Evergarden Serves up Halal Chinese Cuisine & Sze Chuan Cuisine @ Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang

Evergarden Serves up Halal Chinese Cuisine & Sze Chuan Cuisine @ Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang

Written by Lingzie

Topics: By Invitation, Chinese food, Location: Penang

Evergreen Laurel Hotel is no stranger to Penangites, located along the stunning coastline of Gurney Drive, it is arguably one of the long standing 5 star hotels on the island. Evergarden Chinese Restaurant is one of the few Chinese restaurants on the island that provide HALAL Chinese cuisine. Recently, we were invited to have a taste of their food, under the deft hands of Chinese chef Lim Kim Hai and his team. Evergarden Chinese Restaurant provides an array of Chinese cuisine in the form of ala-carte items and course dinner set menus. Also for the month of August, a Sze Chuan Delights promotion is on going.

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Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang, Halal Chinese Restaurant, Evergarden Chinese Restaurant, Penang Food Blog, Lingzie Food Blog

Evergarden Chinese Restaurant is located on the 1st Floor of Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang

The restaurant boasts a spacious dining area with high ceilings for an opulent ambiance. Various Private rooms are also available.

Now, let’s take a look at the food shall we? Kicking things of with Evergarden’s August Promotion – Szechuan Delights featuring a variety of well-loved Szechuan dishes such as Hot & Sour Szechuan Soup and Fried Beef with Szechuan Sauce. Other dishes include Sauteed King Prawns with Mince Garlic & Chilli, Steamed Golden Snapper with Crispy Bean, Fried Shredded Chicken with Fish Gravy Sauce, Braised Beancurd with Minced Beef & Chilli Bean Sauce and Fried French Bean with minced chicken & dried shrimp.

On the whole the Szechuan dishes were pretty good though a lot less spicy than what I would have expected. Perhaps this is to cater to the tastebuds of the masses.

The dish that impressed me the most was the Deep Fried Golden Duck “Sze Chuan” Style. The duck was expertly deep fried resulting in a crispy skin which gave way to juicy meat on the inside. Served with a sweet dipping sauce, I couldn’t get enough of this dish and it comes highly recommended!

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Deep Fried Golden Duck “Sze Chuan” Style

RM40 (half bird)

Highly recommended!

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Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang, Halal Chinese Restaurant, Evergarden Chinese Restaurant, Penang Food Blog, Lingzie Food Blog

Fried Shredded Chicken with Fish Gravy Sauce

RM30 (Small)

Coming a close second to my favourite dish from the Szechuan Food promotion is the deceivingly ordinary looking Fried Shredded Chicken with Fish Gravy Sauce. While it didn’t look like much, the flavours were deep and rich. I found myself reaching out for this dish constantly. Perfect accompaniment with some rice.

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Steamed Golden Snapper with Crispy Bean

RM110 per fish

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Fried French Beans with Mince Chicken & Dry Shrimp

RM25 (Small)

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Fried Beef with Szechuan Sauce 

RM35 (Small)

If you do take beef, Evergarden’s Fried Beef with Szechuan Sauce is promising. The slices of beef are tender and juicy while the flavours are spicy but not overly so.

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Sauteed King Prawn with Mince Garlic & Chilli

RM70 (Small)

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Braised Beancurd with Mince Beef & Chilli Bean Sauce

RM30 (Small)

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Szechuan Delights Food Promotion at Evergarden Chinese Restaurant

If Szechuan cuisine is not up your alley, let’s take a look at Evergarden Chinese Restaurant’s Chinese Set Menu Speciality. We were treated to the Chef’s recommended dishes which are prepared using the freshest ingredients. The Chinese Set Menu for a table of 10 persons starts from RM810 (INCLUSIVE OF 10% Service Charge & 6% GST). A variety of set menus are available priced at RM930, RM1050, RM1160 and RM1450.

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Double Boiled Chicken Soup with Ginseng Herbs

A heartwarming and nutritious soup 

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Roasted Peking Duck (Two Course)

We thoroughly enjoyed the Peking Duck and I also loved the creative presentation of the dish!

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Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang, Halal Chinese Restaurant, Evergarden Chinese Restaurant, Penang Food Blog, Lingzie Food Blog

Laurel Precious Four Dish Combination

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Laurel Precious Four Dish Combination

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Laurel Precious Four Dish Combination

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Steamed Red Snapper in “Teow Chew” Style

I always enjoy a good ‘Teow Chew’ style steamed fish and this version does not disappoint. I just loved the meaty fish and the clean taste of the broth with a sour tang.

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Sauteed King Prawns with Mayonnaise & Fresh Fruits

This prawn dish was another favourite of the night. Bouncy King Prawns with a nice crunchy outer layer, it’s sweet and salty and would suit all palates young and old.

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Baked Stuffed Crab Meat with Cream Sauce

The baked stuffed crab meat was another crowd pleaser. We couldn’t get enough of the super crispy prawn crackers (yes, I do abhor soft prawn crackers that have gone ‘off’ and unfortunately, many a restaurant have dared to serve them!) The baked stuffed crab was a joy to eat with a lovely cream sauce. It kinda reminds of lobster thermidor but done with crab meat instead of lobster.

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Again, my hats off to the chef for their creative presentation. Speaking of creative presentation, check out the next dish below…

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Fried Vegetables with Mushrooms in Basket

The quail egg ‘birds’ are just too cute!!

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Chinese Pancake with Lotus Paste

It was hot, crispy and sweet!

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Chilled Herbal Jelly with Honey & Longan

Overall we had a satisfying meal at Evergarden Chinese Restaurant. Some standout dishes for me personally include the Deep Fried Golden Duck Szechuan Style, the Roasted Peking Duck (yep, both duck dishes were good!), Fried Shredded Chicken with Fish Gravy Sauce, Fried Beef with Szechuan Sauce, Sauteed King Prawns with Mayonnaise & fresh fruits and Baked Stuffed Crab Meat with Cream Sauce.

Evergarden Chinese Restaurant (HALAL certified) is open from 6.30pm-10pm Tuesdays to Sundays (Closed on Monday)

The Essentials:-

Evergarden Chinese Restaurant

1st Floor of Evergreen Laurel Hotel

53 Persiaran Gurney

10250 Penang

FOR RESERVATIONS, Please CALL 04-2269988 

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang FACEBOOK PAGE

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