Thursday, April 1, 2010

Grand Imperial Restaurant - USJ 19 Digital Mall ( Subang Jaya)

Our food venturing. The three of us who decided we want it out from our office and away from the rest of the colleagues for our private moment of catching up with each and of course, we Malaysians, food must be the centrality for whatever we do. Off to Grand Imperial Restaurant. At the suggestion of our Chinese colleague who have been a regular in Grand Imperial Restaurant and she too entrusted with ordering while we nibbled the plump and juicy boiled peanuts once we took our seats amongst the other customers who were slowly streaming in as early as 11.30am.

Grand Imperial Restaurant. Spacious, neat and clean, and not like the average coffee shop style Chinese eateries. Grand Imperial Restaurant as I was told, is where weddings dinners are held and I would personally regard it as a high end Chinese restaurant. We sat back and within the next 5 minutes, the first dish arrived, followed by the rest. 

Roasted Pork. A sinful Chinese salty wonder. Crispy skin atop the tender meat, paired alongside some sort of mustard sauce.
Steamed Prawn Dumpling. Lightly seasoned fresh prawns bundled in rice rolls and steamed. The soft melting moment once you bite in. Nice. 
Steamed Siew Mai Prawns. Quite a similar fare to prawn dumplings. Basically, minced pork tucked inside rice dough and steamed. Appreciated. 
Shanghai Xiao Long Bao. Almost the same style to the previous two dishes. Minced pork wrapped in  somewhat a different type of rice dough. Taste? Not bad.   
Fried Carrot Cake in XO Sauce. Steamed rice flour stir fried alongside radish, beansprouts, chives garlic and soy sauce. Yum. Yet, the feel of XO sauce on our taste-buds? 
Deep Fried Yam Dumplings. Fried crumbly on the outside and yam filled softness inside. My all time favourite. These were not a let down. 
Deep Fried Lotus Root Pancakes. Something new for me. I don't think I have tasted such a dim-sum item before. Flat pan fried pancakes filled with julienne lotus roots and chives. A good try we didn't regret ordering.   
Fried Glutinous Rice Dumpling. What should I say? The fried version to steamed dumplings. Maybe a pass. Not something I was really overwhelmed about.  
Steamed Prawn Chee Cheong Fun. Oh, amazing. Just the right soft texture of flat rice sheets, filled with prawns and cushioned on a light flavorful soy based sauce. Nothing could be faulted. 
Hong Kong Style Wanton Noodles, accompanied by Wanton Soup. Yum. Yes, I think you heard me. Not the street wanton mee.This one, a class above the rest. Utterly satisfying.  

Amongst all the dim-sum items, Yam Dumplings, Hong Kong Wantan Noodle and Roasted Pork stood tall. The favourites of mine and just as my colleagues were on the verge of settling the bill, I stopped them. I insisted on dessert. Hahaha! They didn't have a choice. They basically agreeing. The sweet delights we tucked into? "Chilled Avocado Cream With Sago" and "Chilled Lemongrass Jelly with Strawberries". Oh-my,  a different level of inventive sweet treat in Grand Imperial Restaurant.  

And guess what? We didn't pay a bomb. RM200.00 but RM4.00 for peanuts didn't go down well. Still, Chinese food worthiness and kudos to the attentive customer service.  

Lot 2.171, 2nd floor
19 Digital Mall
Jalan Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ 19
Subang Jaya

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