8-G Block M, Jaya One
No.72-A Jalan Universiti
46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7957 9819
Open daily 11.00am-10.30pm / Public Holidays & Sundays 9.00am-10.30pm
Last evening I had the honour of being invited to try out this new restaurant in the spanking new Jaya One by my dear friend, Z. She has been raving about the ducks and other dishes here ever since she discovered this place a few weeks ago.
We met up just before 6.30pm (considered early for a dinner) but then Z insisted that we must be early because the place fills up with people very fast. And boy, was she right! The restaurant had to turn away customers even before 7.30pm as people just went there by the droves. If you plan to dine here, I would advise you to book ahead or turn up very early.
The setup of the restaurant was plain but elegant, furnished in brown polished wooden furniture with tasteful chinese paintings on the wall. Nothing lavish but it exuded an air of simple oriental comfort.
I like their crockery...with their theme of simple elegance...
The captain took our orders quickly, after consultation with Z (she's the expert there, having dined in the place several times already!). The only dim-sum item served at night is their "Golden Sand Pau"...which we had as an appetizer! Z insisted we must try this and I seldom question her on such stuff, because...OMG...
...the paus were really excellent! The "golden sand" is actually a concoction of creamy milky custard which just oozed out like liquid heaven when you bite into it...
Z complained she had to "waste" the liquid heaven onto the plate (and not straight into her mouth) just because I had to take this picture...hehe, thank you la, dear Z!
Having had my taste of their first offering, I couldn't wait for the Star of the night - yeahh... their Golden Roast Duck! It certainly did not disappoint - it had everything essential for a smacking yummylicious roast duck! The skin was really really golden, crispy with a thin layer of fat underneath (very important for that "ooomph" factor for roast duck) and the tender meat was just oozing with flavourful juices.
Take a look for yourself...(or even several looks, haha!)
...and an even closer look here...
Z ordered the 2-Style Kailan...the leaves fried to a crisp & sprinkled with croutons of garlic & chopped chillies...the stems were lightly stir-fried in garlic...great stuff.
When dining with Z, it's compulsory to have a pork dish, ok (yes, must have!) ...the captain recommended their Fried Pork Ribs (gosh, I forgot its specific name! Z, if you can recall, please fill me in). Anyway, whatever its glamorous name was, it was excellente! The huge chunks of ribs were very meaty, very well marinated and then perfectly fried and served with a sprinkling of crispy bits of garlic, chillies, spring onions...
Z, the ever-gracious host, was afraid that we still had stomach spaces to fill...so she ordered this Fried Mee Suah for us to share. Mee suah is not an easy noodle to stir-fry as it's very delicate but Duck King did a great job with their version. It had slices of chinese mushrooms, squids, shrimps, plucked taugeh, slivers of red chillies and topped prettily with shredded omelette, a sprig of parsley and a shake of toasted sesame seeds. Absolutely fabulous. Gone in seconds.
We were actually very full after gorging ourselves on all of the above, but then Z wanted some desserts. The waitress recommended these:
Durian Pudding: Smooth custard pudding with very strong flavours of milk and durian and topped with some soft chewy sago...
Mango Pudding: The usual mango pudding but theirs was a bit frozen...again had the same sago topping...All in all, the food did not disappoint at all and we'll certainly be going back again to try their "day dishes" - dimsum, porridge, noodles etc - all highly recommended and urged by Z.
Thank you, Z - for a wonderful evening of good food and great company! I owe you one...and don't you dare fight with me on that!