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MENTION treasure chest and you will think of gold and other precious jewels.
In the world of Chinese cuisine, a “treasure pot” is filled with the gastronomic version of all things expensive, which typically include abalone, fish maw and black moss.
This Chinese New Year, Dragon-i has once again prepared the popular “treasure pot”. The restaurant is offering this traditional Hong Kong dish in two sumptuous varieties, one with more premium ingredients.
Chef Man Fong Lan from Jiangsu, China explained that the treasure pot consisted of 18 ingredients and each set weighs 9lbs.
Among the items in the superior version are braised premium Chilean abalone, premium sea cucumber, shark?s fin, Japanese dried scallops, Japanese dried oysters, fish maw, goose web, roast chicken, braised pork belly, pork balls, premium mushrooms, Brazilian matsutake mushrooms, shaggy mane mushrooms, black moss, dried beancurd skin, deepfried beancurd skin and bamboo piths, simmered in Dragon-i’s special broth.
“This dish is prepared in a very healthy method with low calorie and no artificial flavourings.
There are two choices of broth”the superior pork bone and the special double-boiled broth”.
“Some customers will also appreciate the anti-ageing ingredients such as the fish maw, which has high collagen content,” said Man.
With so many ingredients in one pot that comfortably serves between six and eight persons, everyone is sure to find their favourite item.
The regular version is priced at RM388++ while the premium serving goes for RM688++ a pot.
The treasure pots are available from now until Feb 28. It is also available for takeaway on Feb 9 before 3pm (Chinese New Year’s eve) and comes with a free bottle of drink. It will be nicely packed in a steel pot to be conveniently carried away and reheated at home. However, orders need to be placed at least three days in advance.
The restaurant is also extending its services by delivering the treasure pots for a fee of RM30 to selected areas in Petaling Jaya.
In conjunction with the celebration, Dragon-i is also selling pineapple shortcakes and egg rolls, which can double up as gifts during the festive season.
This is the writer?s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.