chunky melt in the mouth char siu pieces are the highlight here
It's sad, when a legendary place like Ho Weng Kee in SS2 closes down. The owner has been threatening to retire for quite some time and he finally did so, supposedly due to his poor health. Taking over their former space is another famous char siu wantan mee place that used to be at Section 17 Restoran Mel's Corner. It is thanks to one of my blog readers aka carsam carsam, who informed me of this change. He wrote about the Section 17 noodles for the Knife/The Star's competition on food places.
1. one mouthful to go, 2. roast duck
Nothing much has changed here except the shop is now called Chan Meng Kee (the owner's surname is Chan). Previously in Section 17, the stall only sold char siu wantan noodles, here they have expanded their selection to include roast duck, curry noodles, ngau lam noodles which is quite similar to Ho Weng Kee's previous offerings.
Tastewise, the char siu was very good - chunky melt in the mouth pieces with a generous portion of springy wantan noodles for RM5. The wantans on the side, wasn't as tasty compared to their days in Section 17 (a lack of dried sole powder) but was still quite decent. I thought the roast duck (RM5 for one portion) was average tasting - not much meat and instead all I got in one mouthful was a lot of skin. Nevertheless, I'm curious to return here and try their ngau lam (beef brisket) noodles and curry mee to compare it with Ho Weng Kee. I doubt the old owners pass their recipes to these people, as when I asked them if they were given the recipes, they kinda ignored me. So sad, since those recipes will be lost forever.
Chan Meng Kee
32, Jalan SS2/66
(Non Halal. Open for breakfast from 8am to 3pm daily except Mondays. Next to Piau Kee seafood and same row as Lorong Seratus Tahun.)
*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.