Oh, the joy of finding a good eating spot when you least expect it!
@dix and I stumbled upon the newly-opened "KL Shao Roast" while headed to a healthy lunch. Well, that plan went right out the window once we caught sight of their tempting display of roasted meats.
Although this eatery has only been in CT Hub for two days, they aren't a new business. In fact, during the time they were located at Katong Plaza, "KL Shao Roast" had gained quite a reputation for their KL-style "char siew" and "sio bak". They also toss their wantan noodles in black sauce which is how it's done in Malaysia as well.
I'm pleased to report that I enjoyed my order of noodles with the two roasted meats very much (price: about $6). The "char siew" was a gorgeous glossy black, and had its sweetness dialed low and smokiness on high - just the way I like it. The cut I was given today was mostly lean with just a bit of fat which suited me fine.
As for the "sio bak" (roasted pork belly), it was also really good with a thick crackling that's extremely crunchy.
Coated in a tasty sauce, the fine egg noodles were al dente and didn't clump together at all. The practice here is not to add chili during the cooking, so customers are suppose to help themselves to the sambal. Interestingly, theirs isn't the usual sweetish sort but a savoury "belachan" which I discovered, went very nicely with everything.
Accompanying the noodles was a bowl of soup wth a couple of small wantons. They were alright but clearly, it's the roasted meats that rule here.
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