Dragon-I Restaurant @ Queensbay

I’ve been longing to try Dragon-I but have been put off by the expensive price of the food. It was not until I received my second Advertlets payout then only I decided to dine in [tag]Queensbay[/tag]’s [tag]Dragon-I[/tag]. Seriously, Dragon-I has a very good marketing strategy. They put up a glass before the entrance at all restaurants where you can see the chefs prepare noodles and meat dumplings. It always draws passer-bys and I am always one of them. So, kinda happy that I get to fulfill my curiosity finally. And the meal can be considered free because of the extra money, lol.

Steamed Meat Dumpling

Steamed meat dumplings (siu long pao) is a must. Siang Leng always laugh at my lack of skills in eating siu long pao. Because I can never successfully finish a piece without the soup leaking out of the dumplings. I am very clumsy lol. The dumplings are priced at RM8 for four pieces.

steamed rice

I ordered the Steamed Rice with Chicken, Mushroom and Chinese Sausage @ RM14. The serving is huge and I had to really dig deep to finish the rice, suitable for those with bigger appetites. The wooden bowl looks nice right?

La Mian With Braised Pork Rib

Come to Dragon-I, of course must try one of their self-proclaimed famous Shanghai La Mian. But I found their Braised Pork Ribs La Mian @ RM14 so so only. Maybe the others are nicer. I noticed the staff here is quite clumsy. Throughout the dinner I already heard plates and spoons break on the floor at least 3-4 times.. butterfingers lol.

red bean paste pancake

Then we couldn’t resist ordering one of their many available desserts. Red bean paste pancake @ RM10, which is actually more expensive than the siu long pao! Crispy on the ouside but soft and sweet inside, nice. Best if taken warm so don’t order this too early.

Honey Dew Sago

We didn’t order any drinks because we wanted to leave some space for the Honey Dew Sago cream. It was excellent! You couldn’t see the sagos because they are hidden under the shaved ice. It’s a bit pricey though, at RM8. Ah, curiosity fulfilled. To be honest I won’t be returning any time soon because a meal like this could be much more affordable if eaten somewhere else like Shanghai Ding Tai Feng. But then, the extra cost is needed for the decorations, classy designs and to pay the chefs who put up a show before the entrance.

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  1. lotsofcravings

    i thought the two places r around the same price range? if not how to compete since they both sell xiu long baos?

    find the xiu long bao in dragon i slightly more consistent then ding tai fung..but then again i love the one at jw marriott starhill..

    Oh my, JW Marriott’s siu long pao, my gf ate there b4. She agrees with you, that’s the one she loves the most. Actually if compare siu long pao ding tai feng n dragon-i’s price are almost the same. But for main dishes, ding tai feng’s is cheaper a lot.

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  2. jesie

    LOL, drooling here and envy you guys who are so lucky to eat fresh food. I would probably have to buy the frozen ones and steam them. They don’t have much ingredients for the filing too.

    Yeah totally agree, to get fresh ones we still need to go to restaurants. But the frozen ones are quite good to satisfy the cravings a little sometimes

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  3. jason

    The baos looked a bit sad leh… Can’t comment cos I haven’t try both Dragon-I and Crystal Jade’s version. :)
    But I found Dragon-I’s la mian so so only.

    Yes dude, you noticed that! I totally forgot to mention about it! They don’t look that great lol, but taste wise still ok

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  4. chingy

    I always thought Dragon I is super duper expensive.
    OMG the honeydew sago;

    Is really expensive loh, I wish I can earn so much money I can dine there everyday without have to worry about the bills.

  5. Rasa Malaysia

    Haha, you are right about the high pricing…someone has to pay for the rental at Queensbay and all those beautiful wooden containers, and as you said the clumsy waiters and waitresses. LOL.

    Yeah.. Some restaurants really have clumsy waiters/waitresses. Another one would be Fong Lye at Midvalley Gardens, 3 broken plates in 20 minutes span.. The design of the restaurant is the main problem, entrance n exit at the same place, sure will langgar lah

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  7. Shen

    The food in Dragon-I are fairly delicious. Perhaps they are pricy because of the environment and the chefs are imported. The selections of steam rice are actually quite reasonable when relatively compared to other items in the menu. A bowl of “Dan Dan” Handmade Ramen already costs RM 12 or so.

    Have not been to Dragon-I for some time mainly due to the price.

    “Ding Tai Fung” is another restaurant which offers a wide variety, yummy dim sum and noodles/rice. It used to be located at SS2 but now relocated at Mid Valley, new wing.

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    vk: i know the ding tai fung you speak of, however it seems to be different from the one we have beside queensbay mall.. Maybe just a coincidence of name? I don’t really know, lol. I have to agree with you about the steam rice though.. 1 serving and it can fulfill even the hungriest men!

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  10. leslie

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  11. tim

    thx, it’s a lovely experience dine in there I guess… I would like to dine in there, but I will bring my girlfriend and my parents along… roughly how much does it cost for a person for just a meal, I needa to calculate before entering, lol:D

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