I just can't get enough of Imperial Kitchen. I'm addicted to their Siew May which in my humble opinion is the yummiest Siew Mai I ever had. As I'm doing my weekly errand at Supermal, I head to the second level which is usually not as crowded as the first level and stop a while at Imperial Kitchen to get a peek of their September promo menu. They're giving away discount for 2 menu: Fried Chicken with Dried Chili (Ayam Kungpao) and Deep Fried Vegetable Spring Roll (Lumpia Sayur). Alright, ayam kungpao and lumpia sayur it is.
Classic and sleek. As I stop by early dining hour, I still spot a few empty tables. Great! Save me from the trouble of queuing. But as I put in my order, a line of customers start to stream in and the resto is full in no time.
Ayam Kungpao / Fried Chicken with Dried Chili (15.9K from usual price 21.9K). A classic dish in Sichuan cuisine consists of dice marinated chicken stir-fried with unsalted water chestnuts, celery, oyster sauce, and chili peppers. Sweet chicken dices and crunchy water chestnuts with a trace of rice wine lingering in my mouth. Yummy... To make it perfect, you can order a bowl of steamed rice for 5.9K.
Fried Chicken with Dried Chili 15.9K
Bubur 3 Rasa / Congee with 3 Variations: fish, chicken and preserved century egg (17.9K). The dish is served hot. You can opt for several choices of variation, i.e. shrimp, fish, chicken and preserved century egg. The congee tastes flat, so you need to ask for the condiments: soy sauce and chilies.
Lumpia Sayur Goreng / Deep Fried Vegetable Spring Roll, 3 pieces (8.9K from usual price 12.9K). The dish is a part of their dimsum selection, fried dimsum to be precise. To me, the roll is a bit insipid. Maybe adding a few dried shrimps into the vegetable fillings will bring out the flavor. However the crispiness of the skin is just fine.
Deep Fried Vegetable Spring Roll 8.9K
Siew Mai Rumput Laut / Steamed Chicken and Shrimp Dumpling, 3 pieces (13.9K)... my favorite siew may. The filling is a combination of ingredients, consisting of seasoned chicken dices, whole shrimp, small bits of Chinese black mushroom, wrapped by seaweed base.
Fong Zau / Steamed Chicken Feet with Black Bean Sauce, 4 pieces (12.9K). The chicken feet is quite soft with a trace of oyster sauce, black bean and black pepper to give some spicy sensation to my palate.
Lo Me Kei / Steamed Glutinous Rice Wrapped with Lotus Leaf, 2 pieces (12.9K). It comes with chicken and salted egg yolk fillings.
For drink, Hot Tea (11.9K) will do.
All prices are subject to 10% government tax and 5% service charge. Bon appetit.
Hot Tea 11.9K
Date of Visit: 2011-09-17