First Floor, East Wing,
Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel,
Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail
and Jalan Ampang,
Tel: 03-2162 2233,
Business hours: Lunch, 12 noon to 2.30pm;
dinner 6.30pm to 10.30pm
TRADITION takes on a contemporary approach with a healthy slant for this year’s Lunar New Year menu at Dynasty Restaurant, the Chinese restaurant of Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel.
Executive sous chef Kok Chee Kin said the focus will be on using traditional ingredients while emphasising on light and fresh flavours for a healthy feasting with family and friends.
“The healthier approach is not only in the ingredients we use, but also the method of cooking,” said Kok, who specialises in Cantonese cuisine.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that his recommendation for yee sang, a symbol of good luck, prosperity and all things auspicious, is the Fruity Fiesta Yee Sang.
It offers a refreshing topping of diced strawberry, mango, dragonfruit, green apple and pomelo.
The yee sang is available in three other variations highlighting different seafoods – Fu Kwei Abalone Yee Sang, Salmon Yee Sang, and Scallop and Sea Treasure Yee Sang.
The yee sang is priced at RM88++ for a half portion and RM168++ for a full portion for dine-ins; take-aways are priced at RM95 nett for a half portion and RM180 nett for a full portion.
Dynasty Restaurant will be featuring three festive set menus, namely the Happiness Set, Fortune Set and Longevity Set, which are priced at RM1,138++, RM1,388++, and RM1,888++, respectively, per table of 10 persons.
The Happiness Set includes Ocean Treasure Broth with Sun-Dried Scallop; Sun-Dried Oyster, Fatt Choy, Flower Mushrooms and Conpoy; Steamed Live Green Grouper with Cilantro; Smoked Farm Chicken; Combination of Baked Prawn Roll with Cheese and Wok-Fried Prawn with Asparagus in X.O. Sauce, and Braised Ee Fu Noodles with Seafood and Fresh Mixed Mushroom.
The Fortune Set offers the Fortune Combination Platter; Yin Yang Scallop and Sea Treasure Soup; Fatt Choy, Whole Dried Scallop and Garlic; Steamed Live Green Grouper with Cilantro; Combination of Baked Prawn Roll with Cheese and Wok-Fried Prawns with Asparagus in X.O. Sauce, and Fresh Scallop Fried Rice.
The Longevity Set has Kwei Fei Abalone with Sea Treasure Bouillon; Dynasty Barbecued Suckling Pig; Abalone, Fatt Choy, Sea Cucumber, Whole Conpoy Garlic; Smoked Farm Chicken; Steamed Live Soon Hock, Homemade Soy and Cilantro, and Glutinous Rice with Assorted Waxed Meat and Shell Abalone.
“The Smoked Farm Chicken is a new dish using a lesser known method of cooking this poultry item,” said Kok.
“The chicken is marinated overnight, boiled, then smoked. It requires a certain skill to smoke the chicken to get the right flavour.”
Kok has also created an eight-course set menu for a party of six persons that is priced at RM698++, and another eight-course set menu for an intimate meal for two at RM288++.
Both menus include symbolic dishes like prawns, fatt choy, seafood and fish.
The dessert for all menus come in the form of Double Boiled Hasma, Red Date, Lotus Seeds and Sea Coconut and Dynasty Fortune Pastries.
The latter features Nian Gao with Peanut Filling and Desiccated Coconut, and Snow Skin Cake with Red Bean Filling shaped in the form of cute goldfishes.
Kok noted that consumers now are more discerning and look out for food quality, service and ambiance when it comes to dining out.
“We also take great care in ensuring quality and value for money,” he said.
“That is why our Treasure Pot (Pun Choi) is popular for takeaways as customers like the generous variety of symbolic ingredients we put into a single pot.”
The Prosperity Dynasty Treasure Pot and Golden Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot are priced at RM298++ and RM698++ respectively for dine-in, and RM380 nett and RM830 nett respectively for takeaway.
They include symbolic ingredients like sun-dried scallop, fish maw, dried oyster, flower mushroom, roasted duck, money bag, sea cucumber, roasted pork, vegetable and tiger prawns.
This is the writer’s observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.