DayOne DayOne 小时光销魂面铺 @ Solaris Mont Kiara
If I need to describe my dining experience (in terms of food) at DayOne DayOne with only one word, <BLAND>, that’s that.
That was really out of my expectation because I read good comment on my friend’s social media post. I can only say, taste is pretty subjective. so I always believe that one mustn’t purely trust food reviews/comments, allow your palate to make its judgement if have chance. └|ﾟεﾟ|┐
Note: This visit was before MCO.
Food aside, I adore the interior of the restaurant. It had an inviting atmosphere, aglow with natural sunshine from the huge window panels from one of the walls. Clean and pleasant setting partnered with light wooden Nordic furniture, it’s a soothing tone that’s capable to put people at ease.
Four Season Green Tea (RM10.50/pot – refillable)
Noodles dishes took centre stage in their menu showcased their signature noodles which is handmade by professional noodle makers and tailored by noodles making machine with special specifications. Use only free range eggs, high quality flour and no preservatives or other processed products are added for the noodles making. They serve only dry noodles paired with assorted toppings and side dishes such as minced pork, soft boiled egg, fried chicken/pork pork and roasted pork.
There are small selection of rice dishes as well with options like minced pork rice (Lu Rou Fan), braised chicken rice, Japanese curry rice and Japanese curry rice with shrimp Tempura/fried chicken. Salads, hotpot dishes, snacks can be found in the menu too.
Roasted Pork ‘Xiao Hun’ Noodles with Stewed Pork Soup (RM19.90)
The set came with dry noodles topped with roasted pork (Siew Yoke) minced meat and boiled egg, a bowl of soup filled with vegetables and meat balls, pickled cucumber and chili sauce.
The signature ‘Xiao Hun’ (means rapture/ecstasy) noodles which is looks like linguine (but slight curly) has decent springiness on the texture and I’m glad that it was nicely cooked to my preferred al-dente texture. The minced meat sauce was good, savoury and infused gloriously with pork lard oil. However it was a bit insufficient to coat the whole bowl of noodles.
The roasted pork looked legit from it’s appearance but to our dismay, they were bland and the skin was not crunchy at all.
The taste of the soup as well as the chili probably needs to refine and work on some improvement too.
Soft Boiled Egg ‘Xiao Hun’ Noodles with Japanese Chicken Cutlet (RM21.90)
The chicken cutlet arrived pipping hot and crunchy on the outer with tender meat. The flavour however missed the mark, bordering on tasteless and crying out for stronger marinade.
Soft Boiled Egg Xiao Hun Noodles with Japanese Pork Cutlet (RM21.90)
Pretty generous portion of pork cutlet, this certainly not the juiciest I’ve eaten and it shared the same problem with the chicken cutlet of lacking in flavour.
Taiwanese Sausage (RM8.90)
Verdict: The meal definitely didn’t turn out to be a tasty lunch that I was expecting. Portion and price wise, the food here good enough as a full meal that can be enjoyed frequently.
DayOne DayOne 小时光销魂面铺
1, Jalan Solaris, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-6211 4714
Operating hours: 11.30am to 9.15pm, daily