Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hokkien specialties @ Hua Xing.

Ask me bout Hokkien dishes and I can only name you two -- the signature black black Hokkien noodles and Hokkien red wine chicken mee suah. Little did I know that quite a number of my fave dishes like braised pork & tapioca noodles originate from this clan too. Thanks to Big Boys Oven for bringing us this gastronomic adventure @ Hua Xing restaurant.

Still not tempted yet? Take a look at the newspaper cuttings pasted all over the wall.

Tucked away in a corner of a row shoplots, it is easy to overlook this hidden gem if you are not familiar with this area. Hopefully this retarded map (yes, drawn by me!) is good enough for you all to locate this restaurant that offers great authentic Hokkien specialties.

We started off with a basket of homemade sesame and rice puffs, coated with gooey molasses. Apparently it is the Hokkien's tradition to give out these puffy goodies during wedding celebration.

The main dishes served were fantastic as well (no kidding), we had...

Braised pork (RM 18) that matches perfectly with alkaline kuih

Crispy deep fried brinjal (RM 10) that is highly recommended by the food sampling team. Warning: Highly addictive dish that will make you crave for more once you sank your teeth into the crunchy strips.

Taadaa...my fave dish of the nite has got to be this giant Curry Chicken Bun (RM 28). This is one of Hua Xing's signature dishes that needs to be pre-ordered at least a day ahead. The team enjoyed soaking up the soft melting bun into the thick yummy curry gravy. Absolutely delish esp for curry lovers.

Instead of having the usual Hokkien yellow noodles and Mee Suah, the taukeh recommended that we give their homemade sweet potato and tapioca noodles a try. Sounds interesting we thought.

The pre-cooked look.

Stir fried sweet potato and tapioca noodles (RM 10). The texture of the noodles was rather chewy but springy at the same time. A good try if you are bored of the usual mushy noodles. Taste wise, they were more or less the same like the ever popular blackie Hokkien noodles.

Our meal is never complete without desserts, as usual, Sunny from Big Boys Oven fed us with his new creation again and this time round we had petite chocolate and caramelised banana cupcakes. Do drop by their website and feast your eyes with their luscious desserts :)

All in all, we were very satisified with Hua Xing's good authentic Hokkien dishes, do remember to give their Curry Chicken Bun a try! With great hospitality, cosy warm ambiance that gives you the kind of eating-at-home feeling and affordable pricing, what more can you ask for? Hmm...probably a larger serving of food cus we just can't seem to get enough of 'em.

Location: (refer to the map lar)
Restoran Hua Xing
Lot 1-12, 1st Floor, Plaza Sri Setia,Jalan SS9/2, Seri Setia, Sungai Way.
Business hours: 11.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m., 6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Close on alternate Wednesday.


ekeng said...

Curry Chicken Bun..Yummy Yummy Yummy...Anyone wanna go there with me? i treat u. Haha :)

daphne said...

nice! like u, i didnt know there are so many varieties of hokkien food too. =)

Big Boys Oven said...

True and very true, the food served are lovely and delicous. Well describe.

MeiyeN said...

where is sg. way? :|

~Christine~Leng said...

O... that tempting curry chicken bun! *my stomach's growling terribly!*
I didn't know much about hokkien dishes either ;P

teckiee said...

...pok pok...pokkkk

Anonymous said...

no pok i told you no pok.. try to distab me wan more time i koll the pulis i tell you.
Ying, great job - p/s: i am half hokkien

wmw said...

Good food, me to blog next! :o)

Xiu Long Bao said...

Waa...such a good offer! We want we want! Buy us curry chicken bun :p

yeah...n the food was delish!

thanks for organising this :)

Err....refer to my 'well drawn' map, see if it make any sense to u? :p

aiyar, u growl i growl...trust me, the curry chicken bun s really good!

haha...itu blck blck pok pok manyak sedap oh.

Lol..can imagine u saying dat in ur impeccable indian slang.

Awaiting for dat! Actually i missed out a few dishes i think...

Babe_KL said...

err the red wine chicken mee sua is actually a foochow/hock chew dish not hokkien :D

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"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i would have thought the same too..infact i only know hokkien mee! haha..

Precious Pea said...

WMW was raving about the brinjal and the curry chicken bun too. Must try must try.

Xiu Long Bao said...

really? cus i heard from the taukeh that fuchow is part of the hokkien clan..hmm...abit confusing :I

thx for dropping by :)

haha..now dat u know!

precious pea:
yeah...the brinjal is really good stuff..must try!

LianneK said...

the noodle is quite interesting. never seen them anywhere before, must go try, thanks for the entry!

sc said...

food looks real good! am hungry now ler...

Anonymous said...

where is csb?

Jean said...

well, i have to say, the Curry Chicken Bunis not original from this place, but LUKUT (near to SEREMBAN)...
anyway, i think this is a good restaurant~^^
ya~did i told u tat i linked u alry?
hope to see ur next food intro~

Xiu Long Bao said...

imbi & itchy:
hey funny + cute new nickname for u :p Yeah, the food was great, must try!

Go try! Very good stuff. Hope the map helps :p

hi there :) Emm...you mean the BBQ pork bun aka char siew bao?

Thanks for the info n link :) Yeap, this rest is great wiv its authentic hokkien dishes.

Anonymous said...

Wow..! that's a lot of food.. ;)

ai wei said...

the giant curry chicken bun look tempting! it looks like a large pizza to me from far away!

Xiu Long Bao said...

yeah...for the 5 of us :p

ai wei:
haha...u hav got to try it! really dlish :D

Unknown said...

I like their slices of bitter gourd fried with a mixture of normal and salted eggs.

Anonymous said...

yummy ,yummy.......i like hokkien pork with rice cake.

Anonymous said...

very very nice,bitter gourd with hokkien mee and thai souce with laydies finger,yummy!