Sunday, March 28, 2010

Family Dinner at Elegant Inn – Hong Kong Cuisine

This post is long overdue. I am not a food critic or whatsoever but I just have to tell you about this restaurant. We had our family dinner on the 7th day of CNY. This is the first time I dine here but not my family. They frequent this restaurant often as they just love the food here. I was impressed with Elegant Inn. It was one of the best Chinese restaurants. Quality of food is excellent and the service was superb. I have no idea how much this meal cost but I understand it was on the higher side because of the quality of the food they served but it is all worth it.

Naturally, we started off with yee sang, the unique Malaysian CNY tradition. Of all the yee sang I tasted this is the best. They used only fresh ingredients like radish, cucumber, pomelo, carrots, Asian pear, salmon, abalone, etc. No fake colored preserved vegetables here. The taste was refreshing and not too sweet like the commercial ones.

Next was the impressive double boiled kampong chicken with ginseng (I think) for a few hours. End result a bowl of super rich tasting soup.

Next the most anticipated dish…CRABS!! I think it was cooked the egg yolk style. Super sweet and check out the super size claw…Delicious.

I was not very impressed with the next dish. It was steamed kampong chicken. The taste was just so so…
Prawns cooked in Foie gras sauce (goose liver). This dish is to die for especially the slight bitterness of the sauce. Rich and sinful.
A simple yet refreshing vegetarian dish that have lotus roots, with pine nuts. Simple yet refreshing.

Stir fried pig’s cheek with ginger and green onions.

Next had two rice dishes. I don’t know why I didn’t take a picture of the lotus leave rice with wax meat. Maybe I was too busy eating this fried rice. One of the best fried rice I’ve eaten. I forgot what was in the fried rice. This dish is a must order each time my family comes here. My nieces just love to watchthis handsome chef in actions (cooking the fried rice)

We end our dinner with pan fried nian gao and almond cookies.
Please call first before you go to the branch at Taman Connaught as I understand they only open for 3 days a week, that is, from Friday to Sunday.

Elegant Inn
No. 16, Jalan Waras 1,
Taman Connaught, Cheras
56100 Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: (603) 9130 2626)

2.01, 2nd Floor, Podium Block
Menara Hap Seng
Jalan P.Ramlee
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-20709399


Anonymous said...

thats my fav place to eat that egg yolk crab!! i got fever before coming back here the other day. ate too much crab and prawns there! hahaha!!


Agnes CF Lee said...

the dishes are somewhat different from what i have normally seen in the restaurants. Must be very pricey!

lil' bulb said...

Went to this restaurant twice. They served very nice food, truly Hong Kee style food.

ICook4Fun said...

Amelia, you makan crab till sick ha ha.. I prefer the prawns actually.

Agnes, yea this restaurant food is very much different from those normal ones. The taste is very settle and light.

Lil'bulb, you too like the food there :)

Caca said...

can't wait for their CNY menu for reunion dinner.

Anonymous said...

well. yusheng is a Singapore tradition so it's not unique to Malaysia.