The Year of the mighty Dragon will be making its grand entrance soon and EQ Kuala Lumpur is all set to usher in the new lunar year. Making its annual pop-up appearance, EQ’s legendary Chinese restaurant, Golden Phoenix will be delivering specially-curated festive meals during the celebration from 29 January till 24 February 2024. Operating on Level 1 of EQ, lunch and dinner will be served, featuring special sets and a la carte menus showcasing traditional recipes going back 50 years ago, as well as exciting new dishes for the modern gourmet.
A total of 7 menus have been designed for the celebrations. These range from RM198+ to RM888+ per person, with the special vegetarian ‘Yan Yat’ set, designed for the 7th day of the Lunar New Year priced at RM188+ per person. Diners don’t have to gather a big group to savour these menus as only a minimum of 4 persons is required for all set menus.
A must-have at every Lunar New Year is yee sang, which is said to represent the various aspects of life, from the sweet, salty, sour, astringent and bitter. Golden Phoenix will offer 6 variants of this festive dish, ranging from Korean snow pear yee sang priced at RM108+ for 4-6 persons, and RM208+ for 8-10 persons, to the premium Australian lobster yee sang with fish roe priced at RM488+ for 4-6 persons, and RM888+ for 8-10 persons.
We had a preview of some of the dishes from their set menus.
Yee Sang with fried soft-shell crab and white bait for extra crunch
Double-boiled matsutake mushroom soup, fish maw, dried scallops, lily bulbs
Braised sun-dried oyster, abalone, sea moss, flower mushroom, broccoli
Steamed tiger grouper with preserved radish, garlic, ginger & superior soy sauce
Duo Prawns in glazed soy and scallop mayonnaise coated with crispy potato
Oven-roasted Duck with sweet orange sauce & chestnuts
Golden Phoenix crispy E-fu noodles with chicken & seafood
Rice Cake and Baked Peony Pastries with lotus paste
Chilled Lemongrass Jelly with passionfruit & dragon fruit
Besides the set menus, Golden Phoenix also offers ala carte offerings where tradition meets luxury. Their extravagant poon choy (casserole) dish is one of the stars of the season. Comprising 10-head abalone, Japanese dried scallops, tiger prawns, smoked duck, steamed chicken, sea moss, dried oysters, baby cabbage, mushrooms, white radish, gluten, oyster mushrooms, yam and money bags, this dish symbolises largesse or abundance. Priced at RM588+, each portion serves up to 6 persons.
Duck, which is a firm favourite, is served 2 ways at Golden Phoenix, with the perfectly crisped skin served in crepes, and the balance of the meat prepared in one of 3 choices: sautéed with spring onions and ginger, wok-fried with assorted vegetables, or in fried rice or fried noodles. Each bird is priced at RM288+.
Among the long list of other tantalising New Year offerings are Golden Phoenix’s signature dishes including braised sun-dried oyster with 10-head abalone, sea moss, flower mushrooms and broccoli (RM68+ per person), baked Boston lobster with dried scallops and shimeji (RM138 per 100 gram), braised tofu with turbot and mustard vegetable (RM48+ for the medium portion, RM96+ for the large), and the Golden Phoenix crispy e-fu noodles with seafood (RM93+, medium, RM188+, large).
For reservations and enquiries, please email [email protected] or WhatsApp +60 12-278-9239 or call +603-2789-7722
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