I’m new here…

There were others here before and we did drop by to look around but I do not recall ever seeing anything that tickled our fancy and eating there. Well, these guys are new…

Ah Kiet Restaurant

…and we went to check it out the other day.

There is a kampua mee stall…

Ah Kiet Restaurant kampua mee stall

…and a dim sum stall…

Ah Kiet Restaurant dim sum stall

…and I think there are two other stalls that are still vacant or they were not open that day.

At the back, they have this chap fan (mixed rice) place…

Ah Kiet Restaurant chap fan 1

…that seemed to be immensely popular…

Ah Kiet Restaurant chap fan 2

…so my missus and I joined the queue to pick what we wanted.

She had these (RM6.00 with a bowl of complimentary soup)…

Ah Kiet Restaurant, chap fan - my missus' picks

…and she said the kangkong belacan was very nice and so was the tofu. She let me try the sweet and sour fish fillet and it was really good, better than some of the ones we’ve had at some of the chu char (cook and fry) restaurants.

I also took the pork with tau cheo (salted bean paste) that she had but I thought it was rather salty, nothing really great. Of course, I did not miss the stewed egg…

Ah Kiet Restaurant chap fan - my picks

…and I liked the cangkuk manis fried with egg. As for the brinjal with minced pork, I think I prefer that with sambal especially the one here. I requested for some curry gravy to be poured over the rice and there was no extra charge for that so mine was also RM6.00 too with the complimentary soup.

I rather like their system. You join the queue and they will get the rice for you in a tray and then one of the ladies will take what you pick…and go all the way down the line where there is a counter and you can pay before taking your tray to a table to enjoy the food. You will have to help yourself to the complimentary soup though – nobody is going to get it for you.

We did not try anything from the kampua stall but I did order this lor mai kai (RM4.50)…

Ah Kiet Restaurant lor mai kai

…from the aforementioned dim sum stall. It tasted all right except that it was over-steamed/cooked till the pulut (sticky rice) was way too soft so much so that when I removed it from the foil cup, it could not retain the shape of the cup and just went flat.

On the other hand, the prawn siew mai (RM5.00)…

Ah Kiet Restaurant prawn siew mai

…was very very good – I certainly enjoyed that a lot. I sure would want to go back there again to try some of the other things that they are selling at their stall.

AH KIET RESTAURANT (2.317307, 111.850023) is located right behind Comfort Furniture among the shops beside the Selemo traffic lights along Lorong Ling Kai Cheng 2, off Jalan Deshon if you are coming from town or you can go in via Lorong Ling Kai Cheng 4 if you are coming down from Teku or Ulu Sg Merah. The very popular kampua mee (and fried kompia stuffed with minced meat) place, Sing Ming Kee Cafe is in that same block of shops at the other end on the left.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

18 thoughts on “I’m new here…”

  1. Stainless Steel Trays? Nice! Always neat the first time you visit a new place, too!

    Most places here use plastic and hot food on plastic can be harmful to health. Melamine isn’t much better, it seems. Yes, and the best part is when it is worth checking out and one gets to find some good stuff at these places.

  2. I know that this is a repeat comment… but RM6!!! for that entire tray! You can’t even get a pack of chewing gum in Australia for that it seems.

    Yes, less than AUD2.00. At times, it is good to live in a small town where nothing much ever happens. 😀

  3. I like lo mai kai, but can’t eat much as it’s glutinous rice which makes me bloated…

    You are like old people. My late dad would never eat anything with glutinous rice, could not digest, he said, so it caused stomach discomfort.

  4. This is the first time I saw chap fan using this type of tray. So much varieties of food to choose from. Oppss….they should have a cabinet with cover for the food. Prawn siew mai for me anytime.

    I know those trays of food in the 2nd photograph have covers – seen them elsewhere, all covered so you will have to open one by one to see what’s inside or they will open all for you when they see there are customers. Here, when I was there, there were so many customers, no chance to cover. A lot of young boys like college students but no college or university nearby – I wonder where they all came from…and no, I did not see any flies hovering around, otherwise I would not want to eat from there.

  5. I like the way the rice is served.. separately from the rice so that it wont turn soggy and messy… Nice concept!

    Yes, and not on plastic – that is not good for health, hot food on plastic plates. Everyone should stop that bad practice.

  6. RM6 chap fan for 2 meat n 2 vege? I would eat that everyday! It’s hard to find ‘economy’ chap fan these days. Easily cost RM7-8 for just 1 meat and 1 vege and the price is not consistent one. LOL

    Oh? And I thought RM6 is a bit pricey for Chinese chap fan here, usually RM5, I think but they pile everything on your plate, servings a bit less.

  7. I like how neat it is to have your food in a tray like that. The price is really reasonable with the amount of dishes.

    Yes, and tasted good too! Wouldn’t mind going back there again. I sure would want to try the dim sum, the rest that they have to offer.

  8. Prawn siu mai will always be great if done correctly, I cant get enough of those with a bit of you, lemon and chilli sauce its so yum

    1st time having prawn siu mai – usually it is har kao, the whole shrimps in the white translucent skin. This can be good too, the well-made ones.

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