During the Chinese New Year break, when both of us were at the loose end on what to do, we decided to visit Summit Shopping Centre. I must admit, I haven't been to that place for a very long time (we're talking a few years here) but I did read about it's recent changes. Cold Storage supermarket was pretty well stocked with wide aisles (versus the cramped ones in Bangsar) and the new Point B place was not too bad as it sold Jia and New Convox items. The place was also well stocked with lots of Korean food items plus similar items which you get in a 100 Yen shop.
When it came to dinnertime, we wandered downstairs to their lower ground floor and ended up at Hainan Chef which I remember reading about from the USJ forums. Everyone had raved about their Hainanese Lamb Stew (RM8.90) which I ordered. It came in a small claypot accompanied with rice and a bowl of soup with fishballs. The portions was quite substantial - lamb pieces from the shoulder, carrots and half a hard boiled egg. We both liked the stew but the consistency was more like a soup. Very more-ish food as I kept ladling the "soup" to drink it up and shared it with Splashie Boy as his fried rice was kinda dismal looking. Although it had a pretty decent amount of prawns and even prawn crackers topping it, it was tasted ordinary.
Since it was night time, I didn't order their famous Hainan Char or their Roti Kiap which is what Hainanese kopitiams are all about but opted for their calamansi lime juice with cincau. I thought it was a good idea to combine the two since I always find the syrup for cincau to be slightly too sweet. Not sure whether we will return to this mall again but if we do, it'll be for their Hainanese Lamb Stew. Incidentally, this place was featured by the local food series by TV3 i.e. Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan.
Hainan Chef Kopitiam
Lot LG06, The Summit USJ
(Halal. Open from morning till night.)
*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.