Grand Millennium Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Cuisine
Merry goers! I'm back and this time let's take an Asian twist with some Chinese cuisines from Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant located in Grand Millennium Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
I finally had the chance to pay them a visit and have a taste of their newest addition to their menu with an array of seafood, poultry and pork dishes. If you are looking to savor some of the best Cantonese cuisines from Guangzhou, look no further as Lai Ching Yuen sure serves some amazing dishes.
Their latest ala carte menu crafted by Executive Chef Terence Foong and his team of culinary brigade showcases a touch of modernity in both the cooking techniques and flavors. Unfortunately, I missed out on the two first dishes due to the crazy KL traffic but my tummy sure was satisfied with the Braised Crab Meat & Fresh Fish Maw served. Instead of killing more sharks, next time why not indulge in this version instead which is packed with flavors too.
Moving on we have the Crispy Fried Cuttlefish with Salt and Pepper. Simply addictive that I couldn't stop from snacking on it. Just lightly and seasoned with the basic salt and pepper, each bite was fill of flavor from the juicy and succulent cuttlefish. The addition of some chili adds that additional kick to the overall dish.
No Chinese cuisine will miss out on a fish dish and we were served with the Signature Ombak Style Tiger Grouper Steamed with Soy Sauce. Sweet and tender, the steamed grouper was such a pleasure to enjoy. The freshness of the fish was clearly shown as the meat just melts in your mouth. I just love my fish done right and this sure was done right.
Not forgetting some porky dishes, if you love pork trotters make sure to order the Crispy German Pork Trotter which was just so sinfully good. Well proportioned amount of fat and meat, do mind that the pig trotter is just packed with collagen! Great for girls although the fried part may not be that healthy. Just a simple deep fried dish which brought out a lot of satisfaction.
A twist to the usual Chinese cuisine is in the Baked Pork Ribs with Lemongrass. Normally a more Malay cuisine, the flavorful baked pork ribs were seasoned beautifully and packed with the flavourful marinate of fresh herbs and lemongrass.
The Stewed Stuff Sea Cucumber with Shimeji Mushroom & Beancurd was truly a delight especially their beancurd which is made in house. Smooth and soft, the beancurd compliments the sea cucumber stuffed with minced pork and shrimp. Just craving for that silky beancurd!
Our dinner wasn't over before being served the Wok-Fried Bei Fong Tong Style Prawns and the Fried Rice with Goose Liver Pate & Pine Nuts. Crispy battered prawns generously seasoned with dried chili and sliced almonds, adding a lot of texture into the overall dish. I do wish I had more prawns in the dish which would make it so much better. The Fried Rice had the necessary wok hei that is a MUST in fried rice although I did not really taste the goose liver in the dish. Despite that, it did fill me up over the whole meal.
No meal can end with desserts as we were served with Deep Fried Durian with Yam Puff by Dim Sum Chef Thye Yoon Kong. A unique twist to the traditional Yam Puff, it was filled with creamy durian filling bursting with that durian goodness. Oh it just brings out the durian cravings in me.
Another unique dessert is the White Rabbit Sherbet. For those of you who had the same childhood memories like me, you would definitely remember the White Rabbit candy which we regularly snack on! Well before the whole melamine issue and stuff but oh this dessert sure brings out those memories.
Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant sure serves some mouth watering Cantonese dishes that are worth trying so head on to Grand Millenium Kuala Lumpur the next time you are in town and well maybe looking for a place to entertain guests or family.
Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant
Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur
160 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur