First day of Chinese New Year
8:00 – 9:00 a.m Breakfast : preserved (waxed) duck + salted pork porridge- accompanied by yam shred fritters and lettuce.
10:00 headed down to Boulevard Hotel at Megamall to meet up with the rest of the clan.
10:45 -11:30 Angpow ( red packet) giving/receiving session followed by photo op [Oh gawd…all the kids are growing taller than I am …I am just successful in growing horizontally by the day]
11:45 : comfortably seated at The Gardens Signature Theatre
2:00 pm : Frantically searching for a place to have lunch.Aiyaaa..most of the Chinese restaurants are not open one gehhhhhh ?
2:15 pm : McDonalds ?
2:30 pm : getting into our seats at Room Eighteen. I need food. NOWWWWwwww
After we placed our orders, they gave us a printout Hunger is bad for creativity The tit-bits were nice – crispy something, with shreds of seaweed and meat floss..Xiao long pau ( mini dumplings) –The funny thing was- a lot of the dumpling ( or maybe more accurately the skin of the dumplings) gave way as they were being lifted by chopsticks onto the awaiting spoons. There weren’t enough to go around, so I abstained (I can be such a saint sometimes) and couldn’t tell you what they taste like. Comments from the table : the skin was a bit too thick.Chu Cheong Fun ( rice flour rolls) – either with prawns of pork fillings. This was not bad, the rolls were smooth and thinWu Kok ( yam puffs) – smooth and fragrant yam paste, tasty filings, deep fried yet didn’t felt oily. I likeeyRoasted pork and BBQ pork – I blinked and nearly missed it as the contents of both plates disappeared very quickly. I guess that meant that they were good.Siu Mai ( meat dumplings) – I am not a fan of siu mai. They are always too compact with meat. These were no differentHar gau ( prawn dumplings)- prawns were reasonably sized and taste ok . The dumpling skin was a bit thick though.Char Siu Pau ( BBQ pork bun) – fluffy skin, good texture, tasty bbq pork not too fat not too lean. Yummy…Me greedy, Me had 2 of these..( greedy me).Wanton noodles ( both soupy and dry version ) – didn’t get a chance to try these, but those that had said that they were nice. Waxed meat rice – waxed meat rice is like a old sweater , the presence bring out a warm and fuzzy feeling. Tasting waxed meat rice is like balik kampong – the familiar aroma of meat sausage, waxed meat, ahh…. Waxed meat rice is like P.Ramlee movies , you have it again and again and it’s still so enjoyable ..what’s waxed meat rice to you ?Fried Raddish Cake – very good in terms of taste and texture. Pan fried just nice to have a crunchy crust but not overly fried to be too dry. Me likeyyy.
Overall, an enjoyable dim sum meal. Yayyy
Room Eighteen is part of the Tai Thong Group of Restaurant. Other Room Eighteen branches can be found at Berjaya Time Square, Hartamas shopping Centre, Fahranheit88 and Tropicana City Mall ( PJ)
Business Hour : Daily 11:00am – 10:00pm
Lot G(E)-009, Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall,
Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.Tel :03-2938 3311
Website : http://ttrb.com.my/