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SINKI restaurant in Dengkil, Selangor, is a makan place worth checking out if you are in the township.

But, for starters, where on Earth is Dengkil?

Since the Klang Valley has expanded all the way south, this little town has become ‘nearer’.

As a matter of fact, it is very near Putrajaya and KLIA.

Now, I used to travel to this place on assignment back in the days when I was a staff photographer and a rookie reporter.

And the kind of news that I covered ranged from politicians visiting the area to crime.

Fast-forward to the present and I rediscovered Dengkil with the help of Andrew Ng, one of my cycling kakis.

He recommended Sinki restaurant which is located in the heart of town.

B28A1693536C4E688F31F891062C0BA9Killer sauce: The deep-fried garoupa was a bit leathery but the chilli sauce more than made up for it.


One of the highly recommended dishes was the deep-fried garoupa in chilli sauce.

This signature dish is highly sought-after as the lunch crowd makes a beeline to get a taste of what Dengkil’s best had to offer.

To me, the fish was too dry and leathery. What saved the day was the sauce.

As a rule of thumb, fish that is not fresh is usually prepared as a deep-fried dish to mask the taste.

The other dish, which I think was the ‘flavour of the day’ was the kampung chicken with Sinki’s special dip.

This one nails it on the head with generous portions. The chicken meat was tender and pretty tasty.

Next up, if you love pork trotters, Sinki has a house dish which is pretty decent.

However, like the fish, the skin was a tad too rubbery.

What suprised me the most was the pricing. There were 10 people on the table and the bill for the food came up to RM147 for eight dishes.

BCE45CD7C52B4EECA52B4878E0ED2D5FLunch crowd: Sinki restaurant is perpetually packed during lunch.


This is pretty reasonable as the portions are large and the overall taste of the food in this makan place is good.

But, be warned. If you add in the stir-fried udang galah with kicap that Sinki is very famous for, the bill will shoot up to the sky.

I was told to avoid ordering seafood dishes like crabs and prawns to avoid a premature heart-attack when the bill is presented.

Sinki opens from 11am to 2pm for lunch and from 6pm to 10pm for dinner. Its closed on certain Chinese festivals.

The GPS coordinates for this makan place are: N 02 51.518, E 101 40.792 and if you want to go and give this place a try, be advised that its perpetually full during lunch hour. So, organise your trip and try to get there early. <p\>

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