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5 Places to feast and 'lou hei' in KL this Chinese New Year 2018

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5 Places to feast and 'lou hei' in KL this Chinese New Year 2018
From colourful yee sang options to heartwarming set menus, we round up some of the best places to eat at in KL this Chinese New Year

1. The St Regis Kuala Lumpur, till 16 March 2018

There is much to love about the Chinese New Year menus at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur. With a variety of yee sang that caters to everyone (including those looking for a vegetarian option); and a set menu made from the personal recipes of the hotel's owners and management, it encompasses everything the occasion stands for: Happiness and heartwarming.

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YEE SANG MENU

Abalone & Soft Shell Crab Yee Sang, RM386 (L, serves up to 10 pax) or RM208 (M, serves up to 6 pax)

Salmon & Jelly Fish Yee Sang, RM280 (L, serves up to 10 pax) or RM145 (M, serves up to 6 pax)

Vegetarian Yee Sang, RM208 (L, serves up to 10 pax) or RM113 (M, serves up to 6 pax)

CNY SET MENU

The 8-course menu varies in price according to which yee sang you choose. Prices ranged between RM398+ per person to RM298+ per person. 

Buro Favourites: Braised Bird's Nest Soup, Crab Meat, Bamboo Pith and Rice with Supreme Fish Stock, Fresh Diced Scallops & Vegetables 

TO BOOK: Call 03 2727 6696 or email dining.kualalumpur@stregis.com. For more info, visit their website.

 

2. Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, till 2 March 2018

For an affair with Cantonese and Imperial flavours, Wan Chun Ting is the one true place to visit. Featuring auspicious dishes such as Braised Black Mushroom with Double Boiled Chicken Soup with Dried Scallops and Cordyceps Flower and Hong Kong Style Steamed Live Tiger Grouper with Superior Soy Sauce, it's nothing but a feast. If all three of the set menus seem too much to handle, you may also opt to order from the special Lunar New Year a la carte menu. 

 

 

YEE SANG MENU

Sofitel KL plans to spoil all yee sang lovers as they offer a whopping seven 'flavours', ranging from a vegetarian one (RM88 nett for half portion or RM176 nett for full portion) to one with jellyfish (same price as the vegetarian option) to a Scallop, Mango and Snow Pear Yee Sang  (RM108 nett for half portion or RM216 for full portion) to an Australia lobster version (based on market price and requires to be ordered in advance). 

CNY SET MENUS

Prosperous Set Menu

9-course dinner at RM2,188.00 nett per table of ten persons, inclusive of a bottle of house wine 

Fortune Set Menu 

9-course dinner at RM2,388.00 nett per table of ten persons, inclusive of a bottle of house wine 

Wealth Set Menu 

9-course dinner at RM2,588.00 nett per table of ten persons, inclusive of a bottle of house wine

TO BOOK: Call 03 2720 6688 or email HA123-FB4@sofitel.com. For more info, visit their website.

 

3. Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, till 2 March 2018

If full-course set menus sound overwhelming for the daytime, dim sum is the way to go and Mandarin Oriental KL's Chef Ricky and team have specially crafted two menus for the season. Expect classic favourites such as Steamed seafood and chicken siew mai; Golden fried prawn and mango rolls with bread crumbs; Deep fried roasted duck dumplings; Traditional sea treasure soup with dumplings; and more. 

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YEE SANG MENU

Over at Mandarin Oriental KL, guests can choose from five types of yee sang: Abalone with assorted vegetables; Pan seared scallops and snow pear; Soft shell crab and snow pear; Salmon and assorted vegetable; and Assorted vegetables, shredded fruits in sesame dressings, available from RM98 nett to RM368 nett for half portion and full portion respectively.

CNY DIM SUM SET MENUS

The Longevity Dim Sum and Happiness Dim Sum sets are available for lunch only, at RM168 nett and RM228 nett per person respectively, with a minimum of four diners. 

TO BOOK: Call 03 2179 8885 or email mokul-lpoheen@mohg.com. For more info, visit their website.

 

4. The Westin Kuala Lumpur, till 2 March 2018

Known for its local Chinese dishes with a Szechuan influence, Five Sen5es at The Westin KL has whipped up several dishes - each with its own meaning - for the occasion. For example, the Braised Duck with Red Yeast Rice and Peanut represents health and fertility while the Deep Fried Prawn with Hawthorn Sauce topped with Osmanthus symbolises happiness all-year round. Go a la carte or choose one of the set menus. 

the westin kl yee sang 2018

YEE SANG MENU

The highlight here is the chef's special plum sauce. Options include Crystal Pear and Mango Vegetarian Yee Sang; Taiwanese Top Shell Abalone Yee Sang; Norwegian Fresh Salmon Yee Sang; and Sliced Two Head Abalone Yee Sang. Prices range between RM68nett to RM268nett. 

CNY SET MENUS

Happiness Reunion CNY Set Menu at RM1,888 nett per table of 10 persons 

Blessings Reunion CNY Set Menu at RM1,988 nett per table of 10 persons 

Abundance Reunion CNY Set Menu at RM2,288 nett per table of 10 persons

TO BOOK: Call 03 2773 8338 or email westindining@westin.com. For more info, visit their website

 

5. Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, till 2 March 2018

Expect classic Chinese New Year specialities as well as spinoff versions at the Shang Palace this season where every course is set to tantalise your taste buds. Available as part of set menus or a la carte, some of these dishes include the auspicious Poon Choy (or Braised Premium Assorted Hot Dish served in a Claypot); Braised Sea Cucumber with Assorted Seafood; and Shang Palace's Poached Chicken with Lemongrass & Supreme Soy Sauce

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YEE SANG MENU*

Korean Snow Pear at RM99 (S) and RM198 (L)

Crispy Fish Skin and Jellyfish Flower at RM99 (S) and RM198 (L)

Salmon Fish at RM138 (S) and RM276 (L)

Crispy Mushroom and Gingko Nuts at RM99 (S) and RM198 (L)

Tempura Lobster Meat with Soft Shell Crab at RM248 (S) and RM496 (L)

Signature Sliced Abalone with Caviar and Gold Flakes at RM248 (S) and RM496 (L)

*These are nett prices.

CNY SET MENUS

Great Prosperity 8-course Set Menu at RM239 nett per person 

Rich Fortune Set Menu at RM339 nett per person (with minimum 4 persons)

Happy Reunion 9-course Set Menu at RM2,318 nett per table of 10 persons 

Wealth Treasures 9- course Set Menu at RM3,388 nett per table of 10 persons 

Immense Wealth 9-course Set Menu at RM4,998 nett per table of 10 persons.  

*All the set menus begin with Yee Sang and end with pan-fried Ninko. Full menus here.

TO BOOK: Call 03 2074 3904 or email restaurantreservations.slkl@shangri-la.com. For more info, visit their website.

 

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