Monday, November 23, 2015

Pang's Kitchen @ Taman Desa

From Happy Valley to Taman Desa: Hong Kong's one-Michelin-starred Pang's Kitchen opens its first foreign offshoot this month - a team of Malaysians has coaxed the HK restaurant's founders into letting KL have a taste of their original recipes, including boiled pigeon soup with sea cucumber, stewed pork knuckle with sour plums in claypot, & preserved duck with taro.

Pang's Kitchen has an encyclopaedic repertoire of mainly Cantonese cooking that spans nearly 150 dishes; two of us barely managed to finish three percent of the menu, but our favourites were probably the super-thick scrambled egg whites with scallops, which confidently straddled the line between firm & fluffy (RM38), & the steamed prawns on a bed of sticky-hot glutinous rice that we couldn't stop devouring, carbs be damned (RM38). We were eager to also enjoy the restaurant's signature sweet-sour pork with strawberries, but it was a little too cloying for our liking (RM28). For fans of Pang's Kitchen in HK, it may be reassuring to note that the outlet's owners plan to make regular trips to KL to ensure standards stay consistent.

Go ga-ga for garlic: Pang's Kitchen's crispy chicken speciality (RM28 for half) & 'bi feng tang' typhoon shelter crabs (market price, but we had two crabs for about RM50, including a roe-filled one) are both liberally showered with fried allium sativum. Pinot Grigio & Shiraz can be ordered from the Voizsup restaurant-bar next door, which shares the same Malaysian operators.

Pang's Kitchen @ Voizsup
Ground Floor, Wisma Miramas,  Jalan 2/109E, Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 11am-10pm. Tel: 012-6317971 & 03-79712748.

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23 comments:

  1. That prawn looks great!

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    1. KY: goes well with the glutinous rice :D

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  2. From Hong Kong with love. Looks like the generous sprinkling of fried garlic is their trademark?

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, i think we ended up ordering a lot of garlicky dishes by sheer coincidence ... but that's ok, since i like garlic :)

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  3. Wow, the sheer amount of garlic on their signature dishes, I wonder how many kilos of garlic the kitchen staff have to go through (ie. peel) every day! >.< And I learned a new word today....allium sativum!

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    1. Contact.ewew: yaaa, they must buy garlic by quite the boatload :D allium sativum sounds like a harry potter spell, doesn't it :)

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  4. Wow, in Tmn Desa!!! Yay! :D

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    1. Wah your neighborhood is so happening nowadays! The crispy chicken looks yum yum yum.

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    2. CK; ya, you can actually walk here from wild sheep chase! :)

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    3. Baby Sumo: yaaa, i'm going to taman desa more and more nowadays :)

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  5. Such a lovely place, Sean! I have never heard of pigeon soup before! :)

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    1. Linda: i wanted to order that here, but it wasn't available yet when we visited :)

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  6. I'd go ga ga over the garlic too!

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    1. The Yum List: heheh, better garlics than onions, in my opinion! :)

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  7. I think those wines made it perfect for the dishes! :0

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    1. Stevehan: we were thankful that wine was available to order! :)

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  8. wah, i like the crab dish, drooling~

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    1. Happy walker: heheh, yeah, i think that might be a favourite for quite a few customers :)

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  9. I miss having crabs! And only RM50 for two? That's such a bargain!

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    1. Iamthewitch: we were wondering what their market price for that day was, and when they said RM50 for two, we were like, OK, let's order! :)

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  10. Taman Desa again, so many interesting eateries are opened there! Arghh.... I'm hardly venture to that area ~>_<~

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    1. Choi Yen: quite a central area for a lot of us ... those of us who don't live in the deeper PJ area, heh :)

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