Saturday, November 30, 2013

Lok Yun & Big Joe's @ SohoKL, Solaris Mont Kiara

Walking through SohoKL can be haunting, thanks to memories of the many restaurants that closed here; Lok Yun, one of this complex's newbies, occupies a corner lot that previously belonged to no fewer than three East Asian eateries: Zhen Shan Mei, Pin Shan & Peking Duck.

Lok Yun's another Chinese outlet with OK food; we liked the pork belly fried in salted egg yolk, though it could have been crunchier ...

... while various other pork parts, including neck & spare ribs, proved less memorable ...

... fried with salted fish, braised with bitter gourd or ginger, it's all a blur in our foggy recollection.

Wine's available & service is solid, but we're not sure whether longevity is in Lok Yun's future.

A few doors away, Big Joe's is another recent entry, taking over what was once Dubrovnik.

Big Joe's main attraction: shelves of books that include some unexpectedly tempting titles.

The food's a hodgepodge of meat-heavy Western fare (think mushroom soup, spaghetti bolognese & chicken chop), plus occasional specials like sandwiches like paprika spelt bread stuffed with butter, paprika, cheese, tomato & lettuce.

Plenty of pastries & cakes, plus German beer chilling in the fridge; perhaps worth a lunch stop for folks working here.

Lok Yun & Big Joe's
Ground Floor, SohoKL, Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

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16 comments:

  1. Anything fried with salted egg yolk, I would prefer it creamy...or at least, it must have the strong fragrance of the egg. Had something along these lines the other night, could not taste the salted egg at all. Fail big time!

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    1. Suitaupui: the flavor of salted egg yolk is definitely irresistible! :D

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  2. Everything is so well presented here, Sean!

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    1. Linda: glad you enjoyed looking through this! =)

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  3. Pork belly fried in salted egg yolk .. that is something new..

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    1. Simple person: ya, that was the one I wanted to order the most, heheh =)

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  4. for me, i don't really like pork belly, but never try never know right~ XD

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    1. Mr lonely: heheh, I think it's my favorite pork part :D

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  5. Big Joe's sounds like a place for me! Those pastries and breads, yum~ !

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    1. Ken: it was difficult to decide which of the cakes and pastries to try! :D

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  6. Can we actually read the books?

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    1. Kelly: yep, I flipped through them! :D

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  7. I could get myself into real trouble with this . . . but I love it. :)

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    1. Cquek: ah, the sinfulness of pork belly combined with salted egg yolk :D

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  8. They came & gone..... always a new scenery at SOHOKL :P

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    1. Choi Yen: yaaa, i prefer sohokl when it first began =)

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