The tastiest menus in Kuala Lumpur for a joyous Chinese New Year reunion dinner
As we close off a decade and begin preparations for the Year of the Rat, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate new beginnings and renewals than by participating in a feast to remember. If great company and excellent food in an upscale setting is what you have in mind for this year’s family reunion, these fine dining options could be just the ticket.
Renowned for its colonial charm, the Majestic Hotel KL has prepared several delicious surprises for this festive Lunar New Year. Highlights include the Majestic Ballroom Reunion Dinner (MYR138++ per pax), an interactive dining feast that promises to tantalise the tastebuds with authentic dishes and nostalgic flavours. Taking place on January 24 at 7pm, additional highlights to look forward to during this sublime feast include complimentary giveaways and a thrilling lion dance performance.
Majestic Ballroom, The Majestic Hotel KL
Renowned for its excellent dim sum, voracious diners who decide dine at Shang Palace this festive season will be delighted by the four different types of set menus (MYR238 to MYR488 per person) created by Master Chef John Chu and his team. Not to be missed the massive poon choi set (MYR1,988), a communal dish filled with premium seafood and vegetables that is significant to both the Hakka and Cantonese communities.
Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
For this year’s celebrations, the award-winning Chinese restaurant presents a trio of auspicious menus that promises to excite the tastebuds. Available for lunch and dinner, highlights of this delectable culinary journey include popular favourites such as work-fried prawns paired with tender angled luffa gourd; stewed dried oyster with tender sea cucumber and strands of delicate black moss; and white pomfret poached in spicy supreme stock with shredded chicken and mushrooms.
Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Fans of authentic Chinese comfort food will no doubt be familiar with the delicious offerings found at Táo Chinese Cuisine. To usher in the Chinese New Year, the fine dining restaurant has prepared a smorgasbord of mouthwatering dishes and dim sums fit for an emperor. Available as a set or a la carte, tasty highlights to look forward to include the soft shell crab yee sang with Hakka Lei Cha sauce; double-boiled snow bird’s nest with glutinous dumpling and lemongrass brown sugar syrup; and deep-fried chicken stuffed with a savoury seafood paste.
Tao Chinese Cuisine, Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur
The hip hotel in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is kicking things up a notch this year with four Chinese New Year set menus that infuse homegrown influences and premium ingredients into every dish. Surprises worth savouring include braised Hokkaido Crab claw served with “Nepalese” rock rice, organic quinoa and crispy rice; sweetened Peach Resin dumpling soup with Tianshan lotus seed, Okinawa red sugar and Xinjiang dates; and the addictive steamed layer traditional Ninko.
YEN, W Kuala Lumpur
For a sumptuous feast with a view, Yun House is the place to be. Inspired by the treasured family recipes of Chef Jimmy Wong, diners can expect an assortment of superbly executed classics. These specialties include braised money bags filled with ten head abalone; fragrant roasted duck with osmanthus flower; and comforting double boiled superior bird’s nest stewed with ginger and red dates.