Mandarin Palace

If you are looking for a place where you can get to eat all-you-can dim sum with cheap price, Mandarin Palace has this brunch’s offer at RM28++. It offers both steamed and fried dim sum together with other delicacies such as roasted chicken, roasted pork, barbecue pork, double boiled soup and etc. It also includes desserts in the menu.

If you are going for quantities, this is one of the good places. If you are going for qualities, you may find other restaurants for it. For services during this peak hours was below average. Dim sum selection were very limited to the dim sum trays on the trolley and the food replenishment was pretty slow.

Chicken & Century Egg Porridge
Dim Sum

Mandarin Palace, Chinese Restaurant, The Federal Hotel, 2nd Floor,, 35 Jalan Bukit Bintang,, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

U-Village Restaurant

A short catch up with friend at Sungai Wang Plaza, Kuala Lumpur, brought me to this Hongki (Hong Kong) restaurant, which is located outside of Sungai Wang Plaza, facing the Lowyat Plaza’s parking entrance.

Longing for the Hong Kong style’s wanton noodle, I ordered a bowl of prawn wanton noodle. I waited quite long for my noodle to be served. I think the waiter has misplaced my order. After few checking, yea… my wanton noodle was served.

It is a bowl of disappointed-wanton noodle. The noodle was over-cooked. It was too soggy, so next time, I must tell the cook, please do not cook it so long. They gave three pieces of big wantons but not as big as the ones I had in Hong Kong. The soup based was a little salty and oily too.

My friend ordered the claypot loh su fun and it turned out to be not a claypot!

The cheapest and most worthy drink to be ordered is the Yin Yong (Coffee mixed with tea). It is worth because it is refillable but it is a little too sweet for me.

U Village Restaurant, Sungai Wang, Lb-r1 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Pao Xiang Bah Kut Teh

To prove what was told by my friends about this restaurant, I went to this Bah Kut Teh restaurant in Mid Valley to give myself a try. Since, it was a team lunch, we were able to order few sets to try out. But, looked at the price tags, oh God, it started with 2 digits!

When asked if we can order 6 pax for 9 persons, the manager said, “Oh no, that is for 1 person portion only.” So, we have to go for 8 pax and the price, RM245+… cut throat man!

This set includes 3 plates of vegetables, 1 plate of otak-otak spring rolls, 6 bowls of Bah Kut Teh of your choices, rice, its side dishes and desserts.

When I ate the rice with the Bah Kut Teh’s broth, my tongue sensed the saltiness of the rice. I thought it was the broth that made the rice tasted salty, but when I scooped deeper into the bowl for the rice, it really tasted salty. Does anyone have the same experience?

When I asked my colleague from Thailand about its taste, he said, it is not the best that he ever had. The taste is just on average level. Well, my colleagues from Singapore too, mentioned the same thing. So, what does a local say?

I personally agreed with what they have mentioned. If I would like to have a bowl of Bah Kut Teh, firstly, I would have thought of going to Klang to have its original taste. Secondly, I will not pay for this price to eat a bowl of Bah Kut Teh. It is a premium price of Bah Kut Teh in Mid Valley.

Perhaps, if you do not want to travel too far to Klang, you can try one in Lot 10 Hutong,

Lot G(E)-020, Ground External Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Toh Yuen

I went to this restaurant during the recent Chinese New Year. We ordered few Chinese New Year dishes to try alongside with their signature noodle and fried rice. There is no additional surcharges during this period of time.

For the CNY dishes we chose three dishes. I could not remember its Chinese names.
The Kung Po Chicken with Cashew Nuts is quite nice. It is not very spicy though. It has chicken cubes cooked with dried chillies, cubed capsicum and cashew nuts.
Toh Yuen

It consists of the Japanese beancurd cooked with the “dou pao” and broccoli.
Toh Yuen

Sea Cucumber with broccoli. I think the broccoli is pretty cheap during this period of time, haha, it gave us a lot of this vegetable for these two dishes.
Toh Yuen

Then, we did order a signature noodle, the Signature Seafood Noodle It uses the wanton noodle to cook with the sliced fish, scallops and big prawns. The noodle was not soggy. The taste is good. However, the portion is a little small for this. So, if you want to try, you should order the middle size.
Toh Yuen
Do not be surprise, this is not the portion for small size.

Lastly, we also tried their Yong Chow Fried Rice. I guess this must be a two-person portion, judging by the amount of rice and generous ingredients inside. Although, it is a little oily, the fried rice is well cooked and not salty.
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Address: Toh Yuen, Hilton Petaling Jaya, Jalan Barat, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Wild Basil

If you are looking for another place to eat spaghetti, inside the Big Aeon Hypermarket, in Mid Valley could be one of them. Simple kitchen design at the side of the hypermarket. The price ranges around the same as the rest of the food courts.

Spaghetti Bolognese
It looked good, nice presentation, saucy enough, however the spaghetti was overcooked and did not have enough taste. I do not find it great.
Wild Basil

Chicken Chop with Mushroom Sauce
It is worth to give a try for this because the portion is pretty big. Its taste is on the average side.

They have very limited seats here, so it is either you wait or try something else. Additional information is the food is cooked by foreigner workers in this hypermarket.

AT1 Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.