>> Saturday, November 26, 2011
Venue: D Victory Bistro, Jalan Haji Ahmad 5, Kuantan
Occasion: Friday lunch
Overall comment: One of the best porridge that I've ever eaten - creative & innovative type of porridge, unlike the common fish, pork, chicken, or century egg porridge sold everywhere else.
Halal: It's pork-free, but I don't think it has the halal certification
This place has been here for quite some time, but since I rarely come over to this area, I haven't tried the porridge here. I can't even recall dining at "I Love You" Cafe, a place where every other Kuantanian knows.
Everything they have is on a 2-sided A4-sized menu. Just tell the uncle what you prefer & he will recommend as well...we just "ah..ah...ya....mmm...that one....okok...." Hahahaha....we didn't even get to say much :P Some of his recommendations may not be in the menu as well! It's like "special for that day" kinda thing...
This photo shows a bowl of porridge for 2 persons. The "har kou chook" is said to be one of the best porridge available here. I haven't had such interesting looking porridge - it's not white! It's just slightly spicy, but when you add their special chilli dip, it makes this porridge taste like a "tom yam" flavour porridge with mantis prawns. Fuh. Power!
I prefer the mantis prawn porridge to this variant as it was more unique. This salted fish porridge (photo also shows portion for 2 persons, but fed 3 of us!) was really as its name speaks - salty! Ok, it was not overly salty, but it was saltier than the mantis prawn porridge! This porridge is quite fragrant, with dried shrimp & bits of aromatic fried salted fish. If you're a fan of salted fish, this is something you must not miss when you're in Kuantan. Go satisfy your tastebuds to the salted fish fried rice (the ones here are different from the ones in PJ) & this salted fish porridge as well!
It's quite costly, but heck, it tastes GOOD! I think it has sufficient "wok hei"/wok-fire, that's why even the simple stir-fried cabbage with dried shrimp tastes so good. Fragrant & just satisfying. Oh, I just realized this isn't found in the menu! You see, I told you...we just agreed to all the owner's recommendations without realizing the price & items ordered! Hahahaha....
This was very interesting. Usually, the fish paste is slightly rough & shaped into balls, but this one came out flat like fish slices. It was really smooth & easy to eat as well. I was impressed. My 1st time having such SMOOOOOTH fish paste. The owner said it's home-made fish paste & recommended us to try; we just agreed! We didn't even ask of the price, but the guys won't mind at all....as long as it tastes good, they'll be more than willing to pay for it!
Stay tuned with PerutBesi for more food posts! :D
Presentation: * * *
Price: * * *
Environment: * * *
Taste: * * * *
Service: * * * 1/2