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Leng Loong Seafood Restaurant – where Lenggong favourites abound!

This no-frills restaurant serves simple home-style dishes, leaning more towards Kong Sai (or “Kong Xi”) flavours. Its location in Taman Equine may seem a bit off-the-beaten-track but it’s actually fairly easy to get there, coming from the Kesas Highway. The chef is from Lenggong, a little town in northern Perak with a major community of Kong Sai residents. So that explains the Kong Sai influence in the dishes here. With the Chinese New Year upon us and 15 days of celebration ahead, if you … [Read more...]

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Blossoms of Fortune for Chinese New Year at Zuan Yuan, One World Hotel

There’s a change in command in the kitchen of Zuan Yuan these days. Chef Heng Sze Hooi, Assistant Chinese Chef together with his team have come up with some delectable dishes for the Chinese New Year, which is just days away. I must say that’s a very refreshing change and things are looking good there. Having dined there very often, I like the changes, some subtly, in the flavours of Zuan Yuan’s offerings. It is also timely that diners now get to taste Chef Heng’s creations during this … [Read more...]

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Have A Teochew Feast at Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant this Chinese New Year

I’ve always liked Teochew cuisine. Teochew dishes tend to be kinder on the palate and stomach due to the gentler cooking methods. Signature Teochew dishes are often prepared over a slow fire, stewed, steamed or just simply sti-fried. Oh, they also do their pickles perfectly.  Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant is one of those restaurants that do all those perfectly. Did you know that Teochew-style Yee Sang is quite different from the regular eye sang served in most restaurants? I had my … [Read more...]

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Celebrate Chinese New Year in style at Noble Mansion, Plaza 33 Petaling Jaya

The name itself speaks volumes.  Noble Mansion – arguably one of the Oriental Group of Restaurants' most stylish outlets.  Not only is the décor impressive, the whole ambience reminds one of a traditional mansion given an elegant modern twist.  This is also where Executive Chef Justin Hor unleashes his creative flair in the repertoire of Shunde-influenced dishes that Noble Mansion is famous for. Read my earlier review here. I was hooked ever since the first time I dined here.  So when I … [Read more...]

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Gourmet Indulgences for Chinese New Year at Chynna, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Every year, restaurants vie with each other to come up with innovative ideas for Yee Sang.  So far this year, I’ve tasted a gamut of ingredients in yee sang, from the common salmon to Australian lobster, soft shell crabs and even grilled lamb. In Chynna at Hilton Kuala Lumpur. Chinese Executive Chef Lam Hock Hin decided to use a whole premium Kanzai pumpkin (organically grown locally) and Korean pear for his Yee Sang.  The pumpkin, with the Chinese character “goat” etched on the skin, has … [Read more...]

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Chinese New Year Celebrations at Ee Cuisine, Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya

Weeks before the Chinese New Year, the feasting has already begun.  Now it’s the week before the big celebration, the feasting is now in almost full gear, as can be seen by the packed restaurants around town.  Many companies are holding appreciation feasts for staff and customers… you know, the traditional “sau koong” meals.  And some are just taking the opportunity to be merry over some sumptuous food! Ee Chinese Cuisine at the Eastin Hotel is a good venue to hold festive feasts.  I like … [Read more...]

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Lunar New Year Feast at the newly renovated Toh Yuen at Hilton Petaling Jaya

Have you stepped into Toh Yuen, the Chinese restaurant in Hilton Petaling Jaya recently? If you have, then you would appreciate how much better it looks now. It looks less cluttered, brighter and has a classier contemporary elegance about it now. Having undergone quite an extensive renovation, I love the elegant hues of celadon paired with muted cream accents. The whole ambience breathes “renewal” and “rejuvenation” the moment you enter through the elegant doors flanked by intricately patterned … [Read more...]

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Traditional Chinese New Year in Tao Chinese Cuisine at The Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur

What if you just have a small group of 3-4 persons and yet want to enjoy a good 7-course set meal during this coming Chinese New Year? Most Chinese restaurants serve set meals for 10 pax. Well, the good news is that over at Tao Chinese Cuisine at The InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, your party of 3 can still get to enjoy that 7-course set lunch. For the coming festive celebration, the set lunch is available at RM148++ onwards per person (a minimum of 3 persons) and 8-course set dinners are … [Read more...]

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Have a Super Prosperous CNY Meal at Restaurant Extra Super Tanker, Damansara Kim

I was told Restaurant Extra Super Tanker is already fully booked on Chinese New Year Eve (18 February 2015) so if you are thinking of having your Reunion Dinner there, you may have to look elsewhere. But, for other days during the Chinese New Year, tables are still available. We had a CNY dinner there last year and looking at their line-up this year, it’s likely we’ll be repeating it this year! Chef Ah Wah Koh does not believe in doing too many set menus for the Chinese New Year. SO there are … [Read more...]

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Savour Flavours of Prosperity at Xin, Concorde Kuala Lumpur

You know that when you step into the grand dining hall of Xin, it’s going to be a delicious trip of traditional Chinese gourmet dining. The splendid golden dragons wrapped on the pillars and the opulent oriental-themed decor have “tradition” stamped on them. And that is exactly what Xin will deliver for the coming Chinese New Year celebrations. Authentic traditional flavours take centre-stage in their special menus drawn up for the festive period. The mandatory yee sang is represented … [Read more...]