I’ve constantly complained about the dearth of good eateries where I live, and have had to drive all the way to PJ/KL/Klang to get good food, or resort to eating something quicky put together at home. Thankfully, people like Boo_licious and Jackson have been blogging about food in Glenmarie, and I’ve suddenly realised that I will not die from an overdose of curry chee cheong fun and curry laksa, the only two meals in Glenmarie which I feel have been worth eating here, because we all know that too much of a good thing ain’t that good for ya.

So when I saw Boo’s blog on Meng Kee, I immediately made a phonecall to the Bald Eagle.

“Meng Kee’s in Glenmarie!!!”, I squealed.

Silence at the other end.

“Meng Kee!!”, I was jumping up and down at my end of the phone.

A couple of awkward seconds passed.

“Who’s Meng Kee?”, he asked.

“You mean what, dear. It’s the famous char siew place near Jalan Alor in KL.”

“Cool”, he responded in a nonchalant manner. “So when will you be buying me lunch?”

I hung up.

A couple of weeks passed, and I still hadn’t savoured Meng Kee’s char siew. Meng Kee is open at lunch time till about 5.00 in the evening, and is closed on Sundays. I work everyday. So naturally, our subsets did not match.

The stars finally aligned on Saturday. I had taken the day off to spend time with the guys (big Liverpool fans) who wanted to catch the Liverpool-Arsenal game, so for lunch, I decided to buy the famous Meng Kee char siew from Glenmarie. I trembled with excitement (but mostly hunger) as I watched the nice young man chop up the pieces of char siew very carefully and place them into little styrofoam boxes. They seemed quite concerned that the char siew may not be enough for me. I must have looked ravenous.

char siew

The char siew was glorious! Beautiful, sweet, glistening, pieces of charred meat with a layer of fat that added to the smoothness of the overall flavour. I couldn’t believe that something as wonderful as this could be found in my neighbourhood.

And the Bald Eagle? He was kissing my feet in gratitude.

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Meng Kee Char Siew
20 (Ground), Jalan Pekedai U1/36
Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park Shah Alam
Tel No: 019 – 379 3629

(Address: Courtesy of Boo_licious’ blog. Thanks ar. I was too excited about the char siew to ask them for a card.)