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The Entertainer Qatar: A Chinese Feast at Tse Yang, The Pearl Qatar.

October 23, 2015
Tse Yang, The Pearl Qatar

I was taken aback by the lavish interior decor of Tse Yang as soon as I walked in their dining area. A huge Chinese lantern adorns the middle of the room with the color of red dominating the whole place. It looks too fancy to be a non-alcoholic restaurant! I told the very friendly staff named Reese to which she can only reply to with a giggle. :p

Tse Yang, The Pearl Qatar

Tse Yang is one of those restaurants which I’ve always told myself that I’d try but never had the chance to. After visiting it for the first time, I am now mentally kicking myself for not visiting it earlier and making the most out of the Entertainer vouchers that I have for the restaurant. It’s probably pretty obvious by now that I loved our experience in Tse Yang.

Tse Yang, The Pearl Qatar

Noticing our confusion on the menu, Reese came to our rescue and personally recommended a few dishes. We were very hungry when we arrived and everything on their menu sounds appetizing. As they say, never order a dish or do your groceries when you’re hungry. Thankfully, she brought back some sense in us from ordering more than what we could handle.

Tse Yang, The Pearl Qatar

Highly recommended was the wasabi prawns and OMG that was really incredible! I couldn’t thank our waitress enough for recommending that dish to us. Four pieces of prawns covered in wasabi sauce were served and I had to stop myself from eating my lunch date’s portion of it. It was absolutely tasty! This dish combines two of my favorite things to eat – prawns and wasabi. Yep, I’m addicted to wasabi. I can eat it with everything or even on its own. This dish doesn’t give you that burning sensation though in your nasal passages which wasabis are famous for. The wasabi flavor was toned down by some sort of a creamy sauce with it. This would be a staple appetizer dish for me in Tse Yang. We also had four varieties of dim sum combination as part of our appetizer but  I was not a big fan of it. I thought it was too dry.

Tse Yang, The Pearl Qatar

Wasabi Prawns

We ordered two kinds of main dishes to share with our vegetarian fried rice, my lunch date’s choice was wok-fried jumbo scallops with dried shrimps and chilli sauce which was a bit disappointing for both of us for different reasons. I thought it was too bland while my lunch date thought it was too spicy, I didn’t taste any spice at all though but then again – I love spicy food.

Tse Yang, The Pearl Qatar

Wok-fried jumbo scallops with dried shrimps and chilli sauce

I chose crispy fried free-range chicken in spring onion sauce which ultimately became the highlight of our meal. I loved it! The chicken skin was too crispy that it tasted like chicharron for me. I’m fully aware that this was chicken and not pork (which is what a chicharron is) but the crispiness of the chicken skin on this dish definitely reminded me of the crispy chicharron I used to snack on when I was younger. I can only imagine how good their peking duck is if their crispy chicken is already done so perfectly.

Tse Yang, The Pearl Qatar

Crispy-fried free-range chicken in spring onion sauce

We initially wanted to order a peking duck but they only have a full portion on their menu. When we asked for the bill, it was only then were we informed that they do offer a half portion of the duck. Not their fault as we didn’t ask anyway.

Tse Yang, The Pearl Qatar

Vegetable Fried Rice

I have to say though that Tse Yang’s prices are quite expensive. In fact, the prices that they have are probably the same as all the other licensed restaurants in 5 star hotels. However, we were able to lower down the cost with our Entertainer voucher but even then – I thought it was still pricey. We were informed though that there is a plan of redesigning the restaurant including their menu which will have lower prices. I hope the quality of the food will not be sacrificed when the repricing occurs. However, I would definitely pay the same amount to have their wasabi prawns and crispy chicken again.

Tse Yang, The Pearl Qatar

Excuse the very messy table. :p

QR75 Dimsum Combo
QR80 Wasabi prawns
QR108 Scallops
QR44 Vegetable Fried Rice
QR30 1L Water

Chicken in spring onion sauce priced at QR80 is free of charge after using The Entertainer Qatar voucher. Approximate total savings thru The Entertainer App as of date is QAR2859/-.

Tse Yang, Pearl Qatar
1st Floor, Waterfront, Porto Arabia, Pearl Qatar, Doha
Tel No 44953876

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9 Comments

  • Reply Sarah January 31, 2016 at 17:53

    Mmmmm! Comment spamming all over your site hehe ’cause there’s so much good stuff to look at. I haven’t had good Chinese food in awhile and this looks great!
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High February 4, 2016 at 17:03

      Do you get a lot of authentic Chinese restaurants in Amsterdam? 🙂

  • Reply Nancie Lee October 24, 2015 at 17:22

    It sounds like the Entertainer Qatar voucher is a great savings tool! Every dish looked awesome. I enjoyed your description of the chicken. I’ve never had chicken so crispy as a chicharron. haha It sounds quite yummy! Thanks for sharing!
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High October 25, 2015 at 13:42

      Ah! You’ve just reminded me of the crispy chicken. Yum yum!
      Yes, Entertainer is a great savings tool. They also have it now in some other countries. 🙂

  • Reply Linda Bibb October 24, 2015 at 01:04

    Although I’m not a fan of Chinese food, that crispy fried chicken looked pretty good. It’s funny how coupons seem to encourage us to visit restaurants we’d never otherwise consider. I tried to convert it but couldn’t … How much did you save in USD?
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High October 24, 2015 at 10:05

      That is true, the coupons have been a big help for me when deciding where to dine next. :p I had the same coupon book when I was still living in Dubai (where the coupon company started) and every single person there has the same. It’s like a sin not to have it. Lol.

      The saving is roughly about USD23.

  • Reply Photo Cache October 23, 2015 at 21:45

    That is super fancy for chinese food. Somehow I never equate Chinese food with fancy dining. It worked in this case.
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High October 24, 2015 at 10:06

      Now that you’ve mentioned it, this is probably the fanciest Chinese restaurant I’ve ever been in. Haha!

  • Reply Photo Cache October 23, 2015 at 21:45

    That is super fancy for chinese food. Somehow I never equate Chinese food with fancy dining. It worked in this case.
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