Ask any KL-lites for the best siu yoke in town and 8 out of 10 of them will mention Wong Kee! Finding this place was quite a challenge, if you are not familiar with the Pudu area. Parking is notorious as well! Since it’s within walking distance from Shaw Parade, so it would be easier to just park your car inside the building.
Patrons must comply with certain rules here:
Rule #1: Siu Yoke is only available starting from 12.30noon sharp, not even a minute early. One can only place his/her order from 12.30noon too.
Rule #2: Place your order with the Indonesian maid. There isn’t any sign of acknowledgement but they will remember your order.
We were there at 12.45 pm and the place was packed to the brim with hungry patrons! We tried placing our order with the lady owner but she just chose to ignore us. OK, we shall turn to her Chinese workers and they gave us the same responses. Our last resort was to talk to the foreign worker and she mumbled a soft “yes”, without jotting down anything. Shall we take that as an indicator that our food was ordered? There’s nothing else that we can do right? You have to wonder why the owner is even in business as he is miserable and has a bad attitude.
Rule #3: Exert patience as the typical waiting time during peak hours ranges from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Siu Yoke (RM 14.50 per strip). With a luscious interior and perfectly crisp crackling, this is everything roast meat should be. The flavorful and succulent meat has the ideal ratio of fats vs lean meat, and it literally just melt in your mouth.
Not to forget the most sought after crackling and crispy skin – addictive stuff!
Wong Kee truly lives up to it’s name. We really enjoyed our siew yoke, but we hated the grueling wait time. It is best to come by after 130pm, as the lunch crowd slowly dies off.
Wong Kee (王美记)
Off Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.139231, 101.711308
Phone: 03-2145 2512 / +6012-2690660
Time : 12.30 – 4.30 pm