Hua Hee in Hokkien dialect means “joyful and happiness”. According to the old teaching of Chinese methodology, Happiness is always better than prosperity. Therefore, the name of this shop is named as “Hua Hee”.
Hua Hee Restaurant is a typical Chinese restaurant located at Taman Desaria, Sungai Ara. This small and cozy restaurant with air-conditioners is catered for small families or even small gathering with friends.
If you are here during Chinese New Year, there are sets available which include Yee Sang as the starter.
Besides raw salmon fish slices, the rest of the ingredients are mostly done in-house.
Kong Poh Mantis Prawn – RM18 (S), RM28 (M), RM RM38 (L)
The spiciness from the dried chilis and the slight sweetness of the dark soy sauce is the perfect combination to give the mantis prawns a boost in flavour. The addition of onions and ginger made this dish even more appetizing.
Homemade Crispy Bean Curd – RM12 (S), RM22 (M), RM32 (L)
The homemade bean curd were deep fried but the inner texture of the bean curd still remained soft while crispy on the outside. This dish may look simple but it takes years of experience to be able to come out with such standard.
Pandan Leaf Chicken – RM16 (S), RM26 (M), RM36 (L)
The marinated chicken cubes with turmeric were wrapped in pandan leaves then deep fried until golden perfection. This dish is commonly seen in Thai restaurants. However, it has also become a norm in Malaysian Chinese cuisine due to its great taste. The aromatic pandan leaves gave the marinated chicken a nice and fragrant taste.
Nestum Prawn – RM20 (S), RM40 (M), RM55 (L)
Deep fried prawns with nestum and added with some curry leaves for additional aroma. The freshness of the prawns is the key in making this dish a success.
Red Snapper Bean Sauce – Price to follow market rate
The fish was cooked in spicy sweet and sour sauce. No doubt the sauce was very appetizing, for me I would prefer the fish to steam with simple soy sauce as it will bring out the freshness of the fish.
Baby French Beans with Salted Egg Yolk – RM15 (S), RM25 (M), RM35 (L)
Generous amount of salted egg yolk was added to the baby French beans. The crunchiness of the beans together with the egg yolk was a unique and perfect match.
Petai Fried Rice – RM9 (S), RM16 (M), RM22 (L)
The fried rice was topped with petai (bitter beans) is one the selling point here. There are not many places around that served fried rice with petai. So far, the fried rice was slightly over cooked. According to the chef, many people requested for this kind of charcoal-flavored fried rice. Anyhow, you can always state your preference to the person in charge while placing your order.
Butter Crab – Follow market rate
The taste of butter and milk together with the crabs gave a deep impression as this combination is rare in Penang but common in KL. The taste was rich but addictive.
Chili Crab – Follow market rate
A common chili crab which has a sourish and sweet taste with a slightly spicy ending. I personally prefer if the spiciness level of this dish could be more. The sauce went very well with the mini fried mantou (Chinese buns).
Overall, the crabs are the highlight in this restaurant as they are fresh and delicious. The price of the food here is also reasonable.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
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Operation hours: 11:00am – 2:00pm; 6:00pm – 9:00am (7 days a week)
Contact: 017 5352700
Address: Hua Hee Restaurant, 4C Tingkat Kenari, Taman Desaria, Sungai Ara, 11900 Bayan Lepas.
GPS: 5.319675, 100.2662393