Monday, 2 November 2009

Review: Emperor Q Casual Chinese Restaurant & Café


Updated 3 November 2011

Has since closed and replaced with Duck King Express.


Emperor Q Casual Chinese Restaurant & Café is located opposite their sister restaurant, MOF Japanese Sweets and Coffee in Pavilion. The menu is quite extensive here and they have lunch and dinner sets that are definitely more value for money as compared with ala carte orders. Checking thru, the menu consist of a hodgepodge of Chinese cum Asian offerings ranging from Taiwanese's 3 Cup Chicken to Japanese's hot pot and even sushi (but I think they have a little Chinese influence) right to a rather fusion Kapitan Seafood. Anyway, since we both can't find anything that can safisfy us from the set menu, we opted to go ala carte.

It has been a hot day and the best way is to have a cold noodle to slurp down hence I opted for a Minced Pork Prawn Noodle (RM18.90). It looked kinda plain but the flavour's there. The prawns were fresh and crunchy, most probably being marinaded with soda bicarbonate duh. I find the noodles doesn't keep cold till the end, it's not so pleasant eating room temperature noodles. My fault also cos I took a bit more time to snap pics gah!

Minced Pork & Prawn Cold Noodle (RM18.90)

The captain recommended a Rice Wine Chicken (oops can't find the price) to Capt'n Hook. Added a bowl of rice (RM2.00). The soup came with a little stove to keep it warm. After a sip, he complained the soup has no ooomph. He signaled for the Captain who took his order and told him so. The next thing, he brought a small bowl of rice wine and pour into the soup. Capt'n Hook took another sip and gave thumbs up for this. Now this is what I called good customer service by addressing the issue immediately ;-)

Emperor Q Ginseng Chicken

We added a steamed egg with minced pork which came looking like chawan mushi but this is better, just like how mom's steamed egg with minced pork tasted like. Now I have to remind myself to ask my mom how to make this!

Steamed Egg (RM2.00 top up price)

I had a young coconut( RM7.00) and Capt'n Hook a pot of Pu Er (RM5.00). Prices here are kinda steep with a 10% service charge imposed but I supposed you're paying for the nice ambiance and environment, plus great service. Food wise, will have to explore more to try other dishes.

Emperor Q Casual Chinese Restaurant & Café
Lot 1.59.00 Level 1
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (603) 2144 6861


  1. ya definitely helpin them pay rent! ;p

  2. i walked past this afternoon, hoping for a quick meal. but the set lunch ends at 2pm daily.
    the place aint doing brisk business though.

  3. I love the look of the food here... cold noodles are my favourite and the steamed egg too! I'd have to slurp them down fast to maintain the right temperature. What's your take on prawns that have been artificially made crunchier with soda bicarbonate?

  4. the price here was expensive.. no doubt about that!! The boss is a friend of my sister and we came here on Valentine's Day this year.
    Food-wise it was OK... they charged me full price instead of 30% off using my Citibank credit card. Only when I called my sis who then informed the owner of MOF... the waiter (who seem to be scared) quickly adjusted my bill...

  5. :D TNG

    J2Kfm, i was wondering how long they gonna last there!

    minchow, prawns marinade in soda bicarb tasted overly crunchy and utterly fake... doesn't even taste like fresh prawns.

    c&c, yeah dats why it's not packed

    leo, nowadays we hv to ask for such offers instead of them asking us if we have any of the credit cards with promo :(

  6. Oooh, thumb up for the quick action of the captain but it's rather weird to "re-adjust" the food in front of the patrons :)

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