Red Chinese Cuisine

Special thanks to Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre for extending this food review invitation.

Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre has a Chinese restaurant called Red Chinese Cuisine. Located right above Sedap Restaurant, the award-winning eatery features a stylish decor with a touch of modernity.
The culinary team here is led by Chinese Head Chef David. Chef David is well-versed in traditional Chinese recipes as well as contemporary fusion dishes.
Chef David's expertise in fusion cuisine is reflected in the Oven-Baked Five Spice Chicken Roulade (四川五香麻辣鸡卷). The dish is topped with Chef David's signature Szechuan-style crumble. Served on the side are sautéed sweet peas, capsicum and shimeji mushrooms.
In the festive spirit of Chinese New Year, Red Chinese Cuisine is offering special course meals for 5 or 10 persons. For today's media preview, a selection of dishes from several menus are presented.
Yee sang is an integral element of reunion dinners. Red Chinese Cuisine offers several versions of yee sang. The main highlight is the South African Abalone Yee Sang (五星拱照齐捞生), which also includes soft-shell crabs and passion fruit.
Infused with baby abalones, the Braised Winter Melon Soup (鲍鱼海味冬瓜羹) is good to the last drop. A dash of vinegar makes the broth even more appealing.
To ensure maximum freshness. Red Chinese Cuisine maintains a supply of live fish in the kitchen. This evening, the restaurant serves Hong Kong-Style Steamed Dragon Grouper (港式清蒸醉酒龙虎斑) with superior soy sauce.
Slow-Steamed Prawns (松露蛋白蒸鲜虾) are served with steamed egg and Bentong ginger. The presence of truffle butter adds a layer of earthy aroma to this exquisite dish.
The next dish, Jade Abalone & Vegetables (荷叶响螺烩蟹粉酱), derives its savoriness from golden crab sauce and dried scallops. The dish is wrapped in lotus leaf for the added aroma.
Moving on, Shanghainese-Style Fried Rice (腊味炒饭) is served with waxed duck meat, pickled vegetables and chicken floss.
Recommended desserts are Almond Pudding With Peach Gum, Glutinous Rice Balls & Osmanthus Brown Sugar (杏仁豆腐桃胶汤圆) as well as Steamed Nian Gao With White Sesame & Peanut Crumble (麻花年糕).
As for customers who prefer to enjoy their meals at home, Red Chinese Cuisine has an interesting range of dishes for take-away and delivery. For instance, the 5 Hot & Cold Combination (鸿运彩碟) comprises of deep-fried oyster rolls, chili squids, marinated jelly fish, stir-fried Pacific clams and crispy money bags.
Meanwhile, the Seafood Boat (一帆风顺海鲜船) contains wok-fried tiger prawns, chili squids, simmered Sabak clams, Szechuan-style yabbies and wok-fried soft-shell crabs. These food items are served in an elegant boat-shaped container.
Reunion Waxed Meat Rice (腊味扣饭) is a good choice too. The rice is topped with air-dried duck meat and chicken floss.
Looking for a special gift for loved ones? Check out the Chocolate Kamquat Cupcakes (杯子蛋糕)! The cakes are given a refined touch by Pastry Chef Tasnim, who is also responsible for crafting the eye-catching desserts last Christmas.
The festive promotions at Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre are available from 15 January 2022 to 15 February 2022. For take-away and delivery orders, please contact Red Chinese Cuisine via WhatsApp (+60) 16-290 3864 or email restaurants@pullman-klcc.com.

Name: Red Chinese Cuisine
Address: Pullman KLCC, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2170-8888
Business hours: 12:00pm-2:30pm, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Website: https://www.pullman-kualalumpur-citycentre.com/restaurants-bars/red
Coordinates: 3.15041 N, 101.71449 E
Directions: Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre is situated at Jalan Conlay, just within a short walk from Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Red Chinese Cuisine is located at Level 2 of the hotel. Dine-in customers may park for a flat rate of RM10.00 per entry.

Chinoise

Special thanks to Thistle Port Dickson Resort for extending this food review invitation.

Thistle Port Dickson Resort has a Chinese restaurant called Chinoise. The culinary team here is led by veteran Chef Min, who has extensive experience in Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine. The restaurant does not serve pork.
On weekends from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, Chinoise offers Dim Sum Semi-Buffet Lunch to in-house guests and the general public. Customers can order unlimited servings of dim sum during the meal. In addition, there is also a buffet counter with supplemental dishes, soup and desserts.
The restaurant employs a unique serving method where dim sum is served from steam-heated carts, which is wheeled from table to table by the restaurant staff. This way, diners can savor steaming hot dim sum without having to leave their tables.
There are more than 20 types of dim sum available. Prominent ones include Chicken Dim Sum (烧卖), Loh Mai Kai (糯米鸡), Hong Kong BBQ Pau (港式叉烧包), Shanghai Dumpling (上海小笼包) and Teochew Style Dim Sum (潮州粉粿). The selection of dim sum may vary from week to week.
If you are blessed with an adventurous palate, Chef Min has several unconventional dim sum varieties up his sleeve. Shown here are Curry Flavour Deep-Fried Char Gui (香辣油条), Thai-Style Fried Wanton (泰式炸云吞), Braised Kucai Sui Gao (韭菜水饺) and Thai-Style Prawn Roll (泰式虾卷). I love the lemongrass aroma of these dishes!
Diners can also help themselves to hot dishes from the buffet counter. Today's Chicken Meat Ball Porridge comes with condiments like fried anchovies, spring onions, fried shallots and pickled radishes (菜脯).
Meanwhile, cold dishes include Marinated Soya Herb Chicken (豉油鸡) and Wok-Fried Assorted Vegetables With Preserved Radish & Peanuts (菜脯炒花生). The latter is particularly appetizing!
As for chafing dishes, today's menu features Chinese-Style Lo Han Vegetables (罗汉菜), Fried Egg With Onion & Cai Pu (菜脯葱蛋), Chinese Fried Rice (扬州炒饭) and more. Lotus Root Red Dates Soup (莲藕红枣汤) is prepared too.
Ingredients for Nyonya Curry Laksa are yellow noodles, green beans, bean sprouts, chili peppers, tofu and hard-boiled eggs. The curry contains lots of coconut milk, making it rich and creamy.
Bubur Kampiun is a sweet dessert of Minangkabau origin. It comprises of bubur sum-sum (coconut rice porridge), kolak pisang (banana compote), buah candil (glutinous rice nuggets), pulut hitam (black glutinous rice), coconut milk and gula melaka (palm sugar).
Other desserts at the buffet counter include Pulut Bunga Telang, Penjan Ubi Kayu and Deep-Fried Chinese Pancake. Cut fruits are available too.
Last but not least, cleanse your palate with a bowl of Laici Kang (五味汤). The sweet dessert contains snow fungus (雪耳) and longan (龙眼). Laici Kang is best consumed chilled.
The Dim Sum Semi-Buffet Lunch is priced at RM50.00 net per adult and RM28.00 net per child. The meal includes free flow of coffee and Chinese tea. On a side note, Thistle also serves Cita Rasa Gerai Buffet Dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Name: Chinoise
Address: Thistle Port Dickson Resort, KM16, Jalan Pantai, Teluk Kemang, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Contact: 06-648-2907
Business hours: 12:30pm-2:30pm, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Website: https://www.thistle.com.my/portdickson/restaurants/chinoise
Coordinates: 2.43044 N, 101.85883 E
Directions: Thistle is approximately 16 kilometers south of Port Dickson town center. Turn right as soon as you see the resort's signboard and follow the winding road to the hotel lobby. Chinoise is located at Level 1. The resort provides complimentary parking.

Fresh

Special thanks to Thistle Port Dickson Resort for extending this food review invitation.

Located at Level 1 of Thistle Port Dickson Resort is Fresh, the all-day dining restaurant of the hotel. The eatery serves a range of local and Western dishes to appeal to its cosmopolitan clientele.
Fresh's à la carte menu features several Minangkabau delicacies that reflect the unique cuisine of Negeri Sembilan. These dishes are specially curated by F&B Manager Azlin and Chef Helmy.
Nasi Kukus Wak-Wak Berlada Bersama Terung Pipit is one such dish. Wak-wak, also known as white-breasted waterhen, is commonly found in local marshes. The bird is marinated with flavorful spices like turmeric, and then braised to golden perfection.
The poultry dish is served with steamed rice, terung pipit (turkey berries), jantung pisang (banana blossoms) and steamed fish. During the MAH Negeri Sembilan Food Festival earlier this year, Thistle's recipe received special endorsement from the state's Menteri Besar.
Should you prefer red meat, Nasi Kukus Salai Bersama Cendawan Kukur is the recommended choice. The buffalo meat is marinated, smoked and cut into thin slices. The meat is then cooked with santan (coconut milk), cendawan kukur (splitgill mushrooms) and a special blend of spices.
Nine shoots rendang and steamed rice are served on the side. The former is a savory blend of nine ingredients such as pucuk ubi (cassava shoots) and pucuk paku (fiddleheads).
Bubur Kampiun is a popular dessert from Minangkabau cookbooks. The dessert is primarily made of rice flour, coconut milk and gula melaka (palm sugar). Also present are kolak pisang (banana compote), buah candil (glutinous rice nuggets) and pulut hitam (black glutinous rice).
Bubur Kampiun has a gentle sweetness but not overpowering. I like how the texture of each ingredient contributes to the overall enjoyment of this chilled dessert. If you enjoy Bubur Kampiun, it is occasionally made available in the Dim Sum Semi-Buffet Lunch.
Besides Minangkabau cuisine, Fresh's menu also covers mainstream dishes such as noodles, burgers, pizzas and pastas. In addition, the restaurant serves Cita Rasa Gerai Buffet Dinner every Friday and Saturday.
Name: Fresh
Address: Thistle Port Dickson Resort, KM16, Jalan Pantai, Teluk Kemang, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Contact: 06-648-2907
Business hours: 6:30am-11:00pm
Website: https://www.thistle.com.my/portdickson/restaurants/fresh
Coordinates: 2.43015 N, 101.85867 E
Directions: Thistle is approximately 16 kilometers south of Port Dickson town center. Turn right as soon as you see the resort's signboard and follow the winding road to the hotel lobby. Fresh is located at Level 1. The resort provides complimentary parking.

Fresh

Special thanks to Thistle Port Dickson Resort for extending this food review invitation.

Fresh is the all-day dining outlet in Thistle Port Dickson Resort. Besides serving breakfast to in-house guests, the casual dining restaurant is also open the public for lunch and dinner. Its à la carte menu features a fine selection of local and Western dishes.
The main dining area of the restaurant has air conditioning. Alternatively, customers can also opt for alfresco dining at the adjacent patio.
Thistle Jumbo Burger is among the bestselling dishes here. Diners have a choice between beef and chicken patty. True to its name, Fresh prepares fresh meat patties in the kitchen. This means that the meat is ground, seasoned and shaped from scratch. You can't get fresher patties than that!
Also sandwiched between the sesame buns are fried egg, turkey ham, cheese, fresh tomato, pineapple ring and pickled cucumber. Each burger is served with crinkle-cut fries and coleslaw on the side. Back in 2018, Thistle held a chow-down competition where each team of two had to guzzle an enormous burger with fries within 15 minutes!
Should you prefer local Minangkabau cuisine, Fresh has several authentic dishes such as Nasi Kukus Wak-Wak Berlada Bersama Terung Pipit. The restaurant also serves Cita Rasa Gerai Buffet Dinner every Friday and Saturday evening.
Name: Fresh
Address: Thistle Port Dickson Resort, KM16, Jalan Pantai, Teluk Kemang, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Contact: 06-648-2907
Business hours: 6:30am-11:00pm
Website: https://www.thistle.com.my/portdickson/restaurants/fresh
Coordinates: 2.43015 N, 101.85867 E
Directions: Thistle is approximately 16 kilometers south of Port Dickson town center. Turn right as soon as you see the resort's signboard and follow the winding road to the hotel lobby. Fresh is located at Level 1. The resort provides complimentary parking.

Fresh

Special thanks to Thistle Port Dickson Resort for extending this food review invitation.

Fresh is the all-day dining restaurant in Thistle Port Dickson Resort. The eatery serves traditional Minangkabau delicacies, local Malaysian delights and international favorites like burgers and pizzas.
Besides the à la carte menu, Fresh also serves Cita Rasa Gerai Buffet Dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings. The buffet menu revolves around hawker dishes that Malaysians know and love.
Today's menu features a poultry dish called Ayam Ungkep Minangkabau. "Ungkep" is a unique type of marination where the chicken is cooked with a mixture of spices prior to frying. This marination method improves infusion of spices, resulting in rich turmeric taste within the chicken.
Next, Rendang Burung Wak-Wak is one of the signature dishes at Thistle. "Wak-wak" is the local name for the white-breasted waterhen. The bird is slightly smaller than an average chicken, but has pretty similar texture and taste profile.
Rendang Daging and Rendang Ayam are prepared too. These rendang dishes are slow-cooked for several hours, culminating in mouth-watering savory flavors that go well with rice.
Chafing dishes this evening include Butter Prawns With Oat, Kari Kepala Ikan Kacang Bendi, Lamb Kurma Berkentang and more.
Also prepared are several types of Kerabu (Malay-style salad) and Acar (pickled vegetables). Meanwhile, Ulam-Ulaman (raw vegetables) are served with condiments like sambal belacan and cincalok.
The Chicken Rice stall offers roasted chicken and boiled chicken. The chicken goes well with oily rice. Sliced tomato and cucumber are available.
Cucur Ubi Keledek and Cucur Manis serve as snacks. These deep-fried fritters are best consumed while they are still hot from the fryer. Sweet chili sauce serves as the condiment.
The Char Kway Teow here is surprisingly good. Other hawker dishes include Nasi Lemak, Murtabak, Mee Rebus Tulang Rawan, Laksam Pantai Timur and Ais Kacang.
The desserts section features several varieties of cake, tart, jelly and traditional Malay kuih. Cut fruits like honeydew, papaya and watermelon are available too.
Cita Rasa Gerai Buffet Dinner is priced at RM60.00 net for adults and RM38.00 net for children. In addition, the resort also serves Dim Sum Semi-Buffet Lunch every Saturday and Sunday.

Name: Fresh
Address: Thistle Port Dickson Resort, KM16, Jalan Pantai, Teluk Kemang, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Contact: 06-648-2907
Business hours: 6:30am-11:00pm
Website: https://www.thistle.com.my/portdickson/restaurants/fresh
Coordinates: 2.43015 N, 101.85867 E
Directions: Thistle is approximately 16 kilometers south of Port Dickson town center. Turn right as soon as you see the resort's signboard and follow the winding road to the hotel lobby. Fresh is located at Level 1. The resort provides complimentary parking.