Monday, June 26, 2017

Family Dinner @ Royal Canton, DC Mall, KL

After our scrumptious dim sum lunch at Royal Canton KL last month, we returned over the weekend to sample some of their famous roasted meats and other items off their a la carte menu.

We ordered a Peking duck (RM148) and it arrived in its glistening, crispy glory. I was already salivating at the sight of it and the kids were super excited to see the skin carefully removed and then wrapped in a egg pancake along with sweet plum sauce, spring onions and cucumber. It was well worth the wait as we took the first bite... superb, crispy skin, everything a good Peking duck should have.

What a beauty!

BabySumoKids watching intently (and learning).... later on, Baby D made a few duck wraps for us too!

The duck gets sent back to the kitchen, and the duck drumsticks are served for us to enjoy. When you order a Peking duck, the meat will get prepared in your choice of cooking style- duck in lettuce wrap, stir fried with kampot pepper, stir fried with ginger and spring onion, cooked with fried rice or with fried noodles. We went for the latter, and it was delicious! The kids enjoyed the egg noodles which were braised in a thick, flavorful sauce and topped with the duck meat and beansprouts. I would say a whole Peking duck can comfortably feed a family of four.

We also had the Emperor Char Siew (BBQ pork - RM22 for small) and the Siew Yok (Roasted Crispy Pork Belly - RM22 for small) and they were so good! The kids especially loved the char siew, with has a beautiful sticky, caramelised finish. Here, they use meat with higher lean to fat ratio, which is great for our kids, as they dislike fatty meat and I usually have to cut out the fatty parts before they would eat it.

I loved the siew yok which had the most amazing crispy crackling.. you could hear it crack as you sink your teeth into it. This is served with a lovely, tangy chilli dipping sauce.

Royal Canton is currently running a promotion whereby with every spend of RM100 and above, you can order the Murray Perch (approx 500-600g each) at RM10 only. The normal price for the fish is RM12 per 100g, so it is a pretty good deal! This promotion will run until end of July and is available for dinner only.

Our host recommended that we have it deep fried as Murray Perch is quite a fatty fish so this cooking method will bring out the best in the fish. Indeed, we enjoyed it immensely - the fish was fresh with crispy skin and the part closest to the fin was nice and fatty. So yummy! We learnt later on that they use live fish hence diners can enjoy it at its freshest.

Royal Canton is also well-known for its premium dried ingredients such as abalone, fish maw and sea cucumber. For the abalone, they serve either Japanese Amidori or Yoshihama abalone, selected specially for its outstanding quality and wonderful candied centre. For a limited time, diners can enjoy the Whole 50 head dried Japanese Yoshihama abalone, along with Indian Ocean Soon Fung fish maw and Goose web for RM188 per person (min 2 pax). The braised abalone had a great texture, even BabySumoKids loved it! Goose web is a Chinese delicacy, which is said to be high in collagen.. great for smoother, lovelier complexion ;)

For dessert, we made sure we pre-ordered the Piggy Bun with white lotus paste (RM8 each) as the kids really wanted to try it during our last visit. Look at their happy faces :)

We also had the Ma Lai Gao (RM8), soft and fluffy with a delicious custard filling. And a cold, refreshing dessert to wrap up dinner nicely - the Mixed Fruits Lemongrass Pudding (RM10).

Hubby skipped dessert and settled for a premium cold beer.  Royal Canton has a selection of bottled German beer from Weihenstephaner, the world's oldest brewery, located in Bavaria.

Opening times: Lunch: Mon-Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM, Sat & Sun 10:30AM - 3:00PM, Dinner: 6:00PM - 10:00PM

Location: Royal Canton, Lot L2-03A - L2-2-07, 2nd floor, DC Mall, Damansara City, 6 Jalan Damanlela, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Parking RM1 per entry after 6pm)

Tel: 03-2731 4628


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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Nam Heong Vintage, Pavilion Elite, KL

This long Raya break, we opted to stay back in KL and enjoy the traffic-free roads and quiet(er) malls. We were in Pavilion KL to jalan-jalan with the kids, and when lunchtime came, we let them decide what they wanted to eat... and they chose the newly opened Nam Heong Vintage, as they wanted to eat their favorite kaya toast and half boiled eggs.

The outlet in Pavilion is located on the 8th Floor in the Pavilion Elite wing. Very nice decor, and just like their other outlets, they have a tablet on every table for you to browse the menu and also to place your order.

The kids chose the Soft Boiled Egg Set (RM7.90) which comes with two eggs and kaya margarine toast. Perfectly cooked eggs and yummy toasts ;)

They also ordered the Golden Man Tau (RM6.90) with pork curry - this was as good as we remembered it. Crisp, soft buns with a delicious, thick curry to dip your man taus in. And siew mai (RM6.50) is a must-order for BabySumoKids whenever they see it on the menu.

Hubby went for the Wanton Noodles (dry with wanton in soup - RM10.90) while I had the Teeny Savory Assam Laksa - such a steal at RM3.90 per bowl. The soup was thick, generously laden with fish and so appetizing. I loved it!

We also got a FREE dessert, thanks to a special promotion ongoing in this outlet until 2nd July. The free dessert for the day was tau fu fah... smooth and yummy!

You may also read about our experience at their outlet at The Starling.

Service: Good.

Price: Total bill RM25.20 as we had a free one main course voucher.

Location: Nam Heong Ipoh Vintage, L8.106.00, Pavilion Elite, 166 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-2110 6321

GPS Coordinates: 3.148471, 101.713129

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