Welcome the year of the metal rat with new beginnings and endless opportunities. The rat is the first sign of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, making this year a time for renewal. It promises fresh starts for an abundance of prosperity, success and fortune.
Chinese New Year is a time for family reunions and gathering. The Reunion Dinner is the most important meal and the tradition signifies family values of love, respect and bond. Food plays an important role due to their symbolic meanings of luck and auspiciousness. Most of the dishes served during Chinese New Year are symbolic of something positive and hopeful. Did you know that chicken and fish symbolize happiness and prosperity especially when served whole while noodles represent longevity and dishes made with oranges represent wealth and good fortune?
Hilton Kuala Lumpur Chinese New Year Menu
From 2 January – 8 February 2020, look forward to abundant beginnings with Hilton Kuala Lumpur as you partake in the joy of Chinese New Year with a feast of auspicious cuisine known to bring good luck at Chynna, Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s premier Chinese restaurant.
Start your meal by having a Szechuan tea master pour you a specially brewed 8-Treasure Welcome Tea through a metre-long spout from his kettle.
Toss to good fortune with Chynna’s Signature Yee Sang – Smoky Chicken with Rice Krispies Yee Sang. I love that their Yee Sang is different from the rest. The combination is both sweet and savory. Thanks to the rice krispies, it has great texture too! According to Master Chef Lam Hock Hin, they added rice krispies because that’s what rat loves, as inspired by this song called 老鼠愛大米. Alternatively, you can also opt for the Strawberry and Macadamia Nuts Yee Sang, Crispy Fish Skin and Salted Egg Yolk Soft Shell Crab Yee Sang, Norwegian Salmon Yee Sang with Passion Fruit Sauce and Traditional Norwegian Salmon Yee Sang. Price starts from RM 128 for half portion and RM 238 for full portion.
This year, Master Chef Lam Hock Hin has curated 5 set menus – Abundance, Prosperity, Wealth, Grand Fortune and Auspicious starting from RM 2,088 nett per table of 10.
We had an excellent bowl of Braised Tomato Puree Soup with Seafood, Vegetarian Fins and Crushed Almond to warm the tummy. This braised tomato puree soup definitely did it’s job well in increasing our appetite for the next few dishes as it was sweet and sour. I also like that they added crushed almond for more texture.
Eight Treasure Salt Baked Chicken is the crowd pleaser of the night as it was marinated perfectly with herbs and salt baked to trap the flavors inside the chicken. Don’t forget to pair it with Chef Lam’s homemade ginger sauce to elevate the taste even more!
Steamed fish is one of the classic dishes to have during Chinese New Year. Chef Lam meticulously added blended lime rind, lime juice and garlic chilli sauce to create a unique sour and spicy sauce. Definitely different from what I usually had.
Have a taste of luxury with the abundance of sliced abalone in this dish. Apart from the sliced abalone, I’m also digging into the sea cucumbers for some extra collagen, in preparation for Chinese New Year! The sauce goes so well with a piping hot bowl of rice.
Ahhh Kam Heong, I’m sure many Chinese Malaysians like it as we are so accustomed to have something spicy in whatever we eat. I think Chef Lam noticed this and hence, this is why he chose to pair the stir fried prawns with Kam Heong pepper sauce. Topped with sesame, this fresh, juicy prawns are finger licking good!
Normally, this dish is cooked using glutinous rice but it is very filling. Since it is almost the last dish, chef decided to substitute it with fried rice to be kinder to our tummy. It tastes really good as the flavor of preserved duck meat and lotus leaf was absorbed perfectly into the rice. Since it wasn’t too heavy, we managed to eat a bowl of this.
Ending our perfect feast with the fragrant and nourishing Double Boiled Almond Cream. The Premium Musang King Dessert took the spotlight though – we were all blown away by the taste and texture. The mochi-like skin is so much like real durian and the Musang King filling is absolutely satisfying to the core.
The Abundance set menu is priced at RM 2,088 nett per table of 10, featuring crowd pleasers such as Steamed Moontail Grouper with Chili Bean Sauce, Stewed Sea Cucumbers with Dry Oysters, Gluten Roll and Fatt Choy in clay pot, Braised Shrimp Rolls with Portobello Mushroom and Garden Greens and Apricot Roselle Jelly with Deep Fried Coconut Nian Gao stuffed with Yam Paste.
The Prosperity set menu is priced at RM 2,688 nett per table of 10 and features chef signature dishes including the decadent Eight Treasure Salt Baked Chicken, Sliced Abalone with Sea Cucumbers, Stir Fried Prawns with Kam Heong Pepper Sauce and double boiled almond cream with gum Tragacanth and premium Musang King Dessert.
If you prefer a buffet style Chinese New Year feast, Hilton Kuala Lumpur has more Chinese New Year offerings at Vasco’s, its all-day dining outlet:
Prosperity Buffet Lunch
6 January – 9 February 2020 | Lunch: 12.30 – 2.30pm
RM 148 nett per Adult | RM 68 nett per Child
Prosperity Buffet Dinner
6 January – 9 February 2020 | 6.30pm – 10.30pm
RM 188 nett per Adult | 94 nett per Adult
Chinese New Year Eve Reunion Buffet Dinner
24 January 2020 | 6.30pm – 10.30pm
RM 200 nett per Adult | RM 98 nett per Child (5-11 years)
Chinese New Year Day Lunch & Dinner Buffet
25 & 26 January 2020 | Lunch: 12.30 – 2.30pm | Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Lunch: RM 178 nett per Adult | RM 89 Nett per Child (5-11 years)
Dinner: RM 200 Nett per Adult | RM 98 Nett per Child (5-11 years)
As an extension to the Chinese New Year festivities, guests will be entertained by the mighty lions with acrobat stunts on 31 January 2020 from 12pm onwards at Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s porte cohere.
Chynna @ Hilton KL (Level 5)
3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral,
50740 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-2264 2264 (for reservation and further enquiry)
Website: www.life.hiltonkl.com (online reservation available)