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Try asking around where is the best roast duck in London and most people will direct you to Four Seasons restaurant in Bayswater. Reputably and touted as one of the best roast duck in the world. Still, it didn't leave much of an impression even though I had it twice during my university days 7-8 years back. Well, maybe they were really good long before but definitely no where near world's best for the price I have paid for.

Then back in 2008, I was intrigued to see Four Seasons opened its first branch in Cap Square, Kuala Lumpur. I contemplated to step in since there wasn't many customers most of the time - I'm guessing it was either the food was really bad or overpriced. Is this the real Four Seasons from London or could it be another marketing ploy by using the same branding? Sadly, Cap Square killed them.

Not long after, they were bought over and revived back into Empire Shopping Gallery in Subang Jaya and Perdana Shopping Centre in Damansara Perdana. The restaurant itself isn't very big. The setup here is simple; place your order at the counter, pay and wait for your food. Since I work nearby, I decided to give it a go.

3 combinations (RM 29) with roast duck, char siew (bbq pork) and siew yoke (roast pork). The roast duck was tender and fragrant but, the skin wasn't as crispy and juicy as I hoped for. Maybe it was hung up and waited too long for me - after all, Perdana Shopping Centre is as dead as Cap Square. Luckily, the char siew and siew yoke didn't disappoint. Our Malaysian style char siew was juicy and carried a hint of sweetness at the caramelized outer skin. Definitely better Hong Kong style char siew in Four Seasons at Bayswater. The siew yoke was succulent with crispy crackling skin and followed by the melt-in-mouth layers of fat underneath.

Hong Kong style dry plain noodle (RM 4.50), it was indeed a plate of plain noodle with a not-so-plain price! However, the egg noodles texture was springy and appealing.

Stir fried Hong Kong kailan with garlic (RM 6.80), the green was fresh and crunchy with a strong garlicky flavor.

Peanut, pearl bean and spare rib soup (RM 8.90), warm and hearty soup with a deep nutty flavor and sweetness from the spare rib.

Verdict: On the whole, it was so-so. Slightly better than a normal bbq roast restaurant but nothing exceptional for the price paid for. It'll be difficult since the legendary Four Seasons in Bayswater has set the bar so high for them.

LG1, Perdana Shopping Center,
15, Jalan PJU 8/1,
Damansara Perdana,
47820 Petaling Jaya,
Business Hours: Opens daily from 10am - 10pm
Pork Free: No
GPS: 3.167597, 101.606004

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4 Response to 'Four Seasons London @ Perdana Shopping Centre, Damansara Perdana'

  1.'> April 19, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    interesting but I think i prefer our own local rustic roast! :)


  2. russel Said,'> April 19, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Yeah I didn't really enjoy the roast duck there either...and even while in London, I couldn't recall the taste...maybe it was just, so-so? Or it could be my retard tongue? :P

    But I do enjoy Kong Heng's roast duck though! ;)


  3. c1n9r6v3 Said,'> March 18, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    _03 / 18 / 12._
    _The Four Seasons®  (which was stationed
    between The Baker's Son® and Jaya Grocer®)
    ceased operations last month (February 2012).
    ▒ Closed For Renovation / Renovations ▒, or so
    it seemed. ` Talk about giving a false impression
    with those deceptive signboards.
    I can't really say that I will miss their overpriced
    Chicken And Char Siew Rice...but I will sorely
    miss their delectable six-Ringgit-Pork Chop Bun.
    Although the portion was relatively small, it was
    none†heless,  insanely tasty beyond belief. ` ☺
    To every thing there is a season;
    and The Four Seasons® has come and gone._


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