Monday, January 07, 2008

shihlin taiwan street snacks at 1 utama, pj...

Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks is a popular food chain from Singapore that focuses on famous Taiwan night market snacks. Their first branch in Malaysia was opened about 2 years ago at the Old Wing of 1 Utama Shopping Center. Same floor and close by to Tanjung Golden Village cinema.

Been meaning to try this place ever since they opened but always hesitated as most of the time the place is packed and there is very limited seating. Its just a tiny kiosk type establishment where the kitchen takes up most of the place. Finally got a chance when I passed the place around 2ish pm on a Friday. It was empty (although before I knew it got filled up, LOL)!

Their menu is simple whereby you have 4 items to choose from and 2 drinks (bottled water & soy bean milk). Prices for all the 4 are same which is RM5.50. The choices are XXL Crispy Chicken, Seafood Tempura, Crispy Floss Egg Crepe and Handmade Oyster Mee Sua.

The Handmade Oyster Mee Sua is a definate must have! Best to be eaten right away piping hot. It is served in a thick flavorful broth, nicely cut strands of mee sua, shredded chicken and 2 plump (and fresh!) oysters. You can choose to have it with or without chili but I highly recommend having it with chili. The chili sambal adds a good kick to the whole ensemble.

Another top draw has to be the XXL Crispy Chicken. This is similar to what Uncle Bob offers in most pasar malams. Tender deep fried chicken sprinkled with 2 types of powder, 5 spices and chili I think. Don't eat it right out of the deep fryer though as its freaking hot! If only they would cut it up for you as it would make it much easier to munch on.

All and all a great place for a quick bite. Price wise I would say pretty reasonable considering whats on offer in 1 Utama. If only they would expand with more seating. Am definately returning to try their Crispy Floss Egg Crepe. :D

Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks
Location: Lot S54 (2nd Floor), 1 Utama Shopping Centre (Old Wing), close to Tanjung Golden Village cinema.


FL Sam said...

I havent try it yet. I noticed there is a new outlet at the new wing Sunway Pyramid. :)

Dragon City said...

you should try the seafood fav..hehe