Dim Sum & Wantan Mee @ Soon Hing SS2, Petaling Jaya

There’s nothing like a quintessential Chinese breakfast to start the day – that means dimsum and noodles! You can get both at Soon Hing Duck-licious & Dim Sum Restaurant in SS2, Petaling Jaya. The Moomins and I were in the area after a doctor’s appointment, and we decided to dine in.

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While quarantine restrictions were lifted last month, many people are understandably cautious – I think this is the first time we’ve dined in at a restaurant since February.

The restaurant has spaced its seating accordingly, and patrons have to check-in via QR code and get their temperatures scanned before entering the premises.

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Moomins wanted to have the Ipoh-style Mushroom Cheong Fun. Unfortunately, we were too early and they weren’t serving it yet, so we got wantan mee (egg noodles) (RM7.50), which is also the restaurant’s speciality. You can choose to have it dry (pictured) or in a soup, and opt for various roasties to go along with the noodles (siew yuk, charsiew, roast chicken, roast duck, or dumplings).

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I got mine with roast duck. The meat was nice and tender, albeit a little lean (I think what makes duck tasty is the fatty layer under the skin!). As for the noodles, they were al dente and the soy sauce flavouring was just right (not too salty). The Moomins said she didn’t like it though (?) Different preferences, I guess.

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Moomin’s siew yuk (crispy roast pork). Good flavour and great marbling.

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As a shared snack, deep-fried shrimp roll. It had more fish meat in it than shrimp, but the skin was nice and crispy, and the roll was not too greasy.

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Aside from wantan mee, the restaurant also serves other dishes, such as Fuzhou fishball noodles, pork noodles, curry mee, rice to go with your roasties, and a variety of dim sum. A good place to satisfy your cravings if you want both noodles and dim sum under one roof!

SOON HING (SS2 BRANCH) 

32, Jalan SS 2/66, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Business hours: 7am – 5pm (daily)

Tuck Kee @Pasir Pinji, Ipoh

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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

Ipoh Food Trip: Tuck Kee Roast Duck + Yong Liew

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Scenery of the Titiwangsa mountain range while on the way back to Ipoh. Had to visit my grandma in the hospital.

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Lunch at Tuck Kee restaurant @Pasir Pinji once we arrived in Ipoh. Despite the late hour (about 2pm) there was still a long line queuing up outside for their famous roast chicken/pork and duck rice. The inside of the restaurant is air-conditioned. We ordered roasties for two, including roast duck, charsiew (sweet-basted roast pork) and pork sausage.

The duck was really tasty! Now I know why they’re famous for it. The balance of fat and lean meat was just right, it didn’t have a strong odour and wasn’t too salty. I love the caramelised skin with the layer of fat underneath which melts in my mouth.

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House specialty tofu, which came in a brown broth and topped over with mushrooms. The portion was really big. The tofu was mixed with egg before deep frying and topped over with the sauce.

Tuck Kee Restaurant

1 Persiaran Tokong | Pasir Pinji, Ipoh 31650Malaysia
+605 – 254 1906

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Breakfast the next morning. One cannot simply leave Ipoh without having a few deep fried yong liu (assorted fried goodies) with noodles tossed in soysauce and crunchy Ipoh beansprouts.

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Til next post!