Din Tai Fung

Dinner with my brother at The Gardens, Mid Valley. He suggested to go to this Chinese restaurant, Din Tai Fung.

Spring Onion with Chicken Ramen
I chose to try this ramen after my brother suggested a few different noodles to me.
Din Tai Fung
It looks simple and the ramen tastes good because of the spring onion oil. Do not have to worry about the oil because the ramen is dry (goes without soup) and a bit sticky.

Xiao Long Bao
The dinner would not complete without their Xiao Long Bao, a thinly skin meat dumpling. Accordingly to some of the food experts, each Xiao Long Bao must have at least 18 exquisite folds. I did not count it 🙂 The soup within the Xiao Long Bao and the meat are just nice.
Din Tai Fung
Dip some vinegar and put some sliced gingers on top of the dumpling before eating.
Din Tai Fung

For other reviews about Din Tai Fung, please refer below links:
https://liyenz.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/din-tai-fung-2/

https://liyenz.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/din-tai-fung/

Location:
LG207, The Gardens, Mid Valley, Lingkaran Syed Putra  59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
6.01.05, Level 6, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang  55100 Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dragon I

A hidden Chinese restaurant in Mid Valley, The Dragon-I which is located at ground floor, at the Cititel Hotel Main Lobby. This Shanghainese cuisine restaurant is famous with its, Xiao Long Bao. I went there with my colleagues and we shared this Xiao Long Bao together.

Chicken soup noodle
My colleague tried this La Mian. I was not sure how it tasted.

Minced meat ramen with sesame oil.
Same as its name, this ramen is quite oily because of the thick sesame oil gravy. And, there is nothing special to share about this ramen.

Fried Rice
My colleague made a comment about this fried rice. He compared with the Din Tai Fung’s Fried Rice with Shrimps and he said, Din Tai Fung’s one is better. Well, this is individual’s preferences, you may have different comments about it 🙂

Fried Carrot Cake
Again, another order by my colleague and I was not sure about its taste and texture.

Tid Bit, The Braised Peanuts
Every Chinese restaurant will and must serve with some tid bit which comes with small charges. In this restaurant, you will be served with the braised peanuts. It is optional, if you do not want it, you are pleased to tell the waiter to remove it from the table.

And this wet towel as well. Small charges are applied.

Location:
Dragon I Restaurant, Main Lobby, Cititel Hotel, Ground Floor, Mid Valley City

Amarin Thai

Dinner with my brother on one of the Friday’s night. I suggested to go to try this Thai restaurant which is located at Level 2, Mid Valley Megamall.

We placed our orders after carefully went through the menu.


Firstly, we ordered Tom Yam Goong with seafood. The portion is just nice for two person. The ingredients included squids, prawns and fish. 

Gai Hor Bai Tuey. Marinated chicken meat wrapped with banana leaves. Finally, I get to try the banana leaves chicken. The chicken was well marinated and not salty.


Phad Kaprow gai Rad Khow. Minced chicken meat fried with dried chillies with fried egg and steamed rice.

Full satisfaction after finish the dinner.

You may check out my other reviews about Amarin Thai,
https://liyenz.wordpress.com/2009/11/01/amarin-thai/
https://liyenz.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/amarin-thai-2/

Location:
S045, Level 2, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(Near the Oasis Food Court)

The Yogitree

With the special 50% promotion vouchers bought by my colleagues, we headed down to this restaurant which is located at first floor, The Gardens, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur. It is very easy to locate as it is situated in front of the south court’s escalator and it is also next to the Iseten, shopping mall.
Yogitree

Okay back to the restaurant. It says to promote healthy food means it will be those organics food and healthy ways of cooking style I assumed.

By looking at its menu, the price ranges for food is around RM20+ and above for a plate of meal and drinks are ranging from RM8 and above. You may find some organics coffee selection if you’re coffee lovers and of course, there is a list of healthy fruit drinks.

Oriental Mushroom Spaghetti
Yogitree
There is a choice of what type of pasta that you wish, either spaghetti or penne. In the menu, this is one of the chef recommended food. It is a Chinese vegetarian style of spaghetti cooked with three different types of mushroom with few sliced red capsicums. The overall presentation is good, the taste is great enough, definitely not oily and the spaghetti is cooked al-dente. Only drawback is the portion looks quite little although they give quite generous amount of mushrooms. If you are going for quantity, I would suggest you to get an extra starter or desserts.
Yogitree

Pumpkin Soup
Another healthy selection. It costs RM13.00 for a bowl of pumpkin soup which looks thick and delicious.
Yogitree

For beef lovers, they do offer Wagyu Beef Cheese Burger.
Yogitree
It comes with some potatoes wedges and green salads. I am sure you will feel very filling after finishing.

My colleague said, though the overall presentation looked dry but the beef is well done and not dry and the bun’s texture is nice.
YogiTtree
Overall, the food in this restaurant is pretty okay. However, their services need to improve. It was pretty slow when we visited this restaurant and lunch crowds size looked quite manageable size. My colleagues’ Wagyu Beef Cheess Burger and Ayam Perchik Rice have to wait for more than 15 minutes after some confusion happened in the kitchen.

I think it is still okay to revisit this restaurant for the quality of food and the restaurant ambience but not for quantities, prices and services. It is just my personal opinions.

Location:
F-237B, First Floor, The Gardens, Mid Valley, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.