Kien Kee Spicy Soup @ Seri Kembangan

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    Seri Kembangan, to most KL city folks, is well off the beaten track. However, SK was our favourite playground during our teen years. For those who are new here, we used to reside in SK when we first started this blog, hence the numerous reviews on eateries around SK. This little Chinese village is jam packed with loads of good food and Kien Kee Sup Pedas Ayam Kampung located behind the Post Office in Jalan Besar Seri Kembangan is one of them.
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    So naturally Kien Kee became a default place for lunch when we were around SK to run some errands one weekend. Kien Kee is situated at an almost hawker center like area with small “make shift” office lots and a centre courtyard. It can get pretty warm towards noon at the non air conditioned area, due to the zinc roof top. Fortunately for us, we managed to secure table at the air conditioned area pretty quickly.
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    The signature spicy soup, also known as lat thong (辣汤) in Chinese was first served. The clear soup is laden with various porcine goodness such as pork meat, stomach, intestine and liver. Do not be deceived by the clear looking soup as the soup is full of crushed peppercorns that gave it a distinctive spicy taste.


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    The soup was good but not as good as before because the flavour of the soup was lack of that spicy kick.
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    We also tried their “Fa Tiu” claypot chicken (花雕鸡). The tender chicken pieces are coated with thick, dark caramelised soy sauce which goes really well with a bowl of white rice. The addition of hua diao, a type of rice wine originated from Shao Xing, China gave it a nice whiff.
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    steamed tofu
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    and some greens for a balanced meal

    The total bill came out to RM 65 for the four of us.  It was pretty reasonable though not entirely cheap. The spicy soup was pretty decent but the piece de resistance is the hua diao chicken. The hole in the wall ambiance added to the whole dining experience as well.


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    Restoran Kien Kee
    D-1, Jalan 10/3
    43300 Seri Kembangan
    Tel: 012-350 9900
    Opens 9am to 3pm, 6pm to 9pm, close on Monday
    N 3 1.332 E 101 42.29099

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    14 Comments

    • J2Kfm says:

      Yeah, this Lat Thong is behind some police station or post office right?
      My old time neighbour used to tell us bout this, but somehow, SK’s all but lost on me ….

    • coketai says:

      Well!! Time fly…….I still remember reading your blog when both of you still study in Uni and now you call those old time ” teen years” !!! ha! ha!……I thought there was not long ago..most probably 3 years ago!!

      Anyway …I still follow your blog form the very first day and I will continue to do so as long as both of you continue to blog!! Keep up the good job!

      LY.Tai

    • KY says:

      the best place to go if u are looking to cure sinus! absolutely love their spicy soup

    • ulric says:

      SK used to be near my old hometown too…

      U r right…the Lat Thong used to have a spicier kick to it….still it’s better than the famous Sg Chua’s…

      The “Fa Tiu” claypot chicken is still the best…can whack multiple bowls of rice with it…hahaha…

    • Casino says:

      spicy or not..I like soup it makes my day or night..it lightens me and refreshes ..thanks for sharing this one..

    • hApPy HappY says:

      I love soup and I will be there one of these days. Thanks.

    • i remember having this long ago when i was working at serdang. i dont really like the pork but the claypot chicken is really nice

    • Ciki says:

      ah! had one version of this before in Kajang but it wasn’t very good. This one sounds a lot better! Love peppercorn heavy pork soup with “Cheong” especially when I have a case of the chills on rainy nights :)
      .-= Ciki´s last blog ..Surisit Thai Kopitiam @ TTDI =-.

    • Anonymous says:

      I started to eat there since they open in year 199x. For over 10 years me and my families and friends frequently having our meal there whenever we travel to Kl. The price started from RM4-5 per person(in year 199x), and now double up to RM10 person!
      I think during the father’s time the soup and the chicken was very nice. Now the taste is so diff!
      I went there again yesterday. The place still very old and not so clean, but i was expecting good food even i saw the price is RM10/person! There are not much customer, I wonder…, but then I understand why. The man who serve us keep pushing us to order more, we were only 7 adults, but he insist us to order 6-pax soup and 6-pax chicken, and he mentioned the portion were very small. At last I order for 4-pax each, plus some vege and taufu, and it cost me about RM140!
      Imagine a bowl of RM40 soup and RM40 chicken, what is the size of food and chicken you were looking? so small portion, and not worth at all. The soup was tasteless, the chicken was like only cover with dark soya sauce, and really as he mentioned, very small portion. Perhaps will need to spend over RM200 at this small eatery shop to fullfill 7 people’s meal!
      My advice is, don’t waste your money there if you’re looking for tasty food.
      For over 10 years I’ve been there with lots of good memory, I’m sad to say that this is the end of it, and I will never go back there again for the rest of my life!

    • Mandy says:

      I started to eat there since they open in year 199x. For over 10 years me and my families and friends frequently having our meal there whenever we travel to Kl. The price started from RM4-5 per person(in year 199x), and now double up to RM10 person!
      I think during the father’s time the soup and the chicken was very nice. Now the taste is so diff!
      I went there again yesterday. The place still very old and not so clean, but i was expecting good food even i saw the price is RM10/person! There are not much customer, I wonder…, but then I understand why. The man who serve us keep pushing us to order more, we were only 7 adults, but he insist us to order 6-pax soup and 6-pax chicken, and he mentioned the portion were very small. At last I order for 4-pax each, plus some vege and taufu, and it cost me about RM140!
      Imagine a bowl of RM40 soup and RM40 chicken, what is the size of food and chicken you were looking? so small portion, and not worth at all. The soup was tasteless, the chicken was like only cover with dark soya sauce, and really as he mentioned, very small portion. Perhaps will need to spend over RM200 at this small eatery shop to fullfill 7 people’s meal!
      My advice is, don’t waste your money there if you’re looking for tasty food.
      For over 10 years I’ve been there with lots of good memory, I’m sad to say that this is the end of it, and I will never go back there again for the rest of my life!

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