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Sunday 5 June 2016

Kedai Makanan & Mee Aik Kee (益记饭档面餐)

Gerai MDB (along an unknown road)
28700 Bentong
Coordinates: 3.521933, 101.906984

Brendan and Cat slept on through the afternoon and awoke late in the evening. Consulting Vincent (my brother in law) through social media (since he lives in the UAE but is a local Bentong boy) at his recommendation we decided to try a restaurant nearby that served excellent 1Hokkien Mee.

1egg noodles and rice noodles stir-fried with egg, slices of pork, prawns and squid, and served and garnished with vegetables, small pieces of lard, sambal sauce and lime

This restaurant occupies the first lot on the left in a row of eateries called the Gerai Majlis Daerah Bentong or Gerai MDB for short. Getting here can be a little tricky since the road next to this row of eateries is unknown or unnamed. So with the coordinates we provided please use a GPS device or Waze (the mobile app) to get here.

prominent signboard 

first lot on the left

a quiet evening

mom and pop store

warming up the wok

Once seated we scanned the menu and settled on a dish of 2Yam Ring with Kung Pao Squid, Crispy Shredded Chicken in Thai Chilli Sauce and Fried Kailan (Chinese broccoli).

2a spicy stir-fry Chinese styled dish made with chicken, peanuts, vegetables, and chili peppers

the kung pao squid

fried kailan

chicken in thai sauce

time to dig in!

We enjoyed our meal immensely, so much so that Brendan and Cat forgot the aches and pains they endured at the hands of Shīfu earlier this morning. However, since each dish costs RM20+ each Aik Kee sadly does not serve the everyday food for the everyday person. Having said that, Aik Kee is now our default go-to place for dinner whenever we’re in Bentong.

And the irony is that we came on Vincent’s recommendation to have the Hokkien Mee, and we ended up having everything but that!

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