Restoran Happy @ Sitiawan, Perak
After checked in to our home stay and rest for a while, we went out for again for lunch. More information and photos of our home stay in another post, stay tune~
We were brought to this fuss-free Chinese “Zi Char” restaurant for lunch. The setting was simple but quite comfortable equipped with air conditioners.
Rou Yan Soup with Foochow Fish Balls 肉燕福州鱼丸汤
Rou Yan 肉燕, a traditional Foochow delicacy looks like Wonton with meat filling but the wrapper which is called Yan Pi 燕皮, is made from pork. Click HERE to read more about Yan Pi.
The broth was sweet with a lots of shredded cabbage. I like the filling of the Rou Yan, well seasoned but most of them fall apart from the Yan Pi >_< The Foochow fish balls delicious too, adequately bouncy with minced pork filling.
Red Wine Chicken 红糟鸡
Cooked with traditional Foochow Red Wine, the chicken was not as red as the one I had before and the taste of the wine was rather mild too. Foochow people normally have this on the first day of Chinese New Year and birthday, and normally have it together with Mee Sua (Ang Zhao Mee Sua 红糟米线)
Braised Pork Ribs with Preserved Mustard Plant Stem 烂排骨
An unpretentious dish but showcased a satisfying dimensions of flavours! This dish is known as “Lan Pai Gu 烂排骨”, literally translated as “broken pork ribs” which I guess it’s because the pork ribs are braised till really soft, almost “broken” in texture. Not only the pork ribs were braised till fall-off-the-bone tender, there were some melting soft yam cube which fully absorbed the flavours of the sauce. The savoury and sourness of it really teased and tugged our palate, certainly a memorably wonderful dish that you shouldn’t miss if you have chance to dine in here.
Foochow Chicken Roll
The meat roll was not as good as I’ve hoped. It lack of that meaty flavour and the texture was too compact and “flour-ness” to our liking.
Sweet & Sour Fish Fillet
A common and run-of-the-mill kid’s dish (✿╹◡╹)
Luo Han Zhai (罗汉斋) was well executed with assorted vegetables, glass noodles, mushrooms and bean curd sheet braised in Nam Yue sauce (red fermented bean curd).
Total bill: RM120+ included 8 white rice & tea.
Verdict: Overall it was a very good lunch session and this place definitely good for some Foochow cuisine. Nothing too fancy, just hearty wholesome food served in a simple setup.
Restoran Happy 双喜楼酒家
No.73 & 74, Taman Ria Jaya, Jalan Raja Omar, 32000 Sitiawan, Perak.
Tel: +605-691 3563