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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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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Wanchai Seafood Street @ Zhuhai, China

Zhuhai is located in the Canton province of China, hence many restaurants here are serving Canton Cuisine (粤菜), one of the 4 major subdivisions cuisine in China.

Fresh live seafood is prominent in Canton cuisine, and according to them, fresh live seafood are best cooked with by steaming, with only little used of seasoning to bring out the natural sweetness of live seafood.

While most authentic Cantonese cuisine restaurants have live seafood tanks in their restaurants, Wanchai Seafood Street in Zhuhai bring it up to another level.

There are more than 10 restaurants serving authentic Cantonese cuisine here, and while all the restaurants here does not have live seafood tanks, behind these restaurants are a whole stretch of stalls selling all sorts of live seafood.

2012.06.21 Wanchai Seafood Street @ Zhuhai-2

Walking past here is just like walking at Petaling Street in Malaysia where you are being shouted to asked you visit their shop, telling you that they are offering the cheapest price or even sell you are a price that they actually making a lost. It’s really a mess as since I visited this place during lunch where there are not much customers, we are the target of every stalls here.

However, it’s also a wonderful experience since many seafood sold here are not sold in almost every wet market in Malaysia. Most of them I don’t even know their name.

2012.06.21 Wanchai Seafood Street @ Zhuhai

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Nasi Kandar Md. Ibrahim @ Alor Setar

A day before I am off to China for a week, I know I will surely miss curry when I am there, hence the urge to have a good place of awesome Nasi Kandar before I depart from Malaysia is a must.

Hence, I travel all the way down to Alor Setar to the best Nasi Kandar I had tried up till today, Nasi Kandar Md. Ibrahim.

2012.06.16 Nasi Royale @ Alor Setar

This is truly a 1Malaysia stall, unlike the BS you heard and read in newspaper everyday.

This small coffee shop are run by Chinese in a traditional Chinese Coffee shop setting, while the Nasi Kandar stall are run by Indian Muslims, or better known as Mamak. You can always find all races dining here happily, proved that we Malaysians, although we do have our different believes and culture, we can live together in a harmonious way.

We don’t need all those marketing campaign and 1Malaysia logo all around to tell us what 1Malaysia are, all the time we are already able to do so.

2012.06.16 Nasi Royale @ Alor Setar

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