Ying Ker Restaurant is a new restaurant at the Lower Ground Floor of Pavilion, where Food Republic is. This restaurant is located next to MOFS - Japanese ice cream parlor (near the entrance of Mercato supermarket).
Ying Ker's menu consists of Hakka food. We are not fans of Lui Cha (a traditional Hakka rice dish with rice infused with tea and served with a herbal soup and chopped plants), so we did not order one. But we heard a man, seated at the table right next to us, with a very hearty appetite, raving loudly about it. So, it must be good :-).
What hubby and I had:
Deepfried pork belly rice set (sorry, non halal). The meat was crispy, salty and had just the right amount of fat... yummy :-). Braised pork belly with white radish noodle set (em... non-halal again). The noodles are springy and moist, meat is tender and flavorful, but overall taste was too sweet for my liking. Hubby liked it though... Stirfried sun pan tze (abacus seeds) – I love this dish, really made me reminiscent my childhood days where my aunty used to cook loads of this for us to savor. However, the one that we had at Ying Ker was not as tasty... maybe I was comparing it to my aunty's famous dish :-). Sweet potato tong sui - taste okay, nothing to shout about. Food overall is so-so, but presentation is good. I especially love the copper teapot (jakun). And I saw these round things (I like round things :-P)Compared apple to apple, the Hakka Restaurant along Jalan Kia Peng serves more variety and tastier Hakka fare… bigger portion too :-).
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