Sunday, February 13, 2011

Prince Hotel & Residence

One disadvantage of having to handle operations in the East Malaysia is that I could never enjoy the luxurious hotel rooms in KL without forking out an amount which would've cost the equivalent of my one month meal.

Nor the scenic night view of my office - The PETRONAS Twin Towers.

I'm always there IN the building working my ass off.

I got lucky when this benevolent company of Prince Hotel & Residence invited us over to enjoy the luxurious 5-star which promises luxury and comfort.

Prince Hotel and Residence lies in the heart of the city, being surrounded by the city's most sophisticated shopping centres, exciting entertainment outlets and fine dining establishments.

The hotel lobby.

Warm welcome, friendly smiles and helpful offers - I have to give it to the reception staffs. They were extremely helpful especially when it comes to the baggages we brought along just for a night's stay.

Tim freaked out, claiming people would assume he's some papa-san set out to kidnap both of us.

The scenic room I shared with Sarah.

I used to travel all the way down to KL just to catch the magnificent view of the PETRONAS Twin Towers and also the KL Tower. It's ironic how I do not bother taking a 5-minute break to enjoy the view when it's so close to me.

So I was just like any other tourists - "THE VIEW SO NICE WAHHH PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS SO BEAUTIFUL OOOOH!", which made both of them went -_-" and reminded me that I actually worked there.

Prince Hotel & Residence offers facilities you couldn't resist. I checked out the Mandara Spa, which offers a head-to-toe pampering experience for all. There was also a fitness centre and a pool with a panoramic view, which caters for BBQ and poolside parties.

We also took this opportunity to enjoy the luxury at the Premier Executive Lounge which offers a line of free flow evening cocktail drinks and appetizers.

I whooped 2 glasses of my favourite Gin Tonic that evening! And mini burgers. And grilled salmon. And a mouthful of Japanese soba. Those were my evening tea.

I can really eat a cow.

Dinner was at Tai Zi Heen, which was extremely famous for its Dim Sum but that night we had their authentic Chinese cuisine, which I believe is their forte as well.

We were greeted by this interesting flower tea which "blooms" when in contact with hot water. Like magic!! I found my second favourtie Chinese tea. The first (and only favourite for years) was kung pou - chrysanthemum tea if I'm not wrong.

And not to forget, the memorable red and white wine to accompany our dinner. Loves!

First up was the SERIOUSLY tempting Traditional Peking Duck with Condiments [RM 108++]

We were served with no, not the duck meat but the sleek skin of the roasted Peking Duck. A big thumbs up for the both presentation and taste.

Double-boiled Chinese Herbal Soup [RM 22++]

A dish rich in herbs, very good for the ladies, especially vain ones like me who cares nothing but her complexion.

Crispy Soft Shell Crab tossed with Buttered Oats, Garlic, Curry Leaves and Chilli
[RM 32++]

This was sinfully good, especially the little crumbs which Tim whacked most of it hmph.

Oven-Baked Black Cod Fillet with Butter and Parmesan Cheese Crust [RM 58++]

I vote this to be the best dish that night. The cod was OMG so good it melted in my mouth I kid you not.

Ying Yang Prawns - Crispy Prawns tossed with Asian Dressing and Garlic Pepper Sauce [RM 26++]

It was good plus I loved seafood I finished most of them cause Timmo's allergic to prawns HAHAHA and Sarah wanted to save her tummy for the remaining dish.

Stir-Fried Hong Kong Kailan with Garlic [RM 28++ (S), RM 42++ (M), RM 56++ (L)]

Well done. Compliments your tummy after all the hearty dishes.

Fried Rice with Seafood, Abalone Sauce and XO sauce
[RM 32++ (S), RM 48++ (M), RM 64++ (L)]

I was so stuffed by then but who would say no to DESSERTS? :)

Guiling Gao. Very good for the skin so this was my favourite dessert lol.

This is some avocado jelly with frozen yoghurt ice cream or some sort. Very cooling and refreshing!

Chilled Mango Puree with Ice Cream, Sago and Pomelo [RM 15++]

And you know what's the beauty of staying in the heart of KL?

It's so damn close to every night-out spot, be it bar, club or mamak stalls.

Spotted at Zouk, KL.

After a night of partying, all of us woke up with panda eyes .. as expected. Headed down to Eccucino for a hearty buffet breakfast in both Western and Asian style, and in shades of course to cover my dark rings and eye bags, before heading out to the pool for a good swim.

Should you need to make reservations for this posh hotel for whatever reasons, be it business or personal, check out their webpage. For what's worth, Prince Hotel & Residence is one highly recommended place to bunk in KL.

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