Last month I was invited to a food review at Xia Mian Guan in Sunway Pyramid. This Shanghainese restaurant is located at the Oasis Boulevard and it may be a little tricky place to find. It's hidden in a narrow corridor tunneling outside the mall opposite of Celcom Blue Cube.
When I first heard about the name of the restaurant, I misunderstood it as a shop that sells prawn noodles but the word 'Xia' in Xia Mian Guan actually means the summer season and is famous for their Signature Shanghainese homemade noodles even in its art and decorations.
Although the entrance of Xia Mian Guan not really big or grand but it's filled with the traditional Shanghainese decoration touches especially the interior. It's really warm and welcoming for a group of family or friends to dine together.
|Winter Melon with Chilli Flakes (麻辣白玉果) RM 8.00 for 10 pieces.|
We started off with an appetizer, it's called the Winter Melon with Chilli Flakes. At first I thought this dish will be quite spicy with the amount of chili flakes on top of the winter melon pieces but it's actually quite mild and flavorful which went pretty well with the sweet, refreshing and crunchy winter melon. Definitely a good appetizer to order.
|Xia Signature Noodles with Braised Meat Ball (豬骨湯獅子頭夏面) RM22.00/bowl|
After the appetizer, we get to try their signatures noodles which is called the Xia Signature Noodles with the Braised Meat Ball. The soup based is cooled with pork bones that gives a very sweet taste into the soup from the bones, which I like the most. The noodles is made by themselves and the braised meat ball was quite tasty and juicy. So for those who really like pork bone soup and pork meatball, this is what you must order.
|Stewed Noodles wih Minced Pork and Eggplant with "Teo Chew” Sauce (潮醬肉碎茄子燜夏面) RM16.00|
This next dish is also noodle, it's the Stewed Noodles wih Minced Pork and Eggplant with Teo Chew Sauce. The broth of the noodle is cooked with tomato sauce and adding with the Chew Zhou chilly sauce. With the minced pork and diced eggplant topped on the noodle, it goes pretty well together.
|Crispy Beancurd Skin (虎皮素鵝 ) RM 12.00 for 8 pieces.|
This Crispy Beancurd Skin is consisting of needle mushrooms, king oyster mushroom and shiitake mushroom stir fried with rice wine, soy sauce and sugar is being stuffed into the beancurd skin. It comes with soya sauce and ginger as dipping. I like what's inside the beancurd skin but would rather prefer if the skin is crispier.
|Deep Fried Spare Ribs with Red Wine Sauce (紅酒骨) RM16.00|
I find this dish - the Deep Fried Spare Ribs with Red Wine Sauce, quite unique. The spare ribs has been marinated and it is then being stir fried together with red wine and lime. The smell from the red wine sauce was quite strong that made me curious to try it out. The spare ribs are quite soft and the fat part actually melts in my mouth together with the sweet and sourness from the sauce.
|Deep Fried Chicken Cubes with Honey and Ginger (蜜汁姜芽雞) RM26.00|
After that, we had this Deep Fried Chicken Cubes with Honey and Ginger. This dish is no stranger to those who like Chinese cuisine. The chicken meat was quite tender with the sweetness from the honey and the slight bitterness from the ginger.
|Crispy Bloated Fish : RM 18.00|
Dory fish is used for this Crispy Bloated Fish dish. The fish is marinated and then stir fried till it's crispy and topped with dark sauce.
|Yin Yong Gai Lan (二菘芥蘭) RM 20.00|
Last but not least, it's the Yin Yong Gai Lan. The name Ying Yong means mixture of two different style where first the Gai Lan vege is stir fried with soy sauce and garnished with deep fried sliced onions and then topped with another Gai Lan which is sliced thinly and deep fried. Not a common vege dish that we can easily find in any Chinese restaurant. It's tasty but maybe the price could be a little lower since it's more expensive than other meat dishes.
Xia Mian Guan
OB.K7, [Oasis Zone], Oasis Boulevard,
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall,
No.3 Jalan PJS 11/15,
Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 03-5621 0040
Business Hour: 11.00am – 11.00pm (Mon-Sun)
.: Peace Out :.