Meng Kee Char Siew – Jalan Alor

Venue: Meng Kee Char Siew – Jalan Alor.

meng kee Jln Alor

Date: Jan 9th 2010, Sat.
Time: Lunch.

Order: Single portion Char Siew Rice.
Price: RM6.50

Meng Kee CharSiew Rice

Taste: Diabetically, teeth- jarringly sweet, due to its outer glaze.
Texture: Meat was soft & tender, which was it’s only saving grace.
Fat : Solid, most certainly isn’t the melt- in- the- mouth kind that I prefer.

Rice: Clumpy & wet.

Verdict: Seriously below expectations, given its reputation. (TNG’s personal opinion ok)
My first visit was somewhere in April 2008 with a couple of friends. It was still located at Tong Shin back then.
It wasn’t until I started blogging that I realized that this Meng Kee was supposedly one of the mighty Kings of Char Siew in KL.
I was surprised, for that visit didn’t leave any lasting impressions on me so I thought a re-visit was warranted given that I had just finished a FSF vs SFS char siew thesis 😉

meng kee stall

If only it was as good as it looks.

meng kee char siew2

meng kee char siew1

This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Sin Tai Lim

    oiled rice really don't look good. why?

  2. Tummy Rumble

    sucha let down eh? wanted to check the place out myself.. Now I'm quite uncertain whether I should.. I know their other branch is quite good.. Their char siew there has less fat (at least when you request for it, they do cut down on the fat).. btw, sorry about saturday.. hope you got my message.. 🙂

  3. Bangsar-bAbE

    Average char siew + clumpy rice? T__T

  4. Sean

    wish they had been invited to open a branch at hutong! have never managed to pop over here for lunch

  5. New Kid on the Blog

    this better or the one in Penang Sky Hotel better??

  6. allie

    wei.. recently you always go for those char siew, siew yuk… I really beh tahan d.. Must go grab a plate of char siew rice for today lunch. hehe

  7. Lyrical Lemongrass

    I find that the Glenmarie outlet has better char siu than the KL outlet. I like the liver sausage there too. 🙂

  8. CUMI & CIKI

    normally good wor.. what a shame – i too love the Glenmarie one, that LL talks about:D

  9. sophia

    Do you have an obsession with char siew these days? Always these suckling porks gracing your blog! Haha!

  10. foodbin

    rice is too broken.

  11. thenomadGourmand

    STL: Its really not good loh

    tummy: No prob. Yea, i think a trip to Glenmarie is warranted.
    and yes, i got yr msg 😉

    b-babe: Yeah, imagine my disappointment

    Sean: Haha..its alws must be air con & opened til late for you huh? Come on Sean, wake up earlier la! Think of all the good food ya missing out! ;p

    NKONB: Err, Sky hotel charsiew bit diff frm here loh. Anyhow, at least Sky hotel's not so sweet!

    allie: Haha.. yr burger at Hard rock cafe also got the same reaction frm me ok!

    LL: Eiks..hw far is that ah?

    cc: Looks like a drive on a w-end to Glenmarie is inevitable 😉

    sophia: Yea babe. I'm so into meat now

    foodbin: Is the quality of rice is it?

  12. backStreetGluttons

    Just the other day , we went with someone from SS2 and she was taken aback by the high pricing like RM6 a small takeaway where she says shud have been below RM5 in PJ
    true or false ? sommore we say this one famous lah , so how ?

  13. Life for Beginners

    I was just telling Unkaleong the other day why I like your food reviews is that you are brutally honest with your personal opinions.

    Makes it easier to trust the review, you know? No prettifying it… if it's not up to par. 😛

  14. Chong

    Clumpy rice is a no no even if the char siew is good. One must go well with another. Hehe. 😛

  15. Tummythoz

    Hi5 on the 'tooth jarringly sweet' note.

  16. JC

    Haha…if u guys want to taste real delicious char siew u'll definitely dun wan to miss Uncle Botak's char siew in USJ12 Subang Jaya. He makes the most delicious char siew I have tasted so far 😉

  17. thenomadGourmand

    bsg: Its true some char siew places charges a bomb jz mainly cos they got a rep goin. Its sick & annoying.

    LFB: Now, shouldn't that be the way for a food blog?

    Chong: Agree! Nowm tht's my kinda makan buddy!

    Tummythoz: YEAHHHHH!!!

    JC: Uncle Botak, I'm gonna hutn u down!! ;p
    Thks for the tip! I likey!!

  18. fatboybakes

    they've always been exp. even when in tong shin, one little tapau strip is like RM10, and this was 10 years ago!

  19. ShadowD

    Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now. Keep it up!
    And according to this article, I totally agree with your opinion, but only this time! 🙂

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