FDowntown This shop has been on my radar for many years. I have been using this particular taxi to go to the airport for about 10 years since the opening of KLIA. Nice gentleman. Punctual and excellent service. He has tried to get me to this particular chaw siew wantan mee shop for many years. Used to rave about it. But I do not have any time to spare. This time round after sending my wife to the airport I took the opportunity.
How do we get the perfect char siew? The right cut and right size pig. So that the meat will come out moist and tender. Fat should be firm yet not oily and must melt in the mouth. The caramelized crust should not be too burnt, thick and sweet. This will allow the natural taste of the meat and the fat to surface.
This shop may have the loin strips steamed first to get the right tenderness. My reason is the the char siew's lean meat and fat looks so natural. The second step may be caramelizing it. I don't think it is boiled as it would lose it natural taste, texture and colour.
I ordered char siew and siew yuk wantan noodles to test the waters. The char siew is so good that I ordered an extra serving. Total price: RM10.80.Directions:
After the KLIA toll take the left turn-off to LCCT. The mosque should be on your left. At the roundabout take the 3 o'clock turn (if you are coming from LCCT, at this roundabout turn 9 o'clock). The road will take you another roundabout. You will see Caltex at the roundabout's 10 o'clock. Turn 9 o'clock. You will see an overhead signboard "Downtown KLIA". Go right in and the road will curve right. Again the road will curve right. The shop is on your right. You will see many taxis nearby. The personnel are most likely enjoying their char siew wantan mee.