Saturday, December 25, 2010

Chi Ka Yin

There's Hakka blood in me (supposedly), which might explain why I like this cuisine.

Abacus seeds. Glutinous goodness. The Chinese version of gnocchi, right.

Pork belly with yam. The meat could have been more tender, but this recipe always turns out to be an enjoyable combo of protein and carbs.

Salted chicken. Reasonably juicy and not excessively loaded with sodium.

Vinegared pork knuckles. A tad too chewy to recommend. Pity.

Spring rolls. Seemed fresh, without the artificial feel that often plagues spring rolls.

Steamed pork with salted egg. Soft, fluffy and absolutely addictive. Loved it.

Hakka yong tau foo. Nothing wrong with this _ except that it's 100% forgettable.

Stir-fried "dou miao." Obligatory veggies. Crunchy and tasty nevertheless.

Chi Ka Yin,
Bandar Puteri Puchong.


  1. Didn't know you're Hakka, so am I. Merry Xmas. Have a delicious holiday.

  2. thanks, boo! season's greetings to you and your loved ones too :D y'know what's sad: i didn't even realize i was hakka until recently. i always thought i was 'kek,' but i didn't know that hakka and kek referred the same clan. anyways, my dad's hakka/kek and my mom's hainanese/hailam, heheh :D

  3. Hakka food! Yums! And here's a Merry Xmas to the Hakka in you, mate! Hehe. :)

  4. I'm half a Hakka :p and this place is opened by my ex-colik but have yet to give it a try.

    Have a blessed Christmas and a wonderfully delicious new year ahead!

  5. merry xmas!

    gosh all these goodies seem so mouth watering, havent had this kind of food for yonks!

  6. I'm hakka but I can't utter a single proper sentence in hakka. My relatives always make fun of me because of that T_T

    Anyway, happy christmas and merry new year. :)

  7. lfb: and a happy new year to the, ermmm, hokkien/ teochew/ cantonese/ hainanese/ fuzhou in you! (i know you've told me before actually, but my memory about these clannish stuff is terrible) :D
    babe_kl: thaaaanks! season's greetings to you and lovely family too =) gosh, i didn't imagine there'd be so many hakka/half-hakka foodies. we should start our own clan association, rite :D
    joe: heheh, i can imagine what you'll be eating when you return to malaysia for your next visit. you'll need at least a week to eat everything that you've been missing, rite! =)
    michelle: eeeks, i didn't realize there's a formal hakka language! but i'm in the same boat as you. i can't even speak mandarin or cantonese anyways, heheh. thank you, and i hope you and your parents and sister are having a lovely time together too :D

  8. ooh so you're a Hakka. Looks like a nice place for some good ol' hakka cuisine. How's the pricing like? Average or above average?

  9. Eiling: I think the prices seemed fair, with most dishes costing rm10 or less. But I guess they can't charge too much, since there are a lot of other options for Chinese food in the puchong area :D

  10. Lfb: ooh easy to learn your language then ... Just watch hong kong movies! (I'll start with the Andy lau ones) =)