Keong Kee Herbal Soup 强记补品 @ Pudu, K.L
Before dessert time at Restoran Ruby, we had our dinner at Keong Kee Herbal Soup which is a popular dining spot for those who craving for Chinese steamed soups and simple homey dishes.
The eatery/stall is set on a open space in front of a public car park, with zinc roof top and completed with simple plastic chairs and tables.
The menu isn’t exceptionally extensive with their signature steamed soups and several (less than 20 choices) meat and vegetable dishes. Although there are more than 10 types of soups in the menu but I believe they are served on a rotating basis.
Coconut water, Chrysanthemums tea & Iced Chinese tea.
Coconut Chicken Soup
This is one of the soups in the menu that commonly accepted by many apart from the more “exotic” selection such as Pork Brain Chinese Herbal Soup, Squirrel Chinese Herbal Soup, Turtle Chinese Herbal Soup and Terrapin Chinese Herbal Soup. ( ﾟoﾟ)
Served in a old coconut, the pipping hot soup was pretty satisfying. The broth was intensely flavoured with the essence of the ingredients (chicken and coconut) encapsulated in the broth.
Wild Boar Curry
Thick, creamy and chock full of wild boar meat and potatoes. With just the right level of spiciness, the fragrance of the spices and coconut milk was apparent. The wild boar meat was surprisingly tender (it’s not as tough as I thought it would be) and the soft potatoes were so good after absorbing the flavours of the gravy. Was regret not getting myself a plate of rice to go with this. (｡･･｡)
Braised Chiken with Black Fungus & Ginger
The chicken dish on the other hand was pretty average as the flavour was rather monochromatic and the chicken was dry and coarse.
Salted Fish Bean Sprout
Fat and crunchy bean sprouts generously crowned with bits of salted fish, no complaint on this.
Total bill was RM44.00 for the above food and drunks, included 1 plate of rice.
Verdict: Definitely not a bad choice to assuage one’s yearning for homey Chinese boiled soup (steamed soup in this case). Prices are really wallet friendly, nothing too fancy (except those exotic soups), just hearty wholesome food served in a fuss-free setup.
Keong Kee Herbal Soup 强记补品
Changkat Thambi Dollah, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 5.00pm onward, daily