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September 18, 2008

Dinner @ Oriental Pavilion, Jaya 33

I had dinner with my family at Oriental Pavilion last Sunday night. We ordered the siu yoke, soon hock fish, crispy roasted chicken, braised broccoli with mushroom and fish maw, stir-fried ostrich with ginger and spring onions and the Cantonese beef kuay teow.The siu yoke was as good as I remembered. The succulent pieces of porky delights were oh-so-tender with fats that melt in the mouth. I think only my siblings and I enjoyed it, as my parents don’t fancy fatty pork meat. o_0I thought the roasted chicken was pretty tasty. The meat was juicy and the skin was crispy – one bite and it crackles. It was tasty enough on its own so I didn’t bother dipping it in the sauce provided.The steamed soon hock fish was not bad. I reckon this was one of the better fishes I’ve had…and it came with a HEFTY price tag. A portion of this cost RM252! Price aside, the flesh was very smooth with a glossy, pearl-like colour. Lightly flavoured with soy-sauce and ginger stripes, this cooking method cleverly enhanced the already sweet and tender flesh of the soon hock.The stir-fried ostrich with ginger and spring onion was also quite tasty. The meat was very tender and coated with fragrant gravy; thanks to the generous amount of Chinese cooking wine added.While my sister enjoyed the braised broccoli with mushroom and fish maw, I wasn’t particularly impressed with it. I felt that it was slightly on the starchy side and it was rather bland tasting. The mushrooms were however, juicy and big in size. The beef wat tan hor (Cantonese beef kuay teow) is my favourite dish in Oriental Pavilion, with the siu yoke coming in a close second. As usual, the noodles were delicious with that distinct ‘wok hei’ and the beef was delightfully tender. So good that my sister, who doesn’t fancy wat tan hor insists on having this dish again.

All in, dinner was satisfactory and service was up to par. Not sure exactly how much each dish cost but the bill came up to RM 430 for 6 of us inclusive of service charge and tax.

Ambiance: 7/10
Price: 5.5/10 (Fish was expensive)
Food: 7.5/10 (Non-halal)
Verdict: Nice place to have family dinners. The food is pretty good in general.

Oriental Pavilion,
Lot P104, 1st Floor, Jaya 33,
No. 3, Jalan Semangat, Section 13,
46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-79569288

10 Responses

  1. wei jien

    looks like you went for a TYPICAL chinese new year dinner type of food, with the sui yoke and the steam fish, the only difference is that its “slightly” fancier. seems like there is less beef in the cantonese beef kuay teow. good roast chicken and tender ostrich meat is hard to come by seems like 2 thumbs up? or am i wrong?

  2. Bangsar-bAbE

    It was two thumbs up! 😀

    Hmmm…now that you mentioned it, yeah…the beef seems less. Gah….must be their way of cutting cost. o_0

  3. wei jien

    maybe they should put slice’s of pork, might be nicer.. hehe

  4. Bangsar-bAbE

    How can? It’s called Cantonese BEEF Kuay Teow… o_0

    BUT…if they put loads of pork lard then damn SHIOK!! 😀

  5. Simon Seow

    Such a meaty feast.

  6. Bangsar-bAbE

    Yes it was. We love our meat. 😀

  7. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    the soon hock is over priced wor..200plus for what appears to be half a fish only?..the siew yuk looks good enuf to go for though..

  8. Bangsar-bAbE

    I know! I was shocked to see the bill. But what to do…ate the fish already. o_0 Don’t know why my dad always like to order soon hock…

    Siew yuk was good. I wanted to have the whole plate to myself actually…hehe 😛

  9. Jackson

    hmmm… expensive hor?

  10. Bangsar-bAbE

    Ya lor…next time don’t want to order that fish. Then I think should be quite reasonable. 😉

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