8 restaurants for contemporary siu yuk dishes in KL and Selangor
Crispy roast pork has long been a beloved staple of Chinese eateries across the Klang Valley, but here are eight modern venues that are putting a fun spin on how to serve siu yuk.
1. Meat The Porkers, Solaris Dutamas
Babiryani? Trust the folks of Fierce Curry House to propel their brand of Indian fare to non-halal heights with siu yuk biryani. Fierce’s flagship Hyderabadi Dum biryani comes here with tender slices of roast pork belly buried in the warm rice, showered with crunchy crackling, served with raita & gravies. The result: A sensible balance of grains & meat that remains faithful to the enjoyable essence of biryani while conveying an effective twist to this familiar carb-loading experience.
Address: D1-G3-5, Publika Dutamas, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
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2. Crack Pork, Kota Damansara
Crack Pork’s most distinctive delight is its pork sandwiches – our favourite is the siu yuk sandwich, bristling with Oriental flavours, with pickled vegetables, cucumber, cili padi, honey mustard & coriander, encased in a crispy-fresh baguette – pretty much a porcine banh mi.
Address: 59G, Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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3. Attic Brew, SS2 Petaling Jaya
Attic Brew’s spaghetti surfaces with siu yok and Thai basil, the firm strands lightly seasoned aglio olio-style, with most of the flavour emanating from the savoury roast pork.
Address: 22A, Jalan SS 2/10, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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4. D‘ Legends, TTDI
It’s not exactly siu yuk in the strict purist’s sense, but the sum effect is close enough – you won’t go wrong with this slow-cooked pork belly rendang, tossed with generous helpings of crunchy crackling that make this absolutely addictive.
Address: 24, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
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5. Cerdito, Puchong
Our favourite order at Cerdito is the Black Pig Burger, which boasts a substantial slab of belly meat, cooked to an irresistible level of lusciousness, potentially capable of haunting our dreams for weeks.
Address: G-11, Kompleks Kenari, Jalan Kenari 19A Puchong, 47100 Selangor
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6. PAUS, TTDI
Roast pork with steakhouse fries is an enjoyable order that easily complements PAUS’ extensive selection of craft beers.
Address: 42a, 1st Floor, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
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7. Interlude, TTDI
Interlude’s Quattro Pork Pizza is a master-stroke, heaping four glorious renditions of pork on one pizza – succulent siu yuk-style belly slices, crispy bacon, Chinese ‘lap cheong’ & Spanish ‘chorizo’ sausages. It’s a pork-lover’s fantasy pizza made flesh, blanketed with sweet-savoury meat.
Address: 50, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14,, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
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8. Doma Korean Café, Mont Kiara
Soy-glazed roasted pork belly emerges in an elaborate preparation, partnered with blackberry tofu mousse, shallots, scallions & garlic chips – the interplay of the cooked & raw elements provide for intriguing dynamics, though the sum total might be an acquired taste.