Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Canton-i

Greetings from Malaysia. The weather is hot and humid here where even indoors with no air-conditioning I'm perspiring like crazy. My first day back and I find myself in Sunway Pyramid, one of the many shopping centres (yay for air-conditioning) in KL for lunch and of course some shopping!

Canton-i specialises in Hong Kong cuisine and have popped up in major shopping centres in KL as well as one in ION Orchard Singapore. For more information on outlets click here.

Lets get to the food. We ordered a plate of mixed meats to share. From left to right, Roast Duck, Char Siu and Roast Pork. My favourite was the roast duck.

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To go with the meats I had ordered Plain Wanton Noodles (Dry). Like pasta, wanton noodles shouldn't be over cooked and these were cooked just right.

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Mum had ordered the Fish & Pork Ball Porridge. Canton-i combines the fish and pork into one ball. The porridge was nice and smooth but I didn't get the chance to try the fish/pork balls.

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Steamed Rice Flour with Dough Fritters. The rice flour coating was nice and thin but was let down by the cold dough fritters.

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Canton-i
G1.112 & G1.113 Ground Floor Oasis Bvld
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
No.3 Jalan PJS 11/15
Bandar Sunway
46150 PJ Selangor

Tel: 603 - 5636 6888

www.canton-i.com

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Nua Thai

Nua Thai - Recommended by Mr Chef proved to be a great find for fusion Thai. It's situated on the Darlinghurst end of Crown Street tucked away beneath a block of apartments. The entrance is tiny but widens out to a lovely outdoor dining area at the back.

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Duck Prawn Roll ($6.90) - These were delicious. The fillings were made up of chopped prawns and roast duck, mushroom, vermicelli and garlic served with plum sauce.

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Next up - Prawn Cakes ($6.90). If you're thinking the Prawn Cakes look really oily (pic on the left) it's not that bad. It's just that the pic on the left had the plum sauce poured over it which made the prawn glisten. Back to the dish - These were absolutely lovely in taste; delicate prawn and hint of garlic. Love the texture too which were very much like fish ball. I highly recommend this dish!

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Recommended by Mr Chef was the Garlic and Pepper Squid ($19.90). Fried whole sliced squid stuffed with minced chicken, vermicelli and fungi tossed with fried garlic and topped with a light tamarind and garlic sauce. These were slightly different to the one Mr Chef had previously and we learned from the owner that they couldn't source the correct sized squid and therefore had to make do with two smaller sized squid which kinda changed the dynamics of the dish.

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Nua's Special Heaven Duck ($22.90). Imagine tender roasted duck combined with plum sauce that's been infused with aromatic star anise and cinnamon. I found the sauce on the sweet side but was still delicious.

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My favourite of the night was the Osso Bucco Massaman ($15.90). The lamb just melts in your mouth! The massaman curry sauce was good too and complemented the lamb really well. H's favourite too, especially since he got to have 2 serves of the bone marrow!

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Our veg for the night was a Stir Fry Vegies with Ginger Sauce ($13.90). I love the ginger sauce. There was just the right combination of oyster sauce to ginger.

H and I will definitely be back to Nua Thai. Great food; served in generous portions combined with a relax atmosphere and great service.


Nua Thai
Shop 3, 265 Crown Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

(02) 8354 0123