Dynasty keeps the flavours light, fresh for Chinese New Year
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A FOCUS on the use of traditional ingredients while emphasising on light and fresh flavours – that is the approach taken by chef Kok Chee Kin for Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel’s Chinese New Year menu.
The executive sous chef and his team at Dynasty Restaurant have created an extensive festive menu that is set to appeal to diverse palates.
These include six types of yee sang, treasure pot or poon choi, claypot waxed meat rice, and dim sum.
The six yee sang options are: salmon, fruity fiesta (top pic), smoked salmon and salmon, lobster and salmon, three treasures and mini abalone and salmon.
Kok is particularly proud of the pork dishes served at Dynasty Restaurant, as he takes great care in coming up with new recipes and is aware that not many Kuala Lumpur hotels serve that meat.
Take, for example, the Braised Pork Knuckle, Fresh Mushroom and Sea Cucumber dish. It is so nicely cooked that the meat simply falls off upon being picked apart with a pair of chopsticks.
“Unlike the typical method of deep-frying then braising the dish, I had the pork barbecued before braising, to give it a different flavour,” said Kok.
Other dishes that are new to this year’s menu are the Ocean Treasure Soup with Crab Meat, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Sauce and Green Chilli, and Fortune Combination Platter.
“The Fortune Combination Platter features four treasures – dragon beard roe, scallop with asparagus, money bag and banana seafood roe,” said Kok.
For Chinese New Year, Dynasty Restaurant is offering five festive set menus catered for a table of two, six or 10 persons.
The Double Happiness Set for two persons is priced at RM468 nett, while the Chinese New Year Set for six persons is priced at RM988 nett.
A group of 10 can choose from three nine-course set menus, which are priced at RM1,598 nett (Happiness Set), RM1,988 nett (Fortune Set) and RM2,888 nett (Longevity Set).
Meanwhile, the two Prosperity Treasures Sets are ideal for a group of five. Priced at RM838 nett and RM1,088 nett, each set includes a Salmon Yee Sang and Prosperity Treasure Pot.
The yee sang is priced from RM108 nett for a half portion, and from RM198 nett for a full portion.
The treasure pot or poon choi, which is available for dine-in or takeaways, is priced at RM398 nett (Prosperity Treasure Pot) and RM888 nett (Golden Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot).
The pot features premium ingredients such as sun-dried and fresh scallops, fish maw, stuffed dried oyster, flower mushroom, abalone, roasted duck, money bag, sea cucumber, tiger prawn and coral clam.
Those who prefer a lighter meal will enjoy Dynasty Restaurant’s dim sum. The festive selection includes Steamed Herbal Dumpling with Fish Maw, Steamed Dumpling with Fatt Choy and Dried Oyster, and Szechuan Dumpling with Chilli Sauce.
Dynasty Restaurant’s Chinese New Year menu is available until Feb 22.
This is the writer’s observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.