Taking opportunity of the Hari Raya Haji holiday, went back to KL the last weekend to visit some friends as well as visiting some restaurants I didn’t get to cover previously. Since I was staying at a guest house around Bukit Bintang area, Soo Kee’s Sang Har Meen @ Imbi was the first one to come into mind for dinner.
I think I have some kind of bad luck whenever it comes to popular restaurants. Why do I always get scolding from the owners lol. First it was Kin Kin, now it’s Soo Kee.
If you have been to Soo Kee you must know that the restaurant is jam packed during dinner session. So there I was alone unable to find a table. Then when I finally got a table for four and sat there, the lady boss got all worked up, started to make a scene and said I was not supposed to sit there. I was asked to sit somewhere else instead, which was ALSO a table for four. Makes no difference right? So was the cursing and all really necessary?
I guess when your business is so big and good and be featured on TV so frequently, you can be all lan si and even screw the customers. Less 1 returning customer is nothing to them anyway.
But I gotta give it to them, the Sang Har Meen was really good. It was full of flavor with some fragrant ginger taste, which you can’t seem to stop eating. Sang Har is the river prawn with a huge head and with little body flesh.
So the prawn head is the part that provides most of the prawn flavor, and the whole head (including its eyes) is actually edible too – depending on whether you are game for it. It’s flesh is quite little for a prawn of its size, but it was so succulent and robust you could pick them out nicely in a whole from the shell just by using chopsticks.
A single portion of Sang Har Meen with medium sized prawns cost RM25. Pricey of course but quite worth it because Sang Har does not come cheap. I actually requested to have an add-on of Sang Har, which would make my Sang Har Meen to have 2 prawns instead of one but they totally overlooked or didn’t bother about it.
Ah well, that’s service for you. Honestly I won’t be returning to Soo Kee again because of their arrogance. I don’t think they would need my business anyway. Besides, I have discovered there are many other Sang Har Meen alternatives that are not so crowded like Greenview at PJ or Keong Kee just a few doors away.
Soo Kee Mee Stall (Closed on Mondays)
14, Medan Imbi
Tel: 03 – 2148 1324
GPS Coordinates: N03 08.641 E101 42.870 (malfreemaps)