Lai Ching Yuen at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur has always been a must-go place for Chinese cuisine lovers for their scrumptious extensive menu of authentic Cantonese dishes made with high-quality ingredients and the nostalgic ambiance that depicts ancient Shanghai. The restaurant is praised for their assortment of dim sum, exotic live seafood, succulent roast meat along with top-notch service.
While prowling for top restaurants serving Cantonese cuisine in Kuala Lumpur, I came across this dining haven. Like many others, I carefully went through comments and feedbacks and there was no turning back – I was all in for a treat here and immediately reserved a table for my family gathering. Of course, I could not be more gratified to share with you my one-of-a-kind experience here and also the best dishes that you should not forgo when coming here.
Situated at one of the renowned hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Lai Ching Yuen boasts lush, stunning interiors and glamorous setting that quickly captured our hearts. The restaurant boasted an intimate atmosphere with modern touches and promised a gastronomic journey ahead. We were welcomed by friendly staff and couldn’t wait to feast on authentic Cantonese dishes here and after all, there are 3 dishes that really left a lasting mark in my heart – Traditional Peking Duck, Crispy Fine Egg Noodles with Fresh Water Prawn and Signature Chilled Durian Pancake.
1. Traditional Peking Duck
As the signature dish – Peking Duck is loved by many diners here, I could not resist the temptation to try! The duck was presented nicely and quickly whetted our involuntary salivation. I was thrilled as its crispy skin crackled on every bite! Marinated for hours using traditional methods in homemade sauces and condiments, the duck meat had infused with unique flavors that burst in the mouth. Though the duck skin was crispy, the chefs managed to keep its meat moist and juicy! You might need to take note that this dish can serve up to 6 – 10 persons!
2. Crispy Fine Egg Noodles with Fresh Water Prawn
The Crispy Fine Egg Noodles with Fresh Water Prawn titillated my taste buds with its savory broth which was enriched by the fresh water prawns. The big portions of the prawns surprised me at first, following by an awe factor brought by the combination! Being immersed in the broth which packed with finest ingredients, the prawns exuded a light sweetness which would please any discerning diners! Of course, I would not forget to give my compliment for the crispy fine egg noodles as it was a perfect companion for the prawns.
3/ Signature Chilled Durian Pancake
The final dish that caught my attention is this Signature Chilled Durian Pancake which totally gratified me for its creamy and velvety durian cream. The dish has an unpretentious look on the outside and to be honest, I was not expecting too much. Just one bite and I knew I was wrong as this pancake had its flavours and texture do all the talkings! Wrapped in a thin crepe, the durian pancake was a must-try for a forget-me-not experience as it doesn’t have such strong overwhelming taste but pleasant flavours that will linger on your palate. Take a bite and its smooth filling will not let you down at any moment.
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Lai Ching Yuen
Location: Level 1, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, 160, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Opering Hour: Mon – Fri: 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm; Sat – Sun: 11:00am – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
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