5 Dining Destinations to Usher in a Prosperous Chinese New Year

Be it over lunch or dinner, get together with your family and friends at these restaurants.

1. Chynna, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Chinese New Year is more than just getting ang pao, it is also about reconnecting with family and friends. This year at Chynna, Hilton Kuala Lumpur celebrates with palatable dishes prepared by Executive Chef, Lam Hock Hin. There are four different set dinners to choose from: the 6 course Prestige and three other 8 courses – Opulence, Grand Fortune and Longevity. The Roasted Duck Yee Sang with unique satay sauce is a must-have.

Photos: Hilton Kuala Lumpur

2. Nobu, Kuala Lumpur

If you’re tired of traditional Chinese foods for CNY, maybe a sophisticated fusion meal might appeal more to your taste buds. This year, Nobu has prepared two aromatic Prosperity Platters to be shared by two. Nobu Signature Prosperity Platter features fresh seafood ingredients such as Salmon and White fish sashimi along with jicama, carrots, beetroot and myoga.

Photo: Nobu Kuala Lumpur

The second platter, the Nobu Premium Prosperity Platter, features more premier ingredients such as a whole Renkon Dai (baby snapper) accompanied with an array of mixed seafood chosen by the Chef – pomelo, jicama and gari sushi. Lastly, you can enjoy a special CNY dessert, the chocolate Mandarin dessert, a chocolate mousse with orange yuzu curd in the middle. This special menu is available throughout the 2nd of February to 2nd of March.

3. Li Yen, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Available from 15th to 18th February, Li Yen, the award-winning Cantonese restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur is serving up its CNY fare, all the brainchild of Executive Chinese Chef Leung Kwai Hong. Get your picture-taking implements ready before you start the meal, as the Prosperity Yee Sang is something to behold before you start tossing. The Steamed Clay Pot Rice with Chinese Waxed Meat is an absolute must-try, so don’t gorge on everything before it comes.

Photo: Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

*Featured image by Li Yen.

4. Shanghai, JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

Available from 1 February to 2 March, Shanghai serves exactly what it says on the name – Shanghainese cuisine. Its Lunar New Year menu kicks off with its Prosperity Yee Sang, and notable dished include Braised Spanish Pork with Pine Nuts and Vegetables (yum) and Braised Pig’s Trotter with Sea Moss (even more yum). Of course, what Shanghainese place would it be without those flavourful meat dumplings?

Photo: JW Marriot Kuala Lumpur

Oh, there’s an ala carte menu available as well.

5. Café Gray Deluxe, Hong Kong

Fancy a CNY holiday trip to Hong Kong and have a feel of their CNY festivities there? Maybe you can stop by the Café Gray Deluxe at the Upper House, Hong Kong, which is servicing dinner infused with authentic Chinese flavours. This year, a specially curated, five-course menu by Chef Gary Kunz is being served, for their Chinese New Year Fireworks Dinner.

Photo: The Upper House

In the 5 course menu are Gillardeau Oyster with Granite of Oolong Tea, Double Boiled Organic Chicken Consommé with Truffle Julienne and Jinhua Ham, Sakura Shrimp Crusted Halibut with Watercress Broth, and Soy Glazed Black Market Beef Short Rib.  For dessert, you can have a taste of Chilled Soup of Ginger and Sago, followed by Milk Chocolate Mousse with Vin Jaune Poached Quince. So stop by the Café Gray Deluxe, and enjoy the annual fireworks performance for CNY on the 17th February.

Photo: The Upper House

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