I'm currently on the search for yummy char siu in town as the ones I have tried so far haven't really hit the spot for me yet. Recently quite a few people have recommended I try this place in Section 17's Happy Mansions area that also houses 6 to 10 Grill plus Food Foundry.
I actually have good and bad opinions about this place. Although the char siu here is above the average type you find in the barbequed meats stalls, I'm kinda peeved with this place as I find the quality of the food to be not consistent. The good points about this place is they serve nice chicken soup that comes wth gei zhi (wolfberries in English), cucumbers and chicken legs. Their chicken is fried and the skin is really crispy and the char siu depending on which cut you get is pretty good.
Having said that, I was not impressed with service as I find the servers to be generally unfriendly. I don't mind sour faces but what irked me was they were not giving me pointers on how to order from their stall hence it took me a while to tweak the orders to get what I wanted. For instance, my first plate of char siu was inedible as I did not ask for "half fat half meat" and their siu yoke was so fat. Consistency is also an issue as I went here a total of three times and I had different experiences with their char siu that ranged from bad to very good. If you are in the area, do give the food a try and I'll love to hear your experience with it. It's also advisable to eat there early as the food runs out quite fast.
Restaurant Choon Yien
Happy Mansions, Jalan 17/13
Section 17, Petaling Jaya
Closed on Sundays
*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 + Char Siu