Thursday, January 25, 2018

Taiwanese/Hong Kong style lunchbox featuring The Secret Kitchen Kuantan

I'm always on the looking for more yummy lunch. Chanced upon another lunch delivery service on Facebook. And they have just opened an outlet!

The Secret Kitchen
Lorong Seri Kuantan 21, (stall at the back of 888 food court)
Facebook page
Tel 0163486969
Opens daily except Sundays 11am to 6pm 

Call/WhatsApp at least an hour in advance for delivery to doorstep FOC
Delivery time Lunch 11am to 1pm, 5pm to 7pm

It's managed by a young couple who is opened to new ideas and source for ingredients and new recipes mainly from Taiwan and Hong Kong. The cute lunchbox also gives a very Taiwanese feeling and it's customised according to the menu ordered. Effort is put in to make sure of complete nutrition in each set with absolutely no MSG.

Their signature dish is Onion Pork Rice 黯然销魂饭.

It's inspired by Stephen Chow's movie
Refresh your memory with this YouTube clip from the movie the God of Cookery 食神

Their char siew is made fresh everyday with juicy meat and skin that's just caramelized. It's a mixed lean and slightly fatty meat. The rice is made fragrant by onion cubes, drizzle their special soy sauce for more kick in flavor. Especially love the sunny side up eggs. The meal is completed with blanched bak choy and pork ball soup.
Braised pork rice 卤肉饭

If you like fatty pork slices, then you must try this. Just like the traditional braised pork rice from Taiwan, it contains soft pork skin cut into small cubes and braised until it melts in the mouth. Great source of collagen and ladies will like it. I don't really like fatty meat but this rice just tastes heavenly and the thick oily layer of the sauce is already skimmed off. The pickled vegetables provided extra crunch to the rice dish.

They also have an interesting range of side dishes.

Fried noodle bun 炒面面包

This is my first time hearing and trying this dish originated from Taiwan. The noodles were fried with dark caramel sauce in short sections with fine carrot strips. Have this with soft buns and mayonnaise. It's a surprising combination yet goes so well together.

Curry fish balls 咖喱鱼蛋

A popular snack in Hong Kong, but not easy to make it well. The curry gravy is made from scratch with a tempting curry oil layer on top. Home made fish balls were deep fried beforehand and simmer in the curry gravy for 10 minutes so the flavor will go in. Love how the big and soft the fish balls are. A portion serves 6 huge fish balls.

Salad egg wrap 台式沙拉鸡蛋饼

Fresh carrot strips, lettuce strips, cucumber strips, crab sticks and ham are wrapped in seaweed sheet and thin egg sheets. This is a very refreshing combination. And must be eaten fresh for the best taste.

Watch this short video about my food tasting. Pardon my acne breakout.

My verdict 8.5/10! Yummy, unique food choices and affordable price tag. Am bringing more friends back! The Secret Kitchen is introducing a new chicken dish soon. Can't wait to try it.

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