Summer Palace @ Putrajaya Marriott

August 5, 2009

Summer Palace had an intriguing promotion recently. Dubbed "A Culinary Journey Back To Yesteryears," it offered delicacies that hearkened to the early 1930s (with a few modern twists here and there).
While we ate, stage entertainers presented classic songs made famous by the likes of Teresa Teng (yes, even I recognized The Moon Represents My Heart).

Appetiser combo comprising deep-fried prawn balls "Gui Ling" style, duck liver with boneless chicken served in Chinese bun, and stir-fried shark fins with crab meat in scrambled eggs. All very nicely done.

Salted egg meat balls. Surprisingly bland and less creamy than expected.

Baked "Ming" prawns in claypot. Very hearty. Would please prawn-lovers.

Braised beef tendons in spicy sauce. A decadent, gelatinous treat to chew on.

Crispy spring chicken stuffed with glutinous rice. Pretty well-prepared but it could have been more flavourful. Tasted a bit boring after a few bites.

Col di Sasso Toscano IGT (Banfi, Italy). Went fairly well with the food.

Summer Palace,
Putrajaya Marriott.