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Si Chuan Dou Hua, the Parkroyal hotel’s Sichuan-and-Cantonese restaurant, serves an all-you-can-eat menu for lunch and dinner everyday (except public holidays) at a relatively economical (but not necessarily rewarding) RM55++ per person. To be fair, it’s difficult to find deals elsewhere that stretch RM55++ this far.

60 Dish Selection

Customers can order from a roughly 60-dish selection that looks promising on paper, featuring plenty of prawns, served steamed Si Chuan Dou Hua_2

 … or deep-fried in kataifi-inspired pastry …Si Chuan Dou Hua_3

… or with cashews and chili. Each ends up being less than memorable though, whipped up with competence but little complexity or flair.Si Chuan Dou Hua_4

Prawns in garlic sauce, battered with wasabi mayo and deep-fried with spicy salt, mainly examples of irrefutable quantity over irresistible quality. Si Chuan Dou Hua_5

Roast chicken. Patrons should probably request dark meat, since the breast and wings provided here border dangerously on dryness.Si Chuan Dou Hua_6

Chicken braised with black mushrooms, deep-fried with butter and with lemon sauce. Si Chuan Dou Hua_7

Fish of the evening, with hot bean sauce. Could have been fresher and less muddy-tasting. Si Chuan Dou Hua_8

Stir-fried beef (a bit mushy in parts) and bean curd all succeed in stuffing the stomach. Si Chuan Dou Hua_9

Skip the xiao long bao, cursed by the thickest skin we’ve ever seen. Si Chuan Dou Hua_10

Soup’s up: Eight-treasure with slivers of seafood is worthwhile, while the dumpling soup isn’t.Si Chuan Dou Hua_11

Seasoned baby octopus and ginger-sauce mushrooms. Service could be more cheerful; also note that dishes can sometimes take a lengthy time (up to half-an-hour) to emerge from the kitchen.Si Chuan Dou Hua_12

Marinated spicy chilled cucumber and stir-fried vegetables with garlic.Si Chuan Dou Hua_13

Crispy noodles with shredded chicken. Enjoyable enough, this one. Si Chuan Dou Hua_14

Dan Dan Noodles, sufficiently flavorful. Perhaps it might be prudent to return someday to sample Si Chuan Dou Hua’s regular a la carte menu instead; that would probably prove more satisfying.Si Chuan Dou Hua_15

Watermelon and honeydew, Chinese pancakes (too doughy), bean curd with wolf berries, longan with inexplicably nonexistent lotus seeds (served sadly at room temperature instead of cold).Si Chuan Dou Hua_16

Fortune cookies can be fun, even when they spout nonsense like “You have a potential urge and the ability for accomplishment.” 

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Be warned that tea costs an extra RM7++ per person, separate from the RM55++ for the food. It’s tasty tea nevertheless, served with stylish showiness. Si Chuan Dou Hua_18Si Chuan Dou Hua_19


Location and Contact Details:

Si Chuan Dou Hua
Parkroyal Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2782-8303

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