Sunday, October 19, 2008


We were at the dinner at the GICC, First World Hotel, at about 7.45 p.m. early by Malaysian standard. It was half packed with eager diners, while the host was seen mingling among the crowds. The pillar less hall was huge and high ceiling. There were about 150 tables (RM1500/table) for tonight's dinner and the stage was filled with lots of hampers for the lucky draw. We were ushered to our table in the middle of the hall, with a clear view of the happenings on stage. The dinner started at 8.15 p.m. after the arrival of VIPs. Our table was lucky as one of the guy, got a rice cooker hamper.

Signboard leading the way to the GICC hall.

The spacious and huge hall.

Candle lit table.

Three selected hot and cold platter-1.deep fried century roll-was crispy 2.sea asparagus with Thai style-was soft and spicy.3.prawn salad-was really cold and covered with mayonnaise.

Shark's fin soup with crab meat and pacific clam-was bland, slightly diluted and not much shark's fin

Roasted chicken with prawn cracker-came as cold as the room temperature-sublime-only consolation is the crispy prawn cracker.

Sweet and sour sea bass-was mud smelled-cleverly masked by the sauce-garnished with spring onions-flesh was tender and well battered.

Braised black mushroom and tau kang with broccoli-mushrooms was tender and moist-bean curd skin was soft and smooth- broccoli was crunchy.

Fried rice with pineapple-was the best dish of the night.

Deep fried mini pao-was filled with kaya and fluffy inside

Iced longan with black grass jelly-i never expected to be served such cheap dessert-was surprised -it tasted sweet and blended well

The other guests at our tables.

Went back with freebies too-dry noodle, red rice, wheat flour, rice flour,white rice and 3 in 1 coffee.

Overall the food was o.k. taking in consideration that they have to cooked for 150 tables.

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