Lot F225, 1st Floor
1 Utama Shopping Centre
This popular char chan teng underwent some renovations a couple of months ago. When they reopened, business picked up as it is extremely popular with the lunch crowd here. Serving HK-style "fast food" dishes, it's popular with the teeny boppers and office crowd in this area - saw lots of teenagers jamming this place.
There are the regular baked rice and noodle variations a'la HK-style. Drinks are served in jars like this... my Iced Lemon Tea (RM6.90)...(oh, it was tooooooo sweet - I had to get them to add water to it, otherwise I'd get instant diabetes, man!)
I found this dish interesting... all because of the deep-fried vegetables served at the side! This Pineapple Fish Cutlet Rice (RM8.20) had chunks of fish fillet cooked in the regular sweet-and-sour way...
... and a generous portion of the deep-fried vegetables. I think they used kai lan for this.
The Beef Kway Teow (RM8.50) was cooked in the usual Cantonese-style... with a lake of thick starchy gravy! From the no-complaint demeanour of my colleagues, I gathered the above 2 dishes didn't disappoint them kwa. (or maybe they're not very
When this big bowl containing Honey Pork Ribs Rice (RM8.90) was served, my first reaction was "how pathetic!" Notice I said big BOWL, not big portion of food! In fact, the portion of rice and pork ribs was so miserable, it barely filled half the bowl, as you can see! Furthermore, the colleague who ordered this is a rice-lover... so your guess is as good as mine as to whether this satisfied his tummy or not!
Ahh... finally my order of Hand-made Noodles with Roast Pork (RM8.90) came and it was rather disappointing. The noodles were too soft and the 2 stalks of sawi were also soft and limp, as you can see (I hate soft & limp things!). Worse still, the roast pork was fatty and the skin was not crispy at all!!! That is the ultimate insult for roast pork - soft soggy skin!!
I think it's because they left the roast pork soaking in the copious gravy too long. The person who prepared this should know better than to do that! Instead, the roast pork should just be served atop the noodles! Like that also don't know, haiyaaah!
Well, if you come to this place, just be mindful of all these minor mishaps... may be "minor" but they actually can make or break the food!
As for me, the next time if I go there again, I think better stick to their instant Nissin noodles or bread toasts, no?
My rating: 5/10