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CNY 2022: The best festive menus for your reunions this Year of the Tiger

24.01.2022

By Natalie Khoo

CNY 2022: The best festive menus for your reunions this Year of the Tiger

The Year of the Tiger is crouching around the corner, and you’re probably already getting calls or messages from friends and relatives far and wide for reunions. Fret not, we’ve already curated what to wear (even on your nails) and gifts to bear for your get-togethers. But we haven’t forgotten (arguably) the most important part of Chinese New Year: reunion meals.

Without further ado, here’s a list of festive menus and promotions in the Klang Valley to welcome a roaring year ahead with a bountiful meal.

1. Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

There are two set menus to choose from Thirty8’s festive offerings, each carefully prepared with wholesome and symbolic dishes to cater for four persons. The Eight-Treasure Chicken (available in both set menus as well as a la carte orders) comes as a welcome alternative to poon choy, featuring a slow-cooked stuffed chicken that’s remarkably tender and packed with flavour, accompanied with tiger prawns, black moss, mushroom, lotus seeds, and broccoli.

CNY Set Menus and A la carte menus at Thirty8Availability: 17 January to 15 February 2022 (pre-orders required 24 hours before collection)Price: From RM988.80+ for four persons

Slow-cooked Stuffed Eight Treasure ChickenAvailability: 17 January to 15 February 2022 (pre-orders required 24 hours before collection)Price: RM488 for four persons | RM688 for eight persons

For reservations and enquiries, call +603 2203 9188 or email [email protected] Shop more a la carte dishes on the online store at store.grandhyattkualalumpur.com

2. W Kuala Lumpur

Take your pick from four unique set menus at W Kuala Lumpur’s Yen restaurant: Great Prosperity, Rich Fortune, Happy Reunion, and Wealth Treasures. Each set features a signature yee sang dish along with a selection of Chinese New Year specialty dishes, which are also available for a la carte orders.

Lunar New Year Set MenusAvailability: 2 January to 15 February 2022Time: Lunch – 12pm to 2.30pm | Dinner – 5pm to 7pm (first seating) / 8pm to 10pm (second seating)Price: From RM208+ per person

For a different kind of CNY reunion, why not gather for an afternoon tea at Woo Bar or indulge in dim sum over brunch at Yen?

Prosperi-tea Afternoon TeaAvailability: 12pm – 2.30pmPrice: RM128+ per person for dine-in | RM168+ per set for delivery

Lunar New Year Dim Sum BrunchAvailability: 2 January to 15 February 2022 | Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays onlyTime: 11am – 12.30pm | 1pm – 2.30pmPrice: RM168+ per adult | RM86+ per child | Additional RM120+ for free flow of red or white wine | Additional RM50+ for free flow of soft drinks and chilled juices

For reservations and enquiries, call +6012 347 9088 or email [email protected]

3. Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Whether you’re looking for a hearty 8-course meal or a traditional poon choy dish, Hilton KL’s Chynna has prepared an ensemble of oriental offerings for the season. The former includes four themed set menus—Wealth, Prosperity, Auspicious, and Abundance—which are available for dine-in only. The latter is served hotpot-style in a claypot and is available or dine-in and takeaway. A la carte dishes are also on the menu for dine-in and takeaway, priced per portion.

Fortune Favours the BoldAvailability: 2 January to 14 February 2022Price: From RM1,250 nett per table for five persons | RM888 per person for two persons

Chinese New Year Supreme Hotpot-Style Poon Choy in ClaypotAvailability: 2 January to 14 February 2022Price: RM208 nett per person | Additional RM60 nett for takeaway (claypot included)Minimum order of 6 persons | Pre-order 2 hours in advance

For more information, call +603 2264 2264, email [email protected] or visit www.eatdrinkhilton.com.

4. Four Points Sheraton Kuala Lumpur Chinatown

Quan Kitchen’s Chef De Cuisine Lim Jun Pin and his culinary team have prepared an 8 course ‘Spring Happiness’ set menu comprising nourishing dishes such as the Prosperity Golden Yee Sang, Double Boiled Wild Mushroom Soup, and Baked Ocean Seabass with Cordyceps in Honey Soy Glaze.

Spring Happiness Set Menu by Quan’s KitchenAvailability: 10 January to 10 February (two days advance booking is required)Price: RM688+ per set for four persons | Additional RM188+ per person

Meanwhile, Lady Yi’s Tea House has curated a special CNY Afternoon Tea with savoury delights such as Roasted Duck, Tea Egg, Beef Shank, and BBQ Chicken, accompanied by Lady Yi’s Signature 11 Treasure Tea. You can even find an exclusive CNY cocktail at Jann—an earthy Bird’s Nest Baijiu and Whisky cocktail brewed with chrysanthemum tea, red dates, and white fungus.

CNY Afternoon Tea by Lady Yi’s Tea HouseAvailability: 10 January to 10 February 2022Price: RM98+ per set for dine-in | RM128+ per set for takeaway and delivery

Jann CNY cocktailAvailability: 10 January to 10 February 2022Price: RM118+ for two bottles

For enquiries or reservations, call +603 2035 7333 or WhatsApp +6012 507 3327 or email [email protected]

5. The St Regis Kuala Lumpur

The St Regis Kuala Lumpur welcomes groups as small as four people for reunions at The Astor Bar, the Grand Ballroom, or its private dining rooms throughout its promotional period for Chinese New Year. Chef De Cuisine Cheong Boon Fei has prepared four different 8-course menus for the occasion, each featuring the owning family’s traditional recipes such as Braised Bird’s Nest Soup with Chicken, Braised Sea Cucumber, and Garlic Sea Tiger Prawn with Dried Shrimp Radish Cake.

Chinese New Year Set MenusAvailability: 5 January – 15 February 2022Price: From RM368+ per person

There’s also an exclusive Chinese New Year Tea set available for takeaway and dine-in at The Drawing Room, featuring seasonal savouries and desserts.

Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea

Availability: Takeaway – 10am to 9pm | Dine-in – 2pm to 4pm, 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Price: Takeaway: RM168+ per set | Dine-in: RM158+ per person or RM248+ per person with a glass of Delamotte champagne

For dining reservations, call +6012 280 1303 or email [email protected]

6. Sheraton Petaling Jaya

Let your palate take you (and your company) to Shanghai with Sheraton Petaling Jaya’s first ever collaboration with China’s craft gin, Peddler’s Gin. To celebrate the collaboration, Yue has curated set menus that pair well with the Chinese botanicals used in the gin—perfect for your “yum sengs”.

Yue Sensational Shanghai Eight-Course Set MenuAvailability: 17 January to 20 February 2022Price: RM268 nett per person | Add-on Peddler’s Gin cocktails for RM38 / RM43 nett per glass

Yue Chinese New Year Nine-Course Set MenuAvailability: 17 January to 20 February 2022Price: Hallmark of Achievement menu – RM2388 per table of eight persons | Prosperity Set Menu – RM1888 per table of eight persons

Over at Feast, Chinese New Year-themed buffets with festive favourites such as Dried Oysters and Deep Fried Nian Gao await to fill big appetites with joy and indulgence.

Feast Chinese New Year Themed BuffetAvailability: 17 January to 15 February 2022Price: Lunch – RM118 nett per person | Dinner – RM128 nett per person

To know more, call +603 7622 8888, WhatsApp +6017 228 6098 or email [email protected] Visit www.sheratonpjstore.com to order takeaways and deliveries.

7. The Majestic Kuala Lumpur

Colonial Sampler set

Contango is cooking up a majestic Lunar New Year feast filled with nostalgic flavours and a yee sang platter served to your table for a reunion to remember. If you’d rather gather with your loved ones over a colonial-inspired meal, try the Colonial Sampler at Colonial Café, with highlights including a prawn cocktail, Hainanese chicken chop, baked honey-glazed cod, and a delectable dessert to finish.

Contango (Buffet)Availability: 15 January to 15 FebruaryPrice: Lunch – RM118 ++ per person | Dinner – RM148++ per person

Colonial Sampler set at Colonial CafeAvailability: 15 January to 15 FebruaryPrice: RM180++ per person

For reservations and enquiries, WhatsApp +6014 647 1060 or email [email protected]

8. EQ

EQ’s legendary Golden Phoenix restaurant is back again in time for the Lunar New Year celebrations. The special pop-up will be open for lunch and dinner exclusively during this festive period, offering set menus and a la carte dishes that showcase classic and beloved oriental creations by Chef John Chu. Course meals aside, there’s the traditional poon choy made with premium abalone, king prawns, sea cucumber, and other premium accoutrements.

A Feast For The SensesAvailability: 7 January to 15 February 2022Price: From RM238 per person

Premium Abalone Poon ChoyAvailability: 7 January to 15 February 2022Price: RM888 for six persons

For reservations and enquiries, contact +603 2789 7839 or email [email protected]

9. Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

Usher a year of abundance with Nook’s Chinese New Year buffet, featuring highlights such as Beijing Roast Duck, a Yee Sang counter, Wok-fried Chilli Crab, and Baked Oriental Seabass.

Chinese New Year Buffet at Nook

Availability: Every Friday and Saturday from 14 January to 12 February 2022

Price: RM168 per person on New Year’s Eve | RM138 per person on all other dates

Alternatively, there are two Rocking Roast Takeaway Sets, namely the Rocking Roast Duck set and the Rocking Roast Chicken set—both of which come with three side dishes and can feed up to five people. In addition, there are a la carte items available for takeaway and delivery, such as Pei Pah Roast Chicken (RM88), War Shu Gai Almond Boneless Chicken (RM108), Cantonese Roast Duck (RM108), and Seafood Taro Pot (RM58).

Rocking Roast Takeaway setsAvailability: Throughout February 2022Price: Rocking Roast Duck set – RM218 | Rocking Roast Chicken set – RM198

For reservations and more information, please call +603 2723 1154 or visit www.aloftkualalumpursentral.com.

10. The RuMa

Steamed Grouper from The Auspicious 6-Course Journey at Atas

Experience familiar flavours in Chinese cuisine the Atas way through a 6-course degustation menu prepared by Executive Chef Tyson Gee, with standout dishes such as Lapsang Souchong Smoked Ocean Trout, Roasted Chicken Dashi with Chicken and Foie Gras Dumplings, and Roasted Duck and Duck Neck Sausage. For an afternoon tete-a-tete, there’s also the Chinese-inspired Afternoon Tea featuring savoury creations like Roasted Duck Crepe and Fried Mantou with Oyster, in addition to petit fours.

The Auspicious 6-Course Journey at AtasAvailability: 14 January to 6 February 2022Price: RM348+ per person

Chinese-Inspired Afternoon TeaAvailability: 28 January to 15 February 2022Price: RM158+ per person

For reservations and enquiries, please call +603 2778 0888 or email [email protected]

11. Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

Welcome the new year with a roaring buffet feast at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur’s Latest Recipe, boasting seasonal favourites such as Pei Pa Style Roasted Duck and Roasted Spring Chicken with Plum Sauce, on top of a wide variety of fresh seafood, dim sum, carvings, as well as Western, Japanese and local fare.

Chinese New Year Buffet DinnerAvailability: 21 January to 15 February 2022Price: RM188 nett for adults / RM94 nett for children (Mondays to Thursdays) | RM208 nett for adults / RM104 nett for children (Fridays to Sundays)

Chinese New Year’s Eve Buffet DinnerAvailability: 31 January 2022Price: RM238 nett for adults | RM119 nett for children

For reservations or more information, please call +603 2263 7888 or email [email protected]

12. Oversea Restaurant

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