Monday, September 06, 2010

Chinatown Seng Kee @ Jalan Sultan, KL

Simple but yummy local Chinese food in the Chinatown area....

WARNING:
Today I feel LAZY,... but still want to share this lovely non-Halal restaurant with you.
(So, it means I will be more succinct)

This restaurant is called Chinatown Seng Kee.
- Located a few doors down from the Swiss Inn Hotel.
- Also, very near Petaling Street/ Chinatown so it's a good place to bring visiting friends for local food and then (tourist-y) sightseeing/ shopping.

You can eat either on the sidewalk area (at night) or inside.
- Inside, it is basic but comfortable (air conditioned):
Inside Seng Kee ...

A famous dish here is the Siew Yoke Mein (Roasted Pork Noodles) (RM 9):
Pork! And noodles! ...

Overall, ok:
- Fairly spring-y/ bouncy wan tan mee type noodles,
- Topped with ok tasting siew yoke (meat could have been more tender + skin crispier), and
- Coated with a slightly sweet sauce.

Another famous dish is the Claypot Lou Shu Fan ("Rat’s Tail" Noodle!) (RM 8):
MORE pork! MORE noodles!...

Overall, nice:
- Lots of tasty minced pork,
- Smooth noodles,
- YUM.

Here's a closer look:
Mmmmmmm ...

*CHOMP*

Next, the Kung Poh Har Koh (Kung Poh style Mantis Prawn) (RM 16):
Yummy prawns...

Worth trying:
- Fairly thick batter but it was crispy enough,
- Prawns were meaty (although not really that big),
- Good balance of spicy and sweet kung poh sauce.

Other than that we tried the Kangkung Belacan (RM 10):
Veg is good for you ...

Not bad lah:
- Fresh vegetables with just enough "crunch",
- Fragrant, fried with hae bee (dried prawns) and a little belacan,
- Just a bit too salty.

Can you imagine that it was just me and one friend who finished all of this (and a large bottle of beer)?
(Was SO full after that. Almost fell into a food coma)

Basically it was my fault.
I over-ordered because my friend was visiting from Australia and I didn't want to let him leave without gaining at least 1kg from yums. :)


PS/ HOPE YOU HAD FUN IN KL, CHAN! *hugs*
It's always so good to see you+catch up. Can't wait till you visit again next year... Take care, man...


So, it's: Basic but comfortable "ambience", good selection of yummy local Chinese dishes at a reasonable price, opens till really late (3am) and convenient location - just a few steps away from Petaling Street BUT of course, surrounding area can be jammed and parking can be a challenge.....



Summary Information:
Chinatown Seng Kee @ Jalan Sultan, KL

Opening Hours: 12 noon till 3 am
Phone: 03-2072 5950
Address: 52, Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur (Near Swiss Inn)

NON HALAL


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42 comments:

  1. The barbitarian's heaven. Seng Kee! I will try to remember that name.

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  2. i haven't been there in ages.. we go midnight snack? =P

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  3. I agree with your approach to hosting - no one leaves from a visit to M'sia without extra weight! :-D Nice to have met you in person over the weekend finally! We must do it again and have an actual conversation!

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  4. Always go there for supper. Love their Claypot Lou Shu Fan and Fried Sui Kow. Hehe. :P

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  5. if only Seng Kee is not that far from PJ! Normally I'd settle for her daughter's restaurant in TTDI...

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  6. to Paranoid Android:
    hee hee hee. Babi is good for the soul! :)

    to soojc:
    Wah lau wei. You are REALLY off your diet, horr? :P

    to minchow:
    Yes. Was really good to finally meet! :)
    (And yes yes, let's go for makan soon... Would be great to be able to chit chat properly..)

    to chong:
    Oh man. Sounds like a very unhealthy but DELICIOUS supper... :D

    to thule aka. leo:
    Yeah, TTDI definitely more convenient but this is the original mah! :P
    And it's good if bringing visitors... then they can go jalan-jalan in Petaling Street after that.

    to vialentino:
    It was goooooooodddd... :) :) :D

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  7. I think I been here before... opens till wee hour to cater the clubbing kakis

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  8. just a bit.. =)
    haven't had it in a while ma..

    pants are still getting looser =P

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  9. Sit outside mar. Can get to people watch while enjoying your food and also maybe burn off some calories in the sweltering heat :P

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  10. anything with glistening pork is GOOOOOOD :P see u at combat 2day arrrr :P

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  11. our fave place for loh shue fun and siew yuk

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  12. Wow, not bad for 2 people! babi heaven!

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  13. to jason:
    Haha.. Yeah. It's the perfect way to end an already unhealthy but fun night out! :)

    to soojc:
    Just wait - ur pants will b suddenly tight again if u r not careful! :P

    to UnkaLeong:
    LOL. R u sure I can burn off one whole bowl of the noodles just by sittin outside?? :)
    (I wish!)

    to ciki:
    Haha... Yeah - see you there! :)

    to babe_kl:
    If only it was closer to my house - I would definitely go there much more often! :D

    to PureGlutton:
    Haha.. It was completely too much loh. I could feel my tummy bulging after that! :)

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  14. these food look absolutely fantastic, thanks for sharing.

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  15. Loh sheeeee fun looks divine :-) I love minced pork, chomp!

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