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Di Wei is strategically located within Empire Mall in Subang Jaya and this makes accessibility very easy. Inside the restaurant, tables are well spaced out ensuring that guests can have private conversations without being overhead. As most tables in the restaurant are large, it can be assumed that Di Wei is a regular haunt for larger parties.
The double-boiled apple and glass carp fish soup is an appetising start to this Chinese banquet. Large pieces of fried glass carp swim in the flavourful broth while the soft pieces of apples add a tinge of sweetness to the overall taste.
The crispy roasted pi pa duck, a house specialty, comes sizzling on a hot plate. The skin of the duck is perfectly crispy and the meat is moist and full of flavour. The deep-fried prawns with butter and cereal is another winner. The prawns are fresh and crispy and the butter and cereal mix give the dish a rich crunch.
Pork lovers will take delight in the baked spare ribs in homemade sauce. The tender ribs are succulent and slide off the bone very easily while the delicious sauce gives the ribs a rich, smoky flavour, similar to that of bak kut teh.
The asparagus and abalone with shrimp paste is another good choice. The abalone is cooked to just the right doneness and its soft texture contrasts beautifully with the crunchy asparagus while the chilli and shrimp paste sauce gives the dish a spicy kick.
For dessert, the osmanthus jelly cubes are just the right amount of sweetness and the bits of osmanthus are a nice surprise inside the springy jelly. The red bean pancake meanwhile, is fried to a golden brown and has just the right amount of red bean paste sandwiched inside. It is absolutely delicious when eaten with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream
The best beverage to accompany this rich meal is Chinese tea and Di Wei has a number of varieties including pearl jasmine, west lake long jing, aged pu er, premium tie kuan yin and chrysanthemum. There are also a few choices of beer and an impressive wine rack of imported wines for those who want to wash down their meal with an alcoholic beverage.
Service here is impeccable. Staff are excellent at making recommendations and tea cups are constantly refilled. Staff are also attentive without being intrusive.
The dishes here are reasonably priced considering the quality of ingredients used. The portions are also made for sharing so if you would like to sample a variety of the dishes, it is best to go with two or three other people.