Stumbled upon Xiao Bar Wang when we need a simple quick lunch at 1 Utama. A little restaurant that serve Taiwanese street food, owned by a few Malaysian & Singaporean artists. Nestled at the pretty competitive culinary cocoon of 1 Utama (Lower Ground Floor to be precise), their business was quite good considering majority tables were occupied when my visit.
Simple wooden tables & stools in a barely decorated dining area and there are also seats at the pathway outside the restaurant.
Simple (aka limited) choices on their menu
We opted for set meal which included a mains + beverage with very affordable price.
Mee Sua + Drink (RM 7.90)
Mee Sua, the renowned Taiwanese street food was decent with well seasoned gravy and appropriate consistency, not too thick nor watery. The only grouch was I prefer oyster in my mee sua instead of meat ball, there is nothing’s wrong with the meat balls given, just that I prefer the original oyster mee sua ^__* Ask for a chili sauce for extra kick!
Bento Rice + Drink (RM 12.90)
Served in a plastic bento “box”, the set consisted of a sizable fried pork chop on a bed of white rice, pickled vegetables, braised potato, blanched vegetables and a halved braised egg.
The fried pork chop had crispy skin of black pepper infused batter however the meat was a tad too dry. I enjoyed the spicy pickled vegetable which really appetizing and went well with the rice
Beverages for the set meal and there are 3 choice available such as Black Sugar Milk Tea, Rosselle Flower Tea and Black Sugar Sugar Lime.
Verdict: Decent Taiwanese street food offering with affordable price but the choices are a bit limited. Will revisit when I need a quick fix
Xiao Bar Wang Lot LG118, Lower Ground Floor Old Wing, One Utama Shopping Centre.