At the Silk Road Restaurant, discerning dinners can feast to their hearts' content as they join in the spirit of discovering authentic Chinese cuisines like Shenyang dumpling, Beijing roasted duck, Sichuan handmade noodle and more...
Because of my limited knowledge of China provinces and cuisines, I never understand what is Silk Road and why it's so interesting, until we have visited this restaurant recently, then only I start to read some more about Silk Road.
The most interesting item we had is the Eight Treasure Tea 八宝茶 (RM 5), a traditional drink that commonly served along Silk Road. I can't really recognize all 8 ingredients, but it obviously contains red dates (红枣), Chinese wolfberry (枸杞), raisin (葡萄干), longan (桂圆干), etc. My tea tastes different every time the waiter refill my cup with his special made pot, guess that is because of the flavor of some ingredients only start to emerge after some times.
We have ordered 2 items ourselves - their award winning Pan-fried Cod with Sichuan Spicy Sauce 鱼香香煎鳕鱼 (RM 43.80) and Twice-cooked Sliced Pork 四川回鍋肉 (RM 16). The cod fish is very well fried, but I'm not impress with the sauce at all because it tastes too close to typical sweet and sour sauce that we have. The sliced pork is good to me but some may find it too oily :-).
We followed the waitress recommendation for another 2 dishes, Shenyang Pan-fried Snowflake Dumpling 沈阳冰花煎饺 (RM 14) and Crispy Rice Bubble with Seafood 锅巴海鲜 (RM 29). The way they serve the dumpling is quite special, I can imagine the pan's shape because they served together with the lightly burnt parts, but this added special flavor to the dumpling overall. For the rice bubble stuffs, I'm quite surprise because it is quite nice although I don't like the "kwong fu" style like this.
Will probably revisit Silk Road, of course not often as the 2-person lunch like this already cost RM 120++.