As this will be the first time Jamie celebrates her birthday in KL and with a crowd of more than three, we’d wanted to make sure she had a memorable birthday dinner! After much thought, Cat decided to go to this restaurant in Balakong. We set out early to avoid the crowd as it was a Sunday.
Hen Key is located at quite a secluded residential area by the name of Taman Putra Budiman. Any idea? Well, it’s somewhere near Bukit Gita Bayu. They used to operate in Chan Sow Lin but have moved since the construction of the Smart Tunnel… that’s according to Irene, the restaurant owner. No air-conditioner, hence light clothing advised!
New Zealand Fish Head (炒龄鱼头) @ RM 50.00 ~ Deep fried fish meat with dried and birdseye chilies, onions and braised with lady fingers. The meat is tasty and the gravy is great to go with rice. This delicious signature dish is also known as “Ling” fishead (imported from NZ) and not that suitable for children who can’t stand the spiciness of it! Definitely a 10/10!
Marmite Prawns (妈蜜虾) @ RM 50.00 ~ Prawn is a dish that requires a lot of skill to cook. It’ll fail when it’s overcooked or undercooked but this dish was deep-fried and done to perfection here. The amount of Marmite and honey used is very well measured. Tasty and good! A 10/10!
Totaled @ RM 212.00 inclusive of 10 plain rice (RM 12.00), Chinese tea for 8 pax (RM 8.00) and 2 soft drinks (RM 4.60). Very affordable and the food is simply great! Will definitely come back and sample the fried shark meat and other specialties!
Restoran Hen Key
No. A-32, Jalan Budiman 2/2
Taman Putra Budiman
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Mobile – 016-6088580/012-2338837 (Irene)
Businees Hours – 1100-2000 (Mon-Fri) /1100-2130/2200 (latest on Sat) /1700-2200 (Sun)
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