NOT a food blog
The subject of my fantasies.
The reason for my constant ramblings in my drunken stupor.
Behold the siew yoke. With its crisp, thin, roasted, golden skin over layers of lean meat and fat, very much like a layer cake, it synergises into an explosion of salty porcine goodness as it instantly melts in your mouth and gets digested.
No other siew yoke (roasted pork) I’ve ever tasted comes close to the siew yoke at Wong Kee, and if you are willing to wait to be served and tolerate a little rudeness, you will be rewarded for your patience.
Along with the siew yoke, we ordered a plate of roast duck for a complete carbon-infused meal. While the meat was tender, it was nevertheless rather fatty, dripping in oil and tasted a little salty. Its redeeming quality was the deliciously crispy skin, and for that, I forgave its minor deficiencies.
The meal for 3, together with drinks, cost us RM59.
Restaurant Wong Kee
No. 30, Jalan Nyonya, Off Jalan Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2145 2512
Operating hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm (Closed on Sundays)
Note: If you want to be guaranteed of eating this delectable meal of siew yoke, do go there early as they run out of the meat way before closing time. In such cases, do check out the other foods in the area, namely Yap Hup Kee yong tau foo and Tong Kee egg tarts, all within walking distance from each other.
Food, for me, is a means to an end and not an end in itself.
Food, for me, represents the love of family, the fellowship of friends, and the community and communality it brings.