We recently visited Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant at One World Hotel Petaling Jaya for our Chinese New Year dinner, taking the opportunity to try out the restaurant’s CNY creations by Executive Chef Michael Chew Chee Peng.
Zuan Yuan seats 380 persons, and provides a Cantonese culinary experience in a stylish venue that embodies the concept of vitality and energy, with spacious and pillar-less dining area, sophisticated colour palettes and elements of modern oriental design.
The restaurant also has private dining rooms, with eye-catching backdrop inspired by traditional Chinese mountain paintings, and a brightly coloured and very Instagrammable side wall providing a cheerful ambience for your celebrations. The rooms can be used as one large room or partitioned into two to five rooms, seating up to 100 persons in total.
For this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations, Zuan Yuan is offering five (5) varieties of this popular salad are available for dine-in or take-away from 1 January to 1 March 2019. Priced from RM118.00nett, the premium selection includes Yee Sang with Salmon Skin and Abalone, Yee Sang with Soft Shell Crab, Yee Sang with Abalone, Yee Sang with Salmon and Fruits Yee Sang with Chef’s Signature Sauce.
You can also usher in the Year of Swine at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant from 15 January to 3 March 2019 with three (3) set menus with dishes signifying everything auspicious from prosperity, good luck, good fortune, good health and longevity. The menus echo Executive Chef Michael Chew Chee Peng’s two-decade culinary prowess and centred on time-honoured Cantonese cuisine signatures.
Priced at RM1,798.00 nett, RM1,988.00 nett and RM2,288.00 for a table of ten with a complimentary bottle of wine, the Gathered Elegance promotion is available daily for lunch (12.00 noon to 2.30pm) and dinner (6.30pm to 10.30pm).
Among the featured dishes are Braised Pumpkin Soup with Mixed Seafood, Barbecue Roast Duck and Chicken, Steamed Live Dragon Garoupa with Superior Soy Sauce, Wok Fried Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk, Braised Abalone with Seafood, Steamed Rice with Assorted Preserved Meat and “Nian Gao” with Coconut Flakes.
Zuan Yuan remains open on the eve of Lunar New Year and throughout the festive season.
Yee Sang with Smoked Salmon, Crystal Pear and Japanese Sesame Sauce
Braised Superior Abalone Soup with Dried Scallop and Dried Seafood
I’m really glad that many restaurants including Zuan Yuan have stopped serving sharksfin soup! The seafood soup with abalone here is way tastier anyway with loads of umami flavours!
BBQ Roasted Duck and Chicken “Hong Kong” Style
A well executed traditional dish. I especially enjoyed the duck which didn’t have that pungent duck smell.
Wok Fried White Sea Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk
This dish had deliciously creamy salted egg yolk covering the prawns – imparting a rich savoury taste to the prawns. One of the best dishes of the night!
Steamed Live Dragon Garoupa with Superior Soy Sauce
Chef Michael shared with us that fish dishes must be served with the head and tail to symbolise completeness or wholeness – something that is very important to the more traditionally minded Chinese diners, and especially business owners. Being someone who’s rather not culturally or traditionally inclined, I found it rather intriguing. The fish though, was fresh and tender and complemented perfectly with soy sauce!
Stir Fried Lotus Root and Garden Green accompanied with Crispy Scallop Roll
Not your ordinary stir fried vegetables as this fish came with crispy scallops rolls!
Braised Abalone with Money Bag and Flower Mushroom
Abalone makes another appearance with this dish!
Steamed Coconut Nian Gao with Shredded Coconut
Six Treasures Soup
Ending a luxurious meal on a sweet note!
For reservations or enquiries, call 603 7681 1159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info, head over to http://www.oneworldhotel.com.my/restaurants/zuan-yuan-chinese-restaurant/
Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant is located at:
Lobby Level, One World Hotel,
First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre,
47800 Petaling Jaya,
Monday to Friday
- Lunch: 12.00 noon to 2.30 pm
- Dinner: 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday:
- Lunch: 10.00 am to 2.30 pm
- Dinner: 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm