Friday, April 5, 2019

The Emperor Mix N Match Promotion @ Dorsett Grand Subang

Mix 'N' Match of Sizzling Szechuan and Oriental Dishes

The month of April holds much deliciousness at the renowned The Emperor Chinese Restaurant at Dorsett Grand Subang. Diners are in for a special Mix ‘N’ Match treat of mouth-watering Szechuan and other Chinese dishes from the kitchen of Chef Bryan Teh.

An elegant ambiance showcasing Oriental theme, The Emperor is a popular hotspot for fine Cantonese cuisine along with Dim Sum and more. Private rooms are available in addition to the spacious main dining area.

The Mix ‘N’ Match promotion is available till 30 April for lunch and dinner at the elegant restaurant. With set menu of your choice of selected dishes depending on the number of diners, starting from 4 up to 8 pax, the value-for-money menu even includes free Soup of the Day and Dessert. Price starting from RM298 nett to RM698 nett.

Our soup of the day for the preview was a soothing classic Lotus Root and Chicken Soup. Chockful of lotus root chunk, the soup was a bowl of comfort flavours with every spoonful.

Chef Bryan may not have started out in Szechuan cuisine but has certainly mastered the cuisine well. His version of the ‘Sui Chu Yue’ or Poached Fish Fillet with Dried Chilli & Szechuan Herb Chilli Oil is fiery at sight and moreish in flavours.

The distinctive ‘Ma La’ numbness was cleverly well-controlled, enough to leave that bit of tingling numbness and yet not overly powering till one cannot enjoy the heat and sublime notes of the aromatics. The thick fish fillets were gently cooked, enough to melt-in-the-mouth tenderness with a delicious note after soaking up all the chilies, bean sauce and other aromatics.

The dish was so moreish, it was hard not to order another bowl of steamed rice to keep savoring it…

Another drool worthy dish from the menu has to be the Szechuan Style Deep-fried Crispy Chicken & Dried Chilli! Crispy chicken cubes stir-fried on high heat with dried chilies and aromatics as well as cashew nuts has just the right hit of heat and light Szechuan peppercorn. The dish makes a good snacking dish on its own with beer… simply addictive…

The Sweet & Sour Chicken here is already a show stopper at sight. Beautiful in hues of orangey redness, large pieces of crispy boneless chicken is coated in the classic sweet and sour sauce along with pieces of bell pepper and pineapple. A timeless dish that never fails to please the palate when cooked well.

More comfort flavours took form in a claypot of Braised Lamb with Preserved Vegetable. Tender lamb slices well-braised in the piquant ‘Suen Choi’ with lots of garlic, ginger and bits of chili. The dish had that bitey tangy notes of the preserved vegetables goes well with the lamb slices.

‘Fu Yong’ Egg or Fried Omelette with Onion & Barbecued Chicken is sufficiently satisfying, a dish that appears on the table of many homes when one has bits of veggies along with some char siew nicely enveloped in fluffy egg omelette.

The dish of Deep-fried Crispy Beancurd with Chilli & Spiced Salt may appear simple but is always a crowd favorite of diners of all ages.

While one can select your choice of greens such as Chinese Spinach, Kai Lan, Choy Sum, French Beans or Siew Pak Choy from the Mix ‘N’ Match menu, we opted with ala carte dish of Green Dragon Chives with Beansprout as addition to the meal.

As mentioned above, the menu comes with a free Dessert of your choice. Simply select from the choices of Herbal Jelly with Honey, Mango Pudding or Almond Beancurd Pudding for that lovely sweet ending to the meal. Go for the Herbal Jelly or ‘Kwai Lin Guo’ like we did for some nutritious benefits.

The Emperor Mix ‘N’ Match Promotion
available until 30 April 2019

RM 298 nett for 4 pax
RM 498 nett for 6 pax
RM 698 nett for 8 pax

*Free soup of the day and dessert
** Prior reservations required, T&C applies

Call to book at +60350316060 ext 1954 or email at

Dorsett Grand Subang
Jalan SS12/1,
47500 Subang Jaya
Tel: +603 5031 6060
Fax: +603 5031 8686


Business Hours:
Lunch:       12:00 noon – 2:30p.m. (Mondays to Saturdays)
                 10:00a.m. – 2:30p.m. (Sundays & public holidays)
Dinner:      6:00p.m. – 10:00p.m

Monday, January 28, 2019

Xiao Lao Wang Curry Fish Head @ Jaya One

Comfort Dishes and Healthy Greens

Xiao Lao Wang has been making headlines with its signature hotpots since years back. Ardent foodies know where to head for soothing pots of delectable hotpot broths. Everything is made from scratch in the kitchen where passionate owner and chef Andy Ong and his partner-in-crime Pamela Jan showcases Chinese soul food at its best.

The owners also owned Lammeeya where foodies slurp up tasty bowls of eggy gravy coated plump lam mee noodles along with housemade meat dumplings. At Xiao Lao Wang, diners can also enjoy an array of Chinese dishes that is familiar on our daily meals. What Xiao Lao Wang can assure their diners is that they can definitely enjoy comfort food at the eatery.

The ambiance also echoes pleasantry with the décor showcasing some of the owner’s own private collections of antiques set with an eclectic mix of modernity. One can choose to dine at both side of the restaurants where Lammeeya offers modern and simple bright minimalist décor or at Xiao Lao Wang’s oriental classic ambiance.

Enough said about the restaurants and let’s get down to the new menu available. Extending their menu to offer more classic familiar good eats, Xiao Lao Wang has added Curry Fish Head to their daily menu along with bio-dynamics vegetables for that healthier option.

To start off the meal, the owners offered a delicious and refreshing wolfberry puree drink called Ningxia Red. A superfood drink made from all the goodness of wolfberries, pomegranate and berries, it has a lovely tangy freshness when served chilled.

The limelight of the meal was definitely the Curry Fish Head (RM58 small, RM98 medium, RM128 large). Filled to the brim and loaded with big chunks of meaty fish head drenched in thick curry gravy, the dish warrants orders of piping hot steamed rice.

Unlike some places where the base curry is made in big portions, Xiao Lao Wang makes all their Curry Fish Head from scratch upon orders. Freshness is key to the owners. Using the freshest ingredients possible, Xiao Lao Wang uses the market’s freshest fish head available along with other locally source produce.

The curry gravy has a well-balance richness of spices and heat that is enjoyable. The fish head pieces is cooked well with enough meaty fish meat along with gelatinous bits to satiate diners of all ages. Along with the fish head, one can also tuck into blanched lady fingers, tau pok, eggplant, cabbage and more. It’s literally a one-pot wonder meal!

Though bio-dynamic is rather similar to organic cultivation, bio-dynamic farming goes one step further to produce everything from A to Z on its premise. Bio-dynamic vegetables are available for purchase at Xiao Lao Wang depending on their stock of the day.

Our dish of Bio-Dynamic Pea Sprouts with Egg White (RM18.90) was delicious with tender and smooth pea sprout leaves blanketed with soft egg white gravy. The tender sweetness of the pea sprouts is so good that even the little ones enjoyed this dish very much.

We also had the Bio-Dynamic Xiao Bai Chai (RM15.90) served in a pool of light soy sauce and finished with shredded ginger, spring onion and chili. The light crisp greens is very tasty and easy to enjoy.

The simple rendition of beancurd in Salted Chilli Tofu (RM18) was perhaps the most popular dish among our table since it was quickly polished off. Deep fried tofu cubes topped with that tantalizing bits of aromatics are so good, it can even be enjoyed on its own as a snack or with rice.

Although the order of Tomato Scrambled Egg (RM11.90) was for the little ones, the adults simply couldn’t resist stealing a few spoonful of the dish. Fluffy scramble eggs covered in a lightly sweet and tangy tomato sauce brought back some delicious childhood memories of yesteryear flavours that parents used to whip up for us.

The lightly boozed up Rice Wine Chicken (RM18 small, RM23 big) is another dish to order. The sweetness of the wine along with the savory notes of the soy sauce with hints of gingery flavour hit all the right notes. The chicken is also tender and juicy, rendering much satisfaction when savored with rice.

The Plum Sauce Chicken (RM18 small, RM23 big) has crispy fried chicken glazed with a gingery plum sauce. The crispy texture of the chicken made the dish addictively delectable.

If one has to order a noodle dish, the Signature Yee Mee (RM28) came highly recommended. Braised soft yee mee noodles with lots of greens and mushrooms are finished with lots of shredded golden egg omelette. The slippery smooth egg noodles is tasty and pretty much a well-favored dish by everyone that evening.

Xiao Lao Wang is indeed famous for their hotpot and one simply should try their signature Housemade Pickled Cabbage Pork Belly Soup (RM58 small for 1-4 persons, RM68 large for 5-8 persons). The pickled cabbage is made in house and provides the base of flavours for this delicious unique hotpot. The piquant tangy notes of the ‘suan cai’ or pickled cabbage makes a robust broth base along with some dried chili to add a gentle undertone of heat and some fresh cherry tomatoes for freshness.

One should order the Pork Belly Slices (RM9.90/100g small, RM15.90/150g large) or any other preferred meat such as chicken or lamb to add to the hotpot. 

The succulent pork belly slices can further be enjoyed with the array of sauces available as condiments. Our spicy Sichuan chili spiced up sauce goes very well with the pork belly.

Add the Bio-Dynamic Pea Sprouts (RM6.90 per 180gm) for some goodness greens… or pick your choice of others such as Bai Cai, Nai Bai, Fu Kwai Choi, Cabbage, Pumpkin and more…

Another ingredient to order for the hotpot is the Housemade Mushroom Pork Balls (RM12.90). The texture and flavours of the pork balls when cooked in the hotpot is sublime, so much so that we would have love to order another round if we have not been so full.

A very satisfying meal at Xiao Lao Wang!

100-G021, The School at JAYA One,
72A, Jalan University,
46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7496 0670

Business Hours:
Mon to Sun - 5pm to 10.30pm

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