Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Purple Cane @ Gardens Midvalley

Tea leaf concept restaurant. Pretty neat and they cater to vegetarians too! Even strict vegetarian. Recently we had this sort of "team building" makan session over there and ordered dishes.
We ordered some soup and they are individually portioned. One pot for each person. In fact, it can be shared between two to three person. The cute thing about it is that they serve the soup in a chinese tea pot and tea cup. My manager accidently poured chinese tea into my tea cup to refill but in fact, it's my soup. That is how similar it is! The Wine and Chicken soup is really tasty and it is really clear and non-oily. The concept is pretty similar to the Japanese version where they serve soup in a teapot.

Chinese Tea?

We had the aromatic duck where you individually wrap the duck in a small tortilla like wrap. The concept is really similar to Peking duck with all the sweet sauce, wrap and spring onion except that this one has got non-roasted duck meat and lettuce. Kinda nice too.

Aromatic Duck

The vegetarian dishes are good too. The String Bean with Tea mill is excellent. Tastes great with rice. One of my all time favourite. Abalone Mushroom Fried with Dried Chilli is quite good too. Steamed Beancurd is just ok.

Clockwise from left: String Beans with Tea Mill, Abalone Mushroom Fried with Dried Chilli,
Steamed Beancurd, Aromatic Duck

The steam fish teochew style is not recommended as the gravy/sauce is not flavourful enough. Not sour enough and salty enough.

Steamed Fish Teochew Style

Dessert which is Rose Water Chestnut is nice. Taste light and not too sweet.

Rose Water Chestnut

They do serve set lunch for RM12. Worth it in the sense that they serve rice, one poultry (simmered chicken or simmered duck) and one vegetable (tofu or string beans with tea mill) plus chinese tea. They taste pretty good too and value for money.

The rice they serve is actually similar to Furikake with rice. You can see bits of tea in it. The total cost of dish is about RM200++ for 7 of us. Pretty pricy but quality and uniqueness is there. I forgot to add, Jaya Jusco card members get 10% discount. Cool eh! Oh and do remember, they charge RM3 for each plate of appetiser they serve (stewed groundnuts). You can ask them to take it away if you don't want it and they won't charge you for it.

Situated at Lower Ground of Gardens next to the Ding Tai Fung.

Purple Cane Tea Restaurant
Lot LG, Lower Ground Floor,
The Gardens,
Midvalley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603-22836090

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