Monday, September 10, 2012

Dining Out @ Gu Yue Tien, Chulan Square, Kuala Lumpur

Iberico Ribs
Iberico Ribs

Sigh, it's been so long since I blogged that I reckon I have forgotten how to already. Here's my attempt in getting back into the groove and clearing that mountain of blog posts.

It is not like I don't eat out almost every day but honestly, it's getting harder and harder to find really good places to eat.

Instead, we gravitate towards old places we are familiar with such as Gu Yue Tien where dishes are always tip-top. It is heartening to see Places & Foods chose this place for his choice for this year's Time Out KL's awards (vote for it with this link). Hopefully it picks an award as the food here is always innovative and darn good, every visit I've been.

Foie Gras
foie gras mousse on toast

My friend CS had rounded us up for a dinner here. She had sampled the set dinner they had introduced to celebrate their eighth anniversary that is priced at RM880++ for 8-10 persons. Her raves got our tongues drooling hence we gathered here one rainy Saturday night.

We didn't meet the quota for eight persons, hence there was an extra portion, but that was easily eaten up.

salted egg yolk whitebait
wok-fried whitebait with salted egg yolk

The meal kicks off with an assortment of appetizers, ranging from the exciting to the ho-hum ones like deep-fried prawn dumpling and century eggs topped with a slice of pickled ginger.

All of us had our own favourites. I immensely enjoyed the crispy whitebait. Each fish was deep-fried to a golden crunchy texture that was coated with the immensely umami-tasting salted egg yolk. Curry leaves and chopped chillies gave it a slight fiery hit. I reckon if I could have eaten it all up by myself.

cucumber cups with chicken floss
cucumber topped with chicken floss

The cucumber cups with chicken floss was simple but tasty. I especially liked the crunchy texture of the Japanese cucumbers combined creamy mayonnaise with the savoury taste of the chicken floss. Kinda reminds me of those addictive floss buns I must always eat at Bread Talk.

The foie gras mousse on the deep-fried toasts were yummy too and topped with a piquant diced mango pickle to balance out its richness.

jellyfish and chicken
jellyfish with cold chicken on cucumber

The jellyfish appetizer with the cold chicken topped with the tangy chilli sauce was an excellent way to kick up our appetites for the main meal.

pork neck
sliced pork neck with cucumber

A crowd favourite was the pork neck slices wrapped around crunchy cucumber slivers. What made it yummy was the hot bean sauce that topped it.

crab balls
crabmeat balls

An old school appetizer was the crabmeat balls with a crunchy beancurd skin exterior. In the olden days, it would have been made from the pig's caul (fine net-like) but nowadays, it has been abandoned for the healthier beancurd skin. These delectable morsels are stuffed with fresh crabmeat, crunchy water chestnuts, celery and carrot with a light touch of five-spice powder.

Soup
braised seafood soup with crab roe

Since it was a rather cold rainy night, the slightly thick but aromatic soup hit the right spot. There were chopped up seafood and tofu cubes as we dug into our bowls.


Freshwater prawns
wok fried freshwater prawn with spicy sauce

I really enjoyed the next dish, the prawn that came with this slurpworthy sauce. It was piquant and slightly spicy, with  a thick texture. One could imagine a crab being cooked in this sauce that would have us licking all our fingers. This came with toast for us to dip and sweep up the sauce as daintily as possible.

The meat item was a choice between, the wok charred lamb rack or iberico pork ribs. I've always loved those ribs and it was delicious and so good that one did not mind messing up our fingers as we ate each long rib with our fingers.

hunan fish
hunan fish

Then came the steamed fish topped with a generous sprinkle of chopped chillies and garlic, cooked Hunan style. This was yummy as the smooth fish flesh goes well with the tangy (but strangely enough not spicy) chilli and garlic mix. It is served with blanched beehoon noodles, that soaks up the soy sauce, garlic and chilli topping so well.

Last but not least, we end with a refreshing dessert of chilled sea coconut with longan and snow fungus. There's a slice of lime underneath the glass that adds a tangy taste to the not overly sweet dessert. Thumbs up to my friend CS for the great recommendation and Frankie Woo of Gu Yue Tien for not dissapointing our fussy palates.

Gu Yue Tien
Lot 5A, Chulan Square
Jalan Raja Chulan
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2148 0808

(Non Halal. The set is available until end of this September. More pictures in the Flickr set.)

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.

20 comments:

missyblurkit said...

Gu Yue Tien is definitely one good restaurant to visit. The hunan fish I think was adjusted to suit the local tastebuds. I do remember having that dish and telling them we wanted it the original spicy and that we are not children. Came out nice and spicy:D

ckiong said...

We miss the food there! Want to go back again, but need to have enough people so can order more dishes, hehehe. :D

The Yum List said...

I didn't even know this place existed. Thanks for the tips.

Au and Target said...

Nice to see you back! it is hard to find good food, isn't it? This looks fantastic!

KY said...

i had that ribs before, oh my, now u reminded me how i miss itttt

Alex cox said...

You can get best food deals, food discounts, food coupons and much more on many food items in very reasonable prices only on dealaboo.com

eiling lim said...

chef frankie always know how to woo his customers. one of my fav places too.

Baby Sumo said...

Gu Yue Tien is a really great Chinese restaurant. I love the Iberico ribs!

Global Products & Services Review said...

1Malaysia semua...

Daripada anda semua blog atau ber-facebook 24jam tak dapat sesen pun, ada baiknya sambil sambil invest beli share syarikat di Europe. Bulan bulan dapat duit, stable monthly income. Lagi banyak yang di invest, lagi besar dapat tiap tiap bulan.

Dengan RM 2300 boleh mendapatkan anda RM 310 tiap-tiap bulan, Dengan RM 10,000 boleh dapat RM 2,000 - RM 3,000 sebulan. Atau share paling murah berharga USD $ 20 dengan bulanan anda akan dapat USD $ 2.2 sahaja.

Kalau berminat, sila layari :

(Versi English)
http://tinyURL.com/UinvestWorld


(Versi Melayu)
http://PelaburanHartanah.blog.com


( * versi English lebih lengkap documentasi dan maklumat mengenai investment ini)


Layari mana mana laman blog diatas, setelah membacanya. Click pada FREE REGISTRATION dan daftar account pelaburan anda, ianya percuma, walaupun anda tidak mahu lagi membuat investment. Tetapi anda boleh lihat lihat dan survey dulu di dalam account anda itu. Dan anda juga boleh chat dengan Admin dan Pihak Management investment berkenaan, secara LIVE dan kadang kadang ada webcam session bersama admin.

Belum cuba belum tahu, selamat melabur.

Ciki said...

their food is just incredible! sorry i missed it.. sigh..

J2Kfm said...

That feast looks to be well worth the price. And effort of bracing oneself through the traffic to KL?
Still can't gather a group big enough for a meal there, yet won't be too far off I suppose.
Clever mix of flavours from what I see.

Lim Eunice said...

I never heard of Gu Yue Tian before.. heheh! *Still young (and naive)* Just kidding..
After reading this post, Gu Yue Tian is already listed in my to-visit place ! Thanks for sharing!! ;D

ChopinandMysaucepan said...

Dear Boo,

The food here looks delicious and there seems to be some innovative dishes like the foie gras on toast too. My parents likes Noble House behind Jalan Imbi whenever we are in KL and the food there is pretty good too.

William Jones said...

This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing websites that understand the value of providing a quality information about Melbourne Restaurants . Thanks for sharing.

susi indriani said...

Good article about cooking. But i guess you must using more friendly template, usually not using original template. You can try like my template in http://www.purwokerto-online.blogspot.com

Albert Santos said...

You can improve taste by using Electric Pepper Grinder. PepperMills Supreme offers an industry-leading electric pepper mill having a variety of unique features. Apart from pepper, this patented dual ceramic grinder with multiple rotors can grind many different spices and sea salts easily. Order it today! visit website :- http://www.peppermills.com

Tegar Fajar said...


Buahpoker.com Agen Poker Domino Online Uang Asli Tanpa Robot
BUNDAPOKER.COM Agen Texas Poker dan Domino Online Indonesia Terpercaya
DaunPoker.Net Agen Poker Domino Online Indonesia Terbaik Terbesar dan Terpercaya
LIGADAUN.COM Agen Bola Piala Dunia 2014 Casino Tangkas Poker Online Terbaik Terbesar dan Terpercaya
SaranaPoker.COM Agen Texas Poker Dan Domino Online Indonesia
GLOBALBOLA.COM Agen Bola Piala Dunia 2014 SBOBET IBCBET Casino Poker Tangkas Togel Online Terbaik Terbesar Dan Terpercaya
Buahpoker.com Agen Poker Domino Online Uang Asli Indonesia Terpercaya Tanpa Robot
GLOBALBOLA.COM AGEN BOLA PIALA DUNIA 2014 SBOBET IBCBET CASINO POKER TANGKAS TOGEL ONLINE TERBAIK TERBESAR DAN TERPERCAYA
LIGADAUN.COM AGEN TARUHAN BOLA PIALA DUNIA 2014 CASINO TANGKAS POKER ONLINE TERBAIK TERBESAR DAN TERPERCAYA
DAUNPOKER.NET AGEN POKER DOMINO ONLINE INDONESIA TERBAIK TERBESAR DAN TERPERCAYA
Buahpoker.com Agen Poker Domino Online Uang Asli Indonesia Terpercaya Tanpa Robot
Daunpoker.net Agen Poker Domino Online Indonesia Terbaik Terbesar Dan Terpercaya
BUNDAPOKER.COM AGEN TEXAS POKER DAN DOMINO ONLINE INDONESIA TERPERCAYA
LigaDaun.com Agen Taruhan Bola Piala Dunia 2014 Casino Tangkas Poker Online Terbaik Terbesar dan Terpercaya
SARANAPOKER.COM AGEN TEXAS POKER DAN DOMINO ONLINE INDONESIA TERPERCAYA
Globalbola.Com Agen Bola Piala Dunia 2014 Sbobet Ibcbet Casino Poker Tangkas Togel Online Terbaik Terbesar dan Terpercaya

Tegar Fajar said...

Info Skor Hari Ini | Update Bola
Prediksi Online | Bursa Taruhan Bola
Berita Terkini | Informasi Akurat Berimbang
Jadwal Dunia Sepak Bola | Prediksi Skor
Dapatkan Info Berita Bola Terbaru
Informasi | Berita Terbaru Era Masa Kini
Harian Bola | Bursa Online dan Berita Bola
Info Terakurat dan Terpercaya
Opini Info Terkini
Info Terkini | Kumpulan Informasi
Info Online | Berita Bola | Prediksi Skor | Cerita Dewasa
Semua Tentang Bola dan Khusus Dewasa
Portal Berita Bola | Prediksi Skor
Berita Informasi Terkini | Harian Bola | Ulas bola
Info Akurat | Prediksi Bola - Berita Bola - Jadwal Bola
Info Berita Bola | Prediksi Skor | Cerita Dewasa
Sumber Informasi Terkini | Cerita Dewasa
Berita Akurat Bola | Cerita Sex dan Foto Bugil | Prediksi Bola
Info Akurat | Cerpen Dewasa | Foto Seksi
Info Bola | Bursa Bandar Bola | Dewasa News
Prediksi Bola Malam | Berita Bola
Berita Baru dan Selalu Update
Informasi Terkini | Prediksi Dan Berita Sepakbola
Berita Terkini Dan Terpecaya
Bocoran Togelria.com | Prediksi Togel Singapura | Hongkong | Macau
Info Asia Skor | Prediksi Skor | Berita Bola
Info Berita | Prediksi Skor | Berita Bola | Tips Dan Trik
Ulas Bola Hari Ini | Prediksi Skor | Jadwal Bola
Agen Bola Sbobet

Tegar Fajar said...

Prediksi Bola | Judi Online | Bursa Taruhan Casino | Taruhan Bola
Judi Bola Terpercaya | Bandar Bola Online | Agen Taruhan
Prediksi Bola | Judi Online | Agen Casino | Taruhan Bola
Casino Online | Agen Bola | Prediksi Dan Berita Sepakbola
Agen Bola Online | Bandar Bola | Agen Casino| Situs Judi
Agen Bola | Taruhan Online | Bandar Judi Terpercaya
Agen Bola | Taruhan Bola Online | Agen Casino Terpercaya
Taruhan Bola | Judi Online | Agen Casino Terpercaya
Agen Bola Online, Situs Judi Casino Online, Bandar Taruhan Bola
Agen Casino | Judi Online | Bursa Taruhan | Bandar Bola
Agen Judi Bola | Bandar Bola Online | Casino Online
Informasi Terupdate | Sumber Berita | Sumber Inspirasi
Berita Terbaru | Inovatif
Berita Bola | Prediksi Bola Jitu
Hanya Untuk Anda Pecinta Dunia Maya
Info Masa Depan | Ulas Bola Hari Ini
Info Terupdate | Berita Inovatif | Berita Pilihan
Prediksi Skor | Berita Bola | Jadwal Bola
Prediksi Bola | Pasaran Bola | Berita Bola Online
Informasi Terkini | Prediksi Dan Berita Sepakbola
Info Berita Terbaik | Bursa Taruhan
Berita Terhangat | Info Masa Depan
Berita Terupdate | Sumber Berita
Hasil Skor | Prediksi Bola Terpercaya
agen texas poker dan domino
bola pelangi agen bola sbobet

muhammad yasir bawani said...

Find home based jobs of link building, facebook marketing, add marketing, add clicking and much more jobs.
www.jobzcorner.com

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...