Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant, The Gardens, Mid Valley City- Food Review
Last week, we had a chance to go Mid Valley City for a business meeting. And to be honest I love Mid Valley shopping mall. Personally for me, it is one of the best shopping mall in Klang Valley. Mid Valley has a wide range of target market customers, from low income to high-end income customer. They have something for everyone.
We’ve been making a pass on Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant for several times because the place is always crowded with people. And I really dislike the seating arrangement, almost like Kim Gary Restaurant. The tables are too close and you can hear the next table conversation.No privacy at all. But, today we decided to make an exception. Even though it is still crowded but no queue lining outside the restaurant so, yes today is the day we should give it a try.
We were seated on two person table. Again, hating this two person table, not a place for my handbag.
When, our next table was occupied. It was disaster. We can hear every conversation they said. I don’t want to listen, but it hard, we were too close.
My husband and I barely talking to each other, we were just uncomfortable to discuss anything other than the food. Funny enough, I listened to the next table guy is on a gluten diet and he can’t have anything that has carbs or sugar. But, can’t help ordering San Bei Jiu Chicken set. He didn’t touch his rice. Perhaps, the San Bei Jiu Chicken is hard to pass even if you were on a gluten diet.
The menu in Fong Lye consist lots of sets. It is not too difficult to choose what you want to eat. So, we placed the order. The services were fast and efficient. Mostly, foreigner waiters.
With a full house occupancy, they still can deliver their food quickly. We received our food in less than 15 minutes.
3 Variety Supreme Chicken or Three Cup Chicken ( San Bei Ji) RM24.30
The dish is a popular dish in Taiwan, but I think it’s originated from China. The dish derived its name from three cups of sauces required to cook this dish, a cup each of soy sauce, rice wine and sesame oil are added. San Bei Ji was served with a small stove underneath the plate just to maintain the temperature of the dish, with some delicious cucumber, fried and crunchy taro and prawn/lobster ball on the side.
It is a set, so they served with a bowl of rice top with braised pork (Lu rou fan) and a bowl of Chinese soup.
I like the presentation and thoughtfulness of the dish. The gestures are nice. For the taste, I definitely feel it taste so much better than the one I had in Taiwan.
The San Bei Ji was a generous portion of 6 pieces chicken thigh and served with warmed and thick braised soy sauce with a hint of ginger, garlic and basil.It’s so mouth-watering and delicious. A dish to call a winner here.
BBQ Drumstick Set RM24.30
The BBQ Drumstick was served with braised pork (Lu rou fan), with three side dishes ( same as the San Bei Ji) and a bowl of soup. The BBQ Drumstick just average. Nothing special to mention. And, the BBQ Chicken was served with a small stove underneath a plate. I like that.
Pineapple Snow Mountain RM9.80
Pineapple Snow Mountain price was almost the same as some of the drinks in Fong Lye; Instead of going for a tea or coffee that cost same as the price, we rather go for its dessert.
To be honest, I don’t expect anything from this dessert. And it ends up quite refreshing and nice. The pineapple flavouring and sweetness were alright, as long as you have it before the ice melted. Once, it becomes watering; its can be a little too sweet.
The Total Bill is RM68.10 ( Inclusive Service Charge 10% RM5.84 + GST 6% RM3.85)
Overall, the food is average and on the side note, we felt the food enhancer could be a little bit strong here, and maybe they should tone down the salt and Ajinomoto.
Fong Lye Restaurant
Lot T208, 3rd Floor, The Gardens,
Mid Valley City 59200 Kuala Lumpur
1. If you come here, San Bei Ji is a must to order.
2. Do not come during lunch and dinner time. A bad idea, too crowded.
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