I've wanted to come to Mei Gai Hup forever, yes, forever but each time we come by, they're packed to the brim!!! I was told to be here before 7pm and yes we did at 6.30pm and yet still packed! Earlier this year they opened up another shoplot a stone throw away but it still doesn't help the situation. Sighhh... so one day we decided just to brave the crowd and took the brunt of waiting like 45 mins for our food to arrive :(
I was told this restaurant serves really good shark fins soup and they have the cheap and expensive options, since we're sharks friendly, we did not order any :D
So was it worth the wait and numerous drive-bys??
Let's see, we have their signature Siew Haw Kuat (RM15) which after translated it means Smiling Ribs. A thick slab of a rack of pork ribs were served. I loved the visual of the caramalised ribs with a slight sweetish sauce drizzle over. Surprisingly the ribs were fork tender and a set of fork and knife were provided to cut the ribs into smaller pieces.
My mom opted for an Assam Squid and Prawns(RM15) that came sizzling in a hotplate. This is not too bad, would be good if it's slightly more sourish.
I loved how this Homemade Tofu Topped With Minced Meat Sauce (RM10) is served! The tofu is placed in a bamboo steamer lined with banana leaf and topped with the minced meat sauce. The homemade tofu is smooth and went extremely well with the minced meat sauce. Wished there were more minced meat sauce though :(
Next we have a Chiong Tzing Fei Chau (Steamed Tilapia with Special Sauce RM15). We all loved the sauce here, coupled with the fresh fish from the tank... lovely combo indeed!
Then the obligatory green, Fu Yue Yau Mak (stir-fry romaine lettuce with fermented beancurd RM8) which is not as great as Restoran Makanan Laut Fook Kee.
Since we did not order lavishly I guess the total bill of RM72.30 for 6 people sounds very reasonable.
So was it worth the wait and numerous drive-bys, it's definitely YES but next time we'll call and order our dishes in advance or perhaps try their other branches in Menjalara which I've forgotten which part.
Restoran Mei Gai Hup
No 20 Jalan Ambong Kiri 1
52100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 012 370 1382 or 012 213 2798
Opening hours: 11:30am - 10:30pm
Check out the map at Nic's.
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