Still on my quest to explore Nexus Bangsar South, this time around I ended up at a surprisingly good chinese restaurant, Dao Xiang, serving really nice Shunde cuisine from the Guangdong province in China. It was my first time trying this cuisine, and I must say, it left a lasting impression on me. Check out below on what we had that evening.
|Dao Xiang Chinese Restaurant @ Nexus Bangsar South|
Dao Xiang Chinese Restaurant @ Nexus Bangsar South
Address: Unit 1-13, Level 1, No 7, Jalan Kerinchi,
Nexus Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: +60 2242 3318
Opening Hours: Daily. Lunch (12:00 - 14:30) Dinner (18:00 - 22:30).
|Not your usual Chinese cuisine restaurant|
|Coated Peanuts - RM3|
|Sauteed Cucumber - RM3|
The restaurant houses 22 round tables, while those who want a more private dining pleasure can opt from one of their six private rooms available. We kicked off our dinner with some chinese appetizer snacks, namely the peanuts and sauteed cucumber. I love peanuts, and the ones served here were coated and very crunchy. The whole night I kept on popping these into the mouth. The Sauteed Cucumber is a good appetizer snack as well, being both spicy and sour, savoury to the bite.
|Chicken Feet in Herbal Soup - RM5|
|Pan fried Pepper and Lotus Root - RM23|
Up next, some very healthy soup, the Chicken Feet in Herbal Soup. Love the soup, not quite the chicken feet as I'm not a big fan of it. I found the combination of pan fried pepper and lotus root to be really interesting. Crunchy, savoury, with a nice texture and after taste, it's a good bite before the mains.
|Stir Fried Black Fungus - RM18|
Another interesting dish whipped up by the chef from Dao Xiang would be the Stir Fried Black Fungus. Served in a sauce akin to the ones in the sauteed cucumber appetizer, I like how the black fungus has that 'crispiness' to it. Not bad at all.
|Rice Noodle with Preserved Vegetable - RM10|
|Sauce, garlic and chilli to complement your meal|
Another delicacy, the Rice Noodle with Preserved Vegetable had a very light aftertaste to it. Shunde's version of chee cheong fun, I would have preferred it with a heavier taste. Of course, you are welcome to add condiments to it.
|Claypot Rice with Chicken - RM40|
I didn't know claypot rice with chicken that is presented in such a light colour can be so delicious. So used to the dark charred version that I was curious how this lighter version tasted. The rice was indeed fragrant from the sauces, and chicken tasted delicious and tender. Interesting to note, even without heavy black or soy sauce, it tasted just as good. Must be the rice, or the sauce.
|Shunde Porridge (Soup Only) - RM23|
|Condiments - mushrooms|
|Condiments - Lala|
One of the must-try traditional Shunde Dish at Dao Xiang would be the Classic Shunde Porridge. Unlike your normal porridge, here it looks and taste very different, a result of cooking the rice until it starts to break down, releasing its starch into the water. With a consistency alike to cream soup, the porridge is without any seasoning, with that pure rice taste.
|Condiments - Pork Meat Ball|
|Condiments - Grouper Fish Slice|
|Condiments - Pork ribs|
A wide variety of premium delicacies from seafood, to meat and vegetables can be added into your Shunde Porridge. Each of these condiments will be dipped into the boiling porridge, and then served by the waitress.
|The waitress preparing our meal for us|
Each table in Dao Xiang is served by one dedicated waiter or waitress, who will help prepare your dishes inside the Shunde Porridge. The staff are well trained to ensure that all the ingredients are cooked just right based on a sequential order for you to savour each round of the delicacies.
|Shunde Copper Hot Pot (Soup Only) - RM18|
Next, we had the star of the Shunde Cuisine which is the Shunde Copper Hot Pot; as with the porridge; you can now choose all your favourite delicacies which has ample selection namely fresh seafood like crabs, prawns, shellfish and your choice of fish; like Grouper, Baramundi, Tilapia and so on which are attractively arranged in the hot pot.
The delicacies that we had was the Mud Crab, Prawns and Grouper Fish. The marriage of flavours and taste from these 3 fresh seafood coupled with the lusciously creamy broth was getting us slurping every spoonful of it right from the pot.
|Sweet desserts to end our meal at Dao Xiang Restaurant|
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|Chillin' @ Nexus Bangsar South Campaign|