Xian Ding Wei Taiwanese Tea Room, the place which I was looking for previously when I was in The Gardens and ended up dining in Foong Lye (read it here).
I dined in this outlet once; but it was a while ago and I was wondering whether they have any outlet in KL because I believed they do, and the Queensbay Mall outlet is just a branch of the Taiwanese chain restaurant.
Turns out, they do have outlets in KL, but not in The Gardens and I must take note of that :-)
We ended up in this outlet in Queensbay Mall on a Sunday and decided to have lunch here, since I was kinda thinking of Taiwanese food for a while (I have no idea why either!)
Love the cosy ambiance and the welcoming environment inside the restaurant.
The lights are very appropriate to polish the feel and the intended ambiance within the restaurant, don't you think?
The restaurant's main theme color is purple, as can be observed from the wallpapers and the logo of the restaurant and therefore it is no surprise that the menu is also adorned in the same color according to the theme.
There are quite a number of choices which made it hard to decide on what to have...
It took us a while, but we did decide eventually. After all, we can't sit there for the whole day just flipping through the pages anyway.
The waiters were quite attentive and they even made the effort to repeat our orders. After that, they printed a copy of the orders and even asked for our confirmation on the printed orders to ensure that there is no conflict in what we have requested and what they have written down.
A wise move, to avoid wrong orders and maintain customer satisfaction.
Iced Green Tea with Plum (MYR7.90) is one of their specialty drinks
It had the sweet and sourish taste of plum yet the subtle taste of green tea and was a unique combination. However, the plum taste did tend to be more overpowering compared to the green tea.
Fish Fried with Tomato and Egg Sauce (MYR19.90)
A rather unique structure of the mini stove
I have often seen this fish with tomato and egg sauce in most Taiwanese food menus, and this time, we decided to just try it for ourselves.
It tasted like the sweet and sour fish my mum used to make for me when I little, although I am voting for the homecooked version more, of course.
The fish fillets were coated with flour and deep fried before being placed in the simmering gravy of tomato sauce with the addition of eggs at the bottom of the stove.
I do not find anything extra interesting about this dish, and it kinda even reminded me of fish fillets served with the baked beans sauce.
One can opt for the usual white rice or the Minced pork rice at an additional charge of MYR1.00 per bowl (even if you order the set meals).
Set meal: Stewed Fish Fillet in Taiwanese Soya sauce (MYR22.90)
There is also a bowl of soup included with the set meal
I am fascinated with the unique plate used to serve the side dishes in Taiwanese meals.
The stewed fish fillet is a better option; compared to the fish fried with egg and tomato sauce (they also have the set meal too at MYR21.90).
Also a recommended specialty item in the menu, the stewed fish fillet is a whole and slightly more generous portion of a fish fillet fried and served with soy sauce.
(well, I am not sure about the Taiwanese soy sauce because it tasted like normal soy sauce to me...I may need to do more research on this :)
Taiwanese or not, I did observe the generous amount of spring onion leaves used in the dish and since I am a fan, I don't mind, at all!
I definitely prefer this to the fish fried with egg and tomato sauce, as this tastes better and the fish has more meat to it!
For dessert, I had the Eight Treasures Dessert (MYR7.90)
It was definitely fully of beans; red and mung beans, sticky glutinous rice, taro cubes mounting the shaved ice and sprinkled with grounded nuts (unfortunately, I am not really a fan of nuts)
Oh it was topped with a big plum too!
Prices here are slightly on the higher side, or at least it was to me, and somehow some of the portions did not quite fit the prices; again, in my personal opinion.
I did like the dining environment though :-)