Yee Sang and waxed meats are two must-have components when it comes to the Chinese New Year celebration. You don’t see these at any other time of the year, seriously but when a new lunar year is about to dawn, restaurants and eateries everywhere will have these on their menus. This year, Xin Chinese Cuisine at the Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers 6 varieties of Yee Sang to welcome the Year of the Fire Monkey. Tossing into the mounds of shredded vegetables and fruits are ingredients … [Read more...]
Archives for January 2016
Colours of Spring at ZUAN YUAN @ ONE WORLD HOTEL as Chinese New Year 2016 approaches!
The Chinese New Year is associated with spring – the season for new growth, vitality, rejuvenation and all things hopeful – good reasons for celebrations indeed. Bright cheerful colours herald the dawning of this season and to welcome a new year. It is therefore timely that the celebratory feasts curated at Xuan Yuan in One World Hotel reflect the bright and refreshing colours of spring. Starting from the Yee Sang, the riot of colours in this prosperity salad is proof enough that spring … [Read more...]
Festive Cookies from YONG SHENG CONFECTIONERY
Not many of us have the time or inclination to bake our own cookies for festive celebrations. Whenever a festive season comes round, we resort to ordering cookies from friends, relatives and of course from bakeries and confectionery shops. If you are thinking of the latter, then perhaps you have heard about Yong Sheng Confectionery. Established since 1952 in a small town called Muar down south in Johor, Yong Sheng certainly has a good history in Chinese confectionery. They started off by … [Read more...]
EE CUISINE @ EASTIN HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR – Let the feast begin this Chinese New Year!
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 … [Read more...]
RUYI & LYN unveils their distinctive Dim Sum Menu!
Ever since it opened in mid 2015, Ruyi & Lyn has remained immensely popular and has steadfastly garnered a huge fan base. Its vast elegant space has graced many glamorous events and often showcased in social media. Food-wise, their nasi lemak and Hainanese chicken rice sushis have remained some of the most-searched items on Google images! Check out my earlier post on Ruyi & Lyn here. So yes, to say that Ruyi & Lyn has made its mark is an understatement. Besides its standard … [Read more...]
TOH YUEN @ HILTON PETALING JAYA – Prosperous Beginnings for Year of Fire Monkey
This Monkey Year that’s coming soon – I heard it’s a happening and bouncy one as it’s been called a “Red Monkey” as well as a “Fire Monkey”. Whatever the description, as long as it brings prosperity, happiness and good health, I’m good. So, we were off to some prosperous beginnings at Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant at the Hilton Petaling Jaya recently. Their Chinese Executive Chef Ben Lim unveiled their array of specially crafted pork-free Cantonese specialities to welcome the fiery … [Read more...]
Auspicious Chinese New Year Feasts @ DYNASTY RESTAURANT, RENAISSANCE HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR
With just over a fortnight to go, the scramble to book festive feasts during the Chinese New Year has just intensified. If you are looking for a porky (translated as “non-halal”) Chinese restaurant in a hotel setting, Dynasty Restaurant at the Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur may be just your cup of tea. From 18 January to 22 February 2016, Executive Sous Chef Kok Chee Kin and his team of chefs are all set to pamper you with festive menus focusing on flavours of Cantonese cuisine in celebration … [Read more...]
CHINA TREASURES @ KLGCC ushers in the Year of the Red Monkey in style
The Red Monkey is on its way and to pave the dawning of the Lunar New Year, the award-winning restaurant China Treasures in Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC) is all set with prosperous feasts to welcome it. China Treasures is a lovely restaurant with a classy plum and rosy hued table linen offset against elegant oriental arches and latticed wall panels. On one side diners can even enjoy the lush greenery of the golf course outside as the windows open out onto this relaxing … [Read more...]
Festive Indulgence with TAI THONG
For the Chinese, celebrating the lunar new year is all about family and tradition with lots of auspicious symbolism thrown in. So, preferably the dishes during such festive feasting should ring in “prosperity”, “good fortune” and “happiness”. To bring these elements to the table, the chefs at the Tai Thong restaurants have curated special dishes that symbolise all things good. We checked out some of Tai Thong’s special dishes to usher in the Year of the Monkey. The chefs have a come up … [Read more...]
LAS CARETTAS – Oysters Mania!
Las Carretas is one of the most haphazardly cheerful chill-out places I know. I mean, just look at the place. The moment you step in, your eyes will be riveted at all the colourful Mexican-themed decor items everywhere. Yes, everywhere – from the tables, walls, staircase, ceilings and almost every available space in the premise! Every item spins a story about the place, about Chef Victor Siow and his incredibly committed team. On the staircase wall, endless framed published … [Read more...]