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Thursday, 10 February 2011

Review: Restoran Sim Hap Ke


Ahhh that was a long break indeed... hope everyone enjoyed the lunar new year festivities. It's time to move my gears before they turn rusty. If you have been following Precious Pea's blog, Restoran Sim Hap Ke in Taman Connaught, Cheras, will not be an alien to you. Her blogpost on The Star is plastered on the door, can't miss it at all!

We have been here numerous times but I can't seems to find the pictures of one of the occasion where we have the "One Bucket Chicken" which is essentially steamed free range chicken served in a wooden bucket. The chicken retained it natural sweetness and the addition of Chinese cooking wine did enhanced the flavour a lot. We practically drank the broth/gravy! We also tasted the signature Salt Baked Lala. Loved the size of the lala (clams) served here. Even though the lalas were baked but they were done just right without over cooking. We tried kum hiong another time which is equally good.

This time, the 3 of us have a simple meal. Ordering here is really simple but then again it could be mind boggling as both sides of the restaurant walls are plastered with large pictures of the dishes served here. You need to take some time especially on your first visit to soak up the yummilicious pictures. Deciding on a dish could take a while with that many choices of dishes!

Sim Hap Ke

From the wall, BoiBoi dictated this Steamed Egg with Tofu. We loved the smooth as silk steamed egg that has pieces of silken tofu and topped with minced meat, dried shrimps and fresh chopped spring onions. Not only kids would love this dish but am sure adults too would go ga-ga over.

Steamed Egg & Tofu

Next we have a Mui Choy Khau Yuk (Stewed Pork Belly with Preserved Chinese cabbage). The pork belly literally has very very little meat, hence the fats melt in the mouth! For those who loved fatty pork belly, this is it! BoiBoi loved dipping the mantaus (steamed dumplings) in the sauce. I really liked the sauce too which screamed for more rice but I wish they could put in more mui choy cos it's my fave :p

Mui Choy Khau Yuk

Capt'n Hook requested for petai and got recommended this Stir-Fried Sambal Petai with Minced Meat. This is very hearty and the petai portion is rather generous... I guess only petai lovers would appreciate how delish this could be.

Stir-Fried Petai with Minced Meat & Belacan

The dishes here are generally good and service is prompt if you're there early before 7pm on weekends. Since it's only one shoplot size, there are limited tables here so either you walk in early or make a reservation. Prices are reasonable too. The 3 dishes above costed RM42. I've gotten the Chinese New Year set menu but it's all in Chinese and they were too busy to translate the dishes to me. Prices seems reasonable and do give it a try ya.

Restoran Sim Hap Ke
26 Jalan Waras 1
Taman Connaught
56000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 012 319 3381 / 012 398 5688
Business Hours: 11.30 am - 3.00 pm & 5.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Closes every Thursday
(It's located same row as Elegant Inn and parking could be rather challenging)


ai wei said...

hehe, i just posted this too on this morning. my mum has stolen the idea of Steamed Egg with Tofu and make it at home. hehe

Sean said...

boiboi and i share the same taste! i'd have ordered the steamed egg too! :D

Baby Sumo said...

We go here quite often too... try the Sei Tai Tin Wong (vege dish) next time... its pretty gd.

Babe_KL said...

*hi5* Ai Wei!!! yeah I think I can make the steam egg dish too :p

Sean kekeke yeah I noticed both of you have same taste

Hi Baby Sumo, thanks for dropping by. Actually we did ask for Sei Tai Tin Wong but they don't have that day :(

Little Corner of Mine said...

The dishes sure look good to me especially the mui choy khau yuk.

Babe_KL said...

LCOM, they do great dai chow dishes here

Pureglutton said...

Now that u mention it's in the same row as Elegant Inn then I know where it is! Must go try this soon ;-)

Babe_KL said...

PureGlutton, you should!!!