Dragon-i Signature @ The Pavilion

My household often receives guests from India. These guests are often people I don't know - distant relatives who are, for example, my grandmother's sister's brother-in-law's daughter. Some of them come with bitchy attitudes, while others tend to be genuinely nice. Recently a gentleman - priest and headmaster, had dropped by. We were keen on giving him a taste of Chinese food.

Our destination was Dragon-i Signature at the Pavilion. I have been to their establishment at the Pavilion quite a few times now, and have constantly been impressed at their standard of food and service, though it was interesting to see if it had changed. Dragon-i Signature is located on Level 1, right opposite the Food Court at the Pavilion on Jalan Bukit Bintang - and serves Shaingainese food.

As an appetiser, Dragon-i always serves its customers Beans which have been Steamed in Tea. The beans were soft but retained a bit of crunchiness. The delicate flavour makes you want to eat more and before you know it, its all gone.

Our first dish to arrive was the Fried Rice with Seafood, Char Siew and Yam, worth RM16. The delicate flavours blended perfectly. The tender meat, soft yam and the crunchy vegetables blended perfectly with the rice which wasn't excessively oily at all.

The next dish that arrived was the Sauteed Spare Rib with Signature Sauce - worth RM22. The pork was crisp on the outside and tender inside - which made the meat easily come off the bone. The only downside to this dish was that the sauce was excessively sweet and overpowered the subtleness of the pork.

After that, we were served another pork dish which was called Sliced Pork with Assorted Paste, Black Pepper and Bean Sauce worth RM18. This dish was served with some steamed rice-paper rolls. The thin strips of pork in this dish were tender, and the sauce that flavoured it had a nice sweet/salty balance. The pork strips contained enough of fat to give the dish its 'yum' factor, and with the rolls - we were all in for an interesting but yummy treat.

Our vegetable dish was the Stir Fried Spinach with Garlic and Mushroom, worth RM18. The spinach was soft and well cooked, but not overcooked as it it still retained a bit of crispness. The only complaint I had for this dish was that it tasted incredibly bitter for some odd reason, and that there were hardly any mushrooms in it.

The final dish to arrive was the Fried La Mian with Black Pepper Chicken - worth RM15. The black pepper sauce perfectly complemented the noodles, which we could see being made right before our eyes, in the kitchen. The the pieces of chicken were tender, and the capsicum was sweet - and both ingredients were present in abundance.

On the whole, the service there seems to have slowed down, as they were rather unresponsive at times. The quality of food seemed to have decreased too, though not by a significantly large amount. If you ever do choose to eat at Dragon-i Signature, you probably won't be let down. The food was still tasty and of a reasonably high quality, though do bear in mind that prices there are a bit steep. After all, quality does come at a cost.

Presentation: 7/10

Ambiance: 8/10

Service: 6/10

Overall Taste: 7/10

General Impression: 7/10





Anonymous said...

Maybe it is because you do not know how to order ;)

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