Midweek Lunchies with the Babes – Robert’s Char Kuey Teow, Say Huat, Sect 17, PJ

This is actually Part 2, since Part One is the FSF char siew we had a few weeks ago. I’m still in the process of unearthing the pics..which may be in my C,D, E, camera, or external HDD ;p

Anyhow, for this round of mid-week lunchies, we’ve got the memoir- babe with us.
We are out to sooth her poor soul after reading about her disappointing experience with the Jalan Batai’s Seng Lee Char Kuey Teow.

bangsar-babe came to the rescue with her recommendation of Robert’s Char Kuey Teow, in Say Huat Restaurant, Section 17, right in front of the make-shift morning market, which then becomes a parking lot at noon & further transforms into a food haven at night, with one of my favourite tong shui stall among all the hawker fare.

CKT SAy Huat

Now, I must say I love this area. I remember the short stint I had staying in Section 17, & it was the only place that I know to find food.

But this is Robert’s Char Kuey Teow is the first for me. As I trust bangsar-babe’s recommendations, I wasn’t too worried of getting disappointed.

And true enough, it wasn’t let down.

robert CKT

The chilli is the winning oomph!, and the all the necessary charred wok- fire aroma (wok -hei) was present.

Robert is an affable fellow who handles all orders patiently (no gruff, grumpy demeanor; a common trait in those hawkers whose business is too brisk for their own good). He speaks Hokkien too!
Man, I feel right at home πŸ˜‰

CKT SAy Huat1

Below: All the necessary ingredients for a good char kuey teow laid out. Cockles, chinese sausages, chives (kuchai), fresh bean sprouts (taugeh), springy prawns & loads of garlic fried with his own secret soy sauce brew.

nec ingredients

Though sorely tempted to order a plate after helping myself to batch-fuls of bangsar-babe & memoirs-babe’s CKT, I stuck to my initial plan of trying the economy rice here.

Seriously I love my “chap fun” for lunch, and moreover when rif says the sweet & sour pork here is good.

econ rice

Well..it was good. Which is why the picture is missing. Cos I finished it without realizing I forgot to take a pic! ;p

No worries, more visits to this outlet for lunch from now on. So I’ll save that for another post πŸ˜‰

Here’s another picture for you to drool over πŸ˜‰
So reasonably priced right? RM4.50 for a plate of this!

Robert CKT2

I was craving something sweet & cold too & was half-appeased with the ais kacang (ABC), RM2.50. Definitely not as good as the one in SS2 Wai Sik Kai – stall #41 as the sago wasn’t fresh & chewy.

CKT SAy Huat2

I’m certainly having fun with our mid-week lunch trysts πŸ˜‰ & this week’s chosen venue is Anuar’s Fish Head Curry in Bangsar! I can’t wait!

Members of the Mid-week Lunchies with the Babes – bangsar-babe, Shum-babe, thenomadG & occasional we have rif joining us too!

This Post Has 26 Comments


    say whaaat?

    ahaha that's the first thing that came to mind when I saw the photo of the restaurant's signboard!

  2. Selba

    Oh my.. the CKT looks so scrumptious! You really make me craving of CKT right now!! *Drools*

    And the ice kacang…. I didn't get the chance to try it when I was in Msia…

  3. SimpleGirl

    even though i just finished my dinner, but the ice kacang and CKT really made me drools

  4. Tummy Rumble

    wow, haven't heard of this place before.. will give it a try one day.. btw, seng lee's at damansara heights is not consistant.. the CKT dropped significantly right after the taking over of the woman from the old man… however, I just had it last week and I must say, it was much better..

  5. Sean

    heh, i've always been torn about whether my version of the perfect ckt would include lap cheong. i like the sweetness that it brings to the dish, but i think i'd prefer some crispy pork lard or more plump cockles! can't see the cockles in your ckt pics, but i guess they're somewhere inside πŸ˜€

  6. Sin Tai Lim

    I need to try it and find out which Robert's CKT is better? Section 17 or at Damansara Kim (Golden Kimwah). Maybe you tell…

  7. J

    Mmmmm.. Just looking at the photo makes me hungry for CKT again! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  8. UnkaLeong

    This Robert fella got franchise is it? There's one in SS2, one in Damansara Kim, one in Taman Megah..*rofl* Looks better than the one we had @ night in old town πŸ˜‰

  9. Choo

    omg ckt.. i wanna EAT

  10. Allie

    the ckt looks as good as Penang one lo!

  11. foodbin

    the CKT is GOOD!

  12. ah kiang

    This is one of the CKT I must hunt down when I go back to KL.

    Anyway Happy New Year to you πŸ™‚ You're one of the few bloggers I know of who does not dare to voice out their true opinions, even if it's a bad one. Haha.


  13. thule a.k.a leo

    Been to Say Huat but only for their economy rice πŸ™ if only your blog is earlier..
    anyway, I know which tong sui stall that you are talking about.. coz it's one of my favourites too! that is, before Sher Ryn came into my world

  14. thenomadGourmand

    IHSAN KHAIRIR: LOL! thks for droppin by!

    selba: well, come soon then!

    simplegirl: a gd CKT & ais kacang made me drools anytime, anywhr & EVERYTIME!

    tummy rumble: Not consistent?? Tht's bad la. cos the prices are consistent right? So, I stil pay tho its not well fried. Thts not fair loh

    Sean: there are cockles! I love 'em.

    STL: ahh..w-end mission – to try D. Kim one!

    J: Lets go! Anytime for me!

    UnkaLeong: D. Kim & Tmn Megah too? Lets go makan!

    Choo: I totally udrstd how u feel..rofl!

    allie: 90% πŸ˜‰

    foodbin: u had it before? great tht u approve! πŸ˜‰

    ah kiang: Oh, do try it. Cant be totally Pg-like lahh..but its as good as it gets πŸ˜‰
    Happy New Yr to u too πŸ˜‰
    Thks for droppin by. I cant view yr blog tho, r u a blogger?

    And yes, I will say the food sucks if it's bad, I think that's the least we food bloggers can do, warn others so they don't experience the same unfortunate incident. However, taste are subjective πŸ˜‰

  15. Penang Tua Pui

    love his way of holding the 'wok chan'….. sure the skill of fry char koay teow…

    look so delicious

  16. mimid3vils

    the tong sui that u mentioned is it we take ourself 1?

    HAPPY 2010

  17. Tummy Rumble

    @thenormadgourmad, what I meant the rating is not consistant.. I think the woman who took over lacked experience while frying.. but she's improved quite a bit.. the handing over part was bad.. you should go try it out again.. πŸ™‚

  18. Simon Seow

    Haha, my usual Sunday lunch haunt when I am working morning shift.

  19. thenomadGourmand

    @ah kiang: LOL! I jz saw yr last sentence signin off as vkeong! sorry, didnt notice tht at 1st! so funny, me askin u if u were a blogger!

    mimid3vils: Eh? I was served by the auntie the last time i was there

    tummy: improved? heh, cool, wil give chance n go again πŸ˜‰

  20. forex robot

    Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

    1. rebeccasaw

      What??? Is it at night one? When when when? πŸ˜‰

  21. anonymous

    as of 29-SEPT-2013 : Robert’s CKT Section 17, not as good as before, quality drop a lot, the prawn no longer juicy fresh, but in fact give u a normal small prawn like the size of your 20cents, price increased RM5 for small, RM5.50 for big, portion is small as well, siham given less than 5 biji…if wanna a good quality CKT, this one is a big NO NO already…not recommended anyway!

    1. Rebecca Saw

      Thanks anonymous for the tip! As you can see this post was way back 2-3 yrs ago. I wonder where would u recommend then for a good CKT in PJ?
      Nowadays I go to Penang One in Kota Damansara

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