YE ZI (MEANING 'COCONUT' FLAVOUR) AT THE ROOF, FIRST AVENUE BUILDING, IS AN UPSCALE YET REASONABLY PRICED STEAMBOAT RESTAURANT IN OPULENT SURROUNDINGS NORMALLY RESERVED FOR PRICEY CHINESE CUISINE USING ABALONE AND SHARK'S FIN.
Yet despite the grandeur, Ye Zi is relaxed and comfortable, allowing guests to dine in air conditioned luxury or out in the balcony taking in magnificent views of Bandar Utama all the way to KLCC and KL Tower.
You can spend RM 288 ++ per person on MIGF Festival Menu with wine or around RM 35 per person for more pedestrain fare!
Service is near flawless and comparable to pricey Chinese restaurants.
Owners Dax Lee is a renowned restauranteur who runs Ye Zi on a day to day basis with partner Katrina Wong who looks after Ye Zi only so don't look for her at Signature by the Hill restaurant, Playclub disco, The Malt and Leaf Stratosphere or Score sports bar.
Katrina Wong, 27, resembles a Chinese actress and is more beautiful than Zhang ZiYi and visits Ye Zi every evening so you can feast your peepers on this dazzling fair damsel as you tuck in the comestibles. As you wipe the sweat off your brow under the suspicious eyes of your gf, blame it on the steam from the pot!
Katrina Wong also runs a boutique called Mesmerise at Plaza Damas so you can see her there but she sells only female attire.
From Day One, Ye Zi uses only coconut water (good for your daughter!) as soup base and not el-cheapo plain tap water! Now it has upped the ante by introducing a broth infused with truffles!
This luxury touch is the first of its kind so enjoy the soup in the early stages when the truffle fragrance is still strong. By the time 2 hours have lapsed and you have dunked in chicken, beef, lamb, pork, fish, veggies and what not, the truffle smell will be stifled though the soup will have a different, sweet and delightful taste!
Ye Zi is a class of its own and is a must-try when next in Bandar Utama.
MIGF FESTIVAL MENU
RM 288++ WITH WINE RM 228++ WITHOUT
012 323 5841 MKT@YEZI.COM.MY
The Roof, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya
Wong Jen Lin of MAGIC, Dato Kee Hua Chee who is magic and Cheong Dik Hau of Fantastic Moves which owns The Roof
Wong Jen Lin and Cheong Dik Hau
Cheong Dik Hau, Wong Jen Lin and Datin Su Day who thoughtfully brought a bottle of propolis to give Dik who just had his tonsils removed!
Make sure you drink every drop!
Cheonhg Dik Hau, Wong Jen Lin and Datin Su Day
Dato Steve Day, His Excellency Carlos Martins Ceglia the Brazilian ambassador, Madame Anastasia Martins Ceglia, Wong Jen Lin and Cheong Dik Hau
DATO STEVE DAY, DATO SIMON WONG, DATO IAN LO, CHAIRAMAN OF SHELL MALAYSIA TRADING AND DATIN SAINY CHUN
DATO STEVE DAY WELCOMING GUESTS
DATO STEVE DAY POINTING TO HEAVEN AS THE RAIN CLEARED THE HAZE AND THE STARS SHONE
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE HAZE ALLOWED ALL TO BE BEWITCHED BY THE DAZZLING LIGHTS BLINKING AND WINKING 58 FLOORS BELOW AND STRETCHING AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE, ALL THE WAY TO KLCC AND KL TOWER
SOON POH LIN AT RIGHT AND GUESTS
DATO STEVE DAY'S FAMOUS SAYING---WHAT IS AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT IS ON THE TABLE IS WHO IS AT THE SEAT!
CHEONG DIK HAU, WONG JEN LIN, DAX LEE, DATO STEVE DAY, DATO SIMON WONG, DATO IAN LO, DATIN SAINY CHUN, ANASTASIA AND HIS EXCELLENCY CARLOS MARTINS CEGLIA THE BRAZILIAN AMBASSADOR
WONG JEN LIN, DATO KOK WEE KIAT, DATIN MICHELLE WONG, POH THIAM, ANN CH'NG AND SOON POH LIN
OPEN AIR BAR AT STRATOSPHERE
CHEF PAN CHEE MENG OF YE ZI
HALLOWEEN ON THE WAY
EACH GUEST HOLDS A FAN WHICH CONTAINS YE ZI MENU! FAB TOUCH!
TALL AND DISHY DAX LEE, CO-OWNER OF YE ZI
DAX LEE ANNOUNCES THE WORLD'S FIRST TRUFFLE INFUSED SOUP FOR STEAMBOAT!
ABRAHAM AND ANN CH'NG, DATIN MICHELLE WONG AND DAX LEE
DATIN SU DAY, DATO KOK WEE KIAT, WONG JEN LIN , DR BEH CHOR KHIM AND DATIN POH THIAM
SOON POH LIN, ANDREW TAN, PAM FAM AND ESTEE NG
APPETISER---SALT AND PEPPER MUSHROOM, YE ZI HANDROLL AND CENTURY EGG WHICH GOURMET DATO KOK WEE KIAT DECLARED WAS THE BEST HE EVER ATE!
DAX LEE CAME TO MY TABLE TO PAY HOMAGE TO DATIN SU WAI FUN
ALASKAN SNOW CRAB AND GEODUCK
CHEONG DIK HAU, DATIN SU DAY AND DATO KOK WEE KIAT
DELICIOUS MUSHROOM SOUP
GOODIES IN POT
ALASKAN SNOW CRAB IS SUPER DELICIOUS AND SWEET WITHOUT SUGAR
CHEONG DIK HAU AT WORK
DATO STEVE DAY INTRODUCING GUESTS FROM HIS TABLE
WHO ARE ON THE TABLE IS AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT IS ON THE TABLE!
OR IS IT WHO IS ON THE SEAT IS AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT IS ON THE TABLE
THE 2 HIGHLIGHTS---MATSUSAKA BEEF AT RM 1,000 A KG AND IBERIAN PORK
BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED AS ROSETTES!
LOOKS LIKE A PAIR OF ROSES!
CAPTAIN SIM COOKS ONLY 1 SLIVER OF BEEF AND PORK FOR EACH GUEST! NO CHEATING OR EATING SOMEONE ELSE'S SHARE!
BLACK TRUFFLE AND PRAWN BALLS
LOBSTER SALAD BALLS
DATO STEVE DAY HOLDING COURT
MUI CHOY PORK BALLS
DATO SIMON WONG SINGS! HE IS AN ACCOMPLISHED AND POWERFUL SINGER!
VEGGIE AND NOODLES OR FINALE
CAPTAIN SIM, KENNY, CHEF PAN CHEE MENG AND DATO STEVE DAY
DATIN SU DAY, DATO KOK WEE KIAT, WONG JEN LIN AND DR BEH CHOR KHIM
KENNY, CHEF PAN AND DATO STEVE DAY
DATO KOK WEE KIAT PRAISING THE CREATIVITY OF YE ZI
YOUR CENTURY EGG IS THE BEST I EVER ATE!
HIS EXCELLENCY CARLOS MARTINS CEGLIA THE BRAZILIAN AMBASSADOR SPEAKS FROM THE HEART
I AM BRINGING MY DAUGHTER HERE!
UNSCRIPTED AND FROM THE HEART
THE BRAZILIAN AMBASSADOR DECLARES YE ZI HAS THE BEST STEAM BOAT EVER!
CHEF PAN CHEE MENG LISTENS INTENTLY
DATO SIMON WONG SINGS SHANGHAI TANG AS FINALE
COCONUT WITH AVOCADO DESSERT
YUMMY WITHOUT BEING SWEET! AMAZING
LOOKS LIKE YOU KNOW WHAT BUT THIS IS A GEODUCK!
NOW YOU KNOW WHY GEODUCK IS CONSIDERED AN APHRODISIAC!
VERY OBVIOUS THE RESEMBLANCE!