Updated 14 April 2009
My Kitchen has gone Pork Free!!!
No, no... not a review of my kitchen back home, but My Kitchen at Sunway Mas (besides Aman Suria). Been hearing rave reviews by some but then another group, not so favourable. Since I was in that area, decided to give it a go. Apparently, My Kitchen serves Hainanese cuisine.
It was very early and we were the first to arrive. The menu are not extensive but sufficient for a decent meal. We ordered the Stewed Pork, Hainanese Style Brinjal and the must have according those who raves about it - Hainanese Mutton Soup.
I ordered the Pineapple drink that my mom used to make. So that was my benchmark. My Kitchen's version is not bad, definitely have pineapple flavour unlike the one I had in Kluang Station. Not too sweet and lots of pineapple pieces. Actually this is very easy to make, chop pineapple into small pieces and boiled in water for about 30 minutes. Add rock sugar. Best served chilled.
First to arrive was the Stewed Pork (small portion RM12.90) which to me looked a whole lot like the Hakka version of Char Nyuk. Taste wise it's slightly different though. Can't really pinpoint what but somehow lacking the oommphhh of it's Hakka cousin. Perhaps the usage or rather the lack of 5 spice powder is the factor here.
Next came the Hainanese Style Brinjal (small portion RM7.90). Thick chunks of brinjals are not too oily. The dried shrimps do bring out the flavour of this dish.
A pot of chilli sauce and a bowl of parsley were placed on the table. Oooo... the chilli looked great and tasted full of garlic and ginger. Just the right balanced for me.
And so apparently the chilli sauce and parsley are to be eaten with the Hainanese Mutton Soup (small portion RM9.00). Smart of them to serve the parsley separately as some people find them "smelly" but I loved them. Added loads of them in my share. This soup came with loads of mutton chunks some beancurd sheet (foo chuk) and deep fried beancurd (tau pok).
The soup is thickish but not sure what so flavourful as claimed. Could be due to a certain Chinese herbs that they have used that gave this soup a distinct flavour. This certainly is not our cup of soup. Could be an acquired taste. The mutton is tender though and thank goodness tasted good with loads of chilli sauce that masked away the flavour.
At the moment, I'm standing on the not so favourable side but might need to give them another try... chicken chop and chicken rice with rice rolled into balls will be on my list next.
26-1, Jalan PJU 1/38,
Sunway Mas Commercial Centre,
47301 Petaling Jaya
Tel : 603-78808726
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun (11.00am - 3.00pm, 6.00pm - 10.00pm)
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