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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tuck Kee Restaurant @ Kepong, Kuala Lumpur

Work took me to Kepong, in Kuala Lumpur last weekend. Believe it or not, that was my virginal visit, and locating a certain Taman Daya required Google map, and plenty of trial and error. But we managed to pull through (hehe, my directional skill is no doubt improving by leaps and bounds, as opposed to few years ago, when I could get lost easily even in my hometown of Ipoh, LOL). Job was half-done, but hunger pangs must be appeased. Another problem cropped up, where to head for lunch? Hmmm ....

Crispy Prawn Puffs

Vague memories of masak-masak's previous posts on various food outlets in Taman Bukit Maluri, Kepong guided us to the aforementioned garden, and once we saw a few row of shops, our food-hunting instincts instantly sprang to life, and our eyes darted the area for potential target.

Prawn and Scallops Dumplings

Tuck Kee Restaurant .... sounded familiar. Not to be confused with the one in Ipoh, this restaurant was reviewed in The Star's Sunday Metro sometime in May 2008, and famous for a special dish of braised shark's lips. Yup, heard that right. But I decided to be prudent, for fear of over-spending (",), thus chose to order their dim sum instead.

Char Siew Pastries

The variety available for order was neither impressive nor little. Other than serving dim sum, you can opt for noodles, or dishes with rice if you're in a larger group. As there were only 2 of us, we decided to order a portion of their Fried Vermicelli with Clams (La-la) at RM6.

Fried Beehoon (Vermicelli) with La-La (Clams) RM6

A Klang's specialty, the noodles were fried with generous amount of small clams, eggs and bean sprouts. Though a bit bland, addition of the Kampung Koh's chilli sauce would do the trick and perk the dish up. Not a fan of beehoon, I have to admit they fried them quite well, not too soggy nor too hard. Wished it was a little more flavourful.

Loh Mai Kai (Glutinous Rice)

The Loh Mai Kai was a slight disappointment, a tad oily, and not dry enough. Somehow, I prefer Ipoh's dim sum joints' version of the Chinese delicacy.

Wu Kok (Yam Puffs)

Overall, the quality of the dim sum paled in comparison with some of Ipoh's better offerings. But surprisingly, to be seated in air-conditioned environment, and restaurant setting, the dim sum are priced rather reasonably. A meal for two, including Ti Kuan Yin (Chinese tea) came to RM27.30 only, after tax. Plus, we get desserts, on the house!

Mixed Fruit Platter and Jelly

Strangely, I liked the jelly. They were made from either Sunkist orange cordial drink, OR extracts from lime, OR whatever ingredients they put in. The texture was akin to konnyaku type of jelly. Lovely. Plus, they were FREE. Need I say more? ;)

Location : No 39, Jln Burung Jentayu, Tmn Bukit Maluri, Kepong 51200 Kuala Lumpur.

For other floggers' take on Tuck Kee, do hop over to :

Babe in the City

The Star's Sunday Metro


Ciki said...

it's true.. it's true! Loh mai kai's are soooooooo oily and moist these days.. i don't like em like that either ! lol. Great shots btw

Anonymous said...

Woow when i looked at your photos I was amazed, the food loks so real to the eye. I wonder what camera you used but its quite crystal clear.

I love your article, the love for food. From my experience in the 5 years I have been staying in malaysia I love chinese food the most. Its less oily as compared to the foods in mamak stores.

By the way I will be visitng here often to check on new articles and your love for food. Its a lovely post



Anonymous said...

Oops...Again a true blue Klang specialty that u have not tasted it..Abit "too" far from klang town ma.Takkan drive all the way for 45mins jus to eat bihun lala meh. True or not? =P
( p/s:expecting serious backlashing soon =P )

wmw said...

Aiyah, I wanna go and eat dim sum now!

Anonymous said...

Wah ... works brings you to Kepong ar? How come my work doesn't bring me anywhere near KL wan? Hahaha

J2Kfm said...

cumi & ciki : yeah, agreed! but there are still some that tastes just as good, minus the oil. thanks for the compliments. :)

clement : hi, thanks for dropping by. I'm using Nokia 5610 to snap the photos. you reside in KL? amazing how you worship KL, from your site. :) it's really a buzzing metropolitan.

MBoy : yeah, ONLY 45 mins, I won't create ripples in the still waters, but someone else might. I mean, ppl throng to Teluk Gong from everywhere, yet a Klang native finds it FAR?

wmw : just go. KL has so many outlets. wait for my post on Hong Kee Tim Sum. but seriously, it's nothing special.

jay : your work so far EAST ... I'm pretty pissed not chosen to go to your place in August. sigh ...

HairyBerry said...

tuck kee has been around for ages! i dont find the dim sum here extraordinary. just so-so. and parking can be disasterous at!

there's a famous mee rebus stall behind tuck kee...but very dirty one..hehehe...

J2Kfm said...

nic : but the whole area was pretty empty on that particular day.probably before lunch hour. true, the dimsum did not impress, but rather cheap.
mee rebus? oh dirty or not, could not care less. heheh ... as long as 'sedap' ...

Anonymous said...

Not coming in August ar? Shucks. Thought can show you around Terengganu. Oh well .... Nvm. Got chance one

J2Kfm said...

jay : yeahloh, so sad lah. wanted to go badly, cz never been to East coast ma, what to do? boss picked others. next time then? but by then, you would've flown back to KL. hehe ...

Kent Fo said...

heyz, its just near by my house, why nt contact me haha!!!


J2Kfm said...

kent : aiya, I didn't have ur contact ma. next time OK? be sure to promote Kepong ya? :)

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