Don’t you agree to this?
No country serves wanton noodles (pronounced ‘wantan min’ in Cantonese) quite like Hong Kong. Springy noodles with bite, wantons filled with 70% shrimp and 30 % pork, with aromatic clear stock and a dish of kailan on the side.
We were looking for that particular “sai yong” 小蓉 from Hong Kong without flying over. Having heard to Starz Kitchen has it, so why not? 🙂
Starz Kitchen is a restaurant invested by famous Hong Kong singers Alan Tam and Hacken Lee. Can tell from it’s name: 左麟右李!
This restaurant at Pavilion KL is the 8th outlet after their successful opening at Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzen and Shanghai. Looks like Malaysians can enjoy a delicious range of traditional Cantonese delicacies such as wantons, steamed rice rolls and stir-fry dishes & a good selection of congees and noodles.
Be warned. This comes with a price. Lol.
Since you won’t need to travel to Hong Kong for it. And since it’s located in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
In Hong Kong must drink Milk Tea. So we ordered one too in KL.
House Speciality Shrimp Wanton Noodles in Soup 蝦籽鮮蝦云吞面 – Small 小蓉 RM14, Large 大蓉 RM19
Like in HK, they serve pingpong-sized wantons. The noodles were extremely thin and springy, firm to the bite with an agreeable slippery texture. Because the noodles are so thin, if they sit in the broth too long, they get soggy. That’s why their wanton noodles are served in small bowls with the wantons underneath the noodles. This keeps the noodles afloat, ensuring we have very al dente noodles with hints of crunchiness.
Broth were clear too.
Comparing to those famous ones in Hong Kong? OK. Those are better but this version can compensate a while haha.
You would wanna order the Large bowl cos their portion is pretty small. I can finish the whole large bowl myself and still have room for siew mai. What say u? Lol.
Stir-fried rice noodles with beef slices and vegetables 乾炒牛河 – RM27
Not up to Chris’s expectation. Not enough “wok hei”. Flavoursome but the beef’s texture were not as good.
Siew Mai 烧卖 – RM13
Not enough space for congee so a portion of Siew Mai would be nice. Fresh prawns on top. Pretty good. They have other selections of dim sums too if you don’t feel like having noodles or congee.
Kinda expensive to go again. We would still happily revisit Happy Garden’s Bamboo Wanton Noodles. Again and again…. and again Heheh.
Starz Kitchen Pavilion KL
Level 7, Dining Loft,
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 11AM – 10PM
Contact: +603 – 9223 3667