Savour The True Taste of Hong Kong

@ CANTON-i, THE GARDENS

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The best and most authentic Hong Kong cuisine in Malaysia would definitely be Canton-i Restaurant. A week ago. Sid and myself together with KY and Suan were invited by Wai Kong (PRkraft) and Jacqueline(Canton-i) to taste Canton-i’s new extensive menu and was a new outlet. The best thing about Canton-i is that it believes of going the extra miles to ensure that its offerrings are not only aunthentic and of the higest quality but also healthy and wholesome. The food here uses high quality imported ingredients and condiments to ensure that the taste of each stays true to the orignal recipe from Hong Kong. Well, it’s wonton noodles are air-flown in weekly from there to maintain the freshness, high quality Canadian flour and the superior quality of eggs are used to create a firm and springy bite and a yellow luscious golden yellow color.

I just love the deco of this restaurant, rather artistic with beautiful engraved motifs such as butterflies, dragonflies and flowers. I am a chinese tea pot collector myself and upon seeing the availablity of them here just enhance my desire. The deco colour combination of ivory cream and dark pink really enchance the ambient and a more relax for dining.

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We arrived early that day and we had something to munch and tasted the crispy bun with butter(RM4.00). I got to say the texture here tasted better compare to those available at kopitiam, it was soft, silky and top with crunchy crust. The butter was there to smoothen my throat, lovely I would say.
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Fluffy pastry is always the key ingredient that will melt me right away when it comes to having a gorgeous egg tart, just like being with the company of beautiful ladies. Fluffy, crispy, crunchy and the egg custard just melts right into my mouth and I found it here in Canton-i. It was such a blessing and my day was filled with wonderful and a delited smile, it was my day. . . . simple yet delicious Egg Tart(RM5.00).
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Next to it was a plate of Roasted BBQ Pork Pastry(RM5.00). The pastry here always set the standard, fluffy and you can peal the layer by layer. The fillings of the roasted bbq pork was so desirable too.
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The Deep Fried Cutttlefish Pancake(RM13) was tasty enough to make me wanting for another piece. I usually have deep fried fish cake but this one tasted really good, can really smell the scent of cuttlefish.
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I just love this Steamed Egg Yolk and Custard Bun(RM6.00), just adored the smell of fresh egg yolk and dripping custard. The bun looks lovely too, an attractive voilet color. I was told that it should be eaten while it is still warm.
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The Signature Prawn Wanton Noodles(RM11.80 soup/RM12.80 dry) truly a signature by itself. Although the price is high but the succulent prawn wanton was marvelluos, huge. crunchy and able to retained its freshness. The wanton noodle also had its class of its own, thin, crunchy and perfectly cooked. In Malaysia our wanton noodle is thicker to be compared.
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Wow! this is awesome, the pork ribs were stewed to perfection, so soft that it melted in my mouth and so juicy too. This is the dish worth trying, something you will never forget about, The Japanese Stewed Pork Rib Wonton Noodles(RM11.80 soup/ RM12.80 dry).
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Here came the dish of the day, The Roast Goose(RM138 Whole/ RM68 Half/ RM32 Regular). It was done so perfectly, tender inside and crispy outside, It did not had the ducling taste either, just another lovely jewel.
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Hahahahaha . . . . . I told Suan how we adored a good and perfect piece of roasted pork belly. It was shocking to find that this restaurant also served such a perfection Honey Glazed Roasted Pork Belly(2 combination RM24). I was so indulged into it that I requested for another plate . . . . hahahaha . . . I guess that’s showed how we had enjoyed our food.
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Here was another type of dumpling that I had enjoyed indulging into, The Steamed Pea-Sprout Dumpling with Scallop(RM10), it was delicious. I just love the tsate of the pea-sprout, tasted so greeny fresh which was very unique.
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I can still recall of having fresh carp fish in Beijing last year, while there I had it in shashimi form over lovely washabi but I found carp fish here too, how awesome can it be. I was a bit scaptic about this dish before I tried. As it was imported, suchly it will not taste as good as having a fresh one but I was wrong. The taste and smell of the carp fish was retained in the carp fish balls, it was fantastic. Carp fish balls & Lecttuce Congee(RM11.80) is a must to have!
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Sidney loved The Steam American Veal Ribs with Black Pepper Sauce(RM13.00) and I agreed with him too. It was done perfect, it was so soft, tender and succulent too. Delicious is what I would describe.
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Here came The Steam Rice Flour Noodle with Chinese Dough Fritters(RM7.80) and tasted good but need to be eaten right away as the fritter will turn soggy when it soaked too long in the sauce as I prefer my fritters to be crunchy.
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I just love having superior soup and I managed to taste The Steam Shark Fin Dumpling in Superior Soup(RM15). It was awesome delicious, soaking the dumpling in the superior soup was unimaginable and sipping it with such an aroma.
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Have you seen a gigantic cuttlefish? It was my first time and was told it was from the sea of the East Malaysia. They had it braised in dark sauce and served it with marinated beadcurd and egg in teochew style. It was an interesting cuttlefish!
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I was told this was a healthy steam bun as wheat was used. The bun was soft and tender, nice. Steam Wheat Bun(RM4.50).
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I had been hunting this dessert for something now after hearing it from Chef Steven. He was amazed about this curd milk as the only experience we usually had was the beancurd(tau foo fah). Spooning into this Double Boiled Fresh Milk with Ginger Sauce(RM8.00) was amazing. It was so lovely, such a soft and silky texture and the ginger sauce enriched the dessert with a kick!
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Have you tasted deep fried durian pancake before? This was my first time and I liked it. it was crispy and the durian fillings was fresh and not too sweet either , was just perfect. Deep Fried Durian Pancake(RM8.00).
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If you are not dining in, you can have them pack home too!
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The perfect accompaniment for the snacks would be the famous Hong Kong-style “pantyhose” milk tea – a reference to the long sackcloth used to filter the fragrant misture of black Ceylon tea leaves. Here, the tea is made with the Dutch-made Black & White brand of evaporated milk imported from Hong Kong to obtaine the original taste. Look, look here we have KY to show you how he enjoyed “pantyhose” milk tea with Black & White evaporated milk. He truly enjoyed it! lol!
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Dragon-i outlets are showcasing their Shanghainese Hary Crab dishes starting now and I would defintely drop by. Accidently I got three Canton-i/Dragon-i RM50 vouchers and I would like to give them away so that the winners get to try some of those delicious dishes. To qualify this, just leave a comment on the post(also your contact) and I will draw 3 lucky winners. I will announce the winners after my Singapore trip, be back end of next week.

So take care and have a great weekend . . . . Love Sunny Yaw

43 Comments

  • cariso
    November 26, 2008 - 11:03 pm | Permalink

    I think there’s none of the dishes above that I do not like. If I ever get the voucher, I will definitely go for 1) The Steam Shark Fin Dumpling in Superior Soup 2) Double Boiled Fresh Milk with Ginger Sauce 3) The Roast Goose 4) my list cannot finish….

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  • thenomadGourmand
    November 27, 2008 - 12:38 am | Permalink

    I had to swallow my saliva numerous times before reaching the end of your post! It does look really promising..from your desc to your pics – I might just drop Dragon-i off my list!

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  • KY
    November 27, 2008 - 2:21 am | Permalink

    it was such a gastronomically satisfying experience!

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  • Life for Beginners
    November 27, 2008 - 4:16 am | Permalink

    Wowsers! I haven’t seen these many photos in a single post on your blog before, Sunny! And what pictures too!

    Food, glorious food indeed! :d

    Looking at all these foodpix… it’s almost like watching porn… food porn, I mean. Hehe.

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  • email2me
    November 27, 2008 - 4:39 am | Permalink

    Eventhough I am pretty frequent going to 1Utama, I never step my foot into Canton-i yet. hehehe …. The food looks good to me. No wonder the place always so pack!

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  • Cutie
    November 27, 2008 - 6:20 am | Permalink

    Wow, did you guys finish all the food? The food looks really good especially the char siew. Hmm… now I know why people enjoy eating at this place.

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  • Lingzie
    November 27, 2008 - 8:44 am | Permalink

    wah liao! really cant drop by here in the middle of the night…so hungry now!!! i’ve been to the canton-i in 1U and you’re right the wanton noodles and prawn dumpling is superb! hungry la now!!!

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  • CincauHangus.com
    November 27, 2008 - 9:38 am | Permalink

    whoa. i’m already hungry even tho i just had my dinner.. hahaha…

    the egg tarts looks good.. how’s the pricing btw?

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  • ICook4Fun
    November 27, 2008 - 10:45 am | Permalink

    I am having a turkey in my oven now but I will exchange it with this meal anytime :)Let me try my luck and see if I can have some free food when I go back home :)

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  • Jasonmumbles
    November 27, 2008 - 11:27 am | Permalink

    Eh, how come I was left out? *sobs sobs* Haha! Just pulling your leg.

    I wonder how it would fare compare to its another franchise, Dragon-i.

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  • LeeChien
    November 27, 2008 - 11:41 am | Permalink

    wow.. these are so tempting..

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  • Little Corner of Mine
    November 27, 2008 - 12:12 pm | Permalink

    ?? ?????

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  • CUMI & CIKI
    November 27, 2008 - 6:10 pm | Permalink

    wow.. all the food looks amazing.. that purple bun is really pretty! looks like you guys can really eat man…

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  • Tummythoz
    November 27, 2008 - 8:53 pm | Permalink

    This exceptionally long food post making me drown in my own saliva. ‘Kau-meng-ahhhh’!

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  • Doreen
    November 28, 2008 - 12:16 am | Permalink

    So far away in Fresno, CA, I very well can imagine how good the dim sum and the BBQ meats would taste -superb and also memorable, your photos and descriptions have further enhance my sight, memory and also salivation. Thanks, Sunny. If I win, I will send my parents to taste n share their experience with me when they come back next year to visit!

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  • gregorule
    November 28, 2008 - 1:23 am | Permalink

    wow, the food looks great, hope i can have the chance to try ^^

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  • DiEsE
    November 28, 2008 - 1:34 am | Permalink

    i saw egg tarts!!
    i want egg tarts!!
    XD

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  • desmondch
    November 28, 2008 - 1:43 am | Permalink

    wah dude..the food..simply amazing..
    making me drooling man! haha!

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  • stockname
    November 28, 2008 - 1:53 am | Permalink

    i want egg tat

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  • BLue
    November 28, 2008 - 2:06 am | Permalink

    BBO I hate you!!! Now I’m so hungry now T_T When you come down Singapore we go makan??? LOL

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  • Kutu Cat
    November 28, 2008 - 5:48 am | Permalink

    Aiks? Purple savories? with spiral patterns? Very interesting.

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  • rokh
    November 28, 2008 - 6:51 am | Permalink

    reading this makes me really miss hong kong!

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  • squall
    November 28, 2008 - 7:10 am | Permalink

    wow…all look deliciuos…and is more choice compare with din tai fung…i waan go to try it out…

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  • Sue Me
    November 28, 2008 - 7:20 am | Permalink

    I want the voucher!! Why?

    Because I am a MAKAN WHORE.. BBO knows that and I won’t get drunk in Canton-i. HAHAHAHAHA..

    *Saliva dripping onto my Business Law assignment liao*

    Gimme gimme gimme *Britney Spear’s tune playing at the back*

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  • zhengdhong
    November 28, 2008 - 7:42 am | Permalink

    wah, so generous of you to give away those vouchers! can you give them to me? cause i would like to try out new food!

    email me kay? zhengdhong24@gmail.com

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  • white on rice couple
    November 28, 2008 - 10:52 am | Permalink

    What an amazing feast! I have just going crazy now because of your wonderful pictures!
    Time for lunch now, but not as good as yours!

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  • Andrew
    November 28, 2008 - 10:55 am | Permalink

    Gosh I also agree with you that the interior of Canton-i is kinda pretty rite?? very freshie… and light…

    well, gotta taste them myself though the food =D one day la k?

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  • Chong
    November 28, 2008 - 11:12 am | Permalink

    “The Steam Rice Flour Noodle with Chinese Dough Fritters” is one of my favourite dim sum dishes. But the name is a lil too long for English. Hehe. IIRC, they called it “Zha Leong” in Chinese.

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  • Kah Ee *Faith*
    November 28, 2008 - 1:18 pm | Permalink

    whoah whoah even with the Rm 50 voucher..-.- i need add at least Rm 50 more for my gluttonous self

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  • Terri @ A Daily Obsession
    November 28, 2008 - 4:36 pm | Permalink

    this looks like an authentic HK restaurant. thanx, i will bookmark this for future reference.

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  • chingy
    November 28, 2008 - 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Never been to Dragon I before although ehard and read so much bout them!:D

    The pictures look so appetizing and I think I need my breakfast now huhu.

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  • WanWan
    November 28, 2008 - 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Dragon i – i been few times… very nice food.. but the quality of the food seems decreasing over the year.. I still r’ber when the 1st time I dined at Dragon i.. its impress me with the menu and the taste.. but the last visit which is two months ago.. really disappointing..

    Canton i seems a bit different choice of menu compare to Dragon i.. Canton i is more to dim sum while Dragon i more to shanghai style’s food..

    anyway.. if there is a chance definitely will pay a visit to the Canton i..

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  • tw
    November 28, 2008 - 7:40 pm | Permalink

    AHHHHHHHH. I just finished my breakfast, and i got hungry by just looking at those food. =.=”

    voucher ppwetty please~~~~ =)

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  • bryanlyt
    November 28, 2008 - 7:51 pm | Permalink

    waahh me want the voucher too can? always passed by dragon i gardens seeing lotsa people eating inside, but nvr went in before )=

    IF i happen to win, drop me a msg here can? (=
    http://bryanlyt.com/contact-me/

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  • Simon Seow
    November 28, 2008 - 10:07 pm | Permalink

    Draw me, draw me, I want to try the roast goose. My email is yyseow@gmail.com

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  • Yi May
    November 30, 2008 - 2:54 am | Permalink

    The bun with butter looks so tempting. I wanna go there when my sister comes back from UK next week. And bring my cousin , cuz I owe her a meal for my exam results.

    The food making me hungry although I had a full lunch at Jaya Palace just now. Wa. Lucky!

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  • amb3r1te
    November 30, 2008 - 3:44 am | Permalink

    wow, u sure know how to describe food to make it all sound so delicious!
    im suddenly craving goose and egg tarts. in UK cannot find. even if i find, it’ll surely be too expensive T.T

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  • Jacss
    November 30, 2008 - 9:56 pm | Permalink

    hey Sidney & Sunny,

    am just trying my luck if i would be picked for the voucher… am swallowing saliva just seeing the photos of the foods!!

    if u still remember me…at yr place wif my kids week ago for a baking session!
    jac

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  • Sherreen
    December 1, 2008 - 8:19 am | Permalink

    Oh..Never knew Canton-i got so many things to eat…I just pass by the shop everytime…thanks for the recommendation..

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  • L'abeille
    December 1, 2008 - 9:44 pm | Permalink

    The wedding stress I’m having now makes wanna run to Canton-i the first food destination to visit after the wedding. The dishes looked so tempting.. *salivating already..paiseh paiseh*

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  • All about SweeTs
    December 2, 2008 - 5:23 am | Permalink

    Hi BBO, I have been following your blog since I started to blog. I love your work and wish to attend 1of your classes 1 day (still saving..hehe) especially the macaron & opera cake classes. Here I hope will be the lucky one to get the voucher for a try out at Dragon-i.

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  • pingmouse
    December 2, 2008 - 8:45 am | Permalink

    oh my… im starving already. The roast duck.. the durian pancake, the egg tarts… all my favourites!! Will definitely go there for a meal soon :)

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  • sherene
    January 6, 2009 - 8:44 am | Permalink

    This is the 1st time I’m reading your blog, and I really have to say this: Your pictures are marvelous! :)

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