Jiu Jiu Szechuan restaurant claims to specilize in Szechuan food, and that their chefs are really from China. Last weekend me and my family decided to choose Jiu Jiu among all available restaurants in Autocity. Autocity is really booming, more and more restaurants are established there, making its mark as one of the best spot to hang out in Penang. In fact, a plan similar to Autocity is being considered in the island!
All restaurants here look good, especially Tao Japanese restaurant. The Seoul Garden under Jiu Jiu is a BBQ-steamboat restaurant.
Interior of the restaurant is very nice but I cannot say so to the attitude of some staff here. You all know la, elder people like my parents seldom patronize these type of restaurants so they might be a bit confused on what to order. So they might ask more questions.. The person who took our order was rude and impatient.. he even raised his voice when explaining the menu to my mom.. Wanted to scold him already.. But that’s only him la, the rest were fine.
Let’s start with the worst food lol. I ordered a bowl of Beijing Special Sauce noodle (zha jiang mien) – RM12.80 that tastes absolutely awful, tastes sourish. Even the ingredients are weird (the pic shows it all.. I really got a big WTF look on my face when I saw it) I tasted once in Serdang and it totally kicks this one’s ass.
Szechuan Dan Dan noodle – RM9.80, which tastes similar to Tomyam noodles, also sucky.
My mom’s order, Yang Chow Fried Rice. This one is quite good but totally not worth its price of RM8.80.
Xiao Long Pau, RM12 for 8. Please pardon the blurry image because of the steam they emitted. They size up to slightly larger than a 50 cent coin.. taste wise.. acceptable la. I heard Dragon-I’s xiao long pau are very good.. gotta try it when I have the opportunity to go KL again.
Xiao Bai Cai with Mushrooms – RM8.80. This is one of the nicer dish we had, reasonably priced too. The mushrooms were really smooth.
Lastly, Sizzling Black Pepper Beef – RM18.80. This was the nicest dish, the beef was tender and the amount of black pepper just perfect.
I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone for the noodles because they simply do not suit our local taste. And the 2 noodles we ordered were on the chef’s recommendation list! So the others must taste pretty bad eh? But if you are planning to have a course meal then Jiu Jiu shouldn’t be a disappointment. RM107 for our dinner leh, so expensive.. not that I am surprised lol. Tax and service charge already amounted 15%..