7 Things you can do this weekend: 28 - 29 January 2017
Gong xi, gong xi
If you’ll still be in KL, find out where to eat for Chinese New Year but if you’re out of town, we also have a couple of things you can do at home with your loved ones
1. Dine at Lai Po Heen @ Mandarin Oriental KL for one of their CNY set menus, till 28 Feb
The restaurant's oriental cuisine remains one of the classic choices when it comes to Chinese festivities and this year, Lai Po Heen is offering three exclusive set menus—Forture, Prosperity, and Wealth priced from RM288 nett to RM488 nett per person—featuring exquisite dishes such as double boiled abalone soup with sea treasures, fried jasmine rice with Chinese waxed meat and sun-dried tomatoes and Lai Po Heen's Chinese New Year "Fatt Choy" and sun-dried seafood pot.
Their yee sang—or rather, yee sang platters—will not disappoint either. Priced from RM88 nett to RM368 nett for half portion and full portion respectively, there are five choices: Australian lobster in kumquat dressing; octopus and assorted vegetables; soft shell crab and snow pear; salmon and assorted vegetables; and Assorted vegetables with shredded fruits in sesame dressing.
If dim sum is a family affair favourite, Chef Ricky and his team have also crafted two special menus called The Longevity Dim Sum set and The Happiness Dim Sum set. Both are only available for lunch and priced at RM168 nett and RM228 nett per person, with a minimum of four diners.
2. Try something different: Nobu KL's Chinese New Year-themed Omakase menu, till 13 Feb
You can always count on Chef Philip Leong and his team to come up with something special for an occasion. Paying homage to the rich Chinese culture and auspicious Year of the Rooster, Nobu KL has a 6-course dinner menu that features dishes of indulgence such as a Zensai Moriawase platter, a sushi and sashimi-styled yee sang, and a succulent Chilean seabass with truffle Sansho pepper soy. Priced at RM488++, it includes a special Chinese New Year cocktail called Satsuma Mandarin or a mocktail option is also available.
For more info or to make a reservation, call +603 2164 5084 or WhatsApp +6019 389 5085.
Three oh-so-easy and oh-so-refreshing cocktail recipes at your service here.
6. Catch Europe's best DJ Irwan spinning hip hop at kyo KL, 9pm onwards, 1 Feb
Take a break from all the CNY feasts and hop into KL's latest and hottest party den as DJ Irwan showcases his unique music style. As it'll also be kyo KL's "Geisha's Playground" time—which is every Wednesday—ladies can enjoy complimentary Grey Goose cocktails from 9pm to 2am as well as free entry. There will also be prizes to be won.