybe they ran out of light soy sauce? :P

Of course, I couldn't say 'NO' to ais kacang despite being on a diet! :P

I was smiling away as I finished my dessert and my friend said, "Everyone whom I come with to Jade Kingdom always walk out the door with a smile on their face."

Jade Kingdom on Urbanspoon

It's true. This is my third time there, and like the previous times, I proudly flashed a big wide smile on my face as we left. :D


Michelle Chin said...

luk fook moon sounds like a competitor to yoke woo hin

- m i c h e l l e - said...

Haha, it's in Berkeley, Klang. Where is Yoke Woo Hin? I've never heard of it before. :$

Michelle Chin said...

yoke woo hin is located in petaling st. haha, the waitresses are so old! like one of them who served me was 90 years old. i wonder if she's still alive. my dad says that the restaurant existed since his dad's time!

- m i c h e l l e - said...

Wow, that's REALLY long! Luk Fook Moon definitely cannot make it as a competitor like that. :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

omg when did u go for this!???

- m i c h e l l e - said...

I went last night! :D

Celeste @ Berrytravels said...

I've been recommended Jade Kingdom many times! Haven't had the time to try it out, but after reading your review, really really want to go now!

- m i c h e l l e - said...

Yes Celeste, you gotta go especially if you're a big fan of hokkien mee! Sooooo good! :D

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