Thursday, 23 February 2012

Braised Belly Pork 扣肉 Fried Bee Hoon @ Ban Kee 万记 in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai




 
I was at Ban Kee in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah (TUTA) to try out their famous KL black Hokkien Mee. When I was done with the delicious Hokkien Mee, I realised that they also serve fried bee hoon with braised belly pork 扣肉.


This is a Hokkien comfort food served whenever the extended family gathers and is rarely sold in shops. At home, as making braised belly pork is tedious and requires considerable skill, it is often substituted by the canned variety. Ban Kee offers their fried bee hoon with homemade freshly braised belly pork. At this point, I am already filled and have way busted my cholesterol quota with the KL Hokkien mee.

But I just had to try this. Blame the family at the next table for their gleeful faces and loud splurging noises while eating their braised belly pork bee hoon.  

Only one size - RM14. Enough for 3 big eaters.
Well, it may not be very photogenic with the green chye sim strewn haphazardly on top of the braising sauce blackened bee hoon and braised pork in a well used plastic plate. But the taste of the braised belly pork and bee hoon fried with braising sauce more than made up for its humble looks. Actually, this look reminds me of familial, home cooking and adds to the pleasure ☻


The braised belly pork is tender and the whole dish fried with braising sauce is more naturally sweet and fragrant rather than salty. Slowly chewing the tender layers of skin, fat and lean meat together with the soft fried bee hoon creates a creamy, smoky blended mix in the mouth that seduces the taste buds. Ah…. maybe this dish is a constant feature in extended family gatherings because Ah Kong and Ah Mah (grandparents) can enjoy the tender, lightly flavoured meat together with everyone.

No regrets on my cholesterol indiscretion. Will definitely be back J.


Restaurant name: Restoran Ban Kee 万记
Address: 108, Jalan Pahlawan 2, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai
GPS: 1.522098,103.664171
Hours: Noon to 3:00pm and 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Non Halal
Date visited: 10 Feb 2012

5 comments:

  1. I think Ban Kee is no longer there. Very sad...

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    1. oh!? Have to find out where they are now.

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    2. Opps.. Just checked it out, they are still there, just closed most of the time. I always have difficulty catching them open at noon. Always open late.

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  2. Ban Kee is still there. We were there on 1-12-2012.

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  3. I more prefer the Ban Kee Hokkien Mee in Nusa Bestari2. The taste even better than this.

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