Friday, December 15, 2006

Tai Zhi Heen @ Prince Hotel

Well this long awaited post is finally here...mainly because i am riding on the waves of pictureless reviews and still racking my brain on how to make it mouthwatering..well as the saying goes a picture says a thousand words..imagine 5000 words just for a bloody review! my god i can write a thesis!

Ok around two Saturdays ago, my gf craved dim sum real bad..and after the original plan was to go to Sunway Hotel with another two frens was scrapped..the fellow ffk...we decided to leave that for another time and headed to the city..well i m a huge fan of "char leong" in another words "yau char kuai" wrapped with chee cheong fun...so i hope u get the picture here...and read in the newspaper that renaissance hotel was serving it on their dim sum menu...so off we went and realise at 11.30 they didnt open!..not a single staff at the entrance...not a single staff inside the restaurant as well...imagine my face...i innocently paid RM 6 for parking because we couldnt be bothered waiting.. So off to my final destination thus my review...

Prince Hotel...Dim sum here is not your old fashion HK style...its more fusion...very creative...but at the same time they do go back to their original roots with their har kau and siu mai...unfortunately its HALAL...meaning no pork in their siu mai...So what did I had that was so impressive?

First of all..theres a dimsum menu..just like as if you enter Chillis or Victoria Station...you have the dim sum separated by recommendations..steam..fried...cheong fun...now thats a first..because normally they just come in trolleys or you have a list and you just tick what you want...

Then the prices...imagine my face when i realise that the cheapest plate was RM9 ! Thats almost 1.5 times Mandarin Oriental price..my my...But on to their dim sum...its been some time and i havent got any fotos..but i remember i had this plate for RM 15...comes in 2 pieces..delicate piece of work as the dumpling is topped with two colours of fish roe on top of a nice succelent piece of scallop before you sink your teeth to the juicy prawns..definitely an eye opener...another piece of fusion was under their fried section...unagi spring rolls...served as a thin long "popiah" style..as you bite into the roll...the unagi flavours burst out..and if thats not enough you got "hoi sin" sauce to enhance the flavours...holy cow..i think i just tasted heaven...but i was thrown back to Earth the minute i realise the puny 3 pieces cost me RM 14!..

Well done with the specials, i will just run through what else we had...the har kau and siu mai was good...decently priced i suppose going for RM 9 -11 for 4 pieces..i heard they do 5 or 6 pieces if per se you have 5-6 people eating and you dont exactly want two plates because that equals 8...The prawn chee cheong fun was good...the rolls were not too thick...the sauce not too salty..the chilli oil that came with it not too spicy...Then a few more that i can bearly remember..haha..

So what was the damage..considering even the most insensitive people...there was alot of mention of prices..thus very expensive is the conclusion...Around 60pls a person and honestly i was only around half full..for someone myself you cant blame me..if dim sum only comes in dainty pieces...But a good score...i give it a 8/10 mainly..there was no pork..and you know even the best chef cant make good siu mai without pork...but that means all you Muslims get to share my craving for Dim Sum with me in Tai Zhi Heen..well we lose some..we win some...So do give it a try..it is open around 12pm on Saturdays..probably Sundays...

Disclaimer: I cant be f*cked...

3 comments:

Jackson said...

u r the 1st food blog that i vistied which without food picture! But even though wihtout any mouth watering picture, u did a great job in ever detail of yr writing! But hopefully in future, show us some fod picture as well! hehe!

MeiyeN said...

dimsums @ sunway lake garden, not bad at all.. check out their dimsums buffet on weekends ;)

Someone who is constantly craving said...

Thanks ppl..i guess it does helps abit with pictures..but i did take some amateur ones for my earlier attempted reviews..anywayz thanks for the tip..