Pearl of the Orient
Chinese and East Asian
The menu here cannot fail to please, with variations of Cantonese, Peking, Malaysian and Szechwan dishes, as well as a substantial vegetarian selection. The excellent choice of appetisers took some time to peruse, but we finally decided on a selection of hot hors d'oeuvres - crispy spring rolls, Malaysian style grilled satay chicken skewers, and scrumptious beef served in a perfect cucumber cup. The deep-fried boneless chicken in honey and lemon sauce exceeded expectations, as did my partner's sautéed beef in chilli and black bean sauce. A luscious pannacotta and lemon and lime cheesecake rounded things off perfectly. There really is something for everyone; you're sure to find something to tempt your tastebuds, whether you've time to linger or you're in a hurry. With fresh flavours and attention to detail, a meal at Pearl of the Orient is an experience you won't be forgetting for a while. Impeccable service from a professional team completes the experience - this restaurant is in a league of its own.