Restoran Wong Mei Kei or also known as Wong Kee in Pudu is well-known for its succulent and crispy ‘Siu Yoke’ or roast pork – good enough to whet your appetite. Located at the corner shop along Jalan Nyonya in Pudu, somewhere behind Shaw Parade, Restoran Wong Mei Kee has got a reputation for serving the best ‘Siu Yoke’and amazingly keeping their customers waiting patiently. They only begin serving from 12.30pm onwards.
I call it ‘Dato Siu Yoke’ because the owner who prepares the dishes is or supposedly to be a Dato, according to the photo on the restaurant wall. The main attraction to Wong Mei Kee is definitely not the ‘Dato’ but rather the chunky and succulent roast pork they served there. Even though many foodies claimed that this is the best Siu Yoke in KL, I begged to differ because I’ve tasted much better Siu Yoke than this. However, if you’re talking about the best Siu Yoke within that area of Kuala Lumpur, then I would agree.
The Siu Yoke has got the right proportion of fats, juicy meat and crispy skin but I feel that it’s a bit way too chunky. Some may like it a lot but I prefer mine with a little less chunky, then it’ll be less fatty.
The ‘Char Siu’ or BBQ honey-glazed pork is nice but nothing much to shout about. It shows too when most customers rather wait for the Siu Yoke than to have the Char Siu there. Although there are some customers who go for roast chicken rice, I can also tell that it’s not exactly their best seller.
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Lunch at Wong Mei Kee is never cheap, even for a single-portion dish. A normal single-portion Siu Yoke rice will cost you RM12. There were five of us for lunch and we ordered Siu Yoke and Char Siu for five person. We payed RM98 for lunch with iced Chinese tea for all five or us. Although the meal was great but the price can be quite a talking point after lunch. So, unless you’re ready to pay for it, go easy on the Siu Yoke, okay.
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Wong Mei Kee (Wong Kee) (王美记) Hai Lam Chicken Rice & Roast Pork
30, Jalan Nyonya,
Off Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
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