Let me start by saying the only reason I visited Canton-i was to avoid feeling left out. I have been hesitant to try Canton-i because I realize they are under the same management with Dragon-i. For me, this spells discouragement because my experience with Dragon-i in the past was pretty bad. I wasn’t completely hopeless anyway seeing that Canton-i had a different menu, it could be a different breed compared to Dragon-i.
That wet towel, is RM1 each.
港式奶茶 (Hong Kong Tea & Milk), RM5.50.
Canton-i’s Signature Egg Tarts were highly acclaimed by some who tried it before so I ordered it too. Too bad it was not good for me, the pastry was not crispy at all and they felt like they had been on the shelf for too long. The only good thing about the egg tarts was the relatively cheap price compared to the rest of the menu, RM5 for three.
My 水饺面 (Sui Kao Noodles) @ RM11.80. I was satisfied with the noodle’s texture as well as the Sui Kao’s taste, but found the soup to be too light and lacking in flavor.
SL’s 云吞面 (Dried Wanton Noodle) @ RM12.80, which fared better than my Sui Kao Noodle in overall. The wanton was tastier as well.
The 虾米肠粉 (Dried Shrimp Cheong Fun) @ RM7.80 could have easily be the best dish that evening if only it was served hot. For unknown reasons it arrived at our table barely warm. What a shame, because it was delicious.
烧卖 (Pork & Shrimp Siu Mai) @ RM9, which cost more than double for the same thing at a normal dim sum restaurant. But I am not complaining since there were four pieces (1 more than the usual) and they tasted really good.
鲜橙炖蛋 (Orange Flavored Milk Custard) @ RM8, an interesting looking dessert served in an actual orange. Best enjoyed while it is still warm.
Like Dragon-i, you get to see the chefs preparing the food through the transparent glass that separates the kitchen and the dining area.
The ambience is warm and inviting but certain seats, like the one we sat at were too close to each other so it was a bit uncomfortable.
Although the food and service didn’t disappoint us as much as Dragon-i did, I felt Canton-i isn’t exactly an affordable restaurant that you can visit often. It cost almost RM40 per pax for the meal, and we haven’t even touch the roast meat menu yet lol.Canton-i
Lot G1. 112 & G1.113
Ground Floor, Oasis Boulevard
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
Tel (03)5636 2888
For that price, could easily eaten at some nice place. But then again, I am not really that into HK dishes like Wantan mee. Because I think the ones here in KL taste just about the same. Unless really go to HK and makan lar…
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a bit expensive yes. i was apprehensive the first visit, as my previous visit to Dragon-i was not that stellar either.
but Canton-i’s food was really good, surprisingly. and subsequent visit to Dragon-i was also fruitful,
proving once and for all, their popularity with the masses is justified.
just that the XLB @ Dragon-i kinda sucks though ….
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Wow! the orange custard looks awesome, something I would love to try on my next visit! :)
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Very pricey, no offence, but I am in no position to consume a Dried Wanton Mee there when I can consume 3-4 Dried Wanton Mee elsewhere. Hehe. But I know another better example, its like eating abalone from the can and abalone from a restaurant, the difference is there, but since I am poor, got to settle for the CAN. Haha
Orange Flavored Milk Custard and Pork & Shrimp Siu Mai looks very nice. Don’t really like the seating area, looks rather cramped, dislike the tables too, look at the 4 seat table on left (rectangle table), compare with the 4seat table on the right (square table), get what I mean, both are suppose to accomodate 4people, imagine if you were at the square table and ordered mountains of food.
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i’ve tried The Gardens canton-i… too pricey for me…but the food is good….the egg tart is also good…rather go to dragon-i…hehe
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I loved their wantan noodles..Yet, its a bit too pricy… Loved their desserts as well…
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tried the one in gardens. kinda pricey but i love their stir fried lo bak gou and egg tarts which were served freshly from the oven.
love to try the orange custard next time!
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the price for all the food is really expensive. i don’t think i will go trying out. too expensive for me la…… hahahaha.
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I like their stir fried hor fun with beef. It’s very good :D
But I totally agree with you that it isn’t exactly affordable for a frequent visit.
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agreed tht canton-i is overrated and overpriced. their roasted stuff is expensive and to be honest, they aren’t worth the money.
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The wantons I had in Queensbay Canton-I were very salty. But I like their roasted char siew though!
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I feel Dragon-i is better =(
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I like Canton i food. yea agree it’s pricey.
I personally will not eat in Canton-I again. I tried its dim sums and also chicken.
Roasted Chicken – Average
Char Siu – Average
Siu Yuk – Average
(the above 3, I could get so much better or the same from any hawker stall but I pay half the price)
Siu Mai – Average
Lau Sa Bao (Chinese Bun with Egg Yolk Custard) – Below average (felt like eating real flour)
Char Siu Bao – Below average (felt like eating real flour)
Congee – Too blend
Egg Tart – Totally overrated ..
Gun Tong Gao (Bean curd in soup) – Not original at all thus below average
Ngao Yuk Kao (Beef meat ball with beancurd at the bottom) – Not original at all thus below average
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Thats my hang out place every weekend for their HK millk tea but recently noticed the quality has dropped a little. Overall, I enjoy the food there very much, only wish is the price to be more affordable for everyone.