Zuan Yuan Chinese New Year Festive Menus 2015

10 February 2015
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When it comes to welcoming the Lunar New Year, a grand reunion of families and friends is part of the culture. Not forgetting a feast for 收工酒/开工酒 to reward your staffs for the contributions they’ve made throughout the year. If you believe the key to their heart is through their stomach like I do, you’ll need to taste the tantalizing dishes that Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant @ One World Hotel are offering this Chinese New Year.

Yee Sang with Crispy Soft Shell Crabs (软壳蟹捞生)

Yee Sang with Crispy Soft Shell Crabs (软壳蟹捞生)

Our feast started by tossing our way to a Goat (good) year ahead with Yee Sang with Crispy Soft Shell Crabs. They were very generous on the crispy soft shell crabs and I must say that it’s the crowd-pleaser!

Yee Sang and various condiments

Yee Sang and various condiments

As the waitress pour the condiments and sauce, she started to utter auspicious greetings in accordance to the name of the condiment. I’m impressed!

Wok Fried Jumbo Tiger Prawns with Superior Soy Sauce (豉油皇大虎虾)

Wok Fried Jumbo Tiger Prawns with Superior Soy Sauce (豉油皇大虎虾)

Jumbo Tiger Prawn

Jumbo Tiger Prawn

We can’t run from prawn and fish in a Chinese New Year feast due to the significant meaning they carry. Prawn symbolizes laughter (哈哈笑) while fish brings the meaning of prosperity (年年有余). And for this, we had Wok Fried Jumbo Tiger Prawns with Superior Soy Sauce and Steamed Dragon Garoupa with Bean Curds and Black Fungus in King Soy Sauce. So Jumbo Tiger Prawns wasn’t a gimmick afterall! We were surprised by the huge prawn size – it almost covered the whole plate. It was fresh and very flavorful, thanks to the superior soy sauce.

Steamed Dragon Garoupa with Bean Curds and Black Fungus in King Soy Sauce (鲜竹云耳蒸龙虎斑)

Steamed Dragon Garoupa with Bean Curds and Black Fungus in King Soy Sauce (鲜竹云耳蒸龙虎斑)

Perfectly steamed with king soy sauce, this Dragon Garoupa’s meat was very smooth and bursting with sweetness; a sign of fresh seafood.

Braised Abalone, Dried Oyster, Sea Moss and Mushroom in Superior Oyster Sauce (发菜蚝士冬菇鲍鱼)

Braised Abalone, Dried Oyster, Sea Moss and Mushroom in Superior Oyster Sauce (发菜蚝士冬菇鲍鱼)

After all the meat dishes, it’s time for some greens… AND MORE SEAFOOD! The Braised Abalone, Dried Oyster, Sea Moss and Mushroom tastes great when complemented with superior oyster sauce. The braised abalone that looked like gold ingot took the limelight. The sauce is also perfect as gravy with a nice steaming bowl of rice.

Roasted "Pi Pa" Duck Traditional Style (琵琶烧鸭)

Roasted “Pi Pa” Duck Traditional Style (琵琶烧鸭)

Next, we were presented with a generous serving of Roasted “Pi Pa” Duck Traditional Style. With moist duck meat and crispy duck skin, this combination is match made in heaven. What more could I ask for? I just couldn’t stop myself from getting one serving after another although I tried to reserve more space in my stomach for the next dishes.

Steamed Rice with Preserved Meat and Diced Duck Wrapped in Lotus Leaves (荷叶腊味饭)

Steamed Rice with Preserved Meat and Diced Duck Wrapped in Lotus Leaves (荷叶腊味饭)

During typical Chinese feast, everyone will be pretty full by the time steamed rice was presented and there will be a lot of leftovers. It wasn’t the case for this time though because Zuan Yuan’s Steamed Rice with Preserved Meat and Diced Duck Wrapped in Lotus Leaves is just too good to resist. I’m totally digging the waxed chicken meat and duck meat as they made this dish so flavorful. Since Zuan Yuan is a pork-free restaurant, they have replaced pork with chicken and duck without affecting the standard taste. The steamed rice was very moist unlike the usual dry ones which made them easier to consume.

Fried Traditional Nian Gao with Yam and Sweet Potatoes (芋头红薯炸年糕)

Fried Traditional Nian Gao with Yam and Sweet Potatoes (芋头红薯炸年糕)

Double Boiled Sea, Coconut, Snow Lotus Pear, Red Dates and Snow Lotus Seeds (红枣双雪炖雪梨海底椰)

Double Boiled Sea, Coconut, Snow Lotus Pear, Red Dates and Snow Lotus Seeds (红枣双雪炖雪梨海底椰)

We ended our awesome Chinese New Year feast with a sweet note – Fried Traditional Nian Gao with Yam and Sweet Potatoes and Double Boiled Sea, Coconut, Snow Lotus Pear, Red Dates and Snow Lotus Seeds.

Set menus are priced at RM 1,488++, RM 1,688++ and RM 1,888++ for a table of ten with two complimentary bottles of wine.

Zuan Yuan remains open on the eve of Lunar New Year and throughout the festive period. For more information or reservation enquiries, please call 603-7681 1159 or email zuanyuan@oneworldhotel.com.my.

Click here for full Blossoms of Fortune Chinese New Year set menu.

Address:
Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant
One World Hotel, First Avenue,
Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya

My food adventures at Zuan Yuan:
Sze Chuan Menu & Mooncakes @ Zuan Yuan, One World Hotel
Zuan Yuan Chinese New Year Festive Menus 2013
Zuan Yuan New Menu Food Review @ One World Hotel

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