Cubes Chinese Restaurant @ Jaya One, PJ

We just found a new place to Oo.. and Ah.. over just this week, thanks to Eiling, who is a good friend of the owner of Cubes. We also had great fun with the entourage, Yiling, KY and HB – good to meet you! I use to think that Cubes Chinese restaurant was rather over shadowed by all the noise and fanfare going on downstairs of Jaya One , that I never really had the chance to step into this groovy joint. Do not be fooled by this restaurants swanky contemporary deco, they really know how to serve up great authentic chinese cuisine, thanks to the dynamic ownersย  (husband and wife team) , Mr. and Mrs. Ang. Throughout the course of the night, we found our host and dinner companion, Mr. Ang, a highly experienced and entertaining guy and he amused us endlessly with his anecdotal stories, all night long.

To say that we overate would be the understatement of the century. There was aromatic London duck, which was essentially shredded duck, wrapped in a gorgeous egg crepe and garnished with cucumber, spring onion and ‘special sauce’ to taste. Some places get the duck too dry but Cubes did it just right. A fantastic signature dish and not to be missed.

After the duck, the soft shell crab. Not just any soft shell crab – but sesame battered soft shell crab eaten in a ‘mantou’ (dumpling) and garnished with pineapple and salad leaves and ‘special sauce’. (You will see this term ‘special sauce’ mentioned a lot, throughout the course of the dinner – trade secret! ).

I forgot to mention that we also had some rather interesting drinks at Cubes. The bright pink and green drinks are actually vegetable juices that are really the perfect ‘pick me up’ antioxidants that one should take before or after the gym. Heck, you can take it anytime really, because it is so good for the body, and it tastes delicious. Soon we entered what I call, the ‘pork phase’ย  of the dinner – a true pork experience of a life time. Pork rib, braised pork and pork knuckle.. non stop eating. All I can say is that each pork dish, topped the other.ย  Each had their own unique and distinctive taste. Halfway through dinner Mr. Ang brought out the Macallan.. what a host!ย  The roast chicken was good, but it paled in comparison with the pork counterparts.

“Let there be pork”. Gorgeous, fall-off-the-bone ribs. I swear I died and went to heaven. Wash this down with the Macallan single malt and know that this world is a better place for it;)

If you think that concluded our dinner, think again. We also had double boiled herbal soup, and Massive Tiger prawns in some special magnificent garlic seasoning that really knocked our socks off.

Ok, so this final one is the only’ light’ dish we had the whole night. Deep fried lotus root and vegetables. Oh yes, and after this , dessert of black sesame glutinous balls a colorful platter of fresh fruits! (sorry, the glutinous balls were dessert with my boss and clients the night before.. yikes.. as you can tell, I’ve been entertaining way too often!)

That concludes a really excellent night out. Eiling and Mr. Ang, thank you for the invite and see you guys soon:)

18-1, Block L1-1,
Palm Square Jaya One,
No. 72A, Jalan Universiti,
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 603 7958 6616

Non Halal


  1. You said:
    I swear I died and went to heaven.

    So you came back to earth, so that you can have more of it? :-p

  2. macallan was probably invented for pork..yumm..reminds me nxt time i go to duty free, i need to restock my macallan.

  3. I was attracted to the dishes when KY twitted it 1 by 1. Damn him. :p Your request for the change of link has been implemented ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. another place to jot down in my buku 555 :p

  5. (No photo of the tong yuen? Was it good? *curious*)

    Wah. Good Pork + Macallan: PERFECT. *drool*
    (Note that I’m not pouting btw. ๐Ÿ˜› Haha….)

  6. yeah, actually i kinda prefer the restaurants on jaya one’s higher floor… got thai, indonesian, spanish tapas too…

  7. OMG, I am practically shuddering from yearning! I love the sound of that soft shell crab with mantou. And pork downed with Macallan – woman, stop it already PLEASE!

  8. Hey thanks for coming. Now the best kept secret is no longer a secret! sigh…. Oh btw, yiling, my sister has a blog at

  9. Haha! Let there be pork! I love that sentence. :)

    Yeah, I ate so much that night I was bloated. :S

  10. keropokman:
    that’s right! i did.. how did u guess.. ๐Ÿ˜›

    me too me too!

    cheers and yes, the pork can be damn addictive!

    buku 555 eh.. how cute .. can still buy ar those cute lil books? ๐Ÿ˜›

    yes thank u for jogging my memory ! haha .. tongyuen was last night, not tonight! geez.. i really eat fancy too often;)

    before this, cubes was so tucked away i hardly saw it!

    excellent combo hor.. wait a minute, doesn’t macallan go with most things ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha

    she’s been linked on this post;)

    so more energy for you to ‘work’ till 2.22 am la ๐Ÿ˜›

  11. how on earth did I missed this review? everything look delish!

  12. Wow that looks great! :)

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