Sunday, 9 September 2012

Moon Palace Restaurant @ Bandar Puteri Puchong

My mum first came across Moon Palace Restaurant when she saw their ad in the newspaper. I tried googling for some reviews but there weren't many and there were even unfavourable ones. Since the pictures of the restaurant looked clean and new, I decided to take the plunge and book a room at this restaurant anyway.
The restaurant is located at Bandar Puteri Puchong, near the Giant Hypermarket. It is decorated in a modern Chinese style with lovely VIP rooms and cute seat covers as you'll see if you scroll below. As they opened at the beginning of the year, there weren't many people there - only 2 tables when we were there for lunch on Sunday.
The staff who took my mum's call sounded polite and cheery and when we were there, one of them was stationed permanently in the VIP room. She was friendly with a nice smile and ever so hardworking, changing our plates after every course and refilling tea without being asked to. Very good service I'd say.
Love the olden script in its logo
Samfu for the chairs
I love how the seat covers are designed to look like traditional Chinese clothing with those oriental buttons. I forgot to take a picture of the VIP room but as you can see from the above picture, the walls are carpeted in a modern and chic design. There is even a karaoke set for you to sing your hearts out.
As you can see, the cutlery and all dinnerware are new. Even the tablecloth is creamy white with a nice floral design.
Combination Platter
What a lovely looking and huge combination platter! Clockwise from left, you'll find glazed pork belly, crab claws in an orangey sweet and sour sauce, stir-fried seafood, celery, carrots and snow peas in a vermicelli basket, deep-fried spring rolls and in the centre, cold marinated jellyfish on cucumber.
  • The pork belly coated in a thick BBQ / Worcestershire glaze was well marinated. The meat was cooked to perfection and was not dry.
  • The crab claws were really good too, covered in a thick orange-coloured BBQ sauce.
  • The stir-fried veg and seafood were light and crunchy - I liked this a lot too! The same cannot be said of the deep-fried vermicelli basket though as I couldn't break it apart with the serving spoon so I abandoned it.
  • Deep-fried spring rolls were average only.
  • The cold dish of marinated jellyfish on cucumber was appetizing and provided a nice contrast to the other hot dishes.
Shark's fin soup
Shark's fin protesters, hold your horses! It's just a name and I'm sure for such a cheap price, no sharks were harmed in the making of this comforting bowl of soup filled with lots of crabmeat.
Suckling pig
Ooo yummy! White bread and some patty (I detected some salted egg yolk in the mix) and topped with a crispy suckling pig skin. Yum!
Cod in Superior Sauce with Beancurd and Woodear Fungus
This was rather average as is typical steamed fish but the cod was really smooth with firm white flesh.
Braised Mushrooms and (Mini) Abalones
This was also average - the usual fare of mushrooms, gingko nuts, beancurd and baby abalones and a bit of blanched pak choy stalks on the side all flavoured with thick oyster sauce.
Stir-Fried Vegetables
This was a surprise winner! For me at least, the other senior citizens were all spitting the fibre out =.= I found it extremely delicious though...some sort of mountain vegetable with sweet stems stir-fried with crunchy mini salted fish and squiggly squid. If you've eaten the noodles (Sansai Udon) at Sushi Zanmai before, you'll know what sort of vegetables I'm talking about.
Longevity Noodles
The set menu originally had Fried Rice but as we were celebrating pawprints' obaachan's birthday, we swapped it with Longevity Noodles. As you can see, it doesn't look very appetizing =.= I wish the broth was less watery, it would have been much better if they had thickened it and made it into gravy. But once you scoop the noodles into a bowl minus the "soup", it looks quite ok as you can see in the below picture. It tasted average to me only...not something I'd recommend. 
Close-up of Longevity Noodles
Longan and Sea Coconut
The Longan and Sea Coconut at Moon Palace is a much much nicer version compared to other restaurants. The soup was syrupy and sweet and concentrated with hints of lemon and honey (lemon hachimitsuzuke ^_^). The addition of numerous ice cubes ensured that the drink is sufficiently cold and refreshing. Love this!
Chinese birthday buns
As it was obaachan's birthday, we also switched the usual Chinese dessert with Chinese birthday buns in the shape of a peach. Soft, moist buns with a centre filling of lotus paste.
Wasn't it a very good meal? This 8-course meal for approximately 10 people was only priced at RM 498++ which is way cheaper than other restaurants. The taste and superb service was also well worth the price tag. We definitely wouldn't mind returning for any future events.
PawPoints: 4 Paws
Pawket: Cheese
Moon Palace Restaurant
1st Floor, Tower 2 @PFCC
Bandar Puteri Puchong
Tel: 03 8063 8122
Daily: 11am - 11pm


  1. hi, how much is ur set lunch @ moon palace?

    m thinking of going there to celebrate my moms brithday? how was the food?

    1. The set was 498++ but it was a promotional price so you'd better call and ask first. The food was quite good except for the longevity noodles =)

  2. 2 months ago we from puchong jaya, had a family dinner at moon palace bandar puteri. Terrible experience as food just out of taste. Waste of money. The setup only look grand but hopeless food....

    1. Sorry to hear that. I've been to Moon Palace 3 times and the food was awesome every single time =)