Thursday, August 30, 2007

Su Chan Deli @ Petaling Jaya

Before i start off with a proper food review which i have not done in ages, i thought i share a few thoughts about blogging. To some, blogging or reading blogs is like drinking coffee. Every morning, you have a nice big cup of freshly brewed coffee before you start off your day with work or school. When the weekend comes or there are public holidays, you sleep in and recover, thus living without coffee for the day. I find it amusing that the pattern in the amount of people that visit my blog alike to people working or drinking coffee, busy traffic during the weekdays with a dying Friday then a quiet weekend so to speak. Although tomorrow is a public holiday and probably half my readership will sleep in and cut coffee, i thought still blog about this small humble place that i tried for lunch that day.

To many, especially who loves to eat cakes and desserts, Su Chan is a famous name among many. Strangely enough, i admit that i may be either too young or engrossed in what i like to eat till the verge of not knowing about this place. This place is famous for their tiramisu and if you think the one at Alexis is great, apparently they get their supply from here. Other then serving a load of cakes, there have a menu that they change every quarter..

A mini menu of each cake they serve along with a description

An ice lemon tea with sugar by the side, just the way i like it sour and strong..

Pie Tee, a crispy open wanton skin filled with carrots and white radish. A warm core and a great way to start my meal. The only thing that surprised me was the surprisingly cold bamboo basket that they served me with..(RM 6.50 for 4 (if i am not mistaken)

When i saw Potato Rosti, i was excited. I remembered the crispy potato pancake that i first tried in Marche.. So i couldnt resist the temptation to give this a try, but sadly i was disappointed. It was not "crispy" as i was imagine and infact the opposite, soggy. When i enquired where was the sour cream that came with it, the waitress was blur and it was as if i spoke a language from outer space. She returned with indeed "sour" watery cream. Imagine watered down rich cream with lots of lemon..didnt go down too well for me.. (RM 6.50)

The Beef Lasagne on the menu came with a "thumbs up" which meant it was a house special. Indeed for Rm17, i got a rather small but very delish piece of lasagne.. I enjoyed the generous servings of cheese in and out of this dish..Served with a pickled papaya salad, it was abit mix and match as an afterthought rather then a fusion idea..

The Thai Laksa looked rich and creamy and was indeed rich with coconut with a strong hint of peanut in the soup. Somehow i couldnt bring myself to like this dish as i found the flavours very lost, not spicy enough, not distinct enough and in the end it was rather like eating noodles with a thinned version of the peanut paste that you dip your satay in (RM15). Any one care to clarify what an actual thai laksa is meant to taste like?

I quickly skipped to desserts and chose a version that seemed to have made Secret Recipe famous, the Banana Torte. The big difference from the commercialized version is the layers in between the banana and cream. What seemed to be a normal sponge layer was rather like eating a pecan and chocolate brownie thus torte perhaps? The caramel on the top was like icing on the cake, a perfect dessert..

Finally, the three Ms, the macadamia chocolate cake. A thick rich chocolate mousse with a thin layer of macadamia paste and served on top of a biscuit base. Overshadowed by the banana torte but rightfully a good dessert on its own. (RM8.90 a piece)

Overall other then a strange laksa that i was made to accustom, the cakes made up for the meal. A meal that at least deserves a 6.5 out of 10 but considering that their dessert were pretty much 1st grade, i think its reasonable to give it a 7.5 out of 10.

Address and contact details:

21, Jalan Dato Mahmud (11/4) Corner shop
Off Jalan Universiti
46200 Petaling Jaya

Tel: 03-75979908/79549480

Apparently, a brand new outlet is opened in Bangsar Village 2..

PS: From now i think i shall limit my ratings to stars, 1 to 5.. easier life isnt?

33 comments:

sooyin said...

Haha...ya, I noticed my blog stats follow the same pattern as you mentioned...=)

Yup, there's a Suchan in BV2, near MPH, next to Sakae Sushi if I remember correctly. I found the food ok only, but yup, they are famous for their tiramisu cakes...=))

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sooyin: nice to see u still blog hopping eventhough u technically dont blog anymore.. yeap i think its a world wide trend..

so mystery solved then..about su chan whereabts in BV2

Kok said...

joe,
the beef lasagne looks real appetizing. Yummy!

By the way, just wondering if the lighting of your photos is bit low.

tigerfish said...

When it comes to a public holiday, I will not sleep in and will not cut coffee. I will not blog for that day though. Will hunt around for food. :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

kok: yeap the lighting was abit dim..haha i thought abit of "Added" light might have done the trick..

tigerfish: well at least i got something right? hehe..

daphne said...

once again, the dessert caught my eyes! I have low temptation levels for sweet stuff man! Having said that, a strong ice-lemon tea is rare! Not to mention the good looking beef lasagna.

boo_licious said...

It's been ages since I ate here. Used to frequent this place regularly but kinda stopped as more places opened up which seemed much better in terms of taste and value for money. They used to do a great Banoffee Pie. Must revisit the BV2 outlet and see if their Curry Laksa taste as good as last time.

Ginger said...

Haha. I read blogs everyday one, cos I got no life. So, you know at least you got one loyal reader in me. LOL

Seeing the lasagna makes me craving for pasta....

ling239 said...

tat means the Pie Tee is prepared else where and served in the bamboo basket ~ ^_^

zewt said...

the beef lasagna sure gets my saliva dripping...

Jackson said...

u photography skill makes the food so delicious!! u r the man!! The next Malaysian top photographer!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

daphne: dont worry..u r not the only 1 to succumb to sweets..its evil..very evil..

boo: i tell you..the food industry is booming and tell me about it..i got such a huge list of "to eat places" its running into pages!..

ginger: hahaha..glad to know u r like me..addicted to coffee..

ling239: most probably..u dont steam the pie tee..

zewt: well there was definitely some saliva when it was served..

jackson: i wish lar..cant even make sure my battery is charged up when i go snapping photos lar..hahah hope ur wish come true lar..

leo said...

good ol suchan deli has been there since my school days...

i went only once and wasn't really impressed to return again, tiramisu incl...

=)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: it must be rather old eh? well u sure have high standards ? it actually depends why u were not impressed and it makes a difference..whether there is a better tiramisu out there? or whether it didnt taste good according to ur taste buds..

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

yep, Su Chan's been around for ages!! Used to go there for a lack of better places to visit. The cakes are great.

KampungboyCitygal said...

yay another nice dessert place in Bangsar Village..i'll label it as a dessert place as ur review on the main course/ staple food is not so positive

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ll: with the fierce competition and food places mushrooming everywhere..im not surprised..

kbcg: well do try their cakes..i think its definitely better then secret recipe..the food though..well it shows potential..

teckiee said...

ohh that last cake looks really classy...dark and rich

Big Boys Oven said...

the food looks good.... must not give a miss... will definitely stop by.

AngryYoungChild said...

question..how did u manage to eat all of that yourself? or u had somebody else there too?

New Kid on the Blog said...

The macadamia chocolate cake that has captured my attention!!! Looks good!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

teckiee: yeap..simple and elegant..

bbo: which reminds me..i havent had ur cakes yet..haha

angryyoungchild: haha of course with someone else lar..how to eat 1 person??

new kid: haha it captured mine too! thats why its in my stomach as well..

AngryYoungChild said...

hahaha i dont know ma. xD its possible!

wmw said...

Haven't been here for some time...maybe time to drop by again.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

angryyoungchild: hahah u sure??

wmw: i think thats the conclusion for many people..not eating in old places for eons..

fatboybakes said...

nipples, you are too young to remember, but yar, suchan has been there for yonks. i had my engagement party there in 1996. for what its worth, it really is places like suchan, cocomo, chinoz, bonton that really elevated the status and raised the bar for edible desserts in those early days. they really gave horrid bomb alaskas with cheap sponge and sahib's rum flambe a run for their money.

i think its an urban legend that suchan still supplies to alexis though.

leo said...

I wasn't impressed with the desserts as I thought that it was over rated.

Maybe I wasn't quite in the mood?

Are we still doing nero vivo?

Cheers, Leo

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

fbb: haha ok..really yonks then.. pioneer for good desserts i guess.. urban legend? hmm then im not too sure..

leo: well that always happens with high expectations..

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