Friday, January 18, 2008

Mei Chi Xuan @ Kota Damansara

It was another food bloggers meet up last month. This time we were heading to Mei Chi Xuan upon Sid’s invitation. Thanks Sid and also Chef Steven Cheng for preparing us a wonderful hearty meal. We truly enjoyed it.

At first I thought we (Christine, Chris and I and Sugar Bean) were there quite on time but got surprise when we saw other food bloggers were already seated and chatted with one another. ‘Oopps’ were we late?! My stomach screwed a little. Besides KampungboyCitygal and Big Boys Oven, we were introduced to Foodie Lianne and Joanne. It was sooooo nice to meet you ^^


Shall we begin our dinner?!





The dinner started at 9pm and I was extremely hungry. Firstly, we had the …





What’s this?!




Yeahhh… you got it, that’s the Lobster Sashimi (priced at Rm 13 per 100gram) was firstly served. Note that a week of prior notice is needed. Do call up and make your reservation.





I have tried Lobster Sashimi for several times in the very Japanese style where I had it with Wasabi. This was my very first time having Lobster Sashimi by simmering the sashimi in a pot of Superior Soup. The soup was prepared by lou gai 老鸡 (“old-chicken”?! It’s kinda hard for me to translate it into English), lean pork 瘦肉, chicken feet鸡脚, kam wah fo tui金华火腿 and double boiled for 2 days. TWO DAYS!!! No wonder the Soup was full with essence of each ingredient. kam wah fo tui 金华火腿 was used to give the salty flavour to the soup while the chicken feet鸡脚 was used to provide the stickiness and gelatinous to the broth. Preparing such an essence-full broth was never an easy task.







The shimmered Lobster Sashimi tasted juicy and ‘bouncy’ and lively. You just can’t resist having more if you love seafood.







“Quack quack” here came the 8 Treasured Duck 八宝鸭 priced at Rm 80.






It was a dish that took up 2 hours preparation time and was stuffed with 8 treasures inside its stomach. There were chestnuts, lotus seeds, mushrooms, lap cheong, carrots…
Hmmm… the duck meat had the fragrant of each ingredient. I supposed not many Chefs can make this flawlessly nowadays. Yum! ~







Lobster Noodles was prepared by using the remainder Lobster head and shell from the Sashimi we had earlier and so, there won’t be any wastage on every parts of the Lobster.







Hmm, it was so yummylicious. The Yee Mien was boosted up by the fresh Lobster.

Slurp-slurp, each of us had some plates.







Next up, the Dried Oyster with Stuffing “Hoi See Fatt Choy” priced at Rm 50.






There was the dried oyster stuffed in the fish cake and had concentrated light sauce decanted over the dried oyster with stuffing.







Golden Pumpkin with tofu 黄金满府 at the price of Rm 20. There were soften-pumpkin slices in between the tofu. Chef Steven was using own made tofu to cook this dish. Chef Steven loves to share his experiences and recipe with us. As I noticed, he was animated when he was explaining us the ways of making tofu. There were sparkles in his eyes when we were having conversation on food and cooking.







Needless to say, this tofu was fabulous. The yellowish gravy was actually the natural colour from the blended pumpkin. And this dish resembles one of the Chinese New Year dishes. 黄金 = gold, 满 = full, 府 = house… That’s why Chef Steven came up with this. Besides this, the Dried Oyster with Stuffing is only available in Chinese New Year menu.








While we were enjoying the tofu, the upcoming dish was the Boneless Fish with Meat Paste 无骨胶鱼 priced at Rm 18. The fish has to be de-boned first and its flesh is taken out. The flesh is then added and mixed with pork and seasoning. And they are stuffed into the fish skin before cook to its perfection.






The concentrated sauce prepared was actually their special barbecue sauce. The used of tomato sauce gave a little sweeten flavour to the sauce.







Deep Fried Fish Baits, Pak Fan Yu (Rm 20) had my attention too. This fried stuff looked alluring. Aiks… we should have this first before the Boneless Fish with Meat Paste as the strong flavored barbeque sauce of the Boneless Fishpaste had overtook the taste of Deep Fried Fish Baits.







I was really full and only able to have a mouthful of this Fried Potato with XO Sauce (priced at Rm 15). There were potatoes, green peppers, carrots and chilies are cut into tiny slices and cooked with the right amount of XO sauce. hulalaaa, I love this as it was slightly spicy. Too bad that all of us were full-up and weren’t able to finish up this Fried Potato with XO Sauce.






Finally came in the dessert. The Coffee Agar-agar with kiwi seed. This was new to me too! Coffee flavor and kiwi seed in the jelly. Maybe I shall try it out at home and share up with family?! ^^v




Is that only these?!!!




No-no-no, the very thoughtful Sunny from Big Boys Oven prepared us these gorgeous desserts! He named it as Lychee and Chestnut Light Cheese Cake.






Yes, there was slightly light lychee flavour and chestnut cream surrounded the custard cream on top of the cake base. The cheese cake base was a little dense but they were irresistible. Yummy! I love Big Boys Oven’s cake! Guess what?! Esiong from Sugar Bean had 2 cakes!







And… we had a small celebration with Christine for her birthday which was a day earlier with all the food bloggers that were present.







Thanks to Chef Steven for hosting us such a hearty and scrumptious dinner and thanks to Sid’s invitation and thanks to Sunny for the gorgeous Cheese Cake. The dishes we had as above (minus the dessert from BBO) is released a month before Chinese New Year. If you like the idea of Pumpkin with Tofu and the Dried Oyster with Stuffing, come and visit this place as they are only available during Chinese New Year


Mei Chi Xuan 美食轩海鲜饭店
No. 32A1, Jalan 5/10,
PJU 5 Dataran Sunway,
Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.

Tel: 03-61416122
H/P: 016-2783089 (Steven)

17 comments:

Timothy Low said...

Gosh the Lobster is INCREDIBLE .... Banging my head my not calling Sidney. Anyway ... really detail stuffs you wrote. Will be dropping by again soon. Keep it up.

kent said...

omg ....the lobster noodles look so mouth-watering....i remember i had it very long time ago when i am standard 6...so nice lar...

monsieur ck
[New Year, New Life, New Journey for Food!]
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alexander said...

Nice lobster.
Looks very good!
I need to try it the next time I visit KL.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

yammylicious said...

awww.. another lovely flogger gathering! sashimi!!!

bigfish_chin said...

Oh Gosssh... it's invitation from BBO (Big Boys Oven) eh~... i can reconized the oyster's balls "hou shi fatt choy" her!

ai wei said...

timothy low,
hi, thanks for dropping by and thanks for commenting.
For the very details stuff, really have to thank to Chef Steven for sharing us his secret recipe.
i will try my best to write Better

^___^


kent,
yeah... they are really delicious~ YUMZ!


alexander,
this is a place to try, a must to visit for chinese food. ^^


yammylicious,
keke, it was a lovely food blogger gathering and yummy food around ^^


bigfish_chin,
thanks for dropping by! your blog is nice and handy for me! gonna add u in my foodies link ^^

Simon Seow said...

You're making me hungry again. Just had roast pork rice at Hong Seng, Section 17. I want the lobster noodle too :p.

~Christine~Leng said...

what a feast really :) miss the dishes already ;P especially the pumpkin with tofu and the lobster noodle!! :)

ekeng said...

have to ask Sid to organize CNY dinner at Mei Chi Xuan for Low Sang...Agree?

ai wei said...

simon seow,
hi, thanks for dropping by. ahhh... roast pork rice sounds good. i had jz the ordinary home cooked dinner at home...

>___<


christine,
i miss da silky tofu and lobster noodles too. *slurppp*~


ekeng,
AGREE agree!!! Low Sang is good! another must not miss-out event during CNY. When When?!?!?!

Nic (KHKL) said...

with such auspicious dishes, i'm sure you'll have a wonderful new year! :) what a nice dinner...lobster, oyster and that lovely dessert from bbo...wow!

ling239 said...

Golden Pumpkin with tofu looks good... it is sweet ?

Christy said...

WOW!! Really a very nice meal....the lobsters look great and the oysters must be delicious:D

teckiee said...

I missed out that lobster!! wooooo NICE!!!

New Kid on the Blog said...

it's always feels great to hv such gathering with good food. too bad, am staying so far away!!! :(

MeiyeN said...

Wow.. what a feast! O_o i want da lobster...!! :p

fyi, my friend went to try this place after reading some of bloggers' post on mei chi xuan and to my surprise, he told me that da dishes turned out to be quite bad and he told me that his parents were very disappointed with da dishes there, crabs seemed to be not so fresh on that day he was there.. not too sure if he did complain to da chef though cause he was using da 15% voucher printed from someone's blog...

wenching & esiong said...

Silly me, read your post and forgot to comment and I thought I've written you one. Haha! Sorry. Anyway, it's weird but I find the fried potato really nice. And I enjoyed the tofu too!

Add oil in your studies!! Jia you!! :)

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