Friday, July 21, 2006

Authentic Chinese Noodles - Suzhou Noodle House, Citrus Park, OUG

As I was writing this post I googled for other blogs who have written about Suzhou Noodle House. There's this particular post in which one the readers left a comment saying that Suzhou Noodle House has closed down and was taken over by another shop :_( I can't verify this for myself but thinking that it's no longer around makes me a little hesitant to write about them. I've visited them twice and both times I quite enjoyed their food. Anyways I hope you enjoy this post.

Suzhou Noodle House is run by real Suzhou people from China. How do I know? Because they speak with that particular accent :) As the name implies they sell mostly noodle dishes. I'm not really sure what the Suzhou province's specialty items are but the things you can find being served here are typical to most Chinese style (not Malaysian Chinese) noodle houses.

The lady boss is quite friendly and can be nice to chat with if you know Mandarin (which I'm not good at by the way). She recommended us to a certain green tea. I think this particular tea deserves special mention.

Green tea.

What's so great about this tea? The taste was fine and I liked the way they served it in leaf form as opposed to powdered or tea bag form but the real magic of this tea is its detoxifying properties. Without saying too much (use your imagination please)... this cup of tea gave me detoxification sessions for almost a week!

Pork Chop Noodles.

Next up we have the Pork Chop Noodles which are noodles with clear soup served with delicious and crispy pork chop. As is the norm with this dish the noodles are nothing to shout about. It relies very heavily on the taste of the pork chop to complete the dish and thankfully the pork chop did not disappoint. I wouldn't say it was spectacular though.

Beef Noodles.

I've got a thing for Beef Noodles and something like this really hits the spot. Suzhou Noodle House's Beef Noodles comes with very generous servings of chunky beef and some white radishes (the round thing on the left side of the picture). I absolutely love the soup because it's so well imbued with beefy taste. Thumbs up for this dish. I'd try it again if they are still around.

Spicy Chicken Noodles.

This one was a little weird because it tasted like Tom Yam. Possibly one of the worst items on the menu. Not recommended.

Xiao Loong Pau.

In case you don't already know Xiao Loong Pau is a type of steamed dumpling with tasty broth inside of them. The correct way to eat them is to pick the top portion of the dumpling up with a pair of chopsticks while being extra careful not to tear the bottom to ensure that the yummy broth does not spill out. Their broth is laced with a little Chinese cooking wine which I think gives it a welcome kick.

I've read a review in another blog (I can't seem to find it anymore) which gave their Xiao Loong Pau thumbs down but I really beg to differ. I can't claim to be a Xiao Loong Pau expert but I do know what I like and the least I can say is that they are definitely better than the crap that Dragon-i serves.

Lot 5, 1st Floor Citrus Park Food Emporium,
OUG Plaza,
Overseas Union Garden,
Old Klang Road.

Phone: 012-2525581

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posted by wyejon at Friday, July 21, 2006 (permalink) |

9 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Anonymous Giant Sotong

I'm sort of a regular at the Suzhou Noodle House. Never tried any of their snacks or buns - yet.

11:01 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger boo_licious

The food looks good but I also thought it had closed down. When was the last time u went there?

6:59 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Honey Star

Oh yummy, the pork chop and xiao loong pau is callin me.

Talkin about xiao loong pau, do you suck the soup out from the pau first or pour the soup out into yur spoon?

1:16 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Bernard

Hi there,

Just visited Suzhou noodle house today, & yes, it is still there. Best thing d master chef is back from China, thus Xia Loong Bao is again available in d menu.

10:25 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

giant sotong: then u should really try out the xiao loong paus.

boo_licious: last month actually.

honey star: i suck the soup out... i can't really figure out how you would pour the soup out into a spoon first.

bernard: thanks... that's great news!

12:21 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Honey Star

thats the thing..i did the whole suck thing also..then i was watching this hongkee makan makan program the other day..the girl said the rite way is to pour it out first...hmmm.....

9:53 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

honey star: hahaha... i'm dumbfounded!

10:26 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Lengx2

Your food pics look great!
I guess your previous photo tips really paid off :)

9:28 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

lengx2: thanks for the compliments... but I get lazy some times and the pictures suck :P

9:46 PM  

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