Thursday, March 31, 2011

Meng Kee Steam Soup @ Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya

I'd always love to dine in Taman Paramount, simply because this town still serves a lot of good food that makes me reminisce the past. As one of the oldest town in the city of Petaling Jaya, each of the food business here has their very own history, being inherited from one generation to another. Not only that, many food businesses here are still operated by the locals instead of the foreigners which you usually find elsewhere.

One of the stall here that boasted such a rich history is Meng Kee Steam Soup. Established since 1960, it has been serving steamed soups to the locals for many decades. In fact this stall has gained so much fame throughout the years that most of the Petaling Jaya folks knew it's existence for serving home-taste-alike boiled soup.
Taman Paramount Meng Kee Steamed Soup

No fancy renovation or layout, but only basic tables and chairs by the street to accommodate your meal. Located along the road adjacent to Pos Malaysia Paramount Garden, it is not difficult to spot Meng Kee Steam Soup as you will notice a swarm of crowd sitting by the roadside.
Dining by the street

There are a wide variety of steamed soup to choose from. However, be early to avoid disappointment as the soup are selling like hot cakes.
Pepper Pig Stomach Soup (RM 5 per bowl)
Not too pepperish or thick in flavour, it allow the sweetness of the pig stomach sipping in. You will find the taste very much home alike. Not only that, the soup comes with a generous serving of pig stomach.

Bitter Gourd Soup (RM 5 per bowl)
Eugene ordered this. I was a little skeptical in trying at first but after trying it, I must admit that I really like the bitterness of the gourd that brings out the sweetness of the soup. Tasted very "goldenish-sweet".

Besides soup, Meng Kee Steam Soup stall do offer other little dishes for you to go along with white rice.
Blanched Choy Sum (RM 5 to RM 8)
They have another two choices of vegetables which are Siew Pak Choy and lettuce.

Fish Paste White Tau Foo (RM 5)
The texture very much alike the tau foo fa but this comes with slices of fish paste in a salty gravy. Simple dish but the smoothness of the tau foo and the gravy make it goes very well with the rice.

Steamed Smooth Chicken (RM 7 for quarter-lower portion)
Steamed chicken that are drizzled with soy sauce and oyster sauce. No complain with it as not only the chicken are smooth but the accompanying sauce tasted decent as well.

I reckon that the price are very reasonably priced. Not only they tasted good, the food comes in a very decent portion for the price that you pay. The service was excellent too considering the short amout of waiting time (15 minutes) for the food to come to the table judging from the amount of crowd they have. I will definitely revisit them to have a taste of the other soup.

Atmosphere: 5/10
Food: 7/10 (non-halal)
Price: 8/10
Verdict: You will never had enough of their home taste alike soup!

Meng Kee Steam Soup
Stall No 9
Jalan 20/16
Paramount Garden
Petaling Jaya

Tel: 012 - 239 0623 (Boy)
Business hours: 6pm -10pm daily

GPS Coordinates: N3 06.463' E101 37.453'

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