Sunday, October 11, 2009

Lunch at Oriental Pavilion

I decided to give my hubby a birthday treat this weekend, since he won't be around for his birthday. So we decided to go to Jaya 33 for lunch at Oriental Pavilion. The resturant look elegant and spacious. At the same time, there was also a wedding lunch reception in a separate area, so I suppose the private room should also be quite big. Since its for my loh kung birthday, we order the set meal instead of tim sum. Unfortunately, at this time of the day, I guess the norm is serving tim sum because we waited for almost an hour before our first course arrive and the next table to us already have 2 round of customers came and gone. But when our first course finally came, it was too quick for me but not for my hubby who is a fast eater. Before, I could finish the first course, the second is already serve until the last. At the end of it we have to wait another 10 mins for our simple dessert to arrive. In conclusion, the service is very poor. I asked a few times to let me know how long to wait, but did not get any answer. At least they should have to courtesy to let me know how long the wait. Then we have to wait again for about 10 mins for the dessert to arrive and then waited for around 15 mins for the bill to arrive. Eventhough the food is good and cost me RM207.00 for 2 persons including a pot of chinese tea, the waiting have made my first visit the last to Oriental Pavilion. I am a usual patron of Maju Palace and I have no problem there.

Hubby waiting hungrily for food to arrive

1st Course: Pan-Fried White Tuna Fish with Pomelo Sauce

2nd course: Double-Boiled Shark's Fin Soup with Shark's Bone
There is no shark fin inside this soup, except for some pinkish colour shred of something which I presummed is shark's bone.

3rd Course: Pan-Fried Iberico Pork Chop in Chef's Special Sauce, served to me on a chipped plate. The pork is tender and taste good.
4th course: Sauteed Black Fungus with Kai Lan
5th Course: Steamed Fresh Water Prawn with Glutinous Rice . I also love this dish. The glutinous rice is delicious

Dessert: Chilled Sago with Ice Cream and mango which took 10 mins to arrive