I had been sms-ing with Gabey Goh recently about our interview with the local newspaper and I decided to meet up with her.
BBO: "Hi Gabey, shall we meet up for a chit-chat over dinner?"
Gabey: "Can, where shall we meet?"
BBO: "How about at New Farmosa?"
The day came, I was so excited, so "kan cheong" even worst then the "kan cheong kitchen" over TV8, I was so nervous that I even poof up like dollies . . . lol! and end up late. When we arrived at the restaurant all the guests were sitting waiting for us and so did the the first main dish...oppsss!. . . . OMG! Gabey brought her photographer along, walio leh, I felt so like a movie star .... ahemmmm maybe not so handsome (handsup maybe got lar), singer also can lar. Stangely that nite I did not go to the powder room at all. . . anyway Gabey was so nice and so was our hostess and owner Jeanie, I felt so at home . . . we end up like long time friends.
By the way Aidan and his friends were there too . . . . so was our celeb p***boy Simon Seow. So we flicked out our camera and started taking food photos then dishing into those delicious food. The first dish was the Formosa Special combination dish which consist of fried butter eel, jellyfish in garlic sauce or sour plum sauce (cold dish), deep-fried pig intestines with sesame seeds, fried spare ribs with pickled pineapple and rice crust, popped rice with pork & fish maw in black pepper sauce.
Formosa Special Combination Dish
Formosa Special Combination Dish, Deep-fried Pig Intestines with Sesame Seeds
Formosa Special combination dish, Fried Butter Eel
Formosa Special combination dish, Fried Spare Ribs with Pickled Pineapple
Formosa Special combination dish, Jellyfish in Garlic Sauce
Formosa Special combination dish, Rice Crust, Popped Rice with Pork & Fish Maw in Black Pepper Sauce
The Formosa Special Combination Dish was awesome delicious, I like the pop rice especially when eaten with coated sauce. The eel was ingeniously created, so awesomely delicious as the texture was to my liking, . . . I thought for a second it was tofu and agrued with one of the guest. Overall this dish was marvellous, done perfectly. Next came the shark fin soup, was good and I had two bowl . . I just can't live with a bowl soup a day, ...... just like an apple a day, seriously.
Shark's Fin Soup with Fresh Crab Meat, shredded Baby Scallops & Bamboo Pitch
Roasted Crispy Suckling Pig Hong Kong Style
This roasted piglet is a such winner, very crispy, succulent and fragrant indeed . . . just can eat it by itself without the hoi sin sauce.
Grilled Garlic Tiger Prawns & Fried TV Butter Prawns
Stuffed prawn stick with fish paste was something done uniquely, as I usually don't come across with the stuffing, it tasted good and well marinated . . . the butter prawn was good, simple and tasty.
Steamed Canadian Sea Bass with Chinese Mushrooms, Salted Cabbage & Tomato
I will alway go all out for healty eating and steaming is part of my preaching. When this dish was placed, I thought it was cod fish, "wow it's huge", I shouted. Then Jeanie calmed me down and told me it was a canadina sea bass. The sea bass was steam perfectly as the texture of the fish was tender and perfect, well time, got to say it is not easy to steam a fish as when it is over cooked, the texture of the fish can be very hard and dry. But this one was done just as it suppose to be, well done chef.
Fried Asparagus, Fresh Lily Buds, Gingko Nuts,Lotus Roots and Pumpkin
For those who loves vegeterian dish would like this dish, even a meater myself find this such irresistable.
Steamed Yam Rice in Hollow Bamboo Taiwanese Haaka style
This rice dish was cooked perfectly and surprisingly the yam did the trick to enchance the taste so perfectly that I had two bowls of them.
Assorted Pudding, Green Tea Aloe Vera, Honey Herbal, Yam Ginkgo (no lard, low sugar), Custard Caramel
The restaurant's famous dessert was placed on the dining table, awesome to have them, they we not too sweet and tasted deliciously.
Next came the killer toffee yam, perfect to end the night's dinner. I got to say it needed skill to make this dessert. . . melting the sugar on the boiling hot oil and coated the battered cooked yam with sesame seeds and then cold them in a chilled icy water to harden the coating. I justr adored it! Crunchy outside and tasty yam inside, great texture.
Look, look. .. . . Sunny Yaw took a memorable photo together with Jeanie and Gabey. It was most fruitful night, food was fantastic and the gathering was so fruitful. The dinner for 10 guests the night exclude drinks and dessert was RM520 plus 5% service charge.