Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Dining Out @ Reunion, Bangsar Village II, Kuala Lumpur

Reunion appetizer

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.

Suckling pig

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.

on 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
Level 2
Bangsar Village II
2, Jalan Telawi Satu
Bangsar Baru
Kuala Lumpur

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.

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"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

looks like its still worth it to drop by for their bbq meats if you happen to be in bangsar!

ling239 said...

sai yong choy not watercress meh ?
i tot dried veggie is choy kon ? :p

HairyBerry said...

oh, the steamed soon hock at overseas rest. is fantastic. i guess the soya sauce makes all the difference...opps, diverted from reunion d...haha!

fatboybakes said...

when my late grandmother was alive, we used to go for soon hock every sunday at chef rasa sayang on jln imbi.

you never had the lard infested hokkien mee at reunion ah? aiya...

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choi yen said...

wow, got my favourite suckling pig!!!! *drooling* The colour of the mango dessert look so "mangoish "

J2Kfm said...

suckling pig and siu yoke and char siu! pork overdose! (which, may be a good thing) ...
bet the bill came to near RM200?

JOjo said...

Suckling pig and char siu and roast pork... Calorie ladden wor~ Somemore i have low affinity for pork =p

bunbun said...

Hello, my name is holly. I found your blog and I love the pictures and food so much. I can only dream of eating this good food!

Rarebeet said...

I always forget that its up there in BV2. Wouldn't mind trying their dim sum. Hope its not as msg-packed as the regular dishes.

Jason said...

I couldn't recall there's a Chinese restaurant in BV2.:S

Hazza said...

NOt been there before but the fare seem very similar to what I had before at Overseas. If its just as good, may be worth a visit. Is the price ok?

boo_licious said...

Joe - my cousin's quip was the platter was a reunion of the "piggies" since it had 3 types of pigs on it.

ling239 - thxs for the info. Guess I got it mixed up.

nic - the fish was damn good ok but damn expensive! RM270 as it fed 11 pax.

fbb- oooh, very decadent. Nope, didn't try the noodles.

thxs insane scribbler but not willing to add things to the site that will kill accessing it.

mimi - hee hee, well put! I also think it looks "mangoish"

j2km - doubt it is just RM200, as the fish can cost up to RM200 already.

hi bunbun - glad u like the blog, hope yr dreams come true soon...

paprika - very small dim sum menu so it better be good. Saw char leong there, so must go try.

jason - becoz its on top hence not many people remember it.

hazza - u pay more for the ambience. Still prefer the basic deco and knock me dead Chinese stuff in Overseas.

Julian Si said...

Great write up on Reunion ... possibly one of the finest Cina restaurants in town :-) Love the photos too!

AND slurrrrrp ... that mango-pomello dessert, is MAGIC!

Cheers for the link to my blog :-)

boo_licious said...

No problems Julian. Congrats on yr blog being featured in the Star.

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