Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Emperor Q, Pavillion, KL

Have been many months since we met ES, so we decided to pop over to Pavillion for lunch for a lil bit of catching up..
Since ES works around that area, we got him to suggest a place for makan.
Emperor Q..the reply was almost immediate.
Ordering was quite easy; we wanted to snack on some dim sum, ES wanted his rice and boss wanted noodles. Me? I'll just eat what ever they ordered :p
Some High Mountain Tea before we start our meal...ES insisted we should have this famous tea from taiwan. The colour's light but flavour's pretty intense. Leaves a slight bitter fragrant aftertaste.
Somehow our orders were slightly distorted...the mains came before the dimsums..
First was ES's must have; Cod fish rice in hot stone. (RM13.50)The small chunks of cod fish was served raw, give the rice some good stirring and the meat's cooked. The rice was fluffy, had yummy sauce base and of course, had the charred bits which i like. And the cod was cooked just nicely, giving some juicy bits to bite into. Good stuff.
Boss wanted some noodles, so we had squid mee sua (RM20.80)
Ok, this was definitely not what we saw in the menu. But never mind, this portion looks bigger. aherm. Their mee sua is thicker...more ramen like actually. The soup's herbalish, thick. I thought I tasted something nutty in the soup base, boss and ES thought I was nuts. Oh well. Boss really enjoyed it nonetheless. The squid was mediocre, a tad chewy. I like the egg served in the noodles, hard boiled, but not thoroughly cooked. Lovely texture.
And our dimsums were finally served..
The fried carrot cake with shrimp (RM10.80)
Large portion of carrot cake with lots of shrimps.Was pretty good though more wok hei would have been much better.
Siew Mai (RM6)
Very juicy and sweet. Springy pork texture, I find this tasty.
The Char Siew Bao (RM5.80 for 2)
Though the bun's fluffy, it was slightly thick. But it was alright. Nice to have it steaming hot.
Last of our orders, deep fried yam dumpling (RM6)
The yam paste was creamy, the exterior crisp. The filling was delicious, just the right amount of tender, well marinated meat. Delicious.
We decided not to try their dessert, we went somewhere else for that..hehe (yes, we still wanted to eat..).
Emperor Q is located at 1st Floor, Pavillion Food Court. Next to Mercato.

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Blogger J2Kfm said...

it was tempting to step in, what's more since they serve MOF desserts as well, being under the same chain.

but got chinese,got taiwanese, got fusion food .... had my doubts.

but since your visit's positive, i may consider a visit soon. :)

12 March, 2009  
Blogger mimid3vils said...

the squid mee sua was weird, normally v saw is oyster mee sua :P

12 March, 2009  
Blogger foodbin said...

the burst fluffy skin of the char siew bao is a sign of a good bao.

12 March, 2009  
Blogger Bangsar-bAbE said...

The wu kok does look good! Salivating already...

12 March, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

j2kfm: yeah, the menu looks quite messy..didnt know what their food focus was. food experience was pretty good, but funnily, the dessert didnt attract us though.

mimid3vils: this was nothing like oyster mee sua

foodbin: i do find the dough rather thick though...more filling would have been better.. :p

bangsar babe: tastes better than it looks. yum yum.

12 March, 2009  
Blogger CUMI & CIKI said...

that thick herbally soup looks great!

13 March, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

cumi&ciki: it was ok, my boss enjoyed it tremendously though.

15 March, 2009  
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17 March, 2009  
Blogger bigfish_chin said...

Guess must go for a try there... :)

18 March, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

wincent: hi there! thanks for the invite, will pop over soon!

bigfish-chin: my boss went back recently for round 2..she said the quality was inconsistent though..

18 March, 2009  
Blogger thenomadGourmand said...

I wasn't impressed cos its udr MOF..was like "what those Jap know abt chinese food??"..but ur review showed that it wasnt bad..i like the cod fish dish, esp the raw part n the charred bits of rice!

18 March, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

thenomadGourmand: yeah, i would not have went if it was not suggested by my fren..:). yes, the cod fish thingy was the nicest of those stuff we had. hmm, but word of boss went back and had the same cod fish bowl..she said was not that good :(

20 March, 2009  

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