Yet another dinner and drinks with the work family. This time, we kicked it up a notch and tried something totally new, Malaysian.
Soos is a pretty small venue. There is a semi secluded dining area in the back which would be great for a medium-sized group, but it is also romantic enough for a table for two in the rest of the restaurant.
The menu is very much meant to be shared. The servings are bite-sized but packed full of flavour and texture. We didn’t know what to get, and being a decent group of 6, we decided it may be easier to get the “Feed Me” option. “Feed Me” is a selection of their favourite dishes (whole table participation) totaling out to about $35ish pp.
The kitchen chose the following for us to try:
- Pulled Kapitan Tacos – a lovely curry flavour to every bite, my favourite of the list.
- Keropok (i.e. prawn chips) – one of my favourite snacks growing up in an Asian home. These were much better than the ones I used to eat at Chinese restaurants. Fresh with a bold prawn flavour.
- Laksa Dumplings – if you love tofu, you’ll enjoy this tapa. If not, don’t get it.
- Red Chili Wings – so svoury. A second favourite from the menu.
- Beef Short Rib Slider – amazing sliders! Texture was perfect and the sauce really complimented the beef short rib. Surprisingly filling tapa but don’t just depend on this to fill you up.
- 24 Vegetable Salad – I don’t actually recall the name of this dish, but recall there were 24 different ingredients in this salad. It was a perfect combination of sweetness and crunch; very refreshing.
- Char Kway Teow – strong soya sauce; reminded of me just a typical noodle dish that is soya-sauce based. I’m a rice over noodle person so I’m a bit biased.
- Ox Tail Udon – I love the unique texture of ox and it was a great combination with the chewy udon.
Although we had a fairly intense dinner, I just couldn’t say no to a marshmallow dessert. Pisang Goreng did not meet my expectations as there wasn’t enough marshmallow but the banana was good and the crumble had a firm but soft texture when biting into it. Still delicious, but wouldn’t order it again.
Overall, I really enjoyed Soos and would recommend to anyone who wanted to try Malaysian food. The service was great – almost changing up fresh plates after every other dish.
TIP: The “Feed Me” option makes it easier for large groups.
Neighbourhood: Lower Ossington