*continuation from my previous post
I managed to squeeze a quick lunch at Lido Restaurant before heading back to KL. The restaurant opens for lunch and dinner, and it also caters for large functions and wedding dinners. We ordered the crispy bean curd, sweet & sour pork and Hock Chew loh mee.
The bean curd (RM8) was deep fried until golden brown and crispy on the outside, and topped with light soy sauce, fried shallots, spring onions and dried shrimp. Simple, yet scrumptious. Sweet & sour pork has always been one of my favourite Hock Chew dishes, and Lido serves a mean version of this dish (RM10). The pork was succulent, with a good amount of melt in the mouth fat. I liked that the sauce wasn’t overly starchy and it had a good balance of sweet and sour. rif liked it too. The highlight of lunch was the Hock Chew loh mee (RM9). Unlike Bei King’s insipid version, Lido’s had plenty of wok hei and the thick gravy was flavourful from the pork slivers and prawns. I ate everything, right down to the last drop of soup.
I enjoyed my short trip back to my parent’s hometown, but since I didn’t get to eat my kampuang noodles, pillow pau and kompiang biscuits, I’m already thinking of another visit up north!
Food: 6.5/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: My favourite place for sweet & sour pork. And try the Hock Chew loh mee!
52, Jalan Dua,
Taman Sitiawan Maju,
32000 Sitiawan, Perak
Tel : 05-692 2784/05-691 0985
GPS Coordinates: N 4 13.006 E 100 41.587