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One of the best things to have on a breezy night is a good bowl of herbal soup, and for that, the number one trusted place to be has got to be Keong Kee Herbal Soup in Pudu. In fact, I had an ex-housemate that would bug her boy friend to drive her all the way from PJ to the heart of KL whenever she had the craving for these home-made soup.

Keong Kee Herbal Soup, Pudu
Keong Kee Herbal Soup, Pudu

The restaurant, or stall I should say, is located on a semi open air area under a zinc roof that has rudimentary weather protection, there are no walls or air conditioning, but it is well lit and has ceiling fans serving the customers to counter the tropical heat.

The menu at Keong Kee is not a large one, and resides only in the memory of the waiters. For the two of us over dinner, we ordered a portion of stewed lamb, a plate of “oily vegetable”, ginseng chicken soup, and a bowl of terrapin soup. Yes, terrapin, or freshwater turtle.

2 soup, vege, stewed lamb
2 soup, vege, stewed lamb

Service was rather prompt, and quality of these soup were really as good as their reputation, the herbal taste were strong, with the meat in both soup dishes as well as the stew cooked to a very soft, tender texture. We really enjoyed it. (the vegetable wasn’t overly “refined” though..).

Dinner came to RM 35 for two pax, pretty cheap for what you get. So if you’re up for some good old fashion double boiled soup in the city, this is surely a place to check out.

ginseng chicken soup & terrapin soup
ginseng chicken soup & terrapin soup

Keong Kee herbal soup, map

Keong Kee Herbal Soup
Changkat Thambi Dollah,
Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.140476, 101.712528
Tel: 03-2142 0304

Discuss : KY eats – Keong Kee Herbal Soup, Pudu

  1. KY, the food seen like comfort food. Got to try terrapin soup it something I never had. I heard workers spoked Cantonese that nice. I speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish and English.


  2. kekeke rosberg

    Pudu got alot of (ninja) turtles in the sewers #fakenews

  3. I love those chicken herbal soups, used to go to the coffee shop at Bukit Bintang in 1986 – no more there, of course, since they “upgraded” the place. Love pig’s brain in the herbal soup too! 😀

    • suituapui: pig’s brain is something of a luxury that you don’t find in many places anymore I guess. There’s still one pork noodle place in Penang where you get to add pig’s brain tho.

  4. A hot bowl of soup is definitely a must for me too on rainy nights!
    Just stumbled across your blog recently and am learning a lot from you as I’ve just started a food blog. Love your posts!

  5. The place looks familiar, I think I’ve been here before (for turtle soup)….many moons ago. This place is known for its exotic (animal) soups like monitor lizard, squirrel, snake, terrapin. Some of us have become ‘sensitive’ to consuming these nowadays? 😉

  6. KY,

    This used to be favourite place after hard days work for dinner cum supper. The food is nice but since migrated to PJ, so only able to sample whenever I have finish work in KL meeting clients.

    • Jerome: PJ to KL isn’t too far but the traffic can be a bit terrible.

      • kekeke rosberg

        dinner cum supper LOL Its 2018 liao, still used that term, can be mistaken for something else LOL, but if some people like their protein shake, oh well…

  7. That’s not too far from me yet I’m yet to explore many eateries there. Must check this one out.

  8. Very nutritious meal 😀

  9. I know about this place long time ago and eagerly want to try also because I love boiled soup. But there was once when I purposely went, they were closed >_<

  10. i love this place! always there for the coconut chicken soup 😀 yummmm

  11. Ky isit ky gel? Wtf name u have fucker

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