Did you have a great weekend? Not sure whether any of you noticed but it was so nice and quiet everywhere since every one hightailed back to their hometowns or far flung holiday spots. Traffic and parking everywhere was a breeze that I wish it was always like this in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya.
To kick off a sleepy Monday from the after effects of Merdeka partying, I thought I will start out slowly with some sinful food. Char siu, to be exact as I have been recently researching where is the ultimate place for this. The last time I had it in Tengkat Tung Shin, I was recommended to try out the corner coffeeshop there called Ching Hai.
This particular coffeeshop faces Corona Inn and it's at the corner facing Ngau Kee's Beef Noodles. They offer barbeque meats, char kuey teow and Ipoh kuey teow noodles and curry mee. The char siu is not too bad in terms of taste as it has a slight sweet taste versus the overpowering sweet ones in Meng Kee which is just down the road. However, it's not a very healthy portion as it's extremely fat! They slice it extra thick here hence you can really see the layers of fat. If you don't want it too sweet, ask them to hold back their sauce which adds the sugary kick.
Another must have is the Ipoh Kuey Teow Noodles which a couple is busy ladling out bowls here as it's extremely popular here. Although it's above average, I prefer the ones found in Soo Kee located in Petaling Jaya as I felt the soup here lacked taste and the prawn wantans were not crunchy enough. Incidentally, I have tried the char kuey teow here once and it's pretty forgettable so do avoid it.
Ching Hai Coffeeshop
Directly opposite Corona Inn and at the corner of Tengkat Tung Shin
*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 + Ipoh Kuey Teow