What’s better in a cold breezy night than a bowl of piping hot Chinese tongsui (soupy dessert)?
Well, steamboat perhaps, but I suppose it’s not a great idea to sabotage my own introduction to today’s topic – the tongsui stall at Hong Kee, located at Seksyen 17’s wai sek kai.
Hong Kee tongsui at Seksyen 17
Hong Kee tongsui has been in operation since eons ago, the stall is situated at Seksyen 17 outdoor wet market area and opens for business from about 6pm or so till late.
The stall offers over a dozen hot tongsui and a selection of cold tongsui as well. Bubur chacha, red bean soup, green bean soup, peanut soup, you name it, they usually have it.
To order, you simply pick up an empty bowl and go about self-service style. I actually like it that way since we get to pick more of certain types of ingredients to our liking.
a selection of piping hot and cold tongsui
Most tongsui are priced at around RM 2 per bowl, with few exceptions. If you’re up for a bowl of delicious no-frill tongsui, here’s definitely a place worth checking out.
46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.129267, 101.634601
The restaurant emperor noodle 皇帝麵 (HDK is the pinyin Hwang Di Mien) is fairly new in the competitive food district that is PJ’s SS2. It sits directly opposite of the famous wai sek kai food court. After checking the menu and determined that they offer good value, we went in despite its relative emptiness.
NOTE: This place has already closed down
nice menu with photos of the dishes
Emperor noodle is basically a type of egg noodle, quite similar to the basic wanton noodle you can get at anywhere, but finer. I’ve had it at Dragon-i One Utama, as well as SS2 pasar malam boxed noodle. I like the texture, and being as fine as angel hair spaghetti, it tends to soak up the sauce very well and give a stronger flavour.
clockwise – dumpling, shrimp, wanton & roasted pork, chicken
The restaurant offers around a dozen types of dishes, priced at RM 3.80 (basic like char siew with wanton, fishball), RM 5.80 (roasted chicken, tiger prawn, dumpling), and RM 9.80 (seafood, king prawn). Pretty reasonable price for a clean restaurant with nice deco and properly air conditioned. I guess as most restaurants do, they make more on the drinks (fresh juices at RM 3.00).
which is pepper and which is soya sauce?
We ordered a few dishes. The basic char siew and wantan was pretty good, though the serving on the char siew was very small. The dumpling was very good, packed with pork, shrimp, and other stuff you typically find in a Chinese dumpling. The tiger prawn emporer noodle offers the best value, at less than RM 6, you get two pretty big size prawn, to go with the noodle and some other garnish.
The roasted chicken, however, was average and even a little too dry for my liking. Overall this place offers good value and pretty decent food, will go there again.
another excellent map by KY
No. 26, ss2/61, 47300 PJ, Selangor
GPS: 3.117730, 101.621164
Tel: 7877 9226
No. 41, Jalan 1/62D, Jalan Medan Putra 1,
Medan Putra Business Center, Off Jln Damansara
Manjarala 52100 KL
tel: 6275 5181
No. 9, Tingkat Mawar,
Taman Mawar, Jln Raja Uda
12300 Butterworth, Penang
Opens 11am to 10pm daily