Chan Meng Kee Wantan Mee @ SS2, Petaling Jaya

vkeongFood and Drink, Hawker Food, Non Halal, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Wantan Mee9 Comments

Chan Meng Kee Noodle House is probably the busiest eatery in SS2. The shop lot they are occupying now used to be operated by Ho Weng Kee, another famous (more often regarded as more superior as well) Wantan Mee seller that had relocated their business to Lot 10 Hutong.
Since making an appearance on Astro, many of my friends and colleagues have patronized Chan Meng Kee – all wanting to have a taste of their ‘legendary’ char siew that was so highly promoted in the show.

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I will be honest here, the noodle (RM5.50 small, kind of expensive for the portion) itself is springy and good with a nice lard fragrance while the char siew is delicious. So taste wise it is definitely a notch better than what you will find at the normal food courts.
But the amount of time we spent waiting for this plate of noodle to arrive is simply not worth it. We had 40 minutes to observe the kitchen’s operations and found that all the noodles are cooked plate by plate, which is a good thing if consistency is considered – bad if you can’t handle the waiting time.


Roast-Pork-Wantan-Mee

Roast pork noodle @ RM5.50 – disappointing if compared to the char siew. The skin is not crispy at all and the meat is hardly flavorful.

Crispy-Roast-Chicken

Roasted Chicken @ RM10 – recommended by my friend who ate here before. I have to agree with him that this is good and worth trying since the skin is really crispy, something quite extraordinary as far as roast chicken is concerned. But just to set the expectations straight, Segambut’s ‘Tai Shue Tao’ Fried Chicken is still better, OK?

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The scene outside the restaurant looks like this before and after we finish our meal. The previous time I was here, I actually detoured to another makan place because of the crowd.

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Overall, Chan Meng Kee serves good Wantan Mee but is unable to cope with their sudden new found fame and the large volume of customers that comes with it. I would not mind returning if the waiting time is not that absurdly long.

Chan Meng Kee Noodle House
32, Jalan SS 2/66,
47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 012-6881972

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9 Comments on “Chan Meng Kee Wantan Mee @ SS2, Petaling Jaya”

  1. kristen

    Been there a few times and have to agree with you, the food is overpriced and over rated. The last time i was there was a year back.

  2. Jayne

    RM5.50 for a plate of wantan mee is pretty steep. Once in a blue moon ok la. The noodles look very springy. But if have to wait so long, then lunch hour also over already, right?

  3. Lim

    So far the lousiest char siew wan tan mee in kelang valley. Shouldn’t have waste my time trying it out since watching the overrated recommendation by by some show. Service is pathetic slow. Don’t mind the wait at least if they served some good char siew

  4. Anonymous

    23/2/2014: Jason this morning and straightaway came. Char siew fat and tasteless. Mee lumped together, no spring. Sauce lardy. On the whole not a good mouth feel, not tasty, too greasy.
    The crowd is unusual. Is it because people think it is cheap? Since the price increases, people flock to eating shops and coffee shops rather than restaurants and bistros. I am not coming back.
    Definitely overrated. Jason is entertaining and informative – will still watch. But taste-wise, disappointing.

  5. Young

    23/2/2014: Jason this morning and straightaway came. Char siew fat and tasteless. Mee lumped together, no spring. Sauce lardy. On the whole not a good mouth feel, not tasty, too greasy.
    The crowd is unusual. Is it because people think it is cheap? Since the price increases, people flock to eating shops and coffee shops rather than restaurants and bistros. I am not coming back.
    Definitely overrated. Jason is entertaining and informative – will still watch. But taste-wise, disappointing.

  6. wan tan mee lover

    Overall i feel only the char siew is nice but i don think i will ever EVER go to the shop again .. the price is getting pretty ridicilous ! My 1st visit , 2 small plate wan tan mee , 2 plate of siew yuk ( as the char siew has finish ) for 2 ppl but the portion in any siew yuk shop for a SINGLE portion is waaayyy more than this ! Plus 1 piece drums stick roast chicken , 2 hot chinese tea.. the price is RM 46 !! 2nd visit , 3 wan tan mee large, 1 ta pau char siew rice ( which only has 4 slices of char siew ) , 6 sui kow and 1 portion roast chickenn , 3 chinese tea.. the price was a whooping RM 67 !!! The pricing is totally high & i will NEVER ever pay for such food anymore . I hope the public realize that this is a cut throat pricing .. saw an TV interview once with Axian , the fat owner says that initially he has no customer , so rasing his price is a ridicilous manner is his means to recupe his losses initially ?

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