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For one reason or the other, I found myself eating at SOHO (新煮意) no less than 3 times in this very young year of 2008. I guess it is appropriate that I write about this restaurant as the first “KY eats” post of the year.

SOHO at 1 Utama Shopping Complex
SOHO 新煮意

SOHO is located at 1 Utama shopping complex, a place with mysterious attraction to pretty much every female (they just want to go there every weekend!). More specifically, the restaurant is situated just between the Jusco supermarket and One World hotel. The mostly white interior decoration of the place is pretty nice, but in the evening, the restaurant tend to be a little too cold.

The menu is rather extensive, they have everything from dimsum to la mien to rice dishes. There’s also a good selection of Chinese tea and other drinks as well.

SOHO at 1 Utama Shopping Complex
glutinous dumpling, creamy and flowy custard, shanghai xiao long pao

So far I have tasted quite a few dishes at SOHO. The glutinous dumpling was really nice, I particularly like the subtle sesame taste and the sweet soup with strong ginger taste. Being a new-age Chinese restaurant, the Xiao Long Pao did not disappoint either, they come in half a dozen. However, my favorite dimsum dish from there has got to be the “creamy and flowy custard”. This thing is like a sweet bun with hot salted egg yolk based cream inside. The combination is superb, little wonder that this is the hot chick’s must-order item.

SOHO at 1 Utama Shopping Complex
crispy schezuan duck, braised pork ball, porridge, and other dishes

Other dishes I had were the crispy Schezuan duck, braised pork ball, pork and vegetable porridge, fried fish filet, a tofu dish, fried noodle, and a couple types of vegetable. Generally speaking, the taste was not overly strong but still flavorful to the ingredient’s natural taste, I find that quite refreshing. The duck that looked like a pile of mess was actually the work of the waitress who deboned the bird to our convenience.

Price wise, SOHO is pretty similar to Crystal Jade and Dragon-i. A typical meal would be RM25-40 per person. While not the cheapest meal out there, it provides decent value and pretty good taste in a convenient location (ie. every girl’s best weekend hangout place)

G218 One Utama
Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya

GPS: 3.150050, 101.615939
Tel: 03-7722 2155

Discuss : KY eats – SOHO at One Utama

  1. DHL some of the paus to me can?

  2. aussie doesn’t allow food to be shipped, sien.

  3. Hey Valz, you back to Aussie ledy? haisayy.. never call me… at least i can give you a hug before you left. 😛

  4. thanx for recommending…
    looks very delicious.

  5. Freeze it before you send or something I dont care 🙁

    *hugs sotong*

  6. i’ve tried their siao long bao, nice good1
    and their signature drink as well!

  7. so yummylicious! i miss asian food sooOOOo much. dunno when i can eat them again..

  8. davidlian

    Oooi! Next time you go makan somewhere for review, wanna bring along a guest reviewer? kekekekek….

  9. davidlian,
    you talking about yourself again? lol

  10. Wow, so many yummy foods…


  11. A couple of my frens recommend SOHO too.

    And oh yeah, 1U is the place to go if one is lazy to go all the way to KL.

  12. […] cucumber, and plum sauce. I find this to actually taste better than the Schezuan duck I had at Soho, 1 Utama. The fresh vegetable compliments the taste of duck meat and the sauce very […]

  13. Can you send some over ? So hungry now, lol. The creamy and flowy custard is also a must-order item of my dim sum time unless sold out

  14. […] with its rich and hot liquid ingredients reminds me of the excellent creamy and flowy custard from SOHO. As for the egg tarts, they were really delicious to the point that Suan actually asked for more to […]

  15. soho is still open in 1u? I thought it closed down?

  16. khoo thean wai

    got vancacy for the dim sum assistant…if have call me wai from ipoh

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