Oriental Cravings is probably one of the oldest and most popular family-styled restaurants in One Utama. Through various channels, it seems like the place is infamous for its service but we did not have any bad experience there. The restaurant has a big Chinese menu... featuring a lot of familiar local eats and Chinese stir-fry dishes. One particular thing that caught our attention was the heavy usage of Petai. Prices are of standard restaurant-pricing. Though the serving portion was huge, we did not find the meal exceptional (not that it was bad but really nothing special).
Rice Wine Mee Sua (Rm 23.90)
Petai Fried Rice (Rm 19.90)
Claypot Lou Shee Fun (Rm 15.90)
Fried Yam Cake (Rm 15.90)
Hand Roll Chee Cheong Fun (Rm 11.90)
The Hand Roll Chee Cheong Fun seems to be a popular choice... basically Chee Cheong Fun rolled with Radish-Mushroom filling. The filling was well-seasoned and additional Soy Sauce was not necessary... good on its own but even better with their home-made Chili paste. The Fried Yam Cake was not too shabby either... we loved the addition of Long Beans for the extra crunch but did not quite enjoy the Pork Lard. We thought they made the dish a little overly oily. Amongst the mains, Claypot Lou Shee Fun left us with the deepest impression. The texture was amazing... addictively bouncy and the dish was expertly cooked. There were not much ingredients and toppings inside though... except a handful of deep fried Pork Lards. The Rice Wine Mee Sua was quite an acquired taste... acidic and sweet at the same time, may be authentic but definitely an acquired taste that may not be adored by everyone.
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: Yes 6%
Address: G359, Ground Floor New Wing, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, 47800, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Business Hours: 10 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 603- 7727 2581