Zuan Yuan : ‘I Love Hong Kong’ at One World Hotel

Where were you on Mid Autumn evening? Were you having dinner with your family and loved ones? Did you join the kids playing lantern?

As for us, we were at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant, located at the lobby level of One World Hotel. Together with several other foodies, we were there to review the ‘I Love Hong Kong’ promotion that will take place from 1-31 October 2011.

Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant

Known as the culinary capital of Asia, Hong Kong offers gourmet lovers never-ending pleasure and excitement. Inspired by the eclectric Cantonese cuisine found in this food paradise, Chef Michael Chew deftly prepares a superb menu to tantalise our senses.

Chef Michael Chew

Our appetiser for that evening were Poached Bitter Cucumber “Sze Chuan” Style and Sea Conch with Cucumber in Wasabi Sauce.

Poached Bitter Cucumber “Sze Chuan” Style (RM12/per portion)

Don’t let the menu fool you. I was afraid to try the BITTER cucumber but to my surprise it was not bitter but REFRESHING! The cucumber was crunchy and seriously appetising. The chili paste is fragrant and oh so inviting! I just can’t have enough of this. But of course Ethan did not have this as the “Sze Chuan” toppings are a tad too spicy for him :D

Sea Conch with Cucumber in Wasabi Sauce (RM18/per portion)

A conch is a common name which is applied to a number of different species of medium-sized to large sea snails or their shells. Basically we are eating snails here. Fret not, they are very pretty looking and taste even better! :P

Wasabi, my favourite! Immediately I told Ethan, “No, you can’t have this too as it will sting your nostril that you’ll jump through the roof” BUT.. *yeah again* BUT…. to our delight, the wasabi used is not of the spicy but sweet type.

Instantly this became Ethan’s favourite. He loves cucumber and will have a whole Japanese cucumber each day so you can imagine his delight having this dish presented in front of him. Crunchy, cold and soothing, it is just right to start our dinner.

Double Boiled Black Chicken Soup with Dried Scallop and “Chong Cao Hua” (RM20/per person)

When this soup was presented to us, I heard somebody whisper, “Black Chicken!” and that got me excited. Nothing beats having black chicken soup on a cold, rainy evening.

And it was perfect! This has got to be one of the best soup I’ve ever tasted! The soup exudes strong flavour of both the chicken and dried scallop yet is not at all pungent. Served in clay pot, I initially requested for ONE to be shared with Ethan but after tasting it, decided to get another for myself as the little one refused to share! >_<

He was SLURPING so loud I was like *palm face* whispering, “Boy, mind your manners” and that got everyone chuckling as they saw how much he was enjoying his soup! The soup got him busy the entire evening as he was savouring each and every single drop of it!

Wok Fried Tiger Prawn with Special Sauce (RM28/per prawn)

I am very intrigued by the creamy sauce. I dipped my spoon in it, licked it and at once loving the cheesy, rich and very spicy sauce! Very SPECIAL indeed!

Braised Chicken with King Soya Sauce Served in Clay Pot (RM20 per 1/2 bird)

What is a Hong Kong dish without the bird/chicken right? The braised chicken is deliciously done. The meat is very tender and the sauce goes extremely well with our steamed rice.

Braised Cod Fish with Morel Mushroom (RM32/per portion)

So who doesn’t know that Submerryn is a fish person? Serve me fish and I’ll flash you my pearly white teeth for all to see. One look at the braised cod fish and I know this will be a good one and I am right! The cod fish is still very moist and each flake is well coated with gravy. The gravy goes well with our rice too! *there goes my NO RICE policy* >_<

Braised Bean Curd with Egg and Tomato Sauce (RM22/per portion)

You know bean curd is good for you right? The soft and supple texture of the protein rich bean curd coupled with egg and tomato sauce is simply delicious. If you are dining with kids, this has GOT to be the perfect dish!

Assorted Diced Sea Food with Crispy Rice in Lobster Soup (RM13/per person)

Baby food! LoL! That was our first impression of this dish. I love the crispy chunks of rice that give this dish an interesting bite. But you know what? Though we laughed at it being baby food, Ethan did not fancy this dish I ended up finishing it all up myself. o.O

Black and White Sesame Glutinous Rice Cake (RM12/4 pcs)

Our dessert is very unique! I thought this was the usual steamed layered cake that usually comes in red and white but boy was I wrong!

The black and white sesame glutinous rice cake is simply out of this world.

Ethan loving every bit of the springy dessert, he had two of those!

Mango and Avocado “Ying Yang” Style (RM12/per portion)

This is just the perfect ending to a delicious dinner. The nutty flavour of the avocado blends really well with the sweet and fragrant mango.

Honey glazed chicken with deep fried ginger

Oh yeah, before we left, Chef Michael Chew treated us to his signature dish – Honey glazed chicken with deep fried ginger. Oh em gee! This got me sitting on the edge of my sit as I simply LOVE the deep fried ginger! The sweet and savoury chicken is needless to say, very delicious but what caught my attention was the deep fried ginger. I can just munch them like snacks! It frustrates me as the plate goes round and round the table for others to sample.. I just can’t wait to grab more of those ginger!

I’m already putting this in my list of must have ‘confinement food’ should I need them in the future :D

So that was our dinner on that lovely Mid-Autumn night. You too can savour all those when the “I Love Hong Kong” promotion takes place in Zuan Yuan, One World Hotel this coming 1-31 October 2011.

Zuan Yuan
One World Hotel
First Avenue
Bandar Utama City Centre
47800 Petaling Jaya
Tel : +603 7681 1111

26 Comments + Add Comment

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    Free? Food tasting? Lucky you… The last time I had a Chinese dinner at a hotel in KL, Chap Goh Meh, it cost me RM750 a table. Ouch!!! And it was just so-so…nothing great. We can have something a lot nicer at half the price here. :(

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      Ouh poor you. Chinese New Year season sure price rocket up high…

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    Black and White Sesame Glutinous Rice Cake quite expensive d.. But dunno the taste same with the pasar one onot.. hehe

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      I havent tried the pasar malam yet leh.. Each time I see is the red and white ones.. dun have this 'zebra' version oso? :P

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    I am the number 1 fan of One World Hotel, great that you share this :)

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      Yeah I know you are their #1 fan. They kept on calling me to sell their membership saying I was referred by you…

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        Sorry, I did not know that they keep bugging you :)

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      yum yum! hehe..

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    yummy sis Merryn.. oh damnn.. :-p.. I'm hungry now.. ^_^.v..

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    chinese food iz da best! the roasted chicken looks good! :D

    Peace Out!
    The CleverMunkey

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    oh dear..i have to wait for my taste buds to come back… still in "recuperating" mood.. no appetite yet.. but dont mind the desserts now!

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    Wah …. So sumptuous and delicious ! Eat like that … No wonder you grow horizontal lately… Oops…..

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    Nice food and I am drooling now :) The Black and White Sesame Glutinous Rice Cake looks yummy.

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    so much good food. I want to be like Ethan too! :)

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    so nice!! the mango avocado one so special!! :o

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    The food looks great! I was playing lantern and candles at Lake Garden during mid autumn festival~

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    eih, the last one is good!! save the best for last huh, i mean the Honey glazed chicken with deep fried ginger.. fuyoh, make me so wanna try that!!

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    but then that Braised Bean Curd with Egg and Tomato Sauce, errr, quite expensive at RM22 woh.. it reminds me of the dish at chap fan stall lor, hahaha!! that one even with baked beans ok~~ :D

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    what is bitter cucumber?? i thot cucumber are sweet?? hehehe~~ or you meant bittergourd??

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    love both chicken dishes and the prawn of course!! slurp…. :D

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    So nice.. always got free meals.. :)

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    and the 2 soups were marvellous:D hehe I just love the Assorted Diced Sea Food with Crispy Rice in Lobster Soup so so much.

    the avocado mango dessert was really yummy:D perfect end to our dinner there.

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    All dishes are special and unique. Look very yummy as well.

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    Bitter cucumber = bittergourd?

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    soooo niceeeee!

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