We found ourselves in Xian Ding Wei at The Curve last weekend after walking all over the place trying to find something for dinner. This outlet is quiet small and cramped, and on a Saturday night it was so crowded we barely could move after sitting down.
We ordered set meals. The set meal comes with a main meat dish, rice with braised pork gravy, three side dishes and soup.
The three cup chicken, served in a bowl set over flames to keep warm. My first time eating this dish, and I think they rather tasty. The sauce goes really well with hot fluffy rice. The name “three cup chicken” (三杯鸡) comes from the three key ingredients: sesame oil, Chinese rice wine, and soy sauce. The “Cups” refer to the equal ratio instead of literal measurement. A true and authentic Taiwanese three cup chicken calls for basil leaves, the soul of the dish that lends an exotic aroma and minty nuance to the taste.
Taiwanese style sweet and sour pork, served with warmer as well. The meat was the mushy and succulent type rather than the crispy type. The sauce was a tad too sweet for our liking, though.
Sweet and sour pork. Deep fried pork in batter served with sweet and sour sauce with cubed pineapples, capsicums and onions.
The three side dishes. Pickled cucumber, corns and something that taste like ginseng roots.
Old cucumber soup.
Steamed white rice bathed in braised pork lard gravy. They just made my day.
Xian Ding Wei has an extensive menu featuring many of Taiwan's popular food and dessert. Methinks it is worth a second visit.
Xian Ding Wei Taiwanese Tea Room
G41A, Ground Floor, The Curve,
Mutiara Damansara, Selangor.
Tel: 03-7725 7331
Serves: Taiwanese cuisine and dessert, non-halal