Famous Char Kuey Teow (CKT) and Good Rojak @ Restaurant Seng Lee, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur
>> Jan 8, 2010
Known for having one of the best Char Kuey Teow in Kuala Lumpur, this place has been dishing out fried kuey teow since 1990. This CKT stall used to be down the road at the corner coffee shop (Restoran Shangrila) before moving to Restoran Seng Lee in 1990. Restaurant Seng Lee used to be known as the old man frying the char kuey teow in Damansara Heights.
NOTE: Just to clarify the issue, Restaurant Seng Lee's standard dropped quite drastically when Wong Kin Soong (CKT stall founder) stopped frying the kuey teow. The Chinese girl (not sure if she's related to the old man), couldn't dish out a satisfying plate of kuey teow when she took over from the man. However, I have to say, the standard of the fried kuey teow at this place has markedly increased since the initial point the takeover.
We placed our orders and were lucky enough to find a table (this restaurant is usually very full during lunch hour). Food took quite a bit to come, due to the never ending crowd.
A plate of the noodles is priced at RM4.50. A reasonable price for an above average Char Kuey Teow. The noodles were not too oily, with that nice 'wok hei' (smoky flavour). The kuey teow wasn't too wet nor too dry and had that nice springy texture. Definitely one of the better char kuey teow found in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya (still can't compete with Penang, you lucky penangnites).
The rojak buah van, runned by Chee Ming Kong outside Restaurant Seng Lee is also one of the attractions to this place. The medley of unripe papaya and mangoes, grilled tofu, jambu air, sengkuang, pineapples and cucumber chucked together and stirred with that delicious blackish, thick prawn paste sure taste close to heavenly.
Other than CKT and rojak, Restaurant Seng Lee also serves Wan Ton Mee, Loh Shu Fun and Chu Yok Fun (pork noodles). The pork noodles sure could give places like the SS3 pork noodles, Restaurant Pomander and Restaurant Sun Sea a run for their money.
I have to say, the Char Kuey Teow is certainly very good (not neccesarily the best). I would definitely come to this place again if I have to satisfy my Char Kuey Teow cravings. Certainly a good place for lunch around Damansara Heights.
Restaurant rating: 7.5/10
Pricing: Under RM10 per person
*Ratings are based on ambience, service, value and food quality for the price you're paying. Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience
Map to Restaurant Seng Lee
Restoran Seng Lee,
8-6, Jalan Batai,
50490 Kuala Lumpur,
Telephone number: 03 2094 2154
Monday to Saturday 8am-3pm (closed on Sundays)