When my first time visiting the origin place of Canton Kitchen in Bukit Tinggi, the restaurant name is Foon Look. I grow strong like the cooking style. The vegetables are fresh, and they grow by themselves, and all ingredient freshness is guaranteed and sourced from local suppliers. I was told that Canton Kitchen is their branches in KL and I have chances to pay a visit to their office located at Seri Gembira Avenue, which is still within the Old Klang Road area.
The place that I visit has a thoughtful design. It resembles an old Chinese movie theatre. It also contains a couple of old Chinese stuff where people can have flashback memory.
For me, the one thing that catches my attention is their Wi-Fi password, which you can find every part of the wall at the restaurant.
Our first order is Hakka Pumpkin Meat Ball. Waiters recommend it as their one signature dish that can only found in Canton kitchen and their branches. I am a bit skeptical regarding this claim, but for the time being, I believe what he said. This dish has changed my perception of the restaurant, as each bite I can taste the spices and also a balance of salt and oil. The feeling is like chewing fish ball cake, but softer. It is delicious, and I would be recommending this dish for those who are the first-timer.
The second dish that comes is Kampung Chicken, It is nothing special at the beginning, until when you eat with garlic and soy sauce. It required fresh and organic Kampung chicken (village chicken) to make the dish outstanding, and the meat is not too hard and oily, plus you can eat it without rice as the taste is balanced enough with chicken. I wish they put a little bit more fried garlic.
Now, let’s talk about what I love among the dish that we order, Stir-Fried Crispy Pork is outstanding and highly recommended. I like the taste, crunchiness, plus it is not too oily. They are using less oil to fry the pork and also using its fat while stir-fried it with soy sauce. The crispiness is outstanding and marvelous.
The fourth dish is the Tau Foo dish. What I heard they make their soy sauce for this dish, and sparingly generous meat and spring onion. It is not an outstanding dish but good enough to mention.
Our last dish is their own planted vegetables, stir-fried watercress with mushroom. They have their place to grow the vegetables and also fungi, so the freshness and organic is guarantee. Yes, it is crunchy and tastes excellent when you eat it with rice, as I like to eat this together with some chili.
Overall, Canton Kitchen is worth a one-star restaurant due to its freshness and also the way how they control the fire to keep the food fresh. The salt level also balances even it tastes sweet when you eat the dish on its own. Some recipes, like crispy pork and also steam chicken, the oil is not too much to my preference. If you want to dine in this place, I suggest you need to come early during dinner time or come after 8 PM as the venue often packs with people that stay nearby Seri Gembira, and there are even a group of people willing to wait to dine in this place. I have not ordered their steam fish and also Asam fish, which the waiters were bragging about the dish, I will keep it for reference in the future when I want to revisit the place in Seri Gembira Avenue.