Sunday, September 15, 2013

Siang @ Sogo

Sogo's main Chinese restaurant serves better-than-expected halal dim sum.

Hot & fresh, juicy & flavorsome: All that describes this chicken siu mai (RM7 before taxes).

Steamed scallop dumplings (RM9), smooth & sumptuous. A second helping, please.

Crispy-creamy "Golden Nest" prawn yam fritters (RM8), pleasurably plump.

Since Siang is nestled in a shopping complex, it seems to be open all day long ...

... so there's no trouble ordering 'har gow' somewhat late in the afternoon.

Love the savory-soupy seafood dumpling (RM10), for which we'll brave Sogo's surrounding traffic & internal parking woes.

Can't resist chicken feet in black bean sauce (RM5), but can easily skip the bean curd rolls in oyster sauce (RM7).

Steaming-hot yam cake (RM7), nicely done, not stodgy in the slightest.

Worthwhile: Stir-fried pumpkin made uber-creamy with salted egg (RM12).

BBQ chicken buns. Not terrible, but there's no wisdom in stuffing the stomach with these when the menu features better options.

Egg yolk custard buns (RM7), extremely enjoyable before it becomes cold.

Stir-fried carrot cake with bean sprouts (RM7). Comparable to well-executed hawker renditions.

Glutinous rice wrapped in lotus leaves (RM5). A filling meal here won't exceed RM80 for two.

Siang,
Level 6, Kompleks Sogo Department Store, Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur.

Check out EAT DRINK, a new F&B website jointly run by The Expat Group (TEG) & Eat Drink KL. This website features all of our up-to-date reviews, plus exclusive weekly articles & a searchable database on restaurants in KL & Selangor: EatDrink.my

26 comments:

  1. Ahh.... the egg yolk custard bun! Looks sooooo good!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ken: yeah, gotta love those egg yolk custard goodies (and we must thank whoever invented them, heh) =)

      Delete
  2. dim sum dim sum... my favourite la..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cquek: good to enjoy some dim sum at least once a month! =)

      Delete
  3. Lovely decor, Sean. Steamed scallop dumplings sound great!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Linda: scallops do make everything better! :D

      Delete
  4. Replies
    1. Mr Lonely: hope you get some great siu mai soon! =)

      Delete
  5. Sogo? Hmmm...haven't been to that part if Kl for a while.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Suituapui: it used to be a 10-minute walk from my former office, before we moved this year, heh :D

      Delete
  6. oh yeay! halal ones tht are not too expensive. Now I know where to all my muslim friends :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Rebecca: oh ya, the customers here seem to be 90 percent muslim. the location ensures that =)

      Delete
  7. The scallop dumplings, 'har kaw', seafood dumpling and salted egg pumpkin looks exceptionally good! =)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ulric: quite good actually, especially for a shopping mall outlet that isn't really famous for its food. the scallop and seafood dumplings and salted egg pumpkin were definitely as good as some hotel restaurants' recipes =)

      Delete
  8. The scallop dumpling and steamed custard bun look mouth watering. Not too far from my office...would be a good idea to pay this place a visit.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Missyblurkit: ya, it gets kinda crowded for lunch, cos a lot of customers are hungry for dumplings and buns here, heh =)

      Delete
  9. The chairs there look so formal...hahaha! And I don't think I can ever get used to chicken siu mai... Gimme that chicken feet basket tho!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kelly: heh, kinda old-school, banquet-hall chairs =) i don't chicken siu mai as long as it's juicy ... and chicken feet as long as it's juicy too! :D

      Delete
  10. I just had some dim sum yesterday in SG. Haven't had that for long long time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. CK: yay, sounds like we've both enjoyed our recent dim sum adventures! :D

      Delete
  11. seems like there are more halal dimsum than non halal version these days, especially at air conditioned eateries. can't decide if it's a good thing yet. hehe

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. KY: yeah, i figure it's a not-bad thing. something for everyone, heh :D

      Delete
  12. I always like this Chinese Restaurant which is not so well known by ppl. The dim sum and the chinese cuisine are quite good. Price also reasonable. There are actually alot of muslims having their lunch over here due to the office towers surrounded Sogo.
    You should try their lunch menu which is value for money

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Peggy: thanks for the vote of approval! the lunch menu sounds good, and will consider it the next time i'm at sogo =)

      Delete
  13. Oh, Sogo, my used to be favourite lepak place after college :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Choi Yen: heheh, i also used to like to lepak here after work in my old office =)

      Delete