Monday, January 15, 2007

Siu Siu Restaurant, Jln Sungai Besi

I hardly drive along the Sungai Besi road, so when I visited the Technology Park about a week back, I was surprised to see Siu Siu just after the RMAF Air Base. After making the necessary enquiries with my learned friends in the Makan Club, I was informed that this was a branch of Siu Siu Restaurant which I had blogged about in December. Naturally, we had to see if the food was as good as the other restaurant.

We are definitely creatures of habit. We loved the claypot vietnamese seafood curry so much at the other place that we insisted on having the same dish. I must say that I was just as impressed with the seafood curry. It was very creamy and not too spicy - the kind of curry that you can drink from the bowl without finding the taste overpowering. However, I found that it tasted even better with the fragrant white rice that was served to us.

The mixed vegetables consisting of celery, lotus root, lily buds, almond flakes and slivers of brinjal was a bit of a disappointment. We agreed that it was rather bland in flavour.

On the co-owner's recommendation, we tried the Peking Tofu which was tofu blended with egg, water chestnut and fish paste and fried so that it was crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. It was served with mayonnaise.

We were informed that this branch did not serve the excellent char siew that we had tried at the Syed Putra location as the restaurant was relatively new and did not have as big a clientele as the other restaurant.

The claypot vietnamese seafood curry came up to RM28 while the other two dishes were priced at RM12 each.

The decor in the open-aired restaurant was simple, but the co-owner, Flora Cheong, mentioned that they were in the midst of constructing balinese-style gazebos to enhance the decor.

Siu Siu Restaurant
No.1, Kampong Satu,
Jalan Sungai Besi
57100 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 012-233 7880/016-370 8555/016-309 8038

Opening hours: 11.00am - 11.00pm everyday.

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