Thursday, July 31, 2008

Yu Jia Village Seafood, Jalan Imbi, KL

Hello all, I'm back! Did you guys miss me? hehehe
Had a very tiring time shopping in Bangkok, shall have updates on that soon! (the food, not my shopping :p)

Thought I should write about this before I start on Bangkok :)
Vincent took the trouble to arrange dinner for a group of us at Yu Jia some time ago. We were ushered into a room, seated and food was soon served. Stephanie had pre ordered some dishes for us (some dishes were not in the menu)..

First up, soup.
We had the old cucumber soup..

The soup was smooth, the ingredients fresh which gave the soup a very sweet flavour. Unlike the usual meat, dried oysters/ cuttlefish in the soup combo, Yu Jia's version was filled with seafood- there were fresh shrimps, julienned dried scallops, cuttlefish....Thwarts the flavour of the soup, but in a good way. The old cucumber, steamed for a long time, was soft and mushy, just the way I like it.

Next was the deep fried prawn appetizer..
The prawn was wrapped in fish paste and deep fried. The springy prawn and slightly salty fish paste goes very well with the honey wasabi dip. The head of the prawn was not spared either, it was stuffed to the brim with fish paste and deep fried. Pretty good too.
The steamed garoupa with hairy gourd was an interesting dish...
(sorry I didn't get to take the picture of the whole fish, it was quickly whisked away for serving before I could take a snap)
I had my reservations when my serve was placed on the table..The fresh garoupa was steamed with thickly sliced mushrooms, hairy gourd and preserved vegetables. The combination came out surprisingly good, each ingredient complemented the other beautifully.
The braised sea cucumber with abalone sauce was next...
This dish was excellent; the sea cucumber was bouncy, the stuffing was flavoursome and the sauce was gorgeous. Velvety, fave dish for that night.
Stir fried mix vegetables..This dish was ok. Vegetables was fresh.
Steamed rice with chicken and waxed sausage Akin to claypot chicken rice, this was an individual serve. You can add the amount of sauce that suits your palatte.
For desserts, I decided to have the boiled hasma with longan and red dates.
I find the longan too overpowering, the mild hasma taste was blanketed by it. Think a plain rock sugar, dates and hasma combo would be better for me :)
We paid about RM90 per head (or RM95, thereabouts). Overall, good quality chinese food that I don't mind revisiting in the future.
Yu Jia Village Seafood is located at 51, Jalan Barat, Off Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-21439966.

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Blogger J2Kfm said...

wow, fine dining? :)
but some Chinese outlets serve better food than even wedding dinners.

01 August, 2008  
Anonymous Lyrical Lemongrass said...

very interesting selection...everything looks so hmmmm...luxurious! No wonder the 90 bucks per head. Looks like it was worth it.

01 August, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

j2kfm: absolutely agree with you :). much better than those served in wedding dinners :)

lyrical lemongrass: worth it for the quality of food and how it was prepared i guess :)

01 August, 2008  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

Shopping is only tiring when one comes back empty-handed. =D

01 August, 2008  
Blogger Shell (貝殼) said...

the presentation for the appetizer very nice^^ i like it

01 August, 2008  
Anonymous SF said...

I think i have been hong kong-fied. When i saw RM90, i was thinking "man that's cheap!". haha

01 August, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

tummythoz: *nods with agreement* hehe

shell: yeah, i like it too! looks very pretty :)

sf: yes, definitely HK-fied! :p

02 August, 2008  
Anonymous Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

"The old cucumber, steamed for a long time, was soft and mushy, just the way I like it."

Me too, me too! :D

02 August, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

kenny: *high 5* :D

03 August, 2008  
Blogger JeromeFo 令狐冲 said...

RM90 per head ??????? -_-
Abit expensive to me...
but you did enjoy the foods, right?
kekke...I like the old cucumber soup. Seems so "traditional "

03 August, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

jerome: yes, most of the dishes were good and above average..i like old cucumber soup too! *high 5*

08 August, 2008  

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