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Elegant Inn is an institution amongst city folks hankering for refined Cantonese Cuisine. Situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Elegant Inn boasts a warm contemporary setting with dark wood panels, plush chairs, soft lightings and well-appointed rooms for those who desire a little privacy. Paired with impeccable service, Elegant Inn is a choice option for corporate entertainment as well a cosy gathering amongst friends.
Elegant Inn’s extensive menu includes the standard Chinese restaurant offering of live seafood, double boiled soups, selections of dim sum as well as specialty dishes that are testaments to the kitchen’s culinary expertise and continued innovation.
A must-have is their specialty double-boiled soup. The pig intestine with peppercorn and salted vegetables is highly recommended with the locally sourced crushed peppercorn providing subtle peppery nuances to the rich flavour of the clear broth. Served with the ingredients plated up, diners can appreciate the different ingredients used to bind the sweet intense flavours.
A true test of Cantonese Cuisine lies in the freshness of its ingredients and Elegant Inn passes this test with flying colors as the scarlet snapper is a sure winner. Steamed to perfection, the delicate sweet flesh of the fish is well complemented with Elegant Inn’s own concoction of fiery garlic imperial soy sauce – a true delight to the palate.
Another crowd pleaser is the crispy boneless stuffed chicken with its roasted crunchy skin providing nice contrast to the stuffing of chopped prawns.
Make sure you leave some room for sweets as the silky smooth and nutritious almond cream in coconut is exceptional and pairs beautifully with the beautiful flaked pastry of the Chinese pancake with red bean and banana filling.
As with most Chinese restaurants, most diners opt for the various teas, which take centrestage on the drinks menu.
Service at Elegant Inn is impeccable with staff well trained and attentive to the needs of diners. The supervisors are well versed in menu and able to provide excellent recommendation as well as insights to the cooking style and ingredients unique to Elegant Inn, which makes for a very pleasurable dining experience.
The price point is equivalent to established hotels and the quality of ingredients and the meticulous preparation of the food more than justifies this. Look out for the seasonal offerings as the restaurant takes pains in preparation in securing the freshest ingredients for its seasonal dishes.