At Li Yen, the award-winning Cantonese restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, you won’t be overly stuffed by their Lunar New Year feasts. Although we are going to welcome the Year of The Pig, a time when many restaurants will be putting forth grand feasts, the culinary team at Li Yen has thoughtfully curated special lunch menus incorporating lighter and more refreshing bites like their popular dim sum.
Showcasing the best of Cantonese fine dining, the exquisite selections are available for lunch and dinner from now until 7 February 2019. There are three special festive menus to choose from, offering delectable combinations of traditional delicacies, signature dishes and freshly-made dim sum.
Prosperity Yee Sang with Abalones
For the prosperity touch, Yee Sang always tops the list. No lunar new year festive meal is complete without this. Li Yen offers the ever-popular salmon, followed by tuna or abalone to toss and “loe sang”.
Next – some nutritious double-boiled soups. As a Cantonese, I have learned to savour and relish good soups ever since I was kid. At Li Yen, the two favourites are Double-boiled Abalone Soup with Chicken & Sea Cucumber and Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Fish Maw & Morel Mushrooms. I totally enjoyed the Steamed Giant Garouper with Cordyceps Flower, Stir-fried Prawns with Hawthorn Sauce, Braised Pork Knuckle with Dried Oysters & Sea Moss and who can say No to a glistening BBQ Crispy Suckling Pig?
Braised Pork Knuckle with Dried Oysters & Sea Moss
Prawns in Hawthorn Sauce
As for Dim Sum items which form the appetizer platter, there is quite a good selection on the lunch menus. Popular items like Siu Mai with Crabmeat, Steamed Oyster with Sea Moss, Crispy Spring Rolls and Steamed Spare Ribs with Black Bean Sauce are all part of the special selection.
In case you are wondering – yes, the all-time favourite traditionl “lap mei fan” – Steamed Rice with Chinese Waxed Meats is available. I particularly love the Chinese sausages as these are specially airflown in from Hong Kong.
Lunch Set Menus are priced from RM148 nett per person (minimum 4 persons).
Dinner Set Menus are priced from RM1,988 nett per table of 10 persons.
Please note the timing as well:
4 February 2019 (Monday)
Lunch: 12.00pm to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00pm to 10.30pm
5-7 February 2019 (Tuesday to Thursday)
Lunch: 10.30am to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm
For reservations & enquiries, please call LI YEN at +603-2782-9122 or email: [email protected]
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
168 Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur