Thursday, January 07, 2010

Gu Yue Tien @ Chulan Square KL

The Menu that resembles the olden days chinese book.


This is my second post on Gu Yue Tien. It's still one of my favourite chinese restaurants in town! Frankie certainly know how to woo his customers back to this humble restaurant at Chulan Square (right opposite Pavilion on Jalan Raja Chulan) over and over again.

A friend came down from Singapore and we decided to have dinner there that night. He says that Gu Yue Tien is his favourite chinese restaurant in the world! It's indeed true that Gu Yue Tien differs from other chinese restaurants due to the style of cooking and its creative dishes. It's chinese food with a twist but the fundamentals of chinese cooking is maintained.


Dom Perignon Vintage 1999

A new year celebration will not be complete without some bubblies. He was so kind to have brought a bottle of DP along during this trip. It's the first sip of alcohol since new year for both of us. What a perfect way to start the ball rolling!

Gu Yue Tien has a special degustation menu at RM99++ featuring 6 of it's signature dishes and 1 dessert. It has a combination of cold dish, soup and main dishes which is quite a good deal I must say.


Cold Dish

Ibericos Ham Rolled with Rock Melon topped with Avruga Caviar


Hot Combination

My Favourite - Soft boiled egg with Foie Gras.
Ala carte at RM8/egg.


Sharks Fin Soup

Double boiled pig stomach soup with Golden Coin shark's fin.
It was the best sharks fin soup combination I ever had!



Fish/Prawn/Crab Dishes

Wok Fried Pineapple Prawn Cake with Bacon!



Pork/Beef/Lamb Dishes

Wok Seared Sliced Sirloin with marinated with oriental spice



Rice/Noodles

I had the Hainan Noodles which has an interesting sourish taste and my friend has the Braised Abalone with rice and meat.


Dessert

Chilled Mango Pudding with "liang fen" (gress jelly)


Overall, I think this is a pretty good deal. Although the dishes looked small but it's very filling! I like the presentation of the food and the interesting combination of french influences in the chinese cuisine. It certainly isn't your typical chinese food restaurant. Definitely worth a visit again soon.


With the DP, he also brought along....

The delightful Trinidad Robusto Extra.
My favourite but I didn't indulge in one that night. However, I still have 3 sitting right at home! Hehe...


My previous post here and other post here.


Gu Yue Tien Chinese Cuisine
Chulan Square (just opposite Pavilion)
Jalan Raja Chulan

For reservations, please call: 03-2148 0808
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm (daily)
Dinner: 6:30pm - 10:30pm (daily)


16 comments:

KY said...

looking at the dishes you had, I'm not sure if you can still seriously call this place a Chinese restaurant

CUMI & CIKI said...

Soft boiled egg with Foie Gras for eight bucks..?! wah, not so bad hor, LOL - good price!

eiling lim said...

KY: It is Chinese because there are many other chinese styled dishes in the menu... maybe not what I ate.

Cumi & Ciki: Good price and good indulgence! Worth it!

AugustDiners said...

doing some research and venture upon ure blog, lovely pictures and gorgeous blog~ :) i agree with you on how Frankie knows how to leave his customers wanting for more, bcuz we are one of them! *thumbs up*

Sean said...

yeah this place rocks! appearances are so deceiving ... it looks like such an ordinary chinese restaurant, but the food goes beyond the ordinary :D

suituapui said...

RM99++ for one person? *pengsan!!! I do agree with KY - it does not look very Chinese...

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Soft boiled egg with foie gras...sounds decadent!

6 course for RM99++ is pretty reasonable...with caviar, foie gras, abalone, sharks fin and iberico ham hor? =)

eiling lim said...

August Diners: Thanks for the compliments. yeah I like Frankie. he's a very nice guy.

Sean: yeah that's what I thought too! It's like a hidden gem in the city.

STP: It's worth it! The taste and culinary skills is impeccable. Maybe portions not big enough for you. hehe

Bangsar Babe: Definitely! You must try hor... before they increase prices after reading your comment. hehe

mef said...

Eiling,

Oh no...someone clipped the tails off? Beautiful looking cigar but unfortunately I'm not a fan of the robusto extra. Always a difficult draw and never quite reach it's potential taste profile.

The Reyes is still the best Trinidad.

eiling lim said...

Mef: I was the one whom punched off the tails. hehe... I think so too. The reyes is a much better choice but my friend said that the robusto extra was quite nice too!

TY said...

One of my favorite dining place and Frankie always has some surprise dishes.
Totally love Reyes no doubt is the best Trinidad.

ahmok.com said...

love this place! the restaurant's name is so "Chinese" while the dishes served are so "fusion"

FooDcrazEE said...

Trinidad Robusto Extra? err. . . .knew Frankie when he was in Regent . .long ago and doubted if he remembers. . .lolz. Nice DP and cigar

eiling lim said...

TY: ooh you like cigars too? Until today, the trinidad reyes is still my no1 favourite.

Ahmok: Yeah exactly! It doesn't look very chinese but it's interesting.

Foodcrazee: Haha... perhaps you should go to Gu Yue Tien and find out whether frankie still recognizes you or not?!!

Quay Po Cooks said...

What a great post on the restaurant. I am going there tomorrow evening:D GONG XI FA CAI to you and your family!

eiling lim said...

Quay Po: I hope you will like the creative cuisines there. Happy CNY to you too!

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