Monday, April 18, 2011

Restoran Hai Thian @ Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan

It was the birthday of my senior cousin brother. A little celebration was thrown amongst the close knitted relatives to mark this memorable day. We were invited for a dinner at Restaurant Hai Thian located in a fairly new township of Bandar Putra Permai.

This would be my first time visiting this restaurant which has a rather interesting name, Hai Thian, which literally means "sea sky". Nonetheless, I was hoping that the food served on the night would be as interesting as well, if not better.
Restaurant Hai Thian

The restaurant was nicely setup with some ancient touch of Chinese settings. While I was quite impressed with their settings, however it is not the case for their ambiance as I find the noise level here were higher than a usual Chinese restaurant.
A Saturday night and it was very crowded

As I was looking around, my attention was caught by some drawings on the restaurant's pillar.
Ancient Chinese wordings art

Our dinner started momentarily where we were each served with a personal serving of appetizer.
A little Buddha statue on the lid?

From the outlook of the bowl, I'd guess that it would be some kind of shark fin soup. And, I was wrong the moment I uncovered it. It was actually the authentic Chinese premium soup of all time, the Buddha Jumps Over the Wall.
Buddha Jumps Over the Wall
The bowl consisted of a big juicy scallop, pieces of fish maws and a chunk of escargot. It was a bowl of soup that are full with goodies that are supposed to heal you. It tasted very rich but it is not something that I fancy a lot.

Two Combination of Prawn Platter
It came in two flavour, breaded prawn with Nestum and fried prawn coated with mayonnaise. The fried prawn coated with mayonnaise tasted very ordinary while the Nestum prawn fared a little bit better with the Nestum fragrant blending in well with the prawn. Nonetheless, the prawns served were very fresh, offering a spongy texture.

Special Steamed Tilapia Fish
It is called "Yau Wat" style in Cantonese, which literally means the fish is prepared by soaking the fish briefly in the oil. Having said so, the end result is a very oily cuisine. Though it surprisingly tasted good with the shallots and the fried garlic blending in well, it is a big no no for diet watcher.

Stir Fried Green Pea with Scallops
It was served with a generous servings of fresh and juicy scallops. Apart from it, I'd particularly like the light seasoning where it brings out best the sweetness and the freshness of the green peas.

Two Combination of Chicken Platter
One of it was the roasted chicken while the other one was the fried breaded chicken. A pretty ordinary cuisine.

Braised Pork Ribs
The meat were braised so well that you could felt the meat were melting in the mouth. Not only that, the gravy were brimming with flavour too and it went so well with the accompanying man tao(bun). It was one of my favourite dish for the night.

Braised Longevity Noodles
Every Chinese believed that longevity noodles is a must during a birthday occasion. I used to enjoy this dish a lot, but on that night, I just had a very small portion of it. Tasteless is the word to define it all.

Longevity Bun
Looked cute, but I can't consume them as I'm allergy to the lotus paste within.

Sweetened Longan Syrup Dessert
It can only be better if they were served with herbal jelly.

The Jelly Birthday Cake

My parents with Sister Lai Fong and the Birthday Man

Happy Birthday Cousin Brother with many happy returns!=)

I would reckon that some of the food that I ate that night were not something that I usually will have for a dinner. Overall, the food were rather enjoyable even though there were some misses. If you'd ask me whether will I revisit this restaurant, my answer will be a straight yes.

Thank you cousin brother for inviting us to the dinner. We hope you have enjoyed on that night as much as we do.

Atmosphere: 5/10 (slightly noisy)
Food: 6.5/10 (non-halal)
Price: Unknown
Verdict: Love the stir fried green peas with scallops and the pork ribs!

Restoran Hai Thian
No. 9, Jalan BPP 8/2
Bandar Putra Permai
43300, Seri Kembangan
Tel: 603 - 8943 5002 / 603 - 8948 8781 / 603 - 8945 4160
Business hours: Lunch 11 am - 2.30 pm daily; Dinner 5 pm - 10.30 pm daily
(Closes on every Monday except if public holidays fall on the Monday)

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