Walk down memory lane when you dine at this establishment just off the busy main road in Pudu. Currently run by the third generation, this fifty year plus restaurant still draws in the crowds with their old style Chinese cooking. Peek into the kitchens at the back and you'll see that they still cook with charcoal like the olden days.
In their hey days, Sek Yuen was THE place for wedding dinners which made you the envy of the town. Now, old timers and people who want a taste of the good old days drop by to indulge in their dishes. They have two outlets side by side - a more modern air conditioned one versus the original one filled with rotating fans. It's very much a family business and you see everyone helping out at the restaurant in the front line or at the back.
A must have when you dine here is their Pei Pa Duck. The duck is dried in the hot sun before it's fried till crispy. I love their sauce that goes so well with the duck - it's not home made but a concoction they mix up themselves which tastes tangy and slightly sweet.
Another dish we had which I'm not putting a picture up is their Stuffed Pork Trotter. A friend of mine reckons the picture I took of it is too gross hence it's been banned at the moment. It may not have made it's pictorial debut here but I can still remember how delectable it was - soft meat stuffed with goodies like chinese mushrooms, chesnuts, lotus seeds and yam and topped with fatt choy moss. They serve it with vegetables and a divine sauce which makes you want to eat ten bowls of rice with it.
We also had their Chap Choy which is a mixture of vegetables, sweet bean curd slices, dry lily bulbs and mung bean noodles. This is fried with fermented bean curd to give it flavour.
Remember the ten bowls of rice you can consume here with the stuffed pork trotter? Well, another reason why it tastes great is because they serve steamed rice in metal bowls cooked over a slow charcoal fire. Steamed rice always taste nicer since it retains moisture and remains fluffy when you eat it.
For more food dishes and their other specialties, do click through the Other Reviews. I spied that they also make the Pat Poh Duck which I like a lot hence I think I should definitely revisit this place for that dish.
313 and 315, Jalan Pudu
Tel No: 03 - 9222 9457