In the bustling vicinity of Lalaport, amidst modern eateries and contemporary settings, Sai Kee offers a delectable walk down memory lane. With its origins tracing back to the by-lanes of Petaling Street in 1950, this restaurant has successfully maintained its authentic flavors and old-world charm.
Sai Kee started its culinary journey as a small, unassuming stall in KL Chinatown. It quickly became one of the pillars of Chinese gastronomy in the area. Generations of locals and tourists have tasted and vouched for the consistency and deliciousness of its offerings. Today, despite the numerous branches it might have, the essence remains rooted in its Petaling Street origins.
Asam Fish Rice
A traditional favorite, the Asam Fish Rice at Sai Kee is quite the showstopper. Using Patin fish, they are being stir-fried in a tangy asam sauce, the fish embodies the perfect blend of sour and spicy. The addition of ladyfingers and tomatoes not only enhances the taste but adds a beautiful contrast of textures, making each bite exciting.
Butter Sauce Chicken
For those craving a luxurious treat, the Butter Sauce Chicken is the way to go. Large pieces of chicken, deep-fried to golden perfection, are generously doused in a lusciously rich butter sauce. Each piece is a crispy exterior giving way to tender, juicy insides, with the butter sauce adding a creamy, slightly tangy layer to it. It’s comfort food at its best.
Stir Fried Hokkien Mee
A classic favorite, but Sai Kee adds its own twist by offering an option of bihun. The generous portions of the dish are a sheer reflection of its rich flavor. The noodles are perfectly cooked and possess that smoky aroma and taste – a clear sign of an expertly achieved ‘wok hei’. With every mouthful, you can taste the years of expertise that have gone into perfecting this dish.
So, whether you’re a longtime fan or a first-time visitor, Sai Kee promises a gastronomic adventure that resonates with both the heart and the palate.
LG1-01b, Lower Ground 1, Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport, 2, Jln Hang Tuah, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours : 10:30 am–9:30 pm
GPS Location : 3.140102,101.7077458