Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Celestial Feast @ Sheraton Imperial, Kuala Lumpur

When Chinese New Year reunion calls for a celestial feast of good fortune and luck, the Celestial Court Restaurant at the Sheraton Imperial will not disappoint. Lavish meals made with sheer culinary expertise and premium ingredients can be found at the Sheraton Imperial's grand Chinese restaurant which was voted as the Best Chinese Restaurant at Time Out KL Food Awards 2012.
At the Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial
The grand pillars of Sheraton Imperial
Adorned with artifacts and exclusive art pieces, the Celestial Court exudes grandeur and oriental elegance from the Chinese dynasties. Also be assured that service by staff are of top standards, catering to every need of guests. Their private rooms are set up with opulence and are sure to meet your celebratory dining standards to impress VIPs and loved ones.
The Celestial Restaurant's exclusive layout
Private dining rooms
Prosperity Norwegian Salmon Fish Yee Sang served with crispy shredded treasure, snow pear and plum dressing
Yee Sang, a dish too imperative to be excused during Chinese New Year in Malaysia, is served in 4 specially crafted styles by Chef Ho Boon. Ingredients reflected good knifing skills as they were julliened finely contributing to the enhanced taste of the yee sang. With ingredients proportioned well and good wishes uttered, get ready for an auspicious toss!

Celestial Court Luxurious Lou Sang with Sliced Abalone 
RM209 nett half portion, RM418 nett whole portion

Norweigian Salmon Fish and Snow Pear in Traditional Apricot Plum and Pickled Vegetable
RM139 nett half portion, RM278 nett whole portion

Prosperity Smoked Duck Yee Sang served with Crispy Shredded Treasure and Plum Dressing
RM109 nett half portion, RM218 nett whole portion

Prosperity Fresh Fruit Yee Sang served with Plum Dressing
RM109 nett half portion, RM218 nett whole portion
Good wishings and auspicious words by staff from Celestial Court
Ready for a good year!
Braised Seafood Soup with Bamboo Pith and Asparagus (RM68 nett per person)
Warming up our tummies is Braised Seafood Soup with Bamboo Pith and Asparagus. The congealed concoction of savoury seafood with the crunch of bamboo pith and green asparagus makes an assuring prelude to the rest of the dishes.
Enjoying goodness of soup
Executive Chinese Chef, Ho Boon helms the kitchen at Celestial Court
Crispy Roasted Duck with Chinese Herbs (RM102 nett for half and RM204 nett for whole)
Chef Ho Boon takes pride in presenting the Crispy Roasted Duck with Chinese Herbs. The kitchen dedicates close to 10 hours preparing the toothsome dish. Crackling crispy duck skin caps every cut of tender duck meat that just sends bliss to the palette.
Unforgettable taste when paired with plum sauce
Deep Fried Pomfret Fish with Sweet and Sour Strawberry Sauce (
Strawberry is not only a pretty dessert in Chef Ho's kitchen. The sweet and sour fruit contributes to the mouthwatering tangy sauce doused over deep fried pomfret. Indeed a refreshing twist from the regular sweet and sour ingredients as the fruit's fructose seep into the fish.
Steamed tiger King Prawn with Black Vinegar Garlic Sauce (RM148 per portion)
Freshness of tiger prawns is brilliantly flaunted by a careful blend of white and roasted garlic steamed with tactful amount of vinegar. The combination of seasoning keeps it well flavoured yet simple enough for the seafood's natural sweetness to unfold.

Braised Sliced Abalone with Conpoy and Lion's Mane Mushroom with Seasonal Vegetable
The gentle dish of vegetables is not to be underestimated. Lion's mane mushroom is braised till the right texture accompanied by sapid dried seafood, abalone and scallops which upped the dish's appeal.
Braised Five Grain Rice with Diced Chicken and Conpoy in Abalone Broth (RM56 nett per portion)
Being the penultimate dish, there is usually not enough appetite for rice. Chef Ho however, made this dish easily welcomed in abalone broth. The seafood broth recreates salivation among us to gobble our portion up. 

Hot Sweetened Eight Treasures in Almond Cream
Dessert in the Celestial Court is always something to look forward to no matter how well-fed we were from the dishes before. The smooth almond cream is ground from scratch in the Chef Ho's kitchen and accentuated with traditional Chinese goodies like wolfberries, lotus seeds, lily bulb, snow fungus, dates, aloe vera and longan. This bowl of sweet indulgence will even impress eaters who are not familiar with almond milk.

Fragrance of almonds made and indelible impression 
Deep Fried Chinese Brown Sugar Cake (Nian gao)
Soft Chinese Brown Sugar Cakes deep fried with light batter gave us just the right snack to wind up our chatting over the hearty 9-course meal.
Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside
Celestial Court offers 4 exclusive prosperity 9-course set menus:

Heavenly Treasure Set 
RM2088 nett for table of 10 persons
Golden Fortune Set
RM2388 nett for table of 10 persons


Stellar Prosperity Set
RM2688 nett for table of 10 persons


Golden Prosperity Set
RM2888 nett for table of 10 persons


These exclusive prosperity 9-course set menus or a-la-carte selection is available during the Chinese New Year from 15th Jan 2018 until 2nd March 2018 for lunch (12 noon to 2.30pm) dinner (6.30pm to 10.30pm) 

Special Chinese New Year ala-carte premium dim sum will be available from 10th Feb 2018 till 23rd Feb 2018. Private rooms are available on 1st come 1st serve basis.

Not to be missed is the spectacular Lion Dance performance which will take place at 10.00 am on February 20th 2018 at the lobby of Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel.

Elegant decoration at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
For further inquiries or table reservations at Celestial Court, call 03-27179900 ext 6933
Email: celestialcourt.imperial@sheraton.com
Online reservation: www.celestialcourtrestaurant.com



Sunday, February 4, 2018

NYX Cosmetics @ Sunway Pyramid

Congratulation to NXY Professional Make-up for the opening of their third store in Malaysia. This time, it is in Sunway Pyramid!

Young, fun and adventurous is the spirit of NYX giving a million possibilities to what you can create with their products. From make-up to applicators and hardwares, NYX have them all under their roof. 

Personally, NYX has become one of my favourite brands because of its vast variety of colours and textures. The brand got me trusting their quality. On top of that, their humble prices just makes it so hard to leave the store! 

Spoil yourselves silly at the NYX Store at IOI City Mall Putrajaya, KL Sogo and Sunway Pyramid!

Celebrating fun with NYX Professional Make-up
Congratulations on the opening of your thrid store!
NYX spanking new store at Sunway Pyramid
Offering complete range of make-up
Pucker up with the myriad of colours at the lip bar
NYX cream lipstick in blue- very pigmented with a matte finish.
Colour secures itself on the lips giving a lasting effect and more confidence to the wearer.
Eyeliners of every tip imaginable
Tyring the Love You So Mochi range
Show them what you have created or want to create at the Selfie Bar
I am feeling a little blue today
With professional make-up guru Steven Sunny
Remember to check out NYX make-up Master Classes

Love You So Mochi glitter range
Letting my lips grab some attention today!
Check out NYX Professional Make-up Malaysia at https://nyxcosmetics.com.my/ and www.facebook.com/pg/nyxcosmeticsmalaysia



Chinese New Year Feast @ Dorsett Kuala Lumpur

Dorsett Kuala Lumpur is not missing out in serving prosperity dishes to usher in the Chinese New Year. The hotel located in the heart of the palpitating city serves a tantalizing array of three Chinese set menus priced from RM1188 nett to RM1388 nett per table of 10 persons. Each set offers a hearty spread of traditional and symbolic favourites. 


It was more joyous that my muslim friends could join me in embracing the full 8-course Chinese meal as Dorsett's halal certification offers assurance as they always have. After all, the true meaning of togetherness knows no religious boundaries. 
Reunion with family and friends at Dorsett Kuala Lumpur
The polished Checker's Cafe
Prosperity Snow Pear Yee Sang RM98 nett per portion
Yee Sang in Dorsett comes in four interesting flavours:

Vegetarian Snow Pear Yee Sang RM98 nett per portion
Thai-style Tiger Prawn Yee Sang RM128 nett per portion
Salmon Yee Sang RM138 nett per portion
Tuna Maguro and Sesame Seed Yee Sang RM168 nett per portion

Each portion serves up to 10 persons

Ready to toss to good luck!
The messier, the merrier, the better!
It is really not a Chinese New Year feast without the Yee Sang which is a good jumble of ingredients each symbolizing auspicious meanings. This year, a relatively new ingredient, the Snow Pear, is added in the Yee Sang dish to symbolize smooth sailing in life (xun xun li li). It is the only dish when mess is welcomed to show merriment and joviality!


Braised Seafood with Beancurd and Mushrooms Soup
Salmon chunks accentuates the seafood flavour
Salmon chunks in the Braised Seafood with Beancurd and Mushrooms Soup accentuates the seafood sensation in the soup. The soup inherits a tasty blend from the morsels of scallop, dried mussels, mushroom and beancurd.


Fried Butter Prawns with Oatmeal
Roasted 'Pei Pa' Duck with Sweet Sauce
Have some Fried Butter Prawns with Oatmeal to lock in the laughter for the rest of the year. The Roasted Pei Pa Duck is served in a pool of sweet sauce that has at least 5 hours invested in the making.
Deep fried Seabass with Spicy Sichuan Bean Paste


Braised Black Mushrooms with Seasonal Vegetables
Fret not of the word Spicy Sichuan Bean Paste as the sauce is tangy and sweet with just a peck of chili which is suitable for children and those whose tongue cannot handle fieriness. The platter of vegetables is doused with superior stock to braise the black mushrooms and greens to a pleasant texture. 
Fried Rice with Salted Fish and Spring Onion
When it comes to the comfort dish, experience how amazing appetizing it can be with the humble ingredients of salted fish and spring onions with their fried rice. 


Steamed Nian Gao with Coconut Floss
End the dinner with some steamed nian gao with coconut floss and osmanthus flower jelly, a Chinese dessert inherited from the Ming Dynasty. Fragrant is the word for the steamed Nian Gao with Coconut Floss. It only took 1 bite to fall in love with the soft lumps of glutinous rice cakes smelling pleasantly of brown sugar. 
Osmanthus Flower Jelly
Chef Ahmad Haidzar (right) and his team 
Checkers Cafe, Dorsett Kuala Lumpur
Prosperity Set Menu RM1188 nett
Good Fortune Set Menu RM1288 nett
Happness Set Menu RM1388 nett

Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur

172 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.





Tel: +603 2716 1000

Fax: +603 2715 5000