Sometime in 2008, both Precious Pea and Teckiee who stayed near me initially moved further away. I felt a tinge of sadness (cue music from the violin! Hahaha...) as my days for "sudden" (read : ad hoc) food adventures came to an end. But of late, my grey clouds have been lifted and such adventures are back with Jason moving up to Petaling Jaya and staying a stone's throw away from me!
So, it was one weekend when we decided to take a drive to an unfamiliar territory and try out this place that Jason had read about. He told me that the place didn't have a signboard but is known as Lim Kee. I forgot to ask how that name came about! It was rather ad hoc and I didn't bring my camera and had to borrow Jason's (we actually took turns to take photos with the same camera-I think this is something only food bloggers would understand!) to take these set of pics.
Located at a shack behind Full Gospel Assembly (FGA) building, I didn't really know what to expect but was briefed by Jason they were well known for dishing out yummy stuff. When I saw the crowd and saw what they were eating, I knew we were going to have a good meal.
We arrived there during peak dinner time. Our orders were promptly taken though and we just followed whatever Penny, the lady boss/staff (we never ascertain who she was) recommended. We wanted to try this and that and that and this and I think we ended up ordering more than enough for the two of us :p
First up - Sweet Potato noodles. I expected it to be the dry version like the one in Hua Xing, Sg. Way. It was fried the usual Hokkien style with prawns, meat and vegetables. I love the added topping of the crispy fried lard. The noodle on its own didn't taste as fragrant as Hua Xing's version though, a bit too wet for my liking.
Next was the Fried Glass Noodles with bitter gourd -I actually thought the bitter gourd would be stir fried together with the noodles and hadn't noticed when I took this photo that it was actually served on the side. You can see the bitter gourd at the other end of the plate ;p. This glass noodles was nice and not oily (the bits of crispy fried lard do not count!). It definitely fared better than their sweet potato noodles.
This was the special for that weekend. A special East meets West Pork dish. It has a fruity tasting sauce that complimented the tender pork. We both loved it - ate it all up and left the plate almost squeaky clean (I drank the gravy up!). It seems they have different specials on different weekends. So, if you're looking to try this out, do note that you may not get to on certain weekends. Call ahead and find out the specials if you want to know.
When I heard they had Fried Abacus Seeds, I could not possibly pass up on it. Again, both Jason and I loved the taste. The minced meat and dried prawn bits combined made this flour mixture of yam & tapioca a delight to eat. It's cooked in a different way as the one from the stall in Nam Chuan, Bangsar but both have their good merits.
Eating here was an enjoyable experience and in a surrounding not often seen nowadays. I've been back to this place and will continue to do so as the prices are reasonable and most food items are yummy! Unless you are one of those who can't bring yourself to eat in a shack (read : quite particular about hygiene), you'll find yourself making a visit here, if not often but still occasionally just like me.Others who have gone into the shack :
Lim Kee Fried Noodles
Shack behind FGA (Full Gospel Assembly) Building
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama
Tel : 03-7981 1972
Opens from 6 pm-12 am
Close on alternate Mondays
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
~ Oprah Winfrey
~ Oprah Winfrey