Yup, as the heading says, This newly opened restaurant is the new porky place in town – mainly roasted pork a.k.a “siu yok”. Judging from the loads of customers this eatery attracts (it was full house for lunch), Siu G Jai must be pretty good. I had to pay pay a visit twice because the first time around, no vacant/unoccupied spots available and waiting around did not seem to work because none of those peeps looked like they were leaving anytime soon, lol. Hence, my returning visit. I got wiser and decided to head here at 2 pm, when most of the lunch crowd has left – which means a definite availability of empty seats. Yay!
The atmosphere, as you’d most probably notice, is bright, vibrant and simple. Constant chatter here and there. Similar to old school Chinese restaurants, here too you’d see 3 generations working together. You would have the grandpa chatting with another guy. The grandma and grandchildren prepping the meat and vegetables for the next session, the siblings, aunties and uncles, mom and dads manning the counter and checking inventory. It was pretty awesome to experience the old school feel while being in a relatively modern setting.
Sui Yok Fried Rice, 10 ringgit
If you fancy some Chinese style fried rice, with some siu yok on the side, then this would be the oe for you. I love Chinese style fried rice, it has a distinctive difference from the other forms of fried rice. Loved it. The siu yok was crunchy on the top and meaty on the inside. They also included the bone cartilage – which meant it was also chewy. Certainly – a very satisfying dish.
Chicken Curry, 10 ringgit
I loveeee Chinese style chicken curry and the one served here was da bomb! I scoop up every last drop. This dish was part of their “Today’s Special”, I do not know if it is a regular or just once in a blue moon thingy. You’s get some pretty thick, yummy gravy + 3 pieces of chunky, meaty pieces of chicken + 3,4 pieces of potatoes. Yum! I enjoyed every bit of it.
Would I head here again?
Ooo yes, I would. It is pretty close by, nothing too fancy, complicated and food was tasty. Why not.
Address: No. 12, Jalan 1/109e, Taman Desa Business Park, Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: Everyday, 11.30 am – 3.30 pm
Signing out now, Ciao.