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Fun Kee, Sungai Besi

After collecting my free box of Krispy Kreme last week, rif took me to Fun Kee (located along the Sungai Besi highway, next to a car showroom) for dinner. I’ve been patronizing this place for a few years, and love their Wat Tan Ngau Yoke Hor (Cantonese Fried Beef Kuay Teow).This place has been around for a long time. Mum used to come here when she was working in KL and rif often ate here when he was a young boy. I don’t get why my parents never took me here to eat. o_0The place is very old school with old marble tables, seasoned chairs and high ceilings. On one of the shelves at the front counter, there is a car plate with Fun Kee on it! We ordered a plate of Cantonese Fried Beef Kuay Teow, Pork Rib Wantan mee and 2 pieces of sui kows (dumplings) each. No prize guessing who ordered the Cantonese Fried Beef Kuay Teow. 😉The sui kows were generously filled with prawns, black fungus, water chestnuts, carrots and chopped coriander. Very plump and crunchy!I couldn’t resist trying some of rif’s pork rib wantan mee. The noodles were springy, firm and had a nice bite to them. I liked that there was no lye (kan sui) smell or taste either. But it was the pork ribs that made the wantan mee really good. Tender, juicy and falling off the bone, the ribs were superb. They tasted very homecooked, like the ones my grandmother would make – only better.The Cantonese Fried Beef Kuay Teow was full of “wok hei” and is one of the best versions I’ve had so far. It was as if the noodles were smoked/BBQ-ed before going into the wok! Brimming with thick gravy, I enjoyed this immensely. On top of that, the beef slices were flavourful and melt-in-the-mouth tender.Halfway through our meal, we added another order of fried rice with an extra fried egg. Told you we are greedy! <You know how a skillful chef works his magic when using a wok? And for brief moments, the food catches direct fire (like the picture above)? That was exactly how the fried rice tasted – brimming with wok hei.Together with bursty prawns and char siew bits, the fluffy, well-seperated rice was delicious. If I wasn’t so in love with the kuay teow, I’d definitely order this. I reckon they used lard oil, as the rice was very fragrant. The fried egg was not necessary, but it was damn good!For a mere RM24.50 inclusive of two herbal teas, dinner was fantastic. The old school charm was the perfect ambiance for such hearty, good food.

Ambiance: 5/10
Price: 7/10
Taste: 8/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: Good, homely food at very reasonable prices.

No. 174-5,
Jln Sg Besi
Kuala Lumpur
03 9221 1267

21 Responses

  1. muku

    wuhuhu Sue, i feel so hungry in the middle of the nite after reading ur post! too bad my boyfie din bring me to this place during my 2 weeks stay in kl recently!

  2. Sugar Bean

    Looks good, love food with wok hei though too much is not good for health. Sungai Besi is accessible to me, good, will check it out next time!

  3. thenomadGourmand

    read abt this on Ciki's blog..been meanin to go for quite sometime..looks like its got to be soon! tak tahan..i wan tht fried rice & pork ribs!

  4. 550ml jar of faith

    Gahhh!! Smoked/BBQ’d noodles before going into the wok?? How can that be wrong?? And fried rice done the way it should be… I think I’m in love!

  5. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    classic place..didnt knw they r opened for dinner..used to go here for lunch when i was small..their beef noodles n the big prawn (sang har) noodles r damn good!

  6. Simon Seow

    old school place, i like. lol. too bad leh not open in late night

  7. CUMI & CIKI

    yea we luv ths plc.. eat thr on a reg basis. do u know the owner (well his son) is a foreign grad. cool bloke 😛

    so.. which car didja like? me personally.. i liked the red ferrari 😛

  8. Vivien

    really worth the dough for so much yummy looking food 🙂

  9. Bangsar-bAbE

    Vivien – Exactly what we felt! 😉

    Cumi & Ciki – I didn't know that, but he's really nice. The car plate was too high up for me to take photo. He actually opened the shelve so I could take a better picture.

    Me ah…I like the black Porsche…with the 911 number plate! =P

    Simon – I think they close at 9pm…go on Saturdays lor! They close on Sunday btw…

  10. Bangsar-bAbE

    Joe – I like to go at night…less crowd! Yup yup yup…the prawn mee is really tasty…super rich! =D

    550ml – It felt “smoked” but I dunno if they actually did that lar! =P The fried rice was darn good…I’m also in love!

    thenomadGourmand – Go go go! Then you can tell me what you think…or better still, tapau for me! *thank-you-i-sayang-you-lots!* =D

  11. Bangsar-bAbE

    Sugar Bean – Once in a while can ma…it’s good for the tummy and the tastebuds!

    muku – That’s a shame. Nvm, when you come to KL next time, make him to take you there! =D

  12. Timothy Low

    Wow, new place for me to try … thanks dear !!!!

  13. ck lam

    This is great, good food in an old school place. Thanks for the intro…you make searching for food so much easier 🙂

  14. jim-experience

    Agree…..the place in Sg Besi is especially good after a night out drinking.

    I like the 云吞麵 and 水饺.
    nice 🙂

  15. Bangsar-bAbE

    jim – I think it closes quite early wor…by then, you’ll have to go to the other wantan mee shop to sober up!

    ck lam – No prob, it’s always nice to know more food places! 😉

    Tim – Hehehe…dun forget about me ah…go there must tapau! =P

  16. mimid3vils

    They open until what time? Planning to have supper there 🙂

  17. PureGlutton

    Is this near that all-night wantan mee shack? Or across the road? Those pork ribs look to-die-for, lol!

  18. kampungboycitygal

    ahhh i miss this place.food of yesteryear!

  19. Bangsar-bAbE

    KBCG – It truly is!

    PureGlutton – If I’m not mistaken, it’s just before the wantan mee shack. 😉

    mimi – I think they close at 9.30pm…early supper can la! =D

  20. taufulou

    wow..what a classic place you have turn it into..don know where is that but then can check it out. since a good review~

  21. Bangsar-bAbE

    taufulou – It’s worth checking out – peng leng zheng! 😉

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