Meng Kee Char Siew Kai Fan@Tengkat Tong Shin

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click 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.

Thirsty Thursday 25 Oct

Had a casual wine session with soohoo, edwin, benny and friends.

Following are the wines today

Corrison Cab Sauvignon 2000, Napa valley@sgd 40: Tobacco, spicy currant nose and slight leather, considerable alcohol heat. Probably needed >1hr decanting. rated 90points by Wine Spectator. Not too interesting.

Bodegas Salentein Cabernet Sauvginon 2002, , Argentina@ sgd 42: Top red wine of the night. Beautiful deep red colour. Enjoyable with complex Bordeaux nose of silky oak, leather,tobacco and a medium finish. Excellent value for money. Perfect for an enjoyable QPR wine. Taste it blind and you would likely to think it’s from the old world.

BlackRock Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay/Viognier 2004, South Africa @ sgd 48: : Complex, oaky nose with mineral, kerosene, slight citrus. Oily buttery palate with some refreshing white petal in it. A truly heavy and complex nose/palate yet has a secondary floral note on the palate. Medium length.We taste this blind and soohoo offered a bottle of margaux 82 for guessing the varietal correctly. I got the region, country right, and my guess was chardonnay. Too bad it was 70 percent chenin blanc, 20 percent chardonnay. There goes my first margaux.
This wine is definitely a wonderful buy and would fool any experience wine drinker. Must buy!