After reading my entry on the Famous Seremban Favorites Restaurant’s Char Siew (BBQ Pork) a long time ago, Cheesie commented that the best char siew in this side of Klang Valley is Meng Kee at Tengkat Tong Shin. So I made her promise to bring me there one of these days.
She did, twice. We had to walk the whole round of Jalan Alor and Tengkat Tong Shin in rain just to find that the place was closed on the first visit. But there is reward in being persistent, we got our fix during the second visit a while ago.
please snap the photo faster! hungry already!
We got there at before 10 in the morning and it proved to be too early. Chicken were ready, but they were still preparing the char siew. We were told to come back at 10:30.
We did, and ordered a plate of char siew, steamed chicken, vegetable, and rice. The restaurant was a house and you won’t find any fancy renovation, extended drinks menu, nor air conditioning, just good old fashion eat and sod off type of place. The crowd was building up by 11am.
char siew, steamed chicken, vegetable, soup
The food, well, true to Cheesie’s recommendation, was excellent! The char siew very tender and succulent, yet carries a hint of swetness at the caramelized outer layer, marvelous. The chicken did not disappoint either, though not as smooth as those I had at Soo Kee Ipoh Hor Fun in PJ, but still plenty good in it’s own right. The rice too were properly flavored, it was a very satisfying meal.
Meng Kee Char Siew is pretty near the heart of Bukit Bintang
Price wise, this place is just above food court level. You should be able to have a pretty complete meal for RM 10 per person. When are we doing this again, Cheesie?
Note: Meng Kee has moved to Jalan Alor right next to Nova Hotel. Tel: 017-638 8648/016-909 3721
13 Tengkat Tong Shin,
50200 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.145808, 101.707392