Sunday, January 20, 2008

Jaya Palace Restaurant

Jaya Palace Restaurant
Ground Floor, Menara LYL
12 Jalan 51A/223
46100 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-79682000

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.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comments. I was googling to find out a bit more about the new Jaya Palace Restaurant & was surprised to find that they have yet to put up a website or have a net presence at that! So my search lead to your nice blog. Am planning to take my dad there for his bday lunch this Sun. Cheers ;-) MayN

PureGlutton said...

Hi Anonymous! Thanks for visiting my blog. It's nice to get "googled"...hehe! Hope you have a great lunch there this Sun and Happy Birthday to your dad!

Catherine said...

Tq for yur blog, was seeking some info on dis rest.Planning 2 treat frenz of my daughter 4 dim sum 2moro. Wil be ordering d dishes u recomended. Dey look mouth-watering n m looking 4ward 2 eating dem. Tq again.

PureGlutton said...

Hi Catherine! Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed your meal at this place last weekend.:-)

swt said...

Great blog, pure glutton. I was googling Jaya Palace when your popped up. Having a CNY lunch there. If it is as good as it looks, I post further comments

PureGlutton said...

Hi swt
Thanks for visiting my blog :-) I hope u had a great CNY lunch at this place and would love to have further comments from u!

Anonymous said...

Googled the place and your blog was one of the 1st to appear. Just went there for a reunion dinner. 5Star price, rude waiters and waitresses, so so food and a cockroach in our shark fin's soup!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for the info at your blog, I am planning to have my wedding lunch at Jaya Palace but I have not been there before, is there any advice on the decoration and ambience? Saw lots of good comments about the food over there:)

Do you have any photos of the ceiling and tables? Many thanks.

PureGlutton said...

Hi Anonymous: Thanks for visiting my blog :-) It's been quite some time since i went to this restaurant. Its ambience is cosy & kinda romantic with low lighting and the size is not too vast to be impersonal - i think it would do nicely for a wedding dinner. I dont hv pics of their tables and ceilings - perhaps u can just drop by there & hv a chat with their banquet staff to discuss your wedding.