Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur,
100 Jalan Putra, 50350 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-4042 9888 ext 9032
Business hours:High-tea 1.00pm-5.00pm,
THE Year of the Snake starts on an auspicious note at the Coffee House at Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur with a selection of scrumptious Chinese New Year dishes.
Until Feb 24, the restaurant will be offering four menus featuring 80 Chinese New Year dishes.
To usher in the Lunar New Year, one needs yee sang to prosper as it is known as a symbol of abundance.
This year, the restaurant will be offering the dish in several variations such as abalone, salmon, jellyfish and vegetarian, priced at RM45++ per selection.
If you want something different, try their Prosperity Yee Sang with Grilled Unagi and Jellyfish, which has slices of grilled eel prepared Japanese style with a hint of teriyaki sauce as well as marinated jellyfish. They also have Prosperity Yee Sang with Sliced Tuna and Crystal Pear, available for dining-in and for take-away.
For the Chinese New Year Eve reunion buffet dinner on Feb 9 priced at RM80++ per person, many of the dishes will have ingredients that carry auspicious connotations to ensure a promising year ahead such as prawns (laughter), fish (abundance), oysters (good news), noodles (longevity) and fatt choy or seamoss, for prosperity.
On the first and second day of Chinese New Year and Chap Goh Mei (Feb 24) there will be a high-tea priced at RM60++ per person, as well as a Chap Goh Mei buffet dinner, priced at RM80++ per person.>
You can expect dishes like Prawn and Scallop Salad with Honeydew, Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad with Sesame, Crabmeat Rolls, Assorted Cold Cuts, Smoked Chicken Breast with Peaches, Roasted Duck Rolls with Herb Sauce and Assorted Seafood on Ice.
Be sure to stop at the dedicated yee sang stall where you can choose your favourite ingredients to toss for prosperity.
Chef Kua Beng Hooi said the menus took about a month to create. “There will not be any snake heads in the menu as that might repel customers,” he joked. “Unagi is a favourite among many, so we went with that. Jellyfish and the grilled unagi complements the yee sang well,” he said.
As for soups, there are Fatt Choy Seafood Dumpling Soup, Chicken with Red Dates and Ginseng Soup or Double-boiled Ginger Ginger Cod Fish Soup. For the mains, dishes such as Steamed Red Garoupa with Abalone Sauce, Fried Crabs with Crushed Peppercorns, Salt-baked Chicken with Dong Gui and Wolfberries, Deep-fried Crab Claws and Roasted Sesame Chicken with Plum Sauce will be available.
The list goes on with Half Shell Scallops with Szechuan Sauce, Steamed Cod Fish with Superior Soy Sauce, Deep-fried Crispy Soft Shell Crabs with Spicy Dip, Braised Seafood with Sea Cucumber as well as Sauteed Oriental Prawns with Dragon Fruit. The Sea Cucumber also comes with fatt choy imported from Mongolia.
A steamboat counter, featuring a wide selection of meat, seafood, vegetables, bean curd, noodles and flavourful chicken soup will be set up as well.
Leave some space for desserts especially for the Deep-fried Ninko with Yam. Also on the counter are Boiled Red Dates with Lotus Seeds, Mandarin Orange Fruit Tartlets, Glutinous Rice Balls in Warm Ginger Syrup, Lotus Paste in Chinese Pancakes with Vanilla Ice Cream and the must-try Prosperity Red Bean Mousse.
These specialties are in addition to the Coffee House buffet spread featuring local and international favourites.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.