Monday, March 11, 2013

CNY Dinners #3 @ Imperial Garden, PJ

Prosperity Salmon & Sea Bird's Nest Yee Sang
Prosperity Salmon & Sea Bird's Nest Yee Sang

As with the eve till every single 15 days of the CNY, feasting is a must. Usually focus is given to the Reunion dinner on the eve of the 1st day of CNY and Chap Goh Mei -- the 15th and last day of CNY. I made a booking at Imperial Garden, one of the Chinese restaurants under the Tai Thong Group. It was our first try with Imperial Garden. Going for the easy way, we took a pick from the set menus available -- RM448.00++ for 6 pax.

Braised Shark's Fin Soup with Crab Meat
Braised Shark's Fin Soup with Crab Meat

Suckling Piglet
Suckling Piglet

Steamed Mandarin Fish with Preserved Vegetables
Steamed Mandarin Fish with Preserved Vegetables

Baked Prawns with Salted Egg Yolk
Baked Prawns with Salted Egg Yolk

Sauteed Mushroom with Fish Maw & Dried Oysters
Sauteed Mushroom with Fish Maw & Dried Oysters

Fried Rice with Waxed Meat & Anchovies
Fried Rice with Waxed Meat & Anchovies

Double-Boiled Sea Coconut with Ginseng & Snow Fungus
Double-Boiled Sea Coconut with Ginseng & Snow Fungus

Chinese New Year Fancy Duets
Chinese New Year Fancy Duets

Boy, lesson learnt. Never go for set menus during festive seasons. They're usually:
1. Generic
2. Cooked up with fancy names on the menu to entice
3. Quality is below par
4. Expensive

The dishes were less than impressive. Yee Sang was below par, sharks fin was mediocre at best, suckling pig was oily, fish was not too smooth, prawns were so-so, vegetarian dish was average, we were too stuffed by the time fried rice arrived so it was a takeaway, and the desserts were crap.

I should have just spend RM500.00++ elsewhere. A plate of nasi lemak would have satisfied us better. I guess we'll just stick to the more reliable and consistent Palace and Oriental Group.



Imperial Garden by Tai Thong
7th Floor, Intan Square
No.3, Lorong Utara C,
46200 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-79566868


* Visuals by iPhone 4

[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. Please don't sue me, I don't have money. Kthxbye.]

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