Monday, February 9, 2009

Meng Kee Char Siew: Revisit

with Kenn, Shashi, Ray
Dedicated to wahcow, who introduced me to Meng Kee

Still as good! This time, the Glenmarie branch. A bit difficult to find without a GPS...the restaurant is a typical shophouse lot deep in an industrial area.

Roasted meats hanging on the stall. The dark, caramalised, Maillard-ised, fatty meats hanging is enticing...bekons even...the floor is greasy, slippery...the win no Michelin stars...but the meat! KAPOW!!

The meat is glistening...but the fat generous.

An absolute delight. The meat is encrusted in the caramel/Maillard exterior, covered with a sticky sauce engulfing the entire outsides. The sauce even sticks to one's teeth a bit...but quite easily washed down with a swirl of tea. The sauce, which seasons the meat, provides a sweetness which is coy and robust at the same time...a crispy crunch. A veritable masterpiece.

The meat is oh-melt in your mouth tender...full of fat, bursting with umami...and beautifully flavoured. Each bite, and taste sensation feels almost like one has died and gone to heaven...which might as well be true...the amounts of fat and cholesterol can immediately induce a heart eat in moderation.

Meng Kee Char Siew
GPS: N3 04.891 E101 33.605
20 (Ground), Jalan Pekedai U1/36
Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park Shah Alam
Tel No: 019 - 379 3629

Photonote: Shot with Canon Ixus 40
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