Monday, June 25, 2018

Woo Ng Kee Restaurant (胡伍记海鲜酒家) @ Kepong, Selangor.

Woo Ng Kee Restaurant (胡伍记海鲜酒家) occupies a few shop lots and is a perennial stop for families and visitors alike. The 60-year old restaurant with an old, not-aestheticized facade has withstood the test of time and has been the communal dining spot for the folks in Kepong. Stepping in the classic Chinese restaurant feels like traveling back in time... colorful tiles, old-school furnishings, closely arranged tables and chairs but what's important is... the generation-old recipes. The proprietor is the third generation manning the restaurant and is still offering some of the signature dishes introduced back then. A family restaurant with solid menu and inexpensive price tags.

Signature Curry Fish Head 咖哩鱼头 (Rm 20)

Crab Dumplings 蟹枣 (Rm 15 for 6 pieces)

Roasted Duck 烧鸭 (Rm 14/ half bird)

Thai Kerabu-styled Chicken Feet 格拉姆鸡脚 (Rm 14)

Claypot Water Spinach 瓦煲空心菜 (Rm 10)

Stir Fried Kai Lan with pickled Mui Choy 梅菜芥兰 (Rm 12)

KL-styled Hokkien Mee 大禄面 (Rm 13/ serves 2)

Woo Ng Kee has got no written menu, most patrons are able to order through the recommendations from the servers. The place is known for its Curry Fish Head... slightly creamier than those found in Penang yet with a delightful hint of Salted Fish. The Fish Head was served in small pieces in lieu of one whole piece... great to spoon over rice. Equally tasty was the Crab Dumplings.... Fish Paste with Crab Meat encased in a crisp Beancurd Sheet, it was crisp on the outside yet addictively bouncy inside. 

For something a little unusual, go for their Stir Fried Kai Lan with pickled Mui Choy, the introduction of pickled Mui Choy introduced a sleek sweetness and je ne sais quoi flavor to it. The rest of the dishes were just standard-average though.

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 545, 546 & 547, Jalan E3/7, Taman Ehsan, 52100, Kepong, Selangor.
Business Hours: 11 am to 3 pm, 5:30 pm to 11 pm. Closed on Thursdays.
Contact Number: 603- 6274 2305

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