Saturday, June 28, 2014

Restaurant Chan Meng Kee - Famous Wan Ton Mee @ SS2

The legacy of Chan Meng Kee started when Chef Chan started selling the now famous won ton mee in a coffee shop run by his brother in Sec 17, PJ. Without doubt they dish one of the very best won ton mee ever and this was one of our usual makan place for our daily lunch.

They were so famous until their ego got into their head. They were getting very rude and snobbish something that we see very often in Malaysia but still their business was so good. Normally I would have ban such eateries simply because the owner totally forgotten that their regular clients were the main reason for their success. But the.....aiya..... I kept on coming back for the noodle until today.

Since then they have moved to their very own premise with even more foodie to offer. Of course their main dish will be their won ton mee but now they have broaden their menu to curry (dry and soup) noodle, chicken, char siew and siew yok rice, various types of green vegetable, a handful selection of soup (which is good), prawn dumplings, etc....

Existing Premise
They have made a name for themselves in SS2 and whenever you mentioned the famous won ton mee most people will mentioned 'Chan Meng Kee'.

This is their existing premise in SS2 and will be moving to their new premise which is just a short walk up the road by July 2014 for good. At the moment this premise will serve the ever busy lunch crowd and the new premise will serve the dinner crowd.

New Premise

The new premise looks 'newer' and 'cleaner' and it is brightly lighted up which is a plus sign. But I was expecting this place to be 'fully air conditioned' .... which I was a little disappointed to find out that it was not. Well anyway as long as the quality of the food stays or maintained.

Lunch Crowd
Please make sure to go early if you are there for lunch otherwise you will have to wait in line for an available table. Layout of the place is simple with tables and chairs covering the whole floor. It was pretty crowded when we arrived around 12:30pm.

Char Siew Wan Ton Mee
I usually order wan ton mee with 'pun fei sau' roast pork with wanton. 'Pun fei sau' means half lean half fat meat which is the best one ever could ask for. Quality of the noodle is very consistent, not over cooked as over cooked noodles can be very soggy. Theirs have the springy effect to it which provides a sensation feeling when one takes a big bite onto the noodles.

However, I was rather upset with the roast pork. The 'fat' part was superb but the 'lean' part was a tad too tough. Otherwise it would have been perfect as the taste of the pork was superbly done.

Overall the wan ton noodle scores a high! It has it's own special taste which I have never eaten before and of course it was made better with 'pork fatty' mixed with it

A must order is their 'sui kow' dumplings (sorry folks no pics on this). Their sui kow was so fresh and so delicious that it was all finished before I could take a photo of it. LOL. Remember MUST ORDER!

To compliment the noodle we had a good bowl of soup to help us to neutralise or drain all the oily and fatty stuff deeper into our belly and out of the system. I always love a place that serves soup simply because I am a soup lover. Nothing much to shout about on this but it does provide the satisfaction feel and refreshing.

Roast Duck with Wonton Noodle
The roast duck was tender, juicy and delicious. Even though I am not a duck person but I must admit that this good.

Shredded Chicken Wonton Soup Noodle
Wonton Soup Noodle with Wanton
For those who would like something 'mild' this is it. The soup based noodle was just OK lah nothing to shout about. I find that the 'kan sui mei' of the noodle was too heavy and for those (like me) who is fussy about this will not enjoy the soup based noodle.

Curry Wan Ton Noodle
This bowl of curry noodle really surprised us. Never did we know that they can dish Rout something so good. Who would have thought of going to Chan Meng Kee for a bowl of curry noodles. I never did and after trying it out I strongly recommend it to curry noodle lovers.

It was rich in santan and the soup was simply marvelous and delicious. The taste brought back some childhood memory when I had my very first bowl of curry noodles...the very same type of taste I had back then. How to describe it.......yeah 'Chinese' type of mild santan curry taste.

Frankly, I believe this will give 'Lorong Seratus Tahun' a run for the money.

Conclusion : Strongly recommended. Good food and reasonably good price. Restaurant is well lighted and clean (new premise). The tauke is still a snobbish man but really hope their staff will not follow suit. Would be great if they have better personality and attitude. But again food is good. And also, it is difficult to find a place that serve good wanton noodle especially in the evening, dinner time in Petaling Jaya area.
A 3.5 out of 5.
Non Halal.

Restaurant Chan meng Kee
32, Jalan SS2/66
47300 Petaling Jaya 
Tel : 012 688 1972

Note : The above review was purely based on my personal opinion.

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