Call it Lou Sang, Lou Hei, or even Yu Sang, otherwise also known as the prosperity toss is the always a centerpiece of a typical Chinese New Year banquet feast. Things are not any different here at the Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar. Best to kick off the meal, this delightful mix of salad and bursting flavors and colours that represents abundance is always the first to reflect vibrancy in the new year. We tossed our way up at the recent lunch session and that was followed by individual bowls of piping hot comfort of delicious Double Boiled Song Ji Mushroom Broth with Conch Slice and Chicken, as well as the Steamed Giant Pearl Dragon Grouper with Shredded Ginger. The not-so-conventional fish dish is probably one of my favourite- Slices of fish gracefully steamed to the right texture with every silky piece skilfully cut. It is so satisfying to eat. No harsh bites, only rich chewy collagen and sweet bouncy flesh.
Also expect delicacies and classics elevated like this Braised Assorted Sea Treasure in Bamboo Basket, and the Waxed Duck Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaves. The thing about typical Chinese New Year feast is that there is no exception when it comes to luxury ingredients. We are talking about abalone, sea cucumber, fish maw, Chinese mushroom, prawn, smoked oyster, waxed duck, roasted duck, Chinese cabbage, and broccoli in that treasure pot.
What sets one restaurant apart from the other is probably the chef’s extraordinaire and an impeccably-styled pursuit of preparation of mandatory signature dishes. That was reflected in the dessert when the chef presents his creation of Homemade Carp Fish Nian Gao to go with Double Boiled Soy Milk with Snow Fungus, Lotus seeds, and Sea coconut. Would you look at the fish nian gao?
This Chinese New Year set menu at Oriental Chinese Cuisine Restaurant here offers 3 main selections- the Gold Prosperity, Platinum Prosperity and Diamond Prosperity sets starting from RM1200nett and available until 2 March 2018 and reservations can be made by contacting +603.2298.1888 ext 5100 or email to H7962-FB2@accor.com
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Oriental Chinese Cuisine Restsaurant is in Pullman Bangsar at:
No 1 Jalan Pantai Jaya Tower 3,
59200 Kuala Lumpur