Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a lunch or dinner set at One World Hotel.
One World Hotel
Bandar Utama City Centre
Tel 03-7681 1111
Business hours: Noon to 2.30pm, 6pm to 10pm
The Chinese community will be ushering in the Year of Wood Horse soon and the Lunar New Year lunch or dinner set at One World Hotel is the perfect way to celebrate the occasion.
Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant’s chef Ong Swee Hock has created special menus for CNY.
The Chinese New Year reunion dinner is more special in Malaysia thanks to the custom of tossing the yee sang.
Families commonly dine at a round table and toss the yee sang as high as they can and saying “Lou Hei” together. While at it, they make wishes for the year to be filled with happiness, good health and prosperity.
At Zuan Yuan, there are six different types of yee sang for customers to choose from.
Among them are the yee sang with sliced abalone and shredded coconut.
Guests can order the full portion which costs RM216 or the half portion for RM108.
Other varieties of yee sang are those with salmon, soft shell crab, crispy fish skin, shredded pear and assorted vegetable or jelly fish.
All the varieties of yee sang come in two sizes – full or half portion.
The main dishes served here are mostly local traditional Chinese dishes, said Ong.
Since it is the celebration of an auspicious festival, most of the dishes have ingredients associated with positive Chinese connotations such as fatt choy which means prosperity (black moss).
There are four different set menus priced at RM1,288, RM1,488, RM1,788 and RM2,288.
At the restaurant, customers can try the Steamed Shark’s Fin in Egg Custard with Conpoy Fish Roe.
Instead of the common shark’s fin soup, this dish is unique as guests will be able to savour the steamed shark’s fin in its original form.
The Fresh Prawn with Sweet and Spicy Sauce is another dish to look forward to.
Chef Ong said the prawns were imported from India and were large in size. They are an enjoyable delicacy, especially for seafood lovers.
“Each prawn weighs over 125g,” he said, adding that they were juicy and tender.
Another dish that guests can try here is the Steamed Red Garouper prepared “home-style”.
The natural fungus spots on the fish is believed to be able to lower blood pressure, said Ong.
The red garouper is steamed with red dates and shiitake mushroom.
“Based on Chinese belief, red dates are good for the complexion while the shiitake mushroom is filled with antibodies,” said Ong.
For vegetable options, guests can try the Braised Sliced Abalone, Dried Oyster, Sea Moss and Mushroom served with Steamed Broccoli.
As for dessert, the Hot Red Bean Soup with Dried Orange Skin and Glutinous Ball is a sweet choice.
The dried orange peel which is added into the soup makes it flavourful.
The chef is also able to cater half portions for all dishes if prior notice is given.
The restaurant is open on the eve of Chinese New Year and throughout the 15 days of the festival. The set meals are available until Feb 14.
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro