Chinese New Year Menu at Five Senses, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

[Chinese New Year Special]

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Evonne and I recently headed over to try the special Chinese New Year menu at Five Sen5es, The Westin Kuala Lumpur’s authentic Cantonese restaurant. The special menu is only available from 2 to 21 February 2016, and consists of three (3) set menus, a selection of fresh Yee Sang, festive à la carte items and an enhanced dim sum brunch, offering a mix of traditional and modern signature creations.

Chinese Chef Tan with his team came up with this once a year offering especially for this auspicious event with celebratory dishes that engage your Sight, Taste, Scent, Touch and Sound.

Among the must-try dishes recommended by the restaurant are Chef Tan’s innovative Deep Fried Pork Spare Rib and Fresh Berries with Haw Berry Sauce, crispy yet juicy pork ribs are served with superfoods blueberries and raspberries, Slow Boiled Clay Pot Rice with Assorted Wax Meat and Chestnut representing contentment and happiness, Crisp-fried Prawn with Pumpkin and Salted Egg Yolk Mousse calling for prosperity and New Year Specialties Yee Sang with added Charcoal Grilled Dried Meat.

 

It was raining heavily that evening so the windows were frosted up actually contributing to an even nicer ambience

It was raining heavily that evening so the windows were frosted up actually contributing to an even nicer ambience. When not frosted, this section of the restaurant offers a great view of bustling Jalan Bukit Bintang.

The restaurant has a very warm and inviting interior

The restaurant has a very warm and inviting interior

First up was a giant abalone and salmon yee sang with bak kua made specially for the three (3) tables of media attending that night. The normal large and small portions are available or if you're dining in a big group you can call ahead to arrange a giant one like this.

First up was a giant abalone and salmon yee sang with bak kua made specially for the three (3) tables of media attending that night. The normal large and small portions are available or if you’re dining in a big group you can call ahead to arrange a giant one like this.

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丰收慶有餘(三文鲍鱼鱼生)
Norwegian Fresh Salmon Yee Sang and Abalone

This was the most awesome yee sang I’ve had to date with the addition of the abalone!

 

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风生又水起(津胆火腿炖乳鸽)

Double Boiled Pigeon With Chinese Ham and Baby Cabbage

Something healthy to get the meal started proper. The soup was very sweet and flavourful while the bits of Chinese ham and baby cabbage were a nice addition. A nice and heartwarming soup!

 

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凤凰戏年花(麻辣白切鸡)

Poached Chicken With Spicy Garlic Sauce

The chicken was incredibly tender while the spicy garlic sauce added lots of flavour to the dish. I don’t normally like steamed/ chicken cooked in this manner but this one was extremely tender and flavourful!

 

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步步快高升(山楂鲜梅排骨)

Deep Fried Pork Spare Rib and Berries With Haw Berry Sauce

Oh yeah! A dish after my own heart! Deliciously crispy pieces of spare ribs covered in a sweet and tangy sauce. The berries were a nice touch to the dish and provided some lovely sweet and piquant flavours to balance out the dish.

 

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鲜茄火腩焖鲳鱼

Fried Pomfret with Braised Roasted Pork Belly and Cherry Tomatoes

Siew yoke and fish? Well why not? Eat the fish fast though while it’s still crispy!

 

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金银遍满地(咸蛋金瓜爆虾球)

Crisp Fried Prawn with Pumpkin and Salted Egg Yolk Mousse

This was my ultimate favourite dish of the night and most of the members of the media at my table agreed with me. Utterly delicious with a crispy outer layer and deliciously flavourful soft layer coating the prawns. A definitely must order for any seafood lover!

 

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五谷丰收年 (瓦煲栗子滑鸡腊味饭)

Slow Boiled Clay Pot Rice with Assorted Wax Meat and Chestnut

This looks like a mess but it was pretty good and as most of us were pretty full by this time there was half a pot left which I happily took home and had for my lunch and dinner the following day. It’s absolutely loaded with delicious meats while the chestnut provided some variance in texture and taste.

 

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财高升八斗(姜汁豆浆汤圆拼年糕)

Glutinous Rice Dumplings in Sweetened Soya Milk and Ginger Juice with Japanese Sweet Potato Gold Coin Chinese New Year ‘Nian Gau’

A nice and thankfully not too sweet end to the meal.

 

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I really loved the pork dishes but sadly the restaurant will be reverting back to a halal (ie. pork free) status after the Chinese New Year festive season. I think it’s such a pity but then again the restaurant is part of a business and so has to cater to the majority of customers. So do head over and try the non-halal menu while it lasts!

 

Here’s a look at some of the special CNY set menus:

双喜團圓宴
Happiness Reunion
Chinese New Year Set Menu I

鸿运慶有餘(三文鱼生)
Norwegian Fresh Salmon Yee Sang

春風生水起(瑶柱金菇鱼唇羹)
Authentic Braised Dried Scallop, Enoki Mushroom, Sea Cucumber and Fish
Lips Broth

银蒜眏凰皇(蒙古风沙鸡)
Mongolian Style Crisp-Baked Chicken

步步快高升(山楂鲜梅排骨)
Deep Fried Pork Spare Rib and Berries With Haw Berry Sauce

丰收慶有余餘(清蒸深海班)
Cantonese Style Steamed Live Grouper

金田迎春风(杞子百合时蔬)
Wolfberries and Fresh Lilly Bulb with Seasonal Vegetable

荷田迎春福(肉松腊味炒年糕)
Wok Fried ‘Nian Gao’ With Wax Meat Floss

财高升八斗(姜汁豆浆汤圆)
Glutinous Rice Dumplings in Sweetened Soya Milk and Ginger Juice

RM 1688 nett per table of 10 persons

福气團圓宴
Blessings Reunion
Chinese New Year Set Menu II

一本捞万利(贵妃鲍鱼三文鱼生)
Taiwanese Top Shell Abalone and
Norwegian Salmon Yee Sang

竹报喜平安(竹笙干贝蟹钳菜胆汤)
Dried Scallop, Sun Dried Bamboo Pith Crab Claw and Baby Cabbage Soup

凤凰戏年花(麻辣白切鸡)
Poached Chicken With Spicy Garlic Sauce

玉龙慶有余(清蒸笋壳鱼)
Steamed Soon Hock Fish with Soy Sauce and Fragrant Oil

金银遍满地(咸蛋金瓜爆虾球)
Crisp Fried Prawn with Pumpkin and
Salted Egg Yolk Mousse

好事大发财(蚝豉发菜焖烧肉)
Roasted Pork Belly with Slow Stewed Dried Oyster and ‘Fatt Choy’

珍珠聚满堂(干贝带子章鱼鸡粒饭)
Fried Rice with Braised Dried Scallop “Konpoi”,
Scallop, Diced Squid & Chicken

富臨喜滿堂(椰丝蒸年糕)
Steamed Chinese New Year Cake with Shredded Coconut

金玉满堆堂(珍珠杨枝甘露)
Sweetened Chilled Silken Mango Cream with Pearl Sago and
Crushed Thai Pomelo

RM 1988 nett per table of 10 persons

 

美满團圓宴
Abundance Reunion
Chinese New Year Set Menu III

旺金飘满屋(二头鲍三文鱼海蜇鱼生)
Sliced Two Head Abalone, Norwegian Salmon and Jelly Fish Yee Sang
祥龙戏凤凰(天仙珠花胶炖泡参鸡汤)

Double Boiled Chicken Consommé with Sliced Fish Maw,
Seaweed Pearl and Ginseng

龙凤呈春祥(当归靓烧鸭)
Oven Roasted Barbecue ‘Tong Guai’ Duck

鲜茄火腩焖鲳鱼
Fried Pomfret with Braised Roasted Pork Belly and Cherry Tomatoes

龍皇賀新歲(蒜茸蒸大生虾
Golden Garlic Steamed Fresh Water Prawn财源滚滚来(大蒜烧腩小炒皇)
Stir Fried Mix Vegetables With Leek and Roasted Pork Belly

五谷丰收年 (瓦煲栗子滑鸡腊味饭)
Slow Boiled Clay Pot Rice with Assorted Wax Meat and Chestnut

合家滿團圓(金元宝年糕)
Japanese Sweet Potato Gold Coin Chinese New Year ‘Nian Gau’

春回迎大地 (桂花汤圆)
Glutinous Rice Dumplings with Sweet Osmanthus Dessert

RM 2288 nett per table of 10 persons

 

 

Also available is an extensive à la carte menu, with timeless classics ranging from Rainbow Fruity Wasabi Salad Tossed Phoenix Prawn, Double Boiled Chicken Consommé with Sliced Fish Maw,  Tiger Grouper and Sweetened Chilled Silken Mango Cream, Pearl Sago with Crushed Thai Pomelo and assorted Dim Sum to name a few.

And a must have for Chinese in Malaysia is yee sang and there are the Unity Chinese New Year Specialties Yee Sang which are available from 19 January to 21 February 2016 such as the Norwegian Fresh Salmon Yee Sang and Australian Spring Abalone Yee Sang. Diners also have the options to enhance the dish by topping add-ons to the selected Yee Sang which is served with Chef Tan’s special plum sauce.

Yee Sang can be enjoyed by dining in or to be taken away, and prices start from RM76 nett per standard serving and are available from 19 January to 21 February, 2016.

 

Simply Dim Sum Brunch (09 February 2015 and weekends)

The second day (09 February 2016) of the Chinese New Year is also known as “Hoi Nin” in Chinese, meaning the beginning of a year. The restaurant will be having an enhanced version of the Simply Dim Sum Brunch, which is based around the All You Can Eat concept as well as interactive pass around dishes. On top of that, Roasted Whole Pig, Poon Choy and Wax Meat Rice are especially added to the buffet spread to mark this auspicious day.

Simply Dim Sum Brunch with enhanced menu is also available over the weekends from 02 to 21 February 2016. You can enjoy free flow of selected beverages to go with your All You Can Eat experience.

RM138 nett per person includes free flow of Chinese tea

additional free flow of soft drinks and Chinese tea RM20 nett per person
additional free flow of soft drinks, chilled juices and selected beers RM60 nett per person
additional free flow of soft drink, chilled juices, selected beers and wine RM80 nett per person

 

Discounts

SPG and Beyond Dining members are entitled to 15% discount on total food bill.

Various credit card promotions and discounts apply while group discounts are also applicable upon request.

 

Five Senses is located at:

The Westin Kuala Lumpur

199, Jalan Bukit Bintang,

Bukit Bintang,

55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

Telephone: +603 2773 8338             

Website: http://www.westindining.com.my/

Email: westindining@westin.com

For more info, head over to http://www.thewestinkualalumpur.com/

 

 

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