Not sure if things have improved at Sang Kee but here are some personal tips that will hopefully help to ease the pain of waiting for their infamous char siew wanton mee.
1) Bring a group of friends that you can talk to for hours.
2) Have some nice char kway teow from the nearby stall.
3) Wear something outstanding so that they can remember you.
4) If you are too hungry, queue for takeout (it’s faster, really).
5) Bring reading materials.
6) Annoy the lady boss by bugging her every 10 minutes.
7) Don’t bring older family members who hate waiting.
8) Settle for the table nearest to the stall.
9) Come very early.
10) Bring along some humour.
I’ve had some pretty good memories here – breakfasting with my folks, meeting up with a recovering Lyrical Lemongrass, catching up with The Girl From Abu Dhabi and A Malaysian Kitchen In Manchester, and of course, the consistently tasty bowls of wanton mee, covered with a light yet flavourful curry base and topped with sweetly glazed char siew. There’s also the springy, dry-tossed version, served with crunchy lettuce. Do request for the belly for that soft, rich, aromatic bite. Their char siew is meant to be eaten this way, I feel.
Sadly, I fail to see a system here. Even if I’m wrong, that there is an indeed a system, it’s time for a major overhaul. To have the lady boss reminding us of a long waiting time is a kind gesture, but to be the first to order, only to be served last is another issue altogether.
It’s been a few months since my last visit. Perhaps things have been ironed out now and the ordering system has improved. I do hope so, as with a few strong, more efficient competitors conveniently located within the vicinity, it’s quite obvious which of these the customer will not choose. Seriously, good char siew should not be wasted on a bad system.
Sang Kee Wanton Mee
SFS (747) Kopitiam
Jln PJU 1/3C,
Sunway Mas, Petaling Jaya