About two weeks ago, my sister brought my dad to this new Chinese Muslim restaurant in KL – Hezhou Restaurant.
Dad ordered Ba Bao Cha (八宝茶) and my sister ordered Chrysanthemum tea.
Now Ba Bao Cha can be loosely translated as “8 Treasures Tea”. It basically means the tea has 8 types of ingredients. There may be slight variations in terms of the ingredients used in other restaurants, but common ingredients include tea leaves, red dates, goji berries, longan, and rock sugar.
As for my sister’s Chrysanthemum tea, hers was infused with goji berries. A nice touch for that slight natural sweetness.
For just 2 people, they ordered quite a spread. It didn’t take long for them to finish their meal. However, since the portion was quite big, they had some leftovers, which they took-away.
Oh, and the restaurant has a surau. Dad performed his prayers there while waiting for the food to be served.
Being the curious sort, I did a bit of an interview with my dad. I asked him about Hezhou Restaurant and the food, and dad, being dad, only had good things to say. Out of all the things he tried, he loved the soup. My sister on the other hand, would prefer the dishes to have less salt. Then again, my sister has always preferred her food to be less salty.
K and I passed by Hezhou Restaurant during our recent trip to KL. It was easy to spot as it was opposite Festival City and can be seen from the roadside. The restaurant had a nice exterior and the interior did look spacious. Too bad we were in a hurry so we didn’t have the time to stop by and grab a bite. Perhaps on our next trip?