Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Xin Yi Dai Seaport Restaurant is situated in a shopping plaza; this restaurant serves excellent, reasonably priced dim sum and a variety of local seafood dishes. It's a huge restaurant that sits on the second floor of a shopping centre in a busy area of Shenzhen. The interior decorated with oriental pictures, statues and plants. You see nicely dressed chefs cooking the main dishes in front of you. Each table has at least two waiters serving you.
For starter dish, the Wasabi Cucumber. It’s crunchy, sweet and as expected, you'll taste the wasabi spiciness.
Then the soup for the starter, it is Boiled Chicken Feet Soup. Actually the taste is appetizing and you wouldn’t stop at first sip.
To the main courses, the “Siu Mei” (consists of roast pork, char siew, roast duck and roast pork shoulder) is the generic name, in Cantonese cuisine, given to meats roasted on spits over an open fire or a huge wood burning rotisserie oven. It creates a unique, deep barbecue flavor that is usually enhanced by a flavorful sauce (a different sauce is used for each meat). Shops selling these meats are commonly found in Chinese-speaking regions in East and Southeast Asia. Here in Xin Yi Dai, the Siu Mei is very mouth-watering. All are perfectly roasted and not that fattening.
Next, Fried Tok Fun (glass noodle) with pan fried scallop. The way the chef fried tong fun is excellent. Not too oily, is tasty and you can taste that wok flavor. Furthermore, the scallop is pan fried and still able to maintain the freshness of it. And using the scallop shell as décor dish, the overall score for this dish is splendid.
Following dish is the Wolfberry Soup with lean pork meat, this soup is actually good health especially for the eyesight. In brief, Wolfberry, commercially called goji berry, is the common name for the fruit of two very closely related species: Lycium barbarum (Chinese: 寧夏枸杞; pinyin: Níngxià gǒuqǐ) and L. chinense (Chinese: 枸杞; pinyin: gǒuqǐ), two species of boxthorn in the family Solanaceae (which also includes the potato, tomato, eggplant, deadly nightshade, chili pepper, and tobacco). It is native to southeastern Europe and Asia. It is also known as Chinese wolfberry and a common use in the health food market for products from this plant. End result, the soup and the vege is tasty......Supreme!
Last but not least, fried noodle. Here the fried noodle, dry with loads of wok hei, juicy pork meat, mushroom and spring onions. It is pretty decent tasting. However, this dish is quite oily.
Overall, this is a posh restaurant serving luxurious food and the best of it, it's cheap.
Food Type: Chinese (Non-Halal)
Address: 3/F, Jianingna Friendship Plaza, Renmin Road South, Luohu District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Tel: +86-755-8236 2888
Price: Average RMB90 per pax
Operating Hours: Daily
Taste Rating: 8/10
Ambiance Rating: 9/10
Service Rating: 9.5/10
Value Rating: 8/10
Overall Rating: 8.6/10