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Sunday, 26 May 2013

Chong Tian - A Taste of Heritage with Authentic Rich Chinese Cuisine

 Ever heard of 'Monk Jump Over Wall' dish - literal translation from Cantonese.
Well, this is an authentic super rich dish and needs to be ordered in advance.
One of the many Chinese restaurants serving this is Chung Tian.
Here is the official website of the venue where you can get full details
 Well, it is located in the Heritage City of Georgetown and is a very good tourist venue to bring your Caucasian tourists to.
As a local, it is nice to have a look at its interior and the Chinese food is indeed rather tasty.
A possible venue for the up coming Father's Day celebration.
 Foodie tried a set menu consisting of smoked duck with salad in the centre. 
 Followed by this super rich dish of 'Monk Jump over the Wall' consisting of dried scallop, fish maw, black chicken, shark's fin, whole abalone and a variety of Chinese herbs.
It come individually, so no fighting for the abalone and all the goodies inside.
Somehow, the richness and sweetness of the soup is not as expected, compared to Starview restaurant at New World Park.
Possibly due to the fact that at Starview, the dish is double boiled with the whole black chicken inside ...
 This is then followed by seafood noodles which was really tasty ...
 Dessert was 'sut kap gou' in Cantonese ... I am yet to find out if this is frog's saliva or frog's ovary or some fatty tissue in the Fallopian tubes ...  whatever it is ... it was not disgusting and tasted very delicious and is known to be good for the complexion and overall vitality ...

 This photo was taken before the election.
 After a hearty meal, talk a walk around the premise.
It is known to be a hotel since the 19th century for wealthy Chinese traders.
However, rumour has it that it also used to be a high class brothel.
I don't know.
There is also a museum belonging to the hotel which you can visit. 

 Overall ambience is nice, highly recommended for tourists who is very keen in Chinese history and would like to experience how it is like living in a traditional, historical atmosphere.
Not for me though, gets a little too eerie for me, with room ceiling painted bright red.

Here are some reviews of Chung Tian ...

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