Casa De’Vines Restaurant

*Edited 12.09.2008: Dropped by during lunch in anticipation of the yummy soups to find out that management has changed hands and food standards have dropped drastically. Explains the empty tables and lack of lunch crowd. The new menu has additional dishes, including Nissin noodles but we are not too enthusiastic about making a return trip.

With a job in Sunway, we stumbled upon this little gem when we saw the lunch crowd. despite the spanish sounding name, the decor was decidedly oriental. After we were seated, we noticed posters advertising the restaurant’s other service – helping newlyweds with the “go dai lai” (过大礼) ceremony where the groom’s family brings gifts to the bride’s family to formally announce his intentions in wedding the girl. something like a betrothal. as there are many rules and taboos surrounding this pre-wedding custom, i guess it’s always helpful to get a professional who knows what to do.

clockwise: Menu, Teh O Longan, Herbal Chicken Soup (药材鸡炖汤), Chicken Feet & Peanut Soup (鸡脚花生汤), Lotus Root Soup (莲藕排骨汤) & Chrysanthemum Ginseng.

the owner is a friendly soul who is willing to explain and make recommendations. despite the signature drink of Chrysanthemum Ginseng, i chose the Teh O Longan which was recommended by the owner. it was quite refreshing and a surprising match. the chrysanthemum ginseng tasted pretty good too, with subtle tones of both ingredients.

all of us who were there love our soup and to our delight, this restaurant has quite a lot of stewed soups(炖汤) and we ordered different types to share. My favourite was perhaps the Chicken Feet with Peanut, followed by the Herbal Chicken Soup. I found the lotus root soup a bit oily. Still it was very aromatic and i look forward to trying the other soups.

Vietnamese Style Meat (越南猪肉饭) & Wine Chicken Rice (黄酒鸡)

The Vietnamese Style Meat (choice of chicken or pork) was deep fried and served with a spicy, sweet sauce. We enjoyed this very much. The Wine Chicken was cooked with a generous amount of yellow wine and wood fungus (木耳).

Braised Pork with Egg, Fried Choy Sum

The braised pork was rather good too, and served with hard boiled eggs in a claypot that ensured the dish stayed warm. The stir-fried “choy sum” had a “wok hei” element to it and we quickly finished every leaf. lol.

Golden Spicy Spare Ribs (金香排骨), Tofu

The spare ribs was quite tender, and had truly imbibed the fragrant taste of the gravy, which was a very wet version of “kam heong” style cooking. the tofu was the type which was chilled before being served with dried shrimps, fried shallots and spring onions.

would definitely be returning here for the tasty food & soups. Food is quite reasonably priced too. only drawback would be the cramped seating arrangements during the lunch/dinner crowd.

Casa De’Vines Restaurant 大囍事
33-G, PJS 11/28B,
Sunway Metro,
Bandar Sunway
46150, Petaling Jaya.

Open Mon- Sat 11a.m to 10p.m


1 Comment »

  1. Hmmm, not familiar where Sunway Metro is though? Where is this in relation to Sunway Pyramid?

    epicuriousgirl says: it’s at the shops beside S. Pyramid, where The One Academy is? Not on the same row though, way behind in fact.

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