Demona: I finally got a chance to try out the FAMOUS char siew rice located at Tengkat Tong Shin, one that so, so many sources had recommended to me. Apparently, their char siew meat is to die for. Always sold out quickly, customers who want to “tapao” more char siew meat will have to place an order in advance, and not to mention, it’s “strategic” location, where you have no where else to park at the busy stretch but the parking lot across the stall for a flat rate of RM 6, or illegally, along the yellow line. The owner is famous for his blunt, you-take-it-or-leave-it arrogant manner and his famous char siew comes with a sparkly price tag.
Demona: We ordered some “Pak Cham Kai” (Steamed chicken meat) as well. This dish was a total let down. The meat barely had any taste, as you could only taste the oil and soya sauce soaked on them. Besides that, most of them were coated with a lot of chicken fat.
Verdict: This was a pict of the full plate of char siew and steamed chicken meat with buttered rice and soup, cooked with the pig’s internal organs and its meat. The soup was pretty tasty.
We each paid RM 8 for our lunch meal. Pretty expensive for the little amount of meat that we got. The portion was definitely not fit for 2, more like for 1 with a slightly bigger than normal appetite. We were left still feeling a little hungry. It was a major regret ordering the steamed chicken. The char siew meat was good, but it would not be my prime choice (I’m a lean meater). Though it was not the best food I had tasted, I was left feeling satisfied as I finally got a chance to experience the oh-so-famous-and-highly-recommended char siew fan.