Wantan Mee @ Old Klang Road

27 03 2011

One of the quirky thing about Malaysia food is that the best food are often found at run down places. A good example would be this particular Wantan noodle stall which is located along Old Klang Road. From afar, the stall will not appeal those who are looking for a comfortable and hygiene place to dine. But the place is crowded just about every night which is a tell tale sign of the popularity of this stall.

I have never been an ardent fan of Char Siew (barbecued pork) until I tasted Meng Kee Char Siew. That is when I started paying more attention to the barbecued pork served whenever I order Wanton noodle. Suffice to say, the barbecued pork at this place was really appetizing (and I dare say, one of the better ones I have eaten so far).

My recommendation is to order the “pun fei sau” (50% fat 50% lean) meat. The soft fatty texture blends very nicely with the lean meat which will most certainly delight your taste bud.

A small plate costs (RM 5.50) which is cheap considering that this is one of the better char siew I have tried. The outer layer is nicely barbecued without overly burnt. The char siew was flavoursome enough to be eaten without the noodle!

And speaking about the noodle, the Wantan mee  (RM 4.50) was also good. I notice that the stall owner prepare each plate of wanton mee individually (even during peak hours) to ensure that the taste is consistent.

The noodle was springy and does not have that ‘kan sui’ (alkaline water) smell. The sauce was thick and black and had enough taste to it.

And of course, the char siew which came with the noodle made it ever tastier!

The Wantan (dumplings) were also good.

The skin was thin and the combination of shrimp and pork meat in its fillings (although the pepper taste was slightly stronger) made it pretty decent enough.

If you are looking for a place to eat good Wantan noodle, do stop by this place. It is located opposite of BHP petrol station. There is also a ‘tai chow’ stall at the same place. Highly recommended.

Jalan Klang Lama (Near to the Kuchai Lama junction)
5800 Kuala Lumpur

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Meng Kee Char Siew @ Glenmarie

15 03 2011

I have blogged about the fabulous Char Siew (barbecued pork) at Meng Kee before this so I am not going to write much about it here. Suffice to say, their Char Siew is still one of the best I have tasted so far. Too bad their roast chicken pales in comparison. Nevertheless, if you are a fan of barbecued pork, make sure you drop by this place for some succulent tasty char siew!

To read more about Meng Kee, click here.

Restoran Meng Kee Char Siew
No. 20, Jalan Pekedai U1/36
Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park
40150 Shah Alam
Tel No: 019 – 379 3629

Business hours: Mondays – Saturdays & Public Holidays (closed on Sundays)
Wantan Mee (7:30 – 11 a.m.)
Char Siew Rice (9 a.m. till finished)

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Uncle Seng Restaurant @ Subang Jaya

3 03 2011

Having heard so much about the famous handmade noodle at Uncle Seng Restaurant, I managed to try it out a few months ago. What makes Uncle Seng’s noodle special is that apart from being hand made, the noodles are cooked without any ‘black sauce’. Hence, if you order a plate of Char Siew Wanton noodle, you will definitely see the texture of the noodle in its original colour.

The place was crowded during Sunday morning and it is easy to see why as Uncle Seng is very well know among food lovers. While the noodle comes with a choice of curry chicken, chicken feet mushroom, shredded chicken, deep fried pork and etc, I chose the Char Siew Wanton which costs RM 5.50 for a large portion.

The char siew wasn’t the best I have tried so far but I like the way it was prepared at Uncle Seng – plain and simple. The wanton also tasted as how I expected it to be.

The highlight was the noodle of course. It has a thicker texture and you can tell that it was freshly made. Overall, the dish as a light and natural taste to it. The absence of black sauce does not detriment the taste at all!

Personally, I like the noodle at Uncle Seng. As I have mentioned before, the number of people eating there is an indication of how popular the place is.

Uncle Seng Restaurant
No, 68, Ground Floor, Jalan SS15/4B
47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Business Hour: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily (Closed on Monday)

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Restoran Meng Kee Char Siew @ Glenmarie

9 11 2010

The last time I wrote about Meng Kee Char Siew was when I had their Wantan noodles for breakfast. Since I was there early, I did not get a chance to try their famous Char Siew (barbecued pork) rice which was only served at 9 a.m. onwards. Although I had subsequently visited this restaurant to eat their Char Siew rice, I had never made it a point to bring my camera along. Hence, it was my lucky day when my colleagues dropped by at Meng Kee for lunch while I was carrying my gears. What made it even better was an empty table for us to sit at minutes before scores of customers started pouring in.

We ordered a plate of roast chicken for two person (RM 9) and Char Siew for four person (RM 22). The roast chicken was nothing to shout about.

I still hold my opinion that their chicken was only run-of-the-mill ever since I tried it the very first time.

I always had this thought that if their roast chicken is as good as Kie Kee Chicken Rice, it would be a heaven come true for food lovers!

Their Char Siew was a different story altogether. Succulent, tasty and flavoursome.

This is one of the best Char Siew you can find around town.

The Char Siew at Meng Kee are skillfully roasted. The colours were deep amber red (with a slight burnt texture) that looks really appetizing. The meat were very tender as well.

There are some differing opinions on which restaurant serves the best Char Siew in Klang Valley. Some say Meng Kee is the best but I tend to like Famous Seremban Favourites at Aman Suria better.

That is not to say that Meng Kee Char Siew is no good. You won’t go wrong eating at Meng Kee. Just a word of caution. The place is awfully crowded during lunch hours. Go there early to get a place to sit.

Restoran Meng Kee Char Siew
No. 20, Jalan Pekedai U1/36
Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park
40150 Shah Alam
Tel No: 019 – 379 3629

Business hours: Mondays – Saturdays & Public Holidays (closed on Sundays)
Wantan Mee (7:30 – 11 a.m.)
Char Siew Rice (9 a.m. till finished)

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Restoran Famous Seremban Favourites @ Sunway Mas

20 09 2010

When I Googled about Famous Seremban Favourites,  I was surprised to read so many positive reviews about about their Char Siew or BBQ pork.  As far as I know, Seremban is always well known for their ‘Ngau Lam Mee’ or Beef Noodle. Hence, it was rather unexpected (at least for me) to realise that Char Siew is also one of Seremban’s signature delicacy.

Since it has garnered so many rave reviews, I thought it would be good idea to try out the food to see what the buzz is all about. A word of advise though. Since the place is extremely crowded during lunch hour, it is better to go early to avoid disappointment. At the same time, service was rather slow as their workers are busy attending to the huge number of customers. But as they say, good things will come to those who wait and true enough, our patience paid off handsomely when we were rewarded with a plate of lips smacking Char Siew.

Simply put, the Char Siew was heavenly! I always prefer eating the lean portion but the Char Siew at Famous Seremban Favourites has changed my preference. The fatty portion complimented the lean meat so well that it was an absolutely delight to taste.

Believe it or not, the fatty part was so soft that it can literally melt in the mouth.

I have never tasted Char Siew as good as this one. Ever since I had tried Ming Kee Char Siew a couple of months back, I was convinced that they serve the best Char Siew ever. But now, my votes go to Famous Seremban Favourites hands down. You haven’t tasted Char Siew until you had it here.

Here are some of the other pictures taken.

Besides Char Siew, we also ordered a plate of roast chicken (RM 6) which tasted quite okay. It wasn’t bad nor was it good enough to warrant a two thumbs up.

The Hakka Mee fares much better. I took the big portion (RM 4.80) which came with a generous amount of flat noodle.

There are many different version of Hakka Mee but the one at Famous Seremban Favourites comes without dark soya sauce. Although the plain looking meal may look unassuming, it certainly tasted nice.

If you are craving for ‘sinfully’ delicious plate of Char Siew and a bowl of Hakka Mee, this would definitely be the place to go.

Famous Seremban Favourites Restaurant
No. 80-1 (Ground Floor), Jalan PJU 1/3B
Sunway Mas Commercial Centre
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Contact: 017-279 8582 (Bill Khoon)

Operating Hours:

8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Daily)
Close every Tuesday

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Restoran Meng Kee Char Siew @ Glenmarie

31 05 2010

Google “Meng Kee Char Siew” and you will find tons of rave reviews written about this famous restaurant by food bloggers. Therefore, it was no surprise that my colleague decided to bring me there one fine day to eat their famous Char Siew (BBQ roast pork) many months ago. Unfortunately, I did not bring my camera at that time but I can still vividly remember how awesome their Char Siew was.

Fast forward to three days ago when I took the advantage of the public holiday (Wesak Day) and drove there for breakfast. I was initially disappointed when their BBQ pork and roast chicken won’t be ready until 9 a.m. However, Meng Kee has started selling Wanton Mee from 7 a..m. till 9 a.m. to cater for early birds like yours truly.

Their Wanton Mee (RM 4.60 for large) was served with their famous Char Siew. A definite plus point for me as Meng Kee’s Wanton Mee wouldn’t be the same without including their well known BBQ pork.

Make no mistake… this is the best Char Siew I have tasted to far, period. The taste is just superb.

The Wanton Mee also came with fried Wanton which was crispy.

Too bad their soup based Wanton couldn’t compliment the otherwise perfect meal. I find their Wanton a bit small. The fillings didn’t taste that great either. The reason? They use pork fillings instead of prawn (but then again they are famous for pork so it is understandable).

The noodle has a springy texture and very tasty. I find myself slurping in those strands of noodles in no time at all!

Looks like this restaurant has earned another accolade for their Char Siew Wanton Mee!

Restoran Meng Kee Char Siew
No. 20, Jalan Pekedai U1/36
Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park
40150 Shah Alam
Tel No: 019 – 379 3629

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Restoran Kar Heong @ Subang Jaya

29 05 2010

Mention steam chicken rice and the first thing that pops into my mind is slices of yellow skin steam chicken soaked with soya sauce. Restoran Kar Heong at Subang Jaya pretty much fits the bill.

From the outlook, the shop won’t strike you as a place that will fulfill your gastronomical appetite. But once you stepped inside, it is a whole different story altogether. Scores of people are seen waiting for tables while those who are already seated are busy enjoying their meal.

A plate of ‘tau geh’ or bean sprout (RM 4.00)  is a must to accompany any chicken rice meal. Here, the bean sprouts were thick and crunchy.

Since Kar Heong is famous for their steam chicken I was curious to find out how it fares. The meat was tender and full of taste as how you would expect a good serving of steam chicken to be. A whole chicken costs us RM 38 which can accommodate up to six people.

Their Char Siew (RM 36) was pretty good although it is not the best I have tried so far. Nevertheless the combination of sweet and salty taste accompanying the lean and fat pork meat was definitely above average.

Since their business is extremely good, it is advisable to go early to avoid the afternoon crowd.

Restoran Kar Heong
No. 60, Jalan SS14/2
47500 Subang Jaya
Tel: 012-6056696

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