I’ve always enjoyed the food in Ee Cuisine at Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The chefs there are wizards with the traditional dishes and at the same time there’s an injection of modernity in some of the repertoire. The restaurant is cosy and comfortable with soft warm lights reflecting the intricate details of their oriental-themed decor. On Thursday evenings, there’s a singer and musicians to entertain diners with nostalgic songs from past eras.
With Chinese New Year just round the corner, the chefs have been busy preparing special set menus for the upcoming celebrations. If you choose to have your Reunion Dinner at Ee Cuisine, there’s the special set from RM968nett for 4 persons onwards. Besides the reunion set, other celebratory menus are also available, right until 22 February 2016. Prices for the special menus are from RM1,668 nett to RM2,888 nett for 10 persons.
For the traditionalists, there are many sumptuous festive dishes to choose from: Mini Monk Jumps over the wall, Braised Abalones with Dried Oysters, Goose Webs with Sea Cucumber, Baked King River Prawns and their signature Steamed Capon Chicken.
Of course, there’s the must-have Yee Sang and this year, diners can choose from the Live Australia Lobster Yee Sang or the Abalone Rice Crackers Yee Sang and several other options. Olive oil is used in the dressing for yee sang as a healthier option. Prices of yee sang start at RM118 nett onwards per portion.
We sampled some dishes recently from the various set menus. Flavours were well balanced and satisfying, generally. There were some nice surprises too – for example, instead of the usual pomfrets and garoupas, we had the Kerai Fish, a sweet freshwater fish. The fish was steamed just right, allowing its natural fresh sweetness to come through. The scales were also left intact on the fish but cooked to a crisp so they can actually be eaten as they were crunchy and tasty!
Steamed Live Kerai Fish with Superior Soya Sauce
The soups at Ee Cuisine are always good – with deep umami flavours brought about by boiling premium ingredients for hours. The Double-boiled Chinese Herbs, Dried Scallops and Fish Maw Soup was faultless.
Equally good were the crispy Roasted Pi Pa Duck and Braised Homemade Beancurd, Dried Oysters with Prawns and Vegetables.
Do keep some stomach space for their Waxed Meat Rice with XO Sauce – it’s scrumptious.
Instead of the traditional “nian gao”, we had the cold and refreshing Coconut Pudding. I didn’t mind that at all as I got a whole coconut of velvety pudding all to myself!
For reservations, please call Ee Cuisine at 03-7665-1111 ext.137/138.
Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur
13 Jalan 16/11
Pusat Dagangan Seksyen 16
46350 Petaling Jaya