Although we work in the same area, rif is hardly at the office. When he is, we tend to go to Fusion Restaurant a lot. On that particular day, I felt like trying someplace new, so we went to Sukico Hainan Cafe next door.Previously across Uptown 5, Sukico relocated to its current location about two years ago. I tried their Hainanese Chicken Rice when they were at their old location once, and didn’t like it. Then again, I generally don’t like chicken rice and to be fair, I had it quite late; at 5.30pm. The restaurant decor is unassuming, with old school marble table and wooden chairs and shelves at the corner selling baking essentials. I ordered the Sang Har Chow Sang Meen (RM14.80) because it was recommended by our waiter, while rif ordered the Hainan Chicken Chop (RM13.80). I also ordered a Hoilam Char Set (RM5.50) which consisted of a hoilam char, toasted bun and 2 kampung eggs. The chicken chop came topped with melted cheese and cheese sauce. Portion was generous, and the chicken was juicy and tender. I thought the cheese sauce flavoured the chicken very nicely, and melted cheese topping was a nice finish to the dish. We would definitely order this again.My Sang Har Chow Sang Mee tasted like a cross of Sang Har Mee and ginger beef kuay teow. I counted eight prawns in my noodles, which was quite a steal for RM14.80. Not the freshest tasting prawns I’ve had, but they were good enough to impart some sweetness to the gravy. The egg gravy was thick, sweetish and slightly on the starchy side. I’m not sure what the secret is, but it works for the noodles. As much as I enjoyed this, I still prefer the sang har mee with fresh water prawns.
Hoilam Char Set was pretty standard. I thought the amount of kaya and butter in the bun was a tad sparse. I spied a few patrons having the Hainan lamb stew, which smelt really good from where we sat. That means another lunch visit soon!
Food: 6/10 (halal)
Verdict: The food tastes very home cooked and portions are quite generous.
Sukico Hainan Cafe (same row as Public Bank)
26, Jalan SS21/39,
47400 Petaling Jaya
03 7728 8381