Monday, January 11, 2010

Choy Kee (Chai Kee) Sungkai, Perak

Pork knuckles and Stir Fried Sang Yee fish meat with Spring Onions Yau Mak and Minced Meat Tofu I stopped by this restaurant on one of my trip back to the Northern states. Sungkai is a small town in Perak and Choy Kee is located on the main street in the town itself. To find this restaurant, just take a right turn after the Sungkai Plus toll exit and then turn left before a petrol station into the main street in the town. This is a small no frills family restaurant and it is a favourite pit stop for many travelers on the old trunk road. Choy Kee is famous for its’ Pig Trotters and Sang Yee fish meat (Haruan, Snakehead fish) dish. Apart from these dishes, we also ordered the Minced Meat Tofu and Stir Fried Yau Mak (Romaine lettuce). The pork knuckle looked rather plain but is full of taste and flavour. It has a nice aroma of star anise, not too much but just the right amount to complement the rich tasty pork knuckle. The meat is also very tender and smooth. This dish is garnished with nice crunchy sawi vegetable. The haruan (sang yee) meat is fresh and the natural sweetness of the fish is maintained in this dish by frying it with crunchy spring onions. This Sang Yee dish is simple and nice! We ordered the tofu for the kids. It looks and tastes more like a home cooked tofu dish than a restaurant one. There is nothing to shout about the Yau Mak dish but the yau mak is crunchy and fresh. The total bill for 6 adults and 3 children came up to be RM81. Address Choy Kee Sungkai No. 35 Jalan Besar, 35600, Sungkai, Perak Tel : 05 4386287 HP 019 3369609 Opening Hours : 10am to 9pm Map to Choy Kee, Sungkai, Perak

14 comments:

Chris said...

sungkai, near to my hometown ipoh.

[SK] said...

wow, only RM81 for a total 9 of you?? that's a good deal.. the pork knuckles doesn't look attractive, but i think it taste nice right??

tuti said...

comfort food. on the road find this type of food can 'open appetite'. ;)

CheaHS@n said...

Pete you are in the wrong lane, pit stop is in Sepang haha. All my years of travelling will only stop at R&R hardly exit and 'refill' like what you did. Maybe high time to change lane, engage low gear and get out of the rat race no more fer-lari days, have to move the podium. Thanks for the tips.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

cheap !!! but too far for me to go ler..

Mei Teng said...

The pork knuckles looked pretty fat eh?

smallkucing said...

To me the Pork Knuckle looks delicious coz i memang "gila babi". Love pork very much. Hmm if ever we go Ipoh, will ask hubby to stop by Sungkai ato have a taste of this

wenn said...

nice, looks more like home-cooked food.

foongpc said...

Sounds cheap, the food not bad, eh? : )

reanaclaire said...

hi Pete..thanks for your kind words...
tonight we also hv pork knuckle for dinner...now i see also like chai... i think i wont eat meat for a number of days from now... :)

Christine said...

I'm used to seeing pig trotters cut into smaller pieces. But if the flavour is good, it's worth a taste!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Pork knuckles is a treat! Yum!

Ayie said...

I miss those dishes, not easily bought around here even if we have chinese restaurants around

lee said...

Its good to see the old place still up running. I spent many a good year helping my mum and dad run their business before he sold up around 5 years ago.

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