Aunt Sara’s birthday is around the corner and we thought we’d give her an early treat. Since she and uncle R enjoy Chinese bbq, we chose this restaurant by the name of Brother Kuan in Bandar Puteri Puchong which is famous for its bbq items, especially their roast duck and char siew.
It was told that Ah Kuan used to work in a well-known restaurant in Jalan Imbi before setting up this eatery with the help of his brother and sisters. He’s in charged of the roast items while his brother manned the steam section and the sisters takes care of the front of house. During off-peak hours, Ah Kuan will occasionally emerge from his kitchen to mingle around with customers, getting feed back on his cooking and lend a helping hand in serving.
Marcus (brother Kuan) refurbished the outlet recently by tiling the floor, constructed a display cabinet and a glass partition at the entrance with pictures of signature dishes lining the walls. It was so much neater compared to their humble beginning days when they first opened their doors a few years back. Now it’s fully air-conditioned, clean and comfortable.
Master fried Ipoh bean sprouts (师傅芽菜) @ RM 8.00 ~ Stir-fried with only some scallions and sliced chilies. Unfortunately, it looked as bland as it tasted. Absolutely not the best I’ve had. Noticed the missing head part of the bean sprouts? The workers removed the hills of bean sprout head with their bare hands, piece by piece daily. Guess they weren’t aware that by doing that, they removed the calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B1, B2 and C from the sprouts!
Roast duck @ RM 13.00/¼ serving (烧鸭/¼鸭) ~ Skin was crackly and the breast meat did not have the overly strong gamey smell which was good for me. Perfectly marinated and glistened with a sheen of delicious duck fat on the crispy skin. Well roasted for a signature dish indeed!
Roast duck with herbal sauce @ RM 23.00/½ serving (上汤鸭/半只鸭) ~ To be fair, the skin of their roast duck, while very good, is not as crispy. However, the unique herbal taste more than make up for this short coming. The duck meat actually tastes strongly of the herbs, and the gravy was very strong too. I must say that this is not for those who dislike the Chinese medicinal herb tastes, but I absolutely love it.
Lah Chi prawns @ RM 30.00 (辣子爆深水虾球) ~ Spicy prawns that tantalizes your taste buds. The perennial favourite of many; revealed robust flavours, packed with a fiery nuance. Compliments the juicy and crunchy prawns really well.
BBQ pork @ RM 15.00/medium (神仙叉烧/中) ~ Pork was tender and succulent with the sticky caramelized sweet honey glazed over the meat, moist and perfectly balanced between the lean portion and the melt-in-mouth layer of fats. The charred bits was aromatic and crisp making it more flavorful and mouth watering!
Hong Kong Nai Bak (虾米奶白) @ RM 8.00 ~ Aromatic nai bak was in its freshest and the crunchiest form.
Claypot fish (沙煲鱼) @ RM 33.00 ~ Even though the Tilapia was fresh but the way they have this dish prepared was short of satisfaction. Tasted a little bland and the gravy didn’t help much either.
Steam egg (水蒸蛋) @ RM 6.00 ~ Smooth and silky. Not much effort needed to gulp down a spoonful.
Steamed rice station (车仔饭) ~ Custom made & designed stainless steel mobile station by owner Marcus to keep the rice steamed in rattan steamer to perfect texture, fluffy and with good mouth feel. The first to be introduced according to Marcus.
This lovely dinner came to RM 107.70 inclusive of a pot of Pu erh Chinese tea (5 pax), a glass of warm water (RM 0.50), 6 large steamed rice (RM 7.20) and an additional order for a small serving of bbq pork (RM 12.00) Everyone was satisfied especially the birthday girl singing heaps of praises on the bbq items!
- Restaurant Brother Kuan (坤哥车仔饭店 / 独家首店)
- N0. 2A, Jalan Persiaran Puteri 1
- Bandar Puteri Puchong
- 47100 Puchong, Selangor.
- Tel – 603-8066 6733
- Mobile – 016-228 1070 (Master chef YG. Yap)
- Business Hours – 1115-1425/1800-2130
- Closed – Every Tuesday fortnight
- GPS Coordinates
- N03°01.399 E101°36.933