As we gear ourselves up to usher in the Year of the Horse next week, the feasting schedule gets tighter. If you are in the Subang/Sunway neighourhood, check out Di Wei Chinese Cuisine Restaurant in Empire Hotel Subang. Chef Yong Thian Teik there has come up with a selection of popular festive Cantonese-style dishes for Chinese New Year.
You can’t miss out the Prosperity Toss with Yee Sang, of course. “Lo Hei” is such a must-do in any festive meal during this time. The Yee Sang at Di Wei is light and refreshing, served with strips of salmon and green apple sauce that’s a good combination of sweet and tangy flavours.
The Fatt Choy Yee Sang is already available at Di Wei right until 28 February 2014. It’s priced at RM68.80++ for Half Portion and RM98++ for Full Portion. Besides salmon, you can opt for sliced abalone or jellyfish.
Poon Choy or Big Bowl Feast is also available at Di Wei this Chinese New Year. This is a good dish to order if you have a group of people dining together and don’t want to crack your head deciding on dishes to order. Poon Choy is literally a melting pot of flavours comprising layers of meat, vegetables and seafood, all braised and served in one big pot. I’m told there are 20 ingredients in their Poon Choy – ranging from fish maw, chicken, fish balls, mushrooms, prawns, lotus roots, radish, pork belly, Chinese cabbage, beancurd stick, bamboo piths, taro, fishcake, pork shank and beancurd skin. That’s only the bottom layer!
The top layer has abalones, roast pork, Shajien oysters, Japanese sea cucumber, black seamoss, roast duck, prawns and scallops.
Di Wei offers 2 sets of Poon Choy menus: Fortune Bowl which features premium ingredients is priced at RM988++ (for 6 people) and RM1,688++ (for 10 people). There’s also the Di Wei Treasure Pot for RM428++ (6 people) and RM688++ (10 people). As this treasure pot takes 6 hours or preparation and 3 hours to cook, advance booking is required. Oh, the Japanese ceramic pot which it’s served in, well, you can take that home after the meal!
The Chinese New Year Cake or “nian gao” in Empire are available in various flavours. We love the Golden Fish cake which is nian gao steamed and then lightly fried for that crispy outer layer. Prices start from RM28.80++ onwards per portion.
Di Wei Chinese Cuisine Restaurant
47500 Subang Jaya