Thursday, December 08, 2005

Lai Ching Yuen

Kl International Gourmet Festival gonna end soon and here we are at Lai Ching Yuen Restaurant, Da Regent Hotel KL to try out their festival menu. After all, i'd da priviledge to dine in 50% (Dine One Get One Person Free Offer). Must be thinking how on earth i get da priviledge huh? Ekekeke....as i'd mentioned before in my earlier blog, da offer was given during da very 1st time i dine in Oggi for their festival menu and there after for da 2nd visit, i can opt for Oggi or Lai Ching Yuen and yeah, 50% off da bill....:D Da festival menu at Lai Ching Yuen is much cheaper compare to Oggi Restaurant....da festival menu is priced at RM 128++ per person without wine. Darling and I ordered a bottle of White Wine which cost RM 75 per bottle..i guess it's considered cheap...where else can you get a bottle of wine with that price in hotels? Then again, it's cheap because they are having promotion for da gourmet festival and once da festival ends, da price will be back to square one...check out da pictures to see what's in da festival menu..:)


look at da beautiful scenery inside Regent Hotel...that's da main entrance and da beautifully decorated staircase up to Oggi Restaurant and Lai Ching Yuen Restaurant...hmm..look down and you see polices and army around...once you are out from Regent and returned, your whole body will be scanned and checked....very tight security due to da 11th Asean Summit i guess...



such a nice table's setting.....took this picture while waiting for our appetizer to be served..



as usual, playing around with my cam.....tadaaaaaa.......darling is being captured...:p




here's our very 1st plate appetizer selection..it's da Lai Ching Yuen Three Combination..lets see what's in da three combination dishes....oh yes, there is Fresh Salmon with Lime Juice, Crispy Chicken Puff with Mint Mayonnaise and da Stuffed Seafood with Morel Mushroom in Beancurd Pouch..you got to believe me, it's yummyyyyyy!!!



our 2nd plate appetizer...hohoho...can you see da oyster? Ekekekee...that's my darling's favourite..he's a oysters' maniac...:p lets see what's on da 2nd plate yeah...Oh, it's da Seafood Paradise...there's a Chilled Marinated Oyster with Thai Gravy, there's a Crispy Prawn Ball with Vietnamese Rice Net and Stuffed Fish Ball Dumpling with Diced Seafood..it's definitely awesome combination....one word, yummylicious! What's next?...



Next.......soup!!!! Yay, this's da Braised Golden Shark's Fin with Jade Seafood Dumpling and Crab Roe Sauce....hohoho...thumbs up for this....i had a few sips and let darling finished it as i'd another bowl of yummylicious soup.....scroll down and you will see it...:D



that's mine....hehehe...as darling said, all da good stuff oftenly given to me and he has to eat whatever i dislike and finished up my remaining food...:p yeah, i know i am greedy...very bad huh....i guess he's da only one that will give-in to me without failed...:) Hohoho..this's da Double Boiled Dried Scallop, Baby Abalone and Quail with Sea Horse Served in Tea Pot...eh, japanese style huh......soup which is served in a tea pot! Wow, 1st sip.....speechless...this is a must try selection as it's really delicious....hmmm no doubt, double boiled soup always da best!



zoom in and look at that.....da baby abalone......da sea-horse......and da quail!!!!! yummy!



here's my main course selection...Wok Fried Atlantic Black Cod with Buttermilk Curry Cream with Crispy Silver Fish Pancake....phew such a long name yeah......heh, can't go wrong with fish......it's always my favourite and da black cod's texture was good! Believe it or not, it's chewy and tender.....dip with da sauce....ahhhhh.....satisfaction!



this got to be darling's portion as i can't take beef!...Pan Fried Tenderloin and White Radish with Oriental X.O. Sauce and Wok Fried Shimeiji Mushroom...heh, i will never know how good it's and it's really rare for chinese restaurants to serve beefs...Whoa... that's my 1st time knowing it....;)



Yeehaaaa....my all time favourite........ekekekeke...dessert! For da dessert selection, they offered Double Boiled China Pear with Snow Frog Jelly and Rosebud or Chilled Mango Pancake with Golden Durian Ball and Longan Pudding or Chrysanthemum Pudding with Black Sesame Sweet Dumpling and Crispy Banana Mocha.....Da moment i saw snow frog jelly, whoa.......that's da one i want!!!! It's so refreshing and cooling....can i have another portion of this? :p :p yeah....in my dreams....:)



since i'd opted for da snow frog jelly, darling decided to opt for Chrysanthemum Pudding with Black Sesame Sweet Dumpling and Crispy Banana Mocha...as usual, me da little monster will try it out though it's not my portion...hohohoho....da black sesame sweet dumpling good enough to be eaten along with my snow frog jelly...:D i don't quite like da pudding...da texture was too soft and da crispy banana mocha....ever wonder how it taste? banana mocha? ekekekekeke....it taste good.....yummy...;)



that's me...gosh....a little bit tipsy i guess.....:p


That's da end of da festival menu and guess what? I wasn't really full.....goshhhhhhhh....can you believe that? I wasn't full and darling was shocked! Of course he was shocked when he himself was super full......yeah...something is wrong with me...such a big eater recently....gonna be one big monster soon.....not a little one anymore! Anyway, darling was kind enough...he walked me down to da main entrance and yeah........we crossed da road......hahahaha CoffeeBean! Hohohoho.......lotsa cakes.....and all of them.......my favourites! Oh no, i puzzled for awhile not knowing which one i want! Finally, i asked for 2 different kind of cakes..a Merry Berry Cheesecake and a MudPie/Cake :p see, greedy me!


da 1st selection was Merry Berry Cheesecake...it was kind of late after dinner so i decided to packed it and da cake was nicely box in...walked back to da car and i can't resist it....yeah, i ate in da car....that's why da above pic alittle blur as i took it while darling was driving...:p Da very 1st bite....whoa......whoa...whoa...t's really cheesy and yummy! i love it so much....fresh berries in da middle.......whoa.....speechless okay.....a must try cheesecake! I thought of buying da whole cake back soon...:p



Aikss...such a blur and low quality picture! Sigh...what to do....took this inside da car while i was rolling left and right...it's hard to take a good picture inside da car..:( Anyway, this's da MudPie/Cake...i can't recall if they named it as MudPie or MudCake...:p so, do help me check it out if you are having a cuppa at CoffeeBean ekekekeke.....heh, must be wondering what are those green color thingy yeah....it's Pitachio.....a very nice topping...it supposed to look nice and yummy....too bad, da pic is blur and you definitely won't be tempted by this picture...if you are a chocolate lover, trust me, you got to try this...good quality dark chocolate! Don't be surprised... i finished almost 70% of these 2 cakes....:p da next time you see me, you will understand why i am getting fatter as day goes by....:o

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