Friday, June 26, 2009

KEDAI KOPI BAN KEE-CHICKEN RICE AND THE ART OF FILLETING AND COOKING EEL.

Kedai Kopi Ban Kee is a spacious coffee shop with a Wan Ton Mee stall (in the morning) and a Tai Chow (till night).
It is located near the traffic light junction off Jalan Timur and Jalan Pahang in Tapah town, Perak.
The Tai Chow is run by a husband and wife team with the help of a server.

Their specialty are local Chinese cuisine with wild Frog, Eel and Haruan (Snakehead fish) as their bestsellers.


I had my lunch of a plate of chicken rice and a rare opportunity to watch the stall owner-Lor Chor filleted an Eel (Belut) and cooked it, too!


Front view of the shop.

BBQ chicken, Char Siew and roast Pork-all in a row.

Chicken rice-breast area-with a glossy skin, tender and meaty with chopped Cucumber and tasty sauce-Rm3/

Eel (Belut)-Padi field's variety-chop off the head and scald it with hot water for a few seconds then clean off the sticky scum from it's body.

Fillet it with a sharp knife.

Slice it with a slant and into bite size.


The stall owner Lor Chor stir fried the sliced Eel with tender loving care.

Stir fry eel with garlic, soy sauce and Shao Hsing Chinese wine-fresh, tender and springy-perfect with rice.

6 comments:

SimpleGirl said...

seldom see eel dishes in chinese restaurant here....the eel dish in this shop look great ya!

Duckie said...

oh no i will not dare to eat it!!

EatTravelEat said...

Wow! So fresh! But so sad...
The chicken rice looks delicious. I've never seen a preparation which had cucumbers on the side. That is something new for me.

I need to try that stir fried eel. Come to me! :)

foodbin said...

SGirl-you know your food.
Duckie-it's a delicacy, different from what i have tasted in KL.
ETEat-cucumber has a "cooling effect" to counter the "hot" roast chicken. you must try the stir fried Eel

Selba said...

I like eating eel... most of the time, only can be found in Chinese restaurants here in Jakarta :)

foodbin said...

Selba-i am happy you like it,too.