In the last year the Ossington scene has trended toward Asian cuisine with the additions of places like Hawker Bar, OddSoeul and Bazara. Last week we got another new restaurant called Soos, at 94 Ossington, which focuses on Malaysian cuisine with a Chinese influence, as was explained to us when we stopped in on Tuesday. We sat at the bar and tried out some of the small plates and cocktails they have on offer.
The current menu is small, but they have plans to change it regularly. The initial menu is similar to many in the area, with small plates meant for sharing, like edamame, keropok (prawn crackers) and something that’s sure to be a favourite with locals, a rendang beef poutine. They also have chicken wings done in an Asian style with shallots, fennel, sweet chili and peanuts.
We also had the “Pork Belly Pancakes” which consisted of a delightful pork belly which rested on a taro root pancake and was topped with scallions.
The last dish we tried was the cold mango slaw. All of it was very good and shareable – although you may want to eat every bite yourself! It’s that good. Next time we’ll have to try some of their other Malay favourites like Laska and Hiananese chicken rice.
They have transformed the Paramour space into a comfortable modern space with plenty of bar seats, tables and a group table at the back for larger parties.
We think this is going to be a welcome addition to the neighbourhood. Good for a quick snack, a drink from their extensive cocktail menu and beer list or their selection of wines, or a full dinner. It fits right in.