Sunday, February 4, 2018

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