This is review #13 out of a 13-Part Food Blog Post Series from my recent trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from the 4th – 9th August 2011 🙂
Mmm… and then came the Steamed Chicken. If I was ever going to go on a healthy diet and eat only steamed food – I can totally live off eating steamed chicken every day. The chicken is always beautifully cooked and the meat is soft and melts in your mouth. I admit I’m a huge fan of the chicken skin and bits of fat stuck to the meat – and yes I very much prefer the leg and thigh pieces of the chicken and not a big fan of breast meat.
Together, the dishes we’ve had so far seems to have made me fully content and satisfied and ready to hop on that plane back to Melbourne…
But wait! It seems Steamed Tilapia Fish was also on the menu and looking at the aquarium full of tilapia fish I wondered if this could be my last opportunity (for a long time, at least) to indulge in freshly steamed, freshly killed tilapia fish! There is something about this fish when steamed… it is the perfect fish to steam and we don’t have this breed of fish in Australia, so even if it was only my cousin and I, just had to have it!
So we ordered the smallest Tilapia Fish in the aquarium and within 25 minutes or so, the fish has gone from swimming happily in the aquarium to our table ready to be devoured. I feel kind of bad for the little fishy, but nothing beats the taste of freshly steamed tilapia fish! The restaurant has done a fantastic job at steaming it perfectly, just until it’s cooked, not overdone, so the meat is so soft and tender and you can still taste the freshness coming through the flavors. Of course, I went and finished the fish with its head – and it was just perfect! Soft textured and just so satisfying.
Now, my last meal in Malaysia is complete. I’m ready to hop on that plane back to Melbourne and knowing I won’t be traveling back to Malaysia anytime soon with a newborn baby. Maybe when the baby is at least 2 years old – but then again, we never know if I will then be expecting our 2nd child, would we? So, it feels a little bit sad but it’s not too bad knowing Melbourne has some great Malaysian restaurants to fix my occasional cravings if I ever get desperate. Plus, all the more reason to improve my Malaysian cooking and indulge at home!
I really do hope you’ve enjoyed reading my Malaysian Food Blog Series. Be sure to expect more Malaysian cooking goodness on my blog for sure! You can take the girl out of Malaysia, but you cannot take the Malaysian out of the girl… haha. Until next time!