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Monday 30 June 2014

Royal Gourmet Dim Sum Feast @Bandar Bukit Tinggi Klang by FollowMeToEatLa

There is no better time than weekends to have breakfast with your family and friends. It is also the best time to loosen the belt and bond over delicious food. Dim sum is a must-have for most families, especially on weekends when they get to order an array of bite-sized dishes served in small round plates or basket.

Recently, an “All You Can Eat  - Dim Sum Brunch” was offered by Royal Gourmet Chinese Cuisine at Hotel Premier, promising the ultimate dining indulgence set in an imperial setting. Take the royal culinary journey, choose from their extensive menu and discover the fine art of Chinese dining.
 Steamed Section of  Dim Sum

Deep Fried Section of Dim Sum 

With more than 50 varieties of all-you-can-eat dishes include Steamed Prawn Dumpling, Steamed Fish Paste Dumpling, Siew Mai, Phoenix Claw in Sichuan Style, Crispy Cheese Dumpling, Golden Crispy Spring Rolls, Yam Dumpling, Glutinous Rice in HK style, Rice Noodle Roll, Porridge with Century Egg and Mince Meat, Baked BBQ Chicken Puff, Sweeten Shanghai Pancake, Sweetened Mochi, Herbal Jelly, Mango Pudding and even HK BBQ duck, roast chicken and Fried Radish Cake to choose from, one can be spoilt for choice.

Priced at RM58+ per pax and RM48+ for children, Dim Sum Brunch is served daily, from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Currently, there is a ongoing 50% discount promotion especially for weekend diners as they only need to pay half of the actual price.

For an authentic Chinese dining experience, this restaurant offers excellent selections to tempt your palate. Step into this restaurant and you'll be met with tasteful red furnishings, Chinese art paintings and exotic ornaments; Exuding a palace-like beauty befitting its name, this lovely restaurant exudes a luxurious, private and sophisticated dining ambience for anyone to enjoy.

Fresh & Tasty Prawn Dumpling

The signature steamed selections were my favourite that day. I personally liked the Prawn Dumpling. A delicate steamed dumpling with whole shrimp filling and thin wheat starch skin.They are made of ingredients wrapped in a translucent rice-flour or wheat-flour skin.

Fresh and succulent to taste, these tiny morsel were seasoned to perfection with some corn starch fillers to bind and to give body to the texture.The skin was be thin enough to melt in the mouth and without breaking and spilling out the contents when picked up by the chopsticks. I would recommend you to try it out if you like prawns a lot.

"Siew Mai" Dumpling with Fresh Crab Meat

Siew Mai Dumpling is also my must have items  whenever I am out enjoying my dim sum breakfast. But here in Royal Gourmet, I was fooled and forgotten that these Siew Mai are totally halal ones, made from poultry instead of pork. Under the exquisite creations of Executive Sous Chef Johnson, he managed to get the texture right and it was still tasted as awesome as the non halal ones. No bad, well executed.

Rice Flour With BBQ Chicken (Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun)  

Rice and noodles fans can embrace the Flour Roll with BBQ Chicken (Steamed Chee Cheong Fun). Rice flour with chicken was another good choice. The texture was smooth and the thickness was just right. The sauce was mild yet tasteful and the spicy sambal was simply tasty.

Array of  Steamed Dim Sum Served at Royal Gourmet

 Crunchy Starters of Crispy Fried dumplings, Golden Spring Rolls & Cheese dumplings  

Melt in the mouth: Custard Bun

A beautiful marriage of sweet & salty! If I were to choose my top pau or buns dishes, Custard Bun or Lau Sar Pau would certainly be in it. Steaming hot buns with salty & sweet custard oozing out when you take the first bite.... Some prefer them saltier and some prefer them sweeter but this was pleasantly balance!

Appetising Bites: Baked BBQ Chicken Puff

The Baked BBQ Chicken Puff is an enjoyable dim sum treat. It was a delight to look at, as well as savoury when I sank my first bite into the small, fluffy puff. Very delicious! The flaky pastry practically melt in your mouth upon biting into it. The chicken filling was full of flavour and delicious and I enjoyed every bit of it.

Crunchy Delights: Yam  Dumpling

The Yam  Dumpling is worth mentioning too. Crispy on the outside but soft on the inside with the yam filling and the BBQ chicken. I simply love this crispy pastry, fried to a perfect crunch. One of the best I had tried so far.

Tasty Egg Tarts

I can never give egg tarts a miss whenever I see them. These are my comfort food since young when I usually reward myself after a hard day's work. Creamy and soft on the inside with contrasting texture for the outer layer pastry which is crunchy and fluffy. Melt-in-the-mouth sensation upon the first bite, this tart gets the thumbs up from me.   

 Porridge & BBQ Meats Station

 Poultry Selections

 Crispy-Skinned Roast Chicken

 Poached Chicken

Standing Out: Crispy Roast Duck with Chinese Herbs

The duck skin was thin and crispy, while the flesh was juicy. You know a duck has been roasted well when even the breast part of the fowl remains juicy.

Fried Noodles Station

 Fried Kway Teow with Seafood 
Fried Radish Cake

 Simple & Good: Porridge with Century Egg and Minced Chicken Meat

Porridge may be considered a poor man’s food by some, but not for me. I always like my comfort food as it warms the tummy and soothe my soul. The Porridge served with Century Egg & Minced Chicken Meat was a treat on its own and I did not have to add soy sauce or any other condiments to pep the flavour. The congee is smooth and tasty, well cooked.

 Dreamy Desserts

 Chilled Chrysanthemum with Wolfberries Jelly

To end our dim sum feast, I tried the Chilled Chrysanthemum with Wolfberries Jelly. Wolfberries or ‘Kei Chee’ are known to be good for the eyes and the dessert is also visually appealing as the yellow Chrysanthemum flower can be seen clearly in the coloured jelly. Refreshing and pleasant tasting to my palate. this cool dessert was a great way to end my meal.

 Yin Yang Jelly 

This was my personal concoction of the herbal jelly with the chrysanthemum jelly. Great combination as the mild sweetness of the chrysanthemum 'neutralized' the bitterness of the herbal jelly.

Herbal Jelly with Honey Sea Coconut

Another interesting dessert, try the Herbal Jelly for its cooling properties. 

Sweeter than sweet Chilled Fresh Mango Pudding

Chilled Honeydew Sago with Fresh Fruits

We left feeling full and utterly satisfied.  Dim sum was an easy, delicious, comfort food for me and my family any time any day.

Overall, Royal Gourmet is great place to dine if you are looking for an exclusive and private fine dining experience away from the crowd, hustle and bustle and all. Great bonding time with family to eat leisurely while indulging in the delightful treats of Royal Gourmet!

Premiere Hotel ~Royal Gourmet Chinese Cuisine
Bandar Bukit Tinggi 1/KS6
Jalan Langat
41200 Klang
Tel : 03- 3325 6868
( Pork Free Restaurant) 

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Monday 16 June 2014

Wang Zi ~ Prince Mix Rice Restaurant @Subang Jaya USJ10 Taipan Business Centre

(Prince) Wang Zi Mix Rice Restaurant

Chap fan or nasi campur or mixed rice is a popular food for many seeking to have a quick and fast meal to fill a hungry stomach when eating out. Office workers, young couples, busy working mothers and college students looking for a fulfilling meal of rice will always patronise these chap fan shops. At times, even ‘worn out’ full time housewives may need a breather away from cooking@home will eat with their family at their regular mix rice shop.

I was invited to review a mix rice or economy rice place located at the bustling Subang Jaya Taipan. It’s quite easy to locate the place as it located a stone throw away from the Starbuck Cafe and you can never miss the eye catching and attractive large signboard at the top of the shop called 'Wang Zi Mix Rice Restaurant' (Wang Zi meant Prince in Chinese)

No Frills Shop - Clean & Practical

The concept of the shop is different from the usual coffee shop chap fan stall. They placed great importance on the cleanliness and an orderly manner on how it should be run. This no-frills shop’s interior offers a pleasant, clean and comfortable dining space for its customers to dine for a quick meal. Simple tables and stools are placed strategically on the right side of the shop while the food dishes are located the left. 

Spoilt for Choice -  Wide Spread of Tasty Dishes

Wang Zi Mix Rice shop boasts of more than 80 varieties of dishes on a daily basis, serving a wide selection of poultry, pork, fish, eggs, tau foo and vegetables of any sort to its patronizing customers. The selection of dishes here is quite decent as they cooked and served all types: fried, stewed, steamed, stir fry, braised and many others style of cooking to caters to the taste of its regular customers, young or old alike.

I was pretty amazed with the wide choices of dishes available that night. We had curry pork, sambal petai, braised chicken with eggs, sweet & sour pork, braised pork ears, sesame chicken, braised straw mushroom, eggs tau foo and 5 different types of egg dishes among others.

 Petai Lovers bound to salivate just by looking at this picture!
 Best Seller - Sambal Petai with Minced Pork

Sambal petai with minced pork was their best sellers here. I was told that they served an average of 4 trays of these tasty and appetising dish on a daily basis for lunch and dinner. I had my many servings of this favourite dish of mine, loved the petai. Something different as they are usually cooked with ikan bilis or prawns but here it’s substituted with minced pork. Anyhow, it was delicious and not too spicy just right for many and really goes well with rice again. 

 Healthy Greens of Po Choi ~ Chinese Spinach
 Sawi ~ Chinese Mustard 
Bayam ~Spinach 

As for me being a vegetable lovers, I had the pleasure of choosing for my favourite greens like sawi (chinese mustard green), po choi (chinese spinach), bayam (spinach), ladies finger, brinjal, cauliflower, taugeh (bean sprout) among others.

Savoury Dish - Sesame Chicken

I was spoiled for choice when it comes to meat dishes too. My favourite chicken dish was the special sesame chicken. Well marinated the meaty chicken pieces was drenched in special sauce and topped with toasted sesame seeds.

Sweet & Sour Pork

I enjoyed eating sweet & sour pork, it was tasty with flavourful sweet sour sauce, comes with lots of onions, tomatoes and cucumber too. Many chap fan shops that I tried before can’t get it right, either too watery or bland or at the worst was just tomato ketchup dish.

Something Different - Curry Meatballs

Another dish that caught my eye was the curry meatballs, the curry was full of flavour; not the type cooked with curry powder alone. I can taste that fresh herbs and spices are used and the curry gravy was good to go with a plate of steaming hot rice. I actually had many spoonful of the curry gravy on it own! The meatball used was of the better grade too as it was firm, tender and meaty too. I don't fancy the soft and mushy types.

Popular Braised Chicken with Eggs

The unusual dish that night was the braised chicken with eggs. Most shops serves the pork version of this dish but Wang Zi did the other wise. Well, chicken was okay and I like eating the egg as it was quite aromatic with the spices used.

 Scrambled Eggs with Chives & Carrots
 Steamed Eggs with Chives & Carrots
Egg Omelettes 

Eggs lovers can go crazy here as there are so many choices to choose from, from the usual ‘hor pau tan’ (fired egg) to steam eggs with minced pork, ‘fu yung tan’ omelettes slices to scrambled eggs and salted eggs too. I like the steam eggs the most.

Healthy Choice of Brown Rice  

Oh, another special feature here in Wang Zi is that they have a heart for the health freak or health conscious customers like me. Brown rice are served too along side with the usual white rice. Good choice for many especially for those watching their diet and on calories counting diet too. Brown rice is healthy and nutritious, high in vitamin and fibre. The only places I can find offering brown rice are in the vegetarian or the organic shops only. One only need to pay RM1.50 for brown rice as compared to RM1.00 for white rice.

Clean Filter Water For Everyone
FOC Chinese Tea/Water & Soup

All the meals come with Soup of the Day and free refillable Chinese tea (hot or cold) or plain water for its customers. I think this is a good practice and reflected on the boss generosity as he’s willing to offers free Chinese tea: forgoing the usual charge of 50 cents. Many food shop owners makes the most dollars & cents from the drinks business as it’s a known fact that the drinks are down right cheap makes the most in profit margins.

Besides that, for those yearning for a sweet drinks to go with the tasty meal, Wang Zi also served soya bean drink, chrysanthemum and winter melon tea for a special discounted price of RM1 for a cup only!

 Sinful but Tasty Braised Pork Ears
 Hot Pick Asam Tenggiri
Kids Choice - Mini Lion Head ~ Minced Meatballs
 Deep Fried Chicken DrumStick
 Vegetarian Offering of Abalone Mushrooms

Cost wise, it’s pretty reasonable as usual plate of mix rice with 2-3 dishes of meat and vegetable dishes will cost around RM5.00 to RM7.00 – it also depends on the portion that taken. Vegetables portion starts from RM1 - RM1.50 or RM 2.00, meanwhile the meat portion usually starts from RM2.00 – RM2.50 or RM3.00. The more portion and dishes you choose, the more it will cost. My advice to those on a tight budget is to stick to 1 meat dish with 1 vegetable dish for an economy meal.

Open for Lunch & Dinner

Well overall, Wang Zi is a decent and affordable place to eat for many. Food choices are aplenty and menu are changed daily so you would not be seeing the same dish every day. Tasty wise was alright, the cooks ‘fine tune’ it to suit everybody taste. Not too salty or neither too bland as some chap fan shops around does serves tasteless food.

According to the owner, David the shop is still quite new and been around for only 2 months or so. But looking at the score of customers patronising the shop that night was the proof of a good place offering tasty dishes at decent prices. My standard rule to choosing the right place to eat is  “Go Where The Crowd Is”, the more people the merrier!

Wang Zi Mix Rice Restaurant
36 Jalan USJ 10/1B
Taipan Business Centre
Subang Jaya USJ
47620 Selangor
Tel: 017-216 6462
Opening Hours: 10am to 9pm

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