Recalling an old post of mine on Kum Kee Chicken Rice (but it's the roast pork that's great!), this is kinda like Part 2 of that post as PL finally made good on her promise and took us again to Tian Hong in Salak South (it was closed earlier) for her favourite Char Siew (BBQ Pork). We turned up at Tian Hong just about noon and managed to get one of the last two tables; sitting along the corridor.
Kedai Kopi Tian Hong is one of those old coffeeshops that's situated below some walk up flats; reminding me of something similar to those around Jalan Alor.
Despite all that activity, things still look quite orderly (pic taken after lunch)
We ordered two versions of Char Siew....
I tried a bit of the lean char siew and though it tasted good; on the sticky sweet side (well caramelized), the meat was too lean for me as I found it a tad hard.
and my order....THE NOT SO LEAN :p
I definitely prefer this version as it was better in texture and easier to chew on. It's got a different bite to it. How do I put it? If char siew cuts were given a gender, Tian Hong's char siew would be a MALE. It's a "rugged" char siew! Hahaha....This ranks third on my list of fave char siew.
1st place is a tie between Famous Seremban Favourites (Left) and Spring Golden (Right); different in their own way and the best on my list.
We also ordered a small portion of Roast Pork to try. It was nice; tender and moist. However, Tian Hong's char siew is the better choice.
And a rare sight...the father whom apparently has relinquished his duties and resigned himself to doing "background work", leaving the orders and front counter to his wife and sons. I am amused that the father is so colour co-ordinated, wearing matching blue gloves with his blue polo T-shirt. Even one of his sons was telling me, "Quick, go take a pic of him!". Maybe it's 'cos he is seldom seen out at the front of the shop or he was amused too to see his dad that colour co-ordinated! ;o)
Read Epicurious Girl's review HERE
Click HERE for The Star article (with GPS coordinates)
Kedai Kopi Tian Hong
A82, Jalan Tuanku 2
Taman Salak Selatan
Tel : 03-7983 0557
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