My makan trips have brought me to many places I have never been before, meeting new people and trying out new food. On my most recent Makan Ventures, I had a wonderful experience meeting up with Mayflower's friendly couple, Mr Tee and his lovely wife, Melisa Chan. Mr Tee, the owner of Mayflower is truly a humble man. He shared with us his sad story about his mum, something close to his heart.
On the other hand, he was the 'Star of the Nite' too.(Of course, besides the Pork Knuckle). Funny guy Tee got us in stitches and kept us entertained with his endless hilarious jokes throughout the dinner. Well, besides getting 'well fed' that nite, we were 'well entertained' too. Hahaha ....
Lovely Couple The Tees
Mayflower Restaurant is a fine dining Chinese restaurant located at Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam. Occupying an expansive corner double storey shop lot with a front entrance strategic facing the main road. Mayflower exudes a relaxed and welcoming ambience that has made it a popular dining and drinking destination for both office workers and the residents of the Kota Kemuning district.
The restaurant’s interior is spacious, cosy and comfortable dining environment with a seating capacity of up to 250 people. The 1st floor is a full function hall, well-equipped with karaoke sound system with a seating capacity of 400 people. Hall are also available for rental for wedding parties, anniversaries and hosting of events where external catering is allowed too.
The name of the restaurant has a very poignant story to it. The touching, yet sad story was shared by the owner, Mr Tee himself. The name 'Mayflower' was chosen by the Mr.Tee as a remembrance to his beloved mother. He lost her mum at a young age of three. She passed on in month of May.
Carnation is the flower for month of May, so he contemplated to name his restaurant 'Carnation', but then he thought that it may sound kind of awkward. So after much deliberation, he decided on the name 'Mayflower' as a dedication to his mum. Sad but touching story, to learn that a young boy grew up without his mother's love and care.
During our recent 'Makan Ventures', we were served with a 8 full course dinner dishes. Comprising of Zhejiang's Three Treasures, Shanghainese Poached Chicken, Chinese Pork Knuckle, Steamed Fish with Daikon & Ginger, Buttery Shrimps with Corn Kernels, Hakka Braised Pork Belly, Hong Kong-style Steamed Rice and lastly, for desserts was the Royal Jellies & Flaky Shanghainese Pastries.
Deeply flavoured skin crackle and crunch with the slightest touch of your teeth, and the meat is moist, tender, and flavourful.
Ms Chok gave me a good impression as she really know her stuff well, right up to details from preparation of each dishes, the ingredients that goes into it and so on. She was basically just ratting away as each dishes were served to us. Wish I have brought a recorder or something to note all those informations she's sharing with us !
Artistic food presentation of the Chicken dish are only for wedding banquet's host table only. Certainly not available for ala carte orders as the whole process might takes up to 3 hours for the decoration alone!
The was just simply delicious. The deep fried prawns itself was very tasty and aromatic. The meat was so, deep fried to perfection. Together with generous serving of the , it was a perfect combination. As everyone practically licked the plate clean, it was truly an appetizing 'Har-Har' dish that whet one's appetite that night. (happy; Har is prawn in Cantonese)
Partnering of prawns with corn kernels, makes an unusual choice but somehow, it turn out to be harmonious combination.
A accompanying the prawns dish. I was truly amazed by degree of skill and creativity exhibited in the 'finished product' by the artistic chef at the Mayflower Restaurant.