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Kuala Lumpur - Wanton Noodles from Ming Kee (Happy Gardens)

klyeoh | Sep 19, 201101:08 AM

KL wanton noodles in-the-know would make a pilgrimage down Old Klang Road for this place near Happy Gardens.

Ming Kee has been around for yonks, according to one of my office colleagues who's a native KL-lite. We ordered:
- Cha-siu wanton mein, which was the typical KL dark-sauced noodles, served with cha-siu (very good "BBQ pork", considering that it's the boiled, not barbecued sort) & a little bowl of soup with 3 wanton dumplings inside. I'd rate the wanton noodles here 6 out of 10 (the one at Ho Wing Kee would be 9/10 and Koon Kee 8/10).
- Roast chicken & siu yuk (roast pork) noodles, which came with the same dark soysauce dressing. The roasted chicken & roast pork did not have crispy skin, but has the "old-fashioned" marinated flavors (slight vinegarish & 5-spice scent)
- Chicken curry: we ordered this as a side-dish, but some clients actually ordered wanton noodles topped with chicken curry which, I'm given to understand, is a very KL style of enjoying the noodles. I can understand why - the curry was bursting with aromatic scent & flavors - hardly chilli-spicy, unlike in Singapore, where the curries were tongue-numbing but lacking otherwise lacking in other non-chilli spices like cumin, coriander, etc. I much preferred KL's curries.
- Sui-kau: huge prawn-pork-and-parsley dumplings served in soup. Ming Kee's version is milder than the overpowering ones served at Koon Kee in Petaling St, Chinatown. I think I much preferred Ming Kee's.

Verdict: I'd come back for the chicken curry on wanton noodles.

Address details
Ming Kee
Jalan Lazat 1
Taman Bukit Indah (near Happy Gardens)
58200 Kuala Lumpur

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