Tuesday 15 September 2009

Wah Kee

Reviewer Matt Preston noted that this placed sounded like “wacky”. Besides the purple pig dish, which certainly does sound rather odd, there’s not a lot on the menu that strays away from a typical Malay-Chinese eatery. One thing that you won’t see at every place, there’s a very cool Chinese landscape water paint mural that dominates the interior and makes the room less dull.

On that note, they do have a very dull nasi lemak, beef rendang coming with the coconut rice barely had any taste let alone spice. But everything else tried was anything but.

Eating the har mee makes an impression with a real prawn based broth that’s lifted by the added chilli sambal. Not stingy on the peeled prawns either. There’s a great char to the kway teow, wok toasted for a bit longer perhaps than others but I prefer the absence of excess moisture. A more Chinese styled special off the boards is an exciting claypot seafood, chicken and veg combination noodles that comes out still bubbling in the ginger, garlic, soy gravy. Yellow lo mian noodles are absolutely drenched in the hot sauce but retain a good, springy texture. Very very nice.

I have to cross a few suburbs for this but I’m more than happy to make the drive to Clayton for this. You could say I’m wacky over Wah Kee.

3.5 / 5 yums!
Where? 338a Clayton Rd, Clayton, VIC
What? Under $15, most around $10

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