To usher in the Year of the Dragon, Sheraton Imperial’s Celestial Court has been all decked out in imperial red drapes with cherry blossoms and peonies decorating the walls and banisters – one can’t help but be totally engulfed in the Chinese New Year ambience and mood upon entering the restaurant.
Executive Chinese Chef Ho Boon and Dim Sum Chef Ken Liew have created specially-crafted menus with dishes fit for an emperor. The must-have Yee Sang comes in 4 delightful selections, both in composition and sauces. From caviar to abalone, from traditional plum sauce to orange mayo, you will be spoilt for choices.
The Prosperity Set Menu (RM1,288++ for 10 people) offers Yee Sang with Tuna Fish & Thai Mango Sauce. The tuna slices look very pretty – they have the right colour, too for Chinese New Year – yes, red! Just look at the burst of colours in that heap of yee sang!
The Thai Mango Sauce has a refreshing fruity taste and is slightly spicy, which makes this Yee Sang a bit different from the norm. A lover of mangoes, I already loved the sauce when I read it on the menu and it didn’t fail me.
The Braised Sharksfin Soup with Sea Moss, dried scallops and crabmeat came in a huge tureen. The generous amount of sea moss in it gives it a dark speckled appearance. I particularly enjoyed the chunks of crabmeat in the soup which were very fresh and sweetly succulent. None of the frozen stuff here.
Roasted Crispy Chicken Sichuan-style… the spicy sourish Sichuan sauce lifted this dish from the usual roast chicken one finds in most Chinese restaurants. The chicken was marinated well and the skin was golden and crispy.
Steamed Pomfret in Soya Sauce… a very decent-sized pomfret, steamed in the simplest manner, with superior soya sauce and topped with sprigs of fresh cilantro. No complaints here… the fish was done well and the sweetness of the soya sauce enhanced the natural flavour of the fish.
Braised Sea Cucumbers with Dried Scallops, Mushrooms and Garden Greens… another must-have CNY dish. I just realise this menu uses a lot of dried scallops! More dried scallops in the dishes to come!
Braised Chinese Cabbage with Dried Scallops Sauce…a very easy dish to eat and good fibre for your system. Again… simplicity at its best…just cabbage and dried scallops – a good combination.
Braised E-Fu Noodles with Golden Mushrooms and Dried Scallops… a good alternative to rice, for your carbs quota. The noodles were slippery soft and drenched in a delicious gravy, thanks to the dried scallops flavouring it.
Panfried Nian Gao… this is possibly the best way to indulge in nian gao, with no batter and nothing rolled in it. Just pure nian gao on its own. I enjoyed this thoroughly.
Chilled Sea Coconut with Almond Beancurd Jelly… a light cold soupy accompaniment to the nian gao and a nice end to the meal.
Besides the Prosperity menu, the other special CNY Menus for 10 people are the Happiness Set (RM1,888++), Fortune Set (RM1,688++) and Wealth Set (RM1,488++). All these menus are inclusive of a complimentary bottle of wine.
The Chinese New Year menus are available from 5 January to 6 February 2012 and to book your table, please call 03-2717-9900 ext.6933.
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur