Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Maju Palace @ Jalan Sultan Ismail

WARNING: I have finally learnt the art of enlarging my photos..this may hog up your bandwidth and make you saliva instantly..dont cry ok?

I almost forgot about our mini floggers trip to Maju Palace until i saw Tan Kiasu's blog..oh dear me..must be too much rich food entering my system..so without boring you guys..this is my review.. situated at Maju Junction which is along the Sogo shopping complex..this place is famous for the top guys to bring their clients for lunch..since its so near and most importantly "halal"..

Since, it was kiasu's day off and "food-4-thot" and "Tummy thoughts" actually works nearby..we trotted off for what was a sequel to Sandias..a true floggers meal..it was truly a different experience..there was more chatting..and alot of opinions of the food were voiced..this was definitely again another first as most of the time i eat with my friends..its an usual "Yeah not bad" or "Crap la.." Obviously eating with true floggers, the cameras were a must..haha that i was very used to.. I cant seem to structure my review properly..must be because i watched the UEFA Champion League Finals early morning

So without further ado..ta da..the food..

Shark fin dumplings i reckon..firm and fresh..so far so good.. i think i got the consensus from the rest that this was a good choice..

Err.. was it meant to be wor tip? This failed miserably as no wor tip is wor tip if 1stly theres no pork..and 2ndly it looks like a big wanton..

Hmm..siu mai..abit of luxury with the scallops..but that could not distract me by the fact one fell down..presentation marks plummeted..once again the missing of pork was very obvious..although i have seen worse..

Char Siew Soh..well the chicken version..the majority of us..meaning the three of them agreed that the fact there was no pork..it was lacking..but to me..well i sort of agreed..but i am on a different thinking..yes there was no pork lard used..thus the "flavour" was not so fragant..but to me..the important things is that the meat should not feel tough and the sauce must be good..the chicken used was well minced and the sauce was decent..so i passed this dish..after some deep thoughts though..

Now..Ma Lai Kou especially the ones with the custard layers in between is a Shanghai dessert..and since i had one of the best Shanghainese dim sum in Shanghai at JW Marriott..expectations were high..but alas this was dismal..they called it a thousand layer cake..it was more like one bloody thick layer cake..not fluffy..custard did no good and had no impact..worse come to worse..even Shanghai 10 performed way better in this dish..

Back to savoury food..again another dish whiched there was complaints rather then compliments..again i felt yes this is an original pork related dish..but the sauce inside plays a bigger part for me..the yam was good enough and not dried out..honestly no complaints for me..

Now the usual Har Kau..my prawns dropped out from the skin by the time it reached my plate..

Char Siew Pau..i dedicate this to you..Xiu Long Bao boyfriend..although this is the halal version..again to me..this was more of a "filling your tummy" dish..expectations for this dish is normally low..as long as it can fill me up..its all good..i rather be filled then have my wallet incinerated..

Wrapping this off was a very unique and first time dish..a mango wrapped roll..i think got prawns also..see how i have repositioned this..

Once again, it was great fun to eat with this people, i was commented that i take too long to take my photos..dear me..in actual fact is..after 2 years of owning my camera..i still dont know how to use it properly..thats why la..the meal came up to RM25 a person.. which is fairly decent due to a 10 or was it 20% discount exclusively to some credit card which you can ask SC from Food-4-thot..A decent rating of 7.5 out of 10..

18 comments:

Lee Ping said...

Did you leave with a full stomach? You have made these dim sums life sized! I am fortunate that I already ate. Mango wrapped roll with prawns is an interesting combination.

p/s A little tip: As you use your chopsticks to lift your Har Kow, support it with a spoon underneath. That way, your prawns will reach your mouth. :)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

your larger than life pics are making me hungry. thanks a lot! :-P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

LP: hahah life sized look better doesnt? good tip.. although i am too egoistic to show that i am poor at using chop sticks..

tankiasu said...

Hey dude, you should only enlarge photos with high resolution. Otherwise you'll get pixelised pictures like these.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

LL: shiok rite?? wahahaha..but i realise it also enhances the blurness of the photos..i think i still need a new camera =(

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

kiasu: dear me..the second i reply i see a new comment..mine was taken at 3.2megapixel la..isnt that big enough?? took me eons to upload ok

sc said...

no matter what, halal dimsums can never beat their porky counterparts can it? ;) was nice having lunch with you guys

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sc: nope..but i guess its more skillful to make halal dimsum even half as good as non-halal dimsum

MeiyeN said...

what a hearty lunch..too bad that i didn't manage to join you people that day :(

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mei yen: there were actually even more dishes haha..noodle dish also..but came up very blurr..dont worry there will be another time..

wmw said...

Hey folks....next time call me along, I don't work 9 to 5, my own hours. So can join you folks in town if my schedule is free ;o)

Good work on the pics....Sometimes you get "pixels" when you pick the wrong size, try adjusting the height and width and you will see that it makes a difference.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wmw: since u asked..what can i say? no probs!..so any suggestions around town?

Jackson said...

JOEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Why didnt call me along?? Mini bloggers means u onyl call those with mini size ??? i dun fit? HAhahahaha.. pls la brother, at least inform me! I will fly all the way from Klg to........

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jackson:dear me..i angered alot of "missed out floggers" did i?? okok from now i shall put u all in my to call list..promise?

jason said...

Yeah, bigger pics, salivate more! :P
But how come some bigger, others are smaller?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jason: still playing around..some bigger but the pixels can see..some less so..i dont know wats wrong..try out during the wkend 1st

boo_licious said...

Looks like a fun gathering and yeah, I guess halal vs non halal will always be different.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

boo: it was pretty good..and yeah the debate will forever go on..