Decided on Fujian for our CNY eve dinner after much deliberation.
It was great that they accept reservations ahead of time as we have expected it would be difficult to get a table on the day itself.
For a restaurant in an established hotel - I do have mixed feelings on this. There were some hits and misses.
- great decor, although packed - noise level was not overwhelming.
- Peking duck was tasty and cooked to perfection. Vegetables were fresh and tasted delicious with simple garlic sauce. Fried noodles had right amount of seasoning and complimentary cookies ended the dinner on a positive note.
- staff service can be improved. Had to be prompted to have our plates changed (usually in Chinese restaurants - its done automatically when our plates are filled with sauces frm previous dishes/ bones). There were few times where accidents happened at the kitchen door ( we were seated nearby) that sent plates crashing.
- some of the dishes we had were quite bland and of one note. The paper thin flour pieces that are used to wrap the skin of Peking duck is disproportionately small compared to the pieces of skin that were sliced.
So far the reviews are mainly for their dim sum and perhaps next time I may give it a second shot at it to try that. But as for dinner - I probably will give it a miss and opt to try a different Chinese restaurant in Chiang Mai.
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