Malaysia Food & Travel Blog http://www.vkeong.com vkeong blogs about food in Klang Valley, Penang, Melaka and beyond Sat, 06 Feb 2016 01:25:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kim Kia Pan Mee Specialist 金仔板面 @ Taman Batu, Kepong http://www.vkeong.com/kim-kia-pan-mee-specialist-%e9%87%91%e4%bb%94%e6%9d%bf%e9%9d%a2-taman-batu-kepong/ http://www.vkeong.com/kim-kia-pan-mee-specialist-%e9%87%91%e4%bb%94%e6%9d%bf%e9%9d%a2-taman-batu-kepong/#respond Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:00:27 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=4086 Kim Kia sells pan mee and pan mee only. That's why they call themselves the pan mee specialist. It used to be a stall but with the overwhelming support of their customers, they moved into a proper shop located just a stone's throw away from its original spot. Waiting time could get excruciating so make sure you are not in a hurry before eating here.

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Like the name says, Kim Kia is a specialist in pan mee and has been serving the local neighborhood for many years. It used to be a stall but with the overwhelming support of their customers, they moved into a proper shop located just a stone’s throw away from its original spot.


Kim Kia Pan Mee Specialist Restaurant

First thing first, if this is your first time here, you should know that Kim Kia is notorious for its long waiting time. If you come during the weekends, the wait could get excruciating. There was once where we waited for 45 minutes and even considered to leave without eating.
But to be fair to them, the slower-than-usual service is largely due to the noodles being cooked one by one. So only a handful of orders (from what I observed, only 3?) could be completed at once. That could be a good thing though, as you could be sure of the noodle’s quality stays consistent.

Kim Kia Pan Mee Specialist Dry Pan Mee

The price for the pan mee here ranges between RM6 and RM7 and the noodle can be ordered thin, thick or hand-torn. ‘Lor Pan Mee’ is a signature offering here if you are looking for something out of the ordinary.

Kim Kia Pan Mee Dry

The Dry Pan Mee is tossed in an aromatic soya sauce and tastes quite good with the fresh toppings. Everything was up to the mark but the deep-fried anchovies stood out for being crunchy but not hard.

Kim Kia Pan Mee Soup

The soup version is equally good as well. For something more exciting to the palate, you can opt for the spicy and sour or ‘ma lat’ flavor.

Green Chili Paste

Now, it’s not all that surprising that the pan mee here is good. But in all honesty, I don’t think it’s that much better than the rest. So why do customers like me even return despite the long wait?
Well, it’s all thanks to their excellently concocted green chili sauce. It’s as spicy as it looks and tastes awesome – just a bit of it is enough to lift the pan mee from good to great.

Kim Kia Pan Mee Specialist

Conclusion: if you are happen to be in the area and not in a hurry, the pan mee here is worth a try.

Kim Kia Pan Mee Specialist

No.15, Jalan A, Taman Batu
Off Jalan Kuching, 52000 Kuala Lumpur
Business hours: 8am to 3pm ,closed on Mondays

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XOX Mobile Prepaid Plan – Enjoy 28 Months Validity! http://www.vkeong.com/xox-mobile-prepaid-plan-enjoy-28-months-validity/ http://www.vkeong.com/xox-mobile-prepaid-plan-enjoy-28-months-validity/#respond Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:32:52 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=4070 If you are mobile Internet user in Malaysia, you ought to know about XOX Mobile's prepaid plans. They have recently introduced their latest prepaid plan with lower prices for higher quotas. Isn't it wonderful if you could get a lot of data at an affordable price?

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XOX mobile prepaid plus plans

If you are mobile Internet user in Malaysia, you ought to know about XOX‘s mobile prepaid plans. They have recently introduced their latest prepaid plan with lower prices for higher quotas. Isn’t it wonderful if you could get a lot of data at an affordable price?

XOX mobile Malaysia

But first, some background: XOX Mobile is an award-winning Mobile Virtual Network Operator that was founded back in 2005. Being both mobile technology brand and mobile provider, XOX Mobile offers high speed mobile Internet plans as well as cheap and flexible prepaid plans including calls and SMS to suit every consumer’s needs.
Now, they serve over 1 million subscribers and they have branches and service centres located throughout Peninsular and East Malaysia.
As for coverage, there’s absolutely nothing to worry about considering XOX Mobile rides on on Celcom, which has a reputation of being Malaysia’s widest network. No matter if it’s 4G, 3G or 2G, you are covered no matter where you are.

XOX mobile prepaid plus plans

XOX Mobile’s latest Prepaid Data Plan is a great deal not to missed out because it provides its subscribers with unlimited high-speed data plan without ever reducing the speed. Off peak and peak hours are things of the past when you are using XOX Mobile.
Besides, every new XOX Mobile prepaid subscriber will enjoy 28 months validity. In other words, the line shall remain active for more than 2 years even if you don’t purchase any top-up. That’s the longest validity period in the market and it’s available to all new users who choose to switch over.

XOX mobile prepaid 28 months validity

For those who make a minimum top up of RM30, you will also enjoy FREE data (yay for more social media) or FREE calls to keep – the choice is yours! Sounds good? Head to the XOX Online Store to switch over now and keep your current number!

XOX mobile prepaid 28 months validity

For more information on XOX Mobile and its mobile plan offerings, visit http://www.xox.com.my and follow them on Facebook and Instagram at @xoxmalaysia.

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Pak Din Satay Gombak – Best Satay in KL http://www.vkeong.com/pak-din-satay-gombak-kl/ http://www.vkeong.com/pak-din-satay-gombak-kl/#respond Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:15:26 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=4079 If you ask me where to get the best satay in KL (note: Selangor excluded, especially Kajang), my answer would be Pak Din satay in Gombak. It took me almost a year to come up with this conclusion, one that I could only make after tasting all the well-known satay restaurants and stalls around the city.
The list includes Satay Station, Zaini Satay, Nur Satay, Hj Senen of O Mulia, Klasik Satay, Satay Sri Melaka of Datuk Keramat, Zainah Ismail, Kasim Satay, Sen Kee, Sate Atok and many more. So you know I am pretty darn serious about this.

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If you ask me where to get the best satay in KL (note: Selangor excluded, especially Kajang), my answer would be Pak Din satay in Gombak. It took me almost a year to come up with this conclusion, one that I could only make after tasting all the well-known satay restaurants and stalls around the city.
The list includes Satay Station, Zaini Satay, Nur Satay, Hj Senen of O Mulia, Klasik Satay, Satay Sri Melaka of Datuk Keramat, Zainah Ismail, Kasim Satay, Sen Kee, Sate Atok and many more. So you know I am pretty darn serious about this.


Famous Pak Din Satay Gombak

Pak Din’s satay stall is a small road side eatery that serves only satay and maybe a couple of drinks. It feels more like a warung than a full fledged restaurant.
Price-wise, they are in line with most and cheaper than some, definitely worth paying for the quality of food you’re receiving. Choices are rather limited though since they only offer chicken, beef and lamb satay. Their prices are RM0.80, RM0.90 and RM1.40 each respectively.

Pak Din Fresh Satay

Although they are officially open from 6pm onwards, it’s recommended to come after 6.30pm when their stoves are fully ready and fired up. Also, it might be a good idea to call up and check if they are open especially if it’s a Sunday because that’s their off-day; taken on alternate weeks.

Pak Din Satay Grilling Satay

Pak Din doesn’t take the easy way out and employs a mix of strong and low flame to grill the satays. This ensures a juicy finish every time and more importantly, only the fat and skin parts are caramelized without charring the rest of the satay.

Famous Pak Din Satay


Pak Din Gombak Beef Satay

As usual the beef satay is a notch better than the rest. It’s in fact the best beef satay I have tasted thus far – succulent, aromatic, extremely flavorful and burst with juice when you bite into it. Terrific stuff.
Both the chicken and lamb satay are also delicious, but just not as great as the beef version. You’d be pleased with the generous amount of meat on each skewer too, so you don’t have to order a lot for a satiated meal.

Satay Pak Din Gombak

Pak Din also makes a mean satay sauce that pairs perfectly with his satays. The thick spicy and sweet peanut sauce is filled with coarsely crushed peanuts and coats the satay effortless for not being oily.
Nasi impit was noticeably softer and tastes better too, and we gladly mopped up every bit of the sauce with it – nothing on the platter was wasted.

Pak Din Satay Gombak

Lastly, while you are here, it’s important to note that you are forbidden to park in front of the tomyam restaurant next to Pak Din. If you do, you will be asked to remove your car by Pak Din’s staff anyway. So why bother?
You can however, choose to park right in front of Pak Din’s stall, which is actually on a rather busy road (risky), or turn into a smaller car park just slightly further down the road. For catering, pick up or large orders, you can contact the number below.

Pak Din Satay Stall Gombak

Pak Din Satay Gombak

121, Jalan Gombak
Gombak Setia, 53000 KL
Tel: 012-978 4252 / 016-692 8744
Business hours: 6pm to 11.30pm, closed on alternate Sundays

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Fei Lou Fresh Cockles Char Koay Teow @ Jinjang http://www.vkeong.com/fei-lou-fresh-cockles-char-koay-teow-jinjang/ http://www.vkeong.com/fei-lou-fresh-cockles-char-koay-teow-jinjang/#respond Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:23:47 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=4076 Operated by an elderly couple, the stall has been in business for the past 40 years and still going strong. Since there's no signboard whatsoever, this fried noodle stall is known to the locals as 'Fei Lou Chao Fun'. Pork lard oil is a key ingredient and it's used liberally when the uncle fries the noodle. If you want a healthier version, jut tell him to use less oil.

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Jinjang Fresh Cockles Fried Noodles

One hawker food that I have fervently avoided eating after relocating to KL is the local fried koay teow. But after spending so many years living here, I think it’s time to broaden my horizons and find out what I have been missing so far. Born and bred in Penang, I can tell you it’s not an easy thing to do. After all, we have always regarded our Char Koay Teow to be the best.

Jinjang Fei Lou fresh cockles char koay teow

If there’s one stall that I would recommend to a Penangite to introduce them to KL (or Teochew) style Char Koay Teow, it’d be this inconspicuous looking stall in Jinjang.
Operated by an elderly couple, the stall has been in business for the past 40 years and still going strong. Since there’s no signboard whatsoever, this fried noodle stall is known to the locals as ‘Fei Lou Chao Fun’.

Pot of Pork Lard

Pork lard oil is a key ingredient and it’s used liberally when the uncle fries the noodle. If you want a healthier version, jut tell him to use less oil.

Fresh cockles char koay teow

Sang See Hum (freshly peeled cockles) is available here and it’s added on top of the hotly fried noodles, then mixed around to render them half-cooked for that juicy, bloody taste. It might feel weird, but apparently it’s something the aficionados look for.
You can however, ask for them to be fried together with the noodles if the idea of eating half-cooked cockles worries you. But just to clarify, the cockles here are extremely fresh and I did not experience any stomach upset after that.

Jinjang Fei Lou Fresh Cockles Fried Noodles

A normal serving of fried noodles here cost RM5. As you can see, the portion is actually quite large and comes with a big spoonful of cockles. The ‘wok hei’ is decent but the overall flavor plays a bigger role here. The moist but not soggy noodle boasts a bold flavor of dark soya sauce laced with aromatic lard. It’s undoubtedly delicious and addictive – once you start to dig in, you can’t stop.

Chili Paste

For an extra kick, try mixing some of their excellently homemade chili paste into the noodles. In fact, it tastes quite similar to the those served at Fried Hokkien Mee restaurants.

Fei Lou Fried Noodle Stall Jinjang

Now here’s the tricky part: how to look for the stall. Although I am quite familiar with Jinjang area myself, I can’t think of another better way to give you the directions other than telling you it’s behind the tile shops along Jalan Kepong and further down from Mun Kee Bak Kut Teh.

Fei Lou Fried Noodles 肥佬炒粉

No.471, Jalan Jambu Air Mawar
Jinjang Selatan, 52000 KL
Business hours: 11am to 4pm, closed on Mondays

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John Penang Prawn Noodle @ Golden Kim Wah http://www.vkeong.com/john-penang-prawn-noodle-golden-kim-wah/ http://www.vkeong.com/john-penang-prawn-noodle-golden-kim-wah/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 06:24:40 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=4073 This is John, he sells one heck of a good Penang prawn noodle in Sungai Buloh. He's from Balik Pulau, came to KL since 1989 and had a short stint as a chef at SS2's New Paris Restaurant. Shortly after that, he picked up the techniques of cooking prawn noodle from his sister, who now operates Say Huat coffee shop in Section 17.
He manned the prawn noodle stall at the said coffee shop for almost 20 years, before deciding to relocate to Sungai Buloh about 7 years ago.
Now, he's stationed at Golden Kim Wah, a new coffee shop that just opened for less than 2 weeks. It's the most spacious and cleanest coffee shop in the vicinity.

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John Penang Prawn Noodle Sungai Buloh

This is John, he sells one heck of a good Penang prawn noodle in Sungai Buloh. He’s from Balik Pulau, came to KL in 1989 and had a short stint as a chef at SS2’s New Paris Restaurant. Shortly after that, he picked up the techniques of cooking prawn noodle from his sister, who now operates Say Huat coffee shop in Section 17.
He manned the prawn noodle stall at the said coffee shop for almost 20 years, before deciding to relocate to Sungai Buloh about 7 years ago.
Now, he’s stationed at Golden Kim Wah, a new coffee shop that just opened for less than 2 weeks. It’s the most spacious and cleanest coffee shop in the vicinity.


Penang Prawn Mee

After going around KL and PJ trying various prawn noodles recommended by other sites and blogs alike, I can now conclude that John’s the best among all – at least until I can find a better one. I rarely go back to the same stall for the same food, unless it’s exceptionally good. But the prawn noodle here has got me hooked and I am willing to brace the traffic just to have a meal here.

John Penang Prawn Noodle

Everything about John’s prawn noodle is just right. The soup is pleasantly thick and has a good depth of prawn flavor, one sip is all you need to tell its difference from the rest.
While most of the more popular prawn noodle stalls and restaurants in Klang Valley tend to add too much sugar resulting in soup a tad sweet, John’s version is a balanced sweet and salty leading to a savory, spicy finish.
For RM6, it’s slightly more expensive than the average, but you do get what you pay for, as the amount of toppings given is more than enough to put a smile on my face.

John Penang Prawn Mee Sungai Buloh

When asked why he doesn’t include some of the more premium ingredients such as pork ribs and bigger prawns as extra toppings, John simply said “I am selling in an industrial area, most workers are looking for an economical meal. If I sell my noodles with premium items, they will feel intimidated by the price and not return”. Sounds perfectly reasonable to me.
Besides prawn noodle, John’s wife also sells curry mee prepared using a recipe passed down from another seller at Madras Lane off Petaling Street. In the coming weeks, he will also serve Penang style Koay Teow Th’ng after he perfects the recipe.

Chef Li Original Penang Hawker Food

Chef Li’s Original Penang Hawker Food is another popular food stall located at the other side of the coffee shop. From what I know, he used to be a fine dining chef, and now he sells Penang style Chee Cheong Fun and Assam Laksa.

Chef Li Penang Assam Laksa

The Assam Laksa @ RM6 is quite authentic and you can tell from the photo that the broth is thick and full of minced fish. However, I thought it could use more chilies because it lacked that spicy, exciting note.

Penang Chee Cheong Fun

On the other hand, his Chee Cheong Fun @ RM4.50 did not disappoint and tasted exactly like home. That said, I am not sure if the KL folks will find this favorable.

Restoran Golden Kim Wah Sungai Buloh

The coffee shop and the stalls will resume business on the third day of Chinese New Year. If you are looking to enjoy great Penang hawker food without traveling all the way up north, you know where to go.
For nice Penang Char Koay Teow and Curry Mee, you can try Sisters Place in Ara Damansara.

Restoran Golden Kim Wah

1, Jalan TSB 10A
Taman Perindustrian Sungai Buloh, 47000 Sungai Buloh
John’s Penang Prawn Noodle contact: 016-389 9191
Business hours: 7.30am to 6pm, off days not fixed but usually Thursdays

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Soon Kee Teochew Seafood Noodle & Porridge http://www.vkeong.com/soon-kee-teochew-seafood-noodle-selayang/ http://www.vkeong.com/soon-kee-teochew-seafood-noodle-selayang/#respond Sun, 31 Jan 2016 15:13:53 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=4071 If you find yourself in Selayang one day and craving for something light and tasty, I highly recommend Soon Kee Teochew seafood and porridge at Canton City coffee shop. The stall is a hidden gem and it's manned by an uncle who has been selling at the same spot for more than 10 years.

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Soon Kee Seafood Noodle Canton City

If you find yourself in Selayang one day and craving for something light and tasty, I highly recommend Soon Kee Teochew seafood and porridge at Canton City coffee shop. The humble stall is manned by an uncle who has been selling at the same spot for more than 10 years.


Teochew Seafood Noodle Prices

The seafood selection here is more than enough to satisfy any seafood lover. Fish takes up most of the menu and there is close to a dozen of of them to choose from.
However, if you are late, some more popular types of fish may run out. Seabass and grouper are usually available though. Other seafood includes prawn, oyster, lala, cuttlefish and a couple of fish balls – all subject to season and availability.

Seabass Fish Noodles

Instead of ordering from the preset menu, you can also pick your own seafood to customize your noodle or porridge. You can pick as much as you want as long as you can pay for it later. Here’s SL’s order of seabass noodle @ RM12.

Soon Kee Teochew Seafood Noodles

As for me, I simply let the uncle customize a bowl that’s worth RM20. So what I gotten were sea bass slices, oysters, cuttlefish and a handful of different fish balls. That’s a lot of seafood and it filled the bowl to the brim, the price was worth it.

Seabass Fish Slices


Fresh Oysters

Although the soup appears light and clear, it’s so delicious that it managed to satisfy my heavy palate. It was boiled using pork bones with meat attached as the base, then infused with the seafood’s essences upon order. Since each bowl of noodle or porridge might come with different types of seafood, the resulting taste will be different as well.
The excellent soup aside, the uncle’s timing is spot on too. Which is why the fish is perfectly cooked and each piece just melts away in your mouth. The oyster is equally enjoyable and made my day because it had been a long time since I had oysters this fresh and succulent.

Soon Kee Teo Chew Seafood Noodle and Porridge


Canton City Restaurant Selayang

All in all, Soon Kee serves fantastic seafood noodle and it deserves more attention – especially on the Net. I am amazed that this place has not been reviewed by anyone yet, it’s not even on Google!

Soon Kee Teochew Seafood Noodle & Porridge

Restoran Canton City
No.56, Jalan SJ 17
Taman Selayang Jaya, 68100 Batu Caves
Tel: 012-616 1283 / 016-682 3796
Business hours: 7.30am – 3pm (closed on Tuesdays, but open if it’s a public holiday)

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Line Clear Nasi Kandar Restaurant @ Kampung Baru, KL http://www.vkeong.com/line-clear-nasi-kandar-restaurant-kampung-baru-kl/ http://www.vkeong.com/line-clear-nasi-kandar-restaurant-kampung-baru-kl/#respond Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:21:32 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=4068 Well, this is surprising. I did not have the slightest clue that the famous Line Clear nasi kandar will relocate to Kampung Baru after they were ordered to vacate their original premise in Penang.
Today is the second day of their operation in the new outlet, so I decided to drop by to check it out. I also read from the news that 70% of the kitchen team has moved here, which include the cook himself.

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Well, this is surprising. I did not have the slightest clue that the famous Line Clear nasi kandar will relocate to Kampung Baru after they were ordered to vacate their original premise in Penang.
Today is the second day of their operation in the new outlet, so I decided to drop by to check it out. I also read from the news that 70% of the kitchen team has moved here, which includes the main cook himself.

Line Clear Kampung Baru KL


Line Clear Kampung Baru Dining Area

Compared to their old stall located in an alley with questionable hygiene, their new outlet is a proper restaurant – brand spanking new, with plenty of seats, spotless and all. It’s definitely a good thing because everyone can eat with a peace of mind.

Line Clear Nasi Kandar LC Restoran

I thought the restaurant would be flooded with customers, but it wasn’t. Maybe not many people caught wind of the news, plus it’s a long weekend so I am guessing most people are out of the city.

Line Clear Nasi Kandar Kampung Baru


Line Clear Curry Dishes

There seems to be less dishes on rotation, as I remembered there were more choices during my last visit. Nevetheless, you shouldn’t have any problem making out a nice plate of nasi kandar with the offerings available.

Line Clear Nasi Kandar with Chickenl

I am glad to know that the prices are still kept low and affordable. A serving consisting of a whole chicken thigh with drumstick and vege and ‘kuah campur’ clocks in at only RM7.50. That’s a very reasonable considering it’d cost close to RM10 for a plate of chicken rice with similar portion of meat.

Line Clear Nasi Kandar with Prawn

Seafood will naturally cost a lot more, and this serving of nasi kandar with a prawn thrown into the mix cost RM20.60. Most of my friends scoffed at the prawn’s price but there’s nothing unusual about it, since the price is in fact quite standard across most of the nasi kandar chains. Moreover, the price for each dish is clearly displayed on the menu – so the choice is yours.

Line Clear Prawn

In all retrospect, the prawn was huge, fleshy and extremely fresh, so I had no qualms paying RM13 for it. Now, for those who have a keen eye, you could have guessed from the photos that the taste of the nasi kandar was not up to par – at least not yet.
Even though the flavor is somewhat there, I felt the curries are a tad watery and not ‘kao’ enough to provide the oomph. Something is missing in the taste, as though it’s lost in translation between Penang and KL. Not to mention the rice was mushy as well.

Line Clear Drinks

Drinks are cheap – an iced Milo here is only RM2, it has got to be one of the cheapest in KL.

Line Clear Kampung Baru Menu Prices

Line Clear’s menu and prices – click on it for a higher resolution.

LC Restoran Line Clear Kampung Baru


Line Clear Kampung Baru Parking

Overall, my verdict is there’s no need to rush here just yet. I think it’d be good to give them some time to tweak and improve the recipes to match the original taste. But if you’re really curious, there’s no harm to pay Line Clear a visit now. At least the food is fresh and affordable.

Line Clear Nasi Kandar (LC Restaurant)

No 113, Jalan Raja Abdullah
Kampung Baru, 50300 KL
Business hours: 24 hours daily
Tel: 010-388 3326 / 019-422 3753 / 017-409 6129

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Yulek Wan Tan Mee 友力云吞面 @ Cheras, KL http://www.vkeong.com/yulek-wan-tan-mee-cheras/ http://www.vkeong.com/yulek-wan-tan-mee-cheras/#respond Sat, 30 Jan 2016 06:24:37 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=4066 Yulek Wan Tan Mee is one of the most popular wantan mee restaurant in Cheras. Before they shifted here, they used to operate a stall at Meng Shiang coffee shop further down the road. Looking at the number of customers they have, I think the coffee shop is on the losing end of the change.

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Yulek Wan Tan Mee is one of the most popular wantan mee restaurant in Cheras. Before they shifted here, they used to operate a stall at Meng Shiang coffee shop further down the road.
Looking at the number of customers they have, I think the coffee shop is on the losing end of the change. Sometimes, it’s better to earn a penny than lose a dime.


Yulek Fried Wantan

I have heard nothing but good things about the wantan mee here, so I had fairly high expectations which I hoped would be met. Due to the crowd, waiting is expected but the friendly service makes up for it. At least they stay humble even with their success and fame.
Although it was still quite early, they had run out of ‘sui gao’ so we had to settle for the second best – deep fried wantan. Sadly, they weren’t great and tasted below average because they were over-fried, almost burnt with an unpleasant smell of recycled oil. Besides, the amount of filling is miserable too – close to the size of a 10 cent coin.

Yulek Char Siew Wantan Mee

Char Siew wantan mee, small @ RM6. The noodle itself is good and springy, but the overall taste was just average and did not really wow us.

Yulek Cheras Char Siew

I think it’s our fault that we did not ask for ‘pun fei sau’ meat, so we were given somewhat lean char siew. The quality of the char siew is a lot better than what you get at the normal wantan mee stalls but I doubt you’d be blown away by it – since there are so many other great char siew around.
That said, the good thing is that are not stingy with it. As you can see the amount given is close to half of the plate. So the price is actually worth paying for as far as the portion size is concerned.

Yulek Roast Pork Pork Ribs Wantan Mee

One of the more unique toppings available is the roast pork ribs, which tastes similar to char siew. It’s worth trying for novelty. The roast pork on the other hand, did not disappoint and it was delicious.

Yulek Cheras Wantan

Compared to the fried wantan that failed earlier, the soup version that came with the noodles is a whole lot better; albeit far from being fantastic.

Yulek Wantan Mee Kitchen

Overall, despite the terrible fried wantan, Yulek Wan Tan Mee is nonetheless a decent place to drop by for an honest meal at an honest price. For first timers, keep your expectations modest, as I find some reviews given to this place tend to be a tad too generous.

Restoran Yulek Wan Tan Mee

Restoran Yulek Wan Tan Mee

19, Lorong Durian
Taman Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 016-2436221
Business hours: 7.30am to 4pm, closed on alternate Tuesdays

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Yung Yi Kei Porridge @ Jinjang Selatan http://www.vkeong.com/yung-yi-kei-porridge-restaurant-jinjang-selatan/ http://www.vkeong.com/yung-yi-kei-porridge-restaurant-jinjang-selatan/#respond Fri, 29 Jan 2016 06:24:45 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=4064 Porridge restaurants like Yung Yi Kei is not a common sight. Most of the time when I feel like eating porridge I would go looking for it in a food court or coffee shop. Judging from the large crowd, Yung Yi Kei is a local favorite and it also appears to be the busiest restaurant in the area. In business since 1991, it was started off as a road side stall at Jinjang Utara before it moved into a shoplot at the current location.

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Porridge restaurants like Yung Yi Kei is not a common sight. Most of the time when I feel like eating porridge I would go looking for it in a food court or coffee shop.
Judging from the large crowd, Yung Yi Kei is a local favorite and it also appears to be the busiest restaurant in the area. In business since 1991, it started off as a road side stall at Jinjang Utara before moving into a shoplot at the current location.


Yung Yi Kei Porridge Prices

Basically there are seven types of Cantonese-style porridge to choose from and they all use the same porridge base. They include “chee chap” (mixed pork), fried pork instestines, sliced pork, curdled pork blood, shredded chicken, century egg, bullfrog and fish slices. The price for a basic order ranges between RM5 and RM7.80, could be more if you opt for additional toppings which start at RM1 each.

Yung Yi Kei Porridge Jinjang

The foreign worker does all the cooking. Not sure if it matters to you, but just saying.

Pork Porridge Yung Yi Kei

I had the mixed pork porridge with fried pork intestines. The toppings’ portion size might look slightly underwhelming but you’d be pleased to know that there’s actually a lot of meat and curdled pork blood underneath the porridge. So the price is actually worth it.

Fried Pork Intestines Porridge Jinjang


Yung Yi Kei Pork Porridge Jinjang

The fried pork intestines are crunchy and tasted clean without any funky smell. I thought it was the best tasting ingredient among all.
As for the porridge, I was kind of hopeful it would taste like what I had in Hong Kong because it looked promising with its thick consistency. But it wasn’t. Nevertheless it was still a good and honest bowl of porridge and we enjoyed every sip of it. The only thing missing was a bowl of crispy you tiao.

Fish Porridge Yung Yi Kei


Yung Yi Kei Fish Porridge

SL had the fish slices porridge which had a milder and sweeter taste. There’s plenty of fish slices in it too, enough to accompany every mouthful you take.

Chicken Curry Wantan Mee

Besides porridge, Yung Yi Kei also sells noodle and dessert. The chicken curry wantan mee @ RM5.80 was surprisingly good overall if you discount the sad looking red char siew.
Dessert wise, actually only red bean soup is available here, priced at RM2 for a small serving. I have never been a fan of red bean soup but from what we observed, it’s a popular order among the customers.

Restoran Yung Yi Kei Jinjang

Restoran Yung Yi Kei 永一 (粥)

No. 29, Jalan 8/32, Taman Jinjang Baru,
Off Jalan Kepong, 52000 KL
Business hours: 5.30pm to 11.30pm

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El Cerdo @ Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL http://www.vkeong.com/el-cerdo-changkat-bukit-bintang-kl/ http://www.vkeong.com/el-cerdo-changkat-bukit-bintang-kl/#respond Thu, 28 Jan 2016 04:03:46 +0000 http://www.vkeong.com/?p=4045 Porcine lovers should be well acquainted with El Cerdo, a highly popular restaurant on Changkat Bukit Bintang that has been around for more than a decade. The menu offers nose-to-tail dishes from different parts of the world that are sure to delight those looking to banish their pork cravings.

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Porcine lovers should be well acquainted with El Cerdo, a highly popular restaurant on Changkat Bukit Bintang that has been around for more than a decade. The menu offers nose-to-tail dishes from different parts of the world that are sure to delight those looking to banish their pork cravings.


Creamy Mushroom Soup

There are only two soups to choose from and we ordered the one we are more familiar with: Creamy Mushroom Soup @ RM24. The chunky bits of mushroom and pig tail lent the soup a meat-like texture, making it a rich and hearty starter that we enjoyed thoroughly.

El Cerdo Sauteed Spicy Sausage

How do you make a stir-fried spicy sausage even better? Stir-fried it with bacon, that’s how. The Sauteed Spicy Sausage @ RM32 has plenty of texture and it’s a lip smacking dish worth sharing with a few friends. It looks red hot alright, but the spiciness is actually just right and added a punch of flavor into the otherwise one dimensional salty dish.

El Cerdo Grilled Pork Shoulder

We had a hard time settling for the main dishes because all of them were equally tempting. There’s no way the two of us could finish the Roasted Suckling Pig, so it was totally out of our consideration.
Eventually, the friendly manager suggested that we try the Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak @ RM48, the reason being it’s the oldest dish on the menu, available since day one of their opening and their customers simply love it.
Although the steak appears lean, it was incredibly tender considering it’s pork and moreover a well-done one. Prior to going on the grill, it was marinated for 48 hours in a myriad of herbs and seasonings for a simple yet effective flavor. The sides were great as well and not included in the dish just for the sake of presentation or as fillers.

El Cerdo Oven Baked Iberico Ribs


El Cerdo Oven Baked Spare Ribs

If you like ribs, you won’t go wrong with El Cerdo’s Oven Roasted Iberico Spare Ribs @ RM88 (2-3pax). Slowly cooked to a juicy perfection, the rub of spices caramelized into a light golden-brown crust that’s irresistible to pick up and eat with your hands. It’s nothing short of amazing really, and the satisfaction of ripping the fatty meat off the bone with your teeth alone is well worth the effort.

El Cerdo Bubblylicious Brunch


El Cerdo Sunday Bubblylicious Brunch


El Cerdo Sunday Brunch Buffet


For those visiting El Cerdo on a Sunday, you can partake in their Bubbylicious Brunch which features all-you-can-eat pork dishes and free flow beverage. For RM148++, you get free flow of sparkling wine, house red & white wine, beer, soft drinks and chilled juices.
However, if you are not keen on having alcohol, then it’s only RM99++ and you get the soft drinks and chilled juices only. Besides the cold appetizers, you also get to choose from a range of sausages, pasta, pork steak, smoked Iberico soft ribs, just to name a few. And lets not forget their fine selection of desserts too.

El Cerdo Restaurant Changkat Bukit Bintang


El Cerdo Changkat Bukit Bintang

Lastly, members of the Entertainer will be pleased to know that El Cerdo is one of the merchants offering 1-for-1 for main dishes, applicable for both lunch and dinner.
As long as it’s not eve of public or public holiday, the offer will be available and better still, no reservation is actually required. That said, you can actually enjoy a 3-course lunch or dinner for two for less thanr RM100 if you plan your orders right.
To get the biggest bang for your buck, do consider purchasing the Entertainer Malaysia 2016, and don’t forget to use my promo code: 2016VKEONG to get RM15 off.

El Cerdo

43 & 45 Changkat Bukit Bintang
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2145 0511 / 013-309 4197

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