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Dragon-i Restaurant @ 1 Utama PJ

Sunday, November 16, 2008

It is situated in 1-Utama, new wing, just next to Vietnam Kitchen, 2nd floor. Dragon-i is inspired by the rich and diverse culinary offerings from China, especially from the regions of Shanghai, Szechuan, Beijing and Lanzhou. The name of the restaurant in Chinese, ‘Long Ti Chuan Ren’, is derived from a combination of phonetics and facts. Historically, the Chinese are referred to as the descendants of the Dragon (Long), pronounced as the name of the restaurant.

As you walk into Dragon-i, you can’t help but to wonder if you’re walking into an ancient Chinese hall. Besides, 3 Terracotta warriors stand guarding the entrance walkway to Dragon-i, perfectly accentuates the ambiance of ancient Chinese culture.

Dragon-i offers signature dishes such as Xiao Long Bao (Shanghainese steamed meat dumplings) and La Mian (hand-pulled noodles). Their menu was impressing; every single item is accompanied with a photo and some description of the dish. It helps patrons to work out what some of these dishes come with.

Firstly, Sugar Cane with Water Chestnut and Winter Melon Longan with Sea Coconut were quite astonished as the drinks are not very sweet and blend with the ingredients’ taste.
Next, La Mian with Minced Meat & Mushroom in Spicy Sauce, La Mian with Brazil Beef Brisket and La Mian With Pork Rib in Sichuan Spicy & Sour Soup. Each soup/sauce was pretty good (refer for more elaboration from Mart & Ant), La Mian itself quite chewy and very smooth (you could taste it that it was freshly made). The Soup doesn’t carry very strong taste but gives a subtle hint of aroma, which was nice and didn’t feel like those that are overly laden with MSG.
Shanghainese Fried Vegetable Rice with Pork Chop was fantastic; it consists of premium fragrant rice and fresh vegetable and accompanied with a perfect deep fried pork chop (Yum Yum).
Braised Minced Pork Ball with Vegetable in Casserole, the Pork Ball was well fried and everything is well cooked. The sauce was so good that you would fill it up with rice, using premium oyster sauce, it has engraved together with the Pork Ball and vegetable (Pretty Good!). Finally, you mustn’t leave the place before having their famous desserts. Do try their Deep Fried Durian (if you’re a fan of durian lar), you will be surprised to discover that the skin is actually very crunchy & crispy and the durian filling was thick and aromatic. Honeydew Sago and Black Jelly & Red Bean in Coconut Milk was not bad according to the editors (refer to more comments from Mart & Ant). Overall, it's a pretty decent place with a very nice atmosphere with pretty reasonable price (average RM20 per pax).

Food Review

Food Type: Chinese (Non-Halal)
Address: Lot S313A, 2nd Floor Hightstreet, 1Utama Shopping Centre.
Tel: +603-7725 8822
Price: Average RM20 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily (11am-10pm)

Taste Rating: 8/10
Ambiance Rating: 8.5/10
Service Rating: 5.5/10
Value Rating: 6/10

Overall Rating: 7/10


Cherry November 19, 2008 at 12:39 AM  

I have to say that the individual dishes to be served with rice is really not a lot. If you are looking for value for your money, this place is not the plcae to go. Well, it is worth a visit once in a while. They do have some nice dishes.


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