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30 minutes to lunchtime.

Have you ever felt tired of eating? Like you wanted to take a break from gluttony? To go back to the simple life (sans Paris Hilton)? Half an hour to lunchtime today, I looked at the wishlist on my blog, and *gasp* turned away. I contemplated skipping lunch.

20 minutes to lunchtime.

Barbie scooted over to my room. “What’s for lunch today?”

“Dunno. I’m tired of eating”, I wrinkled my face, my tongue sticking out to one side like a sick cow.

Barbie looked at me incredulously. “How can you be tired of eating?”

I understood where she was coming from. Anyone who knows me well enough will know two things about me: 1. I have a missing patch of hair on my head due to a hairstyling disaster, and 2. I never skip lunch. Dinner, yes, but never lunch.

10 minutes to lunchtime.

My stomach growled. I looked at Barbie wide-eyed. Barbie looked at me. “Did you hear that?”


The conversations happening between (T – 30) and (T) were erased from my mind. I was starving and ready to eat. I grabbed my car keys.

Despite changing my mind about having lunch, I wanted to eat something simple. And what could be simpler, and more satisfying, than a plate of Mun Fan (stewed rice)?

Sin Kee Restaurant in Brickfields used to be located in a wooden structure next to a petrol station along Jalan Tun Sambanthan. With progress and development, and the words KL Sentral whispered excitedly among the residents of Brickfields, Sin Kee moved to a shoplot across the road. Of late, there have been some positive refurbishments in Sin Kee. The restaurant now boasts a purple ceiling and orange lamps that create a warm and funky ambience to the otherwise old-fashioned chinese restaurant.

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The members of the Makan Club have been patronising Sin Kee for over 10 years. We’ve tried almost everything on their menu, but the one thing we agree is the best in town is Sin Kee’s Seafood Mun Fan. Mun Fan is a one dish meal. Plain rice liberally topped with big fresh prawns, squids and sliced fishcake in a darkish sauce of onions, covering a fried omelette, and lettuce to complete the picture. We usually request for sliced lup cheong (chinese sausage) to be added to the dish to make it sinfully good. The flavours from the delectable seafood, lup cheong and caramelised onions work together perfectly to create a sweet and savoury meal.

This is comfort food at its best.

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Sin Kee Restaurant
No. 194, Jalan Tun Sambanthan
Brickfields, 50470 KL

Tel: 03-2274 1842

Lunch: 12.00 noon – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00pm – 9.30pm