Hong Kong Sheng Kee Desserts, One Utama
When I was living in Singapore, I often frequented Hong Kong food places - they were simply everywhere and had pretty great food at affordable prices. Hong Kong Sheng Kee Desserts is a chain from Singapore, a little piece of my second home had come to my first.
And the name of the shop is a bit misleading. You'll be getting far more than desserts at this restaurant. In fact, you'll be treated to dimsum breakfast dishes, typical Chinese lunch fare like noodles and rice as well as the promised desserts.
We started off with a pretty awesome dimsum dish with a twist - a snowy char siu bun (RM6.90). It's best eaten hot and fresh from the over. The powdery milk coat over the soft bun makes it the perfect thing to start a meal with.
A typical dimsum dish is the HK carrot cake (RM5.90). It wasn't too oily and great for 2 to share.
One of the best dishes is their Bi Feng Tang crispy bean curd (RM5.90). Crunchy and flavourful on the outside, soft and pillowy on the inside.
And another would be their yummy crispy beancurd skin with shrimp Cheong fun (RM7.90). The differing textures to the layers of the dish makes it truly a treat to eat.
To think that was only our appetisers... For our first main, we tried the crispy braised chicken drumstick with fragrant onion dried shrimp rice (RM15.90).
Then we tried the SK signature combination noodle (RM17.90) - a wanton Mee that is a cut above the rest. The noodles are handmade in-house and the freshness is very apparent in the taste and texture.
This is the supreme congee with sliced fish, prawn, scallop, and sliced mock abalone (RM17.90). It's a generous portion that could easily feed a family of 4.
This is a pork belly with mui choy rice - something the older crowd would probably enjoy very much.
Dessert wise, I was a little surprised that there were so few items on the list but I guess keeping it short and sweet worked to their advantage. The mango pomelo sago (RM8.90) dessert is very thick and rich and comes in quite a huge bowl - meant for sharing. Everything here is incredibly affordable.
The black glutinous rice with coconut ice cream and honey pearl (RM9.90) seemed to outshine the other desserts in both presentation and taste. Because it is a warm dessert, it went well with the entire meal.
However, I commend the kitchen for coming up with this beautiful yin-yang dessert of peanut and sesame paste (RM6.90). It's spectacular aesthetically but can come off rather strongly taste-wise.
Overall, the experience was memorable. It's easy to overeat at Chinese places than in Western restaurants. But this is one place I'd happily overeat in again.
Hong Kong Sheng Kee Desserts Lot LG311B, Lower Ground Floor, One Utama