Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Char Siu Wantan Mee @ Meng Shiang, Taman Cheras, Kuala Lumpur



Although it was a pretty blue plus hectic Monday, I started off with a good note - simply delicious char siu wantan mee. I confess I'm hopeless around the Cheras area. It takes me a while to get my bearings here as I get so confused with the different housing areas. Hopefully once I explore this place further, I'll get more familiar with it.

Back to the food - I've been dying to try out this place for a long time. Hearing rave reviews about it, I decided to brave Cheras and amazingly enough I found this place without much hassle. Located opposite the famous Hau Kee within the Taman Yulek or Taman Cheras area, this stall is super popular. You need to be patient to wait for your meal as everyone who visits this corner restaurant usually orders their items. While waiting for your meal, you'll get to sniff the fantastic aroma of freshly made char siu which will make your tummy rumble.


Here, their noodles is topped with roughly chopped char siu, a far cry from the usual wafer thin slices you get. Although they don't look fantastic and kinda tough, bite into one piece and you'll be surprised how tender the meat is. With a hint of sticky caramelised sugar combined with the tender meat, it was excellent stuff. Usually char siu is filled with layers of fat to ensure it's tender, here even the lean parts tasted so good. The noodles which came with the char siu was also springy and had a nice bite to it. Although the wantans weren't fantastic as the meat they used to fill it up was not aromatic enough, I was totally satisfied with my plate of char siu wantan mee.

I know I mentioned a love affair with Mee Jawa but believe me, I reckon I'll be cheating on Mee Jawa as I'm hooked on this delicious char siu wantan mee. I also spied a rack of pai kuat (pork ribs) which I plan to try the next round. For lunch time, you can order the char siu and other items at the stall with rice.

Restoran Meng Shiang
1 & 3, Jalan Kas Kas 2
Taman Cheras (Taman Yulek)
Kuala Lumpur

(Non halal. Open from 7.30 am to 3pm depending on how fast their items run out. Closed alternate Tuesdays. Priced at RM3.50 for a small portion. Located directly opposite Hau Kee Seafood.)

*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.

16 comments:

sc said...

wow, it's hard to find char siew wantan mee that has good char siew And good noodles! the char siew looks like those melt in your mouth type...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wahlau..got such a good wanton mee place so near my house, i also didnt know..like tat i must go and eat soon..

tankiasu said...

Discovered this 2 years ago, but only got to eat there twice since. How I wish they are open at night as well.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

What a yummy looking plate of noodles! I'm like you too...dunno how to find my way around Cheras, but I'd gladly risk getting lost just to try that plate of char siu wantan noodles!

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Jason said...

Been here once and true enough, their wantan mee is not bad but I still prefer the char siu to be smaller chunks. :)

I think we should really try the pai kuat!

Timothy said...

Yeah .. I can't find my way around CHeras too. But that noodle looks absolutely fantabulous ...

Meng Shiang will be my next venue this weekend la. Thanks dear.. thanks.

InfanT said...

I truly agree with you, this wan tan mee is really good!
On top of that, the price is reasonable and it's pretty big portion because they give loads of char-siew. Slurp!!!

jesscet said...

yep! my dad introduced the place to me.. but we had to wait very long (for a Sat i remember).. still, worth waiting.

hey, next time u around cheras, remember to gimme a call la! i also like makan.. :p

wmw said...

Ok, Cheras is looking brighter than ever...;o)

ai wei said...

i have tried this before and yet it is really delicious. prob is that --- have to wait for a looooooong time to be served

platinum_girl said...

Wow Boo .. that looks appetizing. One place to visit during my next trip to KL. But without driving, dont think i can make it there.. sigh

k.t.x said...

wan tan mee is an all time fav, so, i m sooooo gonna try this place too!!!

boo_licious said...

sc - very worth it esp the price.

joe - hope u like it, may differ for yr tastebuds.

tankiasu - good for weekend breakfast as the wait is quite long.

lemongrass - yes, this one is definitely a winner. Very aromatic char siu.

jason - bring a knife next time? I suspect they cut it in big chunks because no time as there are so many people waiting.

timothy - hope u like it.

infant - yes, very good and reasonable!

jesscet - not that I don't want to call u but I suspect u'll still be sleeping when I'm in Cheras so kinda difficult.

wmw - lots of good food there.

ai wei - I know and u keep smelling the aroma until yr tummy starts to growl.

platinum girl - take a cab or a bus? Am sure there's public transport as this area is the main part of Cheras.

ktx - ah, it's not easy to get a good combo of these items so definitely worth a trip here to try it.

Lannae said...

Wow, I love char siu and won ton soups. I just love your photos too. I long for the day I can get to a big city and get char siu.

boo_licious said...

lannae - poor dear. I know how u feel as I survived 3 years without char siu.

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