Quality Hotel Shah Alam,
Shah Alam, Selangor
Tel: 03-5510 3696 ext 8339 or 8316
Business hours: Daily, noon to 2.30pm,
6.30pm to 10.30pm.
COOKING up a feast during the Chinese New Year can be a strenuous task, especially when everyone in the family demands a favourite dish each.
To save you the trouble, hotels in town are offering set menus for the celebration. The sets dependon the chefs’ creativity but each features yee sang, fish, prawns and dessert for they symbolise prosperity, abundance, joy and sweetness.
At Quality Hotel in Shah Alam, Meisan Szechuan Restaurant has prepared five different sets from RM388++ to RM1,388++ for a table of seven to 10.
Assistant Chinese chef Tan Choon Wue, 37, highlighted a few dishes from the sets in a review recently.
The Lo Hei Fatt Choy Salmon Yee Sang comprised 18 ingredients, including shredded papaya, ginger, leek, cucumber and carrot.
Next up, the Braised Shark’s Fin Soup has an extra ingredient — spinach — for a different flavour.
Other than the appetising Steamed Mandarin Fish with Assam Sauce, Yong Chow Fried Rice and Stewed Assorted Japanese Mushrooms with Broccoli and Oyster Sauce, chef Tan also recommended the Crispy Prawns in Salad Sauce with Mixed Fruit.
“The prawns were deep-fried then topped with specially-concocted sauce made of mayonnaise, lemon juice and milk,” he said.
The dessert introduced was the Chilled Chrysanthemum Flower Tea with Lotus Seed and White Fungus, a refreshing and fragrant tong sui (sweet soup) to end the meal.
Free flow soft drinks and a complimentary hi-tea buffet for two come with the sets that are priced from RM588++ onwards.
The yee sang is also available ala carte from RM38++ onwards.