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2013-09-08 73 views
i actually rarely venture into Gurney Plaza as it’s quite a distant from my place. but an invitation managed to lure me there recently! it’s Tian Ding Xiang 天鼎香, a restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine which located at 6th floor of Gurney Plaza. we were there to sample some of the new dishes on the new menu! the ambiance is kinda sophisticatedly relaxing with hospitable wait staffs at your disposal LOL.Trio Platter 鼎香三拼 | RM 42.80we started our lunchy with appetiser, a Trio Platter, which is
the ambiance is kinda sophisticatedly relaxing with hospitable wait staffs at your disposal LOL. Trio Platter 鼎香三拼 | RM 42.80
we started our lunchy with appetiser, a Trio Platter, which is a common dish you’ll find in a Chinese wedding, some might even offer up to penta small dishes! they get to play with the ingredients depending on the allocated budget of the wedding. here in Tian Ding Xiang, they offer three types of small dishes which comprises lobak thingy, baby octopus <3 and butter cereal chicken cubes.
the baby octopus is yum! the texture is not as rubbery as sotong, this one gives you more 咬劲 and it’s really 爽口! i have never seen any stall/restaurant outside of Penang serves this. the octopus was just blanched and then drizzled with some fragrant garlic oil and it’s so good on its own or with the condiment, if you need some kick. Peking Duck | RM 68.80 (whole bird); RM 38.80 (half bird) crispy Peking duck skin with scallion (ewww) and cucumber bandaged with a thin popiah skin smeared with special sauce. i am not a skin person because skin is fatty bom bom (the first skin i had was from Yung Kee, it was soooo gooooood and expensive!) but this was soooo good with minimum fat layer! of course i specially requested a non-scallion one. yeah, you don’t have to get your hands dirty, someone will slice the skin and wrap them for you.
and what they gonna do with the de-skinned duck? you can either have it that way (original) or.. you can opt for ala kongpo, kamheong, black pepper or ginger & spring onion style.
we had kam heong duck! and personally i enjoy duck more than chicken so i liked this dish as well! although it was in wok for the second time, the meat still retained its tendernesssss. Crispy Pork Knuckle | RM 30.80
deep fried pork knuckle.
some find it too dry, but i like it dry rather than oily if that make any sense. Fresh Seafood Ramen | RM 20.80
colourful ramen drenched in spicy seafood broth. at only level 2 the spiciness is almost unbearable already, i am a berry can take spicy food kind (wah my broken engrish is getting broker LOL). the lady bossie said the spiciness can even go up to level 10 my goodness! i wonder who can survive the heatness.
of course, if you can’t take spicy, just tell the wait staff you want clear broth.
the ramen contains natural coloring from wheat, purple cabbage, black sesame, spinach and pumpkin! and you’ll get all five types of mee in your bowl of Fresh Seafood Ramen.
however, the mee was too soft for our liking. the blame was on us though as we took too long to photograph it :/. the price might be a lil’ steep but they were generous with the seafood! Deep-Fried Sliced Lotus Root with Salted Egg Yolk | RM 12.80
this was a crowd pleaser at our table! everyone love the crunchy bits coated nicely with salted egg yolk! nom! this makes a really good snake for movie wei, if you don’t mind the calories la.