Lapping it up at Keong Kee herbal soup

Hot soupy delights at Keong Kee.

One of the best things to enjoy on a breezy night is a good bowl of hot herbal soup, and for that, the number one trusted place has got to be Keong Kee Herbal Soup in Pudu.

The stall is located in a semi open-air area under a zinc roof that has rudimentary weather protection. There are no walls or air conditioning, but it is well lit and has ceiling fans to counter the tropical heat.

The menu at Keong Kee is not an extensive one, and resides only in the memory of the waiters. A good meal there would consist of stewed lamb, a plate of “oily vegetables”, ginseng chicken soup, and a bowl of terrapin soup. Yes, terrapin as in freshwater turtle.

Service is prompt, and the quality of these soups is as good as their reputation. The herbal taste is strong, with the meat in both soup dishes as well as the stew cooked to a very soft, tender texture.

It was truly enjoyable. Dinner came to RM35 for two, pretty cheap for what was served. So if you’re up for some good old-fashioned double-boiled soup, this is surely the place.

Keong Kee Herbal Soup
Changkat Thambi Dollah
Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2142 0304
GPS: 3.140476, 101.712528

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Trying to influence your cravings since 2005, Kar Yeong was Guest Judge on Versus 1001 Rasa Baba’s 2018, R.AGE Food Fight Judge 2015 and NTV7 Foodie Blogger 2014. To read more about Kar Yeong’s food journeys, visit his blog at