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Saturday 20 July 2013

Restoran Wei Kee (Medan Imbi)

Restoran Wei Kee (Roasted Goose & Duck)
10 Medan Imbi, Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur
(Coordinates: 3° 8' 38.50", 101° 42' 54.00")

Brendan had school today. Each time the school takes what’s called a “Cuti Peristiwa” (loosely translated as leave as a result of an event) it has to “pay back” the loss of that school day on a Saturday. Today was one such day.

If you’ve noticed we’ve not been able to sample any Malay cuisines this month as most Malay restaurants will be closed during the daytime. And with the advent of Ramadan, the area in and around where we live will be swamped with shoppers looking to buy items related to the coming Hari Raya (Eid Fitr). Even more so during the weekends (and especially on Saturdays when there’s the Pasar Malam or Night Market), and we’ve wisely learnt not to venture out by car till its dusk.

Today however, we were not keen on sampling the restaurants around our area so we took a gamble and since school bell’s at 12:30PM, we left an hour earlier and headed out to Imbi. We initially planned on paying Restoran Win Heng Seng a visit to try their Kuey Teow (Ricecake Strips) Soup but a dearth of parking options put paid to that. Driving further down towards Medan Imbi we chanced upon this restaurant, and since we were pressed for time we hastily walked in.

smack in the centre of Medan Imbi

better ventilated that the rest

all things fowl

bright and cheerful proprietor

absolutely transparent with their prices

This restaurant (we later learnt) was actually a spin-off from another restaurant in Pudu of the same name. To be perfectly honest we do not particularly fancy duck, something about its rubbery texture puts us off but since it was the only dish that was roasted (and their signature dish at that!) we decided to give it a try. Apart from the roasted duck we also ordered a plate of Siu Yuk (Crispy Roast Pork Belly) and a bowl of soup (not sure of its contents, but had a generous helping of pork belly as well!).

herbal tea as always

lunch is served

she's digging in

pressed for time

bon appetit!

While this restaurant has not converted us to duck, nor has it endeared us to this particular kind of fowl Wei Kee has nonetheless has changed our general perception and with that our willingness to try duck in future. Ironically, the non-fowl dishes were a hit with us, with Brendan taking a particular liking to the Siu Yuk and Cat absolutely loving the soup.

Oh, and by the way at RM35.50 for the entire ensemble including drinks, this restaurant is within the range of the everyday food for the everyday person.

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