Where I work, deciding what to eat for lunch can be a pain since there aren’t too many options (waaaah such a first world problem ._.).

I was out with my Art Director the other day and he suggested we go to this place in SS2 which serves ‘awesome roast chicken’. So off we went to Chan Meng Kee Restaurant. We were really lucky since we got a parking almost right away. When we got to the resto it was full house with a line outside; but again, we got lucky because the table we intended to ‘share’ with decided to leave as soon as we sat down so we had the whole table to ourselves. 😀 Maybe the two of us should go out together more often lol

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Basic but clean interior with metal tables and plastic chairs.

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AD suggested I get everything so I went the whole hog – crispy roast pork belly (siew yuk), honey basted roast pork (char siew) and roast chicken with springy egg noodles tossed in a dark soy sauce. The portion did not disappoint.

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The siew yuk was impressive – crunchy, crispy skin, with a nice balance of lean and fat. The roast chicken was equally stellar, especially the thin but crackly skin that was almost like Peking duck. Char siew… not so much. Too much fat, too sweet and too much char on the sides that it became bitter. The noodles had a nice, springy al dente texture, but there was just too much oil and grease at the bottom to be enjoyable.

Total damage: RM17.50. Usually if you take only one meat, it would cost around RM7-8.

I’d come back for the siew yuk and roast chicken tho, because those were good – but perhaps I’ll have it with rice next time.

CHAN MENG KEE

44, Jalan SS 2/66, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Open daily: 9AM-4PM, 6PM-10PM

Phone: +60 12-688 1972