Summer Palace: MIGF @ Putrajaya Marriott

October 29, 2009

Click here for previous review of Summer Palace (August 5).
A co-winner of the MIGF award for creativity last year, Summer Palace has a 2009 festival menu costing RM118++ without wine. Whatever happens this year, it's safe to say they won't win any prizes for pleasant, efficient service.

Trio of Neptune Ensemble (1. scallop and smoked salmon duet with pomelo in tangy tomato essence, 2. baked crab claw with cuttlefish paste wrap and golden egg floss, 3. crispy shrimp dumpling with spicy red dates sauce). Premium versions of dim sum.

Well-prepared consomme of scallop, geoduck, fish maw & green lip abalone.

Baked village chicken layered with spinach, duck liver onion bun and candied garlic dip. An intriguing threesome of wide-ranging tastes and textures.

Crystal noodles with freshwater prawns in superior crustacean broth. A unique variation of sang har meen; the gelatinous noodles were delectable, while the broth was wonderfully flavoursome.

A fascinating dessert of pineapple panache with lemongrass jelly and mango nectar scented with kalamansi. This somehow reminded my companion of childhood treats at some pasar malam.

Le Rime, Banfi (Italy) & Cherry Blossom (golden rum, martini rosso, orange).

Summer Palace,
Putrajaya Marriott.