Thursday, August 16, 2007

Hung Kee Wanton Mee @ Jalan Loke Yew

I pass by this shop everyday when i go to work, when the sun is young and about to rise up to the sky. This place has been here since ages ago, i suspect way before i was born so to speak. Located in one of the most mentioned road on the traffic report on radio from 7am to 9am, it is Jalan Loke Yew.

So what about Hung Kee? Notoriously known to serve cut throat prices of wanton mee so is Meng Kee char siew and Pudu siew yoke. The fact remains that if the food is good, no matter how much i charge you, my fan base will still be there. Better still, the owner makes even more money and we, foodies are also happy as they are here to stay..

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, we finally decided we were sick of venturing into another eating outlet situated in a shopping centre. We wanted something old school, something like Char siew in Tengkat Tong Shin but thats too near Sungai Wang, or Pudu Siew Yoke, wasnt sure if it was open on Saturdays, so before another option arise, i turned in and we reached outside Hung Kee, a very ancient looking shop that is famed for their springy wanton noodles..

The pickled chillies are a must in wanton mee, and the drink? Well compliments the full meal..

The plain wanton mee is served.. True enough to what people say and write, the noodles have a very springy texture and almost al-dente in western terms.. I would dare say noodles alone, there could very well be a possible battle with the HK wanton mee..

Sui Gao or prawn dumplings to accompany the noodles.. The dumpling packed a nice bite with prawns, black fungus and pork.. Got the thumbs up from my girlfriend..

The char siew and siu yoke platter.. After all we cant get the best of both worlds, we might as well settle for 2nd best.. True enough none of the meats match their respective opponents although the char siew with the fattier cut gained respect from me.. the sticky sauce and the meat was a very good combo, sinful but i liked every single bit.. The roast pork was well..ok..nothing great..

Just to wrap things up, a Kon Nam Mee (not named after the creators of Mortal Kombat, those were my days).. A bed of Sang Mee lies at the bottom and is drenched with an egg sauce and an assorted of mushrooms, peppers, baby corns, seafood and pork parts ( i think).. To me, this is just comfort food.. It is an impossible dish to screw up as i love the thick egg gravy sauce thickened by corn starch.. Nice fresh prawns are also very crucial and definitely featured here prominently..

Overall, a very old school place for some wanton mee.. Best best would be a nice plate of plain wanton mee with some of their roast meats ala char siew and maybe roast chicken or duck.. Their prawn dumplings are also very worth trying.. All that for only RM30plus (USD 10).. As this is a place that is older then me, despite its faults, it gains a reputable 7.5 out of 10.. if not how did it survive for so long?

28-5 and 28-6, Jalan Loke Yew
Pudu, Kuala Lumpur


New Kid on the Blog said...

by looking at the pic, can see that the wanton noddle texture is very good.....

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

new kid: yeap it is one of the better wanton mee that i have had..

jason said...

The char siew looks fabulous.

ling239 said...

the sang min with thick egg gravy sauce looks sooooooo good ~ ^_^

Seaqueen said...

Yummy!!! Love the char siew. Looks so tempting with all the blackened bits. :)

:: Nicole :: said...

do u know that they have another outlet in cheras? i think it's at shamelin.. the loke yew outlet is VERY old.. did u walked behind their kitchen? i'd have to tell u.. DON'T!! :p~

Kok said...

Kon Nam Mee (Konami)? hahahaha! That's cool!:P

Eh, the wanton mee...Alamak... Like I commented at Jackson's, it's no fight with the kolo mee in Sarawak lah. Come Sarawak lah!:P

boo_licious said...

Ah, that Kong Nam Mee looks interesting. Must give that a try one day as I've only tried their Wanton Noodles.

tigerfish said...

I'm always left hungry after visiting your blog. :P~~~~ *drool all over*

The wonton noodles looks almost translucent. Is it handmade?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jason: wait till u try meng kee..but this is pretty good as well..

ling239: yeap well normally the other way i eat with sang mee is with sang this is the cheaper and more affordable version..

seaqueen: you also like the blackened bits? me too!

nicole: im suspecting lots of creatures that i dun want to see..

kok: haha when i have the time i shall come n visit u..ok?

boo: i dad ordered it once..and i quite like it..or maybe its the ingredients that i like..there have the century egg pieces..

tigerfish: there are famous for their noodles..should be handmade i guess...hahah i am also left with hunger after every visit on ur blog too!

tankiasu said...

Its been a looooooong time since I last visited this place.

Ginger said...

wooooo.. the wantan mee looks really crunchy!! also sui gao looks so plump and juicy.. haiyar, u make me hungry ald

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tankiasu: the nearer the place..the longer we wont visit 1..hahah

ginger: hahah apparently i make alot of ppl hungry..i seriously dunno how to save u..

KampungboyCitygal said...

kong nam mee? sounds interesting..everyoen is raving about the wantan mee there but i've never eaten there b4..i want a 2 hour lunch time!!