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Saturday, 26 September 2015

Chinese Dining Experience at Star Lake Restaurant @ Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai

As a Malaysian Chinese, English educated. I am used to having fast food and western meal since young. When i am hanging out in a shopping mall or somewhere, I will usually pick TGIF, Chili's, KFC, McDonald, or have Chicken Chop, Mixed Grill, English Breakfast at the "kopitiam" etc. to have my meals. However, i must admit. No matter how much western or foreign country food I used to have, there is always a part of me that seeks for something Chinese. Especially when i am ill. We just need to have some Chinese dishes and white rice to keep us feeling comfy and satisfied.

Well even now in Dubai. There are plentiful of good middle eastern and western food to choose. However, i still want some good Chinese food! My manager once brought me to try this Chinese restaurant down at JLT. It was pretty good, so i brought my partner there for dinner. Star Lake Restaurant.

At the Entrance
The Interior
Roast Duck (AED 48.00)
Mapo Tofu (AED 23.00)
Sweet and Sour Chicken (AED 28.00)

We have another satisfying Chinese Meal. The cost for Plain Rice (AED 5.00) and Soft Drink (AED 5.00). This will be my forth time here and still wanting more. The interesting part is that the Chinese restaurants here are usually run by China Chinese and also majority China Chinese customers. So you do get some authentic China Chinese cooking.

Location : Star Lake Restaurant, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Cluster F Rating   : 3.8/5.0 
Critics  : Interior design was dodgy due to the favour of having furnitures and finishings in dark or black colour. Food was great but not that great. Could be better in all ways.

Will i be back? Definitely.


suituapui said...

Indeed, east west, home is best! Sure looks like a great place for dinner tonight - the Mid-autumn or Mooncake Festival! We had to celebrate that "ahead of time", my blogpost today.

Adam said...

looks like a good restaurant

The Yum List said...

I like the look of the tofu.

CL (RealGunners) said...

Looks decent enough to me. I reckon most (or is it all) Chinese restaurants in Dubai are halal? Hence the chicken instead of oinks. Is there anywhere in Dubai where you can get some oinks instead?

Nancy Chan said...

Ultimately, our inner self still yearns and comes back to Chinese food. All the 3 dishes look great!

Merryn said...

Looks really yummy. Yes, I like western food too but at times will crave for good ol' chinese food to comfort the soul :)

Yee Ling said...

Indeed is true....when I travel to Western country I always yearning for Chinese food. Probably that's my kind of comfort food from home.

contact.ewew said...

This place does seem to serve some authentic looking Chinese dishes. When we travel, we always yearn for the same comfort food from home.

Nux V said...

the dishes that you ordered looks good...I would hav ordered those too when I visited any Chinese restaurant abroad. The sweet & sour chicken looks homely...

Sean said...

portions look very satisfying for the reasonable prices :)

Irvine Chin said...

suituapui good to hear that. definitelly filled with lots of love and food at your home :)

Adam indeed ;)

Yumlist bcoz they are cubes?

Nancy second that.

Yes merryn, comfort food :)

Yee Ling, yea, probably since young, we are used to having certain food.

ewew yeap, should really thank China for being around the globe LOL.

Hi NuxV, yeap, these are my comfort food lol.

Sean yes i was surprise too. quite comparable to Malaysia.

mun said...

The roast duck looks very tasty! Ma po tofu looks good too. Definitely can satisfy your cravings for chinese food.

Irvine Chin said...

Mun yes very yes hehe.

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