Sang Har Mein @ Restaurant Soo Kee, Medan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur

>> Jun 19, 2010

Sue will be leaving for Edinburgh (the land of haggis) this Friday and I probably won't be seeing her for a long time. So, we decided to go out for lunch. I was to choose the place. I decided that we should go to Soo Kee in Jalan Imbi since I haven't been there in a long while.

Parking was a little hard to come by, but thank God for the pay to park parking lot behind (Money can get you anything in the world, it just depends on how much is required). Anyway, we had to walk quite a bit to get to the restaurant.

I order 2 portion of Sang Har Mein (fresh water prawn noodles) as well as Ngau Yok Hor (fried beef with flat rice noodles). Yes I know, I was a little ambitious ordering so much (I thought Nicholas could eat but somehow he let me down).

Sang Har Mein

Don't let the picture deceive you, the noodles were a disaster. The sauce tasted solely of MSG and sh*t loads of salt (I'm not kidding). The prawns weren't exactly big. Since we ordered portions for 2 people, they gave us 4 halves of the prawn. Out of the 4, 3 of the prawns were very puny. To top it up, that plate of noodles was RM70 (Somehow, I felt that I got conned).

Note: I found out what the problem was. Their usual chef only works at night. The noodles served during dinner is totally different from the one above. What I tasted during dinner certainly proves that Soo Kee deserves to be one of the best Sang Har Mein place in town.

Ngau Yok Hor

The Cantonese Style Kuey Teow with beef slices was a totally different story from the Fresh Water Prawn Noodles. The noodles were cooked well, and the beef soft and tender. This dish certainly hasn't deteorated over time. A single portion of this noodles is RM9 (the picture above was 2 portions).

All in all, superb noodles (if you come at night) at a slightly steeper price. Then again, when you serve good food, you can demand your price. The total bill was RM93. Don't be tempted to come in the afternoon.

Cheers and goodnight!

*Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience

Pricing: About RM35 per person.

Map to Restoran Soo Kee

Restoran Soo Kee,
14, Medan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,

Telephone Number: 03 2148 1324 / 019 217 0248 / 012 392 3563

Opening hours:
12pm-3pm, 5pm-1am. Closed on Mondays


Lindy June 21, 2010 at 11:09 AM  

RM 70?? That is indeed very expensive! haha :D

Tummy Rumble June 21, 2010 at 12:04 PM  

@Lindy: yea man, daylight robbery

"Joe" who is constantly craving June 21, 2010 at 6:05 PM  

ouch i will stick to their beef hor fun as i usually do for now.

Tummy Rumble June 21, 2010 at 6:10 PM  

@Joe: yea, learnt my lesson. Got conned once.. Oh well..

J2Kfm June 21, 2010 at 7:35 PM  

Yeah, I do get a feeling that they're way over their heads, and gone the commercialized route now.

I'll take Joe's advice too. Beef Hor Fun to play safe?

Tummy Rumble June 21, 2010 at 8:04 PM  

@J2Kfm: maybe I should try the brother's place across the road.. haha..

Baby Sumo June 21, 2010 at 11:53 PM  

Yalo, my brother also told me Greenview's Sang Har Meen is better..

Anonymous,  February 1, 2011 at 6:49 PM  

Ridiculously expensive, EXtremely rude service (shouts at customers to move to other tables VERY RUDELY). boss has hearing problems and RUDE and DEFENSIVE.. ordered two for both of us, they brought 3 orders out. Food was WAY BELOW average (my neighborhood taichow serves way better food). Got our drinks wrong (but by then we gave up complaining). we will NEVER go there again.

Tummy Rumble February 2, 2011 at 1:40 PM  

@Anonymous: I bet you went in the afternoon.. Go at night for much better food..

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