5 of our favourite Chinese New Year set menus in KL this year

5 of our favourite Chinese New Year set menus in KL this year

You’re set for this festive season

Text: Rachel Au

Planning to eat out this festive season? We round up some of our favourite Chinese New Year menus in KL for 2019

We've listed some of the best yee sang in town as well as where to go for Chinese New Year-themed afternoon tea sessions. What's next? The all-rounder, of course: The set menus!


1. The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

There might not be a Chinese restaurant at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur but the hotel isn't missing out on the festive occasion. Similar to last year, their Chinese Chef De Cuisine, Cheong Boon Fei and the Chua family have pulled together heirloom recipes to put together absolutely delicious set menus featuring handmade vegetarian "Jiao Zhi" dumplings with ginger vinegar, stir-fried prawn with golden seaweed crumb and pan-seared dried shrimp radish cake and more. 

Availability: For lunch and dinner. Reserve either one of the private dining rooms (4-50 guests) or The Astor Room/Grand Ballroom (up to 800 guests).

Contact:  03 2727 6696 or email [email protected] 



2. Li Yen at The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

With Executive Chinese Chef Ng Wing Lam from Hong Kong at the helm of the kitchen, you can be sure the dishes are both authentic and nostalgic. Besides a gorgeous yee sang designed in the shape of two flowers, some of our favourites from the menu include Steamed Giant Grouper with Cordyceps Flower, Stir-Fried Prawns with Hawthorn Flakes Sauce and Steamed Clay Pot Rice with Chinese Waxed Meat.


4 February, Monday 

Lunch: 12.00pm - 2.30pm 

Dinner: 6.00pm - 10.30pm 

5 to 7 February, Tuesday to Thursday 

Lunch: 10.30am - 2.30pm 

Dinner: 6.30pm - 10.30pm


Lunch set menus are priced from RM148 nett per person (min. four guests)

Dinner set menus are priced from RM1,988 nett per table of 10 guests

Contact: 03 2782 9122 or email [email protected] 



3. Shanghai at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

The yee sang is definitely a feast for the eyes of Instagram and guests can opt for delicacies such as lobster, geoduck and abalone to accompany it; but the 'secret' homemade sauce is surely an acquired taste (there's a hint of wasabi in it). As for the three set menus offered, expect a grand example of Shanghainese cuisine with dishes such as Braised Superior Fish Maw Soup with Sea Cucumber and Steamed Bamboo Fish Shanghainese-style with preserved vegetable.

Availability: Lunch and dinner till 19 February 2019

Price: Starts from RM288.80 per person

Contact: 03 2719 8288 or email [email protected] 



4. Wan Chun Ting at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara

Order a la carte from Chef Leong's Lunar New Year recommendations or opt from one of three readily-curated set menus; featuring auspicious dishes such as Double Boiled Chicken Soup with Red Mushroom and Fish Maw, Marinated Chicken with Fragrant Chinese Tea, and Double Boiled Honey Lemon with Red Dates and White Fungus.

Availability: Lunch and dinner till 19 February 2019

Price: Starts from RM2,188 nett per table of 10 guests, inclusive of a bottle of wine

Contact: 03 2720 6688 or email [email protected] 



5. Yen at W Kuala Lumpur

As a hotel brand that often strives to break the norms of tradition in favour of a contemporary take, Yen is taking that same spirit with its four Chinese New Year set menus and a la carte specials. Every dish is presented beautifully and though familiar, the taste is a burst of flavours—a result from the marriage of fresh ingredients and herbs. 

Availability: Lunch and dinner till 24 February 2019

*Note: There will be two seatings for the Chinese New Year Eve Reunion Dinner (5.30pm - 8pm followed by 8.30pm - 10.30pm)

Price: Starts from RM188+ per person

Contact: 03 2786 8888 or email [email protected]