Monday, September 18, 2006


The original satay place has its humble beginning along the monsoon drain along the old Palm Road, on a stretch of old dingy sheds. When the city councils banned all the side-street stalls, they were relocated to Hui Sing Hawkers' Centre. The original satay stall has 2 stalls there; one selling satay and the other selling home-cooked meals. It also has a bigger restaurant-style eatery at Rubber Road proper called Hap Chen Hian.

This one, its third, is operated by one of the daughter-in-laws and grandsons. Its main attraction is its pork satay (skewered meat). It serves ala carte meals as well as the set. The set meal selection is a no-brainer (when it's still on snooze mode) for me, which is good for a Sunday eat-out; just eeni mini minor mo!

There are 4 selections of the set meal to choose from, priced at RM16.80 for 3 dishes. This does not include rice. I don't know what's the magic number in 1680; other places offer the same prices for their set meals as well.

On the whole, the meal is decent for a home-cooked style meal. The soup is a bit "mucky" from over simmering of an otherwise flavorful hot pot. Generous potion: good for 3 to 4 persons. It would be a sin not to order its signature dish when dinning here; thus, you see the pork satay (below) at 35sen per stick. It's kind of thin on its slices of meat, making it a wee too dry.

Pork Satay

Preserved Mustard Green Duck Soup (Kiam Chai Ark)

Szechuan Dried Chilli Chicken

Fried Kailan With Oyester Sauce


As the name implies, it's all about nothing! Kongkaying is like grasping in the air - more like hot air with occasional fartulence. Hopefully, something aromatic will come out of it! If not...

May the Farce be With You!


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