Many many many years ago, human kill for a simple reason, FOOD. Many many years later, human can do a lot of things for food too! Of course, not to the killing extend laa. I am one of them. I blog for FOOD. Eh.. more like I blog because of food. FREE food sometimes.
This time I get free invite for food tasting at Cheng Ho Court Chinese Restaurant. Yea, I have been here before and that is why I made myself available this time because I really really miss the food here.
It might look red from the outside but it is definitely not because of Chinese New Year. The mandarins and angpows and pamelo are just for decorations. More like to rejuvenate the CNY ambience.
I was served with 10 course meals. There is only 9 photos below because the other one it already ended up in my stomach! I am not going to tell you what it is and let you keep guessing.
First dish: Deluxe Hot and Cold Combination
This dish takes slightly longer to prepare. There are varieties of ingredients which include seafood, fish balls, mushrooms, eggs and vegetables and many more. If you never been to ala Chinese style restaurant, you have to control yourself not too eat so much at the beginning of the dinner. That is because the best is yet to come
Second dish: Braised Shark Fin Soup with Dried Scallop and Crab Meat
Shark lover? Too bad! Shark Fin is my all time favorite. How can I miss this when there are scallops and crabmeat involves. Just added a little black vinegar and it will be perfect for me.
Third Dish: Deep Fried Crispy Chicken
Ok. This is not KFC but it is a homemade deep friend crispy chicken. The chicken is marinated with herbs before it was deep fried. It might taste a little dull especially near the chicken breast but with salt + lime + assam, I am sure you are going to crave for it once you try it.
Fourth dish: Deep Fried Garoupa with Sweet and Sour Sauce
Normally, I am not a fan of boney fish but after deep dried, all the bones seems like edible and crunchy. If only plainly fried, the fish will be too dry. With sweet and source sauce, many kids love this dish.
Fifth dish: Yin Yang Prawn
Why want to resort in one style of prawns when you can have best from both worlds. Boiled prawns with mayonnaise are my real preference as compared to butter fried prawns. Both are equally good and you only pay for single price
Sixth dish: Braised Three Varieties of Mushrooms with Seasonal Vegetables
Common dish as you can easily find this in any Chinese restaurant. Personally, I love all the mushrooms since I have been mushrooming (leisuring) at home most of the time.
Seventh dish: XO Fried Rice
In all normal 10 course meals, the rice dish is cooked with salted fish or in Yang Chow style. This rice dish is uncommonly special when they cooked with XO sauce.
Eighth dish: Chinese Pan Cake with Red Bean Mochi
Mochi is famous Japanese dessert and Chinese Pan Cake is traditional Chinese delicacies with stuffed kaya. The combination of both tastes super yummy.
Nine dish: Golden Fish Dumplings.
Of all the dishes, I find this dessert is very creatively made. Instead of round snow moon cake, it was molded into golden pink fish shapes. In Chinese, fish is believed to bring good luck and fortunes to the righteous person. Not all fish tho. Definitely not salted fish for sure.
Do give it a try and make sure you pre-book in advance. Else there is a high possibility that you missed this chance very soon.
Cheng Ho Court Chinese Restaurant @ Mines Wellness Hotel
Jalan Dulang, MINES Resort City,
43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: 03-8943 6688
Mon – Sat: 1130am – 230pm (Lunch) 6pm – 930pm (Dinner)
Sunday & Public Holiday 9am – 1130pm (Breakfast) 1130am – 230pm (Lunch) 6pm – 930pm (Dinner)