Xiao Bar Wang, Authentic Taiwanese Street Snacks

Out of the blue for the weekend lunch, we discovered this Taiwanese eatery in at the Lower Ground Floor of One Utama a while ago where a cluster of eatery outlets are. Last week, I went there again and this time, I have ensured myself to share this with you. If you’re a fan of mee sua, this maybe the right place to go.

Xiao Bar Wang - Authentic Taiwanese Street Snacks - Menu

Xiao Bar Wang have a variety of Taiwanese delicacy from meals to light snacks at an affordable price. We have ordered the Jumbo set which includes mee sua, cripsy chicken, herbal egg and a drink. The set meal is for MYR15.90.

Xiao Bar Wang - Authentic Taiwanese Street Snacks - Mee Sua

Mee Sua

‘Using only the finest ingredients imported from Taiwan, Xiao Bar Wang is proud to offer the Taiwanese mee sua that is a definite must-try. Along with a piping hot serving of delectable soup, the smooth mee sua is sure to satisfy your craving.’  -Xiao Bar Wang

The mee sua that they have serve is the flat type, including in the dish is some pork balls, parsley, a dash of pepper and a tiny scoop of their chilly paste. I like the soup, rich in oyster flavour and not too starchy at all. Be warn that the chilly paste is very spicy! Do request to have the chilly separated if you still want to try it. The pork balls tasted like as though they are handmade from the minced pork. This mee sua is served in paper bowl and you are suppose to eat it with wooden chopstick provided. Highly recommended.

Xiao Bar Wang - Authentic Taiwanese Street Snacks - Crispy Chicken

Crispy Chicken

‘Snack it up with our crispy bite-sized goodness that’s large on taste! Add the Xiao Bar Wang’s Special Salt & Pepper concoction or spice it up with Xiao Bar Wang’s Chilli powder for that extra oomph!’ – Xiao Bar Wang

Unlike any other fried chicken, this is not covered with thick flours at all. I tasted the chicken more and what makes it much more fragrant is that they fried it with sesame.  This is delicious, the saltiness is sufficient and their pepper is not too hot. They are packed in paper bag and skewers are provided so you can easily snack them even if you’re walking around. I recommend this too!

Xiao Bar Wang - Authentic Taiwanese Street Snacks

Xiao Bar Wang was introduced in Singapore by Jeff Wang, a Mediacorpe Artiste and Ong Wee Yeap, who works in the financial industry.  They have opened their first kiok at Tampines One and begins to expand their business since then which includes Malaysia. I’m not sure if they have it at other locations but you can sure find them at:

LG118 Lower Ground Floor
1 Utama Shopping Center
1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre
Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

[gmap addr=”1 Utama Shopping Center”]One Utama Shopping Center[/gmap]

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The Authenticity of Yummy Taiwan

Lately been discovering loads of Taiwanese food around. This time we look into Yummy Taiwan. Love the simple interior of the restaurant.

I came across this restaurant when I received the previous promotional flyer. Previously, I had it when they had buy 1 and second is only for MYR1. Quite a good deal huh?

Until lately, I have gotten their latest promotion where you buy 1 and get the second one for 50% discount. In order to redeem such promotion, you have to flash this flyer. They are actively giving out some outside of Fahrenheit 88 and/or around Bukit Bintang area. Their dishes from the flyer seems to be promising but do they?

Dish #1: Stew Pork Rice Set Meal

It comes with a bowl of rice with stewed pork and pickled vegetables. It also came along with some side dishes of taro balls with tuna, hard boiled egg with bean curd puff and chunky chilly sauce.  The flavor of the stew pork was pretty good just that the meat given was a little too much lard in it. Combining with the pickled vegetables, it taste pretty refreshing. I reckon the rice isn’t just plain white rice, it somehow has some herbal flavor to it. The hard boiled egg with bean curd puff is great to go along with the rice. Taro balls and tuna combination is just weird. To me, taro balls are just meant for desserts and with the tuna placed beside it, sometimes it makes the taro ball tasted fishy.

Price: MYR 10.90

DISH #2: Beef Noodle Set Meal

This beef noodle comes with soup, bean sprouts and ‘bok choy’. This is also a set meal, it comes with side dish tuna with taro balls (just like the previous dish), local pickled vegetables and chilly oil. The soup base for the beef noodle is not intense enough, it just doesn’t give enough ‘umph’ and I would put the noodle rating as average. The pickled vegetable is crunchy, me likey.

Price: MYR13.90

Dish #3: Hot Crispy Chicken Rice Set Meal

This chicken in this dish is like a size of a chicken chop You can imagine how big is the piece of chicken when you look at the size of the rice. The rice size is the same amount from the first dish earlier. It is serve with pickled vegetables and side dishes of tuna and taro balls and chilly sauce (which I forgot to snap a picture of, to excited over the size of the chicken). I love this dish! The chicken is crispy on the outside and juicy inside. Because the meat is juicy, the meat maintains it moisture without being too drying to consume. I recommend this dish!

Price: MYR 11.50

Yummy Taiwan is located at Lot 2-27(1) Second Floor in Fahrenheit88. Dining in are subjected to service charge and for inquiries you may contact them at +603-21414725 or email them at yummytaiwan2u@live.com.my. Food served is non-halal.

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Traclyn Yeoh