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Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur,

117, Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2141 3333
Business hours: 6.30pm to 10.30pm).[mappress mapid=”345″]

CHINESE New Year is when everyone gathers for a meal, to catch up. If you are looking for a place with good food for a family reunion, you should consider Swiss-Garden Hotel and Residences Kuala Lumpur for the occasion.

In celebration of the upcoming Lunar Year, the hotel has prepared an array of oriental delights. Diners can sample a delectable combination of traditional cuisines infused with Western influences.

The Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner is available from Jan 28 to Feb 8, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

Diners can expect mouth-watering dishes from Chef Ow Chiew Fai?s special menu, for a memorable gastronomic experience.

Start your dinner with the Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Cordysep Sinensis and Ginseng Roots. It is surprisingly very mild and the smell of the herb is not overpowering, so rest assured that non-ginseng fans would not be put off by the dish.

Ow is well known for his selection of healthy dishes and does not believe in using ready-made ingredients.

“Almost 90% of the dishes are home-made and I prepare everything myself, even the sauce,” he said.

He added that today’s generation were health-conscious, which is the reason he goes the extra mile.

“I try not to use too much sugar and salt in my food, and use only natural ingredients for sweetness,” said Ow.

As an appetiser, look out for the Prosperity Jelly Fish Yee Sang, Deep Fried Prawn Salad and Shredded Duck Meat with Spicy Sauce. These appetisers will help jump-start your taste buds for the main course.

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Sweet and tender: Sze Chuan Style Roasted Duck, which is marinated for 10 hours.

For the main course, diners can expect the signature Chinese New Year dish ” Sze Chuan Style Roasted Duck ” which had been marinated for 10 hours, resulting in tender and sweet pieces of duck meat.

One thing to look forward to at the buffet is Ow’s special chilli flakes. Crunchy yet not very spicy, they can be eaten with almost anything from the menu, especially with the Wok-fried Rice with Arrowhead and Preserved Duck Meat.

“It took me four tries to get the sambal right. I want it to be crunchy so it would be a delectable experience for diners,” he said.

Other notable highlights are the Yee Mee Chi-Kut-Teh, Deep Fried Chicken and Yam Roll, Braised Drief Seafood and Black Moss with Homemade Golden Sauce.

For dessert, try the traditional Deep Fried Special New Year Rice Cake (Nian Gao), a pleasant sweet yam covered in a crispy skin.

Apart from that, there is also Honeydew Pudding which is eaten with sago. Its texture is soft with a hint of honeydew and sweetness of sago. Diners will also be able to sample a range of Chinese cookies made by Ow himself.

Overall, the buffet spread is healthy with nothing too sweet or salty, perfect for those who are particular about their health yet still want to get together with their family over a good meal.

The buffet is priced at RM78++ per adult and RM39++ per child and senior citizen.

For those who prefer a sit-down dinner, there is an eight-course meal to welcome the Year of the Snake.

The Sou Gong Yan Chinese Set is available from Jan 15 to Feb 9 and can be booked at a minimum of five tables, from RM888, RM1,088 or RM1,288 per table. Yee Sang is also available for dine-in or takeaway.

This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.

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