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Last Friday, the traveling Australian dude Dabido decided to spend a bunch of us to a vegetarian dinner on his last night in Kuala Lumpur. Suan decided that Jade Garden at Bandar Utama Centrepoint would be a good place for such occasion because she knows the food is great, or maybe just because it is a place close enough for her to walk there with her under utilized legs.

Jade Garden at Bandar Utama Centrepoint
acha as appetizer, and the 4 season dish

Dinner was scheduled at 8, but inadvertently we only got to eat at around 9pm. I guess it is a good thing cos we were able to show Dabido the full extend of our culture, including the Malaysian Timing when it comes to having a group dinner. There was 14 of us split into 2 tables, and Suan ordered the food for everyone. Nice and dandy.

Jade Garden at Bandar Utama Centrepoint
imitation luncheon meat, tofu, imitation fish with mango salad, fried vegetable

We had about 7 dishes in total. There’s the 4 season dish with some imitation meat and fake fish balls that actually tasted quite good despite it being a cold dish. The tofu soup was more like a thick broth that goes well with rice, I like the fungus that came with it. Then there’s my favorite, the imitation luncheon meat that tasted almost as good as the real thing minus the oily bit.

Jade Garden at Bandar Utama Centrepoint
kang kung with nuts, tomyam soup, and the bunch of jokers

The imitation fish tasted pretty decent as well, and with no real fish in there, you don’t have to worry about getting your neck pierced by fish bones, which isn’t a particularly nice thing to do, speaking from experience. There’s also a fried kailan that tasted just like any fried kailan you’d expect. Other than that, we also have a fried kang kung dish with nuts and some imitation seafood that I didn’t think tasted very good, slightly too sourish with the imitation seafood a poor substitute for the real thing.

However, the tomyam soup with imitation squid and some very real tomato was an excellent dish. It was actually one of the best tomyam soup I’ve tasted and surely a must-order item if you find yourself at Jade Garden.

Jade Garden at Bandar Utama Centrepoint
Jaime, Suan, Dabido, Jack, Erna, Reta, Paul, Kim, ST, Tim, Samantha

In all, it was a very good meal, and the total bill came to about RM 370 for 14 of us. That translate to about RM 26 per person for a pretty good vegetarian meal. The price is just slightly more than the Restaurant Kuan Yin at Seksyen 17 that I went, but with a nicer ambiance and free and easy to find parking spots at Centrepoint.

Thanks Dabido, see you at Perth!

map to Bandar Utama Centrepoint
map to BU Centrepoint

Centrepoint, Bandar Utama,
Petalig Jaya, 47800 Selangor

GPS: 3.137988, 101.610124
Tel: 03-7710 2939

Discuss : KY eats – Vegetarian food with Dabido at Jade Garden, BU Centrepoint

  1. *inclusive of sea coconut + honey and jasmine tea

  2. kimberlycun

    nice food but was consumed by overwhelming urge for a quarter pounder later that night. also, farted for 2 whole days…

  3. blooper: samantha digging her nose on the 3rd pic? =)

  4. howzan,
    I was waiting to see who’d be the first to spot that. HAHAHAH

  5. Dabido (Apple)

    Yay! Actually, Erna and I had eaten there before, so I knew the food was good [at least to my taste, even if I had no idea what was supposed to taste like what].
    I agree with ST’s opinion regarding making food taste like meat. It’s like, what’s the point. lol I’m so used to eating vegetarian dishes that are supposed to taste like vegetables & not an imitation of something. lol

  6. The Tom Yam was very good, the rest ok la. Prefer proper vegetarian dishes, not veges pretending to be meat.

  7. Thanks Dabido, sorry cause I forgot to thank you that night.

    Vegetarian food in denial, that should make me even more in denial right? 😛

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  9. I heart the kangkung! 😛 Made suan order it, haha.

  10. Dabido (Lemon)

    Ash – Sama sama! 🙂 r as we say in Aussie. No Worries! 🙂

    Erna – Yeah, I heart the Kingkong too. 🙂

  11. ST,
    I think it’s a necessary evil in Malaysian Chinese market.

    Erna & Dabido,
    Good that both of you love the kangkong (not KingKong!). 😀

  12. Dabido (Passionfruit)

    Okay, Kangkong. so I have an accent. 😀

  13. This really is a very nice vegetarian meal!:D
    The tomyam looks really nice; I think my first time hearing about Vegetarian tomyam…with mock squids 😉

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  15. Christy,
    Yeah, the tomyam was very good!

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