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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.

Meng Kee Char Siew, tengkat tong shin
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.

Meng Kee Char Siew, tengkat tong shin
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.

map to tengkat tong shin
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

Discuss : KY eats – Meng Kee Char Siew at Tengkat Tong Shin

  1. How about now. Like, now. Like, now. Now. like, NOW.

  2. Cheesie,
    Ok i meet you there 12:30! hahaha

  3. They have a branch at glenmarie too…

  4. wah im hungry already!!!

  5. compare to the seremban char siew?

  6. I’m so hungry so wanted to eat the char siew!!! I wanna eat…….

  7. Yes this is the BEST CHAR SIEW IN TOWN!!!!
    I never try bfore at Tong Shin. I tried their branch at Glenmarie. BEST BEST!!!

  8. eksk,
    Yah I’ve been there too, and blogged as well. 😉


    Oh yes!

    Eat eat eat!

    Tong Shin main branch is a bit more old school. 🙂

  9. Too bad the fat part doesn’t melt in your mouth. You say this is good coz you haven’t tasted better. Try the one at Soo Kee Restaurant
    No. 373-1, 4th Mile, Jalan Ampang,
    50450 Kuala Lumpur. I think they have the best char siew around.

  10. oi! u come cheras connaught..we go eat the best *cough* char siew with duck..

  11. I miss this place..
    Tempat makan malam aku..
    Tapi very fast sell finish..

  12. Actually there are many places where the food is just as good as Meng Kee, if not better. They are just hidden away or you could say only known to the locals or office workers. Why they aren’t more famous, I don’t really know.

    For example there is one in Kepong, and another Selayang, where the food (entire package) is absolutely delicious and the price is about 50% cheaper than Meng Kee. I believe it is the same too for other states. Oh there’s also one in Jalan Ipoh but it’s kinda expensive.


  13. mimid3vils

    They closed on weekend right?

  14. crappy booze

    Meng Kee! I didn’t know the name of the restaurant…but had been there a few times. My colleague always ‘da bao’ one whole slice of ‘char siew’ – UNCUT!

  15. Dear KY,

    I had tried very hard to erase that place from my brain… and nearly sucessful until today.

    Don’t get me wrong… but eating too much ‘fat’ is not healthy for me…

    As you are aware… the charsiew there is super nice.. and had the perfect balance of the meat and fats…. making it very tasty!

    Everytime I eat there, I will order at least double portion of the charsiew… and pass on the chicken

    ..and it is a sin to waste food!!


  16. Careful! Jalan Alor is at risk of being permanently renamed Jalan Kejora, and Tingkat Tong Shin is likely to be renamed soon (as stated DBKL policy is to do away with road names that have Tingkat in them). Must update names liao!

  17. Did you get leaves in your meal? The last time i was there – the damn tree decided to drop leaves in my char siew! Yummy hor the char siew…

  18. Hey, KY, I noticed a disturbing trend in Jalan Alor. The ambiance of the stalls have somewhat changed. There’s restaurants at the back which serves drinks and even though the food is from the stall itself, it’s brought into the restaurant and paid for separately. It’s not a good or bad thing, I’m just wondering how they managed to do this on such an organized scale.

  19. chris,
    ooO interesting, I shall give it a try one of these days. 😀 Thanks.


    Go earlier? 😀

    Let us know where they are! 😀

    I think they’re closed on Sundays, if I’m not mistaken.

    crappy booze,
    Wooo, nice!

    Hahaha you’re hilarious!

    Not sure about Tengkat Tong Shin, but they’re not going to change Jalan Alor, reverted. 😀

    Hahah I wasn’t so lucky.

    Huai Bin,
    I think that has been the trend in Penang for a very long time though. Nothing to worry about actually.

  20. OMG!!!!i love love LOVE the char siew there!! everytime i go, i’ll order..

    “char siew tau, extra fei & extra loong!” the fats is not white color like most of the char siew you eat outside.. it’s TRANSPARENT!! damn yummy!

    and must drink their “dong gua longan sui” when eating there.. perfect combination!

    whoa… salivating now!

  21. the only thing is, it’s quite expensive hahahaha

  22. If not mistaken ,they have another branch at Glenmarie too.

    IF you are craving for cha siew, the one opposite Sea View restaurant in Sea Park PJ is definitely worth trying.

  23. The char siew is heavenly… I malas to walk over to Jalan Alor. 😛

  24. Celaka, makan char siew tak ajak 😛

  25. aeroplane1234

    we need someone someday summarise how many damn MING kee we have on this planet.

    by the way , jalan alor tukar nama joh mah

  26. dcyk,
    Oh well. Certainly more pricey than neighbourhood chicken rice stalls ya 😛

    Yes I’ve been there too! 😀

    Angie Tan,
    It’s worth it to walk!

    Asyraf Lee,
    Hahaha, haram!

    Hahah 2 only I think. Jalan Alor’s name is still going to be there, no change already.

  27. Don’t care 😛

  28. Asyraf Lee,
    Hahahah okay next time I’ll give you a yell!

  29. Meng Kee has 1 branch at Shah Alam Glenmarie U1. Operated by the daughter (if i am correct la). I guess KY also ate there b4.

    And well…. The price is cheaper (omg lolz) amid intense competition in the area.

    I would say the Char Siew is great but chicken is just so-so.

    When u turn to Jalan TongShin, the 1st coffee shop on left, it has yummy Char Siew pork too. Only serve during lunch. Sold out after 2pm usually.

  30. Oh sorry, the coffee shop is on the right hand side. Direct opposite Ngau Kee beef noodle.

  31. Marcus,
    Yah, you’re right. 😀

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  33. kongloong11

    went to look for this shop last week. reliase that it has moved to a new location at Jalan Alor. The taste is great but the price is on a high price. Anyway, once in a way is OK…i update the latest map, address, and gps coordinate at my blog. Cheers!

  34. dear kongloong11,
    Yah, I went to the new outlets the other day too, seems like the price might have been increased.

  35. ah keiwaisek

    should try another new char siew and hakka noodles place at 20 jalan ss2/72.The food there is good a must try.

  36. ah keiwaisek,
    oOo thanks!

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    If u ever go to Petaling Street n try e Macau Char Siew n their Hainanese Chicken rice, i will say u definately dont eat others. The place jt next to e P.Street market or behide e Chest nut stall. E only old kopitiam in P.Street. Go n try, pls correct me if am wrong coz e my Hongkies frd also comments e same.

  39. tried a few months ago , not that nice anymore, don’t know why, I guess the cook has been changed.

    • Helen: oOo haven’t tried myself for a while, maybe it’s time for another trip to see if they are still maintaining the standard

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