Chinese New Year (CNY) Dinners, Promotions and Yee Sang in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor 2018
[Chinese New Year Special Feature]
Five Senses at The Westin Kuala Lumpur
Welcome the year of the Dog with abundance of laughter and prosperity over a sumptuous feast at Five Sen5es, The Westin Kuala Lumpur’s authentic Chinese restaurant. Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, revolves around five blessings, namely Longevity, Riches, Peace, Wisdom and Virtue. In respect of these blessings, award-winning Chinese Chef de Cuisine Tan Tzaan Liing and his team whip up celebratory dishes for this auspicious event and at the same time ushering into a new year of brilliance.
From 01 February to 02 March 2018, Five Sen5es presents three exquisite set menus, a selection of fresh Yee Sang and an enhanced festive à la carte menu, offering a mix of traditional and modern signature creations.
Chinese New Year Special À La Carte Menu
Among a wide array of festive indulgences, Chef Tan’s innovative Baked Chicken with Garlic and Dry Scallop Sauce surely calls for some attention. This tender and juicy chicken dish is served with one of Chef Tan’s specialty sauces, ensuring diners a year of good health and beyond. Other highlights include Braised Duck with Red Yeast Rice and Peanut representing health and fertility, Pan-Fried Scallop minced Chicken topped with Citron Salsa calling for togetherness and joy, Deep Fried Prawn with Hawthorn Sauce topped with Osmanthus symbolizing happiness and New Year Specialties Yee Sang with a selection of premium sashimi and abalone boosting a year full of good fortune and prosperity.
Unity Chinese New Year Specialties Yee Sang
A Chinese New Year dinner will not be complete without the tossing of Yee Sang. Yee Sang is symbolic of good luck, prosperity, health and all things auspicious. At Five Sen5es, Unity Chinese New Year Specialties ‘Lou Sang’ offers a variety of Yee Sang including Norwegian Fresh Salmon Yee Sang and Sliced Two Head Abalone Yee Sang. Diners also have the options to enhance the dish by topping add-ons to the selected Yee Sang. With Chef Tan’s special plum sauce, gather your family and friends and start tossing all the way to abundance of joy and happiness!
Yee Sang can be enjoyed by dining in or to be taken away for celebrations in the comfort of your homes with loved ones. Prices start from RM68 nett per standard serving and are available from 01 February to 02 March, 2018.
Five Sen5es Chinese New Year Set Menus
Happiness Reunion Chinese New Year Set Menu 1
RM 1,888 nett per table of 10 persons
Blessings Reunion Chinese New Year Set Menu 2
RM 1,988 nett per table of 10 persons
Abundance Reunion Chinese New Year Set Menu 3
RM 2,288 nett per table of 10 persons
- SPG, Marriott Rewards and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards members enjoy special discounts on the above promotion for up to 8 persons
- Beyond Dining and Club Marriott members enjoy 20% discount on the above promotion for up to 10 persons
- Major bank cardholders enjoy special discounts on the above promotion for up to 10 persons
For reservations or more information, please contact Westin Dining at 603.2773.8338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*The All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum and Simply Dim Sum buffet will not be available from 16 February to 02 March, 2018.
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One World Hotel Petaling Jaya
One World Hotel Petaling Jaya celebrates the upcoming Lunar New Year with an epicurean journey of specially curated meaningful dishes that Chinese Chef, Loh Weng Lam and his culinary have prepared at the hotel’s Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant.
Choose to celebrate the Year of the “Earth Dog” by partaking in 7 or 9-course set menus offered; Happiness, Harmony and Longevity. Each set menu begins with a colourful platter of Fruit Yee Sang, symbolising abundance and prosperity, followed by customary dishes such as Braised Seafood Soup with Fish Roe or Double Boiled Abalone Soup with Fish Maw and Sun Dried Scallops.
Other auspicious offerings include the Deluxe Abalone ‘Poon Choi’ Hong Kong Style, Braised Garden Greens, Dried Scallops and Money Bags with Superior Oyster Sauce, Wok Fried White Sea Prawns with King Soy Sauce and Claypot Rice with Fried Yam, Preserved Duck Meat and Sausage.
Conclude your meal on a sweet note with refreshing Hot Red Bean with Lotus Seed, Lily Bulb and Dried Orange Peel, Sweetened Dried Longan with Six Treasures and Zuan Yuan’s signature Nian Gao or glutinous rice cake.
The set menus are available for lunch and dinner and prices at RM1,738nett, RM1,988nett and RM2,218nett for a table of ten with a complimentary bottle of wine or a box of Pu Er tea.
A toss of colourful Yee Sang is definitely a must every Chinese New Year, and Zuan Yuan has a selection of five selections of Yee Sang with Crystal Pear in different variations such as Crispy Soft Shell Crab, Salmon, Abalone and Salmon Skin specially prepared to simply freshen up the palate.
The selection of Yee Sang at Zuan Yuan is available from 1 January until 2 March 2018 for dine – in or take away from RM118.00nett per half portion.
Yee Sang with Crispy Soft Shell Crab and Crystal Pear
RM 128.00 (Half Portion)
RM 198.00 (Full Portion)
Yee Sang with Salmon and Crystal Pear
RM 128.00 (Half Portion)
RM 198.00 (Full Portion)
Yee Sang with Abalone and Crystal Pear
RM 158.00 (Half Portion)
RM 268.00 (Full Portion)
Yee Sang with Abalone, Crystal Pear and Salmon Skin
RM 168.00 (Half Portion)
RM 288.00 (Full Portion)
Fruit Yee Sang with Chef’s Special Sauce
RM 118.00 (Half Portion)
RM 188.00 (Full Portion)
Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant operates on the eve of Lunar New Year and throughout the festive period. For more information or reservation enquiries, please call 603 7681 1159 or email email@example.com
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Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral will be offering a prosperous spread at Nook, WXYZ Bar, MaiBar and its function spaces for an auspicious start to the New Year from 22 January – 2 March 2018. The Chinese New Year specials on the buffet at Nook, the Hotel’s all-day dining restaurant and the set menus for the private dinning offers were created by Aloft’s Executive Chinese Chef, Ng Kok Wai.
Nook’s buffet spread will feature a wide range of dishes in celebration of the Lunar New Year from meat dishes, to seafood and vegetable dishes accustomed with the festivities. Amongst some of the dishes available are the 5 Spice Braised Duck Leg with Young Ginger, Cantonese 5 Treasure Steam Soya Sauce Chicken, Szechuan Style Fish with Pickled Mustard Greens, Kung Poa Squid with Dried Chilli and Cashew Nuts, Chilli Crab with Steamed Mantou, Poached Prawn with Shimeji Mushroom and Wolfberries, Szechuan Style Beancurd with Minced Beef and Eggplant Vegetarian Tau Kan with ‘Fatt Choy’ and more dishes all served on a rotational basis.
The spread for the Lunar New Year will be complemented with Nook’s local dishes which are a staple to the restaurant’s buffet line as well as the Malaysian must-have for any reunion dinner, the Yee Sang. No Chinese New Year spread will be complete without the prosperity toss of the Yee Sang. Nook’s Prosperity Tuberosum (potato) Salmon Yee Sang on the buffet line at the DIY Yee Sang station.
The Prosperity Tuberosum Salmon Yee Sang together with the Golden Pumpkin Jelly Fish Duo Yee Sang will both be available for take-away in two sizes, regular and large. The Prosperity Tuberosum Salmon Yee Sang is priced at RM128 nett for the regular size and RM198 nett for the large while the Golden Pumpkin Jelly Fish Duo Yee Sang is priced at RM113 nett for the regular and RM148 nett for the large. Nook’s Lunar New Year buffet dinner during this period is priced at RM118 nett per adult.
Guests who are looking to dine in private with a set menu and the traditional round table setting can do so by booking tables in our event and function spaces with an option of three menus to choose from. The menus were created by the Chinese Cuisine’s Executive Sous Chef, Ng Kok Wai, and offer a combination of traditional and modern dishes to shake-up the traditional Lunar New Year menu offerings.
For the New Year season, Aloft’s Auspicious 9 package features the three set menus, Happiness, Prosperity, Auspicious, offering guests with an exciting package for a sit-down luncheon or dinner celebration. Guests who opt for a minimum of 25 tables and above will be entitled to perks inclusive of RM9+ per hour for free flow of soft drinks, and RM999+ for every second barrel of beer bought for the event.
The Hotel’s Happiness menu offers diners with 8 festive dishes starting with the Prosperity Tuberosum Salmon Fish Yee Sang, Double-boiled Fish Maw Cordycep Broth, Classic Eight Treasure Wild Duck, Steamed Live Red Mullet Fish, Extremely Tasty Egg Baked Tiger Prawn, Wealth Foison Cheese Angle with Asparagus and Premium Cranberries Egg Fluid Fried Rice and a dessert dish to end the meal on a sweet note with the Signature Sweetened Snow Lotus in Red Bean Cream.
The Prosperity menu, priced at RM1899+ is a 8-course menu in which features the Golden Pumpkin Duo Fish Yee Sang, Braised Crab Claw Scallop Broth, Crisp Fried Almond Seaweed Chicken, Fortune Golden Hot Garlic Sand Sea Bass Fish, Calamansi Buttery Tiger Prawn, Golden Corn Kernel with Duo Flower, Fragrant Taro Smokey Oyster Lotus Leaf Rice with a cold dessert dish, Chilled Sweetened Pomelo with Snow Lotus.
The Auspicious menu on the other hand, is a 6-course menu priced at RM1699+. This menu offers the Golden Pumpkin Duo Fish Yee Sang, Classic Poached Steamed Chicken Roulade, Golden Tangerine Crispy Live Red Snapper Fish, Fortune Exploding Bamboo in Curd Roulade, Fragrant Taro Smoked Oyster Lotus Leaf Rice, Double-Boiled Lotus Soy Bean Broth.
The Hotel’s bars will be serving Lunar New Year inspired cocktails with W XYZ Bar offering Good Fortune, a concoction of Bourbon, Orange Juice, Lychee Liqueur and Syrup for only RM30nett or try MaiBar’s Ong Mali cocktail of Vodka, Midori, Cranberry, Pineapple and Honey at only RM30 nett. These drinks are served daily from 12.00noon till closing of W XYZ Bar and from 12.00 noon till closing at MaiBar.
For reservations and more information, telephone +(60) 3 2723 1188 or visit http://www.aloftkualalumpursentral.com
Dynasty Chinese Restaurant at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Executive Sous Chef Kok Chee Kin and his team of talented chefs at Dynasty Restaurant are all set to immerse your senses with Festive Menus that capture the finest flavors of Cantonese cuisine from 2 February until 2 March 2018 in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year.
From the festive Dim Sum selection to timeless Treasure Pots or Poon Choi, a superb selection of Set Menus and a line-up of Yee Sang to please all palates, Dynasty is the place to spoil or be spoiled by family and friends.
Focusing on the use of traditional ingredients while emphasizing on light and fresh flavors for healthy feasting, Chef Kin has created three (3) festive set menus complete with Yee Sang and Dynasty’s fortune pastries. They are Happiness at RM1,788nett, Fortune at RM2,188nett and Longevity at RM3,388nett per table of ten (10) persons.
Besides the above, the 6-course and 7-course Double Delight menus for two (2) persons are available and are priced at RM378nett and RM578nett respectively. Groups of six (6) persons are covered with the 9-course Six Happiness Set at RM1,188nett. Meanwhile, the 7-course and the 8-course Prosperity Treasure Pot Sets for five (5) persons are meant to impress. These menus come with Yee Sang for diners to toss to their luck and good fortune.
No Lunar New Year reunion meal is complete without ‘Yee Sang’. Toss to prosperity and good health with the colourful mixture of raw fish or exotic seafood served with crunchy vegetables, crackers and condiments. These raw ingredients signify the renewal of life. Dynasty Restaurant offers three (3) types of Deluxe Yee Sang – Salmon, Fruity Fiesta and Jellyfish. From the Premium Yee Sang selection, there is a choice of Sea cucumber, abalone & pseudo shark’s fin, Abalone, jellyfish, scallop, salmon & lobster and Mini abalone.
Take-away Yee Sang in “half serving” and “full serving” can also be arranged for home reunion dinners and special get-togethers. The Deluxe Yee Sang is priced at RM118nett for a half portion and RM228nett for a full portion. As for the Premium Yee Sang, the price is RM188nett for a half portion and RM368nett for a full portion.
Do check out the selection of specially crafted festive Dim Sum available daily for lunch. Among the highlights include Steamed stuffed sea cucumber with seafood paste, Golden dumpling with carrot sauce, Steamed dried oyster with fatt choy dumpling and Taro ball with prawns & salted egg. Each basket of piping hot Dim Sum is priced at RM18nett.
Dynasty Restaurant is open daily for lunch from 12.00noon to 2.30pm and dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Dim Sum breakfast is served from 9.00am to 2.30pm on Sunday and from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Public Holidays.
For more info, telephone 03 2771 6692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tao Chinese Cuisine at Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur Hotel
From 15 January until 2 March 2018, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur celebrates the Year of the Dog with their Lunar New Year specials at Tao Chinese Cuisine featuring the chef’s specialties CNY sets and ala carte options, as well as a traditional lion dance on the eighth day of the Lunar New Year (23 February 2018) at 11.00am at the hotel’s lobby.
As part of the Lunar New Year tradition, a prosperity toss or fondly called “Lo Hei’’ is a must- have delicacy that represents good health, prosperity and success. This year’s signature yee sang or “Lo Hei’’ Tuna and Salmon Roe is available at RM108 (Half Set) and RM198 (Full Set). Salmon roe symbolises prosperous family and many offspring – “Yi Xun Mun Tong”.
*All take away items require a minimum two (2) days for processing of order.
CNY Set Menus
Tao’s luxurious oriental feasts journey brings three (3) set menus representing Harmony, Prosperity and Longevity. The set menus start from RM 1,988 nett per table of 10 persons. During Chinese New Year, one of the most important rituals is the giving and receiving of “lai see” or known as red packet. Following the customs, Tao are giving away an exclusive ang pow with complimentary dining voucher for each guest for orders of the Set Menus.
The HARMONY set menu is priced at RM 1,988 nett per table of 10 persons, and includes succulent seafood options such as Fresh Atlantic Salmon Yee Sang, Steamed King Tiger Garoupa with Superior Soy Sauce and Wok-Fried Tiger Prawns with Kam Heong Buttermilk Sauce among others.
The PROSPERITY set menu is priced at RM 2,388 nett per table of 10 persons, and highlights a traditional Chinese New Year dish enjoyed by families – Steamed Eight Treasure Glutinous Rice, suggesting good fortune in the coming new year.
The pinnacle of the luxurious oriental feast set menus at Tao has to be their LONGEVITY set priced at RM 2,688 per table of 10 persons with a selection of premium ingredients including Hokkaido scallops as well as baby abalone. One of the main highlight is the Roasted Duck with Chinese Herbs. Not an ordinary roast duck, chef used Angelica herbs which is very fragrant to enhance the flavour of the meat – Angelica herb has a meaning of ‘returning’ hence representing the meaning of “returning home” for the auspicious celebration.
A La Carte Menu
If you’re not one for the set menus, there is also the option of ordering ala carte dishes at Tao. Notable dishes include the Braised Crab Meat and Bird’s Nest with Superior Broth, fragrant and wholesome Roasted Duck with Chinese Herbs, and end the feast with Deep-fried Sweet Potato “Ninko” served with Chilled Aloe Vera, Peach and Osmanthus Oolong Tea Syrup.
Credit Card Discounts
CIMB, CITIBANK, HSBC, MAYBANK and UOB cardholders enjoy 20% discount off Chinese New Year Ala Carte Menu (black-out dates apply) while Gourmet Collection members enjoy 25% discount for both the Set and Ala Carte Menus (black-out dates apply).
For reservations or more information, call Tao Chinese Cuisine at 03-2782 6000/6128 or email email@example.com or visit http://kualalumpur.intercontinental.com/packages/luxurious-oriental-feast-cny-2018
*Tao Chinese Cuisine is a pork-free restaurant and is open daily for lunch from 11:30am to 2:30 pm and dinner from 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Celestial Court at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel
This year, Executive Chinese Chef at Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Ho Boon has specially crafted, a selection of 4 Yee Sang menus which include, Celestial Court Luxurious “Lou Sang” with Sliced Abalone, Norwegian Salmon Fish and Snow Pear in Traditional Apricot Plum and Assorted Pickle Vegetable” Lou Sang” with Sea Jelly Fish and Shredded Fruit to welcome the lunar Chinese New Year 2018, prices start from RM 109 nett per portion.
There are also four (4) exclusive prosperity 9-course set menus titled Heavenly Treasure (众宝齐聚), Golden Fortune (金银满堂), Stellar Prosperity (庆丰连年) and Golden Prosperity (黄金满屋) to treat family and friends. Look out for Celestial Court’s renowned range of authentic Chinese cuisine such as Crispy Roasted Duck with Chinese Herbal, Braised Sliced Abalone with Conpoy and Lion’s Mane Mushroom with Seasonal Vegetables, and Steamed Red Grouper with Roasted Garlic, Enoki Mushroom and Chilli. The set menus are priced from RM2,088 nett per table of 10 persons onwards inclusive of a bottle of wine and a box of mandarin oranges.
These exclusive prosperity 9-course set menus or a-la-carte selections are available from 15 Jan 2018 until 2 March 2018 for lunch (12noon to 2.30pm) and dinner (6.30pm to 10.30pm), while the Special Chinese New Year a-la carte premium dim sum will be available from 10 Feb 2018 until 23 Feb 2018. Private rooms are available on 1st come 1st served basis.
Also not to be missed is the spectacular Lion Dance performance which will take place at 10.00am on 20 February 2018, at the lobby of Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel.
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Li Yen at The Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur
Li Yen, the award-winning Cantonese restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur has specially designed Lunar New Year feasts to welcome the Year of the Dog. Executive Chinese Chef Leung Kwai Hong has put on a fine display of culinary artistry in his creation of the exclusive set menus, alongside a seasonal selection of delicate Dim Sum ideal for gatherings with family and loved ones.
An exquisite selection of menus with traditional delicacies and signature dishes are available for lunch and dinner, showcasing the best of Cantonese fine dining. Prosperity Yee Sang with an option to include salmon, tuna or abalone adds a ritzy twist to the traditional festive toss.
Guests can select from three menus curated specially for lunch which feature dishes such as the Deep-Fried Chinese Waxed Meat Roll and Steamed Oyster with Sea Moss from the Dim Sum selection as well as Double-Boiled Chicken Soup with Abalone and Mushroom, Chicken Simmered in Bouillon, Roasted Duck, Deep-Fried Glutinous Rice with Yam and Stir-Fried Prawns with Haw Sauce.
The delectable culinary offerings showcased in the dinner menus include Braised Soup with Shredded Superior Fish Maw, Bird’s Nest and Minced Chicken, Double-Boiled Abalone Soup with Chicken, Sea Cucumber and Dried Scallop, Steamed Dragon Tiger Grouper with Cordyceps Flower, Deep-Fried Prawns with Salt and Pepper, Braised Pork Knuckle with Dried Oysters and Sea Moss and Barbecued Crispy Suckling Pig. Conclude the meal on a sweet note with a delectable selection of desserts such as the Fried ‘Nian Gao’ with Deep-Fried Sesame Balls, Double-Boiled Red Bean Cream with Glutinous Rice Balls and Double-Boiled Glutinous Rice Balls in Almond Cream.
A traditional favourite on the menu this festive season is the Steamed Clay Pot Rice with Chinese Waxed Meat. Made with Chinese sausages specially flown in from Hong Kong, this dish requires up to 45 minutes to prepare for the flavours of the vegetables, Chinese herbs and meat to infuse into the rice leaving a distinct and rich flavour.
Available from 15 February until 18 February 2018, the lunch set menus are priced from MYR 1,388 nett per table of 10 persons. The dinner set menus are priced from MYR 1,888 nett per table of 10 persons. Should guests wish to enjoy the Lunar New Year specialities before 15 February, they are available with advance notice.
15 February, Thursday
Lunch: 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.30pm
16 – 18 February, Friday to Sunday
Lunch: 10.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
For reservations and enquiries on the Lunar New Year dining experiences, call Li Yen at +60 3 2782 9122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shanghai Restaurant at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
Usher in the Year of the Dog this Lunar New Year with classic Shanghainese cuisine. The culinary symphony that is performed at the newly refreshed and renowned Shanghai restaurant at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur is led by Executive Chinese Chef Wong Wing Yuek. And in Chef Wong, Shanghai has a man who is dedicated to serving only the best and most authentic dishes from his native city.
Stir up good fortune and wealth this year with Shanghai restaurant’s interesting variety of Yee Sang. The Yee Sang can be accompanied with delicacies such as abalone, jellyfish, salmon, lobster, geoduck, and even fresh fruits, for a refreshing twist on a traditional dish. Vegetarians will not miss out on this iconic dish as they can enjoy Yee Sang made with vegetarian ham. The Yee Sang is served with a luscious homemade sauce which is Shanghai’s well-kept secret recipe.
In creating an auspicious feast for family and friends to usher in good luck, prosperity, good health and joy, Shanghai has specially created three set menus this year. Starting from MYR 288.80 per person, these menus are perfect for reunions and corporate gatherings. Luxuriate your palates in specialities such as Braised Superior Fish Maw Soup with Sea Cucumber, Bird’s Nest, Mushrooms and Shredded Chicken, Steamed Cod stuffed with Chinese Ham served with Honey and Supreme Stock Paste, Stir-fried Succulent Prawns with Sweet and Sour and Mustard Pastes, Traditional Rice with Chinese Waxed Meat and Vegetable in Casserole, Steamed Bamboo Fish Shanghainese-Style with preserved vegetable, Chinese Ham and Mushrooms, Braised Spanish Pork with Pine Nuts and Vegetable and Sweetened Cordyceps Flower with Snow Fungus.
Available on the Chef’s Specialities a la carte menu are unique and delectable creations to be savoured – Steamed Chicken with Chinese Herbs, Wolfberries and Red Dates, Shanghainese Family Hot Pot with Assorted Dried Seafood, Braised Wild Mediterranean Red Prawn in Brown Sauce, Braised Abalone with Superior Fish Maw, Dried Scallop and Mushroom in Casserole, Deep-Fried Bean Curd stuffed with French Goose Liver and Truffle Paste, Steamed Siew Mai with Abalone and Deep-fried Crispy Glutinous Rice Cake with Yam.
Shanghai’s selection of Yee Sang is currently available while the specially curated Lunar New Year set and a la carte menus are available for lunch and dinner from 1 February until 2 March 2018.
Monday to Saturday: 12.00 pm to 2.30 pm
Sundays and Public Holidays: 10.30am to 2.30pm
6.30pm to 10.30pm
For reservations and enquiries, call +60 3 2719 8288 or email email@example.com
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Celebrate the joys of Spring Festival in style and tradition at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur from 12 February 2018 to 2 March 2018. Usher in the Year of the Earth Dog at the hotel with a lion dance performance on 22 February 2018, Ground Floor Lobby, from 10.08am onwards.
FLAVOURFUL YEE SANG PLATTERS at THIRTY8 & JP teres
Tropical fruit Yee Sang
MYR 168 (4-6 person) MYR 228 (10 person)
Sustainable Tasmanian salmon trout Yee Sang
MYR 198 (4-6 person) MYR 258 (10 person)
Soft-shell crab Yee Sang
MYR 228 (4-6 person) MYR 288 (10 person)
THIRTY8 CHINESE NEW YEAR SET MENU
Reunite with your loved ones over an eight-course set menu specially crafted by Chinese Executive Sous Chef, Byron Zhang & Chinese Sous Chef, Han Zhen. Indulge in authentic and sumptuous range of cuisine such as Nyonya-style steamed half grouper, braised bird’s nests broth and Chinese-style wok-fried lamb rack.
View the menu here – Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur 2018 CNY Menu
MYR328 nett per person with sustainable Tasmanian salmon trout Yee Sang
MYR428 nett per person with soft-shell crab Yee Sang
Hours: Daily, 12:00 Noon to 11:00 PM
For any enquiries or dining reservations, telephone THIRTY8 at +60 3 2182 1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ti Chen Chinese Restaurant at The Saujana Hotel
The Ti Chen restaurant at the Saujana Hotel is set to welcome the Year of the Dog with an extravagant spread of specialty gourmet dishes available in three themed set menu creations – Spring and Happiness, Everlasting Prosperity, and Wealth and Fortune – signifying representations of the astrological tradition.
This year’s Lunar New Year menu will be available from 5 January to 2 March, except of 16 February. Daily meal times are from 12 pm – 3 pm (lunch) and 6 pm – 10 pm (dinner).
“This year’s meal packages have been created targeting families and friends of all sizes to foster a year dedicated to promoting family values and comfort, loyalty, warmth, and goodness,” says Chef Lim Chee Woi, Chinese Executive Chef. “It is indeed a special time for Malaysians to celebrate and welcome the auspicious New Year filled with peace, prosperity, and goodwill.”
The affordable set meal packages for five and ten people cover a full range of time-honoured favourites including roasted chicken, pan-fried jumbo tiger prawns, steamed glutinous rice, honey-glazed baked Norwegian salmon fillets, braised abalone ten head, sun-dried Shiitake mushrooms, dried oysters, crispy deep-fried Chinese New Year cake with brown sugar, and much more.
The meal packages also come with three different varieties of Yee Sang, a customary dish flavoured with blackcurrant plum dressing and crispy shredded treasures, which is tossed to symbolise good luck, health, prosperity and all things favourable.
The price for set meal packages for five ranges from RM888 to RM1,688 and for ten from RM1,688 to 2,888, inclusive of 10% service charge and 6% GST. Also available during the festive season is Ti Chen’s Chinese New Year A’la Carte mix-and match menu.
As an extension to the Chinese New Year festivities, the Saujana Hotel will host a lion dance performance in the lobby area on 23 February at 10:30 am. The performance will feature exciting acrobatic stunts followed by an animated lion dance with thundering drums and cymbals to evict evil spirits and summon good luck for the New Year.
For more info, head over to www.shr.my , telephone (603) 7843 1234 ext. 6122, or email at email@example.com
Lai Ching Yuen at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur
Toss To Prosperity
Toss your yee sang high up in the air at Lai Ching Yuen this Chinese New Year! Try out a delicious combination of soft shell crab, abalone, smoked duck, jellyfish and peanuts with a dressing of tangy plum sauce as you lou to longevity, health and wealth in joyful exclamations.
Priced at RM 88.00 nett onwards, the flavourful yee sang platters are available from 22nd January to 4th March 2018 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Lai Ching Yuen, Level 1 of Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur.
Timeless Reunion Dinners
Revel in time-honoured Cantonese cuisine to celebrate a year of abundance and joy. Relish in an array of epicurean delights including double-boiled dried scallop soup, stewed dried seafood with black moss, whole suckling pig, nian gao, yee sang and more.
Priced at RM 1,988.00 nett onwards per table of 10, the restaurant’s reunion set dinners are available from 22 January to 4 March 2018 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Lai Ching Yuen, Level 1 of Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur.
Click here to view the special CNY set menus at Lai Ching Yuen – 2018 Chinese New Year Menu at Lai Ching Yuen
Luxurious Festive Hampers
Convey wishes of good fortune and abundance to family, friends and business associates with a basket of luxurious festive treats that includes razor clams, dried ginseng root, golden fortune cookies, Taittinger Brut Reserve champagne, complimentary stay voucher, complimentary Millennium classic dining card membership and more.
Grand Millennium’s Lunar New Year hampers are priced from RM 588.00 nett onwards, and are available from 22nd January to 4th March 2018 from 8:00 am to 12:00 midnight at Lai Ching Yuen, Level 1 of Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur.
For bookings or enquiries, please call +60 3 2117 4180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
With over 24 years of culinary experience in prestigious Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau, renowned Cantonese Chef Tim Lam 林漢添 has recently taken the helm of Jiang-Nan Chun.
With a keen eye for perfection, preference for seasonal ingredients and a taste for the finest quality, Chef Lam is no stranger to accolades, having taken part in a string of culinary competitions around the globe. In 2014, he was awarded a gold medal for creativity by the International Exchange Association of Renowned Chinese Cuisine Chefs. In July 2015, Chef Lam was promoted and transferred to Ying Restaurant at the Altira Macau. Under his leadership and creativity, Ying restaurant was awarded One Michelin Star in the 2017 Hong Kong / Macau Michelin Guide.
Born to a family of chefs and raised in Macau, Chef Lam has been following his passion for creative cooking since he was 14 years old. Chef Lam shares, “At a young age, I knew being in the kitchen was my calling as it allows me to convey my passion for food while showcasing my culinary skills. I am especially excited to embark on a new journey with Jiang-Nan Chun as its principle of enjoyment and happiness is exactly what I hope my guests will experience when savouring my dishes.”
“We are very excited to have Chef Lam on our team in Singapore. We are certain that with his leadership in the kitchen, Jiang-Nan Chun will continue to elevate guests’ dining experience and push the boundaries of Cantonese fine-dining in Singapore,” said Giovanni Speciale, Director of Food & Beverage and Culinary Operations at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore.
Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng 年年有余庆丰收
Toss to good fortune with the restaurant’s signature Yu Sheng, a bestseller that comprises an appetising mix of interesting ingredients including smoked salmon slices, crispy vermicelli, fried sweet potato strips, preserved papaya, beetroot, shredded radish and pomelo, complemented with a homemade dressing of plum sauce and pineapple paste.
Available for takeaway at SGD 104.85nett (small portion), SGD 147.65nett (large portion).
Additional accompaniment options include “Three-head quality” abalone (SGD 64.20nett per order), Bird’s nest (SGD 64.20nett per order), Japanese surf slams (SGD 32.10nett per order), Smoked salmon (SGD 21.40nett per order), Crispy fish skin (SGD 17.10nett per order), Crispy silver fish (SGD 17.10nett per order) and Crackers (SGD 6.40nett per order).
Homemade Pineapple Tarts 四季黄梨酥 SGD 40.65nett
Coconut Nian Gao 椰汁年糕 SGD 40.65nett
Carrot Cake with Chinese Sausages 腊味箩卜糕 SGD 40.65nett
To place takeaway orders, guests can contact the Festive Desk at: (65) 6831 7253 or email: email@example.com. It is recommended that orders are placed one day in advance, and the last pre-order date for takeaways is February 12, 2018.
Festive Dining at Jiang-Nan Chun (February 1 – March 2, 2018)
Guests can expect an exquisite dining experience in a classy setting at this highly acclaimed Cantonese restaurant. Celebratory set menus featuring a lavish selection of delicacies are available at SGD 138, 168 and 218 per person for 6 courses, and range from SGD 988 per table of 8 persons to SGD 2,088 per table of 10 persons for 8 courses.
Highlight signature dishes include Deep fried chicken, Wok fried Boston lobster in black bean sauce, and Braised six-head abalone with dried oyster and black moss. Guests can enjoy the restaurant’s signature Yu Sheng served with raw salmon slices for dine-in only. A 6-course vegetarian set menu at SGD 108 per person is also available.
For dining reservations, guests can contact Jiang-Nan Chun at: (65) 6831 7220 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lo Hei Banquet Packages (February 1 – March 2, 2018)
Celebrate in style with sumptuous menus set against a backdrop of luxury in the hotel’s elegant ballrooms. With a promise of personalised and dedicated service, the hotel’s experienced Catering team will take care of the smallest details for a memorable experience.
7-course set lunch menus start from SGD 988 per table of 10 persons, and 8-course set dinner menus start from SGD 1208 per table of 10 persons. Guests also have the option of individually plated 7-course set menus from SGD 123.80 per person for lunch and from SGD 130.80 per person for dinner.
For banquet and catering enquiries, guests can contact Director of Catering, Young Meng Wen at (65) 6831 7211 or email: email@example.com
Sundara Beach Club at Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay, Bali
While CNY is not celebrated in a big way over in Bali, for those of you vacationing on the island in Februrary, the Sundara Beach Club at the Four Seasons Resort, Jimbaran Bay, Bali will be having a special cocktail vodka-based “Gǒu Nian”, representing New Year of the Earth Dog, priced at Rp 488,000++ per jug (suitable for 2 persons) and available throughout the month.
For more info, head over to http://sundarabali.com/ or call (62 361) 701010
Make Your Lunar New Year’s Celebration Extra Special with the Macallan Rare Cask
Make your Lunar New Year’s gathering or reunion dinner this year even more memorable with the exquisite Macallan Rare Cask. The Macallan Rare Cask is a 43% ABV whisky, crafted to showcase complexity and depth, and is drawn from the broadest spectrum of casks, 16 different types, ever identified by the Master Whisky Maker.
Far less than 1% of those casks maturing at the distillery have been identified as fitting to bestow the Rare Cask name. With rarity at its core, this is a whisky crafted from casks so rare they will never again be used in any Macallan whisky. Combining Spanish and American sherry seasoned oak casks, a high proportion of them first fill, gives rise to an exquisite whisky with a splendidly rich hue, and an unmistakably woody whisky. Soft notes of opulent vanilla and raisin on the nose, give way to apple, lemon, and orange. Balanced by a spicy quartet of root ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Oak resonates, timeless, polished and rich. Vanilla and chocolate lead the finale along with a light citrus zest. The finish is full, warming and woody.
For more info, head over to https://www.themacallan.com/
Photo credits: Respective hotels, Andy Kho Photography (www.andykho.com) for timchew.net , and author’s own.