Since Roger and Sue from Food Tourist were quite full from their walkabout around Petaling Street, we opted for fried noodles. Soo Kee is an old favourite - I remember those times my parents will bring us to eat the noodles. In those days it was their fried beef hor fun and the cantonese fried noodles but now they serve other items. It's interesting to observe their open kitchen - there's a line of cooks manning each wok. High flames lick the cast iron woks while the cooks furiously fry up the food items.
I even managed to catch them deep frying the paper chicken parcels in a wok filled with hot oil. The cook who was manning this was doing a dual job - frying the noodles and monitoring the paper chicken parcels at the same time.
Unlike other places, the chicken pieces in the parcels here are huge. Marinated in oyster sauce, ginger juice, garlic and a touch of rice wine, the chicken is very aromatic especially when you open the parcel. There's not much sauce here as the chicken has absorbed most of it. Depending on which part of the chicken you get, the meat is tender.
Soo Kee is also famous for their version of Sang Har Meen (Water Prawns with Noodles). Unlike Green View's version, it's served with extra crispy thin noodles here that is not drenched in the eggy sauce.
This is my all time favourite - the fried beef hor fun. Silky strands of kuey teow intermingle with melt in the mouth beef slices, chopped spring onions, ginger slices and an eggy sauce. Heavenly!
For vegetables, we tried the fried chive flowers with intestines. This was really good - the combination of the slightly chewy intestines and crunchy chives mixed with chopped garlic.
We also ordered Nam Yue Pai Kuat (Fermented Bean Curd Pork Ribs) that wasn't too fantastic. Although you could taste the fermented bean curd used, the meat on the pork ribs was too dry. Could be a combination of over frying plus the ribs does not have enough fat in it.
Incidentally, this outlet is now run by the owner's daughter while her brother runs the other outlet just across the road known as Soo Kee's Son (Meng Cheong). There are also various Soo Kee outlets in Petaling Jaya (Taman Megah and opposite Restoran Seaview) which are run by their other family members.
Soo Kee Restaurant
14, Medan Imbi
Tel No: 03 - 2148 1324
(Non Halal. Open for lunch and dinner. Closed on Mondays)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
Tagged with: Malaysian Food + Beef Hor Fun