Food still good at Qing Palace

Facade of the entrance to Qing Palace
at Pulai Springs Resort, Johor

For years, Qing Palace, the award-winning Chinese restaurant at Pulai Springs Resort, has been a family favourite and the preferred place for countless celebrations and dinners.

I cannot forget our Christmas dinner in December of 2015 when dad dined with us there, his last time before he passed peacefully in January 2016.

Our family dinner, held within a private banquet room, was the highlight of our family staycation at the Cinta Ayu Suites over Christmas Day that year.

The next family celebration catered by Master Chef Lim Ming Chong and his culinary team at Qing Palace, was for the wedding banquet hosted by my nephew and his wife in September 2017.

It was a memorable reunion of family and friends who joined us in Johor Baru from around the globe for this joyous occasion, celebrated with a sumptuous banquet prepared by Qing Palace.

Since then, I have had the privilege to return to Qing Palace and the resort restaurants for media previews of festive menus, hosted by general manager, Sunny Soo and the Marketing & Communications team.

It was always a pleasure to be back at the resort again because their food quality and service standards have stayed consistently good.

After joining the media review for the Qing Palace Chinese New Year menu in 2020, I have not been to the resort again. This was due to the Movement Control Order where a limit was imposed on our travel distance.

Throughout the lockdown periods, my family was preparing our own meals and for a change, I would take a drive to buy takeaways from nearby vendors.

Recently I read a post on my Facebook feed which featured the Special Lockdown delivery and takeaway menu by Qing Palace during this June, and quickly shared it with my sister.

At once we studied the menu together and discussed the options, taking note of the spicy and non-spicy dishes so that the menu we chose should be suitable for mum.

The menu choices were for Set Dishes with Rice, Set Menus that comprised several dishes that come with rice, plus a separate menu for Ala Carte dishes. 

Our takeaway of Set Three, made up of
[clockwise] Steamed white rice, stir-fried
Chinese Spinach with Anchovies, Chicken in
Chilli Oil and sauteed Ostrich meat in
Black Bean sauce

It was interesting that there was an unspoken agreement in our decision to place an order, probably because we were just confident about their food quality.

The only question we had was, when to place the order?

Once we decided on which day to place an order, I made the choice for Set Three, made up of three dishes with two portions of steamed white rice that should serve two to three persons.

I thought that it would be a treat to savour sauteed Ostrich meat stir-fried in Black Pepper Sauce, Chicken in Chilli Oil and stir-fried Chinese Spinach with Anchovies.

As two of the dishes prepared in Chilli Oil and Black Pepper Sauce may be too spicy and unpalatable for mum, I also chose a milder flavour in Braised Chicken with Young Ginger from the Ala Carte menu.

Meanwhile I also read the small print on the menu poster which listed delivery charges and a choice of payment either online or by Cash On Delivery.

A portion of Braised Chicken with Young Ginger

The ordering process via WhatsApp was smooth and efficient, and when I received their confirmation of order with the items clearly listed, all that was left to do was to expect its delivery.

Even though my requested time for delivery was 6.30pm, the doorbell chimed just before 6pm to announce the safe delivery of our dinner order from Qing Palace.

As I served each portion of food to mum, it was pure joy to observe how she savoured the taste of these familiar dishes and a clear conviction for me to place yet another meal order with Qing Palace very soon.

Special Lockdown Takeaway and Delivery Menu promotion is now on till 30 June 2021. Delivery and self-collect between 11 am and 7pm daily.

To order, call and WhatsApp Tel: +6017 – 733 8724 and +6016 – 733 2919.

Qing Palace, a Muslim-friendly Chinese restaurant, is located in Pulai Springs Resort at 20km Jalan Pontian Lama, 81110 Pulai, Johor. Website:

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