It was a Friday evening with heavy rainpour and I was still stucked in the office. While 'cleaning up' my emails, thenomadgourmand came online and asked me to join for dinner in Sek Yuan Restoran in Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur. Not knowing where is the restaurant, I agreed and accepted the invitation. Immediately, I went into the internet and searched for the restaurant telephone number. An elderly man answered the phone and told me to take Star LRT and stop at Pudu station. I didn't know it was so easy to go there without going through all the traffic jam especially on Friday.
When I stopped at LRT Pudu Station, my eyes were looking high and low for the restaurant. As I walked, in less than 3 minutes, I was at the back of the restaurant. As I step in, Kevin (aka Cook/Chef - not by profession) greeted me and introduced himself. This is the first time I met him and he was also from Penang and not forgetting TNG who also hailed from Penang. OMG! What a small world!
TNG arrived shortly then followed by Elyna whom I met up for the first time. But sadly two fo TNG's friend didn't turn up and we had to cancelled few dishes.
the cashier counter with 'old & white' pictures hanging on the wall
for decades, Sek Yuen has been the place for large gatherings such as weddings,birthdays and baby full-moon dinners.
a bowl of steamed rice....
Pat Poh Ngap (Eight Treasure Duck)-RM75 (pre booking is necessary)
the hidden treasures ...duck meat (tender and juicy), lotus seed, gingko, black mushroom and chinese herbs..overall, I find this dish nothing to 'shout about' and its pricey!
sharkfin and crabmeat omellete - RM30
a plate of green lettuce was given to eat with this dish.. its quite flavorful but not worth the money!
Mun Chee Sau (braised pork knuckles)-RM35
Thumbs Up! Aromatic and tasteful with lots of sea cucumber.
fried wrapped wine chicken....not in our menu
Since the dinner was not so appetizing and while we were planning to go for a dessert, a Swedish friend who is supposed to join us for dinner appeared in front of us. We took him to 'Wai Sek Kai' in Pudu for supper and dessert.
Thanks to TNG for organising such a wonderful dinner with lovely friends.
Looking forward to more of this eating out.
next....'in the kitchen'