Lai Foong Restaurant on Jalan Tun HS Lee is one of the most popular places in KL for beef noodle. For people who are driving they would usually park their cars at Central Market and take a short walk to the restauraunt. From my own experience I have never had any problem looking for a parking spot there and the rate is quite cheap too considering it’s KL. It starts from RM2.50 so it is still very bearable.
This was actually my first time here after hearing so much about it from friends who have patronized this stall since they were small. And of course I know the standard has dropped compared to last time. Nevertheless, I was still keen to give it a try especially given their fame and long history as one of the oldest beef noodle in town. I had the dry version and found it disappointingly bland and flat tasting. Given that I skipped breakfast and was feeling extremely hungry but yet did not finish the noodles, it’s a really bad sign.
It’s been more than a year since I visited Hon Kee 汉记靓粥 for their famous porridge. How time flies. I remembered my first time eating there. SL brought me there for breakfast on the day I traveled back to Penang for my new job. Now, I am back to Cyberjaya and it’s my turn to be the guide – my parents came down to KL for a short visit not long ago and I brought them to here. They liked it!
Hon Kee was still as busy as ever so do come early if you want to have a nice seat. We were early, but weren’t so fortunate to get a table at the stall. Because of that we had to sit on the other side of the road near the ikan bakar stall, which was kinda deserted and dark (even for a morning).
I think the Raw Snakehead Fish Porridge (Sang Yu Zhuk) here is the nicest.. Click here to continue reading >
Do you know there’s a stall selling sweet potato balls outside the Tang City Food Court at Petaling Street? I didn’t until I bought TheStar’s Street Food Guide. My parents were in KL not too long ago for a short trip and I brought them to try the famous porridge at Hon Kee.
After that, while they went to buy some traditional biscuits at Fung Wong Biscuits to bring home, I went to find this stall and bought some to try.
It is said that the stall has been here for nearly 30 years, and the sweet potato balls are always prepared fresh.
I am not a big fan of porridge. Really. I have always considered porridge boring, tasteless and something which I’d only eat when I am sick. Some sort of a food therapy for the unwell. But, a porridge stall off Petaling Street managed to change my perception towards porridge, which is Famous Hon Kee Porridge 汉记靓粥. It has been around for decades and had garnered good reviews from food bloggers in the past. Now, it includes me.