Saturday, August 23, 2014

Soup Restaurant, Jaya Shopping Centre, Section 14, PJ Food Review

At the newly opened Jaya Shopping Centre, there lies a restaurant call Soup Restaurant:
It shows simplicity in it's restaurant design from what I can see. Despite it's name, it serves more than just soup. Chinese cuisine is what the restaurant offers.

Soup restaurant has established it's name in Singapore and is a public listed company over there. In Malaysia, there's one other branch over at 1 Utama. Not only is it simple in it's design but the dishes are too. But it does have a certain appeal to it's food.

To start off with, we took on their signature Samsui Ginger Chicken (Village Chicken):
From consuming this dish, I can easily recognize why it's one of their signature dish. The chicken was steamed perfectly, moist and juicy and a little dab of the ginger sauce helps enhances the flavor of the ginger chicken. Even though ginger is not something I like to eat, adding a little of it does enhances the taste.

Penang Fried Mee Suah (RM17.90):
It had a generous portion of ingredients in it which is great that it's not just lots of noodles. Prawns, eggs, bean sprouts, chicken and more.

Here are some of the double-boiled soups tried:
On the left is Double-Boiled Dried Scallop with Black Chicken Soup (RM23.90) and on the right is Double-Boiled Waisan & Ginseng Roots with Chicken Soup (RM17.90). I can't remember what's the one in the center. I just remember it's with pork ribs. LOL. The one with the black chicken is good for invigorating blood circulation, relieves stress (what I need!) and enhances complexion while the one with Ginseng Roots and Chicken is ideal for those who feel stressed or tired. The ginseng is very apparent in the soup where it provides a little bitter taste to it but the chicken soup with it's essence just provided some natural sweetness to counteract that.

Ah Kon Ginger Fried Rice (More Ginger):
The ginger taste is there and cannot be denied in this fried rice but just like the Samsui Ginger Chicken, the ginger tasted differently from your normal ginger sauce but I guess, I would prefer the less ginger version since this one I feel a little too overpowering in it's taste. But it's still okay. Costs RM17.90.

Steamed Hand-Chopped Minced Pork with Salted Fish:
There's another one with Salted Egg:
Both meats taste the same with just the difference of a little bit of ingredients on top. However, I find neither the Salted Fish nor the Salted Egg did anything to alter nor enhance the taste of this dish. It's just like you're eating the meat halfway and then you break it in between to taste the salted fish or salted egg. The meat is very nice in my opinion. It's springy and possess a pleasant chew when you bite into it. Of course, I would recommend eating with rice or noodles else it's just too salty to eat just by itself. Both priced at RM18.90 each.

Tofu Prawns:
Costs RM35.90. I simply adore the gravy which consists of 3 ingredients and that is egg, tomato and chili. It's great to eat it with some Fried Mantou:
RM9.90 for 8 pieces. Haven't eaten these for sooooo long. I just missed it so much and am glad that I had a chance to eat it that day which didn't disappoint.

Here's the Soup of the Day:
Lotus Root Soup during that day. For 1 pax it costs RM9.90 and for 5 people and above, it costs RM39.90.

Hometown Fried Fish Belly (RM23.90):
If you like a bit of heat to it, you can have the one with fried with chili for the same price:
But to me, there's not much difference to it though it does add a bit of spice to it with the chili. Tastewise remains the same.

Ah Kon Fan Shu Leaves (spicy):
RM15.90. Vegetables. 'Nuff said.

New Zealand Venison (RM27.90):
You can either have it cooked with black pepper sauce or ginger & spring onion. This venison is okay but I'm still trying to find an outlet where they serve really tasty venison like the one I had before which got me loving venison meat.

Next, onwards to dessert!

At Soup Restaurant, there are four types of dessert.

Herbal Jelly (RM7.90):
Not bitter and mild in taste. Cold dessert

Double-boiled Pear with Snow Fungus & Almonds:
RM8.90. Available in hot and cold. Nice tasting pleasurable in biting at the snow fungus, pear and almonds.

Sea Coconut with Longan (RM7.90):
Cold dessert. The lemon in it provides a zesty refreshing taste to give it a kick.

Double-Boiled Snow Fungus with Ginkgo (RM8.90):
Also available hot or cold.

The Soup Restaurant at Jaya Shopping Centre is at:
Level 3, #L3-12
Jalan Semangat, Seksyen 14
46100 Petaling Jaya

Selangor Darul Ehsan  

Open from 10am-10pm


Happy walker said...

thanks for the review of the food~

Kenji said...

They sure look delicious! Thx for the effort.

foongpc said...

Yum!! But sounds expensive, no?

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

No lah. Price is reasonable enough.