on Jan 7, 2009












One of their specialty... Rice with pork fat...


We spent our last night in Shanghai eating Chu Cai Guan again!!! This time we purposely took MRT to Xu Jia Hui because we heard that the was a Chu Cai Guan there... 2 of our friends actually went there and had lunch... So left 4 of us... When we reached there, we were surprised because from the signboard, we saw a Hong Kong word in from of the Chu Cai Guan... So we decided to call our friends who had lunch in this restaurant earlier... They confirmed that this was not the Chu Cai Guan that we had in Hang Zhou but they told us to give it a try... The food were quite good according to them... So we decided to check it out...

We waited for around 30 minutes... While waiting outside, I realized that there were a lot of pics showing celebrities that had meal in this particular restaurant before... Among them are F.I.R, Jackie Chan, and even former Prime Minister of Singapore, Goh Chok Tong just to name a few... Finally there was a table for us... Once sitted, and when we saw the menu, we realized that this restaurant belongs to celebrity gourmet Cai Lan... We ordered 2 dishes recommended by our friends and some other dishes...

When the food arrived, all of us were very excited... As usual, we took out our trusty camera and started snapping away... Frankly speaking when I had the first bite of the meat recommended by our friends, I paused for a while... Was it the food or my taste bud... Mind you, the food were not terrible but not up to our expectation... When we saw so many people queing up and all the photos of the celebrity it really heighten our expectation... But too bad it doesn't lived up to the hyped...

Besides the food, another thing that I need to stress out was about the service... Only 1 word to describe, SUCKS... Whenever we finished eating 1 of the dish, the waitress will start to take the empty plate backed... You must be thinking that I am too sensitive... Let me tell you that I am not... Our next table finish eating long before us... All of them sat there talking... None of the waitress took their empty plates... You know why this happened??? Because all the dishes that we ordered were those that are considered cheap, whereas our neighbour got those really expensive dishes... Other than that, 1 of our friend saw something really disgusting... She saw a waitress cleaning up another table... Guess nobody can guessed what happened next... The waitress spitted onto the plate that she was cleaning up...

It cost us RMB200.00... If you compared it to Chu Cai Guan that we had in Hang Zhou, it was really costly... The portioned that they served were smaller and there were only 4 of us... Too bad, we didn't had a very good dinner on our last day in China... But it was a memorable one...
on Jan 5, 2009
I had the most satisfying and embarrassing dinner in China... It happen in Hangzhou... We were looking for this particular restaurant, called Chu Cai Kuan in Mandarin... It was recommended by a book that I bought... It was a traveling book published by Discovery Channel... The book showed us the places that we must visit and it even recommended places to look for fine food...

Since we were not familier with Hangzhou, it took us almost 1 hour looking for it... I guessed we walked more than 3-4km just to find this restaurant... During the searched, most of us decided to give up cause we were all very hungry... We used maps and even GPS and it took us liked forever to find this place... Finally thank goodness we managed to find it... Before we managed to enter the restuarant, a man came running towards us... He asked wheather we were going in the restaurant for dinner, and the answered was definitely yes!!! And to our surprised, he said he need to ask the chef not to go back home first... All of us were stunned...

We reach the restaurant around 9pm... Most people in China had early dinner... Most of them took their dinner around 6pm... We were very happy because the guy said it is ok for us to have dinner there... The staffs will stayed and prepared dinner for us... I heard people shouting because they were required to stay back and entertained us... We were ushered to a room... At first we were a bit skeptical because some of the restaurant in China required extra charge for VIP room... And by looking at the room design, we thought we needed to pay extra... But we don't cared cause we were all hungry like hell!!!

Although the staff there needed to stay back, none of them showed us faces... They served us nicely unlike other restaurant that we went...







The appetizer...



This chicken soup tasted awesome... One of the nicest soup that I ever had... One of their specialty...



In my opinion, this is the best dish... Their specialty as well... When you place the pork in your mouth, the fat of the meat basically melted in your mouth... Just like M&M!!!


You eat this Man Tou together with the pork...



This duck tasted awesome also...



We were all stunned when we saw the bill... RMB180.00 only... There were 6 of us... This greatly satisfying dinner cost us RM90.00++ only... Only RM15.00 per pax... Where to find this kind of restaurant in Malaysia???


What I can said, this was by far the nicest restaurant that I ever had in China... Excellent food with really cheap price... Besides that, the services that the waiter and waitress provided were excellent too... Highly recommended!!! If you happen to be in Hangzhou make sure that you give this restaurant a try... You will definitely regret if you don't...
Very nice interior design...


Breakfast set...


Sausage McMuffin and Spicy Grilled Chicken Burger...


Spicy Grilled Chicken Burger...


Sausage McMuffin... Taste just like the one we have in Malaysia... Only difference is it is made from pork not chicken...



Special drink... Cannot remember the name already... Only found during New Year time, just like Orange Mcfizz...


Premium Grilled Chicken Sandwich... Can't find this in Malaysia...


Looks and taste nice...


Spicy McWings... Real spicy...


Egg and Ham McPuff... Really nice... Can't find this in Malaysia as well...


Sweet Taro Pie... It is actually yam pie...


Red Bean Pie...





Garlic Chilli Sauce...





Chicken Mushroom Soup...


Grilled Chicken??? Latest menu from KFC China...


Spicy Chicken Wings...


Zinger Burger...



Egg Tart...