Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Restoran Chong Thoong Kee @ Taman Tun Dr. Ismail

Craving for Ipoh "Hor Fun"? Nope, you don't have to travel all da way to Ipoh as you can have it here at Restoran Chong Thoong Kee. Located at Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI), it's not hard to find this hidden eatery if you know where is da TTDI's big market as it's actually placed next (behind) to da famous wet market. So, what's famous here?


Their signature no doubt is da "Hor Fun" (Flat Noodles). As seen above, we tried 2 different styles of their "Hor Fun"; da Soup and Dry version which is priced at RM 4 each bowl/plate. Although we wanted plain "Hor Fun" but still, we were served with not only da Flat Noodles but with Shredded Chicken, Prawns and beautifully topped with chopped Onions and fried Shallots. I personally think that da Soup version tastes better as da Dry version were too sticky, most probably because of da Oyster sauce that they used, I just didn't seem to love that kind of sauce but for sure, you have to try da Soup based Hor Fun as it's finger licking good.

Besides "Hor Fun", Chong Thoong Kee is well known for its Poached Chicken too and for sure, we wouldn't want to miss that. Darling ordered 2 persons Poached Chicken (RM 8), quite reasonable I would say as da serving was really huge! Da meat, nevertheless very tender and sweet too. Not too sure if da sweetness comes from da meat itself but I really find it delicious and enjoy every bites of it.

To enjoy da Poached Chicken, it's a must for us to have it with Bean Sprouts. Find their Bean Sprouts juicy and don't be surprised that it's only priced at RM 1 for 2 persons.

Lastly, we also tried their Prawn "Wantan" (Dumpling) which I thought they were absolutely fresh and springy. Minimum order, 5 pcs and if am not mistaken it's about RM 5 per bowl.

It was definitely one satisfying lunch for us and wouldn't mind to return again. After all, they serve good food at a very reasonable price and most of all, we don't have to travel up to da north for a scrumptious bowl of Ipoh "Hor Fun" ;)

Other reviews:-

Restoran Chong Thoong Kee
Jalan Wan Kadir 1
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI)

34 comments:

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

yummm i want to eat hor fun too..normally hav to go ipoh to eat..

ling239 said...

i love this place too ~

Merry Christmas & Happy Boxing day... ^_^

yammylicious said...

Merry Christmas to you mei yen

look so ipoh!! awww.. omg i'm so hungry and craving for hor fun ^^

Alex said...

I have been here b4 about 3 weeks back during lunch. It was packed with ppl. Food was so so only, tauge is the localised one, not as shortandcute and the Ipoh version.

Anyway, Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

Obi-Kwan Kenobi said...

I want hor fun!
Pak cham kai!
Nga choi!
WANTAN!!!

Pls send some over... pls???!

ekeng said...

wah...ipoh famous hor fun and bean sprouts chicken..can't wait to go there with my ipoh friend..haha

ai wei said...

i cam ehere before and like their the wanton n soupy hor fun ^^

team bsg said...

looks so delicious and tender,
must compare with da seapark fella soon !

happy new year ! da best is comin'

toni
dr love
autocar
lynn
chef
junior

Precious Pea said...

I have tried this place many years ago. I remembered their soup not bad, full of prawns flavour. I wouldn't mind going back again and this time I will sure order their wantan.

MeiyeN said...

joe, i think da last time i went to ipoh to have "hor fun" was like 15 years ago and now, it's so much easier to savour a bowl of ipoh "hor fun", at least we don't need travel too far away from kl city ;)

ling239, same to you! :)

yammylicious, merry xmas & happy new year to you too! quite true, very much like ipoh style yah ;)

alex, oh really? sorry to hear that but our trip here was a good one though maybe because it wasn't too pack at that time we were there since it was already quite late for lunch :)

obi-kwan, ohhh.. i wish too but i thought i can't send food over? :p

ekeng, oh... go, go, go! tell me if you and your friend like this place :)

aiwei, yeah.... da soup version is nice but not da dry ones though.. :)

teambsg, oh... da seapark one? i think it's comparable ;) happy new year to you and your team too! :D

preciouspea, you mean they have been for so long? i didn't know that... true enough that their soup is full of prawns flavour, so slurpy! :D

Jason said...

The beansprouts... must be from Ipoh :)

Big Boys Oven said...

now I am so craving for hor fun.....! happy new year and great 2008 ahead!

Cutie said...

It does look good and it makes me wanna have some. Darn... Hehe.... It's so nice to see you exploring good food all the time...

Kenny Mah said...

I usually prefer soup Hor Fun anyway... I must say it looks good. I know what I'm having for lunch today then, hehe...

Nic (KHKL) said...

so nice! so ipoh"ish"....yeah, i would have also preferred the plain hor fun...that way, we can enjoy the taste of the noodle and soup...

Obi-Kwan Kenobi said...

Haha, that's such a messed up policy.
Keep on posting up good foods and i'll imagine the tastiness in front of my laptop. *I better put a bucket under my mouth to catch all that drool.* :p

Bring me try all these makan place next time yeah? *Pls?* :)

Kenny said...

i like da big fat juicy BeanSprouts^^

ka..t said...

This place is still around? I was looking for this place a couple of months back but didn't find it (I was at the Maxis customer service center), so I thought they moved.

Happy New Year, Mei yen. May the coming year bring you good health and more good food! I believe this time next year, things will be significantly different, yes? You will be celebrating in your own home? :)

wenching & esiong said...

I haven't had a good bowl of hor fun for quite some time. Would keep this restaurant in our list to visit next time! Yeah, the price for the bean sprouts is quite reasonable.

MeiyeN said...

jason, really? you can see they are really from ipoh? :D

bigboysoven, stop da craves and go for it soon! Haha..

cutie, thanks and hope that when you try this place, you gonna love da "hor fun" here! :)

kennymah, i usually prefer to have my noodles without da soup but this time around, must say that da soupy version definitely tastes better :)

nic, ^5! :D

obi-kwan, that's for sure... when exactly you will be back to kl?

kenny, oh yes.. yummy!

kat, yes.. still around! it's right at da back not da same row as maxis anymore :) oh, happy new year to you and your loved ones too! may you have a great year ahead and all da best to you! i will be most probably spending this special day with my family, what about you?

wenching&esiong, yes.. very reasonable! only rm 1.. can you imagine?

~Christine~Leng said...

omg... you're making me drool ;P

it's been so long since I had a nice portion of ipoh hor fun..

Obi-Kwan Kenobi said...

I technically finish end of Sept. Not sure bout d open return ticket situation. I should go back in Oct.
I am learning cooking thru trial & error right now, guinea pig is of course myself.
So far it's been not too bad. :p
Will post up my cookings fairly soon for ur critique.

teckiee said...

i love smooth Ipoh taufoofah...but never liked the chicken... dont know why

Jackson said...

the hor fun look so good!! Arrr!! I wan to try!

humblebee said...

There's a branch at Damansara Perdana called TK Chong and it's opened by the same proprietor (bro & sis).I personally think that the one at TTDI serves tastier noodles if compared to the other branch. Ohh, I love their bean sprouts too...

sc said...

sorry that you didnt attend the retro christmas party that day.anyways, here's wishing u a happy new year!

Obi-Kwan Kenobi said...

Posted up the pix.
Enjoy!

Happy New Year to u!!! *in advance*

MamaBoK said...

Yummy..! and drooling..!! i'll have to put this down to eat too..:)

Primrose said...

Happy New Year, Meiyen! :)

wmw said...

Missed you at the gathering.....Happy New Year!

ling239 said...

Just drop by to wish u happy new year !! ^_^

tekko said...

there is one X Thoong Kee near Soong Kee beef noodles (Masjid Jamek area), is this the same one?

melanie said...

first of all, Happy New Year..

i went to this ipoh hor fun shop.. i find it very oily.. i ordered ipoh hor fun soup... but it came with 1 thick layer of oil on top of everything..

InkBlot said...

Oh this place! i've been there before. i live 3 minutes away in ttdi. my parents love the hor fun.