Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Review: Restoran Hua Xing


The last round Miss Sweet 16 asked me and Gummy Bear out for dinner at Restoran Hua Xing, we ended up disappointed. When Gummy Bear reached there, the restaurant was closed. So we ended up at Kong Sai Tzai instead. This time round, we were very determined to try the Hokkien food, so we set off another date for dinner and finally we got there, rain and all.

We let Miss Sweet 16 to do all the ordering since she had eaten at this place at their old location. We have a plate of delicious Fried Potato Starch Noodles. The good wok hei generates a smoky taste, the noodles are springy and peppered with pork slices, beansprouts, onions and garlic. The addition of the strong flavoured Chinese celery (khun choy) lent a lovely fragrant to the noodles but then again I know there are a lot of people who dislikes khun choy, so if you don't like, remember to ask the chef to omit it.

Fried potato starch noodles

The next noodle dish that came was Fried Pak Kor Meen (fried rice cake where pak kor is also known as Shanghai Nin Go) ala Hokkien Mee style. Gummy Bear remarked that surprisingly both noodles came looking alike, read - dark but both have their own distinct taste. This one have a sweetish caramel taste to it, most likely due to the type of dark soy sauce used. Loved the bits of crispy lard hidden in them.

Fried Shanghai Mooncake (Pak Gor)

This signature Deep Fried Brinjals was recommended to us and we all like this a lot! We wondered what kinda technique they used as the brinjals are not greasy at all. In fact, they were crispy till the last piece as we picked up the pieces as dinner continued. The brinjals might be plain but the crispy dried shrimps and garlic bits plus chopped spring onions gave the dish it's ommpph.

Deep fried brinjals

The next must order dish is their signature Hong Bak that is served with plain kan sui koe (alkaline rice cakes). Hong Bak is a Hokkien meat dish cooked in dark soy sauce, almost like Tung Por Yuk but somehow the taste is different.

Hong Bak

I personally liked this as the fatty layers are thin and I got chided by Miss Sweet 16 for scraping out the fats LOL. The meat is of course succulent and slightly on the salty side but went well with the kan sui koe which I wonder what's the recipe as my sweet version of it turned out horribily.

Kan Shui Koe (alkaline cakes)

I was already pretty full by now but they both of them decided to add one more dish! In the ended they ordered the Deep Fried Tofu, luckily they told us the smallest portion contained 5 pieces and thank goodness I had one piece only. Basically this dish has tofu mashed up with various ingredients in there like minced fish paste, prawns some finely chopped carrots etc. They are steamed and cut into small pieces before coated with egg and flour to be deep fried. The tangy chilli dip is a lovely compliment to the tofu.

Deep fried tofu

Fully satiated... called for the bill and the total food with a pot of tea for 3 of us costed RM51 only!!! Not only the food is great but the price is very reasonable too. Will be back definitely!

Restoran Hua Xing
Lot 1-12, 1st Floor
Plaza Seri Setia
Jalan SS9/2 Seri Setia
Sungai Way
47300 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 603-7876 3288
Opening hours: 11.30am - 3.00pm, 6.00pm -10.00pm
Closed on alternate Wednesdays
Find Hua Xing in Google Map


  1. gosh, that looks like a terribly sinful dinner! i brought my family here for dinner last year when they came up to visit, and they quite liked it. a lot of dishes that seem to be difficult to find elsewhere in kl, right? =)

  2. I keep trying to convince my parents to go here but they keep insisting on the same 2 or 3 chinese restaurants that we have been frequenting all these years....

  3. Looks great and reasonably priced too, need to recommend it to my parents, I think my dad misses the kan sui koe.

  4. shud put this on my gps and look for it! the food looks good!

  5. I like Chinese celery (and heard it has some medicinal/healing benefits). But cannot add too much or it will overpower the other ingredients unless this is the star ingredient. :D

  6. I've been meaning to pay this place a visit, but somehow never managed to go. Better drag rif there soon. The food looks gooood!

  7. Sean, you just have to say THAT word don't you?!! haha darn ya horrr mostly deep fried :p

    J, take a detour :p

    LCOM, hope your parents like the place. i noticed a lot of elderly dine here.

    Joe, tasted good! must go but try on a weekday!

    tigerfish, i agree with you. too much of it will overpower the entire dish.

    Bangsar Babe, maybe we should organise a makan session here since Joe oso wanted to try out

  8. I'm marking this down. No idea where's Sungei Way. But I'll seek my way through. :)
    Love brinjals deep-fried.


Blog Revamping

Hello... I'm in the midst of revamping my blog to make my life a little easier. So do not be alarmed as work is still under construction.

16 Oct 2012