After we finished our brunch, we sat around a bit, catching up while letting our tummies settle a bit. As soon as we felt up to it, we made the drive in Kg. Jawa to look for this grill house. Kg. Jawa feels a bit foreign to me as it’s an area in Klang I am totally unfamiliar with. Still, it was interesting finding this chinese restaurant in a so-called Malay kampung. It was a tad quiet during lunch hour but a couple of tables were taken. We sat next to the white board which lists the menu.
The lady boss recommended her yam noodles (RM12). Fried the hokkien way, it was okay lah. Flavourful but the bite to the noodles was lacking. Maybe coz I was comparing it to tapioca noodles. Nevertheless it was interesting to try.
We also had a portion of Fried Glass Noodles(RM12). The noodles itself were cooked with the right bite to it, so overall I felt this was better tasting than the yam noodles. Furthermore, it wasn’t clumpy which is the usual problem I have with other fried glass noodles.
My favourite was probably the Grilled Lamb (RM33). Coupled with their own mint sauce, it was quite tender and succulent. Remember to order it whole though, instead of being served cut up as it would mean you can lick the bones clean. And yes, you get a tad more meat! Haha.
The Grilled Stingray (RM24) was quite nice too, with a hint of smokiness. And what I liked was the lightly crisp skin which clung on to the moist flesh. But I was quite happy that the chili marinade was different from the one used on the prawns as this tasted better.
The Grilled Prawns (RM27) were a letdown. The flesh was a tad soft and we could taste nothing but the spiciness. I also reckon that they weren’t too fresh.
Overall the food has its hits and misses but what baffled me more was the behaviour of the lady boss. She was super nice to us yet kept screaming at the young waitresses. It was quite grating hearing her do that constantly as the restaurant was quite empty at that hour. And to scream at help yet be friendly with patrons, what is that?
As we left, could really see why parking would be a problem, as cited by many since the compound is small-ish and there are neighboring restaurants, which means more cars! So I suggest if grilled seafood is your thing, come earlier when it’s quieter. And a lot of others recommend reserving tables and crabs too.
Hing Ket Grill House 庆吉烧烤海鲜屋
Lot 3569 Batu 3¼
Kampung Jawa, 41000 Klang
Tel: 03-33713913 / 33710861
Opening Hours: 11.30 am – 2.30 pm, 5.30 pm – 10.30 pm