EE Chinese Cuisine,
13, Jalan 16/11,
Pusat Dagang Seksyen 16,
Tel: 03-7628 7338
Business hours: Mon to Sat
(noon to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm),
Sun and public holiday
(10.00am to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm).
OLD recipes of Chinese New Year specialities are once again cropping up in many kitchens around the country, especially at restaurants as chefs think up of dishes considered auspicious for the celebration.
The Stewed Fragrant Rice with Preserved Meats and yee sang are among dishes, many look out for during the season as they only make an appearance the following year.
However, the competitiveness of the food and beverage industry has prompted many restaurants to start serving up Chinese New Year delicacies, before the onset of the season, to give customers ample time to indulge in these specialities.
An invitation to savour Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya’s Chinese New Year promotion, got everyone at the table excited as it was our first yee sang and it was still December.
So, we tossed the Rainbow “Yee Sang” and Prosperous Salmon as high as we could go and appreciated the tangy, sweet, pickled and crunchy flavours that seized our tastebuds.
At this non-halal restaurant, shark’s fin soup was next up on the set menu with the double boiled and braised version as options.
There’s Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Crab Meat and Dried Scallops, Double Boiled Superior Shark’s Fin with Shark’s Bone Soup and Double Boiled Superior Shark’s Fin with Supreme Ginseng and Fish Maw on the three set menus the chef has created.
Chinese chef Yong Kam Wah referred to the Steamed “Gui Fei” Farm Chicken and Stewed Fragrant Rice with Preserved Meats as his “star” dishes.
The Stewed Fragrant Rice with Preserved Meats was cooked upon receiving an order, allowing the oil from the meat (lap cheong, liver sausage and waxed duck) to permeate in the claypot, lacing each grain with an aromatic essence and rich flavour.
The Whole Abalone and Sea Cucumber with Garden Green, Braised Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber and Dried Oyster with ‘Tian Jin’ Cabbage are some of the other dishes to help usher in the Year of the Dragon.
The reunion set menu are priced at RM1,388++ and RM1,788++ for a table of 10.
The promotion priced at RM2,288++ for a table of 10 comes with a special gift (tea set) and for smaller groups, there’s the option of the set menu priced at RM518++ (for four diners) and RM818++ for a table of six.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.