Friday, March 6, 2009

Meng Kee Char Siew @ Glenmarie Shah Alam

Recently, I have been talking to my mom about how i spend money and it hit my mind faster than a bullet train, that i spend majority if not all of my salary on food! Well entertainment too.

Essentially it gets absorbed in the body for a couple of hours and eventually is churned and excreted to "you know what."

So last weekend, I decided enough is enough, yes no more fine dining and spending hundreds on a meal. Lets have food that the normal Joe on the street would eat (yes, my name IS joe)

Yeap, we shall eat Char Siew Fan.

Not any ordinary Char Siew Fan of course, like my mom said, "bugger eat char siew fan also must eat the best of the best".

One step at a time, one step at a time.

Meng Kee Char Siew.

Just like how the Tengkat Tong Shin original outlet, minus all the smoke and oil stained floor, a lady walks around asking what vegetables you would like to have; to absorb all that carbon and non halal fat.

While waiting patiently for my char siew fan, we noticed the guy chopping out the meat. Not only was his shirt staining of char siew, he was bleeding char siew sauce! Oh, i meant spilling right to the legs!

The Siew Cheong; essentially the chinese version of the liver sausage. This came with a smooth texture with the exception of the meaty bits that gave it a crunch.

The Yin Yeong Chicken (Steamed and roasted) were mere side kicks to the real hero. Still good enough to eat while waiting. Tender and succulent.

Finally, the dish that i had been waiting for. Despite asking for a portion for 4, the first reaction was, is this it? The temptation to order another plate before even digging into the first place was immense before the functional brains beside me to say hold your horses. Although at the end of the meal, i sort of regretted because every piece was like heaven or if some may insist, an orgasm.

After all i was on a budget.

So it was, RM 18 per pax, definitely cheaper than a fine dining meal but wait a minute, how much does a normal plate of char siew fan cost?

Oh well, one step at a time.

Address and contact details:
20 Ground, Jalan Pekedai U1/36
Hicon Glenmarie Industrial Park
Shah Alam
Tel: 019-3793629

Verdict: 4.5 stars out of 5 stars. One of the best char siew i ever had, half lean and half fats, with the charred bits, they have come up with the perfect formula. All this minus the jam to town and the smoky outlet that looks like it will crumble anytime.


worldwindows said...

Ferreting out the best char siew is half the fun. This one must be really good to warrant 4.5/5.

Bangsar-bAbE said...

The char siew really "poon fei sau"!! Looks meltingly tender...I love this place too!

cindy khor said...

looks tempting... but emm...rm18 is a bit too.... u know... "un-inexpensive"

J2Kfm said...

RM18 each!?!! this is getting ... absurd. like a set lunch price.

but anyway, char siew is getting the attention it deserves, no thanks to meng kee, FSF, and the other one with sakura pork which i cant rmbr the name. =P

mh said...

dude, u only wondering where u money went now????? The first time I see my EA form, I was wondering how come none remain in my bank balance.....and then it hit all went into food and entertainment, and I have all the fats to remind me how much I've ate! regrets!!!

luvly char siew.....

thenomadGourmand said...

High time for a re-visit to Meng Kee! ya lor..those plcs don't serve cheap char siew anymore! muz b all the hype u floggers gave them!

Bean Sprout's Cafe said...

My goodness ! Char Siew looks fabulous.....I am drooling..urggg.....

CUMI & CIKI said...

wa, the guy looks like he's bleeding for his food! lol.. well spotted dear friend

Life for Beginners said...

@Cindy: "un-inexpensive" --- So farnie. And true! :P

@Joe: 4.5 out of 5 stars?? I hardly see that from you; this place must be GOOD! :D

Nic (KHKL) said...

when u know that u are paying for really solid food, i guess it's well spent indulgence la... hi5!

traveleo said...

oh yeah meng kee char siew is one of the best!!!

reading your blog always make me crave for things that I can't have!! GRRR!!!

greets from Amsterdam.. I'm heading to Four Seasons in bayswater for lunch later hehe!

terri@adailyobsession said...

thank God for ppl like u who tell us where to eat the best cha siu fan.but tt's very pricey,yah? n joe, as a mom, i still think home food is best (never forget outside food taste good but are usually low-grade ingredients plumped up with flavors n additives to increase profits) so how about some adventures in the kitchen?

teckiee said...

...good char siew was once near where i lived.. why oh why... :`(

jasmine said...

woah. just the sight of the pun fei sau char siew is enough to make me want to revisit meng kee :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jasmine: me too!

teckiee: ohh poor thing..

terri: i usually gobble it up b4 i can think of my camera!

leo: noooooooooo

nic: yeah didnt c any air in the char solid all the way..

lob: solid high rating..yes..rather unexpensive..totally have to agree on that statement.

c&c: got to giv credit to my friend who spotted it..

bsc: dont drool..go try it when u can..

tng: yeah must b me uttering its so cheap when i compare it to fine dining!

mh: does it mean if i lose weight, i would hav saved some money!!? must go gym!

j2kfm: er set lunch where got so much for u to eat..diff story mah..

cindy: it was meant to sound like that..haha

bb: melting alright!

ww: definitely one of the best!

backStreetGluttons said...

halo, you are treading on our turf but welkum to good ( and real ) food

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bsg: hahaha wat to turf is too xpensive!

fatboybakes said...

sigh, at least i've tried it tah pau-ed by AWOL.
oooh, echoing bsg, suddenly all affordable places hor...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

fbb: moolah...

Jason said...

But but but.... go all the way to Shah Alam?? :S

Anonymous said...

meat too sweet, not tender enough, not worth travelling for a meal.