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Rumours said CNY is Yummy

Written on January 24, 2009 by CincauHangus

Okay. Cut me some slack on this photo post, because I’m bad around food when i have my camera around.

My first experience with food (together with Nadia, the camera. YES SHE HAS A NAME! Nao shoo.) was at a coffee shop in Sri Petaling. Ended up with a cup of leong sui in my camera bag, sinking my most expensive lens (back then) in it.

Now my lens bathing experience has stopped, forever hopefully. :P

So, what’s this fuzz about my camera lens and all. Well it’s because she has seen yummy food from KL and *ehem* Penang! This being a post on food, I want to do this right with a brief intro of this restaurant.

Rumours Desa Sri Petaling

Please mind the rumour.

Rumours is situated in Desa Sri Hartamas, just behind Souled Out. It serves fusion dishes while the ambiance gives a calm and soothing feel to your dining experience.

With the Chinese New Year 2 days away, Rumours has came up with a special Chinese New Year menu to cater for the reunion dinners that we all have on the eve of every Chinese New Year.

Enough talk, lets look at what they have in store for you and the family at Rumours.

Firstly, what’s a CNY reunion dinner without the traditional Lou Sang?

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Lou Sang with White Tuna or Salmon.

Although I mentioned ‘traditional’, the fusion brought into this dish makes it a little unique with the raw white tuna (or you could stick with salmon, if you’re feeling old school). I’m quite particular about my sushi, and the white tuna tasted very good. Something different from the usual fish we eat for ‘lou sang-ing’.

*please ignore my feeble attempt with cantonese*

Lets start the tossing! Higher = Property *as long as you land it back in the plate*

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Ginger Chicken Consomme

Next I had a bowl of soup called Ginger Chicken Consomme. There were a few fried wantans in the soup. The fried wantans weren’t soggy though. I personally find it peppery. I also find it slightly too salty for my liking. On the other hand, one of my dates added more pepper into it and said it wasn’t enough..

So, top tip of the day, if you like pepper in your soup,
go for the Ginger Chicken Consomme @ Rumours.

Lets move on to the main course.

There are 3 dishes to choose from for the main course;

  1. Braised Beef Tenderloin in Chinese BBQ Sauce
  2. Pan Fried Five Spiced Duck Breast
  3. Steamed White Cod with Plum Sauce

All three dishes comes with buttered brown herb rice and vegetables.

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Braised Beef Tenderloin in Chinese BBQ Sauce

Because of my mother,  I personally don’t get eat beef that much. However, occasionally I’ll steal a bite from dishes like this. Among the 3 dishes mentioned for the main course, I prefer this dish because it’s tender and soft.

Now, I’m not saying this just because it looks tender and soft, but IT IS tender and soft. I felt like i was cutting through butter when I cut out a slice for myself. Imagine backyard BBQ, but way better.

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Pan Fried Five-Spice Duck Breast

If you like some quack quack in your reunion dinner, this is the one. Not only the quack encourages communication between family members, it makes your mouth itch for more quack. The reason is simply because not only is the duck is extremely tender, you’re also enticed by the aromatic herbs and spices marinated in the duck.

The rice in this dish tastes *and smells* better because of the fusion between the duck, the spices and the butter from the rice making it tastier and slightly creamier than the other 2 dishes.

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Steamed White Cod with Plum Sauce

Fish lovers would certainly love this dish. The light taste of the Plum sauce together with the butter from the rice gives the fish a smooth and slightly tangy taste.

‘Tangy taste in my cod?’ Don’t worry, unless you’re allergic to plum sauce, because the tangy is not stingy and I’ll personally recommend this dish if you don’t eat beef.

Finally, the desert.

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Red Bean Pancake with Sesame Ice Cream & Fruits

Remember that I said Rumours is all about fusion? This desert is not spared from “fusionism” as well. This hot and cold desert is almost as good as a chocolate brownie and vanilla ice cream, only less sinful. :P

I have not tried sesame ice cream in my life (I’m sure some of you have not either) and I’m sure Rumours is one of the best place to start. Here’s a teaser of how the sesame ice cream tastes like; imagine peanut butter only colder and not as thick. The red bean paste was slightly rough because it was handmade, crushed and smashed but not too much till it’s pulp. Although red bean isn’t my preferred desert, but the combination is good and you should eat both hot and cold desert together. :)


Then check out Rumours’ Chinese New Year menu before it ends on the 9th February. Reasonably priced at RM168+ for 4 pax, great for the typical Chinese family. RM336+ for 8 pax and RM488+ for 12 pax.

Rumours is located at :
24, Jalan 28/70A Desa Sri Hartamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
(block behind Souled Out, same row at Silveridge)
For reservations, please call : 603 2300 6650

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  • Comment by ali:

    nice pictures. :)

    January 24, 2009 @ 11:52 am
  • Comment by Alice Teh:

    Cute name for your camera. I named mine as ‘Leng Zai’ and all my friends know him by that name. Hehee…

    Very nice photos, by the way. :)

    ~ Alice, commenting from Cherating, Kuantan, Pahang.

    January 29, 2009 @ 11:20 pm
  • Comment by CincauHangus:

    Alice: Haha.. That’s not a bad name actually. haha.. Btw, Thanks :)

    Ali: Not as good as yours lor. :P

    January 30, 2009 @ 10:42 am
  • Comment by andrew:

    hehe… =D nice photos of food ma!! =D super cool!! =D hungry..

    January 30, 2009 @ 5:13 pm
  • Comment by Sam:

    *Drools* X9999

    January 30, 2009 @ 9:27 pm
  • Comment by CincauHangus:

    yes sam, im drooling too.. hungry every time i look at this post…

    January 31, 2009 @ 12:39 am
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