Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mei Keng Fatt Seafood Restaurant, Ampang, Selangor

MKF started from humble beginnings almost 2 decades ago and has now become a leading restaurant in Ampang New Village. This is a local favourite, I believed in times past, and as its fame has spread far and wide they have to surrender their favourite son to expatriates living in nearby Ulu Klang and also food tourists. It goes to say that the price has also gone up to cater for the demand of a more sophisticated palate for exotic and extensive local and international menu.

I did drop-in once a while through the years for their seafood and other Chinese delicacies. Its New Village roots may have inspired its Chinesey decors which to some may have reached the point of almost gaudy trinkety heights. My son wanted to retreat deeper into the restaurant as he/we smelt burning incense wafting in from the compound. But as for the food, no complains.
An example of exotic menu - Geoduck where my son described it as over viagraized.
I am not linking these raw oysters at RM8 a piece with the above pic. Tasted fresh but had better ones before.
This was our mains - Braised noodles with Jumbo Fresh Water Prawns (300+gms). De-shelled the long claws for its firm and tasty 'muscles'. The gravy was at its prawny goodness best. Worth the RM45.This Yam Basket with Diced Chicken was unique has a thin layered walls of yam. Its crusty and frittered surface gave a light crunchy feel. Sauces from the diced chicken flavoured the yam's crunchy, sticky and rough textured into a carbo-fillicious delight.It was a mistake ordering this Lime Sauce Squid. Should have gone for deep-fried and battered kind or even 'kun-po' style with delightful sauces.Free desserts - 8 Treasures.
Air-con dining and off course al fresco too. Lots of carpark around with parking attendants. But surprisingly lunch was not crowded and so were a few other restaurants nearby.
Map and Address:
Mei Keng Fatt Seafood Restaurant
1, Lorong Awan 6, Kuala Ampang,
68000 Ampang, Selangor.
Tel: 03 4257 3232 and 03 4256 6491

Tummythoz had been there in 2007 and 2008.


J2Kfm said...

pricey prawn noodles that one ....

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

all the foods look delicious..... drool now.... ^-^

Selba said...

Interesting food!!!

foodbin said...

prawn noodle looks delicious.

550ml jar of faith said...

Hahah! Viagraized geoduck, very apt description! Never seen one this huge before, can't expect it to offer much flavour, just texture. Sang Har Meen love revived!

Little Inbox said...

Braised noodles with Jumbo Fresh Water Prawns looks really tempting.:)

Tummythoz said...

Delicious dishes but a bit high on the prices there since it's a fav expat haunt.

Life for Beginners said...

Over viagraized? Sounds about just right, har har har. :P

Bangsar-bAbE said...

RM45 for the prawn noodles a bit exp

thenomadGourmand said...

i agree..the prices kept going up and up! so much dai chows in KL so i nvr went back.. hehhe

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CUMI & CIKI said...

i agree. bad oysters are gross!

Food For Tots said...

Had been to this place many years ago. It was a favourite eating place for the expat at that time. Have u tried Unique Seafood at SS2? They are equivalent good. ;)

backStreetGluttons said...

Way to go duckgra ! also same price but more efficacy ?

worldwindows said...

J2Kfm... The prawn is worth 3 -4 the normal sang har meen prawns.

FP... I enjoyed their simple yam bowl.

Selba... I entertained 4 of my Indonesian friends from Semarang, Bandung and Bogor here 4 years ago and they like it except for the oyster.

FB... The gravy is very good.

Faith... Have not had this snail before, maybe one of these days.

LI... I schemed for this for a while failing to land myself in the famous Pan Heong in Batu Caves due to no tables not once but twice!

TT... Not for everyday outing:)

LfB... My son has a extensive vocabulary and I keep a open conversation with him. No much barriers between 2 of us.

BB... This place is noted for their crabs and prawns. Once a while treat is ok lah:)

TNG... I noticed the food cost maybe 10-20% more than the normal tai chow.

CampC... These were airflown from Australia. Prefers Pacific oysters from North America!

FfT... Unique Seafood, new to me, will see where it is and may take it up. Your Defoodland and Nasi Lemak recommendations - has not gone yet:(

BSG... What shall I say??

Seafood Restaurant Melbourne said...

WOW that all looks too good to be true!