For my recently passed birthday (ahem.), we celebrated by going out to Emperor's Court, at the new Hua Ho Mall (or maybe its not so new anymore... anyway...)
Emperor's Court is a Chinese restaurant, and I suppose that being one, their main focus is their dimsum menu, particularly their dimsum buffet every Sunday. If I'm not mistaken, they're having some sort of promotion at the moment.
Anyway... as you people might know, dimsum dishes usually comprise of a great deal of prawns, crabs and various other seafoods. Chicken dumplings are not very common, and even then are usually mixed in with prawns and whatnot. I am not a fan of seafood, and am in fact allergic to crustaceans (that's crabs, prawns and lobsters, to those not in the know.) So I don't know why I picked this place for my birthday... @_@ Just thought it might be fun to go to a proper Chinese resturant, is all. After all, I've never been to one before :(
So anyway, after some... well, unpleasantness, shall we say, that I shall not dwell upon here, we finally got our food ordered. In addition to some dimsum dishes, we also ordered a couple of other dishes, such as the Crispy Chicken with Honey, as well as Crispy Prawns with Butter and Cream Sauce. (No, we didn't go for the buffet...)
Although I wasn't too sure about the food when it was being ordered, it actually tasted quite ok. The few chicken dimsum dishes that we had were quite tasty, except for this particular one that was waaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy too sweet. BBQ chicken dumpling, if I'm not mistaken. Hadi, of course, liked it. The crispy chicken, in particular, was very very yummy. It was...well, crispy! Heh :P Wish I knew how to make chicken skin that crisp... anyway...
I don't have too many pictures of the food over there, since the lighting wasn't very good, the food kept on coming really fast, PLUS that whole looking sakai factor :P But I did manage to get one particularly inetresting (though rather blurry) dish - chicken feet ^^ I didn't taste them, but Izzah and Hadi quite liked it. Said it tasted like chicken skin... yum! ;)
The staff there were also very nice, which is to be expected, of course. Polite, yet friendly. One particular waiter was very patient with us, giving suggestions and whatnot. I fully appreciate it :D Service though, was quite bad. It wasn't slow... our dishes came really fast, but they kept on mixing up our order. We got THREE dishes of the above-mentioned chicken feet, even though we only ordered one, for example. Oh well, something they can work on, I guess.
Anyway, on the whole, even with a few tangles in my experience over there, I found it quite fun (and tasty ;) Let's not forget the food, ehehehe) although I wouldn't really go back there, since its not really my kind of food. Most of the dishes they had were based on seafood, and let's face it, I'm chicken's #1 fan ;)