a dose of char siu keeps the blues away....
Time to update your blog or even your own personal radar on food places, Meng Kee Char Siu - that iconic place has shifted from Tengkat Tung Shin to nearby Jalan Alor. The change that happened about a month back is due to the landlord taking back the shoplot, as it changed hands. Quite sad, as that old place was full of character.
chop chop chop - goes the char siu
They have now moved to a corner coffeeshop place that is relatively quiet during the daytime (looks like more night time activities at this place for Thai food) except for an economy rice stall. Right next to Nova Hotel, it is a pretty good location, since parking is readily available (at a price of RM5) nearby.
taugeh diet anyone? just eat it with char siu
It has been a while since I dined here, probably because I've always favoured their Glenmarie outlet (just a hop and a skip away from the office). Not sure whether it was just me but I honestly felt things were a little slow there. I was expecting almost no char siu available for me, since I was quite late for lunch but they had loads of char siu still hanging on metal skewers at the shop. It was very easy to also score a table.
the chicken is not too bad
The test is always in the taste and one must admit that the char siu isn't as great as long ago - no melt in the mouth stickiness taste I look for and the cut they gave me was way too lean (even though I asked for half fat/half meat). Honestly, the Glenmarie version is much better, if one has to pick between the two outlets. However, it is just because Glenmarie's char siu has a softer texture and a nice caramelised outer layer BUT it still does not beat other top-notch places like Famous Seremban Favourites in Sunway Mas or Spring Golden in Shah Alam. Maybe that explains the lack of people crowding at this place.
Surprisingly the poached chicken was very good (soft yet firm) and this time, they trump Glenmarie. There's also healthy taugeh, if you wish to opt for a non-carbo diet (but loads of porcine goodness). For more pictures, see my Flickr set and click this link for the previous blog post.
Meng Kee Char Siu
(next to Nova Hotel)
Non Halal. Open for lunch every day except Sundays.
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.