Tuck Kee Restaurant @ Kepong, Kuala LumpurJune 18, 2008 | 8,868 views
Vague memories of masak-masak‘s previous posts on various food outlets in Taman Bukit Maluri, Kepong guided us to the aforementioned garden, and once we saw a few row of shops, our food-hunting instincts instantly sprang to life, and our eyes darted the area for potential target.
Tuck Kee Restaurant …. sounded familiar. Not to be confused with the one in Ipoh, this restaurant was reviewed in The Star’s Sunday Metro sometime in May 2008, and famous for a special dish of braised shark’s lips. Yup, heard that right. But I decided to be prudent, for fear of over-spending (“,), thus chose to order their dim sum instead.
The variety available for order was neither impressive nor little. Other than serving dim sum, you can opt for noodles, or dishes with rice if you’re in a larger group. As there were only 2 of us, we decided to order a portion of their Fried Vermicelli with Clams (La-la) at RM6.
A Klang’s specialty, the noodles were fried with generous amount of small clams, eggs and bean sprouts. Though a bit bland, addition of the Kampung Koh’s chilli sauce would do the trick and perk the dish up. Not a fan of beehoon, I have to admit they fried them quite well, not too soggy nor too hard. Wished it was a little more flavourful.
The Loh Mai Kai was a slight disappointment, a tad oily, and not dry enough. Somehow, I prefer Ipoh’s dim sum joints’ version of the Chinese delicacy.
Overall, the quality of the dim sum paled in comparison with some of Ipoh’s better offerings. But surprisingly, to be seated in air-conditioned environment, and restaurant setting, the dim sum are priced rather reasonably. A meal for two, including Ti Kuan Yin (Chinese tea) came to RM27.30 only, after tax. Plus, we get desserts, on the house!
Strangely, I liked the jelly. They were made from either Sunkist orange cordial drink, OR extracts from lime, OR whatever ingredients they put in. The texture was akin to konnyaku type of jelly. Lovely. Plus, they were FREE. Need I say more? 😉
Location : No 39, Jln Burung Jentayu, Tmn Bukit Maluri, Kepong 51200 Kuala Lumpur.
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