Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Canton Fare @ Plaza Damansara

With a bold statement of a tagline "the King of Roast", the sarcasm and arrogance that one can derive from Canton Fare is enough to warrant a visit.

In any case, after a rather sedated dinner of porridge the night before, the cravings for roast meat in particular duck, struck again. With an errand to run to in Damansara, the arrow was struck and we walked in.

Only two stomachs to fill, a generous list of items from roast meats to cooked dishes, we went for the most obvious dish, the mixed roast (3 choice) platter and a vegetable. The dishes can wait if this fulfilled the role as King of Roast.

Roast duck was rather disappointing. The skin wasn't crispy but the cut of meat was thick and generous, with the bonus of the bones being separated from the meat. Has it got to be juicy meat vs crispy skin?

The Roast Pork (siu yoke) was good as some claimed to be. Although the notorious 1st position goes to Pudu because of the thick layer of fat, this was much more neutral for the cholesterol level and tasted very well with the oil rice.

The Char Siew was disappointing in the aspect of the cut used. Way too lean, but the marinade was done right and well, minus all the bad and black sinful burnt charcoal bits. Make sure you get them to cut the half fat and half lean bits for you.

The platter (RM30)

Vegetables as fibre and in this case the Claypot Eggplant with Minced Meat. A good dish to accompany the oil rice again (RM 15?).

Did i not say the oil rice was good? Must be the sin involved, i tell you.

Address and contact details:

71G, Jalan Medan Setia 1,
Plaza Damansara Bukit Damansara,
Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03- 2093 5279

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. I think a more humble tagline should be used instead of the King of Roast, as my favourite roast duck will forever be in Bayswater, char siew in Jalan Alor and siu yoke in Pudu. Maybe these 3 can get together to be the King of Roast instead? However that being said, it is nice to get decent quality of each meat under one roof, and the crowd wasn't really busy (then again, it was new year eve lunch time). Worthwhile trying out the other dishes around.

25 comments:

Life for Beginners said...

Maybe Jack of Roast instead? Or is it Joker? :P

J2Kfm said...

which one in PUDU?!!! i've always been searching, but dunno where to find the siew yoke.

near the roast goose ones?

jasmine said...

i don't like canton fare much either. haven't had any memorable dish there.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jasmine: sigh after that big title rite?

j2kfm: nearby the other famous chee cheong fun..wheres the roast goose haha..

lob: maybe prince la..give credit it was half decent..not to say crap..

worldwindows said...

Claypot eggplant with mincemeat, a must try. You are right on. Roast duck is the skin and the char siew, siew yoke is the fat.

Bangsar-bAbE said...

The mix roast platter looks *gulp* small...And yes..Bayswater roast duck is still the best! =D

Precious Pea said...

Ahh...this reminds me that I have been here once. Not that impressive so not going to post on it. The duck so disappointing right? I was expecting HK style with crispy skin. Forget about the dishes...hehe..ermm...so so only.

mh said...

hmm..actually, looking at this meal, your tomyam meal with Ikan Kurau don't look too exorbitant...

coz, this one feels like having chicken rice, with siew yoke and char siew only...ok la, there's roast duck...

ling239 said...

wow... oily roast with oily veggie and oily rice, tat's lots of oil ~ :p

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ling239: a oily start to the new year perhaps?

mh: yeah lor hor..almost 30 per pax..

pp: sigh a pity bcoz in the wkends, the area is dead, so i thought a nice venue for a quiet lunch..

bangsar: yeah!! london duck!

worldwindows: haha put siew yuk n duck in 1 mouth?

sc said...

maybe they should rename as prince or duke of roast? :p

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sc: hahah well that wouldnt attract too many people, would it?

Jason said...

Em, no signboard? Or it's a coffee shop? Wait, I don't think there's a coffee shop there...

Nic (KHKL) said...

i remember having the hokkien mee and hor fun from this rest. so expensive! taste-wise, hmmm, ok lar.

woah, suddenly kl flooded with roasted duck hor?

xin said...

the roast duck was disappointing? but it looks SO good! damn the deceiving shiny skin.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jason: its more like a proper restaurant..got signboard..but u knw la..i dont usually take pics of their front door..

nic: yeah lor..maybe overpopulation of ducks..i dont mind though haha..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

xin: yeah the skin was ok only..but the meat was chunky

Tummythoz said...

Maybe shd rename to King of Oily Rice.

wmw said...

Happy New Year! Had the char siew here, rather good...was not lean ;P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tummythoz: hahah not very flattering..

wmw: isit? must ask for fattier nxt time for me..

fatboybakes said...

your favourite duck will forever be in bayswater? that's a bit lofty hor... hahaha. actually, the last time i went to 4 seasons, i thought it was okay la, certainly not worth flying to london for. but the place holds a certain sentimental value to me. canton fare okay la. at least it brings pork to a fairly porkless plaza....

tigerfish said...

Not a fan of egg plants. What is oil rice?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

fbb: haha the quickest pork fix for u hor? i dunno la..but i suppose after eating london duck (which is way meatier)..malaysian duck are like skeletons..

tigerfish: err yao fan? they use i think oil from the chicken mix in with the rice to cook?

CUMI & CIKI said...

ya lar.. calling yourself KING of anything is a TALL order huh.. unless it's the king of wishful thinking.. haha .. (or the king of PAIN)... muahahaha

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

c&c: yeah even i also wouldnt call myself king of anything hor..