I never heard of this restaurant before. I came to know this through my friend sharing about the “Best Lap Mei Fan” in town about a year ago. Therefore, I have decided to pay a visit to Elegant Inn to try the Lap Mei Fan this time. The restaurant is located at Level 2 of Menara Hap Seng KL.
I have arrived at 7.30PM and the restaurant was very crowded therefore I was escorted to a private room which I have booked a week earlier. In fact, I pre-ordered the dishes one day in advance as well. Then I just sit and wait for my dish to be served patiently.
As usual, Yee Sang (RM7.50) was the first dish to serve. The Yee Sang was given a nice name “Bountiful Harvest Salmon Losang” per their menu. The ingredient they use was different to other restaurant like what you can see from the picture. In short, it was extraordinary and tasty Yee Sang.
Next, Golden Boneless Stuffed Chicken with Chicken Tomato Salad (RM98.00). To me, this is a special dish. The fish paste was layered under the chicken skin then pan fried it to achieve the crispiness of it. You will find the Tomato Salad been placed as a side dish which they are using balsamic vinegar to tossed it. Indeed a tasty and good combination though.
Double Boiled Lion's Mane Mushroom Soup 猴头菇(RM168) , this was highly recommended by the Restaurant Captain which only available during Chinese New Year and limited supply per day. The highlight of the soup is the mushroom they cooked is rare in Malaysia. The first sip was really impressed me, it was light and sweet. The Captain emphasize that it is MSG free. Frankly speaking, this is really worth a try. Thanks for the recommendation.
Signature Golden Fried King Spare Ribs (RM26.80 per piece), I enjoy eating pork ribs and I have ordered this to satisfy my taste bud. The ribs were crispy outside and tender inside. It was well marinated and deep fried into golden brown colour. Another thumb up!
EI Signature Stir Fried Bitter Melon with Salted Vegetables (RM32.80), my friend has order this vegetable as she said is hard available out there. The bitter melon was full of ”Wok Hee” and it goes with the Salted Vegetable. This is the first time I had this. Great job!
(Ops...busy eating, forgot to take picture)
Lastly, Claypot Rice with Sausage & Waxed Meats (RM116.60), I have been waiting for this to serve. I like the way to cook the rice, first the rice was sauce-free. They are using the waxed meat oil to toss the rice. It was so fragrance and the rice chewy too. I believe they are using both glutinous rice and jasmine rice to cook it there you can feel the texture of it. I can say the best Lap Mei Fan I ever tried thus far.
To end my meal, I have ordered some dessert which also recommended by the Captain.
Black Sesame Glutinous Rice Ball in Fresh Almond Cream (RM14.80), usually most of the restaurant will be using frozen Glutinous Rice Ball to cook the dessert. However, this dessert was made to order. They made from scratch from Glutinous Rice Ball as well as the Almond Cream. The Almond Cream was thick and cream, luckily is not too sweet.
EI Steamed Custard Cake (RM19.20), first time tried this. They pan fried the Custard Cake then drizzle with coconut cream. I love this very much. The custard cake was soft and tasty.
Pan Fried Traditional Rice Cake & Hazelnuts Cookies (RM19.20), this dessert is only available during Chinese New Year. The Rice Cake was not too sweet and soft. If you like the Hazelnut Cookies, you can purchase it from the restaurant and is available for sale.
Lastly, Japanese Pumpkin Cream (RM16.80), thick, creamy and smooth.
To conclude, I enjoy eating at this restaurant. The service was good. Foods are fantastic too even though the price is on the high side, I definitely will come back again for more.
Lap Mei Fan
Table Wait Time: 10 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Jan 23, 2016 Other Ratings:
Value for Money 4