" Tea infused food? How interesting! ", I thought.
I had always wanted to check out this unusual concept restaurant at the LG level of the Gardens shopping centre and finally did so last week. :)
(I admit, I was a bit disappointed to find out that they did not serve any pork but I guess most restaurants in Malaysian shopping centres don't, to be able to cater to a larger crowd):
Anyway, inside, the restaurant is cosy with a clear Asian influence:
If I remember correctly, other than the fairly wide range of ala carte dishes (available in varying serving sizes), and also 5 lunch sets to choose from. That day, I had the Simmered Chicken with Tea Rice set (RM 19.90+):
Overall, not bad. The chicken was pretty tender and the rice was fluffy (although just a tad too dry). As usual, my salt loving tastebuds tried to revolt: " So bland wannnnnn.... ", " Hmmm, tastes a bit sweet lah... ", they said.
*sigh* My taste buds just love salty and oily (yummy but unhealthy) food. :(
We also tried another one of the set lunches - the Braised Chicken with Man Tao set (RM 19.90+):
Overall, this was also ok - the chicken was fairly tender and tasty, and the man tao was fluffy and not starchy (yay!).
We came across a Frankenstein of a drink on the menu - the C.A.T., short for Coffee, Apple, Tea (RM 7.90+):
On one hand, it was pure genius - the drink seem to magically glide from the fragrance of coffee to the sweetness of apple and finished with the slight bitter taste of tea. On the other hand,... erm... yikes.
(Maybe it's just me, but as much as I appreciated how unique this drink was, I am never ordering it again. Haha...)
So it's: Fairly wide range of healthier versions of Chinese food, comfortable ambience BUT nothing really negative to say but just that service could be a biiiit friendlier and the food wasn't salty enough for me (Not really their fault - it's supposed to be healthy food)....
Purple Cane Tea Restaurant @ LG Floor, Gardens Shopping Centre, Mid Valley
LG-206, Lower Ground Floor,
The Gardens, Mid Valley City
Ambience : 6
Service : 6
Price** : RM 30/+ per person
Parking: Difficult on weekends
** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-2283 6090
(03-21453090 for Shaw Parade outlet, 03-22723090 for Chinese Assembly Hall outlet)
Opening Hours: 10am till 10pm
NO PORK SERVED
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