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Kuala Lumpur – Heng Hua Favorites at Hoi Kee (海记饭店- 兴化小食)


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Kuala Lumpur – Heng Hua Favorites at Hoi Kee (海记饭店- 兴化小食)

klyeoh | Nov 27, 2012 08:12 AM

I’d previously visited Putien restaurant, a Henghua restaurant which is really a Singapore transplant in KL ( This evening, I tried a home-grown Putien restaurant in KL. Hoi Kee has been around for 60 years or so, and I’d always wanted to visit its last-known location in Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, which suddenly closed down 3 months ago.

This evening, I came across Hoi Kee its new location, just off Old Klang Road. What we had:

- Steamed grass carp head with minced ginger – lots of ginger! The carp was sweet-fleshed, though one needs to be careful of the Y-shaped fish bones;

- Oyster omelette with scallions – very tasty, especially with the chilli paste dip.

- Deep-fried flavoured tofu – not exactly to my taste due to the strong Chinese 5-spice scent.

- Heng hua fried bee hoon – not exactly the sort I’m more familiar with from Putien restaurant. But this version, simpler and more rustic, has thick rice noodles with an addictive bite: more like Italian pasta than Chinese noodles.

Address details
Hoi Kee Heng Hwa (海记饭店- 兴化小食).
16, Jalan 1/109E
Desa Business Park, Taman Desa
(Off Jalan Klang Lama).
58100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6012-366 4096/+6012-208 1910

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