BONA FIDE CHI­NESE CUI­SINE AT LE MEI

Time Out Malaysia Eating and Drinking Guide - - EATING -

Step into Le Mei, at Le Meri­dien Pu­tra­jaya, and let your senses be stim­u­lated by iconic Chi­nese de­lights. This new ho­tel, which of­fi­cially be­gan re­ceiv­ing guests in Au­gust 2016, boasts of one of the most au­then­tic Chi­nese eater­ies in the area. Restau­rants of­fer­ing ha­lal Can­tonese cui­sine are few and far be­tween in town, thus mak­ing Le Mei a rare gem.

The gor­geous space mar­ries con­tem­po­rary and clas­sic el­e­ments as­so­ci­ated with China’s rich her­itage and cul­ture. Art en­thu­si­asts will take an in­ter­est in the wooden pan­els shad­ow­ing the en­trance of the restau­rant – a replica of the ones found in Pu­tra­jaya’s Malaysia-China Friend­ship Gar­den.

A team of highly ex­pe­ri­enced ser­vice and kitchen pro­fes­sion­als, un­der the lead­er­ship of award­win­ning Chef Michael Wong en­sure an ex­quis­ite din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Dim sum is served daily and swiftly carted to your ta­ble. En­cased in a translu­cent skin, the juicy har gao or Crys­tal Jade Shrimp Dumplings are a fine ex­am­ple of Le Mei’s clas­sic dim sum, whereas the Black Truffle Shang­hai mini dumplings are only one of Le Mei’s many pre­mium house spe­cial­ties.

Pair surf-and-turf spe­cial­ties such as Aus­tralian lob­ster and whole bar­be­cued Pek­ing duck to ex­pe­ri­ence the best of both worlds. Veg­e­tar­i­ans are not ex­cluded and may par­take of Le Mei’s wide se­lec­tion of meat-free del­i­ca­cies, such as mock abalone with bam­boo pith and braised veg­e­tar­ian shark’s fin soup.

End your meal on a sweet note with tong sui such as hot al­mond cream served with sea olives and young co­conut or dou­ble-boiled bird’s nest with gin­seng and dried lon­gan. Bonus: There’s plenty more on the menu that war­rant re­turn vis­its!

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