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T.Dining Malaysia Tatler Best Restaurants - - Chinese -

This swanky restau­rant has cre­ated waves with its bold, eclec­tic cui­sine, ritzy am­bi­ence and in­ven­tive mixol­o­gists.

Ruyi’s sushi, a whim­si­cal house spe­cialty, lives up to its hype both taste-wise and looks-wise. In­stead of raw fish atop vine­gared rice balls, the trio of sushi-like morsels fea­ture Hainanese chicken rice, nasi le­mak and mango sticky rice.

Tongue-in-cheek names rule the roost here, as ex­em­pli­fied by Pan­dora’s Balls; lol­lipops of rich foie gras cov­ered in choco­late crust with salted egg wisps; and Duck Pagoda Dreams, smoked duck breast slices metic­u­lously wound and stacked to re­sem­ble mini pago­das.

The crab curry rice proves to be an on-point palate-pleaser; the rice with diced seafood delectably rich with creami­ness of co­conut milk and aro­matic In­dian spices comes through nicely. Bliss is cer­tainly the word to de­scribe the Bliss­ful Scal­lop, en­tail­ing scal­lops and pump­kin wedges in crisp, golden bat­ter served with a lib­eral sprin­kling of chicken floss.

A good sweet end­ing here would be the pas­sion­fruit panna cotta with its re­fresh­ing tangi­ness and min­i­mal­ist pre­sen­ta­tion.

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