Monday, May 04, 2009

Sin Kee, Brickfields, with Jules & L

Intrepid food explorer, Julian Si, (he who can post 10 posts by the 3rd day of the month), asked me to join him & L for the famous chicken chop and mun fan in Brickfields on one fine working day. Why not right. Afterall, it's a privilege to be dining with the Indiana Jones equivalent of the food blogger. Every nook and corner explored, no stone left unturned in discovering the ultimate map to culinary paradise. The holy grail of food, the lost ark....

Yeah, so anyway, we checked with food gurus, AWhiffofLemongrass and Boolicious of Masak Masak where lies this famed chicken chop.... and the answer was Sin Kee, Brickfields. Parking in Brickfields is a blardy nightmare, but fortunately, there's lot of illegal street parking in front of Sin Kee, and they do keep an eye out for the long arm of the law. I guess if the authorities did come, there'd be a mad scramble from each table.

Jules seems to have done his research, and knew exactly what to order. Alas, one of the dishes he ordered (can't remember what) was sold out, so he replaced it with the pork rib rice, which turned out to be fantastic.

The pork rib rice, which was a bonus.

The crunchy greens were perfectly cooked.

Yau Mak with Garlic

The trademark Mun Fan, which is served mysteriously beneath a plastic bowl, .....ah, just thinking about it makes me want to park illegally again just to savour the delights beneath.


What mysteries lie beneath? A finger slowly lifts the protection to explore the goodies therein...



Almost there...we're coming, we're coming....



Ta dah, the veil is lifted.



The famous hainanese chicken chop was good, but nothing particularly outstanding.

Famed Hainanese Chicken Chop

So, definitely worth a visit there. Warning, the place is exceedingly packed, and if you are in a group of 2 or 3, be prepared to share tables with strangers. Incidentally, the table we were sharing with were definitely experts on what to order. In fact, on several instances, I almost accidentally reached out to help myself (psychologically, on the same table, there's a certain bond)....

19 comments:

thule a.k.a leo said...

in KL, I only had Kluang Station's Hainanese Chicken Chop and not anywhere else...
But for mun fan... yummy!!! I love anything that goes with "mun"

Nic (KHKL) said...

ohhh, i am so coming too! for the maern farn! for a moment, i thought it was a loh mai gai.

i like sharing tables. it's so educational! u'll be surprised to know what you can learn from their conversations. like what the neighbour's children are up to at night. hehe...

xin said...

HAHAHHAHA. i totally und the urge of reaching out for other's food in the same table. but who knows, u might make friends with them. food brings people together right?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hahah can always say oops..sorry..didnt know u werent sharing..

damn near my office..giv me a ring when u decide to crave for that mun fan..

GFAD said...

This place is off the main road? I remember it having great fried (black?) pomfret and one more, what was it?? Something very simple - lap cheong and onion omelette? Potato & chi yoke??

Oh well, anyway it's a great place for a simple family dinner. Will bookmark this place when I'm at sis' place in Tmn Seputeh (after Robson Heights of cos..)

boo_licious said...

Been ages since I went here. Must make a visit again to savour all that yummy food.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

love the mun fan here...especially seafood mun fan with loads of lup cheong. yummy. they make the best mun fan in town. the deep fried pomfret is also good. atcherly, u shuda called Nipples and me along coz we work so close. Nips just has to dash across the road and he's there (assuming he's fit la)...no need to give him so much advance notice...2 minutes enuff di. let him pant a bit.

thenomadGourmand said...

all this posts, one after atr abt this shop...cannot tahan la..i'm dashing there soon. Open on weekends?

Bangsar-bAbE said...

They do a mean sambal petai prawns too! =)

worldwindows said...

Really good stuff. Simple dishes to keep the stomach and soul happy.

mh said...

Wah...nice pictures. Am already drooling. Remind me of those late nights at work, when the whole team will gathered at Sin Kee and have dinner!!! Yum yum!!!

qwazymonkey said...

Oooh great mind thinks alike. Guess it's in the genes. LOL. I was planning to bring McCutie there too next weekend. McC's not been there before. Then again, maybe we'll go on a weekday. Crowd on weekend's insane!

Miss the Mun Farn there. The yummy wax sausages hidden underneath the bowl. Can just taste it now. And the fish! Aiyo, my taste so same with my BFF. And the pork chop!

fatboybakes said...

qwazymonkey, great minds think alike indeed, look at MY latest post. definitely genetic.

mh, i seem to be the only one who didnt know about this place!

worldwindows, yeah, stomach and soul happy, heart not...

bangsarbabe, OOOH, I LOVE SAMBAL PETAI!

TNG, oh, u never been either ah? YAY!!!!!

fatboybakes said...

thamby, i wasnt the organiser wor, so i didnt want to take liberties of calling everyone lor. you know, like diana krall.

boolicious, call us la. lets all go. i want to try the other stuff.

GFAD, when u back again?

fatboybakes said...

nipples, yeah, lets all congregate there on of these lunchtimes.

xin, aitelyu, some more i was at the "border", ie, the strangers were sitting next to me.

hairy berry, alas, i think our table mates were speaking tamil, and since thamby wasn't there to translate, i can only surmise they were saying, APALA, these chinks aitelyu, eyeing our food like hawks only, they dunno how to order one ah?

thule, aiyo, that's sad. you've ONLY ever had chicken chop at kluang station? wo de tien!!!!

Alexandra@Chefspiration said...

I live a minute away from this place! haha...should invite me la! :P

irresistible said...

they have very nice steam yu nam as well u knw!!!

Julian Si said...

Bro, let me know when u back. Lets get our Blogmakan-kaki out there for a big makan before I ... (dare I say it) dissapear!

Cheers bro, happy hols!!!

Julian Si said...

AHHhhhh... such fond memories :-) Cheers bro!

Jules of Abu Dhabi