ROYAL GUESTS---HANDSOME Y.A.M TUNKU ZAIN AL-ABIDIN TUANKU MUHRIZ, BEAUTIFUL Y.A.M TUNKU DARA TUNKU TAN SRI NAQUIAH TUANKU JAAFAR AND ELEGANT DATIN SU DAY
CHEF JAMES HO SOON BOON, OWNER LYN SIEW AND DATO STEVE DAY
RUYI & LYN IS KL'S NEW WATERINGHOLE AND JUDGING FROM ALL RESPONSES, IT IS GOING TO REMAIN THAT WAY FOR AT LEAST THE next TWO DECADES MINIMUM!
Ruyi & Lyn is a bit of a mouthful but you get the hang of it soon enough. 'Ruyi is the Chinese sceptre held by emperors, nobility and dignitaries to symbolise power, majesty and rule. It is totally different from the western sceptre which is like a pole held in an erect, vertical position and pray refrain from thinking of a certain male organ.
The Chinese ruyi is hand held horizontally and once the court is assembled, it would be placed in its container.
'Lyn' is not short for 'lynx' which is a fierce mountain cat but smaller than cougar but is name of its gorgeous owner Lyn Siew. So I guess 'Ruyi & Lyn' means female power or Power to Lyn!
But since Lyn is the mover and shaker of Ruyi & Lyn, why not call it simply 'Lyn'? It is normal to name your company, products and services after yourself unless you are running a prostitute ring or drug smuggling operation. As it is, some refer to it as 'Ruyi' while others call it 'Lyn'.
"Shall we go to Ruyi tonight?"
"No, let's go to Lyn instead"! Aiyo.
As it is, Ruyi & Lyn's website is just lyn.global and the email is info@lyn-global with no sign of 'ruyi'!
Anyway I told Lyn she can name it KEE Club in my honour since Ruyi & Lyn is raking in cash by the bucketfuls since I blogged about it.
Ruti & Lyn is restaurant, bar, lounge, karaoke room, club and dancehall rolled in one. At 23,000 sq ft, Ruyi & Lyn cannot be accused of being claustrophobic, cutesy and cosy but surprisingly, there are plenty of nooks and crannies and private, secluded places where you can lurk in peace and comfort.
There are 2 entrances but take the lift next to Vineria (a great Italian restaurant) on ground floor of Bangsar Shopping Centre and go to 4th floor which opens direct into Ruyi. If you take the other lift near the atrium, you have to trek a bit and run the risk of walking into some kids' playground like I did and had to make a U-turn.
There is a vast playpen for adults which intersects both entrances and has a bar in case you are thirsty while waiting for friends stuck in traffic.
A longish tunnel lined in red carpet leads all the way inside the main dining room so you feel like you are walking the red carpet to receive the Oscar. This walkway is slightly elevated so don't fall off the edge as you enter.
There are two big private dining rooms atop each other in this double-storey dining hall and the ceiling is so high Lyn could play with lighted balls that rise and descend while changing colours! Very au courant with MIGF's theme of Galactic Chefs---A Food Odyssey!
Chef James Ho Soon Boon from Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, started his career cooking in his father's restaurant before travelling the globe to cook in half a doze n countries except Malaysia!
This is the first time Chef James Ho is working fulltime in his homeland!
His signature dishes of miniature of nasi lemak, Hainanese chicken rice, roti canai and papadum have caused a major tsunami among foodies and has caused other restauranteurs to berate, beat and bash up their chefs for not thinking of this!
After all, it is just an idea as the mini nasi lemak, chicken rice et al are the size of a cupcake and meant to be eaten in one go! Everything is squeezed into one dimsum-sized mouthful! Brilliant!
Mind you, Ruyi & Lyn is not cheap so expect to pay RM 100 a person if you are on a budget.
Ruyi is so big it esaily and comfortably accommodates 600 diners! So hold your next party here and invite me!
RUYI & LYN MIGF FESTIVAL MENU
RM 238+ WITH WINE FOR 8 COURSES AND RM 168+ WITHOUT
4TH FLOOR, BANGSAR SHOPPING CENTRE, JALAN MAAROF, BANGSAR BARU, 59000 KL
TAN SRI TEO CHIANG LIANG OF SEE HOY CHAN, PUAN SRI OW CHYE LUAN AND CELEBRITY CHEF ISADORA CHAN OF BISTRO A TABLE WHO ASSURED ME SHE WAS NOT THERE TO SPY
RUYI & LYN ATTRACTS BIGTIME TYCOONS AND KL'S RICHIES LIKE DATO KEE HUA CHEE
LYN SIEW ALSO WINS THE TITLE OF 'MOST BEAUTIFUL AND SEXIEST RESTAURANTEUR IN OBSERVABLE UNIVERSE'
TAN SRI TEO CHIANG LIANG, PUAN SRI TEO CHYE LUAN, LUSCIOUS LYN AND DIVINE DATO KEE HUA CHEE
DATO KEE HUA CHEE CAME AS COBRA KING AS HIS JACKET IS CRAFTED ENTIRELY OF COBRA SKINS STITCHED TOGETHER AND NOTE HIS COBRA BAG AND SNAKE PANTS, SNAKESKIN BELT AND SNAKESKIN SHOES
MOET & CHANDON IS MY FAVORITE CASUAL CHAMPAGNE
VIVIENNE CHENG, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF BERJAYA GROUP AND HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE ZAIN AL-ABIDIN TUANKU MUHRIZ OF NEGERI SEMBILAN
VIVIENNE CHENG AND Y.A.M TUNKU ZAIN AL-ABIDIN TUANKU MUHRIZ WHO FOUNDED I.D.E.A.S (INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRACY AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS)
LEE JIM LENG IS GROUP MD AND CEO OF HONGLEONG INVESTMENT BANK SO SHE IS THE MOST POWERFUL AND POWDERFUL FEMALE BANKER AFTER TAN SRI ZETI OF BANK NEGARA
KIRAN JEYABALAN JOINS IN AS HIS HIGHNESS GRACIOUSLY STANDS. I ADVISED KIRAN TO WEAR CONTACTS AS MEN NEVER MAKE PASSES AT GIRLS IN GLASSES
VIVIENNE CHENG, ASRI TUN GHAFAR BABA, KIRAN JEYABALAN AND QUINTIN TAN
HAD BIG FIGHT WITH VIVIENNE CHENG WHO I ASSUMED WORE A 2-PIECE BUT SHE SAID IT WAS A 1-PIECE VICTORIA BECKHAM SO I TRIED TO PULL DOWN HER SKIRT ONLY TO DISCOVER IT WAS ATTACHED TO BLOUSE!
Y.A.M TUNKU ZAIN AL-ABIDIN TUANKU MUHRIZ AND ISADORA CHAI
ISADORA CHAI AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE. SHE REALLY MUST DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT STRAY STRAND!
HIS HIGHNESS ZAIN AL-ABIDIN TUANKU MUHRIZ IS SECOND SON OF THE REIGNING RULER OR YANG DIPERTUAN BESAR OF NEGERI SEMBILAN AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
CHEF JAMES HO SOON BOON, LYN SIEW AND DATO STEVE DAY
DATO STEVE DAY WELCOMING GUESTS
TRIDY GANENDRA, PUAN SRI TEO CHYE LUAN, ASRI GHAFAR AND IAN CHONG
KIRAN, VIVIENNE CHENG, LEE JIM LENG AND JOHARI ABAS
DATO SERI DR VICTOR WEE, KIRAN AND VIVIENNE CHENG
NEGERI PRINCE, ISADORA, CHEF JAMES, LYN AND DATO STEVE DAY
JOHARI ABAS AND DATIN SU DAY
Y.A.M TUNKU ZAIN IS NEPHEW OF Y.A.M TUNKU DARA
ISADORA, DATO SERI DR VICTOR WEE AND TRULY TRUDY (I BEEN WAITING TO SAY THIS)
VIVIENNE CHENG AND KIRAN JEYABALAN ON RED CARPET
LEE JIM LENG
TAN SRI TEO CHIANG LIANG AND PUAN SRI TEO CHYE LUAN
QUINTIN, LYN AND IAN CHONG
ASRI TUN GHAFAR BABA, DATO STEVE DAY AND JOHARI ABAS
IAN CHONG, VIVIENNE CHENG AND GUESTS
LEE JIM LENG, TAN SRI TEO CHIANG LIANG AND QUINTIN
IS HE BENT?
IAN CHONG HURRIEDLY COVERS THE GLASS STEM TO TRY SHOW HE IS NOT BENT
THIS IS CALLED 'THE PRINCE AND PAUPER' NAMED DOUBTLESS IN HONOUR OF NEGERI SEMBILAN PRINCE ZAIN AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
PAN SEARED FOIE GRAS IS VERY EXPENSIVE SITTING ATOP THE PAUPERISH CARAMELISED WATER MELON!
THE SOFT DELICIOUSNESS OF FOIE GRAS IS PERFECTLY BALANCED BY CRUNCHY MELON!
SENSATIONAL! TO DIE FOR!
THE PRINCE AT LEFT, THE PAUPER AT RIGHT
IAN CHONG PLAYS WITH HIS TONGUE, EROTIC
BENT, BENT, BENT!
WHY BE STRAIGHT WHEN YOU CAN BEND?
HANDPHONES SHOULD BE BANNED AT DINING TABLES
THIS IS CALLED 1 MALAYSIA AND IS THE STAR OF THE SHOW!
STARRING THE WORLD'S SMALLEST AND MOST DELICIOUS NASI LEMAK, HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE, ROTI CANAI AND PAPADUM
SO WE HAVE MALAY, CHINESE AND INDIAN DISHES
VIEW FROM INSIDE OUR PRIVATE DINING ROOM
MIGF ADVERTS ARE SHOWN ALL NIGHT LONG TILL DAWN
CHEF JAMES HO SOON BOON
CHEF HO SOON BOON IS FROM SEREMBAN, TO THE DELIGHT OF ROYAL GUESTS TUNKU DARA TUNKU NAQUIAH TUANKU JAAFAR AND TUNKU ZAIN AL-ABIDIN TUANKU MUHRIZ
TALENTED CHEF JAMES HO
THIS IS MOBSTER
LOBSTER SALAD IN KOI DRESSING
NO JAPANESE CARP WERE SLAUGHTERED SO FRET NOT. THE KOI REFERS TO THE PAIR OF WHITE MAYO RESEMBLING A STYLISED PAIR OF FISH
CLEAR BROTH SOUP, UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL
IAN CHONG LOOKS LIKE HANDSOME HONG KONG MOVIE STAR
IAN CHONG IS THE LOVER OF LYN SIEW
DATO STEVE DAY HOLDING COURT
TAN SRI TEO CHIANG LIANG ENJOYING HIMSELF
MINE IS THIS BIG AND LONG