Pearl inside the MGM Grand offers a first class dining experience, featuring modern Chinese décor and traditional culinary methodology.
The restaurant is decorated with soft cream-colored furniture, chocolate brown carpeting and a sea blue accent wall. Elegantly tall booths with cleanly set tables line the walls. Oversized floor lamps with vibrant red lampshades and a corresponding red accent wall give Pearl a delicate mix of an ocean-like atmosphere and a fiery glow.
Start with items like the shrimp egg rolls or spider prawn dumplings, crispy wonton shells with tender shrimp inside.
Roasted Peking duck will never steer you wrong.The fatty meat is tender and succulent and the crispy skin yields a nice crunch. The duck is carved table-side, wrapped in thin pancakes and served with a sweet and tangy dipping sauce.
Additional options include honey vinegar braised pork tenderloin, fire-roasted Mongolian beef, pan seared sea bass with spring onions and braised abalone. Stir fried beef tenderloin with bamboo and black mushrooms is simply and perfectly executed.
Try the almond crusted lemon chicken with a light salad. Thinly sliced almonds coat tender pieces of chicken, topped with a sweet, syrupy lemon sauce. For the perfect bite, take a piece of chicken with a few leaves of the fresh green salad.
Desserts include a Far-East freeze, with yogurt ice cream, passion fruit sorbet, strawberry sorbet and crunchy meringue. The dome-shaped dessert includes a syrupy pomegranate sauce.
A lavender rice pudding is firm in texture, but light in flavor, with subtle hints of lavender and vanilla.The rice pudding is served with a rich chocolate sorbet.Pearl inside the MGM Grand is a beautiful restaurant both in décor and in Chinese flavors. Using traditional methods of cooking, steamed, braised baked and fried, Pearl offers guests a unique and updated take on Chinese cuisine.
-- Review by Nikki Neu