Sunday, December 13, 2009

If you're wondering what sar kok liew is ...





















Or saa kot. Oh well. Saa kot, sar kok liew - a liew by any other name is still damn drool-inducing.
















Best eaten dipped in this tangy and spicy home-made chilli sauce.
















Drum roll...Chips off the old block. The Gen X Loo brothers, who took over the reins from their parents, will surely do them proud.
















To ensure you don't get lost ;)













Got. To. Stop.

Experiencing. Serious. Sar kok liew. Withdrawal. Symptoms.

Now.

9 comments:

WP said...

Oh, I do sooo wanna go to Ipoh and eat that right now. Though I gotta ask, is "liew" just anything wrapped in beancurd and fried?

Alexandra Wong said...

Back home, liew is the local slang for meat (usually seasoned minced or ground fish)stuffed into a "shell" (which could be a tofu, vegetable like a brinjal or bittergourd ring or beancurd), then fried, steamed or boiled and often sold with tossed noodles. Alternatively known as "kap liew", the "kap" here refers to the iron tong used to pick up the liew from the tray which holds the freshly made liew. If you're thinking hey that sounds a whole lot like yong tau foo, you're right. The difference is in Ipoh, liew is such a widespread craze that you can get a lot more variety than elsewhere, which explains why every one of my friends makes a beeline for a "liew" stall as soon as their feet touches home turf ...

Lily Siow said...

saa kot!!! owh~ dis is fantastic delicacy wuhoO! *drooling on mangkuk~~

. shasha . said...

alexandra,
usually the food which u wrote in ur article, is it halal . ?

Alexandra Wong said...

Shasha: Which article are you referring to? I have written on both halal and non-halal outlets. If unsure, best to check with the outlet itself. I usually include the phone number or address in my food articles for the reader's convenience :)

J2Kfm said...

Eh, haven't heard of this lah. Differently shaped as well.
I'll take note of this place. Thanks Alex.

Alexandra Wong said...

I was surprised myself. For a "sleepy town", Ipoh sure has many exciting aces up its sleeve ;)

Anonymous said...

I am trying to locate something you wroe about apom balik, but couldn't find it. Thought I read it from The Star.

Alexandra Wong said...

Here:
http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2010/1/30/lifeliving/5543882&sec=lifeliving

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