Among the stretch of hotels on jalan bukit bintang, Grand Millenium Hotel is one of those which i often drive by but pretty much gone by unnoticed. One of the reason would be the lack of visits to the F&B offerings.
The only time i went to Grand Millenium was to Pulse, the club/pub was filled with leechy old uncles that is too old to be oogling over young girls *ahem* like us. It wasn't a memorable experience and of course, i never went back.
Little did i know that the hotel actually nestled one pretty decent chinese restaurant, Zing. While the food was overall carried out nicely, it wasn't really memorable to me. (i'm actually not a big fan of chinese fine dining)
It was more the quiet ambience and chinese decor that capture my attention. It would be a good place for business dinner entertainment.
We started off with pig intestines peppery soup with ginko nuts, a good choice as i love the burning sensation on the throat.
Three Kinds Mix platter consisting of roasted duck, char siew and suckling pig. The char siew was soft and tasty, the duck meat is tender (not much fat there though, i like mine with slightly more fats) My favourite among all would be the suckling pig which the skin was roasted till crispy.
Steamed egg with King Prawns. The egg was smooth and silky, and prawns are fresh enough. This dish may appeal to those who likes light flavours
Lamb slices which was grilled succulent and marination was thorough. Hardly any complaints here
Braised Tofu accompanied with tofu skins and broccolli, quite unmemorable to me.
I was delighted that William ordered Fried Hokkien Mee, the ones at Zing is surprisingly quite decent but still not the best (as i've yet to found good hokkien mee at hotels so far), it was slightly salty but extra points for able to achieve some "wok taste" in this dish.
(kind of ordinary)
(i had to stand up to refill my own tea cups several times)
Presentation of food: 6/10
Overall ratings: 6/10
Grand Millenium, Kuala Lumpur
160 Jalan Bukit Bintang