In what seems like a hipster restaurant-&-bar's tongue-in-cheek take on Chairman Mao's revolutionary spirit, Great Hall weaves mainland Chinese inspirations with modern culinary inflections to create a distinctively surreal F&B experience - customers can order whimsical recipes like 'Mao's Mushroom Moustache' & 'Mao & His Chips' while being served by a team wearing five-pointed red star caps amid murals that evoke pastiches of 1950s-era Great Leap Forward cultural propaganda.
The menu mixes & matches East & West - Oriental pork stew is stir-fried with Italian angel hair pasta (RM14.90) while duck confit is coupled with steamed rice & vegetables in a dark sauce (RM18.90); the price is right for these comfort-food offerings. The top bet for dessert is banquet-style osmanthus jelly turned into a Euro confection with ginger lemongrass cream (RM6.90).
Cocktails here will seize attention - Mao's Chamber (RM80) & Nu Er Hong (RM60; each serving is suitable for two to four persons) both blend rice wine with sweet fruits to create visually conspicuous beverages constructed for the social media age.
C-GF-6&7, Sky Park @ One City, Jalan USJ 25/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor. Daily, 11am-12am. Tel: 03-5022-3033
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