Food Review: Chinese Cuisine @ Yue, Sheraton Petaling Jaya

Hey guys! Been a minute since my last post. Things are slightly less hectic now that I’ve stopped my part-time hustle (for the good of my sanity)… BUT.  I’ve been using free time to catch up on gaming, lol. Not exactly productive. But I digress.

I went for a staycation at Sheraton Petaling Jaya a couple of months ago and got to sample the food at Yue, their award-winning Chinese restaurant that specialises in Cantonese cuisine. The decor is rich and elegant, and dinner was served in a banquet style, with dishes coming out one by one.

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For starters, Pumpkin soup with scallop and cucumber. Due to its creamy nature, pumpkin soup can be cloying but Yue got the balance just right, while the scallop, enclosed in a ring of cucumber, was full of a natural, seafood-y sweetness.

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The first entree was Roasted duck skin with black truffles and fresh fruits. This was a killer combo; so kudos to the chefs! The crispy duck skin had a melt-in-the-mouth layer of fat underneath, while the meat was tender and had none of the gamey flavour duck is notorious for. The bed of fresh fruit with a dusting of truffle was earthy, sweet, rich and refreshing at the same time.

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Next came a Deep fried soft shell crab with cod fish and young mango. Soft shell crab tends to absorb oil when deep fried, becoming extremely greasy, but Yue does it justice. It’s crispy and crunchy on the outside, but the meat is still soft and flaky on the inside. The sour and tangy young mango helped to further cut through any greasiness.

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The Pan fried salted egg chicken was a pleasant surprise, as I was expecting a heavy, buttery sauce. Instead, the salted egg, which sat atop a moist chunk of tender chicken meat, was lighter than expected and complemented the flavours beautifully.

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Rounding it off with dessert is the chilled sour plum tea with gingko. A nice balance of sweet and sour which was light and refreshing, rather than a heavy dessert, was a great way to end a meal.

Individual set meals are available, priced from RM128++ onwards per pax.

YUE

Level 3A, Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, Jalan Utara C, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Business hours: 12PM – 2.30PM (lunch), 6.30PM – 10.30PM (dinner); daily

For reservations, call +603-7622 8888 or visit their website. 

Hotel Review: Sheraton Petaling Jaya – Perfect For Staycations

Gone are the days when staying at hotels and resorts only happened when you were travelling somewhere. Today, more and more city dwellers are opting for ‘staycations’ as a lifestyle – that way you avoid the crowds of tourists, and can still get in some much needed R&R. One of these places is Sheraton Petaling Jaya.

Relatively ‘new’ on the block, having just celebrated its first anniversary, the hotel is close enough to Kuala Lumpur for an easy commute, but just far enough to offer a quieter, more relaxing environment in a suburban district – perfect for families and couples looking for a quick getaway.

 

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We checked in to our Sheraton Club King Room, which also offers guests exclusive access to the Executive Club Lounge. The room was spacious, cosy and welcoming, which is one thing I love about the Sheraton / Marriott brands – they’re luxurious but not intimidating. There was a work table near the window, a couch for lounging and a wide flat screen TV with a good selection of channels. Beds were super comfortable, what with the high linen thread count, fluffy pillows and soft but firm mattress.

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The bathroom had a shower area + tub, luxury bath amenities and lighted make up mirror. Shades can also be lowered for privacy.

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Welcome gifts ! Look at how cute that elephant towel is ❤

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Gift box with pampering goodies – candle, soap, loofah and bath bombs (which I immediately put to good use).

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Embarking on a tour of the hotel, we were taken to the function halls and spaces where business meetings, events and weddings are held. There are a total of 14 event rooms, boasting a total event space of over 21,000 square feet.

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The well-equipped glass walled gym, which is open 24 hours. As Sheraton PJ is the tallest building for miles around, guests are guaranteed panoramic views of the surroundings. Nothing like working out to a view! Towels and water are also available.

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If you prefer swimming, the hotel has a small pool on the rooftop, just next to their bar, Sala. While the limited space means you won’t be able to do laps or anything, it’s still nice to take a dip while taking in the sights. Right beside it is a smaller pool for children.

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Meanwhile, the executive lounge is an excellent place to unwind that’s quiet and cosy.

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When it comes to dining options, diners are spoilt for choice, as Sheraton PJ has several restaurants, such as Feast, which offers local and international flavours. The bright, cheerful space was also where we had our lunch, with the lofty ceiling giving it a sense of room.

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The Chinese section, which offered fried oyster mushrooms in oats, Kam Heong mussels and clams, as well as braised mushrooms.

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Seafood on ice. Overall, the food was fresh and tasty, and there was a good variety of choices. For non-staying guests, they are also open for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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If Chinese cuisine is what you prefer, then head on to Yue, which specialises in classic Chinese dishes. For lovers of Japanese dishes, there is Miyabi, serving authentic options such as teppanyaki, sushi and sashimi. (Separate reviews for each up soon, so stay tuned!) 

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Evening found us at Sala Bar, where the hotel had arranged for a special create-your-own-cocktail session for us with the bartender. Not a big alcohol drinker, but it was fun putting together the different ingredients and mixing them in the bar shaker. Recipe as below if you want to try making your own! 🙂

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Crisp – a refreshing concoction with spicy, tropical flavours.

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View as the sunsets.

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A toast to a great stay!

SHERATON PETALING JAYA 

Lorong Utara C, Pjs 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Reservations: 03-7622 8888

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