Timeless Comfort Food
There are some dishes that will always be pure comfort food, food that one can tuck into every day and not get tired of it. Just simple and no frill dishes, cooked over years from recipe handed down from generations. These are dishes that one automatically turns to when one feels restless or tired, when one craves for a taste of home cooking or simply when one wants familiar comfort flavours.
Kenny Lock’s father has been ladling bowls of Teng Chai Chuk since 1993 on Alisan street in the evenings. Regulars continue flock till Kenny decided to move into this new space at Aman Suria. Now diners can enjoy their signature Teng Chai Chuk in the comforts of the Kenny’s Food Cart.
Kenny’s Food Cart offer diners a minimalist décor with bright and cheery ambiance. Whether you choose from alfresco seats or the dining area with cool air-conditioning, the shop is spacious with a laid-back vibe. His father’s food cart is cleverly incorporated into the open kitchen space area as a reminder of how it all started.
Menu is straight forward with signatures of single dishes and a few rice dishes, soups, snacks and add-ons. Look out for Kenny’s specials of the day as he prefers to offer specials based on fresh produce.
Homemade Chrysanthemum Tea (RM2.50)
The Signature Teng Chai Chuk (RM9) is what everyone comes for. A piping hot bowl of smooth and creamy congee topped with crispy anchovies, roasted peanuts, chopped fried fish cake, crispy rice vermicelli, century egg and scallion, it’s a delicious sight to behold.
The delicate savory flavours are moreish and tasty. Each spoonful of the silky congee is further elevated with all the other condiment flavours and textures. Utterly comforting to the tummy…
Fried Fish Belly Porridge (RM10) is another dish to order. The same yummy congee is served with fried fish belly. The lightly fatty belly is so good that one may seriously consider ordering more of it.
If there is one must add-on, it’s the Fried Fish Paste (RM4 for 5 pcs). Made from scratch daily, Kenny keeps quality in check, using fresh fish paste, minimal seasoning and shapes these by hand before frying them. Super addictive whether eaten with the congee or o its own!
The Cantonese style Loh See Fun (RM8.50) has the silky and soothing flavours of eggy gravy blanketing slippery soft rice noodles with meat and vegetable. The generous finishing of crispy fried lard cubes, fried shallot and spring onion is what makes this bowl so tasty.
More familiar favorites and this one is decent too. The Fried Loh See Fun (RM8.50) had a lovely breath of wok hei. Simplicity prevails in the form of savory soy sauce, egg and veggies with the rice noodles.
The Signature Mushroom Pork Noodles (RM8) came doused in rich dark brown gravy with minced pork and mushroom, braised egg and some crisp lettuce. The thin egg noodles had a nice bite and the brown sauce tied all the rest nicely.
Kenny’s Fried Chicken (RM4.50) is scrumptious! Simply irresistible, the chick is crispy and very juicy with just the right balance of salty and tasty note. So good, this one also warrants another order…
Pork Chop (RM10) fans will also enjoy Kenny’s version. Well-marinated the unctuous salty notes is moreish yum. Very tender and mostly lean with charred edges, the pork chop is also very juicy and goes well with all the other rice and noodle dishes or on its own.
For some extra snacks, there’s also Wantan Soup (RM5 for 5 pcs) and Fried Dumplings (RM4 for 3 pieces). The Fried Dumpling win hands-down over the Wantan soup in my books.
A very enjoyable and affordable meal at Kenny’s Food Cart! Most dishes start from RM8 to RM10 and add-ons as well as snacks are also value-for-money. If you’re craving for comfort food, Kenny’s Food Cart is the place to be…
KENNY FOOD CART
K-G-11, Jalan PJU 1/43,
47301 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7497 2199