Busy! Busy! Busy! Sorry but the blog has been sadly ignored these few days...Nevertheless the eating still continues though. My uncle and his family are down from Hong Kong and China these few days for Ching Ming. We did the deed yesterday - easy and painless as there were no crowds of people jostling for space in the cemetery. Am amazed at how clean the Hokkien cemetery looks now. Almost could not recognise it.
Chicken herbal soup
We had this last night, since we didn't want to travel too far. My first time trying out the food from Reunion's menu. I love the mirrors, sheer curtains and wonderful lighting - halogen lights that dim and brighten by themself, in the middle of the table.
Dry vegetable soup (sai yong choy tong)
No prices for the food since I didn't get to see the bill. On the table, we had these cute appetizers -a mix of braised sliced lotus roots and peanuts, served in a small dim sum basket. Talking about dainty treats, Reunion has just started serving dim sum for lunch. A small selection, which I wouldn't mind returning to try out.
Homemade beancurd with chicken
We started out with soups, two varieties among all of us: chicken herbal soup and dry vegetable with pork (sai yong choy tong). Soup was good but I felt a bit oily. Needed just a touch of paper to soak up some oil. The belly pork within the soup was tender.
Salted egg yolk prawns
Reunion is said to be famous for its barbequed meats, hence we ordered a platter of suckling pig, char siu and sui yoke (roast pork). Suckling pig was okay, with crispy skin. The char siu was interesting - tender using 3 layer pork. Wouldn't say it was my favourite because I prefer mine with a sticky thick crust and super tender meat within. I liked the sui yoke, with its ultra crisp skin.
Instead what became everyone's favourite was the salted egg yolk prawns. Peeled so you don't need to mess up your hands, the prawns are dipped in a thin batter and deep-fried. Coated with salted egg yolk, the prawns were crunchy and rich with the creamy sauce with hints of curry leaves and bird eye's chilli.
Char siu and roast pork
Thumbs up also to the home made bean curd. Smooth with just a bit of spinach, I liked the niblets of minced chicken served with it.
scallops with asparagus
Vegetables (that essential dish for healthy reasons) was a plate of stir-fried asparagus and carrots with scallops. It tasted healthy and I liked the asparagus as they didn't have any woody stems.
Soon hock fish
A must when dining with my uncle is the Soon Hock fish, as they don't get it in Hong Kong. This steamed version didn't come up to par versus an earlier one we had at Overseas Restaurant. Moreover the fish was a bit cold when served.
fried rice with bits of salted fish
Last but not least, it is fried rice with bits of salted fish and egg shreds. Nice but I ate only a bit as I was full.
Mango pomelo dessert
We ended the meal with dessert - the yummy refreshing mango pomelo dessert with chunks of mangoes. Also tried the peanut soup for dessert, which tasted horrible. Not thick like the usual dessert places, this version lacked any peanutty taste at all. We also had fortune cookies, with lots of fun opening it to find our fortunes. Overall, not a bad experience dining here with some hits and misses. Service is also pretty prompt as we sat in the private room.
Lot 2F-17 & 18
Bangsar Village II
2, Jalan Telawi Satu
Tel No: 03 - 2287 3770
(Non Halal. Open for lunch and dinner. Dim sum available for lunch)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.