Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Meng Kee Char Siew @ Tengkat Tung Shin, KL



Char siew is one of my favourites. I could never get enough of char siew... if not for health reason, I think that I can eat it almost everyday! Anyway, it is always hard to find a place that can whip out great char siew... I'd been in KL for a few years and yet, I couldn't find a place where I can give my thumbs up to... call me picky but then, I have my certain expectations on this particular dish.

The first time I heard about this place was through my friend's word of mouth but I didn't pay any attention because the place was quite far from where I stay. Until I saw Ah Xian's program introducing this place... so I didn't wait long and quickly planned a day out to KL city centre with Jenn to give it a try.

Parking is not easy to find especially if you come here during lunch hour, not to mention that it's even harder to find a table to sit... as the lunch crowd keeps on coming in non-stop, supposedly for the famous char siew. We were lucky to find a table as soon as we walked in, as someone has just paid the bill and leaving.

Situated in a old-style house turned shop, there is no sign board but there are 2 stalls in front of the shop... one mainly for take-away and the other one for dine-in...

Ah Xian had been here...

The condition was quite stuffy and noisy.. you would hear people shouting here and there... lol! They even washed dirty plates and cups outside!

We ordered char siew and chicken for 2 pax...I had to say that the char siew really lives up to its expectation. It was really good! It felt like the char siew melted in my mouth once I put it in. The only downside was that the fat layer can be quite a turn-off for those who are health-conscious, but then... it's the fat that makes the char siew so darn aromatic!!!

Complimentary soup will be given once you are seated... and please decide on whether you opt for white or oil rice, as they would serve the latter if you didn't request.

Barley drink is just nice to cool your body down...

Leo's verdict - Getting here can be frustrating at times due to the lunch traffic. My suggestion is that you come here before 12pm and you will be able to find yourself a table easily. As for parking, you can either park at nearby open carpark or try your luck to park nearby the restaurant. But it will be very well worth your effort, as the char siew lovers will find this dish delectable! Thumbs up!!!

5 comments:

qwazymonkey said...

If you do not mind the drive, you can head over to Glenmarie. they have a branch over there and condition's way better. Less stuffy and more sunlight. But the texture's different from the KL's version, but it's still amazingly yummy!

thule a.k.a leo said...

yes.. I heard about it! That place was where I used to work last time.. quite familar with it.
I'll go there instead next time... minus the jam.. lol!
Thanks mate...

qwazymonkey said...

thule: you can head there over the weekends when parking's liberal! Least that's what I do.

Julian Si said...

Agreeeed! Deeelicious :-)

But do try out SPRING GOLDEN off the KESAS/Shah Alam, its excellent too.

:-) Gong xi fa cai!

Chin Kong Loong said...

went to look for this shop last week. reliase that it has moved to a new location at Jalan Alor. The taste is great but the price is on a high price. Anyway, once in a way is OK…i update the latest map, address, and gps coordinate at my blog. Cheers!