|Ethan’s fried rice|
As Merryn (another blogger) is still in confinement, her hubby and son (Ethan) came on behalf of her. Ethan had this fragrant fried rice that made our tummies grumble in hunger. Clumsy Boy even jokingly asked whether if I need to order a fried rice too because of my low tolerance for spicy food. Hmph!
|Hot and Sour Soup Sze Chuan Style with Dumpling|
Price: RM 14 per person
Originating from Sichuan, the province in Southwestern China and one of the eight famous regional cuisines of China, the traditional Sze Chuan dishes are bold in flavors and particularly known for its spiciness. We started our meal with a hearty warm dish: Hot and Sour Soup Sze Chuan Style with Dumpling. The large prawn dumpling was accompanied with chunks of tofu and I felt that it was quite spicy.
|Chilled Sze Chuan “Ma La” Chicken|
Price: RM 16
Chilled Sze Chuan “Ma La” Chicken was quite mild in terms of spiciness but I love the taste of the chicken despite the meat was a little tough.
|Wok Fried Prawn with Fiery Hot Sze Chuan Sauce|
Price: RM 43
Call the bomba please!!! After eating Wok Fried Prawn with Fiery Hot Sze Chuan Sauce, I felt like fire is going to come out from my mouth! Luckily it subdued quite fast as well. It’s just the moment I put it into my mouth that I felt the spiciness. The prawn has a succulent texture and juicy!
|Wok Fried Chicken with Dried Chili Sze Chuan Peppercorn|
Price: RM 28
The chicken in Wok Fried Chicken with Dried Chili Sze Chuan Peppercorn was very tender. I can’t help but to get a few more helpings of it. Well-flavored but I was surprised that it wasn’t really spicy. But of course, I didn’t put any dried chili inside my mouth LOL!
|Wok Fried Chinese Cabbage with Black Bean and Sze Chuan Chilli Paste in Clay Pot|
Price: RM 18
Wok Fried Chinese Cabbage with Black Bean and Sze Chuan Chilli Paste in Clay Pot has a great aroma of black bean that I really loved and it’s very sweet and crunchy. I don’t mind having a few bowls of rice with this dish.
|Sze Chuan “Dan Dan” Noodle|
Price: RM 10 per person
We ended our Sze Chuan course with Sze Chuan “Dan Dan” Noodle, a smooth noodle in spicy soup. The color of the soup is less intimidating compared to original Sze Chuan’s as it’s supposed to look bright red. In order to cater for local and hotel guests’ taste buds, the chef has toned down the level of spiciness.
After the 6 course Sze Chuan meal, it’s time for dessert! We had 7 types of mooncakes as our dessert.
|Top: White Lotus Paste (RM 18)|
Left: Salted White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk (RM 20)
Right: Supreme Mixed Nuts and Chicken Ham (RM 21)
|Top: Pandan Lotus Paste (RM 18)|
Left: Mini Golden Butter Milk and Coconut Milk Paste (RM 10)
Middle: Seaweed Lotus Paste with Single Yolk (RM 20)
Right: Mini Multi Grains Lotus Paste (RM 10)
Celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival with a stellar ensemble of traditional oven-baked and snow skin mooncakes packed with delightful flavors and fillings from Zuan Yuan. My personal favorites are White Lotus Paste, Salted White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk and Supreme Mixed Nuts and Chicken Ham. All the mooncakes were not overly sweet so those who are health conscious do not need to worry. I have an exceptionally good impression towards Salted White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk because I was greeted by the aroma of white lotus before it enters my mouth. It’s perfect to end a good mooncake tasting session with premium Chinese tea.
The mooncakes are available in beautiful gift boxes of four or eight pieces from 15 July to 19 September 2013. Available for dine-in and take-away.
Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant
One World Hotel, First Avenue,
Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7681 1159