【Kuala Lumpur Food】Thong Kee Cafe｜Must-try Authentic Local Food Kopitiam Experience
Thong Kee Cafe (溏记海南茶室)
35-year history Kopitiam in Kuala Lumpur
Authentic local food experience: enjoy Chee Cheong Fun and Kaya Toast
Must-try Chicken Hor Fun: the tenderest chicken leg with silky noodles ever
Kopitiam restaurants are a must-visit destination in Malaysia, and Thong Kee Cafe is one of my favorite spots from my recent trip. Their extensive menu offers many delicious options, but there is one dish that I absolutely crave and can’t wait to have again!
▮ 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐇𝐨𝐫 𝐅𝐮𝐧｜MYR 9.5｜✯ : 9 ⭐️⭐️ ▯ 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘳 𝘧𝘶𝘯 𝘯𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘭𝘦𝘴 You absolutely must try their Siu Lap Chicken Hor Fun – it’s one of only three dishes this stall sells, and it’s definitely worth trying! The chicken leg is incredibly tender and smooth, and the hor fun is equally silky. The soup is made with rich chicken broth and topped with shrimp oil made from shrimp shells and heads, which adds an extra layer of flavor. It’s simply delicious and a must-try dish!
▮ 𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐮𝐧 (𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥)｜MYR 3.5｜✯ : 7.5 👍🏻 ▯ 𝘊𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘭𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘭 Curry Chee Cheong Fun is a Malaysian specialty that you won’t want to miss, and this restaurant’s version is particularly noteworthy. The chee cheong fun is pleasantly chewy and has a satisfying texture. While it may not be as smooth as Ho Kow’s (which I’ll introduce later), it’s definitely more flavorful than the ones I’ve had in Hong Kong. The curry sauce is thick, slightly spicy, and absolutely delicious – a must-try for anyone seeking an authentic taste of Malaysia!
▮ 𝐓𝐨𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐇𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧 𝐊𝐚𝐲𝐚 𝐁𝐮𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫｜MYR 3｜✯ : 7 👍🏻 ▯ 𝘒𝘢𝘺𝘢 𝘣𝘶𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰𝘢𝘴𝘵 Don’t miss out on the chance to try kaya toast, another must-try food! The kaya jam is undeniably delicious, though the butter could be a bit more generous and the bread could be crispier as well. Regardless, it’s a delightful treat that’s definitely worth trying!
▮ 𝐋𝐨𝐡 𝐏𝐚𝐧 𝐌𝐞𝐞｜MYR 9.5｜✯ : 6.5 ▯ 𝘉𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘴, 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘱𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘷𝘦𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴, 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘮, 𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘳 Pan mee is a signature dish at this restaurant and this Loh Pan Mee is served generously with braised meat, handmade meatballs, mushrooms, and fried anchovies. However, while it’s a hearty meal, I found the pan mee to be less outstanding than some of the other dishes on the menu. Personally, I prefer noodles with a bit more chewiness and flavourful.
▮ 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐦｜MYR 4.4｜✯ : 7.5 👍🏻 ▯ 𝘊𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘦, 𝘵𝘦𝘢, 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘬, 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘬 Cham is a drink I can’t get enough of, and I order it with almost every meal in Kuala Lumpur. Although I missed out on ordering the signature 1+1 Cham due to not researching beforehand, the regular version still impressed me. The flavor is rich and fragrant, and it’s undeniably delicious. While I’m curious about the 1+1 version, this regular one is good enough to keep me coming back for more!
▮ 𝐓𝐞𝐡 𝐎 𝐋𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐧｜MYR 4.9｜✯ : 6.5 ▯ 𝘐𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘦𝘢 The iced lemon tea at this restaurant has a flavoir similar to Vita Ceylon Lemon Tea in Hong Kong. Personally, I would suggest you to try Cham!
Address: No. 20, W.P, 1, Jalan Radin Anum 1, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 07:00 – 16:00 daily
Thong Kee Cafe (溏记海南茶室)
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