Friday, April 24, 2009

HING KET GRILL HOUSE @ Kampung Jawa, Klang

Thanks to Julian Si of Jules Eating Guide in Malaysia, now I have discovered another great eating place in Klang. In fact, most of my subsequent food posts will be featuring eateries in Klang. Today, I shall rave about my most favourite find, Hing Ket Grill House which is located at Kampung Jawa, Klang. Where? Scroll to the bottom of this post for direction, but WAIT!! Read on first, scroll down later.

Kampung Jawa seems to be a Malay kampung (village) area so it was quite a surprise to find a busy and packed Chinese restaurant located along a dusty main road, right opposite a mosque (use this as a landmark). The house which is converted into restaurant is quite big. One can choose to sit at the open-air area or the main dining area with ceiling fan or the small air-conditioned area. The grill area is located right in front of the shop, whereas other non-grilled items are whipped up at their back kitchen.
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Three different sauces were placed on our table upon seated. Fiery hot chili sauce both with and without belachan (shrimp paste) and mint sauce for their specialty grilled lamb.
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Fried Tong Fun or Glass Noodle is one of their recommended dish. Needless to say, it was in our must-order list. Priced at RM10 which I assumed it was for 3 pax, the tong fun texture was perfect!! Full of wok-hei and very tasty! Usually I tend to limit myself with tong fun because of indigestion problem, but I just couldn't help myself to 2nd helpings..ok, make it 3!
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We wanted to try their tapioca noodle but was told it was not available that day. Lady boss recommended stir-fry yam noodle (RM10) instead. It was stir-fry with black sauce, similar to Hokkien noodle version. I didn't quite like it as the texture of the yam noodle was flat. I prefer tapioca noodle with the chewy QQ texture.
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Lala Meehoon (Vermicelli with clams) was quite good too. Despite a little too tiny, the clams were fresh and sweet. Bonus point is, they are quite generous with the ingredients. This was also priced at RM10. If you ask me, go for the Fried Tong Fun!
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The Or Chien or Oyster Omelet priced at RM12 was surprisingly good. Purely omelet version without the gluey starch. Most importantly, the oysters were fresh and juicy! Good stuff especially dipped into their spicy chili sauce. This will going to be my repeat order on my next visit.
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Ahhhh...another yummy dish we had was the Salt Baked Prawns (RM19.00). It was cooked to perfection! At this point in time, we concluded that the chef at the back kitchen really rocks! We couldn't wait to come back again to try all the other items in their menu. Now, what about the grilled stuff???
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I read that Grilled Lamb is their specialty and according to Julian, it is priced at RM9 per piece. I thought the portion is quite small for that price so I suggested to order 3 pieces to try. When it was served, honestly I was not impressed at all. It looked a bit dry. I was so wrong. One bite and everyone gave thumbs up! It was soooo well marinated and tasty! It was juicy and very very tender. Oooo...the most delicious part was of course, the sinful piece of crispy fats. The mint sauce surprisingly very good too! We ended up ordering additional 3 more pieces. Looking at my bill, they charged us RM45 for the lamb so it came up to RM7.50 per piece. Not sure if they have calculated wrongly, but I will definitely ask them on my next visit.
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One bowl of white rice please!! Hubby couldn't resist from ordering rice to go with the Baked Assam Stingray (RM13). Five of us ended up sharing a small bowl of rice to go with the gravy. Personally, I find the gravy a bit on the sweet side and not spicy enough. No kick! For your information, I am still yearning for hot hot spicy food since I came back from Humen.
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From the saucy version, we ordered another portion of stingray but this time it was grilled with curry powder. A HUGE piece of stingray priced at RM18. Very meaty and satisfying!
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Priced at RM14.40 for 4 pieces, all the boys gave big thumbs up for the perfectly grilled sotong (squid).
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Lastly, the Deep Fried Crullers (char kway/you tiao) stuffed with squid paste (RM6).
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I didn't like the taste of the squid paste. If I am not wrong, they must have added my most hated artificial crabstick into the paste. Very artificial taste...not good not good. Maybe it was just me because the boys enjoyed it though.
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Not a bad coverage for a first visit eh?? A total of 11 dishes (2 orders of lamb) for 5 adults came up to RM157.00. A very reasonable price to pay for such great food. Also do read Julian's post on this great place HERE. His plate of crabs was such a killer!!! I shall have that next visit!!!

For those who are interested to give this place a try, do jot down the information below.
Hing Ket Grill House
Lot 3569 Batu 3¼
Kampung Jawa, 41000 Klang
Tel: 03-3371.3913 or 3371.0861
Opening Hours: 11.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.; 5.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.

As for the direction, as copied from Julian's blog:
Described as: Not far from Connaught Bridge TNB Power station
Directions: Courtesy of food.malaysiamostwanted.com
It is located off the main road along Kampung Jawa, Klang.
1) If you come from Federal Highway, after toll, go straight. 1st viaduct, go up.
2) At roundabout, turn left. (condos in front).
3) When you reach traffic lights, take left. There’ll be shoplots on the left. Go straight.
4) At traffic lights, turn right.
5) You’ll come to a T-junction, turn left there.
6) Travel down that road, quite a distance.
7) Shop is on your right so you’ll have to keep a lookout (at a curvy part of the road).
8) This shop is sandwiched btw a house and another shop.(the whole area is called Kampung Jawa)

Still not sure how to go?? Hahaha...invite me along and I will bring you there!

36 comments:

Onn said...

if I do go back for a visit, I'll make sure I get addresses of must-go restaurants from you. Thumbs up on the information.

Emile Zola@life said...

Just realized that I have not go makan at this restaurant for so long, last time I use to go there because my office just nearby this restaurant. Look at those delicious food, I must visit again. Thanks for your detail recommendation.

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Dayumm...that's a lot of food!! What's that single oyster doing on top of the oh chien? =D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

my gf took me here b4..havent had the time to go back with my DSLR..

n its abit dodgy too, 1 lane roads and having to take a right turn from the left lane, not to mention the lack of street lamps..

but food looks too good to not have a 2nd visit!

Precious Pea said...

Onn: If you do come back for a visit, make sure when I am around ok? Will definitely bring you for some good food!

Emile Zola: Cool..so you used to be a regular huh?? Any good dishes to recommend?

Bangsar-Babe: The oyster is begging me to eat him! LOL!! Or maybe the chef wanna make sure that is oyster that he put in?? Who knows?? Maybe there are lala chien too!

NJoe: So kampung right??? This restaurant so out of place lor..and do go early so at least you won't leave the place at pitch dark. Wat you had on your first visit?

Ah King and Moon said...

Yeah, that super tiny lala....I first came across when my ex-supplier brought me to Yong Tat Seafood Restaurant 荣达海鲜楼 at Telok Gong, pretty nice... Have you been there before? Which one is nicer? ;-P

::. Anton ::. said...

This place has been famous for 30 yrs, especially for it's grilled lamb with mint sauce. I suppose the prices have come down since my last visit....very long ago. ^_^

+Ant+

Selba said...

The food looks really delicious and sounds the prices are not expensive.

I would love to try the asam stingray!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Me and my makan kakis LOVE this place. The grilled crabs are really juicy and nice...make sure you try next time. Crabs are a bit on the pricey side, though. Hey, next time I can meet you there for makan. ;-)

serena said...

hey i check in google map..is this place near tmn perindustrian bkt kemuning..thanks

christine said...

oh..my and friend loves their lamb so much that we also ta pao for party..

Chaokar said...

OMG this is so my kinda food.
Come let's go!

Life for Beginners said...

My lil Devil Prada will soooo love the lala meehoon on account of the fresh, juicy lala.

Jom kami pegi sama-sama? :)

backStreetGluttons said...

This shop is a Klang eating must-have since many years ago !

We used to eat only their grilled Big Crabs and sometimes BYO wine !

Good that you have tasted the real Klang...at last ( there are at least 10 more to go )

Rasa Malaysia said...

OMG, I am partial to seafood so this post is really killing me. I have seen crab fried beehoon but not lala fried beehoon, so tantalizing looking. Gulp. By the way, going to try to make your lo mai gai recipe.

mimid3vils said...

Klang definitely a stranger place for me :(

Pureglutton said...

I hv been to this place many times in the past - its an old institution in klang! But i find their grilled crabs rather messy as they dont clean away the insides before grilling them.
Another route to get there is via the Kesas H'way - just exit at the Kg Jawa ramp, go straight, come to a roundabout, take the 12'0clock, go straight along tat kg road and u will see the restaurant on yr left, after about 3km.

ai wei said...

In Klang In Klang in Klang?!?!?!?!

it is so far away ar!!!
but the food looks sinfully good!

Jackson said...

been there like 10 years ago. Great grilled lamb if not mistaken... hehe

kiancheong said...

a friend sent me a link to this page, to make me drool, and she succeeded... the place is in Kampung Jawa... quite near... i might venture there some time... :D

Joyce L said...

Haha, Precious, I've always love your blog!

And yes, I came across this Kampung Jawa link and sent it straight to the guy in the comment above.

"Make-him-drool" mission was accomplished. Muahahaha!

Cheers,
Joyce :D

thenomadGourmand said...

wow.. so reasonably priced! and if u say good then sure good one..if only i got a gang to go w me..this one muz hv ppl to share share ...

J2Kfm said...

wah! good find! you're very reliable lah, Ms Pea, in covering all these places. sooo many dishes! the lamb a bit pricey, but i'll take ur word for it.

but the directions a bit confusin lah, esp for someone so far away. i'll try my best ...

Julian Si said...

I am flattered you made it to ze ol' Grill House :-)

Glad you enjoyed the makan!!!

KY said...

the crabs are splendid too, you didn't order?

foodbin said...

such lovely fresh sea prawns at rm19/-cheap!

worldwindows said...

Mouth-watering goodness. Tong fun and seafood is good combination.

ling239 said...

i remember the lamb and the sotong!! yummy ~ ^_^

Precious Pea said...

Ah King & Moon: Heard so much about Telok Gong, i must visit that place one day.

Anton: Price gone down? You mean, it was much pricier before????

Selba: Yes, very reasonable and most importantly, it tastes good!

Luscious sista: I wanted crabs but my makan kaki no keen. Furthermore, they are selling at RM40 per kilo..dat's very expensive. Never mind, I will surely try next visit! Yes, let's go there together one day.

serena: Is it??? Cool..another alternate route to this place!

christine: Very tender isn't it?? I was so impressed!

chaokar and life for beginners: Cool!! When??

BSG: 10 more?? Which one?? tell me tell me...

Rasa Malaysia: GREAT!! Tell me how it turns out yah...and remember, lard is a must!!

mimid3vils: Hahaha...still is to me. Dare not venture into Klang town.

Pureglutton: Thanks for the direction!!! Would be so much easier for those coming from that direction.

ai wei: Come come....we should all make a trip there one day.

jackson: Yep..nice nice lamb!

kiancheong and Joyce: You both so cute lah!! Haha...so you both going to plan a trip there soon???

thenomadGourmand: Easy ....let's plan for a makan session there!!!

j2kfm: When are you coming to KL?? You can come to my place with WMW and Jason, then i bring you guys there.

Julian: It was a good recommendation, thank you so much!! There are lots more to cover from your blogpost!! Thanks!!!

KY: I was drooling over those crabs you had...sigh..next visit i sure will order.

foodbin: Yes, reasonable price to pay.

worldwindows: Yes....made in heaven.

New Kid on the Blog said...

Yo.... so much food... some more SEAFOOD!!! Drool......

sc said...

i went there years back...yummy food alright, but a bit hard to find la. the lamb's good...

CUMI & CIKI said...

were all the oysters that small ar in the or-chien?

Edwin Heng said...

Hurray.. What a good recommendation.. I just came back from the restaurant.. Nice lamb n Nyonya style grilled stingray.. Thx..

jason said...

Stimulus package dinner! *drooling over the noodles and stingray*

JessieLee said...

hi, I've been there before, the foods there was good & grilled crab was pretty good too....yum yum.....:D

Anonymous said...

TOO BAD!!! NO NEXT TIME FOR HING KET GRILL HOUSE!

Today went to tried the grill lamp, not bad, the drawback is the lady boss… chop us $18 for 1 grill lamp, when i asked the lady boss if she count us wrongly (usually 1 grill lamp is $9), she refused to return money & said the lamp chop serve to us is ‘more’ quantity, so charge (chop) us more…. Well, that’s fine, just NO NEXT TIME FOR HING KET GRILL HOUSE!

Suggestion for any1 want to eat at hing kett: order by how $ you want rather than how many plate you want to prevent kena chop

 

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