Every year since 2013, I’ll be at Zuan Yuan, One World Hotel to discover what they have to offer for Chinese New Year. This year was no exception. Spending quality time with family, friends, business associates and rewarding employees with a delectable treat has been the tradition all along and I believe it is very important that these moments are accompanied by quality food as well.
Zuan Yuan Chinese New Year Set 2016
Zuan Yuan Chinese New Year Set 2016 was specially crafted for the spirit of the festive season by their skillful chefs. Our feast began with a creatively fusioned Yee Sang dish that comes with thick salmon slices called Caesar Salad with Salmon and Grated Parmesan Cheese Yee Sang.
As the name tells, it’s a combination between Italian food and Chinese traditional food. Even the vinegar used was Italian Balsamic Vinegar. It’s quite surprising that Parmesan cheese goes well with Yee Sang. If you prefer to stick back to the traditional Yee Sang, fret not as they have a lot of combinations to choose from.
Yee Sang will be available at Zuan Yuan from 1st January until 27th February for dine-in or take-away.
Yee Sang with Bird’s Nest and Sweet Turnip
RM 70 half portion
RM 130 full portion
Yee Sang with Salmon and Shredded Sweet Turnip
RM 86 half portion
RM 172 full portion
Yee Sang with Caesar Salad with Salmon and Grated Parmesan Cheese
RM85 half portion
RM170 full portion
Yee Sang with Sliced Abalone and Snow Pear
RM 100 half portion
RM 200 full portion
Braised or double boiled (depending on menu) shark’s fin soup is thick and rich with flavours from the sea.
Then, we continued with perfectly roasted Chicken and Duck Platter accompanied by Jelly Fish marinated with tangy lemon and mint sauce. The roasted duck tasted exceptionally great and received a lot positive remarks from fellow foodies. I can’t help but to get a few extra servings myself.
It’s customary to have fish as Chinese New Year dish as it brings auspicious connotations to a smooth sailing year ahead. For this exact reason, we had the juicy and tender Steamed Golden Star Garoupa with Pickle, Chilli and Garlic. The patterns on the garoupa is worth admiring too.
As a symbol of laughter and happiness, we enjoyed our share of juicy and flavorful Wok Fried Tiger Prawns with Vietnamese Five Spiced Powder, another fusion dish that combines Chinese and Vietnamese flavors.
The most classic vegetarian dish for Chinese New Year has got to be Braised Sliced Abalone, Mushroom, Sea Moss and Bean Curd with Garden Greens. I just can’t get enough of the braised sliced abalone; love the sweet, thick broth that goes well with it!
Next, we had Steamed Rice with Yam, Preserved Assorted Meat and Chicken Sausages in Lotus Leaves for a little dose of carbohydrate. Normally we would have felt pretty stuffed by the time this dish made its appearance so I’m glad that they’re using white rice instead of glutinous rice.
Our feast ended on a sweet note with Deep Fried ‘Nian Gao’ with Banana Cream and Chilled Sea Coconut with Peach Gum, Lotus Seeds, Snow Lotus Seeds and Red Dates. The super crunchy deep fried ‘nian gao’ is super addictive and pairing it with a bowl of Chilled Sea Coconut dessert is perfect to bring the heat down.
Set menus are priced at RM 1,738 nett, RM 1,980 nett and RM 2,210 nett for a table of ten with 2 complimentary bottles of wine.
Zuan Yuan @ One World Hotel will remain open on the eve of Lunar New Year and throughout Chinese New Year period.
Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant
One World Hotel, First Avenue,
Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7681 1159
My 3 most recent food adventures at Zuan Yuan:
Zuan Yuan Chinese New Year Festive Menus 2015
Sze Chuan Menu & Mooncakes @ Zuan Yuan, One World Hotel
Zuan Yuan Chinese New Year Festive Menus 2013