XO Chinese Cuisine (XO) is one of the most famous family chinese resto in Surabaya. It can only compared with some other elite resto such as The Duck King, Jade Imperial, Ahyat Abalone, or XO Suki (the same management with XO Cuisine). XO is a bit pricey, so when there was a buy 1 get 1 promotion from a credit card publisher, I can’t resist the temptation.
XO is located on the 1st floor of Tunjungan Plaza 4. Side by side with The Duck King and Pizza Hut. We agreed to order with price range between 25-30K, so we only paid for about 15K per menu (with buy 1 get 1 promo). I ordered Mie Casiu Suikiau (Charsew Shuijiao Noodle) and the rest of my friends ate Mie Ayam Panggang (Roasted Chicken Noodle), Nasi Goreng Hokian (Hokkianese Fried Rice), and Nasi Ayam Ikan Asin (Chicken & Salted Fish Fried Rice). And the 4 of us shared a bowl of Sup Pangsit Udang (Shrimp Wonton Soup).
Mie Casiu Suikiau is another kind of dumpling noodle, it reminds me to Cwi Kiaw Mie at Atom. But here, they boiled it instead of deep fried the dumplings. The suikiau dough was tender, stuffed with minced meat and mushroonm. Simple but so tasty. Some char siu meat sliced on top of the noodle -tasted sweet, it balanced the noodle and the suikiau. Sup Pangsit Udang also stuffed with the same dumpling, just like my noodle. It was calm but still tasted soupy. I didn’t taste the other dish, but all my friends ended up ate with smile on their face :)
Actually, the service was good. But the waitress DIDN’T smile at all ! It’s ok with me, but maybe others can lost their appetite :| Fortunately, the food cooked in nice taste harmony. Two thumbs up.
Food ~ 8.5 / 10
Decor ~ 8 / 10
Service ~ 6 / 10 (smile !)
ps : nyoba posting in english, selain grammar kacao.. ternyata hasilnya garing yah :D