Back in April (oops sorry I've loads of back logs), I've gotten tired of the eateries around Chinatown but got pressured by Capt'n Hook to think of a place to eat nearby as we were stupendous hungry, otherwise we'll end up at Seng Kee again!!! Being the kind of person who usually will get extra creative under extreme pressure, I think I did it again heh :p
I suddenly recalled there is this place which my parents used to bring me as a child... hidden in between Traditional Chinese Medical Institute Malaysia and BP House along Jalan Hang Jebat is Restoran Sang Kee. There is limited parking space inside the Traditional Chinese Medical Institute Malaysia for a nominal fee.
Stepping into the restaurant really brought back loads of memory. Nothing much has changed. Everything is still pretty old school and we loved the fans cos Capt'n Hook was wondering what brand they were as the wind generated was so strong hehe.
Capt'n Hook ordered their fresh water prawns noodles (sang har yee meen RM40 for 2 huggeee prawns). Have you guys been noticing that we have been ordering this a lot?? It's his fave! Funny the crispy noodles used here is not the thick yee meen. To me it looked and tasted like deep fried mee sua (vermicelli) instead. The prawns were extremely fresh whilst the gravy was nice, just not eggy enough for me.
Can't resist to order Goe Low Yuk (Sweet and Sour Pork RM13). In the days of the yore, Goe Low Yuk is a standard fare especially when you have children around, well I was one of the children hehe benefited from the yummy gravy and pork bits. This is a must have ok!!! If you happen to come here, take a look at the tables around, sure have this dish on them. This I tell ya, is how an original Goe Low Yuk should taste like!!!
Sang Kee's version still retained the old school taste. The pork pieces are tender without much fatty bits, coated with seasoning and flour before being deep fried to a crisp. They are then cooked quickly in tomato gravy with pineapple, cucumber and capsicum pieces. The pork retained its crispiness till the last bite and the tomato gravy tasted just right, not too sweet or sour.
When I was there, I saw the notice pasted up which said
Restoran Sang Kee
Off Jalan Hang Jebat
Tel: 603 20785092
Opening hours: 11:00am-3:00pm; 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Coordinates: 3°8'36"N 101°41'57"E