When it comes to best eats in town, this particular char siu place is said to rank quite high with raves from people. Following their lead, I once checked this place out. As predicted, there was a queue for the char siu prior to it making it's debut at noon. If you don't wish to wait, the other alternative would be their poached and roasted chicken which is ready in the early morning.
This particular stall located opposite the 7 Eleven is run by a family which originally started out as an economy rice stall. They started selling char siu which sold so well hence they continued selling barbeque meats instead. Every day, the char siu is prepared at the kitchen by the owner of the shop while his children and wife man the restaurant by taking orders. Nowadays, they also serve a few economy rice dishes sold during lunchtime which are also popular among their customers.
Despite the queue of people waiting, once the char siu emerges from the kitchen, orders are briskly filled. I'm not too sure if I got a raw deal but I felt the char siu wasn't as great as Meng Kee's version. Although it had the pre-requisites of great char siu with it's sweet, sticky and slightly burnt texture, it lacked the melt in the mouth sensation I look for. Thinking it could be a below par version I got with my single order of char siu rice, I even packed back a portion of "half fat and half meat" char siu but the verdict was the same. Not one to write off the char siu, I will be giving this place another chance soon and hopefully it does live up to it's reputation.
Kedai Kopi Tian Hong
A82, Jalan Tuanku 2
Taman Salak Selatan
(Non Halal. Open from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm daily. Char siu is available from noon onwards. Taman Salak Selatan is off the Sungai Besi Highway, just follow the signs and it's easy to spot.)
*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 + Char Siu