As a leading purveyor of fine Cantonese cuisine in the city, Li Yen at The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur needs no introduction. Its cosy oriental-themed interior immediately draws you into its welcoming folds, framed by ornate latticed walls and warm smooth carved wooden furniture. And as we are now into the Lunar New Year season, lots of red are incorporated to pump up the mood – it’s truly Chinese in every sense.
We were there to preview Li Yen’s lunar new year’s festive meals recently. From the menus, I could see that much thought has been given into the curation. Where most restaurants would offer the same menus for both lunch and dinner, at Li Yen, there are separate lunch and dinner menus. Taking diners’ preference into consideration, the lunch menus feature a selection of dim sum items as starters. I guess this is also because Li Yen’s dim sum is very popular and generally people do love to munch on these at lunch. It also goes with the idea that the chefs do not want to overstuff diners with the heavier dishes featured in the dinner menus.
Looking at the exquisite dishes listed in the menus, I believe it would be quite difficult to settle on just one and I was so glad that the preview featured dishes picked from all the menus. Credit must be given to Executive Chef Leung Kwai Hong and his team for coming up with beautiful presentations that further elevate the whole dining experience at Li Yen.
Here’s to give you an idea of what’s going to be served in Li Yen to usher in the Year of the Dog…
Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang – one of the prettiest yee sang we’ve had so far! Just look at the efforts and skills of the chefs in composing this lovely picture.
The Dim Sum starters…
Steamed Siew Mai with Crabmeat
Deep-fried Meat & Minced Prawn Rolls
Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Abalone & Mushroom – so nourishing and good for the soul!
Steamed Bamboo Fish with Sliced Chinese Ham – smooth silky fish fillets delightfully enhanced by the slightly-smokey flavoursome ham
Li Yen Special Roast Chicken – crispy golden skin & tender juicy meat, what more can we say about this traditional favourite?
Stir-fried Prawns with Chilli Paste – you may want to ask for some plain rice to go with these bouncy prawns in that wicked sauce!
Steamed Claypot Rice with Chinese Waxed Meat – premium Chinese sausages and waxed meats from Hong Kong made all the difference in this firm festive favourite!
Black Sesame Dumplings in Red Bean Soup – my all-time sweet comfort-food!
The festive feasts are available from 15-18 February 2018 only. The lunch set menus are priced from RM1,388 nett per table of 10 persons. Dinner set menus are from RM1,888 nett per table of 10 persons.
However, if you wish to enjoy the Lunar New Year specialities before 15 February 2018, they are available with advance notice.
15 February 2018
Lunch: 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.30pm
16-18 February 2018
Lunch: 10.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
For reservations, please call Li Yen at 03-2782-9122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 2 of The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
168 Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur