It's been ages since I ate at an Esquire Kitchen but the food is still fantastic. This place has been around for years and years, I still remember their first outlet was in Asia Jaya which was the premier shopping centre during the 1970s. They serve Shanghainese and Szechuan dishes but I prefer their Szechuan items. In fact they were one of the first places that served Siu Loong Pau. However I won't recommend them to you as it's not fantastic unlike the bigger ones you can now get in Shanghainese restaurants.
Since it was just the two of us, we ordered their signature dish, the stir fried chicken paprika or what we know commonly as Szechuan chicken(RM14++). Excellent as always as it came coated in a yummy and sticky sauce, cashew nuts and diced chickens plus lots of dried chillies for fire. We were using the buns to wipe the yummy sauce.
Instead of eating the dishes with rice, we opted to accompany it with their flower buns (4 for RM3.20++) which is unique to the restaurant. Usually you eat the Tung Po meat dish with the buns but we tend to avoid that dish as it's really full of fat! We ordered a fried meehoon for one person(RM6.20++) which I took blurry pictures of as I was in such a hurry. I was really taking pictures quickly plus sneakily as I spied someone I knew in the other table. By the way, it was my first time trying out the fried meehoon and it was excellent plus so much nicer than the ones you get in the Hokkien Noodles stalls.
Another must have - their Szechuan stir fried eggplant(RM11++). They deep fry the eggplant or what we commonly know as brinjal which makes it so aromatic. They were serving bak chang too since it will be Dumpling festival soon. If you have room for dessert, try their Tau Foo Fah. They also serve tong yuen with black sesame seed filling. However if you don't want the traditional items, pop in next door to Alexis Bistro for a slice of cake. We were contemplating dropping by there to eat the Chocolate Moist but decided against it that day as the cake looked like it was left over since there was only 3 slices left on the plate.
Lot F15, First Floor
Bangsar Shopping Centre
Tel No: 03 - 2094 3135
(Non Halal. There are outlets in almost every major shopping centre in town.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review
Tagged with: Malaysian Food + Szechuan Chinese Food