Heng Kee Restaurant is a traditional Chinese coffee shop located on the left hand side of China Street in Penang. For those who are not familiar with this part of town, China Street is directly in front of the Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng). This place serves mainly chu char with variety of home-cooked style dishes.
It was much easier for us to patronized this place as it is open on Sunday. For the first dish of Curry Tumis, we chose to have the Kui Kau fish. The fresh pieces of fish were cooked in the appetizing tamarind gravy with lots of lady fingers and tomatoes. Its taste is less sourish and not as oily compared to those from Sin Kheng Aun Restaurant.
There are a few choices of fish to choose from
I recommend you to try this very unusual dish of Kangkung Ham Har. So far this is my first encounter with this dish. I would not have known about it if not introduced by the owner. The kangkung is blanched and served with fried minced Ham Har which really brings out the flavor for this dish. It has some dried prawns and fried garlic, very flavorful and slightly salty.
Just love this tasty and simple vegetable dish
We got ourselves the old time favorite home-cooked dish of Mui Choy Pork Belly. The preserved Mui Choy (dried salted veggie) has a light taste and goes well with the pieces of pork belly. It’s an everlasting dish for me and I think it is for many of you too!
Typical dish of Mui Choy Chu Yoke commonly serve in most household
There are many variations of Tau Fu dish in chu char stalls. Over in this place, they serve the Tau Fu with Fish, which is a combination of smooth tau fu and fish slices cooked in bean paste (Tau Cheong) gravy. The gravy tasted good with the sweetness from the fish. Great dish to go with rice.
The shop only serves certain boiled beverages. We got ourselves some chrysanthemum tea and nutmeg. The drinks together with the dishes cost around RM37. I am glad to be introduced to this chu char stall by my friend, Mrs Goh who loves the curry tumis.
If you wish to try out the above dishes, do drop in to this shop which is three houses away from the junction of China Street/King Street. Click here for the Map Location. It is low in profile with only a single stall selling Chee Cheong Chok.
Kedai Makanan Heng Kee
60 China Street
Closed on Monday
Business Hour : Lunch till dinner hour
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