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Thursday 28 January 2016

Chinese New Year 2016 Menu @Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur ~ Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

Toss For Prosperity, Good Fortune & Good Health 
Celebrating With 
Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur
Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant
Swing into a prosperous Year Of The Fire Monkey with prosperity and abundance of wealth and happiness at Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur. Indulge with your loved ones, family and business associates exquisite Cantonese cuisine for reunion and Chinese New Year dinner with the wonderful array of scrumptious "Yee Sang" in the private yet cosy, avant-garde Lai Ching Yuen restaurant from now till 29 February 2016.

The newly appointed Chinese Executive Chef Of Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, Chef Terrence Foong Kuan Onn with over 30 years of culinary experience in Cantonese cuisine has put together a series of delectable dishes with superior ingredients and special recipes to ensure diners have a gastronomic journey of great taste and divine flavours.  

Chef Terrence's curiosity and passion towards perfection has made him a chef that is sought by many restaurants. A must-try of Chef Terrence's signature dishes are Ombak style Bamboo Fish Fillet with Soya Sauce and premium Braised Abalone & Lobster In Superior Stock.

Modern Contemporary Sleek Decor

To compliment the mouth-watering array of signature Yee Sang menus, Lai Ching Yuen also offers a wide range of carefully crafted traditional Chinese dishes for the Year Of Monkey from the ala carte menu. The new menu includes Deep Fried Crispy Pork Knuckle, Braised Pork Knuckle with Sea Moss and Dried Oyster, Chinese Wax Meat Rice, Fried Rice with Assorted Chinese Waxed Meat Wrapped in Lotus Leaf and Deep Fried "Nian Gao" (Chinese New Year Cake).
Apart from that, the hotel's Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant ushers the properous new year with fabulous five Chinese Set Menus for 10 paxs such as Active & Vigorously Set (RM 1,268 nett), Good Fortunes (RM 1,618 nett), Happy &  Prosperous (RM 1,968 nett), Peace Season (RM 2,428 nett) and Smiles Of Fortune (RM 2,688 nett) featuring main courses like Wok-Fried Scallops with Asparagus, Pine Nuts and Chinese Wine, Braised Grouper Fish with Yam and Bean Puff and Barbecued Whole Suckling Pig.  

This year,  Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant has prepares special Yee Sang selections with ingredients like abalone, scallop, soft shell crab, Norwegian salmon, jelly fish, crispy fish skin and even fruity yee sang with pear and mango. 

Yee Sang With Jelly Fish & Crispy Fish Skin

Customary Tossing To Prosperity, Good Fortune & Good Health

As our first course - a beautifully presented Jelly Fish & Crispy Fish Skin Yee Sang in a large white ceramic plate - is put before us. A colourful myriad of shredded ingredients comprising of carrot, radish, ginger, pickled vegetables among others. On top of that, jelly fish and deep-fried fish skin are also added to give the dish a more distinct flavour and texture. 

 Assorted Seafood Soup With Tofu

Assorted Seafood Soup With Tofu ~ filled with a treasure trove of assorted premium seafood, which includes crabmeat, prawn and dried scallops, this bowlful of goodness is boiled to perfection and absolutely nourishing.

 Buttered Prawn

Next, we were served  prawn dish - Buttered Prawn - deep fried prawns coated in a sweet and salty in butter sauce, paired with fragrant curry leaves with crispy and tasty toppings of egg yolk!

Loving these sinful pleasures of crispy egg yolks, best eaten with rice!

 Steamed Mandarin Fish With Minced Ginger

Featured in the Active & Vigorously Set Menu, was the  Steamed Mandarin Fish With Minced Ginger. Everyone's favourite for the night as it was exceptionally fresh with its white flesh falling off the bone. The sweetness of the fish was accented by the light soy sauce dressing topped with a generous amount of minced ginger and chopped spring onions.

Cantonese-Style Roasted Crispy Duck

Some of Chef Terrence's creation include Cantonese-Style Roasted Crispy Duck. Well marinated with a crisp skin and moist tender meat while richly seasoned with selected spices, roasted to mouth watering juicy and tender smoky flavour.   
 Deep Fried Enoki Mushroom With HongKong Kailan

A pleasing-to-the-eye vegetable dish of Deep Fried Enoki Mushroom With HongKong Kailan, this dish tasted as good as it looked. Although the ingredients are simple and unpretentious, Chef Terrence had arranged artfully the deep fried enoki and kailan looking all elaborate and pretty with thought and attention given to the little heap of crispy enoki mushroom.

Fried Rice With Assorted Chinese Waxed Meat Wrapped In Lotus Leaf 

Other dishes that  are new to Lai Ching Yuen's festive menu are the Fried Rice With Assorted Chinese Waxed Meat Wrapped In Lotus Leaf  and New Year "Nian Gao" Dual Variation. 

If you loves rice and waxed meat, this is the perfect dish to try out for a satisfying end to the festive menu. The rice was delicious and aromatic with every morsel evenly coated with the savoury sauce, cooked with good portion of assorted chinese sausages, waxed meat and mushroom.

 New Year "Nian Gao" Dual Variation

Next was  New Year "Nian Gao" Dual Variation, a traditional and must-eat sweet dish to complete our dinner. Sweet potatoes and yam were sandwiched the sweet and sticky "Nian Gao", dipped in batter and fried. 

The other variation of servings was the "Nian Gao" was fried in an egg batter, making it a sweet and savoury plus fragrant with the egg flavour. Thumbs up for that, something different from the norm and it was so good that we cleared up the whole platter of sweet treats!    

Double Boiled Chrysanthenum with Longan & Black Sesame Rice Dumpling 

Last but not least is the Double Boiled Chrysanthenum with Longan & Black Sesame Rice Dumpling for a sweet ending. The chrysanthenum drink with longan and black sesame dumpling (tong yuan) was enjoyable. 

The sweetness from the longan and black sesame-filled tong yuan balanced the chrysanthenum drink which would have been rather plain without these additions. It left me wanting more tong yuan as there was only one in the dessert.

"At Lai Ching Yuen, we delicately prepare our dishes to ensure that our guests are promised a great taste as authentic Chinese cuisine, With the great ambiance of our restaurant, guest will surely be overwhelmed with the Chinese New Year spirit", says Chef Terrence Foong, Executive Chinese Chef at grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur. 

Auntie Lilly of FollowMetoEatLa wishes my readers ~ Prosperous with A Year of Good Fortune & Abundance Wealth as we swing into a joyful Lunar New Year with Man Ji the Monkey!

"Gong Xi Fa Cai"

Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur 
Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant 
160 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 - 2117 4888

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