Four Seasons Restaurant @ Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang

After reading from some blogs and see how some of them are so happy that Four Seasons are finally opened in Malaysia, and said it’s the best roast duck, and it’s so famous in London that customers are willing to queue up for more than 1 hour for it in London, I tell myself that I really need to try it.

It’s a small restaurant located inside Jaya Grocer, Empire Shopping Gallery at Subang. I arrived at 12pm ++ and that’s the crowd on a weekday…. Which lead to me thinking, if it’s really that good, shouldn’t it have more customers?

Four Seasons Restaurant @ Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang

Well, things are already going bad when they totally mess up all our order. There are 3 of us, and every single portion of it is so wrong and I wonder what’s the waiter is doing at all.

Anyway, the supervisor did came in and apologize to us and listen to our order again.

Four Seasons Restaurant @ Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang

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Celestial Court Dim Sum @ Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

After checking in to Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, I and LY head straight to Celestial Court to try their Dim Sum with my RM200 voucher ^^

The jade flat plate looks really interesting, too bad seems that it’s for decoration purpose only as the waiter took it off after I order my food.

2012.08.04 Celestial Court @ Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur (1 of 24)

Crispy fried dragon beard with cod fish served with fruit salad and tobiko @ RM18 is very good. 7.8/10

2012.08.04 Celestial Court @ Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur (7 of 24)

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5enses @ Westin Kuala Lumpur

I used to went down to Kuala Lumpur 2 to 3 times a year after I am back to my home town, but in year 2012, I think I did not ever make a trip down until I noticed that my Starwood vouchers are expiring!

Hence, immediately I make a reservation using my Free room voucher are Westin Kuala Lumpur, and my Buy 1 night free 1 night voucher at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur.

Not only that, I still got a bunch of RM200 vouchers to spend!

After meeting up with bear at Pavillion, we head to the newly renamed 5 senses at Westin Kuala Lumpur for our dinner.

The appetizer is indeed, quite appetizing.

2012.08.03 5enses @ Westin Kuala Lumpur (1 of 14)

The Famous Authentic Traditional Peiking Duck in Two Series (北京鸭) @ RM108, which is very expansive for me and I would not order if I did not have the RM200 voucher. It’s a 2 dish combo, which we will be eating the skin first, and then the meat will be cooked with noodles and served later.

The chef and waiter bring the whole duck beside us, showing us his skills on slicing out the skin of the duck.

2012.08.03 5enses @ Westin Kuala Lumpur (2 of 14)

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Shee Yan Assam Fish @ Muar

I had a chance to revisit Muar to attend 1 of my friend’s brother wedding dinner. I know, what’s got to do with me when it’s his brother wedding right?

Anyway, I just treat this as a makan trip for me…hehe.

My friend bring us to Shee Yaan Restaurant (喜燕楼), a famous restaurant in Muar that serve good Assam Fish.

2012.07.21 Travel @ Muar-29

First dish that being served is the Deep Fried Dragon Tongue Fish. The fish is very thin hence not much meat on it. We just ate it with soy sauce. Not bad la. 6.0/10

2012.07.21 Travel @ Muar-21

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Kings de Nathan Hotel @ Hong Kong

Although that I don’t enjoy most food in Hong Kong, there is 1 food that made me loved it so much that I am so gonna stay at Hong Kong for 1 day just to eat it again.

Yes, that’s the super awesome rated 10.0/10 Temple’s street Cow’s Intestine Stew (庙街牛杂). However, due to I had to extend my stay 1 more day in China, leading me had to stayed in Hong Kong on Saturday instead of Friday, which unfortunately is also the Dragon Boat festival, which not only leading to most of the food I am going to eat is closed (Yes, including the Temple’s street Cow’s Intestine Stew! Damned!!!!), I also had to pay RM6xx for my room instead of RM4xx!!!!

Argghhhh!!!

Anyway, back from ranting, instead of staying in Casa Hotel at Yau Ma Tei, I stayed in Kings de Nathan Hotel instead since Casa Hotel is full on that day.

Since on that day itself is the  Dragon Boat festival, we checked out from our hotel at Shenzhen as early as possible, reaching Luohu border at around 7.30am to avoid the crowd. Luckily, it’s still early and passing the immigration is smooth and fast.

We arrived at Kings de Nathan hotel at around 9AM ++, which is just a 2 minute walk from the Yau Ma Tei MTR station.

The hotel entrance is small, same goes to the lobby. Also, we were told to pay a HKD500 for deposit in CASH. Yes, they don’t accept credit card for deposit, seriously wtfisthisshit? Since I am only in Hong Kong for 1 day, I don’t have much HKD on me, end up I just give them USD100 for deposit instead. Sigh.

Since it’s so early, obviously we can’t check in yet, so we just left our luggage and walk around.

2012.06.23 Kings de Nathan Hotel @ Hong Kong

We were back at 1PM ++ and were told that we were given an upgrade room, which consist of a Queen Size bed and a single bed. Well, I doubt it matter much since the room is still small in size.

The bed ain’t that comfortable too.

2012.06.23 Kings de Nathan Hotel @ Hong Kong-3

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Pengker Deluxe Collection Hotel @ Shenzhen, China

Although I been to Hong Kong for quite some time, but I never been to Shenzhen before. I only have 1/2 day this time at Shenzhen, as I will be leaving to Hong Kong early the next day, hence I ask my supplier to helped me to book a hotel near to the Luohu Border Crossing.

Pengker Deluxe Collection Hotel does look classy outside, and although the lobby is kinda small, but I kinda like the purplish design of it.

Check in was kinda slow, but it was a WOW when I enter the room as the bed is HUGE. It was 2 queen size bed combine together, which can really fit 4 person to sleep on it comfortably.

2012.06.22 Pengker Deluxe Collection Hotel @ Shenzhen

The carpet is thick too and nice to step on.

Although there are complimentary free broadband in the room, but there are no complimentary bottled water.

2012.06.22 Pengker Deluxe Collection Hotel @ Shenzhen-2

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Man Ting Xiang @ Zhuhai, China

Man Ting Xiang (满庭湘) is one of my favourite restaurant in Zhuhai, China. It’s a franchise restaurant served delicious Hunan Cuisine (湖南菜).

Hunan cuisine is also one of the eight most famous regional cuisines in China. It’s well known for it’s hot spicy flavour and deep aroma. Although it’s hot and spicy, but the taste is very different from Malaysia’s curry, or the sour spicy type at Thailand.

I really miss Hunan cuisine every time I am back in Malaysia, and I really hope that I can find authentic Hunan cuisine here in Malaysia. However, I guess it will not be easy because most of the ingredients they used are very different from us, especially the chilli they used.

Some famous chain restaurant in Malaysia did try to served Hunan Cuisine in Malaysia before, too bad they failed badly, and in my opinion, it just tarnished the image of Hunan Cuisine.

I also noticed that, most more established restaurants in Zhuhai, their service quality is really miles ahead compare to most in Malaysia. For example, it was raining heavily when I arrived at this Man Ting Xiang restaurant, and I was thinking that I am gonna be real wet when I am out of the taxi.

However, there were already someone waiting by the road side with a huge umbrella waiting to shelter us in. I noticed that the waiter actually waited outside the restaurant, and if they ever see any potential stopped in front of their restaurant, they will walk up to them and shelter them in.

In Malaysia? Unless you are a VVIP or else, bring your own damned umbrella they will say.

Back from rantz, Chinese white wine is a must for me for every dinner. Too bad, not much people know how to appreciate it. 😦

2012.06.21 Man Ting Xiang @ Zhuhai
Pork dishes which I forgotten the name, which taste quite good. 6.5/10

2012.06.21 Man Ting Xiang @ Zhuhai-3

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