Meng Kee Char Siew Kai Fan@Tengkat Tong Shin

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.

Brownies@Victoria Station

Demona: My aunts’s friend bought some walnut brownies from Victoria Station when she came over to visit them. My aunts had been unwell, and are currently recuperating at home.

Demona: This was the full piece of walnut brownie. Looked really rich alright.

Verdict: Tremendously disappointing. Its looks had zero co-relation to its taste It was too dry, and the brownie did not leave behind any impression at all. Eating a good dessert leaves you all dreamy, happy, nostalgic, bringing you back to your childhood times and you crave for another bite, and another.. and another.. and another. This, had none of that sort.

The walnuts overpowered its taste. The one good thing though, was its mild sweetness. Other than that, nothing else was good about it. I may sound bold saying this, but I believe my brownies taste 10 times better than what Victoria Station’s brownies had to offer.

I strongly recommend anyone who plans to eat in Victoria Station, to not order it. I believe it would not be cheap, and with the extra cash, it would be more worthwhile getting a brownie from a patisserie or bakery.