SS2 is home to plenty of hawker food – there’s never a shortage to where and what to eat, in my opinion. Jien and I paid Soon Hing Ducklicious and Dim Sum in SS2 a visit recently as the place is said to serve pretty good roast duck with wantan noodles.
I wanted to have dim sum as well but they ran out when we went there for lunch on a weekday. Instead, we settled for the wantan noodles with a combination of siew yuk and duck and curry kuay teow with siew yuk while my colleague opted for the wantan noodles with oyster sauce chicken.
Soon Hing’s roast duck is quite taste – crisp skin with adequately tender meat and a good amount of herbal flavour which offsets the gaminess of the duck. I didn’t quite like the wantan noodles here as there’s a pretty strong alkaline flavour (kan sui) and aroma.
We shared a plate of char siew and siew yuk (RM16) and a bowl of sui kow in soup (RM6.80 for 5 pieces). The latter was nothing to shout about; rather average tasting without much crunch or texture. Also, the dumplings were overcooked till the skin fell apart.
I like the siew yuk at Soon Hing. Granted it’s not the best I’ve tasted, the fat and meat ratio is pretty consistent and the skin is crispy throughout. It was also crispy when served in my curry laksa, so that’s a plus point. The char siew is pretty forgettable as there is little to no caramelisation or char around the edges.
Curry laksa with roasted pork (RM8.90 – small, RM9.90 – large) seems to be the next best thing to order at Soon Hing, after the wantan noodles. I find this tastier than the latter – the broth is thick enough and flavourful from the spices and coconut milk. A dollop of sambal goes well with the noodles (kuay teow, yellow noodles, vermicelli or wantan mee).
Service is efficient despite complaints I’ve read online. I reckon I got lucky because it wasn’t overly crowded so if you’re planning to go, it’s best to keep your expectations low with regards to service. The iced cham I had is not bad – I reckon the hot version would go well with toast and kaya. Lunch came up to about RM57 for all the above, inclusive of two drinks. Not too bad considering the portion and food quality.
Fingers crossed they’d have dim sum the next time I visit. For slightly better wantan mee in SS2 (and char siew), check this place out.
Food: 6/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: Try the roast duck and siew yuk.
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Soon Hing Duck-licious & Dim Sum Restaurant
32, Jalan SS 2/66,
47300 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 03-7499 4014
Business hours: 7am till 5pm