Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Oriental Cravings

Oriental Cravings
G359 Phase 2 (New Wing)
1 Utama, Bandar Utama
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 7727 2581

Every time I go to 1U and pass by this place, I told myself that I would like to try the food there one day. So last weekend, I finally made it to enter Oriental Cravings. It was Christmas Day and the time was just after 11am and the place was almost full! Perhaps it’s because of Christmas – a holiday for everyone?!

Service was pretty fast, considering the crowd. Our food was served in under 15 minutes. The Fried Loh Shee Fun (RM10.90) was cooked hokkien-mee-style. There were shrimps, sotong, chicken and egg in it, all tossed with taugeh and a delicious black sauce. The fat slippery smooth loh shee fun had absorbed the tastiness of the condiments and sauce and disappeared into our tummies all too soon! Definitely a dish to order again next time!

We heeded the waitress’ suggestion of Cha Siew & Siew Yook (roast pork) with Mantou. The roasted meats were cooked in a black sweet sauce which had caramelized over the meat. The white mantou were slit in the middle for us to sandwich the roasted meat & shredded cucumber. Biting into the soft steamed mantou and then tasting the sweet fragrant meat in between shreds of crisp cucumber was certainly heavenly. The whole set cost RM15.90.

After the first 2 yummy dishes, the 8-Tresure Fried Rice (RM11.90) was a disappointment. First of all, the rice was only fried with shrimps, Chinese sausage, roast pork, cha siew, long beans and topped with an omelette. Those did not account for “8 treasures”! The rice was too soggy and taste-wise, it was just mediocre. We have tasted much nicer fried rice elsewhere.

However, 2 out of 3 was not too bad. Their menu listed some interesting Chinese dishes that would go well with rice. I think it would be worthwhile to give those a try one day!

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