Tradition Still Rules @ Koon Kee Wantan Mee in Damansara UptownDecember 14, 2010 | 12,185 views
If he says wanna chop you into 18 pieces, would you have run or still stand around and snap?
Okay, since we were on yong tau foo, fish ball noodles and the gang, today let’s see some wantan mee for a change. And given the fact that KL’s populated by floggers (food bloggers, not the ones in prison), bloggers, vloggers (video bloggers?), and logheads (hehe, everywhere also got …), getting a breakfast-brunch-lunch-dinner-etc partner ain’t exactly hard.
Nor rocket science. Just ask, and guaranteed someone somewhere will have an idea on where to eat, what’s new and chic, as well as what NOT to eat.
Plain Jane of So Bland? Not really. For sometimes, the simplest works best. Trust Koon Kee Wantan Mee to bring back the flavours of the yesteryear’s ….
And so, Ken of Foodpoi became my victim one fine morning. Hahaha …. though you can’t say that you’re not privileged (ahem, cannot ah?) to be doing good deeds like bringing Motormouth around for food in KL, given the fact that I’m new and looking for quality street foods in KL can be categorized into an Amazing Race-impossible road block.
Let’s read up on why this certain Koon Kee in Damansara Uptown is far better than that other Koon Kee on Petaling Street ……
Bloodied (actually basked and caramelized, don’t puke) Char Siew on the racks, and the poached chicken (pak cham kai) supposed to be good, even better than the Char Siew. Or that’s what Ken said.
Navigating around Uptown’s fun when it’s the weekends. But try to come on a weekday, during peak hours (lunch time) and you’ll be cursing from the very depths of your hidden vocabulary.
That’s what Jason said. Haha … I tend to believe the KL-ites, for I’m not attempting suicide or shortening my innocent, naive life by trying out disastrous options. Just that try not to join the maddening crowd at Village Park Nasi Lemak, and you’re good to go.
At least you can have your breakfast at breakfast hours, and not standing around until lunch for a plate of nasi lemak with ‘attitude’ (hehe) …..
And I slurped up every single strand on my plate. Proportionately tossed with the right combination of soy sauce, a dash or two of sesame oil and minimal dark soy sauce, the springy egg noodles at Koon Kee is seemingly made in-house, from a production line next to the restaurant.
You either choose to have your noodles with Char Siew, plain or with their poached chicken. Then you get a small bowl of wantan (dumplings filled with flavourful minced pork) the size of a 20 cents coin, and surprisingly a handful of cabbage served with the noodles.
Yes. Kobis. Cabbage. “Pau Choy”. Usually we get ‘sawi’ or mustard greens, but at Koon Kee they are trying to one-up the competition. Or could be they ran out of the other greens? Who knows? But crunchy cabbage worked for me too …..
Crowded during brunch hours. Try to come slightly later than the crowd, or earlier. But would you want to wake up like normal working days on a weekend?
The Char Siew came in very lean cuts; with an unmistakably smoky, aromatic charred aroma. Roasted in-house indefinitely, just that the barbecued pork did not register on my mind long after the meal. Still nothing comes close to Lenggong’s Loh Dee Wan Ton Mee …. sigh. Those Good Old Days ….
Koon Kee Wantan Mee – Same row with Village Park Nasi Lemak.
Okay …. now if you had realized, my reviews are getting shorter and shorter. Now I know why most people had claimed that I wrote waaaaayyyy too long back then in Ipoh.
That’s because I was blessed with the gift of the gab honour of having all the time in the world; in the office and at home after work. But here in KL, time’s a luxury.
I’d better get back in shape, get my life back in one piece, and find myself somewhere in the midst. Last thing I want is for Motormouth From Ipoh to disintegrate into oblivion!
KOON KEE WAN TAN MEE
Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opens for breakfast-lunch.
You can also order chicken rice, and there’s a vegetarian rice stall in the restaurant.
A corner lot further down the same road with Village Park Nasi Lemak and Sate Kajang Haji Samuri.
GPS Coordinates and Google Map to come later