Date: May 21, 2011
Peking Restaurant (北京楼) has been in JB for many many years, It was there since our family moved to JB in 1981. Recently they open another branch, it is just opposite the Damai 18 Public Golf Course. (Not the one in the Golf Course, that one is a Halal one).
This new 北京楼 is very grand.
It consist of wedding dinner hall, and it has a underground parking space.
This new 北京楼 is located at Johor Jaya.
When you enter the 北京楼 building, it is so grand that you don't even know where is the restaurant eating area...
No joke, once you found it, it is so big that you only see these kind of setup in China.
Here is a very nice calligraphy on the wall.
Ok. Today we are celebrating Jay's grandma's 73rd birthday (my mom's birthday). So all of us in the family has come together (except Melvin who is on a church missionary trip). We book a room, with two table. There are 23 of us attending. We even invited Uncle Heng and his wife to join us.
Wow, I have not seen Uncle Heng & wife for almost 10+ years. It was a long time.
All 12 of my mom's grand children came to celebrate her birthday!
It is a very auspicious number for 12 grandchildren.
OK. Let's take a look at the food.
The clamps is very very good and tasty. And it is huge too. I added in this additional order thinking that all the rest of the dish might be small and not enough to eat.
The second dish, which is the appetizer. Consists of scallops, octopus , bak-kian, fried pork and fried dumplings. All of these were quite tasty.
OK. The shark fin soup is not that fantastic as it has a lot starch in it.
The size of the fish is big. The fish is fresh. But it looks like a steam fish in Hong Kong style, but oyster sauce is added in. Hmm... interesting dish.
The chicken is not too bad.
The spare ribs is quite tasty, but the size is huge.
Argh... by the way the size of each dish is very BIG.
My mom likes this simple dish. It is the fried bee-hoon.
Very tasty Sambal Kang Kong.
Lastly, there are the you-mak choy. As you can see the dish is big portion. And we cannot possible to finish it all. So, we have to ta-pao.
After 1 hour of eating, still left with lots of food.
Sane as the other table too.
Lastly, we are waiting for the o-nee and the sea coconut.
The o-nee is not cooked with pork lard, and it is not so sweet, so it is very nice.
The sea coconut and longan is always my favorite.
Its time to prepare the cake. Wow, bought from Season, and it is halal.
The cake is pretty with lots of strawberries.
Mommy looks very happy indeed.
All her grandchildren, children and uncle are gathered and sing birthday song in 3 languages.
And all start taking photos and post on facebook.
Happy Birthday Mommy!
Jay & Kay is enjoying themselves and playing there too.
ah... Live seafood.
Another look at the smoking area.
So, this place is huge. It is new, and it is 北京楼. One of the oldest restaurant in JB. And guess what?
The whole bill come to be RM 1121. It is about SGD$465. For 2 tables, 23 people, 10 course + 1 lunch, and every portion is huge, etc.... WOW... It is CHEAP for me.
I got a feeling that I am going to return to this restaurant quite often. May be next year re-union dinner can have it in JB.