Meng Kee Char Siew @ Jalan Alor, KL

On 12/15/2009 05:07:00 PM
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Meng Kee Char Siew was one of those legendary char siew that goes down in my memory as one of the best in my life. Perfect lean-to-fat meat ratio with sweet sticky glaze and slightly charred caramelized skins that totally melts in your mouth! Those were the days...

Ever since they have moved from their old iconic shop in Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin to a street behind in Jalan Alor, the standard drops somehow. No idea why even-though they are still the same bunch of owners. It no longer melt in the mouth, the meat is way too dry and coarse. But, one thing for sure that didn't change, premium priced char siew! For that tiny plate of char siew, it will cost you RM 20 - generally more expensive than outside.

Decent tau geh (bean sprouts) sprinkled with deep fried shallots and drenched with soy sauce and oil.

Don't even bother ordering the steamed chicken, it is not that fantastic and there are better steamed chicken else where. However, if you do order their steamed chicken, you will get a slightly bigger portion of char siew, weird huh? They do have another branch in Glenmarie, Shah Alam and it tasted slightly better there with more varieties - roast chicken and bbq liver sausage.

Verdict: Honestly, Meng Kee's legendary char siew seems to have dropped out over time. With the hefty price tag, I might as well stick with other top-notch char siew contenders.

Meng Kee Char Siew,
Restoran Alor Kopitiam,
26, Jalan Alor,
50200, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2144 2463 / 017-6388 648
Business Hours: Opens for lunch everyday except Sunday
Halal: No
GPS: 3.14536, 101.70789

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