Meng Kee Char Siew @ Tengkat Tong Shin, Kuala LumpurJune 24, 2008 | 5,260 views
Meng Kee Char Siew has a following of its own, probably due to slightly higher exposure than any other Char Siew stalls in Kuala Lumpur. Yup, various TV shows had done coverage on this simple unassuming shop, famed for its Char Siew, and steamed chicken.
During lunch hours, the place is usually packed to the brim. Even more so on public holidays, when tourists from all over would drop by, just for the one single dish that had brought so much fame (and fortune) to the proprietors with such an amazing culinary delight.
Probably I did not request for a specific cut, therefore only lean meat was served to us. Tough and chewy, the Char Siew did not manage to impress me, more so due to my previous (absolutely) positive visit to Famous Seremban Favourites. Comparison is unavoidable. Though coming in a close second, the Char Siew served here still trumps the other stalls in Ipoh that I’ve tried so far.
A meal for two, including rice came to around RM12. Yup, definitely not hawker level of pricing. But you’re paying for its history, a legend in its own league, slightly over-rated I’d say, but satiated my carnivorous appetite nevertheless. Least this provides me an opportunity (and excuse … =P) to embark and continue my search for the BEST Char Siew there is in Malaysia?
Location : Tengkat Tong Shin, a road that is parallel to Jalan Alor. A short walk from Bukit Bintang shopping paradise.