Ground Floor, Menara LYL
12 Jalan 51A/223
46100 Petaling Jaya
The recently-opened Jaya Palace Restaurant in Sect.51A is located smack in the middle of industrial and office buildings. Menara LYL where it is located is not fully tenanted and it's not hard to miss the restaurant on the Ground Floor. The decor is modern with a touch of Oriental splendour. Rich brown timber panelled walls give the place a very warm contemporary air and there were also a few wooden shelved partitions displaying chinese teapots and vases.
2 huge waterfeature pots were placed at one corner - the sound of falling water was very soothing. They also have fish tanks lining one part of the restaurants, with live seafood.
Their menu featured some interesting dishes as well as dim sum. All dim sum are a la carte, so they come to your table really freshly-cooked and piping hot. We ordered their Xiao Loong Bao (3 pcs for RM5), Loh Mai Kai (RM8), Steamed Fish Balls (3 pcs for RM5), Steamed Pork Ribs with Yam (RM6), Yam Puffs (RM6.30 for 3 pcs), Fried Rice Rolls (RM6), Egg Tarts (RM4.80 for 3 pcs), Ham Sui Kok (RM6 for 3 pcs), Cha-siew Pastries (RM6 for 3 pcs), La Mien with Beef Tenderloin (RM10) and Mango Sago with Pomelo (RM5). Oh, their appetizer dish was french beans fried with peanuts and anchovies (RM3).
What were absolutely scrumptious and must be ordered again are the Steamed Pork Ribs with Yam - the meat was very tender and the yam powdery-soft; Loh Mai Kai - very tasty and the Ham Sui Kok.
The Fried Rice Rolls were just HK chee-cheong fun fried (instead of steamed) in black sauce - nothing special really. The La Mien was mediocre with VERY few pieces of beef tenderloin - bad value for money, at RM10! The other dim sum items were just passable, nothing spectacular.
I will re-visit this restaurant, to try out their other dishes - those that go with rice. Prices are steeper than most chinese restaurants; but as PJ doesn't have that many decent chinese restaurants, I guess they can command their prices.