At Sungai Buloh there is a chain of Chinese Restaurant being operated by three brothers. They are all successful and always draw crowds from nearby townships for their cheap and tasty signature dishes. Being brothers, you would think that they offer similar dishes but that’s not the case.
Jeff Lee Kitchen is operated by one of the brothers and also the smallest in size from what I saw. Located at Kampung Baru near the wet market and big football field, the restaurant would be full by 6pm and if you come any later than that do expect to wait in the never ending queue.
Jeff Lee Kitchen’s dishes are very traditional and home-style like. The dishes they whip up feel like honest food with nothing pretentious about them at all. My friend who brought me here highly recommends the Steamed Song Yu Tao (Big Head Carp), a type of fresh water fish that is usually reared because of its destructive nature towards other marine lives.
Muddy smell is always a concern when it comes to fresh water fish. But I couldn’t detect a whiff of it, which indicated its freshness and was properly cleaned to rid off any unwanted smell. The head of a Song Yu is scaleless, tough and boney. Edible flesh can only be found from below the eye, which was white and had the smoothest texture. Simply delicious.
For RM25 only, the cheap price was pleasantly shocking to me. Can you believe it?
However, my favorite dish of the meal would have to go to the Soy Sauce Pork Belly (Si Yau Wong Fa Lam) @ RM15. The pork belly slices were thin, felt a little crispy and coated in sweet dark soy sauce. Simple but packed with flavor, goes very well with rice too.
Lat Zi Har Kao (Chilli Prawn Balls) @ RM25. Like other Chilli Prawn recipes it used a mixture of ketchup and chilli to produce the sweet and slightly spicy taste. But Jeff Lee’s version also used a lot of garlic for the additional fragrance, just like how the earlier steamed fish was prepared.
And lastly – crispy Thai-stlye Tofu @ RM10. It was good but nothing too fantastic.
Dishes shown in this post are like only 1/10 of what Jeff Lee Kitchen has to offer. They are also famous for their Bak Cham Gai (steamed chicken) and roast duck, which can be seen hanging at their kitchen glass. Very limited quantities so make sure you come early to try them.
Then there are the noodle dishes like their signature Wan Tan Mee topped with minced pork and Claypot Lou Shu Fan. For seafood there’s this Almond Fried Prawn Balls that is said to be another top dish. With so many dishes yet to try, I will definitely bug my friend to bring me back again for another awesome and most importantly reasonable priced meal.
Jeff Lee Kitchen 鲜味馆
Lot 4133, jalan Perkhidmatan,
Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh,
GPS Coordinates: N3 11.844 E101 34.150
Tel: 03-6156 1817
*Advisable to reach before 6pm for seats