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I’ve spotted Hoo Yee Kee plenty of times while on the way to one of the better late night bak kut teh places at Kaka BKT in Kepong, what captured my attention was the big neon sign of a prawn over the roof of the hawker shag turned psychedelic dining area.

I told myself I’d give this place a try one of these days, and I did just that last week. *proud*

Hoo Yee Kee at Kepong, opens 24 hours
Hoo Yee Kee at Kepong, opens 24 hours

Don’t be fooled by the exterior of this place. From afar, it almost look like some air conditioned high class restaurant, but in actual fact it is just a highly renovated stall with a touch of quirkiness in design. This means that it is somewhat cute, but lacking in total environmental protection during thunderstorms, for example.

The menu is pretty extensive, lam mee, prawn mee, various sorts of drinks, chicken rice (if I remember), and a few other stuff. We ordered pretty “up market” noodle for both of us, while the “normal” meal starts from around RM 4.50, as you would expect from most hawker centres.

lam mee with crab
lam mee with crab

This plate of lam mee with crab (RM 18) was what Haze ordered.

This dish took a little while to serve, not entirely surprising since they had to cook the crab from scratch. The end result is a sweet tasting crab sitting on top of lam mee, with a half a hard boiled egg and all the other usual lam mee ingredients. The crab made the broth especially tasty too! It was very good.

prawn mee with pork, bubble tea
prawn mee with pork, bubble tea

As for me, I went with their prawn mee with meat (RM12, normal RM 4.50). It came with a couple pork balls, pork slice, ribs, and a lot of intestine which I liked. The soup was a tad too sweet for me but otherwise a decent bowl of prawn mee. I still prefer the version at Yon Lee, TTDI to be honest. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t any impressive, not especially after I’ve seen the crab lam mee.

KY and Haze at Hoo Yee Kee
KY and Haze at Hoo Yee Kee

Both lam mee and prawn mee also do come in meat version, seafood version, and crab version. I haven’t tried the seafood version, but it does look to offer good value at RM 12. Will go there again, it’s especially convenient since the place’s open around the clock. 😀

map to Hoo Yee Kee at Kepong

Address:
Hoo Yee Kee 好易记
Stall 7A, Jalan 29,
Kepong Baru,
52100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.207726, 101.645079
Tel: 019-318 1533

One of the best things about living in the Klang Valley is the ability to eat out at almost any hours, and although Mamak food is most accessible at odd hours, we are not limited to it. In fact, one of the better Bak Kut Teh places, Ka Ka (家家肉骨茶) in Kepong operates from dinner time to the wee hours of 2-3am.

note: Kaka has now moved to a an end lot of the row of shop right opposite Carrefour

Kepong Ka Ka Bak Kut Teh
we were busy eating

I’ve actually eaten at this place several years ago with Terence and found it very nice, I didn’t remember the name of the stall until I read this comment from one of my Bak Kut Teh posts. We went there again after one of our late night badminton sessions a while back.

Kepong Ka Ka Bak Kut Teh
Kim obviously enjoys it a lot

For the 5 of us, we ordered a pot of bak kut teh (肉骨茶), a pot of vinegar pork leg (猪脚醋), oily vegetable (油菜), and some yau char kuai (油炸鬼) to go with white rice. Hundred plus were ordered instead of tea since we just had our exercise and desperately needed to rehydrate.

It didn’t take very long before our food came, and the taste as just as I remembered, strong and flavorful. The soup is thick with herbal smell, and the pork cooked until tender, the vinegar pork leg full of fatty pork leg and carries a strong dried chili taste with it as well. Very nice if you are the sort who knows how to enjoy this traditional dish. It didn’t take long for us to fill our stomach that night.

Map to Kepong Ka Ka Bak Kut Teh
the bak kut teh stall is just opposite Carrefour Kepong

Ka Ka bak kut teh is situated opposite Carrefour hypermarket at Kepong, look no further if you are hungry for Bak Kut Teh well into the clubbing hours. I am sure this place won’t disappoint you. Price wise, this place is pretty reasonable, in line with the average of RM 10 or so to satisfy one hungry soul.

GPS: 3.212778, 101.644444

So Horny was supposed to bring his colleagues for a crab feast, and we were asked to join along. His colleagues somehow fakeplanned him, but since we were already all worked up in anticipation, we went for De Foodland crab place at Kepong anyway, just horny, sotong, FA, and I. Suanie was too sleepy, and ST was busy fixing his hdd.. boy did those noobs missed out.

Kepong Crab with 30 varieties
Kerol eating her ebiko from cold storage, siao. FA is hungry

We were starving after fighting through the slow ass moving cars on LDP. We ordered sweet and sour crab, steamed crab with chinese wine, vege with foo yu, tofu with fakeplan abalone (mushroom), rice, and also a roll for dipping that sweet and sour sauce. Kerol brought along her ebiko to look sophisticated.

30 varieties, kepong crab
How’s your appetite?

The tofu was very smooth and the fake abalone mushroom was especially well textured. The crabs, they were excellent. Big fat claws and they are well crushed too, this is the first time that I did not need a nut cracker, a hammer, or my yet to developed wisdom tooth to crack the shell. The sweet and sour crab was a bit messy to eat, but the taste was very rich. Dipping the bun in the sauce, and it was like OMFGodly good. Too bad we were too hungry and gorged down a plate of rice prior to the crab arriving, otherwise we would have ordered more rolls.

eating crab at kepong
That’s how you peel a claw, noob!

The steamed crab with chinese wine was something I had for the first time. It was a pretty different taste, I don’t usually associate herbs with crab, but the combination was rather delicious. FA couldn’t stop drinking the soup base, she said it was sweet and tastey. We think it was because of the alcohol. The fried vege was very good too, by the way.

The shop serves crab in 30 different ways. They are: Marmite, Cantonese Style Steamed, Lighty Soya Sauce, Special Taste, Black Pepper, Hot & Spicey, Sweet & Sour, Kam Heong, Black Stout, Kong Pao, Curry, Pepper Salt, Stir Fried, Cheese, Fragrant Flower, Pan Fried, Creamy Mushroom, Fermented Black Bean, Creamy Butter, Mee Hoon Fried Crab, Nyonya, Crispy Butter, Ginger & Spring Onion, Steam with Chinese Wine, Vietnamese Style, Claypot Creamy, Claypot Drunken, Steamed with Yellow Wine, Claypot Yellow Wine, and finally, Salted Egg Yolk.

They also have about 10 items on the menu that you have to order 3 days in advance. Those stuff are probably rather pricey. Our dinner costs RM 160 for 4, not exactly cheap, but the food was definately good, and the service was fast. It was a weekday afterall.

map to Kepong crab place
I always show you how to get there, don’t I?

Address:
De Foodland
25&26, Jalan 3/62B, Bandar Sri Menjalara
52200 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.190243,101.638405
Tel: 03-6274 4796

They have a website at defoodland.com too