April 3, 2011
Returning to EEST to sample more of their new pork-laden menu.
Alas, this meal was unexpectedly filled with letdowns. Skip the siu yoke _ a puny portion of roast pork for RM30++. Taste-wise, it paled in comparison to popular versions elsewhere.
The pork trotter proved unmemorable _ a leaner, drier version of crispy knuckles.
Glazed pig's tail in claypot. This one wasn't bad, thankfully; the meat was tender and aromatic, enhanced in both taste and texture by chili, peanuts & garlic.
Master-tossed Hakka noodles. The noodles tasted essentially ordinary; there was a generous serving of pork belly, but every chunk seemed excessively high in sodium.
Yong chow fried rice. Overpriced; no 'wok hei,' minimal char siew & crab meat.
Let's count our blessings: fortunately, the wine was tasty.
Westin Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.