Okay – This will be somewhat a short post. Why? Well, there is only so much you can write on char siew and chicken rice, lol. Besides writing quite a bit on the meat, the other ingredients that comes with this dish is kindda a standard thingy. So, yea, I will just get right into it.
Since I was heading to Shah Alam today for work, I decided to drop by my all time favorite Char Siew provider – Meng Kee. This is not a favorite of mine that I indulge in freely, no. Since it is located all the way in Shah Alam, I do not drop by unless I have some work in Shah Alam or if I decided to head out further than the usual KL food scene, it is only then that I indulge at Meng Kee. It usually is a once or twice a year occurrence for me.
Meng Kee is nestled within the row of shops in Genmarie Industrial Park. There seem to be 3 separate shops that offer different variety/specialty, located right opposite each other – all three shops are operated by Meng Kee.
The one I like visiting was Meng Kee Char Siew. I basically love this specific shop because it retained the old school charm of a typical chinese restaurant – loud noises, chatters, traditional setting, the hustle and bustle, people walking at every direction.
Right opposite this restaurant is their other 2 restaurants – Meng Kee Peking Duck and Meng Kee Wan Tan.
Both these restaurants seem to have a more modern setting. Have not tried these two restaurants yet and I most probably would not. I come all the way here, which takes me atleast 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur, just to try their Char Siew, because truthfully – the ones I have tried in KL is not good enough, not even close. I am not really a fan of ducks, so Meng Kee Peking Duck wouldnt appeal to me, which leaves Meng Kee Wan Tan. I am certainly a fan of wan tan noodles and I would love to give it a try – but guess what, Meng Kee Char Siew also serves wan tan noodles, Yay!! I guess, with this being the only one that maintained the ol school feel and which also is the most busiest between the 3 restaurants, it is only fair if they also serve the noodles, rather than limiting it. I heard a couple of customers on their way out, stating that the noodles were good – so, I am gonna give it a try the next time I head there.
Char Siew + Chicken (2 Pax Package) – 29 Ringgit, Bean Sprout – 4 Ringgit, Rice – 1.50 Ringgit.
Since there was two of us, me and my partner – we decided to take the 2 pax package. This package basically safes you a couple of ringgit and it comes with a plate of chicken and a plate of char siew. Since I wanted to eat Char Siew Rice and my partner wanted Chicken Rice – this package was excellent, as it offers both for a cheaper price.
Food was really good. The Char Siew was cooked to perfection. It was overall sweet and chewy with some crunchyness. Another good thing was that we were allowed to request how much fats we want accompanying the char siew. There were basically 3 options – very little fats, medium and lots of fats. I opted for a mix – medium. Yum, yum, yum, yuuuummmm !!!
The chicken tasted as delicious as it should and so did the bean sprouts.
Would I head here again?
Most definitely! Still as satisfied as I was years ago.
Address: 30, Jalan Pekedai U 1/36, HIKOM Glenmarie
Industrial Park 40150 Shah Alam
Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 7.30 am – 4.30 pm
Signing out now, Ciao.