Sunday, September 6, 2009


Saturday lunch time with my buddies, we went downtown to Kuala Lumpur city and ate at Restoran Hong Ngek, an established old school "Tai Chow" Kopitiam.

For the past eight years Restoran Hong Ngek was single-handedly run by Ah Ling, the daughter-in-law of it's late owner.

The food have remained consistent from the good old days albeit more pricey now.

When we reached there, the ground floor was packed with the lunchtime crowds, we were then ushered upstairs to the air conditioned dining area.

As L. Kan was a regular, the orders were quickly taken with a fuss.

Parking is horrible!

View of renovated Pre-war shop houses opposite from where we were seated.

Upstairs dining area.

Garoupa in Nyonya sauce-fish was fresh and meaty-small in size-the piquant Nyonya sauce was perfect with piping hot white rice.

Braised Pig Trotter-was well braised and not too much of 5 Spices powder flavor-loves the tendon and ligament (delicious right to the bones!)

Tofu with Fish Maw and blanched Broccoli in Superior gravy-the Fish maw was of high quality and the Tofu was soft and smooth.

Fried Mee Suah noodle with light Soy sauce-was full of ingredients like Beansprouts, Choy Sam, slices of lean Pork, prawns and lard-yummy.

Stir fried Bayam (Spinach) to balance off the meal.

Total bill:Rm135/
Location:50, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee (Jalan Bandar)
Kuala Lumpur.


Little Inbox said...

Tofu with Fish Maw is always my favorite. :)

Selba said...

The restaurant looks like a nice place to dine :)

worldwindows said...

Trotters is my favourite. Eat it at every opportunity esp when we have critical mass.

foodbin said...

LInbox-it was a great dish.
Selba-yes! that's if we are early.
WWindows-totally agreed.

Rebecca Saw said...

ole school alws the best!
Wont touch food prepared by those myanmars!

foodbin said...

thenomadGourmand-we're on the same wavelength.

Unknown said...

Braised pig trotter must be very tender from the looks of it.

foodbin said...

FParadise-it was!

backStreetGluttons said...

Got flashes of Malacca colors !
Means good sommore daughter in law double nice ...

foodbin said...

BSGluttons-this is a real old school tpye.