The last time we were in the area, we noticed Thong Kee on our way out. The establishment was bustling with activity and particularly crowded during the lunch hour. A quick check online indicated that this Chinese coffeeshop boasts a commendable rating. With an average score of 4.1 out of 5, based on feedback from over 3200 patrons, it is indeed an awesome achievement. Described as a Hong Kong-style cafe, it offers an array of delectable dishes such as Wan Tan Mee, Chicken Rice, Nasi Lemak with Pork Curry, Chili Pan Mee, Roti Bakar, Croissant, ‘Kaw’ Kopi, and many more.
Unlike most other coffee shops, this particular establishment is exceptionally well-organized. The systematic approach to their work is impressive. The waiting line is situated outside the restaurant where patrons patiently await the arrival of a waiter who will provide them with a slip indicating their designated table number. With this slip in hand, guests enter the premises and proceed to their assigned tables. The experience from here on is delightfully hassle-free.
One is able to dine and savor their meal at their own leisure, without feeling rushed or pressured to vacate the table. In other places, when newcomers arrive and assume that you are almost finished, they tend to linger near your table, making it clear to everyone that it will be theirs once you’re done. This situation often creates discomfort for the person still enjoying their meal. However, in this coffee shop, there is no such problem. Only after a table has been vacated and thoroughly cleaned is the next customer allowed to be seated. This meticulous attention to detail is commendable.
From the available food options, we decided to sample both the Wan Tan Mee and Chicken Rice this time.
Wan Tan Mee (Large), RM 9.90 + Chicken Rice, RM 9.90
For the Chicken Rice option, the stall only serves steamed chicken. The dish includes rice, soup, steamed chicken and sauces, pickled vegetables. Meat was tender and soft, juicy when bite into, I liked that the meat was garnished with crispy fried crumbs (fried garlic, I think) and accompanied by a generous serving of soy sauce. In this case, I had plenty of sauce to sprinkle over the rice and eat to my hearts content. The dish as a whole was pretty good, I only wished there was more chicken. 😁
The Large option for Wan Tan Mee provided a more generous portion of noodles than expected, offering a filling meal. The soup that accompanied this dish featured three delicious dumplings, generously filled with meat. I found the dumplings to be particularly enjoyable.
I would not mind heading back here for another visit when I am in the area next. I look forward to trying their Chili Pan Mee.
Address: 33, Jalan 21/1, Sea Park, Petaling Jaya.
Opening hours: Everyday, 7 am – 4 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.