Jun 14, 2009

kl: dragon-i

dragon-i is famous for its xiao long bao and this is my first time to eat xiao long bao so i was pretty excited to try this famous shanghai specialty.

we got some stewed peanuts first. complimentary? not...i wonder why they do not ask you first and then you'll eventually find out you were charged for a small plate of peanuts. but they were good though.

got the famous xiao long bao for RM9. four pieces of dumplings stuffed in a thicker wrapper with soup inside. the relatively thick wrapper did not bother me, it was very soft not sure if the texture will remain the same if it got cold though. adding the black vinegar made the soup sweeter. i was really amazed since i was thinking about the vinegar dip from dong bei. with dong bei dumplings, the vinegar just complemented the meat filling, but with dragon-i's xiao long bao, it totally enhanced the flavor..really can't put it into words =).

of course got the usual yang chow. nothing fancy, we got better fried rice in manila and this one is really a small portion could feed two not starving individuals at RM16 a pop.

got breaded tofu (RM8). similar to solihiya, actually they are practically the same. so nothing unique or special about this but of course being tofu lovers we enjoyed this one.

got another best seller which is braised pork belly with beancurd leaves (RM23). a block of pork belly cooked until tender giving you that melt in your mouth texture. kept warm with a special serving dish that has a tealight in the bottom. this one is good and served with freshly made mantau. i'm actually not a pork lover but whenever i dine out i now make it a point to eat pork. i guess i'm just trying to deviate from my everyday fare of chicken dishes hehe.

and for drinks, i simply had to show this. i ordered sugarcane with chestnuts, sugarcane is common here but look at my glass. got all sorts of things like carrots, chopped sugarcane and something that looks like ginseng.

dragon-i is considered as one of the finer chinese restos in kl, it serves good food, provides efficient service and a great ambiance.

pavilion mall
bukit bintang, kuala lumpur

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  1. Anonymous7:47 PM

    was the drink good?

  2. doesn't taste extraordinary butthat it was an all natural sugarcane drink