Still Waters is the signature restaurant of Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur. We visited this contemporary-themed restaurant recently for a preview of its Chinese New Year festive dishes. The casually elegant restaurant spots some strong Japanese presence in its deco as well as its cuisine. At the same time, there are also elements of Cantonese influence which the culinary team skillfully fuses into the restaurant’s repertoire. We saw how the interplay of cuisines resulted in some memorable dishes at the preview. We tried various dishes picked from the 3 special Chinese New Year Set Menus.
As it’s for Chinese New Year, Yee Sang is a must. Still Waters’ Japanese Yee Sang is a generous wholesome combo of Chinese and Japanese ingredients. Bundles of julienned vegetables jostle with crabsticks, fruits, seaweed and healthy crushed nuts. Oh there’s also lidako, ikura and ebikko sprinkled all over for added crunch! We absolutely love this Yee Sang (very generous portion!) – all the ingredients come together very well bound by the special sesame sauce.
Japanese Yee Sang
The Braised 8-Treasure Soup is thick comforting soup full of umami goodness, thanks to the sea cucumber, crabmeat, fish lips, dried scallops, fish maw, mushrooms and beancurd in it!
Braised 8-Treasure Soup
The Oven Baked Roast Chicken is well flavoured by Chinese herbs. Skilfully roasted, the chicken remains juicy and tender and deliciously aromatic thanks to the herbs.
Oven Baked Roast Chicken with Chinese herbs
Instead of the usual soya sauce, the chef used mirin for the Steamed Pearl Garoupa. The tender flaky garoupa has a slight sweetish taste to it, thanks to the mirin sauce.
Steamed Pearl Garoupa with Mirin Sauce
A Chinese New Year meal is never complete without prawns. Our golden prawn dish does not disappoint – with salted egg yolk and cereal clinging to them, every piece is a winner!
Wok-fried Prawns with Golden Salted Eggyolk Cereal
As the name suggests, it goes without saying that the Fried Rice is truly aromatic as it’s fried with dried duck meat, mushrooms and barbecue chicken.
Garlic Fried Rice
Something sweet to round up a meal – we love the steamed homemade Nian Gao rolled in fresh coconut. That’s really the best way to enjoy this symbolic “annual cake” – Nian Gao which makes its appearance mainly during Chinese New Year!
Osmanthus Jelly & Steamed Homemade Nian Gao
Diners can choose from several festive Set Menus starting from RM888 nett per table of 10 pax. Various types of Yee Sang is included in all the sets and it is also available for a la carte orders. Prices of Yee Sang are from R78 to RM138 per full portion.
To place bookings, please call +603-2711-8866 or email [email protected]
STILL WATERS Restaurant
Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur
138 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur