The Quest For Siu Loong Pau – Esquire Kitchen @ 1-Utama

I quite often go to Esquire Kitchen, either in 1-Utama or in Mid Valley to grab a Soya Bean and some Fried Sauce Noodles, yummy!

The Wor Tip or Fried Dumplings are pretty good too.

But I always go for the sauce noodles.

I did hear someone say they had siu loong pau, so I had to check it out, seen as though I’m on a quest for the best siu loong pau in KL!

Dragon-I failed pretty miserably.

Anyway if you have anything at Esquire, it must be the sauce noodles!

Fried Sauce Noodles

The vege are pretty good at esquire too like this fried aubergine with garlic and spring onions.


The Wor Tip or fried dumplings, something like Japanese Gyoza.

Wor Tip

These are also definately worth having.

The other noodles are good too like this one..


The mighty siao loong pau! Or…did I order Siu Mai?!

Siao loong pau

Yes pathetic right? No soup inside either.

Siao Loong Pau

Yes indeed, original fakeplan siao loong pau, where’s the soup!

Bad bad bad siao loong pau, shame as I like Esquire Kitchen generally it’s so less pretentious than places like Dragon-I.

The customary empty plates.

Empty Plates

Yah my pics are lousy I know.

I like Esquire kitchen, especially their super fast and efficient service and delivery of food, plus the reasonable price.

But I definately WONT be eating their siao loong pau again.

Next to try…Crystal Jade at Lot 10, Chef whatever in SS2 and Shanghai 10 in Bangsar.




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22 Responses to The Quest For Siu Loong Pau – Esquire Kitchen @ 1-Utama

  1. cheekky December 1, 2006 at 7:02 am #

    citidel hotel (or is it cititel?) at mid valley have a restaurant which serve siu loong pau which is pretty good. don’t quote me on this tho…. as this was 4 years ago when i went…

  2. cheekky December 1, 2006 at 7:05 am #

    …actually… it may have been just a couple of years ago….

  3. meekie December 1, 2006 at 8:47 am #

    yah….the standard dropped a lot compared to years back. well, may be not in 1-utama?

  4. Elise December 1, 2006 at 9:14 am #

    hmmm.. Shanghai 10, is this the same place that just opened in 3rd flr, Sg Wang?? If yes, definitely bad….. can’t even get their egg custard done right! No taste of egg at all, how the hell can you screw up something so simple?!!

  5. v0ices December 1, 2006 at 10:35 am #

    go Grandma’s place at Uptown and try their huge ass ‘premium’ siu loong pau.
    The give you a straw to drink teh soup

  6. James December 1, 2006 at 10:54 am #

    SEA Park mixed rice is only RM5. You get sweet & sour pork, clams, veges, the lot.

  7. spiller December 1, 2006 at 1:25 pm #

    Shanghai 10 is so so only.

    Crystal Jade is pretty good, especially the “hot & spicy la mien”, the portion is big and enough for 2 person. Limited smoking area though.

  8. meekie December 1, 2006 at 1:36 pm #

    You can find some nice Siu Loong Pau in Ye Ching @ Heritage Row. Very nice one! They give you a tiny straw for soup.

  9. Pinky December 1, 2006 at 1:55 pm #

    I hate esquire. They were really good until now.
    I apparently know the owners son, he’ll be taking over the restaurant pretty soon. Dont u think there should be some improvements!

    But their siu loong pau is quite good. Was then.. i dont know about now..

  10. Aunty Ningku December 1, 2006 at 5:28 pm #

    Yo tiger … you back in malaysia? or still stuck in the dessert reminiscing wonderful malaysian porky food ????

  11. babe_kl December 1, 2006 at 6:51 pm #

    cititel is dragon-i also ler… i heard drop standard.

    but i really loved those siu long baos in crystal jade lot 10. remember to order the deep fried pork ribs!!!

  12. Sainsbury December 2, 2006 at 5:21 am #

    what bad photographer!

    that’s not siau long bau la duh

  13. CarolineL December 2, 2006 at 9:13 am #

    Shanghai restaurant in JW Marriot offers the best siu loong paos. Your tongue will get burnt by the soup in it. Also, you can try their Tea Duck; crispy skin and juicy meat, yumz~

  14. Paul Tan December 2, 2006 at 2:24 pm #

    wtf thats siu mai!

  15. pinkpau December 2, 2006 at 11:18 pm #

    best siu loong pau in KL – Shang at JW Marriot

    2nd best siu loong pau – Crystal Jade at Lot 10

    dragon-i is ok. dont even think bother with bangsar shanghai 10’s siu loong pau… -___- actually dont bother with shanghai 10’s anything.

  16. froggy December 3, 2006 at 12:43 am #

    How much is it ? Can you tell me in more detailed ?

  17. tyler December 3, 2006 at 8:09 pm #

    Crystal Jade at Lot 10 has pretty good siu loong pau. There are a couple of places around Jalan Imbi that has decent siu loong pau’s too but I forgot their names lol 😛

  18. Guan December 4, 2006 at 12:05 pm #

    Best siu loong pau is at the source…Hong Kong!

    Suggest you try siu loong pau with hairy crab roe (seasonal…right about now) which is the ultimate version of this dish.

    Recommended places in HK: SuperStar restaurant chain, Victoria City or Lei Garden.

    Coming? 🙂

  19. Matthew December 4, 2006 at 3:44 pm #

    Crystal Jade so-so lar

  20. KY December 5, 2006 at 3:17 pm #

    try gandma’s place at uptown, I wrote about it before. Huge ass siu long pao, comes with a straw!

  21. TL December 12, 2006 at 10:59 pm #

    Crystal Jade has one of the best (the best so far for me) siu loong pau. It’s definitely one of the dishes i order when I’m thr.

  22. Sammie May 29, 2009 at 9:48 am #

    I totally agree when you say their siu long pau look more like siu mai. I have been to many EK ard Klang Valley to try their siu long pau…and NONE of them are the legendary siu long pau. The best siu long pau (affordable restaurant) I had is at Teng Fong Tai restaurant.

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