Monday, January 24, 2011

Chao Yen Teochew Restaurant @ 1 Utama

Yay! It's weekend again. I always loved weekends and I bet millions out there share the same thoughts as I. Two days of rest and away from work is the one thing I truly cherish as this two days are meant for resting and spending time with my love one.

We decided to kick some tires at 1 Utama and was hoping that traffic will be kind to us. Sure enough it was very kind and the next thing I was hoping to be kind to us is finding a parking space. Viola!!! We managed to get one as soon as we got in.

Since we did not have lunch, and it was time for tea and we will be spending many hours shopping true enough we will need the energy to walk for miles. So, having a meal before all that will be ideal. As we entered 1 Utama lower ground, there's this particular Chinese restaurant that caught my eye. This place is called 'Chao Yen Teochew Restaurant'. There was plenty of 'banner' promoting it's foodies that caught my attention.

It was 4pm and we decided to eat at this restaurant as they were having some promotion on dim sum for 'high-tea' ie from 3pm to 6pm. The earlier round of promo was from 10am to 12pm which was called 'Morning Dim Sum'.

The set-up of this restaurant is truly classy. Well positioned tables with matching chairs really do beautify the entire place. With ceiling pendant lighting on one side and 'halogen' ceiling mounted lights on the other end was pretty impressive. All chairs have the restaurant logo printed behind it which is a class above.

They were having a few types of promo but we decided to go for the 'high-tea' promo. The selected selections available for this promo was enough to keep us at bay.

Porridge with Salted Egg & Century Egg @ RM4.00++
We had porridge to start off the feast. Portion was actually enough for one but we decided to share as there will be other dim sum being ordered. Frankly the porridge was rather salty but it really does taste good. Sprinkled with some spring onion and fried shallots on top of the bowl of porridge only enhanced the taste.

Min Fun Gui @ RM4.00++
The 'Min Fun Gui' which we ordered was the dry type instead of the one comes with soup. This was a simple bowl of noodle but tasted really really good indeed. Portion was rather small but for RM4.00 per bowl ... what were you expecting for...... Not too bothered about the small portion but was rather amazed with it's good taste.

Char Siew Cheong Fun @ RM4.00++
Next was the 'Char Siew Cheong Fun'. The presentation was rather different. Instead of the normal '2 strips' cheong fun this cheong fun was served in 3 short strips. With some spring onions and fried shallots sprinkled on it this cheong fun really do taste good. Very mouth watering indeed. The only downfall is that the sauce which came with it was too salty.

Teochew Steamed Dumpling @ RM3.00++
This handsome pair of dumpling was just so-so to me but my partner found it to be yummy. This dumpling was filled with some mixtures of vegetables and minced pork meat. Found it to be rather bland but is forgivable as this restaurant boosts their food to be free of MSG.

Loh Mai Kai @ RM5.00++
This time was totally different as I found this to be good but my partner found it to be very amateurish. Portion was really little even a little kitty could finish it. Chicken was cut into thin slices instead of the norm bite size which makes it easier to munch. LOL. Not too bad lar......

Char Siew Bao @ RM4.00++
Last but not least came this beautiful pair of titties.... LOL... Oops! This is their famous 'Char Siew Bao'. It's size was smaller than the normal bao but it really do taste brilliant and out of this world. The Char Siew was so delicious and it was an amazing feeling to be able to sink our teeth into the bao. Our taste buds was aroused immediately and we couldn't stop ourselves from wanting more.

Conclusion : Amazing!!! Pocket friendly!!! Superb service!!! Mouth watering!!! Cool environment!!!  Besides the 'dim sum' promo there are plenty of choice to choose from their 'ala carte' menu. For those who fancies a bowl of 'bak kut teh' could really give this place a thought. Worth the experience and worth the adventure as they really do know how to keep a hungry man from roaming around. FYI, all the above and 2 glasses of 'lo hon koh' we only need to fork out RM35.20. Beat that! A 4.5/5.


Chao Yen Teochew Restaurant
Lot LG 311A
Lower Ground Floor
1 Utama Shopping Centre
Petaling Jaya
Tel : 03 7729 8052

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