I don’t know about you but I love a good feed when I go overseas. I find it is the best way to discover new dishes, which is why I am writing this post about Loong Kee in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown.
At about 6.00 p.m we decided we deserved to go out and have a beer after the 20000+ steps we had done during the hot day. Making our way out of our hotel we headed into the Petaling Street Market to find that perfect spot. When you get to the market you will notice it is shaped in a cross, so you can venture into the alley ways and out of the central market. This is how we came across Loong Kee. Loong Kee is your typical hole in the wall Southeast Asian restaurant with plastic tables out the front, great beer deals and waiters coaxing you to come in. This is exactly what we were after, so we took a seat directly next to the big fan to help keep cool.
Starting off with our first big beer we ordered a small plate of vegetable spring rolls and some chilli Taiwanese sausages. The small plate of spring rolls cost RM12 ($4) and you got about 5 mini spring rolls each (which is more than we thought we were getting). The sausages cost around RM2 each and came on a stick, which is a usual thing in Asia. They were sweet and peppery at the same time and had to be the stand out dish for me.
Next we ordered a small serve of fried noodles and a small serve of stir fried blachan kang kong. The fried noodles were mixed with squid, chicken, octopus and shrimp and costs RM7 ($2.30). Leaving most of the noodles to Dean, I went ahead and ate most of the stir fried blachan kang kong, which will cost you RM8 ($2.60). I love my greens and this dish was all greens with chilli, but a tad bit too salty. I think this dish would be best accompanied by some rice rather than eating it on its own.
By this stage it had started to storm and set the mood for another beer to wash all the delicious food down while we waited for the rain to subside. On our next visit to Kuala Lumpur I would definitely come back to Loong Kee for another feast.
Have you ever been to KL’s Chinatown? If so, what was your favourite place for dinner/beers?