Thursday, February 22, 2007

Hung Kee, Jalan Loke Yew - Wantan Mee

When Boo_licious blogged about Hung Kee, I suddenly developed a craving for good wantan mee. Unfortunately, now is a bad time to develop cravings as it's the Chinese New Year period and not all chinese food stalls are open. It's just as well that I have an appreciation for all kinds of food, so I'll never go hungry.

So anyhow, I managed to convince my lunch kakis that Hung Kee would be open today and we should risk driving out, failing which we could always eat at one of the numerous foodstalls along Jalan Loke Yew. Surely one ought to be open at this time! Eeyore peered out of the car as I drove past on the other side of the road and ecstatically proclaimed that the restaurant was open (but I knew that already :-)). Parking was a breeze thanks to the number of people who were still on leave. Incidentally, all the shops on either side of Hung Kee were also closed for the CNY season. There was a buzz of activity at Hung Kee, though, as people stood outside waiting for empty tables. But this is normal, as I have been to Hung Kee at other times and I've always noticed a crowd.


We ordered the wantan mee with char siew (barbequed pork) and pork wantan. According to Eeyore, the noodles are not the egg variant as compared to the wantan mee at Koon Kee, Petaling Street, which he preferred. I, on the other hand, enjoyed the springy texture of the noodles and I thought the sauce that the noodles were tossed in was full of flavour and complemented the noodles marvelously. There is no need to order extra wantan as each serving came with about six pieces of wantan. The char siew is sweet and sticky and just perfect.


We also ordered an extra bowl of sui kau (dumplings) stuffed with minced pork, and a plate of siew yoke (roasted pork) which we felt didn't meet up to our standards as compared to the superb siew yoke in Pudu. Nevertheless, if you do venture out to Hung Kee, do give their wantan mee a try. It's well worth the trip.

11 comments:

boo_licious said...

Cool! Am glad you went to Hung Kee as that post was meant for people searching for food during this festive season.

Hmmm, after one has tasted the Pudu Siu Yoke, others always taste horrid after that. My niece who is now living in Beijing says the Siu Yoke there is 10 times better due to the meat they use.

Paprika said...

This must be a sign for me to eat wanton mee today. After reading Boolicious' entry and now yours, I feel myself being nudged by the universe to head on over to hung kee. Gong Hey Fatt Choy!

jason said...

It's been some time since I had my last wantan mee. I'm hungry now

Precious Pea said...

The Char Siu look very fat wor...but the siu yoke looks so crunchy. Yumzz.

Xiu Long Bao said...

where can i get superb siew yoke from? my dad luvs those porky thing.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

boo_licious, thanks for recommending Hung Kee during the festive season. :-) Got any more recommendations? :-P

paprika: lol! Well, don't ignore the universe too much and head on out for wantan mee! Gong xi fa cai!

jason, I hope you've had your lunch already. Wantan mee is nice, especially with slithery wantans and charred char siew. :-D

precious pea: I was a bad bad girl and asked for the fatty part of the char siew. lol.

xiu long bao: For the best siew yoke in town, check out boo_licious' writeup - http://masak-masak.blogspot.com/2006/11/siu-yoke-hai-lam-chicken-rice-jalan.html. (I have yet to blog about it.) Guaranteed to earn brownie points with daddy. :-)

Precious Pea said...

Aikkkss!! Hahaha..festive season so more reason to indulge.

jason said...

Lyrical Lemongrass: The truth is.. I haven't! T_T

Jackson said...

gosh....drooling on the siew yok!! Boo, 10x better? my god! Why not we plan a trip to China!!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

jason: awww...u poor thing. :-P

jackson: I guess ppl like us gotta settle for siew yoke from Pudu lor, since China is hmmm..far?

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

precious pea: No need to wait for festive season to indulge. :-)