[Chinese New Year Special]
After a whole month of doing Chinese New Year menu reviews at some of the top Chinese restaurants, what better way than to cap it all off with review of a really opulent menu at Celestial Court at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. In conjunction with the Year of the Monkey, Executive Chinese Chef, Vincent Loo and Dim Sum Chef, Ken Liew have created a specially-designed menus for diners.
Top of the list are the special yee sangs with the Longevity Peach with Boston Lobster Yee Sang, Legendary Yee Sang with Marinated Preserved Truffle Boston Lobster Meat in Ancient Plum Sauce, and Dragon King of Ocean Boston Lobster Yee Sang with Bananas and Chinese Pear. Of course, premium ingredients don’t come cheap therefore the three (3) Yee Sang choices are priced from RM 250 nett onwards.
Diners can also partake of four (4) exclusive prosperity 9-course set menus which tells the legendary story of the Monkey King, “Journey To The West, Eastern Sea Palace, Celestial Gatekeeper and Uproar in Heaven”. Among the notable dishes are Great Sage Yee Sang with Jelly Fish Flower, King Monkey Head and Bananas in Ancient Plum Sauce, Braised Eight Treasure Soup with Lobster Meat and Hasma, Signature Roasted Crispy Duck with Urban Herbs, Double Boiled Bird Nest with Red Dates, Pear, White Ginseng and Snowing Fungus and others more. The four (4) set menus start from RM1988 nett onwards per table of 10 persons.
If you prefer, you can also order from the a la carte Chinese New Year menu which features a range of authentic Chinese cuisine including the Chef favourites dishes such as the Double Boiled Cordyceps Flower Soup with Wild Duck and Fish Maw, Double Boiled Superior Par Si Bird Nest Consomme with Free Range Chicken and Cordyceps Flowers, Sauteed Fresh Scallop to the Sliced Cuttlefish with Flower Fungus and Green Vegetables in Spicy Beijing Sauce. The a la carte Chinese New Year dishes are priced from RM48 nett onwards.
Now on to the dinner.
Yu Sheng with 20 head green lips abalone and snow pear in traditional style
Yu Sheng with Salmon with monkey head mushroom and banana in plum sauce
天宝波士顿龙虾鲜桃捞生 Celestial Court Boston Lobster Yu Sheng with Peach
RM50 per 100gm
Oh my! This was my first ever lobster yee sang! The sweet lobster meat was the crowning glory of this dish!
There are two (2) other variants available:
Yu Sheng with Marinated Preserved Truffle Boston Lobster Meat in Plum Sauce
RM 250 (Half portion) RM500 (Full portion)
Boston Lobster Yu Sheng with Banana and Chinese pear
RM 250 (Half portion) RM500 (Full portion)
If you order a Boston Lobster yee sang, you will get a second course using the meat from the Boston Lobster’s head and claw
椒盐 或 黑椒 或 Deep fried with five spice Salt and Pepper OR Wok fried with Black Pepper sauce
龙虾汤面 或 焖伊面 Soup Noodle with Lobster Consommé OR Braised Yee Fu noodle
Apart from the Boston lobster yee sangs (listed above), there are also “normal” yee sangs which you can order.
2016 Chinese New Year Yu Sheng
Yu Sheng with 20 Head Green Lips Abalone and Snow Pear in Traditional Style RM 188 ( Half portion) RM376 (Full portion)
Yu Sheng with 20 Head Green Lips Abalone, Salmon and Chinese pear in Plum Sauce – RM 208 (Half portion) RM 416 (Full portion)
Vegetarian Yu Sheng with Vegetarian, Taiwan Vegetarian Prawn and Green Mango in Traditional Plum Sauce – RM 98 (Half portion) RM 198 (Full portion)
Yu Sheng with Jelly Fish, Monkey Head Mushrooms and Banana in Plum Sauce – RM 90 (Half portion) RM 180 (Full portion)
Yu Sheng with Salmon and Monkey Head Mushroom in Thai Mango Sauce RM118 (Half portion) RM226 (Full portion)
Thick broth with baby lobster meat, shredded jade abalone, dried scallop, and sea cucumber
More LOBSTER! And with abalone too! Oh wow! What a soup!
Braised superior bird’s nest broth with assorted seafood and spinach
A healthy soup that was a nice balance of sweet and savoury flavours. The bird’s nest and fish roe provided an extravagant touch to this delicate soup.
Braised 20 head green lips abalone with goose webs, sea cucumber in superior broth sauce
Goose web…not that’s something interesting for a change. I liked it’s chewy texture and I think if you like chicken feet you’ll like this as well. Another luxurious dish with the addition of abalone but of all the items in the dish I enjoyed the asparagus the most!
Sauteed fresh scallops with slice cuttlefish with flower fungus and green vegetable in spicy Beijing sauce
Awesome scallops! Everything else on the plate was a garnish to me. The “spicy Beijing sauce” was not at all spicy to me, tasting more sweet actually but went well with the dish.
Duo combination of tiger king prawn, deep fried with spicy chili salt and sautéed with Sichuan style
The Sichuan style prawns were not too spicy and in fact I thought it was quite on the mild side (as compared to normal Sichuan dishes which can be fiery spicy). My favourite has to be the deep fried prawns though which were so nice and crispy with the chili salt imparting just enough flavour as not to overpower the sweet juiciness of the king prawn! Had to stop myself from eating too many of these!
Braised authentic E-fu noodle with seafood, dried oyster and bean sprout in abalone sauce
It was topped with loads of seafood including big prawns and my fav – SCALLOPS! If you’re not one for “lap mei fan” you can consider having this dish which is really topped with a whole lot and I mean a WHOLE LOT of seafood!
Double boiled bird nest with red dates, pear, white ginseng and snow fungus
No super sweet dessert here. Only a super healthy soup that was nice and flavourful. Nice end to a truly opulent meal!
Here’s a look at their Chinese New Year set menus:
Abundance-9 Course Set Menu
Yu Sheng with Jelly Fish Flower, King Monkey Head Mushrooms and Banana in Plum Sauce
Braised Hasma Soup with Fresh Crab Roe and Crab Meat
Roasted Crispy Garden Chicken with Crispy Prawn Cracker
满掌金银 北菇 鲍片鹅掌花胶发财时蔬
Braised Goose Weds with Black Mushroom, Sliced Abalone, Fish Maw, Sea Moss
and Garden Greens
Steamed Red Grouper with Thai Lemon Parsley Sauce
Deep Fried Farm Prawn with Roasted Garlic, Five Spice Chilli Salt
Fried Rice with Diced Roasted Duck and Asparagus topped with Shredded Egg
Pan Fried Traditional Chinese New Year Cake
Sweetened Almond Cream with Black Sesame Glutinous Rice Ball
RM 1988 Nett For 10 Person
Fortune -9 Course Set Menu
Yu Sheng with Sliced Salmon and Monkey Head Mushroom in Thai Mango Sauce
Braised Eight Treasure Soup with Lobster Meat and Hasma
Steamed Garden Chicken with Whole Garlic with Sun Dried Scallop and Sea Moss
Deep Fried Pomfret Fish with Crispy Ginger In Superior Soya Sauce
Sautéed Prawn with Macadamia Nuts and Fresh Lily Bulbs and White Ginseng
Braised Stuffed Scallop with Mini Abalone in Supreme Sauce
Braised Authentic E-Fu Noodle with Seafood, Dried Oyster
and Bean Sprout in Abalone Sauce
Combination of Pan Fried Traditional Chinese New Year Cake with Golden Sesame Ball
Red Bean Paste Soup with Lotus Seeds
RM 2088 Nett For 10 person
Auspicious- 9 Course Menu
Yee Sang with Sliced Baby Abalone and Snow Pear in Traditional Style
Thick Broth with Seafood, Shredded Jade Abalone, Dried Scallop and Sea cucumber
Signature Roasted Crispy Duck with Herbs
Steamed Goby Fish with Spring Onion and Ginger Soya Sauce
Sautéed Boston Lobster with Fresh Scallop, Flower Fungus and garden Greens
in Spicy Beijing Sauce
Braised Sea Cucumber with Bamboo Pith and Jumbo Green Asparagus
Wok Fried Noodle with Shredded Chicken, Roasted Duck Meat and Vegetable
Pan Fried Chinese New Year Cake
Sweetened Walnut Cream with Black Sesame Glutinous Rice Ball
RM 2288 Nett for 10 Person
Luxurious-9 Course Menu
Celestial Court Boston Lobster Yee Sang with Peach
Double Boiled Cordyceps Flower Soup with Wild Duck and Fish Maw
Roasted Spring Chicken with Roasted Garlic
Braised Abalone with Mushroom, Sea Cucumber and Baked Fish Maw and
Garden Green and Black Moss
Simmered Soon Hock Fish with Enoki Mushroom and Chinese Herbs in Superior Stock
Deep Fried Lobster Claw with Spicy Chilli Salt and Sautéed Scallop with Sichuan Style
Pan Mee Noodle with Shredded Chicken, Roasted Duck Meat and Vegetable
Traditional Chinese New Year Cake Pairing with Sweetened Cotton Cake
Double Boiled Bird Nest with Red Dates, Pear, White Ginseng and Snow Fungus
RM 2688 Nett for 10 person
Wow…really I don’t think I’ve eaten so many premium dishes before in a single seating! What a fantastic way to end my Chinese New Year reviews! If you want to impress your family, friends or clients, you might want to consider bringing them to Celestial Court!
Happy Chinese New Year to all my Chinese readers!
Celestial Court is located at
SHERATON IMPERIAL KUALA LUMPUR HOTEL
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur,
Telephone: 603 2717 9900 ext 6933
Real time reservations: http://www.sheratonimperialkualalumpur.com/celestialcourt
Lunch from 12noon to 2.30pm, Mondays to Saturdays. On Sundays and Public Holidays, Dim Sum Brunch is served from 10.30am to 2.30pm.
Dinner is served from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, daily.
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