The New World Petaling Jaya Hotel may not have a Chinese restaurant but Executive Chef Joshua Er, Banquet Sous Chef Chai Chun Keong together with their culinary team are all set to serve Chinese festive dishes to usher in the Year of the Pig. For group booking, the hotel’s functions rooms will be the venue for the celebrations – they will be transformed into opulent dining halls decked with oriental splendour. And within these Shanghai-themed walls, you get to toss your Yee Sang heartily and continue to feast on the various festive dishes prepared by the chefs.
We had a sampling of some of the dishes featured in the special set menus, which are available now until 28 February 2019 for both lunch and dinner. Prices start at RM1,388+ per table of 10 pax. For a hotel which does not have its own Chinese restaurant/kitchen, we were impressed by the quality, taste and presentation of the festive dishes.
The Steamed Garoupa stood out for its sweet freshness, as did the Braised Seafood Treasures Soup full of premium ingredients. The old-school style of the Crispy Roasted Chicken with Prawn Crackers was deliciously nostalgic – it tasted just like what I had eaten during childhood (and of course those prawn crackers disappeared first!). Dishes signifying good luck, fortune and prosperity are absolute musts – Deep-fried Prawns with Wasabi Mayonnaise and Braised Vegetables with Mushrooms & Black Moss are typical examples.
Prosperity Yee Sang with Jellyfish & Sliced Top Shell
Selected dishes will also be included in the sumptuous festive buffets exclusively at Pasar Baru, the all-day-dining restaurant. Priced at RM118 nett per person, the buffet lunch and dinner will be featuring the festive dishes (different selections on a daily basis) until 19 February.
For dining enquiries or reservations, please call (603) 7682-0000, e-mail [email protected] or visit petalingjaya.newworldhotels.com.
Lunch: 12.00pm to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm
NEW WORLD PETALING JAYA HOTEL
No.1 Jalan SS7/26A
47301 Petaling Jaya