Sunday, October 28, 2012

Zuo @ Publika & Zeven @ Puchong

Checking out two Chinese eateries, one in Publika & the other in Puchong. First up, Zuo, which specializes in what it calls "homespun nostalgia."

A 38-item menu explores everything from lap cheong omelets to pi pa tofu, but here's Zuo's forte: hot & hearty rice platters, served with the likes of okra & quail eggs.

Few matches seem as heaven-made as steamed white rice with a bowl of chunky pork belly, peanuts & lotus roots simmered in fish sauce with rock sugar.

Wok-fried rice with smoked bacon, diced carrots, green peas & white cabbage. This cost RM10.90, reasonable for something that'll crush hunger pangs for hours.

Oh, most of our orders came with complimentary, slurp-worthy salted veggie soup.

All the typical beverages are offered, from winter melon with lemon to sea coconut.


Zuo @ EAT Food Village, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur

Zuo @ EAT Food Village, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur


Next up, Zeven Recipe in Puchong prides itself on MSG-free home-style cooking that it insists is low in salt & sugar.


Fermented bean curd pork, as meaty & flavorsome as can be expected.


Sakura pork slices, served cold for a mild-tasting, mighty refreshing starter.


Herbal chicken. A sterling example of Oriental soul food, filled with comforting aromas.


Minced pork. Well-prepared, but won't linger in the memory for many months.


Steamed fish, fleshy & fairly fresh. But not impressive enough to head to Puchong for unless you're already in this area.


Dongpo pork, always a pleasure. One of our favorite Chinese culinary classics.


Chicken feet, something we're learning to like, for all its gelatinous glory (if only we could have this boneless though, for sheer convenience).


Mixed veggies & mushrooms, the obligatory dish for a Chinese dinner.


Bean curd with spicy sauce. We kinda prefer softer, silkier & more mellow preparations.


Zeven Recipe,
25, Jalan Puteri 1/4, Taman Puteri, Puchong.

38 comments:

  1. Make me drooled...... thx for sharing !

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    1. “追食富迪”: you're welcome. hope you'll have a delicious lunch or dinner today! :D

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  2. hehe I can imagine my mum saying "omggggg look at all the cholesterol from the quail eggs!" about the first dish!!! :P Yay!! I'm glad that there are more options at the food court!!! Not that it was lacking anything in the first place! :D

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    1. Vien: heh, i have a weakness for quail eggs! love them! :D oh yeah, EAT food village is one of my favorites in publika. the choice is staggering and the quality is pretty satisfying :D

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  3. Slurpsssss!!!! Everything looks soooooo good! Seen so many posts on all the nice food at those places in Puchong but it's so far away - nobody to take me there...and I hear the jam is pretty bad. Sigh!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: chinese food is really comfort food hor :D ohhh, ya, for customers who don't live in puchong, it can be a nightmare trying to get there! i only ever head to puchong for food once every three months or so =)

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  4. I tried Sakura pork slices at Zeven before...quite interesting textures there :)

    As for the steamed fish, go n try the black tilapia with the lardy house signature sauce at Restoran Tanjung Tualang Fish Head lar! :P

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    1. Ulric: i think sakura pork is available also at yokoso ichiban in sstwo mall =) heheh, hopefully someday i'll get to tanjung tualang! :D

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  5. Hmm... I always wonder is it really possible to create delicious food with No MSG and low salt and sugar when diners are always expecting burst of flavors when they dine out. If they really want healthy food, they can always cook at home. =D
    Btw, I checked out Doraku, the burger was awesome! Can't wait to go back there again!

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    1. Smitten By Food: ooh, i guess that's the challenge for these cafe owners, and some of them do rise to meet the challenge :D oh ya, the burger was unexpectedly good. i'd definitely recommend it =)

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  6. Food at Zeven Recipe looks very yummy! The shop name sounds familiar. I'm gonna locate the place ^_^

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    1. Melissa: oops, another reader says it's no longer in business. but nevermind, there are plenty of other good chinese eateries in the puchong area, heh :D

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    2. Adui....gulung tikar again :-(
      Ya...you are right. Puchong has many food...sometimes too many until duno what to eat :-p

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    3. Melissa: feel a little sorry for zeven. guess the competition was a bit too stiff for them!

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  7. So happen that you put these 2 places that starts with a "Z" together or was it on purpose?!! haha

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    1. Eiling: heheh, both of these places have been sitting in my draft folder for months. so i finally decided to combine them and kill two birds with one stone :D

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  8. Zeven in puchong already wrapped up la

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    1. Ng: yikes! sorry to hear that!

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  9. I passed by Zuo but have not tried it yet... looks promising? Wow, did u have all those dishes in one sitting at Zeven? ;-)

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    1. Pureglutton: yeah, the food at zuo is pretty basic and humble, but it's very nicely prepared :D and yeah, that visit to zeven yielded all that food in one sitting :D

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  10. I could use a nice big bowl of chunky pork belly now...

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: when i'm feeling blue, all i have to do, is sink my teeth into some pork belly, and then i don't feel so blue anymore (well, at least for those few seconds) :D

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    2. Sean & Bangsarbabe: Want chunky triple-layer pork belly...braised in a claypot...come look for me...I take u both to a kick-ass 'dai chow' in Happy Garden OUG =)

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    3. Ulric: ooh, i haven't eaten at happy garden in many years. tnx, will keep this in mind someday :D

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    4. Sean: Got salted egg crabs and salted egg pork ribs summore...hahahahaha :P

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    5. Ulric: sounds like a solid menu indeed =)

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  11. oh boy..
    see those fats on the sakura pork.. YUMMY

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    1. Simple Person: very juicy texture! :D

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  12. I'm really enjoying some of the clever designs that eateries are coming up with in Publika - they seem to be a mix of recycled and funky.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, i'm glad the decor at Zuo caught your eye. i do love the wall decoration here, with the giant-sized bowls of rice, pots of tea and spoonfuls of soup! so cool! :D

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  13. is this the post on the Z's? hehe

    Chinese food which is laden with pork is always welcome! When we gonna do chinese :P

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    1. Ciki: heheh, Z is a letter that doesn't get enough credit :D ooh, am always game for good old chinese grub, i think =)

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  14. Oh yummy yum yum, the Sakura pork slices look good. So does the chunky pork belly (hmmm seems like I like eating fatty pork LOL!!)

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    1. Baby Sumo: gosh, we all seem to have an incurable weakness for fatty-meaty pork. i guess that's the meaning of irresistible, heheh :D

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  15. Okra and quails eggs? Not a usual combination though it does sound yummy!

    The dong po pork looks awesome! Sinfully good!

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, i actually don't quite love okra, but i couldn't stop myself from ordering that plate purely for the quail eggs :D and ya, i'm trying not to get addicted to dong po pork either. once a month sounds like a good limit for that! =)

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    1. Cquek: yeah, creatively done! :D

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