Friday, April 06, 2007

Restaurant Siu Siu, KL

We're going to Taman Seputeh for dinner, Gary said without much explanation.
Must be the famous seafood restaurant on the way to Tian How Temple, i thought to myself
Soon, we were at the restaurant....but Gary continued driving....?!?
And passed by (the road to) Tian How Temple... ?!?
Took a right turn into some dingy dark road...lots of trees, like driving into a small jungle. A quick swerve to the right and we've parked.
Siu Siu was rather hidden (hence also known as Restaurant in the Jungle), I was quite amazed on how big (or shall I say, long?) the restaurant is after stepping through it's relatively easy-to-miss-very-small entrance. Wayne did hint that if we drove further in, we would end up at a cemetary, rather than a restaurant!
Since I've never been to Siu Siu, the ordering of food was left to the guys..
Oh, sorry about the bad photos as the lighting was quite bad (and I dont use flash for my pictures to avoid unnecessary attention ;p).
We had the Japanese style ribs.. I thought it tasted very much like pai guat wong (sweet sour spare ribs) as there was not a hint of 'japanese' in the dish. I was expecting something like teriyaki with a dash of kikoman sauce..hehe. Mediocre dish as the ribs were rather tough..
Homemade taufoo was quite nice.. The texture was silky smooth, it does have some eggy flavour. Sauce base was mince meat with diced long beans, giving a nice balance of flavours to this dish.
The favourite of the night was the fried beehoon..The beehoon was stir fried till dry and very fragrant. Lots of eggs, veges and most importantly, the crunchy, crushed dried shrimp makes this dish really tasty.
The crabs were served last..
We had steamed crabs... The flesh was sweet, the crabs were steamed with ginger, wine and a sprinkling of soy sauce. The base of the plate was filled with steam eggs, sweet as it has absorbed the flavours from the crabs.
The salted egg crabs were just average. I didnt take picture of the stir fried vegetables as it was just average. I can only recall that we paid RM200+ in total, all I remembered was the crabs were expensive at RM118 for 3 crabs (was told the crabs were slightly over 3 kg, but it certainly didnt felt like it).
What Julianne thinks?
Good(for the beehoon and steam crabs) and mediocre for the rest
Restaurant Siu Siu is located at 15-11, Lorong Syed Putra Kiri, KL.

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Blogger tankiasu said...

Wanted to pay a visit to this restaurant about 3 weeks ago but they were closed. It has been receiving alot of rave reviews on the press lately, maybe they paid the press for those publicities? :P

06 April, 2007  
Blogger Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Siu Siu's claypot seafood curry is excellent. They're famous for their char siew too. I tried some of the recommended dishes in the newspapers but I wasn't too excited with all of them. Also saw many people ordering the claypot rice with crab. That would be interesting and something I'd like to try the next time I go there.

06 April, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

tankiasu: oh, i didnt know it was featured in d papers..hmmm, maybe we didnt order the popular dishes? no wonder the restaurant was so pack..and we waited over 45 mins for d food :(

lyrical lemongrass: aiyo, shud have ordered the seafood curry :(. and char siew!! my fren tried d claypot rice+crab, said it was so so only..

06 April, 2007  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

Had d claypot crab rice a few times. Given a choice I would have stopped at d 1st time but that's only me. Dint they recommend/push their char-siew? Not bad but sometimes a tad too sticky sweet for me.
Yet to try the branch at Seremban Highway tho.

06 April, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

nope tummythoz, they didnt recommend their char siews..hmmm, maybe sold out? guess you have the same opinion as my friend on the claypot crab rice

06 April, 2007  
Anonymous jason said...

Just an average "dai chau" laa I think

07 April, 2007  
Blogger boo_licious said...

Yeah, it came out in Sin Chew Jit Poh this Friday hence I thought yr friend saw it in the papers and decided to go for it since it looks like you all had the meal on Friday.

07 April, 2007  
Blogger Kenny Mah said...

I guess with all these "popular" makan places, one still needs to know which dishes to order. Sometimes even the signature dishes can be below par esp. if the place is crowded.

Maybe a solution would be to try these places at off-peak hours? At 45min waiting, I'd expect nothing but top-notch makan lah! ;)

07 April, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

jason: ya, i thought so too..

boo: we went there nearly a month ago.. not sure how my friend got to know about that place, but they've been there a few times..

kenny: i guess so..and yup, for that long wait, i was expecting top notch stuff, but alas..

09 April, 2007  
Blogger GUZZEBO said...

after reading your posting, went there for quick dinner yday...had the meehoon, beancurd and a vege..(choy sum + mui choy)..the latter is little pricey..RM18. as it was sunday, the crowd was packed and the food was so so. Went there as i saw the picture of your meehoon was great..spoke to one of the order-taker and he said, they do have a few signature dishes...claypot rice crab one of them...he also claimed their fishes are wild and not culture !!!..

23 April, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

hi guzzebo, ya, most of the food i tried that nite was mediocre too. my friend did try the claypot crab rice, he said it was normal, so we didnt try..wah, i didnt know about the fish! thanks for that info ;)

23 April, 2007  
Blogger Pw said...

I like the jungle setting. The trotters are great, do check it out again, weekdays recommended.

30 October, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

been to many restaurant, but never one so sucks like Siu Siu Restaurant - fatty lady captain super rude while taking order, instead of introducing their famous dishes kept asking us wat we would like to eat. our first visit there so how the hack to know that.....our first & last visit, confirmed!

17 September, 2010  

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