After a rather disappointing char siew experience at Meng Kee Char Siew in Happy Garden, I decided to give the branch in Kuchai Lama a shot. Which was a let-down as well. Service was prompt and our food didn’t take long to arrive.
We ordered the usual – char siew wantan mee (RM5.50 – small, RM6.50 – large), prawn wantan chicken hor fun (RM5.50), pork sausage (RM6) and a portion of fried sui kow (RM6). I thought the chicken hor fun was alright. The broth had a sweeter flavour and the chicken slivers were still juicy. That said, I suspect it might be the MSG talking as I felt a bit thirsty after the meal.
The pork sausage was disappointing; it was too sweet and barely porky. They must have gone overboard with the seasoning, hence the outcome. While I had no issue with the wantan mee, the char siew wasn’t up to par. It didn’t have that melt-in-the-mouth texture and the char was missing.
Fried sui kow was alright – nicely crisp on the outside and the centre, juicy. They were quite generous with the filling, but again, this wasn’t a highlight.
Our bill came up to about RM27 for the above, inclusive of two drinks. Not expensive but the food was average. Especially since they used the title “Meng Kee Char Siew”.
Food: 5/10 (non halal)
Verdict: The chicken hor fun was decent. But if you’re coming here just for the char siew, you will be disappointed.
Meng Kee Char Siew, Kuchai Lama
48, Jalan Kuchai Maju 6,
Kuchai Dynasty 3,
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama,
58200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-7982 9781