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Friday, July 8, 2011

Food: Sisters Kitchen @ FoodHive, GTower

As we mentioned two posts ago, we were recently invited to GTower by Alex, to sample some of the delightful treats at FoodHive that the lucky tenants of GTower (and its surrounding buildings) get to have daily. 

(Click here to read Part 1 of our GTower food adventure - Social KL)

Pit stop #2 that Saturday brought us to Sisters Kitchen at the Lower Ground of GTower. Sisters Kitchen combines reliably good local food, at affordable prices and due to its latest location at FoodHive, GTower, I can guess that it probably is a hit with the office-going lunch crowd. 

(After sampling some of their food, I now wish I had a Sisters Kitchen near my office for lunch too. ): )

Their lot is fairly big, with lots of seats available. It's also partially open air with high ceilings (I saw a bird fly past while we were eating!) as well as equipped with many ventilation fans adorning the walls in a bid to keep the hot afternoon heat out so it shouldn't get too stuffy.

The food came quickly, and we soon put our tongues to the taste grind...

We started things off with the Seafood Siam Laksa (fail: no price because we was too busy eating). One thing's for sure, Sisters Kitchen doesn't scrimp on food, because I thought this serving was huge. Slippery, chewy lai fun (chewy thick glass noodles) was used as the noodle staple in this dish, which went well with the rich milky laksa broth.

More seafood awaited us in this next dish - the Seafood Soup Noodle (double fail: still busy eating, again no price!) served with flat hor fun noodles, prawns, squid and garoupa fish slices. I'm not big on noodles in clear soup, so I usually wouldn't order something like this; plus, Adam is an Ipoh boy so all hor funs we come across in Klang Valley are subject to stringent requirements. (Adam - Basically every hor fun is fighting for 2nd place behind Teen Zun in Ipoh!) I found this a bit too salty for my liking, but if you're one that likes your soup noodles, you might want to give this a try if you find yourself at Sisters Kitchen.

Aaaah, now moving on to my favourite! For those of you who do not know, Sisters Kitchen is actually a diversification of business that originated from the yummy Crispy Sisters Popiah that can be found in almost every major shopping mall these days. The Crispy Popiah (what I like to call "new-age" popiah with crispy bits and ground peanuts, and more importantly, sans bean sprouts) is still served at their Sisters Kitchen outlets. They also do the same popiah filling in an egg roll skin now, but I still like mine with the original skin better.

(Side note: That squirt of chilli sauce on the egg roll popiah is quite killer. :S)

Of course, no local deli would be complete without my (and I believe many others!) all-time favourite Malaysian dish. The Nasi Lemak with Fried Chicken (finally, a price! - RM 14.80) here boasts of a whole chicken leg, with nice crispy skin and tender, well-marinated chicken meat. The 'kick' of the sweet-ish sambal was just nice for me (pedas food makes me look like I'm having a full-fledged flu by the end of the meal -_-), and went well with the fragrant rice.

We were also given the Penang Rojak to try, it being our only dose of fruits for the food review session. The sauce for this was extremely thick and gooey, but with a generous sprinkling of chopped peanuts, which in my opinion, is the key to any successful rojak sauce. I can't help but feel that it would have been much better mixed with all the fruits, since the juice from the fruits would have thinned the sauce out a bit.

We didn't stay on long enough to try these desserts, but they sure look good enough to satisfy a sweet tooth. Sisters Kitchen's version of a mango loh, the Mango Passion at RM 8 looked really good. I'm a sucker for mango, so I'm still quite upset we had to rush off without a piece of that golden yellow mango flesh!

You can also find this Malaysian favourite, a colourful ice kacang, at Sisters Kitchen; likely perfect for the scorching midday heat.

I tried the Iced 4 Heavenly Kings (RM 5), one of their recommended drinks which is a concoction of tea, and 3 types of coco, according to their menu. The outcome was an extremely rich and milky, yet smooth, mocha-esque drink. I'm not much of a coffee connoisseur at all, but this was all right.  

Sisters Kitchen promises tasty local delights and I think it delivers just that. With new items being introduced into the menu every now and then, it is definitely a good place to grab a bite during the weekday with colleagues, and certainly, one of the more economical choices for lunch downtown.

Sisters Kitchen | Site
LG-07 & 08,
Lower Ground Floor, GTower,
No 199, Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2161 8997
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