This coming Chinese New Year blazes with joy and prosperity at the Park Royale’s Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant as they bring the best of their Si Chuan culinary and presenting it with finest Chinese tea brewed and coupled with skillful tea pouring spectacular act. Chinese tea master expertly serves Prosperity in Bloom. I love the matching aroma of dates and the wonderful refreshing and bright sweet, fruity, finish of goji berries.
Refining the traditional Chinese dishes, the Tropical Fruits Yee Sang comes with a light finishing of tangy sweet with very refreshing texture from the fresh fruits beautifully julienne into fine strips, and elegantly presented to elevate viewing pleasure. There is kiwi, mango, dragon fruit, apple and many more served with sour plum sauce to enhance the flavours with the mix of fruits.
In the Chinese tradition, the higher you toss the Yee Sang the more prosperity to come in the New Year. Of course, we tossed it real high and hence the mess but joy inevitably follows after everyone stuck our chopsticks into the tossing process.
Shark fin soup might have been losing its fashion but Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant preserves this popular soup originated since many centuries ago with the Braised Coral Shark’s Fin with Crab Meat, Bamboo Piths and Dry Scallop. The bamboo fungus is a beautiful addition of texture to the otherwise ordinary soup.
Entering to the main dishes, the Deep-fried Cod Fish with Pomelo Sauce blown me away with the crisp on the outer part while luscious sweet and juicy on the inside.
Deep fried at the perfect timing, these golden brown plump sizes of cod fillet was ambrosial with the pairing of pomelo pulp and the sauce to balance the moist in each bite. One of the best cod fish dishes I’ve had so far in any Chinese New Year tasting menu.
Next is the very flavourful chicken with the perfect moist and texture. Most importantly is the beautifully smoked chicken. This one is no ordinary chicken; it’s the Traditional Chef’s Specialty Smoked Farm Chicken.The chicken was superiorly fresh and nicely stringy with intense flavour when chewing with or even without the skin.
Sautéed Fresh Water Prawns with Butter and Corn Flakes made eating pleasurably simply and delightful since the liberating the shell from the body of prawn is not necessary. The key to tasty food comprises of great recipe and creativity of the chef whilst incorporating the use of fresh ingredients. Using their expertise, I’d say the chef did justice to this very fresh large water prawns.
A must and a symbol of prosperity and fortune during the auspicious festive is the Braised Fish Maw, Dry Oyster, Black Moss and Dried Scallop with Greens. The use of some posh ingredients boasts the elegance to this and significantly marks good wealth in the New Year.
Also on the menu is the restaurant’s signature, the Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles with Scallop. The gravy is great and generous and definitely would be even greater if the same generosity were to apply to the amount of scallop.
End the course with the Steamed ‘Nian Gao’ with Shredded Coconut . One thing impressive would be the freshness of ingredients used in preparing the dishes and this dessert was no exception. Bending some rules and taking some risk to serve this with shredded coconut was a bold move.
From the 13 January to 14 February 2014, greet the year of Horse with SiChuan dishes and select any of the six set menu usher the best of New Year at the Park Royal Kuala Lumpur.
Each menu is crafted to symbolized auspicious significance and the six Chinese New Year set menu starts from RM 150 nett per table of 2 person, to RM 2300 nett per table of 10 person.
Auspicious blessing: RM 150 per table of 2 pax
Blissful Happiness: RM 195 per table of 2 pax
Happy and Prosperous: RM 750 per table of 4 pax
Smiles of Fortune: RM 1088 per table of 6 pax
Golden Prosperity: RM 1985 per table of 10 pax
Bountiful Wealth: RM 2300 per table of 10 pax
Have a Happy Chinese New Year this year at:
Park Royal Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2147 0088
Toll free: 18002200021
Fax: 603-2147 0099
Lunch: 12noon – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30 pm