Saturday, April 3, 2010

Restoran Sim Hap Ke @ Jalan Waras 1, Taman Connaught Cheras


A few years ago when I was still working with Thule, I called Cheras my second home. Why??? Because my colleagues both stayed in Cheras area and normally we would have our yam cha session in Taman Connaught. Surprisingly, I never took notice that such a wonderful restaurant exists in this area. Frankly, I would never have known about this place if not for Precious Pea. Thanks! Once in a while, Jenn & I would go down to Cheras as her sister lives in Alam Damai (which is quite near to Connaught) and therefore, it would only mean a matter of time before both of us finally made our way here.

Some pictures of their popular dishes were pasted on the glass at the entrance.

Salt-baked lala - this is a truly different approach to making a lala dish. As far as I concern, I had only tried siong tong (superior soup) lala, kam heong lala but not salt-baked lala. Even though the lala was baked with salt, they remained juicy and thick. Naturally the meat will shrink a lot due to the extensive usage of salt in the process. They had the aroma from the slightly burnt salt and most importantly, it didn't taste salty at all. Just watch out for the salt bits scattered all over the plate :P

Thai style kailan with salted fish - appetising! The dish was sourish, salty and spicy. Perfect to go with a bowl of rice.

3 Flavour Ribs - Another winner for both of us. The usage of lemon, curry leaves and butter gave a distinctive flavour to the ribs without overpowering the whole dish. A must try dish here!

Leo's verdict - there are a lot of other interesting dishes that we wanted to try but there were only two of us. Total damage? RM38 for the 3 dishes excluding tea and rice... even with those stuff, it cost slightly over RM40! A value for money lunch indeed! You definitely can expect another post about this place soon, but if you can't wait.. head over to Cheras and try for yourself. Don't worry about what dish to order, as the friendly staff will recommend some dishes to you in case you couldn't make up your mind! Most importantly, it won't hurt the wallet :)

17 comments:

Precious Pea said...

I didn't get to revisit the place. Haha..i spotted my write-up featured in Sunday Star Metro right at the entrance of the restaurant!!!

Sean said...

salt-baked seafood is something that i've been craving for! there are those places that do salt-baked fish, but i keep missing out on them (usually sold out for dinner, etc)...
three-flavour pork also sounds like something different... i've had curry leaf chicken, butter chicken and lemon chicken, but i can't have remember having all three flavours in one, especially for pork! :D

J2Kfm said...

LOL to Pea's comment. So can ask for royalties now? :)

thenomadGourmand said...

wahhh! I wan tht 3 flavours pork!!

Wilson & Rachel said...

Well, Cheras has everything

babe_kl said...

gee i hvnt been there lehhhh! come let's go Wilson!

CUMI & CIKI said...

eh, next time invite me and cumi la since got sooooo many good dishes to eat, that u had no time to eat!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

looks good, ever since we moved further away from cheras, havent been back to look for good food!

thule a.k.a leo said...

precious pea - they must have known that you are some sort of celebrity :)

Sean - try this! you'd love this.. but r u familiar with CHeras area?

j2kfm - have u tried?

becky - pretty sure that you'd love this dish! also others :)

wilson - totally agree my friend! love cheras apart from the traffic jam :)

babe_kl - u live in Cheras area wor... easy for you la

cumi&ciki - no problem... but I don't have your contact number :) mind to email me???

joe - what r u waiting for then??

Sean said...

heh, nope, am not familiar with cheras (only know how to get to leisure mall!). so i'll check a map first before i go :D

thule a.k.a leo said...

sean, if u know where leisure mall is... you are nearby :)

foodbin said...

are you a friend of Ryan Low?

thule a.k.a leo said...

foodbin - Ryan Low was my ex-colleague when I worked with Thule fr 02-05. You know him???

ai wei said...

most of the dishes here are great. gotta revisit for more of their 'har mai shang cheong' soon!!! a great one

eiling lim said...

cheras is one place i will never venture! too complicated and I'll get lost there.

Sherry said...

oh yummy :D hehe.. lucky find your blog hehe.. now added to http://where2shop.blogspot.com/

so I can keep track :D

Jason said...

WMW brought me there few weeks ago. Lurve their salt baked lala and fried calamari with salted egg yolk!

Eiling, come, I know the way!