Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Chinese Family Dinner @ Gu Yue Tien, Chulan Square, Kuala Lumpur

Remember these ribs?

Yes, they're none other than the fabulous salt baked Spanish Iberico spare ribs from Gu Yue Tien. We had it once during our CNY review and was so impressed that we went back last week, with our family in tow, to let them all try the delicious ribs ;)


Gu Yue Tien 


Since we were the first diners in the restaurant, food was served in an efficient manner. It took us a while to decide what we wanted to order as everything sounded good. In the end, we settled for most of the chefs recommendation (well if the chef thinks it's good, it should be!).

I think this soft boiled egg with foie gras (RM8) is synonymous with Gu Yue Tien. It was a huge hit with our family, especially my children who love eating soft boiled egg at home, albeit this being a luxurious version. Rich, creamy nicely cooked egg with tiny bits of foie gras got our meal to a flying start.




Mummy, I want more!

Baby C had 1 1/2 eggs! 

Since Gu Yue Tien is known for its innovative Chinese cuisine, we decided not to order a whole fish but instead went for the signature Pan Fried Cod Fillet with Picked Vegetable glazed with BBQ sauce (RM22 each but looking back at the bill we were charged RM26 each). Bummer! Price aside, the fish was actually well prepared, flaky and fresh and the the tangy pickled vegetables went well with the dish. Would be nice if the cod fish was in a bigger portion though as I wouldn't mind eating more of this dish.



We were torn between the Wok Charred Rack of Lamb or Fortune Leg of Duck. In the end, we picked the latter since we thought the former may be too similar (dry type) to the Iberico ribs. The medium portion we ordered came with 3 duck legs/thigh which was cooked until the meat was tender and falling off the bone. The gravy was delicious and was infused with the flavours from the Chinese herbs.


Fortune Duck Leg (RM33 for medium)




The salt baked Spanish iberico ribs (RM15 per 100g) was as good was we remembered it. It was literally finger licking good. Our son who has never been taught or given a rib to eat was digging into it like a pro. LOL. He looked so cute devouring his meat that people started to come over to watch him eat. There is a minimum order of 1kg which is sufficient for 4 adults to share.



Eating like a boss


The restaurant manager recommended the Fried Noodle's Hawker Style (RM24 for medium) since we couldn't decide which noodles to try. Turns out to be a great choice, thin strands of noodles (similar to sang meen) cooked with julienned vegetables, beansprouts, eggs, prawns and chicken.


For desserts, Hubby had the cold sweetened almond cream (RM8 which they overcharged me by RM2 again) which was slightly diluted compared to our last visit while I had the chilled mango cream with pomeli and vanilla ice cream(RM10) since they ran out of the lemongrass pudding that I wanted. Baby C had 1 scoop of vanilla ice-cream (RM3) while my parents shared the deep fried glutinous ball with sesame paste (RM6).

Baby C is always happy to get ice cream!


Sweetened almond cream


And then she came over and shared my chilled mango cream. LOL crafty!


Deep fried glutinous ball with sesame paste



Petronas Twin Towers at night


Verdict: We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, the food was very well prepared and service was excellent.


Full set of photos available to view here.

Price: Total bill was RM460. A bit shocked to see so many discrepancy between menu prices and actual bill now that I'm writing this blog.

Location: Restoran Gu Yue Tien, Lot B5-A, Chulan Square, 92 Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2148 0808

Website: http://www.chulansquare.com

GPS Coordinates: 3.148808, 101.715814

19 comments:

  1. They should be paying your babies to advertise... so cute!

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    1. LOL have been told that several times recently. My kids adore food (just like mummy) hence they always look like they're REALLY enjoying the food in photos.

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  2. Soft boiled egg with foie gras? Wow!
    I want to revisit and try that, sound so yummy!

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    1. The foie is cut into small pieces, 1 is never enough!

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  3. The sesame seeds takes the noodles to another dimension...no?

    Yea...agree that Babies C & D need to be paid for advertising their food :D

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    1. The noodles on its own is pretty delicious. I didn't really notice the sesame seeds (actually I dont like sesame seed on my food LOL).

      And thanks for the very nice comment about my kids ;)

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  4. OMG the duck drumstick got me so hungry T_T

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    1. It was very tender and superb with the sauce/gravy.

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  5. 460 does sound quite expensive for what you guys had..

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    1. It was for 4 adults and 2 children. A bit pricey but ok for a treat since food quality is good.

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  6. Agree with Joe - RM460 for just the above? What other discrepancy was there? but everything looks worth trying anyway! Especially those eggs..heh

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    1. For 4 adults, it is a bit pricey but food is very well prepared. Don't mind paying this once a while as a treat. Esp the ribs .. o la la!

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  7. Hi glad to become your latest follower.I just read abt your gathering with Quay Po & thought that it would be nice to visit your blog & say hi!

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    1. Hi Jessie, thanks very much for following my blog. I will also be visiting your blog whenever I have the time.;)

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  8. i haven't had the ribs here yet! must come here on a day when i'm feeling really meat-hungry. RM150+ for a minimum order of ribs does sound like a lot to pay, but it looks worth it! :D

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    1. It's really good. Hubby likes it very much. We took my parents here to try the ribs and they liked it too. And doesn't Baby D's face show that he is enjoying it too? ;)

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    2. If the meal is worthy, I guess a little bit of discrepancies are okay. Pricey meal indeed, but at least everything seemed to be on the positive side.

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  9. We are planning to visit Malaysia at the end of this year and your blog is great for us to check out all the places that serves delicious food!

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  10. LOVE the food here. Great choice!!

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