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Restaurant Food Delivery Challenge : Marco Polo Chinese Cuisine

Your Chinese High Tea Served To Your Doorstep. With roots dating back to the early 1980’s comes a highly rated Chinese restaurant by foodies and critiques alike. But are they able to maintain that level of standard in a take-away box?

I placed the order via a third party app which was pretty straight forward. The packaging was nothing much to rave about with ordinary take away boxes.

Mango Prawn Roll (RM 11.80)

Striking a perfect balance of sweet and savoury, the prawn rolls were coated in a crispy, light and crunchy pastry. Securing the bright yellow, egg yolk look alike, warm and slightly sweet mango filling within, giving the fresh crunchy prawns a gentle mango bath though was a little over powering, masking the flavour of the prawns.

Stir Fried Radish Cake (RM 10.80)

The radish cake was evenly sliced pieces and fried to a beautiful golden brown, slightly charred on the edges giving it a touch of crispy. Accompanied by a down pour of beansprouts and spring onions with a drizzle of turnips completing the meal.

Lor Mai Kai (RM 9.80)

The meat was slightly hard along the edges probably a result of aging in the take away box. The meat however was a saving grace as it was very tender and fragrant off-setting the downfalls of the glutinous rice.

Bacon Roll (RM 8.80)

If looks could be deceiving, it sure was here. Given the dish was swimming in Thai sweet chilli, I expected an overwhelmingly sweet dish. However, the meat was tender and juicy especially the streaky bacon giving a slightly smoky flavour which off set the sweetness of the entire dish. Quite a surprising but a pleasant surprise.

Dim sum is a delicate dish with the potential to go quite wrong not aging well in a takeaway box. However, Marco Polo has managed to sustain the quality of these dim sum despite the potential delivery horrors.

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