Quality pork-free Cantonese fare plus a prime location right next to One Utama retail therapy makes Zuan Yuan a popular pit stop.
The menu features the spectrum of Cantonese staples with some local inspirations, along with an unexpected section of Teochew specialities that prove most delicious.
• You can’t go wrong with the stir-fried garoupa fillet that’s first battered and deep-fried, then tossed in rich moreish salted egg yolk, and deftly seasoned with a hint of chilli and curry leaves.
• Instead of the usual roasted staples, try the Teochew duck that’s braised in dark soy sauce till tender and fragrant. Be sure to order some steamed rice to mop up the sauce.
• Zuan Yuan serves homemade taufu fa, aka sweet beancurd pudding. But be sure to order ahead as it is prepared fresh and takes about 20 minutes.