Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Great Hall @ Skypark, One City USJ

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.

Great Hall
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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8 comments:

  1. I'm back to work again.... Hahaha
    I like that wine pot and the two cups, very pretty. :P

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    1. CK: heheh, work for two days, then weekend for two days :D ya, quite cool hor, to serve cocktails in that pot :D

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  2. Pork stew with angel hair. Interesting. Wouldn't mind giving it a try!

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    1. Suituapui: we couldn't resist ordering that one - it did sound like comfort food ;)

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  3. Interesting theme :) The pork stew pasta and duck confit caught my attention. Oh, those wine cups with 3 legs remind me of the series I watched on the Three Kingdoms.

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    1. Phong Hong: yeah, i do like their playful sense of imagination, for their concept an cuisine ;) hmmmm, that sounds like a series i haven't watched! :D

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  4. The prices are surprisingly very affordable for such a setting!

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    1. Choi Yen: ya - maybe cos it's in a mall and it's in subang :D

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