This morning, my husband had a craving. To satisfy this craving, we had to drive towards Zoo Negara…
We saw a sign that said we were on the right track…
When you spot the MacDonalds, and the Petronas sign…
It means you are really near! There it is!
New Heong Kee..
but good Old fashion Beggar’s chicken!
Luckily New Heong Kee is open for lunch too.
A massive longan tree grows in the backyard…
I wonder if longan is for dessert…
Here’s our lunch, being unwrapped.
layer, after layer…
Until our chicken emerges!
Presenting.. the Beggar’s Chicken!
Brown, Glistening and smoking hot…
Another signature dish here is the reconstituted fish.. if done well, this dish truly rocks.
The skin of the fish is kept intact, while the flesh of the fish is removed, de-boned, ground up with chestnuts and other goodies, and then stuffed back into the fish skin.
The whole reconstituted fish is then re-fried. Our old “ah-mah chay” who use to work for us, use to cook this for us on a regular basis and it use to blow our socks off… It really requires skill, dedication and patient and steady hand!
This one though, tasted like a 5/10 because they ground up the fish flesh too fine and added too much flour, until it tasted like fish ball..
oh well.. at least it brought back fond memories.. ;D
This is the inside of our beggar’s chicken stuffed full with the Chinese herbs. The chicken flesh was infused with this herbal flavour.
This is a photo of all that was left of our meal. Not bad for just TWO persons, right? 😉
New Heong Kee,
446, Batu7.5, Jalan Ulu Kelang,
Tel: 03 4106 8698
Business hours: 12pm – 10pm
MSG levels: nil
Salt levels: high
Oil factor: low