Saturday, August 31, 2013

CLAWS FOR CELEBRATION


Di Wei's bringing out the claws this Merdeka Day with the king of shellfish - lobsters taking the lead role. Chef Thian Taik Yong shows you five delicious ways to your heart through his tummy-pleasing lobster dishes: deep-fried with salted egg yolk, baked with cheese, sauteed with garlic, braised with ee-fu noodles or cooked in superior stock. Suffice to say, whichever cooking style you choose, the sweet and succulent luxurious Boston lobsters (RM128++ per portion) are guaranteed to ensure utmost satisfaction.

'Less is more' is the ruling maxim for our first serving that had a whole lobster sauteed with garlic. Speckled with minced garlic, the lobster's inherent sweetness was clearly discernible, amplified by the chef's choice of aromatic accent. Most importantly, the shellfish wasn't overcooked; it was pleasantly firm but not hard to the bite.
The second offering that had the lobster braised with ee-fu noodles was equally top notch. If you prefer landing dishes with greater substance, this option will float your boat. The silky noodle threads taste irresistibly rich; suffused with salubrious lobster jus and complemented by chunks of springy lobster meat to boot.

Although the Boston Lobster promotion runs until today (August 31), chances are the lobsters will still be available while stocks last.

Experience more heart-touching moments with your loved ones over sumptuous servings of Di Wei's latest Dim Sum selection (RM9++ per basket). We recommend the newest Steamed Three Treasures Prawn Dumplings and Deep-fried Twin Egg Rolls.
Har gaw or prawn dumpling - a timeless classic - is updated with tiny dollops of crunchy ebikko (prawn roe), chopped spinach and mushroom. A smart move on the chef's part as these add colours and textures to the otherwise plain, pale dumpling.
Crunchier and contrasting textures emerge from the latter. We also love how the century and quail eggs' presence brought a different dimension to the usual spring roll.
Best of all, I welcome the new dessert creations (RM8++ per portion) that lend a sweet finish to the meal. The Mango Puree Crystal Noodles will give your jaw a good workout thanks to the chewy, gelatinous strips immersed in the dulcet smooth, fresh mango puree with diced strawberries and basil seeds.

Love agar-agar? Then you'd go weak in the knees over the subtly sweet, beautifully cut Osmanthus and Wolfberries Jelly that look like oversized amber gemstones with wolfberries embedded in them.

For the Mid Autumn Festival on September 19, the restaurant has eight varieties of mooncakes for sale. While the fail-safe Pure White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk is notable, our preferred variants are the Baked Pandan Lotus Single Yolk and Snowskin Black Sesame Single Yolk mooncakes. Prices range between RM16.50 and RM20 each.

Dim sum is served at Di Wei daily from 11 am to 3 pm. On Sundays and public holidays, the hours are extended from 3 to 6 pm. The restaurant is open on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10.30 am to 3 pm. Dinner hours are from 6 pm to 10 pm.

For reservations, call Di Wei at 03-5565 1388 or visit www.empirehotel.com.my for further info.

1 comment:

Ciki said...

what a feast.. i hope they call us back for more claw! hehe