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My annual Chinese New Year dining feature is back and includes some of the top Chinese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, and beyond, featuring their Chinese New Year 2020 menus:
- Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur
- Hilton Kuala Lumpur
- Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
- Four Points by Sheraton Chinatown (Kuala Lumpur)
- Hilton Petaling Jaya
- The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur
- Berjaya Times Square Hotel
- The RuMa Hotel and Residences
- Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
- Chuanxi Bazi (Sunway Velocity)
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Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur
Usher in the Lunar New Year of the Rat at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur with superbly curated menus and festive traditions, starting from January 2, 2020. From poring over ancient Chinese recipes to tracking down the highest-quality ingredients for yee sang, the culinary team at Four Seasons has entered into the festive spirit with energy and flair.
Curated Menus at Yun House, January 2 to February 8, 2020
Savour togetherness and nostalgia with Chef Jimmy Wong’s iconic festive menus at Yun House. “Chinese New Year is all about spending time with the people we love,” says Chef Jimmy. “This year, I’ve featured my personal favourites from the dishes I always make for my own family on Chinese New Year.”
Along with drawing from his treasure trove of family recipes, Chef Jimmy also brings superbly executed classics to the table. Patrons are invited to sample the nuanced flavours of specialties such as braised money bags filled with ten head abalone, fragrant roasted duck with osmanthus flower, and double boiled superior bird’s nest and red dates.
Yee sang enthusiasts are in for treat, with salmon belly, tuna toro, Australian lobster and other prized ingredients on the menu. Add Norwegian salmon skin for an extra burst of taste and texture, then crunch a handful of crispy noodles on top – a symbol of breaking into a brand-new lunar year.
During lunch hours, diners can discover Chef Jimmy’s curated selection of dim sum, ranging from traditional to inventive. Try the foie gras dumpling with scallops, crystal shrimp dumpling with fish roe and charcoal lava bun.
Curated Menus Pricing (Per Person): Set Menu at MYR 388-688 nett; Yee Sang at MYR 148 nett onwards; Dim Sum Lunch Selection at MYR 10-45 nett per portion. An a la carte selection is also available.
Prosperity Feast at Curate, January 2 to February 8, 2020
Gather with family and friends at Curate for a smorgasbord of delicacies from around the world, with special honours accorded to traditional Chinese specialties. Inspired by ancient recipes from China and lively morning markets across Asia, Chef de Cuisine Muhd Mujtahid A. Lukman (Chef Matt) presents a truly delectable selection: wok-tossed dishes, delicately steamed seafood, freshly prepared Peking duck, roasted meats and authentic Chinese desserts.
At the Curation Station, a Yee Sang Master helps personalise the festive salad with premium ingredients. Chef Matt’s homemade salmon gravlax is the star of the show, with four varieties to choose from – mukrat lime, black tea, tom yum and beetroot. A finishing touch from Curate’s culinary creatives leaves the yee sang tray looking extra-special. For diners in the mood for even more variety, other cuisines are well-represented, ranging from Western and Indian to Japanese and kampung-style Malaysian.
Prosperity Feast Pricing (Per Person): Weekday Lunch Buffet at MYR 158 nett; Saturday Brunch at MYR 98 nett; Sunday Brunch only at MYR 210 nett; Daily Dinner Buffet at MYR 188 nett. Groups of 20 or more receive a 20 percent savings on the total food bill.
Telephone: +603 2382 8888
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
From 2 January to 8 February 2020, look forward to abundant beginnings with Hilton Kuala Lumpur and partake in the joy of Chinese New Year with a feast of auspicious cuisine known to bring good luck at Chynna, Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s premier Chinese restaurant.
Toss to good fortune with Chynna’s signature Yee sang for 2020 which is Smoky Chicken with Rice Krispies Yee Sang that’s both sweet, savory and has great texture. One must also try the Strawberry and Macadamia Nuts Yee Sang, Crispy Fish Skin and Salted Egg Yolk Soft Shell Crab Yee Sang, Norwegian Salmon Yee Sang with Passion fruit Sauce and Traditional Norwegian Salmon Yee Sang. Price starts from RM128 for half portion and RM238 for full portion.
Master Chef Lam Hock Hin’s will present five set menus this year – Abundance, Prosperity, Wealth, Grand Fortune and Auspicious starting from RM2,088nett per table of 10.
The Abundance set menu is priced at RM2088nett per table of 10 and features the crowd pleasers food such as Steamed Moontail Grouper with Chili Bean Sause, Stewed Sea Cucumbers with Dry Oysters, Gluten Roll and Fatt Choy in clay pot, Braised Shrimp Rolls with Portobello Mushroom and Garden Greens and Apricot Roselle Jelly with Deep Fried Coconut Nian Gao stuffed with Yam Paste.
The Prosperity set menu is priced at RM2688nett per table of 10 and features chef signature dishes including the decadent Eight Treasure Salt Baked Chicken, Sliced Abalone with Sea Cucumbers, Stir Fried Prawns with Kam Heong Pepper Sauce and double boiled almond cream with gum Tragacanth and premium Musang King Dessert.
In addition, Hilton Kuala Lumpur has more Chinese New Year offerings at Vasco’s, its all-day dining outlet:
Prosperity Buffet Lunch
6 January – 9 February 2020 | Lunch: 12.30 – 2.30pm
RM 148 nett per Adult | RM 68 nett per Child
Prosperity Buffet Dinner
6 January – 9 February 2020 | 6.30pm – 10.30pm
RM 188 nett per Adult | 94 nett per Adult
Chinese New Year Eve Reunion Buffet Dinner
24 January 2020 | 6.30pm – 10.30pm
RM 200 nett per Adult | RM 98 nett per Child (5-11 years)
Chinese New Year Day Lunch & Dinner Buffet
25 & 26 January 2020 | Lunch: 12.30 – 2.30pm | Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Lunch: RM 178 nett per Adult | RM 89 Nett per Child (5-11 years)
Dinner: RM 200 Nett per Adult | RM 98 Nett per Child (5-11 years)
As an extension to the Chinese New Year festivities, guests will be entertained by the mighty lions with acrobat stunts on 31 January 2020 from 12.00pm onwards at Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s porte cohere.
For more information and to reserve a table for your reunion lunch or dinner, call Hilton Kuala Lumpur at +60 3 2264 2264 or visit http://www.life.hiltonkl.com
Hilton Petaling Jaya
From 2 January – 29 February 2020, look forward to abundant beginnings with Hilton Petaling Jaya and partake in the joy of Chinese New Year with a feast of auspicious cuisine known to bring good luck at Toh Yuen, which is available for lunch at 12pm – 2:30pm and dinner at 7pm to 10pm.
Toh Yuen’s signature Yee sang for 2020 is the Salmon, Crispy Ice Fish and Top Shell Abalone Yee Sang. Other favorites include the traditional Salmon Yee Sang, Crispy Salmon Skin and Salmon Yee Sang, Geoduck and Salmon Yee Sang. Price starts from RM148 for half portion (2-5 persons) and RM268 for full portion (6-10 persons).
Indulge in a selection of Chef’s specials such as Double Boiled Japanese Conch with Bamboo Pith, Flaming Homemade Yellow Wine Tiger Prawns, Braised traditional eight treasure chicken and more. The Chinese New Year promo starts from RM1988 nett for a group of 10 persons.
The Golden Prosperity set features crowd pleasers Steamed Hong Kong Style Live Tiger Garoupa Fish, Braised Seafood and Baby Spinach Juice with Soya Noodle and more for RM2288 nett per table of 10 persons and the Abundant Beginnings set features Slow Cooked Halibut with Hong Kong Bean Curd Stick with Light Soya Sauce, Traditional Work Fried Waxed Duck Leg, Black Mushrooms with Glutinous Rice and more for RM2888 nett per table of 10 persons.
For a truly ‘Sou Gong Yen’ reunion dinner, on 17 January 2020, enjoy a special deal at RM1899 nett per table of 10 persons. This special deal includes a complimentary bottle of red wine per table for bookings of 5 tables and above, live entertainment and lucky draws. Guests will be entertained by the mighty lions on 17 January 2020 from 7.00pm onwards.
In addition, Hilton Petaling Jaya has more Chinese New Year offerings at Paya Serai, its all-day dining buffet outlet:
Chinese New Year Hi –Tea Buffet
25 & 26 Jan 2020 | 12.30pm – 4.00pm
RM 118 nett per adult | RM 58 nett per child
*Inclusive of classic Yee Sang Counter
Chinese New Year Eve Buffet Dinner
24 January 2020 | 6.30pm – 10.30pm
RM 138 nett per adult | RM78 nett per child
Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner
25 & 26 January 2020 | 6.30pm – 10.30pm
RM 128 nett per adult | RM 68 nett per child
*Every 4th person eats for free with 3 paying adults
For more information or for reservations, call Hilton Petaling Jaya at +603 7955 9122 or head over to http://www.zestpj.com
The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur
This year, Ti Chen is offering three (3) themed set menu creations namely the Silver and Gold Set, Rich and Affluent Set, and Fortune and Longevity Set, signifying representations of the astrological tradition.
This year’s Chinese/ Lunar New Year menus will be available from 8th January till 8th February 2020 from 12 pm to 3 pm (lunch), and 6 pm to 10 pm (dinner). Ti Chen will be open daily during the festive period except on the first day of Chinese New Year (25 January 2020).
“We are excited about our special menu created for our guests this year, highlighting the abundance set menu style meal packages of Silver and Gold, Rich and Affluent, and Fortune and Longevity, targeting corporate clients, families and friends to toss and celebrate the mark of another wonderful season,” says Chef Lim Chee Woi, Chinese Executive Chef. “2020 is set to be a year filled with luck, growth and prosperity”. Symbolic of good luck, prosperity, health and all things auspicious, toss to “Loh Hei” with Ti Chen.
The set meal packages for five to ten people cover a full range of time-honoured favourites including Roasted Sesame with Cracker and Green Chilli Sauce Chicken, Salmon and Snow Pear Yee Sang with Crispy Shredded Treasure and Blackcurrant-Plum dressing, Mini Steam Glutinous Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf with Dried Oyster, Wok Fried Sea Prawn with Butter and Egg Yolk in traditional style Chilled Lemon Grass Jelly with Yuzu Sorbet, and much more.
The meal packages are offered with a bottle of Jacob’s Creek Shiraz or Free Flow of Soft Drinks for three hours. The Rich and Affluent Set, and the Fortune and Longevity Set come with one (1) bottle of Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve, or Berry Bros. and Rudd Classic Sherry Cask.
The price for set meal packages ranges from RM1,788 for the Silver and Gold Set, RM2,088 for the Rich and Affluent Set and RM 3,088 for the Fortune and Longevity Set, inclusive of service charge and government taxes.
To commemorate the Chinese New Year festivities, the Saujana Hotel will host a lion dance performance in the lobby area at 10.30am on 30 January 2020.
The RuMa Hotel and Residences
The RuMa Hotel and Residences celebrates the Lunar New Year of the Rat with a range of unique and enticing offerings including limited edition menus and special room rates.
The Prosperity Package (1 January – 23 February 2020)
Book your escape from RM 488+ per night for stays from 1st January to 23rd February 2020 and enjoy a gift of RM 88 nett dining credit during your stay, in addition to generous benefits that include 24-hour check-in and check-out, fully stocked mini-bar and breakfast.
The Chinese 8-Course Journey at ATAS (6 January – 8 February 2020)
Discover familiar flavours presented in a contemporary way as ATAS presents a special Chinese inspired 8-course degustation menu, specially prepared by Executive Chef Tyson Gee. Priced at RM288 nett per person, the menu starts off with ATAS’ signature Yee Sang featuring local ingredients such as pucuk paku, betel leaf, and sweet plum tamarind dressing. The menu also features contemporary takes on traditional dishes such as the Ten Day Whiskey Dry Aged Duck Breast, Typhoon Shelter Style Tiger Prawns with Salted Egg Sauce, and Frozen Mango Parfait with Evaporated Milk Ice Cream.
Customers can also opt for an a la carte order of Yee Sang priced at RM188 nett for a large portion (10 persons), or RM128 nett for a regular portion (5 persons).
For more info or reservations, call +603 2778 0888 or email email@example.com
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown
Chinese New Year is the most anticipated festival of the Chinese calendar, a time to reconnect with family and loved ones and to share precious moments together. Inspired by the local area and flavours of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown, Head Chef Gerald Chong and his culinary team from the newly opened Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown unveil Quan’s Kitchen‘s Lunar New Year menu that emphasizes on traditional street fare.
Many will remember a time in the past when smoked meats were bought from local street vendors and we invite guests to toss to luck and good fortune with the Triple Prosperity Yee Sang (Half portion for RM 38 and full portion for RM 68) featuring a trio of Chicken Bak Kwa, Chicken Lap Cheong and Chicken Crisps drizzled with a sweet and tangy pineapple and apricot dressing.
Continue the celebration with the Spring Set Menu, an 8-course sumptuous fare that includes the Triple Prosperity Yee Sang, a nourishing Double Boiled Chicken and Ginseng Consommé, Steamed Star Grouper in a Superior Soy Sauce and a Chinese New Year must, Slow Braised Dried Oyster served with Broccoli and Fatt Choy. Available from 10th January to February 8th with 2 days advance booking for RM 688 nett for 4-6 pax.
Legend has it that Pun Choi, a colossal one pot meal was thrown together by villagers with limited resources in the Song Dynasty for the royal family fleeing the Mongols. They gathered their best ingredients and cooked them in a big pot giving birth to this celebrated dish. We pay homage to history and tradition with the Eight Treasure Happiness Pot, an extravagant one pot feast brimming with 10-Head Abalone, Tiger Prawns, Fish Maw, Hokkaido Scallops, Roast Duck and Steamed Chicken. Available from 10th January to February 8th with 2 days advance booking for RM 688 nett for 6 pax.
To add to the fanfare, enjoy colorful decorations and live performances like Guzheng Instrumental, Chinese Knots, Lion Dance and Traditional Calligraphy from January 24th – 26th for the Classic Chinatown Buffet Dinner, served from 6.30pm – 10.30pm at RM 138 nett. The expansive buffet features international favorites alongside local food from Satay Celup, Dim Sum to a Chicken and Duck Rice carving station.
For enquires or reservations, call 03-2035-7333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Berjaya Times Square Hotel
Celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur with a brand new experience for 2020, the Blossom Dynasty Kitchen! The Blossom Dynasty Kitchen is a novel Chinese restaurant that features a highly intricate styling and design, paired with a menu of Chinese cuisine, prepared by experienced Chinese cuisine chefs from BTHKL’s culinary team. Located on the 14th floor, the restaurant features an extensive assembly of both traditional and modern Chinese cuisines for its central menu.
The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner daily from 13th January till 8th February 2020, with three specialized Chinese New Year Menu caters for a minimum of six (6) persons.
The first Chinese New Year Menu is the Lucky Star Menu, which features elegant dishes such as the Alaska King Crab Stick & Caviar Yee Sang, Roasted Sesame Chicken with Prawn Crackers, and Steamed Red Snapper with Salted Vegetables and Chan Pi. The Lucky Star Menu is RM788 nett for half-portion serving, and is RM1,388 nett per table (10 persons).
The second Chinese New Year Menu is the Plentiful Wealth Menu, which features ravishing dishes such as the Salmon & Sweet Pear Yee Sang, Wok Fried White Prawn with Marmite Sauce, and Steamed Sea Grouper Fish Hu Nan Style. The Plentiful Wealth Menu is RM 988 nett for half-portion serving, and is RM1,588 nett per table (10 persons).
The third Chinese New Year Menu is the Smooth Sailing Menu, which features refined dished such as the Braised Birdnest Soup with Crab Claw & Crab Roe, Stewed Whole Boneless Duck with Dry Oyster & Mushroom (with Kai Choy), and Steamed Red Grouper with Fried Garlic Soy Sauce. The Smooth Sailing Menu is RM1,188 nett for half-portion serving, and is RM1,788 nett per table (10 persons).
Additionally, for every table of 10 persons; 1 bottle of red wine, white wine, or sparkling juice will be provided as a complimentary arrangement for any of the three Chinese New Year Menu. Guests are also viable for a special 50% discounts for Yee Sang and Hi-Tea for their next purchase when they made their reservation and dined at the Blossom Dynasty Kitchen, which includes both walk-ins, and prior reservation. Guests can also delightfully enjoy 3 distinctive choices of high quality Chinese Tea.
The General Manager of Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Mr. Hugo Gerritsen, had stated, “With the highest level of delight and pleasure, I would like to proudly welcome everyone to our brand new restaurant, the Blossom Dynasty Kitchen! The restaurant will have a intricately sophisticated design, with a refined oriental look, complete with contemporary Chinese New Year stylings and furnishings. Our array of the most elegant Chinese cuisines, both traditional and modern, will ignite your palette with a dynastic bliss and a blazing culinary experience that will be etched on your memories forever. With that said, BTHKL always strives to serve and provide our guests with the ultimate experience, and our brand new restaurant that commemorates the celebration of Chinese New Year 2020 shall allow us to achieve that.”
To make a reservation or for further inquiries, please call Big Apple Restaurant at 03 2117 8000 (ext. 8133) or log-on to: www.berjayahotel.com/kualalumpur. You may also log into our Facebook & Instagram : www.facebook.com/bthkl https://www.instagram.com/bthkl/
- *Prices are quoted net Ringgit Malaysia inclusive of 6% GST
- *Children (4 – 11 years old) / Senior citizens (60 years old and above)
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Have a prosperous start to the Lunar New Year with Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral’s array of auspicious offerings on the buffet at Nook, specially created set menus for private dining at the Hotel’s function spaces or Yee Sang takeaways from 13 January to 9 February 2020.
Nook, the Hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, offers a buffet spread featuring traditional Chinese dishes with New Year favourites on the menu designed specially by the Hotel’s Chinese Junior Sous Chef, Chef Emmanuel Chang.
Nook’s buffet spread will feature a variety of dishes synonymous to the festive occasion. With three different menus available throughout the promotional period, the dishes will include Braised Chicken with Chestnut, Mushroom and Young Ginger, Fried Oat Prawn with Curry Leaves and Birds Eye Chilli, Vegetarian ‘Tau Kan’ (Bean curd skin) with ‘Fatt Choy’, Braised Bai Ling Mushroom with Dried Oysters and Vegetables, Cantonese 5-Treasure Steamed Soy Sauce Chicken, Braised Lamb with ‘Nga Ku’ Yam and Mushroom, 5Spice Braised Duck Leg with Young Ginger, Sze Chuan Style Bean Curd with Minced Beef and Eggplant, Braised Chicken Feet with Peanut, Poached Prawn with Shimeji Mushroom and Wolfberries, Village Style Steamed Red Snapper and more.
The carving station for this auspicious time of the year will offer diners the Roasted Duck with Plum Sauce and Sweet Sauce, Honey Barbeque Chicken with Chinese Black Pepper Sauce and Sesame Roasted Chicken with Plum and Ginger Sauce available on rotational basis.
Completing the dinner spread is the dessert line which feature delectable Chinese desserts including Leng Chee Kang, Chilled Honeydew Melon with Sago, Tang Yuan Ball Soup, Red Bean Tang Yuan, Steamed Red Bean Bun, Steamed Pau, Lotus Pancake, Fried Sesame Balls and Fried Nian Gao which will also be served on rotation daily on top of its regular Western and Local dessert favourites.
Nook will be setting up a DIY Yee Sang station complete with all the ingredients and sauces for guests to put together their own Yee Sang to their taste and liking. Nook’s DIY Yee Sang station will offer diners the Jelly Fish Yee Sang which will also be available for takeaway.
Nook’s Lunar New Year buffet dinner during this period is priced at RM118 nett per adult on weekdays while weekends and on the eve of the New Year the buffet will be priced at RM128 nett per adult.
The Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral’s Yee Sang will also be available for take-away in two sizes, Regular and Large. Diners can choose from three different types of Yee Sang, the Jelly Fish Yee Sang priced at RM108 nett for the regular portion and RM160 nett for the large portion. The Salmon Yee Sang is priced at RM130 nett for the regular portion and RM180 nett for the large portion while the Abalone and Salmon Yee Sang will be priced at RM240 nett for the regular potion and RM360 nett for the large portion.
Diners who want to opt for a traditional round table in a private setting with a set menu can do so by booking tables in the hotel’s event and function spaces. Chef Emmanuel has created three festive set menus featuring a combination of traditional and modern dishes.
The Golden Prosperity Menu is a 6-course set priced at RM1,688.00+ per table. The menu consists of the Jelly Fish Yee Sang, Classic Roasted Ginger Chicken, Cantonese-style Grouper, Enoki Buckled Assortment Mushroom and Cured Duck Barbeque Chicken Rice.
Diners looking for more variety can opt for the Auspicious 8 Menu, an 8-course set menu priced at RM1,888 .00+ per table. It features the Cordyceps Abalone Jellyfish Yee Sang, Mushroom Broth, Oven-baked Salted Seaweed Wild Chicken, Steamed Red Mullet, Wok-baked Tangerine Leaves Tiger Prawn, Northern Dumpling with Black Moss, Silver Fish Smoked Oyster Rice and Hot Sweetened Duo Rice Dumpling.
Alternatively, diners can select the Prosperous 8 Menu, another 8-course set menu priced at RM2,088.00+ per table. The menu offers the Cordyceps Salmon Yee Sang, Dark Garlic Fish Maw Broth, Preserved Radish Village Chicken, Steamed Sea Grouper, Giant Tiger Prawn with Garlic Dressing, Braised Fish Maw with White Mushroom, Premium Ebiko Roe Fried Rice and Double-boiled Passion Fruit.
For reservations and more information, call +(60) 3 2723 1188 or head over to http://www.aloftkualalumpursentral.com
Chuanxi Bazi (Sunway Velocity)
Celebrate the Year of the Rat at Chuanxi Bazi with family and friends over the restaurant’s special Chinese New Year hot pot set package meals and receive a complimentary Supreme Conqueror “Yee Sang” Dry Pot. which is the first of its kind in Malaysia! This not to be savoury concoction of seafood, meat and seasonal vegetables enveloped in our signature Chuanxi Bazi Sichuan peppercorn sauce.
The restaurant is open at usual throughout Chinese New Year period.
To make a booking, call 03-9202 3028
Photo Credits: Respective hotels/ restaurants, various contributors, and author’s own
Cover Photo: Ti Chen at The Saujana Hotel