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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Kepong Food Crawl

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This happened about a month ago. Yes, I was busy. I remember that I was going to take a short nap at about 8 p.m. I checked my mobile and saw a missed call from WMW. I called her and she asked me whether I know about Sen Kee Satay in Taman Desa Jaya. I don't quite know the name Taman Desa Jaya but I know there's an area we call Desa Jaya in between Kepong and Selayang. She then asked whether I am intrested in a food crawl in Kepong. I of course said yes. Even though I have limited money in my wallet lol.

So, I drove to Carrefour Kepong where WMW is waiting for me. Took me 20 minutes, normally only 5 minutes from my place. It was a Saturday so there's many people shopping. Once I get on WMW's car, I was greeted by a very hungry CityGal. Then Jason show me a street directory which is almost 5 year old. Metro Prima was not even there yet. -_- Once he pointed out our destination, I already know where's the place is at. So, I navigated them to Taman Desa Jaya. You can read how it all begin here.

First stop, Seng Kee Duck Satay. I've been living near Kepong for more than 20 years and I don't know about this place. What a shame.

They used to sell pork satay too but now it's replaced with lamb.

We ordered 10 sticks of satay for each of us, which is 40 sticks. CityGal tapao another 10 for KampungBoy and WMW also tapao another 20 sticks.

The staffs diligently preparing our duck satay.

The satay sauce is very creamy and peanut-ty.

Alas, the yummy duck satay with the side dishes of onion and cucumber. The texture of the duck meat is harder than chicken but softer than lamb. It doesn't have the gamey taste that duck has. It doesn't taste like roast duck, it's more like a kebab. At first, I only planned to have 5 sticks due to budget constraint but alas I can't deny such a temptalicious affair. I had 10 sticks instead.

Rating: 4.5/5


Sen Kee Satay
Jalan 12, Taman Desa Jaya
Tel : 019-218 7538/019-249 2572
Opens from about 6pm - 10.30pm
Close on Mondays

Google Map here.

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Next stop, I recommended Gou Lou Chao Fun (Tall Man Fried Noodle) that I tasted a few years ago, which I think is not too bad. I warned them that we might have to wait very long though. Located along Jalan Kepong Besar, this restaurant has been serving the residents of Kepong for almost more than 25 years.

The restaurant is called Seng Yuen but the locals call it Gou Lou Chao Fun.

The noodles are cooked by this uncle alone, hence the long wait.

I ordered Hokkien Char (hor fun and mee, some might think it's weird but this is how I like it), Cantonese fried Ying Yong, and Loh Mee.

Hokkien Cha

After an hour long wait, our noodles finally arrived. Not sure whether it's because there's too many customers hence a drop in the quality. As, WMW put it, there's not enough wok hei and the lack of pork lark.

The Cantonese Fried Ying Yong tasted quite bland but WMW say it's ok for her. Maybe, I'm more towards the heavy tasting side lol.

Cantonese Fried Ying Yong

Sigh. Quite disappointing. It's not what I've tasted before. The disappointment doesn't stop there. The Loh Mee I ordered turned into Yee Mee instead. -__-

Afraid of waiting for another hour, we gladly took the Yee Mee. Not too bad the Yee Mee but it's never my plate of noodle.

Overall Rating: 3/5

Mun Yee Mee

Our disappointment ends when the pork lard that we ordered arrived at our table. Pork lard saves the day. Woot!

Trust me, it's not enough for the four of us.


Kedai Makanan Seng Yuen
19E Jalan Besar (Main Road)
52000 Kuala Lumpur
Opens evening till early hours of the morning

Google Map here.

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It's almost 12 midnight when we reached our last stop for dessert. We passed by Tim Pun Gor Gor when we started our journey from Carrefour. Since my car parked in Carrefour, we make it out last stop of the night.

Since I only left RM 3 in my wallet, so I ordered one of the cheapest dessert sold here. Almond Sweet Soup + Red Bean + lotus seeds, RM 3 for a small bowl. It's a quite interesting mix. Never did I know that almond can taste so well with red bean. Yummy and fulfilling.

Rating: 3.75/5

Sweet Soup + Red Bean + lotus seeds

CityGal ordered Black Sesame sweet soup + Almond sweet soup, RM 3 for small bowl. Hence the colours are black and white. Read her review here.

Black Sesame sweet soup + Almond sweet soup

Jason and WMW shared on of the most expensive yet nicest dessert here. The mango with noodles (RM 7.50). The noodles is actually coconut jelly shaped like hor fun (rice noodle). The 'noodles' are really refreshing and smooth. Blended very well with the mango. Next time will come back to eat one bowl.

Rating: 4/5

Mango with noodles.

Why is CityGal laughing?

Well, the staff there speak some very Hong Kong style Cantonese. The waiter told us that they need to 'ta yong' (means closing time) instead of 'san moon'. WMW which is not very well verse in traditional way of speaking don't get he waiter, hence created a very funny scene.

And we end the night of food crawl in Kepong here. Ah, such fun going on food crawl with fellow foodies. It's been a long while that I haven't done that. I wasn't even a blogger yet in my first food crawl. Total damage for the night is RM 15. Not too bad. That's all I have in my wallet lol.


Tim Pun Gor Gor
(opposite Carrefour)
D-G-6, Jalan Metro Perdana
Taman Usahwan, Kepong
52100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 03-6251 0209

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ahlost said...

Luckily I'm not hungry now !! *LOL*

So evil lar this post.. I doubt I'll say the same if I visit your blog in the afternoon :D

mimid3vils said...

I donno this satay place too :P

TZ said...

I'm so tempted to try the duck satay... :)

Simon Seow said...

Rose: You must expect some food post in my blog lol

mimid3vil: then you should go and find it

TZ: u should, it's very good

tanalan2 said...

Wei..count me in lar next time..u know i so waisek wan mar...kekeke

I Smart said...

u should have brought them for the Malay Nasi Lemak at the food court (along Wai Sek Kai) instead of Gou Lou Chou Fun.

Yes, I like Tim Pun Kor Kor also but price wise, a bit high. So would prefer Kei Tak Sek Dessert, also along Wai Sek Kai, next to the food court.

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