Saturday, April 2, 2016

2 not 1 equal 2 full

There are two sets of meal in the above photo. Total price is MYR54.35 nett. Usually at Zun Express we will order one set of meal to share but on this day I was very hungry so I ordered another set and ended up being too full. Can't win them all.

MYR19.80++ (MYR23.10 nett) for Chicken cooked with Yi Mu Cao (益母草 aka Chinese Motherwort) set. It comes with a bowl of plain rice and a drink (we chose a glass of hot luo han guo - Siraitia grosvenorii). Add on a bowl of soup for MYR8++ (MYR9.35 nett).

MYR18.80++ (MYR21.90 nett) for Lotus Wrapped Rice. It comes with a drink (we chose a glass of cold luo han guo) and a small bowl of jelly.

Close up of the Yi Mu Cao Chicken

This is not glutinous rice. It is just white rice cooked with mushrooms and a few slices of meat wrapped in lotus leaf until the rice is very, very soft. Some may not like this as the rice is so soft that all the rice seem to stick together but I like it.

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  1. i used to frequent this Zun Express often last time (before their renovation) and there were some dishes that i particularly like and often ordered (again and again).. this lotus leaf rice was one of them, very tasty and fragrant, i like it..

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    1. Ah, so you like the lotus leaf rice. :)

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  2. All look delicious but I wonder what is yi mu cao. I prefer glutinous rice than soft white rice, but the food does look yummy!

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    1. Yi Mu Cao is Kacangma like HB and STP have pointed out. I don't think I can finished the whole dish if it is glutinous rice. :)

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  3. Usually if this is the case with us, we will get one set and another ala carte, unless the set meal is so much cheaper or worth it then we'll just get two sets and die die also try to finish all lah. Haha.

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    1. The ala carte is hou ng dai leh so we bought the sets instead for both. ;)

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  4. That's one of my favorite dishes too! :)

    We call it kacangma in Sarawak and it's usually eaten by mother's who have just given birth. Or you can always eat it for fun, which is what I do. Not many people like the bitter taste of the motherwort.

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    1. Yes, we eat it for fun too because we often order this dish when we are not mothers. LOL!

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  5. Yes, as Huai Bin said, that's kacang ma but they do not pre- dry fry the leaves so the colour's different. It's a kind of anti-depressant too, good for health. Awwwww...I would prefer that second one to be glutinous rice.

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    1. I remember eating a kacangma chicken dish a long time ago which is darker in colour. Oh, so you are like Nancy who prefer glutinous rice in the lotus leaf.

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  6. never heard of Yi mu cao, must be a healthy herbs..it's fun eating set meal where you will get bit of everything for a complete meal.

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    1. You know kacangma? Yi mu cao is kacangma.

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  7. I don't know what is Yi Mu Cao, but I think I will try it, compared to the lotus wrapped rice.. Must try something new ma..

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    1. Yes, do try it as it is good for mothers who have just given birth as said by HB and STP.

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  8. Never tried this before. What's the taste like? Sourish?

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    1. I am referring to the chicken.

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    2. The leaves are slightly bitter, only a tinge of bitterness and they use chinese wine to cook the chicken and the leaves. No sour taste at all.

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    3. Do you like the taste of chinese wine in food?

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    4. I love chinese wine actually.

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    5. I guess you will like this then.

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  9. Portions are rather large at Zun. I'm quite interested in the Yi Mu Cao Chicken, but if not nice then there's a lot to finish!

    You could have tapao-ed for breakfast/teatime. :)

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    1. Those ala carte portions are large but this is the set so the portion is just nice for one person with average appetite. The pot of chicken in the photo is small, not those normal sized pot. You can definitely go try this lunch set.

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  10. I would love the rice too..

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  11. That chicken... not my type of dish... don't like that "grass"... :/

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    1. Guess not for you since the herb is slightly bitter.

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  12. When I dine or tapau food when I am very hungry, I tend to overestimate how much I can eat and most of the time, I end up eating way too much and feel bloated.

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    1. I guess the lesson is don't wait until too hungry to order food. :)

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  13. I definitely prefer that normal rice being cooked with mushroom and meat slices. Those glutinous rice in lotus wraps often gave me chronic flatulence when taken too much. Thanks for sharing this restaurant.

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    1. Welcome! So no glutinous rice for you since no one likes to smell stinky gas, hahahaha.

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  14. this one looks good...i'm gonna try it on my next visit to Zun!

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  15. The lotus leaf rice looks so tempting and yums

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