Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Char Siew at Soo Kee Restaurant, Ampang

Char Siu from Soo Kee

The series on some of the best char siew in the Klang valley continues, and I present to you, Soo Kee Restaurant in Ampang. This char siew is legendary, and was once probably the standard by which other char siews were measured. Nevertheless, despite its years (The restaurant, that is. Not the char siew. Maybe the proprietors too...snigger) , the char siew at Soo Kee can hold its own against some of the best in town.

If you like dark and sticky char siew, this place is for you. Let's just say that Bald Eagle and I couldn't resist the warm sticky fragrant to-die-for char siew and wolfed down half of it while driving back with our precious cargo. I ordered a portion for one (for takeaway), and it cost me RM10. Certainly not the cheapest in town, but hey, I have absolutely no complaints. Mmmmmmmm!!!

Other char siew restaurants in the series:-

Also check out this most excellent Miss Char Siew pageant, my inspiration for this post.

Soo Kee Restaurant
No. 373-1, 4th Mile, Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-4257 0767


wmw said...

Haven't tried this one but my latest love would be Sunway Mas! :o)

ai wei said...

awww... i can smell the char siew at this time. hungry lar~

Anonymous said...

Sure looks yummy..!

daphne said...

another sexy looking char siew!! *tummy growling*

Big Boys Oven said...

the char siew looks a bit burn.

backStreetGluttons said...

we humbly request a tiny peek into the origins of your unusual love affair with this strange oily thing which might in all probability spark the oncoming expectant 3rd world war, but as yet not yet thank goodness. Your esteemed revelation is terribly important in the annals of exceptional cutting edge global cuisine & could form part of a valuable thesis which Joe the craver( we suspect ) will soon embark upon, and which we wish him all da best of course ( joe r u there ?)

Anonymous said...

This will be my lunch later!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

haha..this char siew craze is making every1 gila ar..haha burnt is good..sticky and sweet is better..

MeiyeN said...

lotsa restaurant by da name of soo kee huh.....wonder if same owner hmmm... ahhh been so long never had a good "char siu"! too bad am not so familiar with ampang :(

Unknown said...

what's with the porky frenzy hahaha? i see porky post everywhere..need to rub my eyes

sc said...'s really char siew week! woohoo! remember to call me the next time you're planning to go seremban favourites ya? can meet u (and wmw?) there ;)

Jackson said...

char siew without me, mana boleh?

Tummythoz said...

Unbelievable! I have been passing this place and thought maybe it is no more in operation due to its dilapitated signboard. And there u go answering me! TQ TQ.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...


Well, try this for comparison. You may like it too.

ai wei:

LOL. Faster go try! :-P

mama bok:

It certainly is!


lol...i hafta agree with u, girl. char siew is damn sexy.


you don't like charred char siew?

team bsg:

I guess you'll have to wait for that'll come to those who are patient.


Soo Kee char siew? Or char siew from somewhere else?


I like burnt too. The end bits are always so good!

mei yen:

not sure if same owner...probably not. This place is behind Ma Maison, if that's any help. :-P

kampungboycitygal: true hor. Time to go halal soon. :-)


of course i'll call you! Make sure u're ready to stop whatever u're doing to come out, k. :-D

jackson, suamiku:

wei...thot u eat halal food only?


got signboard meh? Not sure if I saw one. And you're welcome. :-)

Anonymous said...

Char siew from somewhere else. Lame one, that's it. :(

Rarebeet said...

Loving the new look of your photos btw. This photo is deceiving. If it weren't for the title, I would've expected the description to go something like "caramelised blah blah in a balsamic reduction". Wahliaooo! How wrong was I?! It is just the humble but oh so beautiful char siu...

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

jason: awww, u poor thang. I hope u get some good char siew soon.

paprika: it is, isn't it? haha. it's one of your pageant hopefuls, so u know it's good, dontcha, miss char siew queen?

Bernsy said...

alamak, u really went to that place... I used to call this place the BEST Char Siew in town restaurant, but recently have stopped liking this place, as I stopped liking half fat char siews....

Anonymous said...

Looks like I will have to make my own charsiu. You know how-ah??

Anonymous said...

love charsiew too, especially those with fat with melt in your mouth effect .. yummm!

Sze said...

isn't soo kee also the name of the place with beef noodles behind lot 10?

Henry Yeo said...

got the menu?
seen the migf website?

Anonymous said...

Can they do this using veggie meat? I am pescotarian - I eat only seafood and veggie stuff and I do love food.

Your Love Coach

Anonymous said...

wah so yummy looking ... I can imagine the taste of it.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...




I'm only good at eating.


aahh...someone after my own heart.


yes. I doubt if they're related, though. They've got enough family problems as it is. The beef place, I mean.


yes, thanks for the menu. no, have not seen the website yet. Too busy planning for my holidays. Will check it out when I come back.


they probably can, but it won't taste the same! Vegetarian restaurants are quite fantastic at replicating meat dishes, though.

thecookingninja: is yummy!!