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2015-08-30 730 views
I don't know why but sometimes all my brain and appetite could think of is spicy food. Not just any regular spicy like some sambal or belacan, but something with a little more kick. That's when I go to one of the well known SzeChuan restaurant - Xiao Fei Yang in Damansara Utama. It's even better of a meal when the weather is chilly after some heavy rain. It is of no surprise that the service is somewhat lacking at this establishment. Perhaps it is because some of the workers were foreign so they
It is of no surprise that the service is somewhat lacking at this establishment. Perhaps it is because some of the workers were foreign so they could not really speak the local language. Though neither of them looked too pleased to be serving anyone there.
Plus, do not be too impressed that they have their bowls, spoons, chopsticks sealed in a wrapper that says it has been distilled for hygiene purposes. You are going to be paying at least Rm1 for each set. A little bogus to me but there is no room for argument.
The former is not strong in taste but you can definitely tell that it is herbal soup which has quite a lot of pepper in it, at least I assume. So I suggest that you drink this first before trying their spicy one as that will render your taste buds numb then you won't be able to taste the Herbal soup anymore.
The Ma La Soup however was heavily spiced and definitely not for those who cannot handle heat. Especially if you somehow took a sip of the soup with the chilli oil on top. But it's good enough to have you going back for more as it tingle your senses.
Also, please note that you are paying about Rm20-25 for the soup, so savour it plenty.
As always we have to order their soup & meat filled meatballs. This one is exciting because imagine a xiao long bao, but instead of the dumpling skin you have meat instead. Put this inside the Ma La soup then enjoy as you bite into it - after letting it cool down significantly of course.
Another thing that is a favourite of mine is their pork dumpling. Not like any regular dumpling, the skins they have is slightly thicker so it's chewier, but the meat is incredibly juicy. So when mixed with the spicy soup just makes it amazing.
Once in a while I will go back, when the craving strikes, that's for sure.