Before heading back to KL, the familia and I dropped by Tuck Kee for lunch. It’s a famous restaurant in Pasir Pinji which serves Cantonese cuisine. They are especially famed for their roasted items. When we got there, there was a reallllllyyyy long queue outside for takeaway. We managed to get some seats in the crowded shop and ordered what we had the last time around – three roasties of pork done in two styles (sweet basted – charsiew; crispy pork – siew yuk) as well as roast duck.
The quality seems to have dropped a fair bit. The siew yuk skin was not crunchy, and the char siew was cold and hard. It might be due to the large volume they have to prepare for the crowd, but meh. The only saving grace was the roast duck, which was still as juicy and tender as ever.
To go with the heavy meat, something more palate cleansing – sitr-fried tofu with mushrooms, seafood and assorted vegetables.
The waitress here was not very honest. We asked her for stir-fried vegetable suggestions, and she offered us a few which were quite pricey. When we asked if they had a certain type of vege (my mum has stomach probs and cant eat certain foods), said waitress said it was not available – so we had to order an expensive dish.
Turns out when we were leaving, we spotted the vege at another table. Which was not very honest of the waitress, because we ordered only a few cheap dishes and I guess they wanted to do more sales.
BTW, Tuck Kee is a lou jiu pai (old brand) which has been around for years. So despite above complaints, I guess my family and I will still be dropping by next year… (coz of the duck. And old habits die hard anyway)
Tuck Kee restaurant
1 Persiaran Tokong | Pasir Pinji,, Ipoh 31650, Perak,Malaysia
Tel: 605 – 254 1906
Open: lunch and dinner (daily)