Friday, February 16, 2007

The Ming Room, Bangsar Shopping Complex

My fellow associates got together for a pre Chinese New Year dinner celebration at The Ming Room. The place was fully booked and by the time all the tables were filled, we could hardly hear ourselves talk!
Dinner started at about 7.40pm, about 25 minutes late. Charlie's Angels were last to arrive, but it was forgivable as the three of them had to complete a mission to save the world! Hee hee hee...
Cheers! Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting ice breaker! LOL...
Lo Hei To All Good Things! Salmon Yee Sang
The not so shark's fin but Toong Fun (glass noodle) Seafood Soup. Thank goodness it wasn't.
Venison with Spring Onion-I liked this dish, especially the fresh spring onions.
Steamed Patin Hakka Style - not for me, this fish scares me!
Soft shell crab with chilled jelly chicken and jellyfish - The crab was fried just right whereas I found the jellyfish too big a strand. Expecting it to be more refined.
Braised beancurd with dried scallops and vegetables. Mmm....the beancurd was tasty!
Seafood Fried Rice - Tasted average.
Thousand Layer Sponge Custard - Yummy! I love custard.Double boiled snow pear, sea coconut and lemon. The lemon slices made this quite refreshing and different.

As I was the "official" photographer, my associates tolerated me as I took pics of the food as they wanted pics of the food too. After dinner, we went to Coffee Bean as karaoke was ruled out since some of us still had to work the next day. As we sat around talking , the conversation became scary stories session; some were afraid to go home alone after that! Ha ha ha...Great food and great company, it was a lovely gathering. Here's to more! *Hic* .... oops! *Hic* Sorry.... ;o)

Here's wishing all a very Happy Chinese New Year, "GONG XI FA CHAI" and to the rest who aren't celebrating, "Happy Holidays!"

25 comments:

Dr ve Thru said...

Hahaha, hang over today? So, I will declare loudly, "GONG XI FA CAI!" to wmw!! Ooops, got headache izzit?

I tell you what, reading this post has given me a few ideas about my CNY dish. Not the typical CNY dishes as Chinese grocery shop is like an hour's drive from me! :(

The yee sang looks lovely but I thought that is a dish on the 8th night or 9th night?

wonda said...

wmw,
Check this out but you have to translate the page. The cash prizes are in yen currency. Dunno if it is an international contest or not. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/photogp/
U hor torture me with the food pix!If I made a mistake in my comment, excuse me cos only look at the pix. to avoid the strain of my eye.

wonda said...

Mind if I link you?

team BSG said...

why scare u ah d long fish ?
a bit too familiarly dark issit?
ARLOL (absolutely really LOL!)
happy new year, again

Mama BoK said...

Gong Hei Fatt Choy to you and yours..!! i can't wait to eat a feast like you did.. !! hungry now..!!

Precious Pea said...

I had dinner there 2 weeks ago but didn't snap any photos as am not that close to the host. Hehehe..paiseh!

The custard layer dessert looks tasty leh!

Kok said...

wmw,
You always make me hungry! haha! Oh yea, you have a great photography skill there. Mind to pass some to me?:P

Happy Chinese New Year to you and all the best in the year ahead!:)

wmw said...

dr ve thru : Glad to have help out with the ideas. Yee Sang? Over here, it's already made available in some restaurants as early as end Jan!

wonda : Japanese competition? Ha ha ha....Sure, can link. I can do the same for yours?

team bsg : Nolah, already don't like fish, sum more the fish look like that! LOL

mamabok: Yeah, how will you, Chloe and papabok be celebrating over there?

precious pea : Yah, I like the custard thingy....simple and nice.

kok : Sorry ah! Don't mean too....:o)Will reply your email soon. Will be busy running around visiting relatives in the next couple of days! Take care, young man!

FireHorse said...

Happy New Year!!! Aiyah you never fail to make me drool...

boo_licious said...

Food looks really good, must admit I've not eaten here even though we go to Bangsar quite often.

Gong Xi Fa Cai to you!

wmw said...

firehorse: Happy Chinese New Year! Nah...give you tissue to wipe your drool off. Hee hee

boo : Food was pretty good (or maybe the company made it good???);o)

Kak Teh said...

wmw, happy new year! have lots and lots of wonderful food and tell us all abt it.

Jackson said...

gosh....u really a professional photographer!! The food look so good! Make sure u show me yr camera n share wt me the technique of taking photo on 24th Feb

wmw said...

kak teh : Thanks kak teh! I wish you sunshine days ahead...

jackson : Thanks for the compliments, it's my little camera that allows me to take those photos. See you on the 24th.

babe_kl said...

i've tried quite a number of oriental group restaurants. most of them very good.

Wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year. Oink Oink!

ah nel said...

the patin seem delicious...

Gooong Hey Fat Choi

wmw said...

babe_kl : Where else would you recommend??? Happy Oink Oink Chinese New Year to you too! ;O)

ah nel : I don't like fish wor.....Sun Neen Fai Lok to you!

Melting Wok said...

hey wmw, I hope you get a fair share of food for yourself after busy snapping pictures for everyone ? What a good spread of the festive foods :) Wishing you here a wonderful, prosperous CNY, cheers ! :)

Kk said...

Like i always say.., gr8 pictures !!!

Sorry 4 being a lil' slow on the blogosphere..,

Wish u a Very Happy Chinese New Year !! :)

wmw said...

Melting wok: Hey there! I did, no one could touch the food till I got my shot. Ha ha ha....Happy Chinese New Year wishes to you too!

kk : Thanks for the wishes! Hope things are well with ya!

Keropok Man said...

ooo. gong xi fa chai!

i look at that fish, i want to gobble it all up! i love fish.....

wmw said...

keropok man : Actually, I gave that fish a grey eye, its eyes were really white. It scared me looking at it. Ha ha ha....Good to know that someone like you would be willing to gobble it all up. I won't have to be scared anymore! LOL..

ilene said...

Wah, having those dishes at the Ming Room must really cost you a bomb! On ordinary days itself, it cost a bomb to dine there what more during festive season! But glad to know that you had an enjoyable time with your friends.

wmw said...

ilene : It came up to be about RM70 per head but it was my agency leader who bought us dinner!

wonkieman said...

Agree the restaurant is good and the food is good BUT the managers are NOT. They are cheats!! Want to share an unpleasant experience with others on the net. Hosted a dinner for some Singapore guests on 3 Dec 2011 and had a table of 10. Chose to order ala carte. Picked a seafood in pumpkin soup as had that before some time back. Price on the menu seemed reasonable at RM20/head. When the bill came, cost of soup was RM580 (RM58/head!. Chinese restaurants have this bad habit of pricing their stuff ending with "8". Guess they are the ones who want to "fatt". Why not use something ending with "4"??)
One of the managers a chap called Loh (does not deserve to be called Mr by me) who took my order said the soup we had contained "special" seafood so that's why it's RM58/head and NOT the RM20/head as in the menu!! What a lohlife and cheat!! Not wanting to make a scene in front of my guests, I paid up. This situation is so familiar when people are entertaining and the Chinese restaurants know this well and exploit it to their fullest economic advantage.
Anyway I hope this Lohlife knows what he's getting for his RM380 (580 -200) worth of extra profit!! He will get more than his fair share of "pubilicity".
Diners, BEWARE. Sorry I cannot scan the bill and post it to prove my case.