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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Food Review - Hung Kee Wan Tan Mee

Name
Hung Kee Wan Tan Mee
Location
Along Jalan Loke Yew
If you are heading from Cheras towards the Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka along Jalan Loke Yew, it's on the left, just before an overhead pedestrian bridge.

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Food
Wan Tan Mee
Location
Near Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka

Getting thereThe shop is on Jalan Loke Yew. If you are heading towards KL from Cheras, the shop is then on your left a block just before what used to be the Edinburgh Roundabout (now a traffic-light junction turning into Jalan Imbi/ Pudu Jail). A good landmark to look for is an overhead bridge right in front of the shop.

Parking
There are parking spaces along the road but it depends on your luck as the place is usually packed with diners and their cars!

Service
Service is quick and fuss free. You can ask the wait staff for menu item suggestions.

AmbienceThe shop has two distinct sections, where 1 section is air-conditioned while the other isn’t. The shop is rather old, hence do not expect cleanliness levels to be like the fast-food joints. Even so, the place was packed with customers and we had to wait for seats.

Condiments were there for the diners in the typical containers. However, it was interesting to see that the green chilies had a cover made from a cut mineral bottle water (see picture).

Taste & PresentationThe noodles’ texture looked rather springy when they were first presented at the table. However, once we dug into the noodles, mixed and smothered them in the sauces, it was not as springy as initially thought. In fact, the noodles were quite good!

The Char Siew was also very good. The sweetness was just right, not too overpowering or too light. The texture of the meat in the mouth is just perfect – as Char Siew should be.

I was a little disappointed with the Sui Gows and Wan Tans however. The skins were a little too thick and thus, tastes a little pasty. Also, the fillings didn’t have shrimps in them, which would have improved the taste and feel of the Sui Gows and Wan Tans significantly. Their sizes however, are quite large. I was full just having a small sized portion with 2 pieces of Sui Gow.

Variety
They serve the noodles with all kinds of accompaniments like chicken, roast pork, duck, etc. They also have side dishes like Sui Gow.

Value for Money
Very good, as the Wan Tans are quite big in size. They do not crimp on the food they serve the diners.

Overall
Good & delicious food at good value. I’m definitely going back for the other varieties. I would highly recommend it.

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