[Restaurant & Food Review]

【Delightful Fusion Cuisine at「The BanQuet」】

By Jing Yi on Sep 13, 2017

The BanQuetis definitely famous for its Halal Chinese cuisine in Kuching, but they also specialize in Western and Malay cuisine. Today, we’re going to introduce to you what we think are the best of choices for you to order when you are there! And don’t worry, all the prices are reasonable and affordable~



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The BanQuet, located at Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli, is a restaurant that is exceptional even in its design which is modern and dynamic. The dining environment itself is supplemented by wide spaces, high ceilings and comfortable seatings. With seats that overlook a water cascade and views of sunset, the sights definitely complement your appetite! There are also event spaces and VIP rooms for your consideration.


But what should you order?


First on our list is theRoasted Sliced Duck with Egg Fold! For those of you who don’t know where you can get Peking Duck in Kuching, it’s here! The Roasted Duck has a crispy skin that the server will slice, dip in a delicious sweet sauce and wrap in a egg fold for you! The combination of tastes is both flavourful from the duck and sauce, and fresh from the lettuce and scallions it is wrapped with.

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Next, you need to try thisStir-Fried Mixed Vege with Salted Egg Yolk! Maybe when you see “stir-fried mixed vege”, you will think it is “zhap chai” but you are wrong! There are three types of vegetables in here: eggplant, long beans and french fries. They are all deep fried first until crispy on the outside and soft in the center. Then it is stir-fried with salted egg yolk, so the result is a savoury dish that is incredibly addictive!


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 As a seafood lover, prawns are always a favourite for me to try whenever I go to a restaurant! Of course, the best choice is to get the one that gives you more variety, Double Flavour Prawns~ The prawns are served two ways: in Chef Special Sauce and with Butter. The Stir-Fried Prawns in Chef Special Sauce is salty and sweet, with prawns, shell on, to have more depth of flavour. Alternately, the Stir-Fried Prawn Balls with Butter are a sweet and too-convenient treat that will keep you coming back for more~ In both cases, the prawns are fresh and fragrant!



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You could also try theBraised Beancurd & Broccoli with Cantonese Sauce. For me, the best kind of beancurd or tofu is the homemade type! The homemade tofu has a coating that’s crisp and a filling that’s soft and flavourful. A ring of fresh broccoli is placed around the tofu and Cantonese sauce is poured all over the tofu which adds an extra eggy fragrance and richness.


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TheFour Varieties Hot & Cold Combinationis a good starter that you would usually get at a Chinese wedding. But you don’t need a big occasion to get the variety! Here, you can choose from the menu 4 starters and mix and match yourself! Among your choices include Thai Jelly Fish, Deep Fried Vietnamese Prawns, Belacan Chicken Popcorn, Deep Fried Honey Fish Skin, Deep Fried Sesame Bean Curd Roll, Chicken Wings with Fruits Juice and more! If you want a Western dish, I would suggest theBaked Lamb with Special Sauce」. The black pepper sauce is sweet while there isn’t any gamey smell of lamb! The lamb leg is baked till there is a slight crust with a crunch on the outside. The member is tender and not too fatty!


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So what are you waiting for! With so many delicious choices,The BanQuetis a great place to bring your family and friends for a big meal, definitely worth the price. Another plus point is that you never have to worry about not having any seats or parking. The indoor seating accommodates up to 55 tables and the outdoors another 20 tables! Additionally, there are 150 private parking spots and 3 bus lanes here plus valet services~


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They are open from 11:00AM to 2:00PM for lunch and 6:00PM to 10:00PM for dinner~ Whether you’re craving theRoasted Sliced Duck with Egg Foldor theStir-Fried Mixed Vege with Salted Egg Yolk」, remember to visitThe BanQuetthis week!  Of course, being such a big restaurant, they have a very extensive menu and we definitely encourage you to try out different food!


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