Sukico Hainan Cafe @ Damansara Utama


Being a Hainanese, KampungBoy is quite a fussy eater when it comes to anything that does with his hainanese roots. We usually have our cuppa together at the Ah Weng Kor Hainanese Tea Stall in Imbi Market during the weekends. He also likes the hainanese pork chop at Yut Kee so much that we make it a point to drop by whenever he’s back in KL. One fine day, I told him I’ve had enough of Yut Kee’s, so let’s do something for a change.

“OK, let’s go to Sukico Hainan Cafe then. Heard some good thing about em'”, he told me. I almost choked on my water, for obvious reasons.
Sukico Hainan Cafe has been in Damansara Uptown for as far as I can remember but it was only our first time there. The decor is simple and minimal, and the menu is pretty straightforward. The place had an old, musty smell that I don’t feel comfortable with. Maybe it’s just me and my sensitive nose.

I had a feeling that our Iced Hainanese Tea (RM 3.50) is going to be bad when I saw it being prepared by the foreign worker. You gotta trust a woman’s sixth sense – my hainanese tea was diluted, overly sweet and where is the thick frothy foam that sits on top? Nowhere to be seen.
KampungBoy ordered the signature Hainanese Chicken Chop (RM 12.80). Drenched in brown sauce and topped with a slice of cheddar cheese, the chicken chop coated in a crispy batter tasted really good! It came with a generous servings of fries and coleslaw too.

I really like the super decadent and rich Hainanese Lamb Stew (RM 14.80) too. The sauce is really thick and flavorful, with a light hint of star anise and cinnamon stick. The lamb was so tender, the meat fell right off the bones. It was so delicious that I’m getting every last bit of marrow out towards the end of our meal.

Taking the “smell” issue aside, we had a very satisfying lunch in Sukico Hainan Cafe. The Hainanese Chicken Chop and Hainanese Lamb Stew is really something! And I’m really glad that KampungBoy will have another place in mind the next time he wants to do Hainanese. Yay, no more Yut Kee all the way!

Sukico Hainan Cafe
26, Jalan SS21/39,
Damansara Utama,
47400 PJ.
Tel: +603 7728 8381

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  1. Simon Seow says:

    Cheh, I thought Lex drop the big question already. Will you marrow me?
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  2. KY says:

    the lamb stew looks like a winner!
    .-= KY´s last blog ..World’s First Godiva Cafe at Pavilion KL =-.


  3. LX says:

    Oh really! I worked in uptown for 3 yrs and I never patronized this restaurant before as I heard bad remarks about them. I shall go back to try the lamb stew then.

    BTW, there is a lot of nice food around uptown, nasi lemak, roast duck, mee jawa, koon kee wantan noodles, salty chicken
    .-= LX´s last blog ..Quote of the day =-.


  4. mimid3vils says:

    Been here once, will try the lamb stew next time, it look yummy :)
    .-= mimid3vils´s last blog ..Biz cafe =-.


  5. That food looks amazing – love the look of the chicken chop. Looks like this place will end up on my list of places to eat at next time I’m in KL. And the musty smell is part of the appeal :)
    .-= Rachel@Tasty Thailand´s last blog ..Most Beautiful Bangkok Boutique Hotels – Thailand Sure Knows Design =-.


  6. J2Kfm says:

    But … cheese on a Hainanese Chicken Chop sounds so wrong?!
    Anyway, I’m a Hainanese myself. A sucker for all the Yut’s all over; Taiping, KKangsar, KL.


  7. taufulou says:

    satisfying some more ahhh..i guess a place should plan to visit d…


  8. Kampungboy says:

    Oh gosh! I miss the chicken chop and the lamb stew.. but seems abit too far for me!! Arr…


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