Sunday, September 28, 2008

Service by Wheel-barrow


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!


Don't let the bungalow throw you off...

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Around the back is where all the ACTION is!

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Some Beggar's Chicken restaurants in Selangor mainly cater to the Dinner crowd.
Luckily New Heong Kee is open for lunch too.

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Not only can you have chicken, but there's also beggar's duck, beggar's mutton etc... but just make sure you call one day in advance to book your meal (see end of blog for contact number).

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Apparently during peak hour, this hot bed can cook up to 50 beggar's chicken parcels.

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Speaking of which, there is ours!

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The mud with which they wrap the chicken.

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Service by wheelbarrow! lol.


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A massive longan tree grows in the backyard...
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I wonder if longan is for dessert...

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Here's our lunch, being unwrapped.

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layer, after layer...

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Until our chicken emerges!

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Presenting.. the Beggar's Chicken!

Brown, Glistening and smoking hot...

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Another signature dish here is the reconstituted fish.. if done well, this dish truly rocks.

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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

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This is the inside of our beggar's chicken stuffed full with the Chinese herbs. The chicken flesh was infused with this herbal flavour.

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This is a photo of all that was left of our meal. Not bad for just TWO persons, right? ;)

Add:
New Heong Kee,
446, Batu7.5, Jalan Ulu Kelang,
68000 Selangor,
Tel: 03 4106 8698
Business hours: 12pm - 10pm

Food:6/10
Service:8/10
MSG levels: nil
Salt levels: high
Oil factor: low


28 comments:

J2Kfm said...

no wonder you named it RE-constituted fish! :)
hhahaha ... not bad eh? skins intact can stuff back the fish paste inside the whoel fish.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

definitely a good result from that those bones..

Lianne said...

you and your hubby knows a lot of lubang eh ... great find!

CUMI & CIKI said...

j2kfm:
yup.. hard to find this in KL

joe:
we were hungry ..lol

lianne:
the zoo is pretty far.. got to get psyched to go.. haha

Aun said...

wow, in my youth, about 20 years ago, one had to travel all the way to the arse end of banting, near bukit jugra, to have such goodies. by the time you arrive back in KL you're hungry again.
must be the same people, the genetically modified fish was their signature dish too.

backstreetgluttons said...

we thoz the Beggar had become rich and now has started one of those swanky Old Street Chicken Kafes with wifi or something in some hypermarket near PandanIndah!

you din eat the double wishbone ah ? or take it home as a sentimental double-pin , for the balance ?

Julian Si said...

Such an impressive post of an obscure place ... WELL DONE!!

CUMI & CIKI said...

aun:
If we r not mistaken bukit jugra only open for dinner. What's more, too far. genetically engineered fish! lol.. so cute;D

bsg:
we ate it, we broke it, we wished on in! .. the fishbone!

jules:
thx :D

kampungboycitygal said...

eh this hubby wife team can really eat..i was almost fooled by u guys at coca the other day! I alwiz tot that beggars chic can only be found at banting. haha

CUMI & CIKI said...

kbcg:
nice to meet you there too!

Bobo said...

After reading your blog, Mouth sudah watering -
I have this craving for 'begger's chicken'.
BTW Bukit Jugra also serves at lunch time... but too far.

fatboybakes said...

ARGH, i was looking for my comment, and realised i had commented when my kid's gmail account was still opened, so i actually posted under his name! AUN!!! THAT's ME, EFF BEE BEE!!!!

Nic (KHKL) said...

what did you wish for with that wishbone? hehehehe...

interesting find, this! :D

myCoffee said...

I have heard a lot about this beggar's chicken place. Now that you have tried it, do you think it's worth all the journey and all the rave?

babe_kl said...

i din like it here leh. once they recommended the pig innards done beggar style... whole dish wasted cos they smell horrible (of the din properly cleaned innards). never returned after that time hahaha

mimid3vils said...

2 of u really can eat, a whole chicken + 1 fish~~

CUMI & CIKI said...

bobo:
oh.. good to know, thanks! i thought only dina;)_

eff bee bee:
ok la.. it's u ...

nic:
i can't tell u.. if i tell u... i'd have to KILL u ! hahahahaha (i love saying that .. it's so godfatherish...)

mycoffee:
good question. actually i'd have to say.. not worth it... coz, the chicken was not bad.. but even, TWO persons gotta eat a WHOLE chicken (smallest order).. so i guess i OD-ed on it. but once in a blue moon ok ler.. ;)

babe:
i can imagine! haha.. lucky no innards with ours... !

CUMI & CIKI said...

mimi:
yea.. it nearly killed us.. had to roll home to bed..lol

Tummythoz said...

Tried beggar chicken twice in the much raved about restaurant in Ijok & didn't like it. So not too keen when heard of this place. But since you say good ..

jasmine said...

OMG. how do u learn of places like this? looks so good! but doesn't sound too worthwhile to trudge there...

Shell (貝殼) said...

wow~~ tis reconstituted fish looks special^^

CUMI & CIKI said...

tummythoz:
it's not bad as far as beggar's chicken goes.. but i know what you mean.. it doesn't rank way up there with my favourites.. beggar's chicken is too healthy.. give me siew yoke anyday..lol

jasmine:
thanks for stopping by!

shell:
uh huh:D

Life for Beginners said...

This wins, hands down, as the most creative and unusual presentation of a dish this year. Wowsers!

CUMI & CIKI said...

kenny:
lol.. wheel barrow style;)

Precious Pea said...

I am begging for a piece of the beggar chicken! Haha!

CUMI & CIKI said...

pea:
hahaha

Big Boys Oven said...

oh I never heard of this place, another good place to have a begger food! cool!

CUMI & CIKI said...

bbo:
really? another plc to consider for a get2gthr.. but a bit far fm town rite?