The day was cloudy, moody, almost cracking into big drops of rain. We were in the mood for something hot and soupy.
Kai Si Hor Fun is the must-have food when one goes to Ipoh. Whaddya know..you can find one too in Klang Valley, and I personally feel the rendition served here at ChongThoongKee (located at row of shoplots right next to the carpark for the TTDI market) is even better than ones served in Ipoh!
The place was already full when I walked in. I was lucky that a family was just about to leave and freed up a table for me. As I looked around, I’d thought the food would be taking long to serve but to my surprise, it came within minutes even though the restaurant was full. Even better! Delicious and fast!
The dried version of Kai Si Hor Fun seemed peculiar in presentation (sauce colour was weird) but they actually tasted quite good! The broth was added as a sauce, locking in the pungent aroma of chicken essence… and the chicken chunks were really tender! The rice noodles were rather normal of course.
The Kai Si Hor Fun was the most popular dish and indeed it lived up to its name! I was blown away by the soup flavour and it went on so well with the tender chunks of steamed chicken!
The steamed bean sprouts were rather normal, this one I gotta say Ipoh has got the best sprouts hands down.
We ordered this as large portion.
Generally I am not a huge fan of steamed chicken, and had always opted for the roast chicken but at ChongThoongKee only steamed chicken are available. They were coated with a mystery sweetened savoury sauce, tasted a little bit like osyter sauce.
The chicken chunks were undoubtedly tender as hell. Frankly, just eating them alone without any fancy additions would be satisfying enough.
We ordered half a chicken.
Total damage was RM52. Not bad I got to say, worthy meal and i was left pleasantly full after lunch. I will certainly return to have the Kai Si Hor Fun, perhaps I can come with my colleagues for lunch one day since office is nearby!
Chong Thoong Kee,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Tues – Sun : 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
Mon : closed