Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Man Tai, Open University

You must be familiar with the Man Tai and Beaufort coffeeshop-restaurants we have in KK by now. These are great inexpensive places for a quick stir-fry dishes. A reader directed me to the New Man Tai at Open University shoplots (on Lintas Rd to the KKIA) and it has since become a favorite place for us on weekends. I like it because it is clean (meaning no litter on the floor) and not crammed with tables or people. The food is good and not as highly-msged and salted as other Man Tais, but watch out for the cha sao fried omelette, which sits in oil.

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Sweet & sour pork

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Stir-fried greens with pork, a Beaufort-style restaurant standard dish that has shrunk by half in all these restaurants. The costs of the veg and pork is about RM2 but this dish sells for RM8.

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Seafood tofu clay pot, a dish that makes a dramatic entrance sizzling and hissing to the table.

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Cha sao omelette, very oily. Wey does a much better version, check his omelette out.

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Bittergourd and beef slices with black beans. The bittergourd was overcooked.

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Corn soup--not exceptional.

The dishes were about RM8/us$2.00 each except for the clay pot which was RM20/us$6, and the total bill came to RM67/us$18 for 5 of us. See you there some day:)

p.s I have cooked & posted 3 out of the 6 items above--click on the highlighted words.

14 comments:

Yen Yen said...

Hi Terri,

The corn soup looks delicious. I have always failed to make a nice corn soup. Do you have any secret recipe to this? :)

Yen Yen

Precious Pea said...

U are right! Wey's omelet looks way yummier than this. And that corn soup...reminds me of Ozzieland.

triShie said...

Oo....love the bokeh on ur yummy lookin' food!! didja get urself a nikon dslr?

ganache-ganache said...

U know if they use lard to cook ? Oh, why is there lone bean in the seafood claypot, think it didn't go well with the dish, or maybe I'm 'anti-beans' ?

terri@adailyobsession said...

yen: no secret recipe but just put 1 can chicken stock + 1 can water to boil,add 1 can cream corn, some grounded chicken or pork, white pepper, boil and then thicken if necessary with a bit of cornflour solution. switch off, trickle in, stirring at the same time, a small beaten egg. season with salt if like.

try n tell me:)

pp: lol

trishie: na, it's yi's nikon d90 with a 50 mm lens. love it too:)

ganache: yes, there's def lard but not as heavy as beaufort's. n def msg. the long bean is a cheap sub for sweet peas :(

i bought a 1 kg bag of bread flour frm this store in damai (starts with a 'c') n i was p----- to find tt there was only 850 g! same with the other ingredients shop. just think how much more we really r paying n the shops r making by short-weighing. where are the consumers' guard dogs? btw, just had ur choc cake at elaine's--very yum.

tracieMoo said...

The cornsoup somehow makes me think of shark fin soup.. And the claypot taufu.. is really making me hungry..

ganache-ganache said...

Oh thanks !
Yes, shops here are terrible, talk abt ingredients, many shops mix coarse sugar with fine sugar to sell as caster ! There was once I bought s'berry & the weight is less than stated, I went back to the shop ! For me anything that I paid but not up to the standard, I'll bring it back, that's for sure, probably used to the fair trade in my 'kampung' !!

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Lily Anette said...

Seriously.. they have a place called "Open University" there? I find it funny!

Plain Jane said...

Hey Terri, great photography - fantastic shots of the food. I can NEVER get my food shots to look any good.

Lily Annette, you got no 'open university' in the states kah? in australia got tau...:-)

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terri@adailyobsession said...

traciemoo: :)

ganache: i will go back to 'c' n check if other bags of flour r also short, n i will tell the owner bc i know him. it is terrible.

liliann: i find it funny too, the first time i saw the uni in the papers. it sounds like a uni for ppl who can't make it to regular unis. ooops.

plainjane: thnx, but my photos r only good bc my girl is using her nikon d90 with 50 mm lens which can take macro pics.

as for 'open uni', it does sound corny :DD i'd never want to graduate from an 'open uni', sorry open uni folks.what next, 'open book uni'?

Yen Yen said...

Hi Terri,

I had just tried to cook the corn soup and its turns out good as commented by my super-fussy fiancee. Besides that, I also cook marmite pork using ur recipe but I used Bovril coz I still have a lot of it and again he said yummy..well that really makes my day..

Thank you Terri!

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