Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Must Order(s) @ Sim Hap Ke, Taman Connaught, Cheras



Yes, the title says it all. Since my first visit here with Precious Pea back in 2009, I've been coming back to Sim Hap Ke now and then as I absolutely love their dishes. If it was not for the fact that it's in Cheras, I would surely dine at Sim Hap Ke even more often. I've also passed the love on to Jason and other non-bloggers like Ash and Kev (who would drive over and pack a dish or two just for his own consumption, definitely no sharing from him! hahaha...) and they too are in love with Sim Hap Ke dishes.

So, what else is there to say but to just let you know what are those dishes that I love...and that if you are ever there (for the first time) and don't know what to order...here are some dishes that you might want to try. Well, these are my "must order(s)" whenever I'm there - I don't eat all these in one visit of course!
Caution : with such delicious dishes (especially those with gravy), one is bound to order an extra bowl (or two) of rice!

Salt & Pepper Deep Fried Squid
Now, this is tricky...Sim Hap Ke dishes up their Deep Fried Squid great...tricky 'cos you gotta choose between the Salt & Pepper


Salted Egg Yolk Deep Fried Squid
The Salted Egg Yolk style ...obviously the Salted Egg Yolk has a "heavier" batter as compared to the "cleaner" Salt & Pepper but seriously, both are great.

3 Flavour Chicken
The 3 Flavour Chicken. Oops...ribs! I ordered this meaty dish and kept thinking it was chicken! This is a another flavourful dish - Lemon & Butter sauce with Curry Leaves. Another palate pleasing dish.

Stewed Pork Belly (Tung Po Yuk)
Now, I'm sure this would please pork lovers...the Stewed Pork Belly (Tung Po Yuk) comes resting on a bed of delicious preserved mustard cabbage (mui choy) with some steam buns (Mantau) on the side. The meat (and the fats) itself is tender and flavourful. I sure you can see how tender the meat is from the photo itself.

Salt Baked Clams (Lala)
Salt Baked Clams (Lala) - this is a simple dish but yet one that satisfies even a non seafood lover like me. The smokey taste clings onto the meat. Have it with your rice or with an order of lettuce on the side. By the way, this dish goes well with beer! :o) The clam shells doesn't escape too, they can a good licking! Haha..

Fried Lotus Root
Fried Lotus Root - found elsewhere too but Sim Hap Ke does a mean and wonderful crunchy version of it. So, it deserves a mention too.

It's no wonder this place is pack during the usual lunch and dinner time...I come here early to avoid the crowd. I even call ahead and ask if they have clams before I make my way there (just to make sure). There was one time I went on a Saturday with my family, told my friends about it and they made me take them there the very next day, Sunday! Crazy...but crazy nice, you know what I mean?

Sim Hap Ke
26 Jalan Waras 1
Taman Connaught
56000 Kuala Lumpur
Opens Daily (except Thursdays) : 11:30am - 3pm, 5.30pm - 10pm
Tel : 012-319 3381

Overheard at Fisherman's Wharf during my trip to San Francisco
Kid : Mom, do you know where we are going?
Mom : I don't know about you, but I'm going crazy!!!


J said...

Oooh. Yums. Everything looks delicious! I think I would have a mighty hard time choosing between those 2 sotongs - luv both preparations....

choi yen said...

Oh...all those dishes difinitely will ruin my diet plan >.<

Precious Pea said...

Seriously, am drooling over those lovely dishes now.

jason said...

Oh yesh, the delish of Salt Baked Lala!

Marrie said...

Yummy...I bet its also your good photography skills that made it looked so darn delicious...lol

Marrie said...

Yummy..I bet its also your good photography skills that make the food looked so darn delicious...mm...:-)

ilene said...

Please 'tar pau' for me the stewed pork with the mantau. hmm...yummy... Gee, I just had my lunch and now my stomach is growling upon seeing your pics!

wmw said...

J : Order both at one sitting then, hahaha...

Choi Yen : Eat first, think later...

Precious P : We should come back here again next time you're in town.

Jason : Yum! Yum!

Marrie : Thanks but the dishes are really good too leh...

Ilene : Come go makan! :o)

kumfye said...

damn tempting wei...you make me missing the food in malaysia early in the morning

Pureglutton said...

Hey WMW, I hv blogged about this - abt our funny incident there - all because you said it was "Chicken" LOL!

Baby Sumo said...

Love the food here! Everything is so tasty :) My fav is the salted egg squid.

wmw said...

kumfye : Which part of the world are you at right now?

Pureglutton : Hahaha.. yah, funny...left a comment on your blog post.

Baby Sumo : I'm torn between salted egg yolk squid and the salt & pepper style. Yes, enjoy the food here!

Simon Seow said...

Oh my god, it looks so good but quite hard for me to get people to eat with me, sigh.

wmw said...

Simon : You come and fetch me and the rest, I'm sure we'll go with you to eat! Hahaha....