Secret Garden9 Dec 2016
Contrary to its name, the restaurant itself is no secret with a huge signage bearing the name of the outlet along Jalan SS23/15. Secret Garden’s huge glass windows reveal a classy setting of tables and chairs on the inside with seating arrangements for both big and small groups. On one side of the wall, you’ll find a beautiful oriental mural of flowers of an Asian woman.
Once my companion and I walked in, we were greeted by a young waiter and swiftly ushered to our seats. He explained that the restaurant also served steamboat offerings apart from their a la carte options. There was also a section for set lunches for two to three persons, as well as four to six persons. Just like any Chinese restaurant, Secret Garden has a number of options to choose from for each category of food – meats, seafood, vegetables, beancurd, fish, pork, noodles.
We sampled their Taiwanese deep-fried spicy chicken with dry chilli, classic sweet and sour prawns, pineapple grouper, and sizzling beancurd. We had a pot of rose tea to accompany our meals, which the waiters kept surreptitiously refilling the instant we took sips from our cups. All our dishes came promptly along with a bowl of rice for each of us.
The chicken that came with dried chilli and cucumbers was not as spicy as I hoped it would be although it didn’t lack in flavour. The classic sweet and sour prawns smelled amazing and tasted fresh and juicy.
The grouper was fried and served with pineapple and bell peppers – a dish similarly cooked to the prawns – and tasted great with rice. My favourite was their beancurd that came with a fried egg topped with minced meat – soft, flavourful and sizzling!
The verdict: Secret Garden is best enjoyed with the whole family for their impeccable service and delicious offerings.
Address:7 & 9, Jalan SS23/15, Taman SEA, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Telephone: 03-7887 6999