Salt baked Iberico ribs

The food at Gu Yue Tien is sexy.

Eat salt baked Iberico pork ribs with the fingers and tear away the tender, flavourful flesh with the teeth as the meat gently glides off the bone, leaving no prisoners.

Chew on the gelatinous skin of the steamed giant garoupa, and go weak in the knees.  Float away into ecstasy as you inhale the heady aroma of dried scallops, crab meat and prawns in the luscious seafood soup.

Pick up the biggest prawn and reach for its head where the soft, orange roe beckons.  Eat it like there’s no tomorrow.  Repeat with the next biggest prawn.  Monogamy is a dirty word.

And finally, there is something erotic about scooping out creamy egg yolk, liquid spilling over the edge of the egg shell as you lick up the sides, heart racing as the warm, almost congealed, rich pairing of egg yolk and foie gras brings you into a climax.

Gu Yue Tien deserves a standing ovation.


Norwegian salmon yee sang – a twist on the traditional yee sang, this is a tangy salad made with coral lettuce, pear, pomelo, raisins, finely julienned kaffir lime leaves, and a strawberry sauce.

Gu Yue Tien soft boiled egg with foie gras – the key is to cook it without the egg white so that a richer product is achieved. Served with a sprinkling of black pepper.

A thick assorted seafood soup with crab roe

Salt baked Spanish Iberico pork ribs

Salt baked Spanish Iberico pork ribs

Steamed giant garoupa with minced ginger and yellow bean paste

Steamed glutinous rice with fresh water prawns and waxed meat

Prawn roe

Chilled mango cream with pomelo

Pan fried nian gao

In conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration this year, the best chefs from 8 top Chinese restaurants in the Klang Valley have customised special Extravagant 8 menus, priced at RM888++ for a table of 8 – 10 (in the case of Gu Yue Tien), exclusively for Standard Chartered credit card holders.  The menus are available from January 20 to February 17, 2011. More details on the restaurants, their offerings and T&Cs are available at the Standard Chartered website.

Thank you, Chef Frankie Woo Chee Way and Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia for this amazing meal.

Gu Yue Tien
Chulan Square
Jalan Raja Chulan

Tel: 03-2148 0808

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Note: This is the second of five reviews under the Standard Chartered Extravagant 8 campaign. The first review on Li Yen can be found HERE.