I have seen people starting their ‘Sau Kong Chau’ already with 3 more weeks to go right before Chinese New Year by ushering year of snake for 2013. Promotions on Yee Sang, Set lunch and dinner menu are widely available now by many restaurants. As for this round, went to Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant which is one of my favourite restaurant to sample out their Chinese New Year Set menu.
Traditionally, before any main meal, Yee Sang will be serve upon first. AS for this year, Zuan Yuan is not using salmon, tuna and this round they decided to go with Soft Shell crab.
Added all ingredients on top and ready to toss. I like the sauce that the chef had made, slight sour to my liking and I kept refill my bowl with more.
Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Dried Scallop, Bamboo Shoot and Crab Meat is one of the best I have come so far in menu tasting for CNY, with generous ingredient on shark fin and scallop that make the soup tasty. Not too starchy nor salty as it was cook to perfection.
Ohh ohh, the super star of the night is their Zuan Yuan Crispy Roasted Duck. Absolute crisp on the skin, that roasted with slightly Chinese herb, that each bite will have slightly after taste of it and makes it so aromatic. Meat are juicy, and tender as I eat quite a number of pieces. – REcommended!
not only that, there are 2 sauces available for your duck meat to be dip. With the original sauce and sour sauce to go along. I still find it better without these sauces. Its optional for you to dip.
I rarely eat fish but this Steamed Star Garouper with Wood Fungus and Red Date, was done in a way that the soy sauce is good, fish meat is soft and every bite eat along with food fungus and red date is something that I like.
Wok Fried Tiger Prawn with Oats and Chilli, huge pile of oats added on top that I still manage to peel off the prawn shell and eat with a mouthfull of oat. Been stir fried to perfection and prawn is big and juicy.
A simple dish that done nicely if you dine it with a bowl of rice is just the right combination. Braised Sliced Mexican Abalone with Sea Moss, Dried Oyster and Seafood in Claypot.
When come to finale, Steamed Lotus Leaf Rice with Assorted Preserved Meat, Chicken Sausage and Yam is a dish that mix pretty well with flavour and I add in a little bit more of soy sauce, it just pulls more flavour out of it. Just nice~
not only that, dim sum is also serve if you wish to opt for it.
Steamed Shrimp Dumpling with Crab Roe sprinkled with Gold Dust
Steamed Assorted Mushroom ‘Sek Lou Gou’ with Nam Yee Sauce
Deep Fried Prawn Roll with Katafi served with Salad Sauce
Taro Scallop Dumpling with Chef’s Special Garlic Butter Sauce
Deep Fried ‘Nian Gao’ with Cheddar Cheese
One of the most unique or creatively done by the chef by adding in a slice of cheeze on top. Find it unique in taste and do pairs well. If the cheeze is added another slice then it would have been perfect, cuz it add the little saltiness to the texture and flavour and pairs with the coconut in my thought.
Chilled Red Date and Longan with Sea Coconut and White Fungus
These are the 2 mastermind chef that behind the whole awesome meal with dim sum and Chinese New Year dish.
Family reunion, sau gong chau or Hoi gong chau, Zuan Yuen Restaurant certainly falls into my recommendation when it comes to it for its food quality.
Yee Sang with Seaweed & Assorted Fresh Fruits RM55++ (half portion) RM110++ (full portion)
Yee Sang with Soft Shell Crab and Condiments RM70++ (half portion) RM140++ (full portion)
Yee Sang with Snow Pear and Salmon RM85++ (half portion) RM170++ (full portion)
Yee Sang with Sliced Abalone & Snow Pear RM90++ (half portion) RM180++ (full portion)
Table meal ranges from :
RM1088++, RM1288++ and RM1588++ (for a table of 8 – 10 persons)
For reservations at Zuan Yuan, please call 603-7681 1159
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Lebuh Bandar Utama
47800 Petaling Jaya,