This is one of days where I don’t have the mood to write much. Because the food is nothing spectacular, yet expensive. Even the photos I took are bad, touching up was a painful process. Not worth going anymore, that’s what I think of Dragon-I after my last visit to the Queensbay Mall‘s branch.
So, let me start with the nicest among all. The Shanghainese Steamed Buns aka Xiu Long Bao. RM9 per basket of four. We had two baskets of this.
Then followed by Chilled Chicken Marinated with Hua Diao Wine. Tastes like normal ‘pak cham kai’ infused with Hua Diao. Very strong alcoholic smell, not recommended at all. And yeah it was really chilled. RM15 for that few miserable pieces that don’t look like what’s shown in the menu at all.
Honey Glazed Smoked Duck Breast with Flour Pancakes. For that few slices of duck breast meat, they are charging RM28 for it. And the lotus seeds don’t look fresh to me.
This is supposed to be their signature dish, Shanghainese Braised Pork Belly with Beancurd Leaves @ RM23. Again, it looks freaking delicious on the menu, but tasted nothing special.. just sweet. If you don’t eat fat meat, don’t bother ordering this.
A couple of buns come with the braised pork belly, which can be used to dip in the gravy. Errgh.. don’t like it.
Steamed Rice with Chicken, Mushroom and Chinese Sausages @ RM15. This is for those who have big appetites.
The Sauteed Slice Beef with Chives was alright, but a tad salty. The dish was saved because of the tender beef slices, price RM18.
Minced Meat and Vegetable Wantan Soup @ RM12. They taste like Xiu Long Bao with Chinese chives, in soup. OK lah.
Luckily the trusty Honeydew Sago Cream @ RM8 did not fail us.
Pomelo Mango Sago Cream @ RM10. Mango was sweet and nice but the bitter pomelo pulp ruined it. Don’t they taste the pomelo first before serving it? Sigh. Total damage was RM205.85 inclusive of service charge and tax.
Overall, very disappointed with Dragon-I already. The food is not great and the service is still as bad as my last visit a couple of months ago. They mix up our orders a lot of times and constantly spill tea when they’re refilling. Please don’t act like a pro and serve with one hand if you are new. Your hot tea spilled on my mom’s hand and you didn’t even apologize. I saw it, dammit.
Blacklisted forever. And I don’t regret this decision at all because I’ve already tried some of their most expensive items (which are supposed to taste good for the price). But, bleh.