Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Restaurant Koek Kee @ Sungai Petani 國記茶樓



Last Saturday morning, we had our dim sum breakfast in Sungai Petani with father-in-law. Father-in-law gave us a treat at Koek Kee dim sum restaurant. Koek Kee dim sum has been there since long long time ago. It's a "lao zi hao" (老字号) in Sungai Petani. After so many years, the residents still go back to this restaurant. I overheard a conversation between a group of uncle, they prefer the dim sum here because the the dim sum is delicious and the price is reasonable.

This dim sum restaurant is located at Jalan Dewa. The people here call this area as "2nd Street" (二街). In the morning, the street is bustling with activity. It's like a street market. You can see the old style butcher shop, the famous roasted pork shop and few coffee shops around.


An assortment of dim sum that we had on that morning.


Clock wise: Siew Mai with crab Meat, Har Gao, Loh Mai Kai and Chinese chives kuih. Among all these, the Chinese chives kuih was the one which caught my attention. This is not the ordinary "Koo Chai kuih", it's an modified and improved version of chives kuih. It is delectable, tastier than the normal "Koo Chai kuih". It has the aromatic smell of garlic and dried shrimps. It tastes sweet.


Clock wise: Har Gao, Siew Mai, Fried Har Gao, Har Mai, Yam Kuih. The yam kuih looks exactly like "chai kuih" just that it has yam as filling. The skin is smooth and springy.

Overall, the meal cost for RM24 including a pot of tea for 3.

Address: 6 Jalan Dewa, 08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia.

14 comments:

tigerfish said...

Extensive spread of dim sum! Delicious!

Agnes Cheong said...

at 二街?I have to find out this place then. I am in sg petani now...haha

ck lam said...

Will mark this place in my mainland makan list...

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

It is very cheap leh..... I know where is 二街. Next time woll try it out. Thanks for sharing! ^o^

Selba said...

The skins of dim sum, ie: siauw may, look kinda too yellow, no?

SimpleGirl said...

really cheap,here in Ipoh, dim sum is getting more and more expensive...RM24, I think 2 pax also cannot fed....

worldwindows said...

Har Gao with almost transparent skin. Hard to find!

foodbin said...

generous sized and cheap.

gill gill said...

Sungai Petani! very close to penang. sure will mark this place when we there.

Big Boys Oven said...

wow! those dim sum looks awesome! so delicious making me want to go home to ipoh to have dim sum! :)

Dora said...

Dim Sums in M'sia are nice and cheap! ;)

Sugar Bean said...

Hmm... Not too familiar with Sungai Petani, but the price seems quite ok. I have no idea what is Chinese chives kuih, shame on me! Haha!

Elin said...

Wow..so much to eat and so cheap..worth it leh :)

New Kid on the Blog said...

a lot of things leh....

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