New restaurant in PJ?
Specialises in pork? (specifically, crispy roast pork - siew yoke)
A friend (Mr MC) highlighted this restaurant to us pork lovers and we happily made a bee line to go try it out.
So cute lah... :)
The name of the restaurant is Siew Yok! - seemingly, a passionate babitarian exclamation of joy to the general public:
Mr MC mentioned that he knows the owner, who after years of experimentation and dreaming, finally decided to pursue his passion and open his own restaurant...
While it is definitely not a fine dining restaurant, it is airy and much more comfortable than your average coffee shop. Please don't be fooled by how empty it looks in the photo though - it filled up amazingly fast during lunch hour:
Of course, the highlight of this eatery is the Siew Yoke (RM 13.50), available in 3 variations - Yellow Gold, Black Gold and Melting Gold:
I think we were told that they alternate the Siew Yoke but generally, it is a difference on the crispiness of the pork?
Anyway, that day we had the Yellow Gold Siew Yoke (Crispy Roasted Pork) and it was nice!
- really skin crispy
- tender, well marinated layer of meat,
- balanced with a adequate later of melt in mouth fat.
There are also a small selection of other porky dishes available at the restaurant:
- Loh Chee Yok (RM
(Sorry. What a terrible typo. But to be fair the hand written receipt they gave us was confusing. They lumped several items together):
Well, was a biiiiit too salty, but the hearty soup and tender chunks of stewed pork, egg and tofu went well with the rice.
- Char siew (RM 13.50):
Unlike the usual Char siew which has a sweet taste, the one here was more savoury, with a slight Thai twist with a dash of fish sauce and garlic.
(Interesting, but overall just ok. I prefer the Loh Chee Yok and Siew Yoke...)
Note: Beware the chili - nice but spicy:
Worth a mention is the Rice (RM 2.50) and Veggies (RM 8.50):
While the serving was a little bit small, the rice was fragrant and had that nice dry-ish "one piece, one piece" type of texture to it.... As for the veggies, they were fresh and lightly flavoured with the simple oyster sauce and fried garlic combination.
(2 essential accompanying parts of the meal which a lot of restaurants mess up!)
I guess their concept is delicious porky coffee shop favourites (siew yoke!) in a comfortable environment? No doubt there's a slight premium in the food price but I think it's fair considering that it's not your run of the mill noisy, dirty, hot kopitiam and the pork is good quality stuff :D.
So, it's: Crispy, yummy roasted pork in a simple and clean setting BUT not much bad to say except that the menu is very focused (aka. limited) and service could be a tad faster.....
Siew Yoke @ Restoran Siew Yok!, SS23, PJ
Opening Hours: 11am till 3pm
Phone: 019-2125 866
Address: 25, Jalan SS23/15, Taman SEA, 47400 Petaling Jaya (Just off LDP, after Tmn Megah)
COMPLETELY NOT HALAL
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