After sampling Dorsett Grand Subang‘s Sunday (and public) dimsum buffet spread, we returned for another review session to check out some of Emperor restaurant’s signature dishes as well as their mooncakes offerings for the Mid Autumn festival happening a month from now.
wok-fried egg noodles and fresh water prawn “Cantonese” style
Emporer Chinese Restaurant is a pork free restaurant, and the mooncake they prepare should be safe for those who don’t consume pork as well. Something to think about if you would want to use mooncake as cross-cultural gifts.
As with any proper Chinese dinner, we started with soup. The double boiled fish maw soup with bamboo pith & vegetable (RM 55) is perfect to warm the stomach and prepare the our palate for what’s to come.
The big ticket item was Wok-fried egg noodles and fresh water prawn “Cantonese” style (RM 60 regular), a dish that’s executed rather well with really massive fresh water prawn that’s packed with the roe, providing it with that extra jolt of savory taste. Certainly a good version of Sang Har Mee.
deep fried crispy spring chicken, braised homemade spinach beancurd,
stir fry mix vege and fresh scallop
I initially thought that the deep fried crispy spring chicken (RM 30) was pigeons at first, and to be honest, it provides little difference other than packing more meat. I find it just a tad dry and lacking fats, but I am also one who dislike kampung chicken, so your mileage may vary.
Braised home-made spinach beancurd with shimiji mushroom (RM 60) was one of my favorite dishes. The freshly made tofu was soft and I really liked how the addition of spinach gives it a different dimension.
The stir fry mix vegetable and fresh scallop in “Teow Chew” style (RM 60) came with quite a different selection of vegetables, including mushroom, lotus roots, asparagus, carrot, celery, and more; forming a cacophony of taste & texture in your mouth. Of course, the presence of scallops definitely help.
wok fried peeled prawn with homemade butter sauce
Lastly, the wok-fried peeled prawn with home made butter sauce (RM 52 regular) looks a little bit like the more familiar egg yolk version, but coated with butter and light breading instead. I like that the prawns are shelled for easy consumption.
Dessert came in the form of chilled mango puree with fresh mix fruit & sago (30), cold and refreshing.
classic and crystal skin mooncake, pandan, lotus paste, egg yolk etc
The mooncakes from Dorsett Grand Subang are priced from RM 15++ to RM 20++ per piece, and as stated, they are pork free.
Mooncake came a long way since its existence over a thousand years ago. You can now find a huge variety of fillings and different skins, it’s now easier than ever to find one that you like.
Some of the mooncakes offered here are:
- pandan lotus paste with egg yolok
- pure red bean paste with single egg yolk
- white lotus paste with double egg yolk
- crystal skin pandan lotus paste with egg yolk
- red bean, sweet potato with egg yolk
- green tea lotus paste with single egg yolk
- pure sweet potato paste with single egg yolk
- white lotus paste with single egg yolk and pure white lotus paste
I’m a simple man when it comes to mooncake though, give me anything with egg yolk (especially double egg yolk) and I’m happy.
eat all the mooncakes! Chef Chong Foo Tuck – dimsum chef
If you buy 10 boxes of mooncake (4 pieces per box) at Dorsett Grand Subang, they will throw in two dining voucher for the Sunday dimsum branch. Pretty good deal if you ask me.
Additionally, CIMB credit card holders & Enrich members get 15%, with Dorsett Prestige members enjoying 20% off at The Emperor.
Dorsett Grand Subang
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.079211, 101.595999
Tel: 03-5031 6060 ext 1954
Hours: Sundays & Public Holidays 10 am – 2:30 pm