The Wai Sek Kai (food street) at Chai Leng Park should not be a stranger to the people residing on Seberang Perai area. No doubt you can find many different foods here when the place comes alive starting from 6pm onwards. But to most of the visitors it doesn’t matter what they eat, a bowl of refreshingly cool Leng Chee Kang 清补凉 is usually a must for dessert.
Among the many stalls, Hello Kitty Leng Chee Kang that has been around for 10 years should be the most popular one. A small bowl costs RM2.50 while RM4 for the big one and they all contain 12 toppings (from top to bottom, left to right) of sea coconut, ginkgo seed, longan, lychee, rambutan, red bean, agar agar (jelly), sago pearls, white fungus, sweet potato cubes, sliced dried persimmons and dried longans. The massive selection of toppings alone should be enough bring a smile to any dessert lover lol.
There is not much secret to a good bowl Leng Chee Kang, at least according to Hello Kitty’s owner. He mentioned that as long as the boiled dried longan drink (air mata kucing) is prepared with sufficient amount of high quality ingredients with no added preservatives and the toppings are fresh, then you are almost there.
But of course secret ingredients are important to make any food stand out from the rest. For Hello Kitty Leng Chee Kang, luohan guo is one of the secret ingredients used to give the soup dessert a boost of natural sweetness, instead of relying on sugar alone. And that is only one of his secrets.
The boss believes his ingredients must be fresh and does not hesitate to trash any leftovers by the end of the day. Nothing is kept for the next day, as 9 out of his toppings are made fresh daily before the stall opens. Only the lychee, longan and rambutan are can food.
Backed with a growing demand, the boss is planning to open two branches at another two Wai Sek Kai at Raja Uda and Bukit Mertajam soon with the former being the priority. Besides that they also do catering for events and parties, do give them a call if you’re interested.
Hello Kitty Leng Chee Kang (Pork Free)
Wai Sek Kai, Chai Leng Park
GPS Coordinates: N5 23.203 E100 23.535
Business hours: 6pm to 11.30pm (Closed on Mondays)
Tel: 012 477 2035 (Mr Ong)