Year after year, Dynasty restaurant at Renaissance Hotel fire up a line-up of auspicious dishes on for Chinese New Year. 2018 is no different and this year, focusing on healthier feasting with traditional ingredients while emphasizing on light and fresh flavours. And the best part is that the menu is running from the 27th January, all the way until the 11th February. So, you have plenty of time to get down to Renaissance KL to sample it.
Chef Kin has created 3 festive set menus complete with Yee Sang and Dynasty’s fortune pastries. They are Happiness at RM 1788 nett, Fortune at RM 2188 nett and Longevity at RM 3388 nett per table of 10 persons. Of course, there is the six (RM 378 nett) and seven course (RM 578 nett) Double Delight menus for 2 persons while the group of six (RM 1188 nett) are covered with the 9 course Six Happiness. I’ve sampled some of the dishes and am already getting the festive vibes !
Starting with of course the lou sang, this one was action packed as we dug our pair of long chopstick onto the plate and gave it a stir to bring on the prosperity and good luck. The little ones on the table sure looked super cute when tossing this. I bet children absolutely would enjoy this very much for sure. It looked like rainbow when combined and the crispy cracks with the tang from the sauce is a good taste of refreshing starter.
Following close behind was thick seafood soup replacing sharks fin, yet not far off from the prestige symbol of its luxury and affluence from all these decades. On the serving table was the Braised five treasure soup with crab meat and sliced abalone. We’ve also got a whole steamed fish dramatically served and perfectly cooked nicely, it was a lovely dish. Fresh Sea Grouper with sliced ginger and chili for both the fish lovers and non-fish lovers.
When the next one arrived, it did look impressive with plenty of luxurious ingredients and was somewhat beautifully arranged in a pot. There are abalone, prawns, scallops, and a whole plenty of other precious ingredients traditionally enjoyed by the Chinese at special occasions. Myself isn’t quite a big fan but I wasn’t overly disappointed. In fact, the oysters were really addictive. Speaking of that, is when the dried oysters also made appearance in more dishes that night to make the dish shine. Thankfully for the sun-dried oysters, or otherwise would be rather underwhelming with very little vegetable on top of the weird vegetarian siuyuk.
Crispy almond chicken was great though. I love it crispy and wholesome with almond lining at the bottom chicken. Cut nicely into bite size to serve, these thin slices of chicken were very pleasant to munch on continuously. I couldn’t pay much attention to the Supreme seafood golden fried rice with XO sauce despite craving fried rice. I love the fact that every dish is light and healthier.
Impressive line-up of food, with a definite seafood slant and to end the night was the final course of Double boiled sweetened chrysanthemum tea with pear, red date and aloe vera and Dynasty’s fortune pastries. The first was refreshing sweet with hints of chrysanthemum and pairs perfect with the nian gao!
Dynasty Restaurant is open daily for lunch from noon 12 to 2:30 pm and dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Dim Sum breakfast is served from 9am to 2.30pm on Sunday and from 10.30am to 2.30 pm on public holidays.
Take – away Yee Sang in full or half can be arranged for home reunion starting from RM 118 nett. Deluxe Yee Sang is priced at RM118 nett for half or RM 228 for full, and Premium Yee Sang at RM 188 nett for half or RM 368 for full respectively.
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