Friday, 1 December 2017

Suckling Pig @ Pekin Sutera JB 五福北京城

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Pekin restaurants in Johor Bahru JB really don't need any introduction. Pekin is known for quality and consistency though its pricing is a little premium. JB families rely on Pekin to deliver on special occasions like weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and other major celebrations.

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Other than banquets, Pekin restaurant is also popular for regular lunch and dinners. We go to Pekin restaurants occasionally for their signature dishes, one at a time.

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Live seafood. We will try them all, in time, one dish at a time 😃

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Today, we were at the Pekin outlet at Sutera Mall for their suckling pig which is a staple at Chinese banquets. Pekin have roast suckling pig on the regular menu, so walk in customers can have this without pre-ordering. 


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We had half a Hong Kong style roasted suckling pig 港式光面猪 to share (price RM108++). The piglet was spread out flat and charcoal grilled to golden brown outside with a bit of char.

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The golden brown skin is crispy and shatters to the bite like a toasted biscuit. The thin layer of baby fat is soft and the flesh is firmer, though still tender and moist.

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There is a mild savouriness from the marinate brushed on the skin and meat. The fat has a subtle sweetness. There was also a discernible (but, not overwhelming) porky gaminess from the fat.

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The hor fan 河粉 (price RM10++) was aromatic and the kway teow noodles had a slight toasty flavour from good wok hei. The thick smooth sauce was mildly savoury sweet. The dish was let down a little by averagely fresh prawns.

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Foie Gras De Fried Rice 鵝肝帶子炒飯 (price RM20 per standard rice bow). The savouriness from goose liver and cubed scallops was well balanced with sweetness from the tender nutty rice. It's a nice occasional indulgence.

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Fried Organic 青龍菜 (price RM28++), soft limp crunchy greens in a savoury sweet garlicky sauce.

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Restaurant name: Restoran Pekin (Sutera outlet) 五福北京城

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Address: 1, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama, Skudai, Johor
GPS: 1°31'01.3"N 103°40'12.4"E | 1.517028, 103.670123
Tel: 07 558 1818
Hours: 11:00am - 2:30pm | 5:30pm - 10:30pm (no dinner on Sat & Sun)

Non Halal

Date visited: 29 Nov 2017

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4 comments:

  1. Used to go there for meals. However the food taste is not consistent. There may have been quite a few different chefs.

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  2. Most singaporeans shop and enjoy foods in Johore. We are lucky because most of the things are so expensive that Johore is God's solution. I have been to Pekin restaurant 3 times. The foods there are half the prices or more. Taste good if not better than most of our restaurants. Retirees and elderly are flocking to JB because our country is so expensive. The suckling pigs are heavenly. U need to pay a bomb for that in Singapore. Maybe its 2 to 3 times cheaper. Chatterbox chicken rice in Mandarin hotel charged $155 for a chiicken. Those critics of this wonderful restaurant please think twice before criticising.

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