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Restoran Soo Kee at SEA Park, PJ

Now this is probably a well-known secret among Petaling Jaya folks, but for me it is a new found gem. Claimed by many as the best Ipoh Hor Fun (Kuey Teow Soup) outside Ipoh, I have been wanted to check this place out eons ago but never got to do so until recently.

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This Restoran Soo Kee (no link whatsoever with the Soo Kee in Imbi), in a very nondescript shoplot, is located at SEA Park, a neighbourhood better known for its famous roasted ducks than anything else. A mother-and-son duo operates this popular restaurant, and tables are limited so do come early to avoid the peak hours crowd. Parking is another headache too, as this eatery is right opposite the wet market, with high volume of vehicles coming in and out this area.

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But once you have tasted their Ipoh Hor Fun, all problems and headaches will be forgotten instantly. The kuey teow itself is excellent, with its smooth texture that can rivals those found in Ipoh (I know Ipoh langs will violently object to this statement). The thinly-sliced prawns tasted very fresh, although it was a tad too thin, and together with some shredded chicken and the fantastic broth, truly makes this an absolute delight to have.

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If you are not into soup-based food, fret not as you can always opt for the dry version. Mixed with soy sauce and with the same ingredients as the soup-version, this is very enjoyable too, with the rich taste of the soy sauce goes so well with the smooth flat noodle.

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But your visit here would not be complete without ordering their steamed chicken with oyster sauce (poached chicken a.k.a. “pak cham kai“). In fact, this fantastic chicken dish’s fame is starting to shadow over their Ipoh Hor Fun. It actually looks pretty ordinary, just normal-looking steamed chicken, with generous amount of oyster sauce over it.

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But look can be deceiving as I found out here. This poached chicken is got to be one of the best I have eaten so far. The chicken is just so tender and succulent, coupled nicely with the aromatic oyster sauce. My only complaint would be the overwhelming oyster cause that can be too salty.

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Nice prawn wantan (“sang har wan tan“) is not easy to find in Klang Valley anymore, but Restoran Soo Kee is the place to go if you want some. Instead of pork fillings, you will find one prawn wrapped inside. Chunky enough to bite enjoyably, but too small though for its price. One hungry soul can easily eat 10 of these I reckon.

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With so many good food at offer, I would come back again for sure, especially when I am craving for Ipoh Hor Fun and can’t afford to drive 2 hours up north for it. The only setbacks would be the relatively small portion, I can easily wallop 2 bowls of the Hor Fun, and the slightly high price. But then again, I am sure most of you would not mind paying a little extra to taste truly excellent food amidst all the mediocre food out there.

Restoran Soo Kee

Address: 33, Jalan 21/17,

              SEA Park,

              46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Telephone: 03-7876 7736

Operating Hours/Days: 8:30am – 2:30pm (Closed on alternate Wednesdays)

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23 thoughts on “Restoran Soo Kee at SEA Park, PJ

  1. I used to patron this place quite often when small until the portion started to shrink, prices went up and the lady boss showed us her black face when we asked for extra soup. So we never went back again. Perhaps time to revisit as their ipoh hor fun is indeed almost at par with Ipoh. Hahaha..i was also wondering how 1 bowl can fill your tummy.

  2. I used to patron this place quite often when small until the portion started to shrink, prices went up and the lady boss showed us her black face when we asked for extra soup. So we never went back again. Perhaps time to revisit as their ipoh hor fun is indeed almost at par with Ipoh. Hahaha..i was also wondering how 1 bowl can fill your tummy.

  3. I can’t say no to good hor fun… aiyo the prawn wantan is so tempting. Didn’t know they had a shop selling this, every time i am @ sea park- it’s all about the duck

  4. ivywong78 – The usual case la, attitude changes when business picks up. They were semi-friendly though when I visited them that day, though the son/cook seems like permanently in a PMS-mode kinda face. neko-hime – Kekeke..if you are a hor fun lover, you gotta check this one out. Do you know till now I have yet to taste Sunrise’s roast duck!? Ai Wei – Yea everything there is excellent, really worth trying. So all these while you just hunt around Cheras and KL?

  5. Sugar Bean – Go right now!! SunwayMas area lagi more places to explore.limmeiyen – Kekeke…Kepong also got one very nice kai si hor fun!daphnesu – Have you heard of this place before this?ling_239 – No doubt, but a bit too pricey though.

  6. yammylicious* – Kakkaka…head fast to SEA Park for your fix then! sc_food4thot – Yea, sometimes after eating hor fun will feel pretty thirsty too.Christine – SS2 is my usual hunting ground too for lunch on weekdays.jacksonkah – Yes, ayam sihat negara maju!!! babe_kl – Oh you mean the Imbi one? The Kepong kai si hor fun is in Kepong Baru, one of the stall at the Wai Sik Kai near the police station.

  7. u seem to be always gng to my primary school haunts ;p glad to know tht it’s still nice šŸ™‚ if u’re around that vicinity in the evening, go round the corner to a coffee shop (i dun remember the name), at the corner of the terrace houses and the cinema, and thr’s a stall selling tong sui and other snacks. i like almost every tong sui, esp the gandum (i think only mon, wed, fri– other days are black glut rice). i also love the chee cheong fun. simple fare which u may find nothing special, but jt letting u know of this place šŸ™‚

  8. yeah… normally around cheras and KL area. lazy to go far far away. haha. but then always din bring along camera if dining in PJ or Klang area. next time must not forget my camera no matter where i am

  9. Jun – Oh yea? Kekeke…ok will check out the tong sui place one of these days. I like almost all tong sui too, as long as it is not bitter.citygal – Kakaka..snobbish and skeptical Ipoh girl! Ai Wei – Of coz, not that you are a food blogger oredi. Its a cardinal sin not to bring your camera along!

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