Chinese Tradition


Right after Christmas what is next festive season we have in line? Thaipusam will be kicking off first then follow by Chinese New Year. I am sure many of you arleady see those big malls are busy preparing decorations for you guys to photoshoot for Toh Yuen.

Not only that, all F&B, restaurants are all busy preparing special menu for all of us out there. Toh Yuen at PJ Hilton is coming up with Fortune Menu, Happiness Menu, Longevity Menu and Propensity Menu, that is priced at RM988++, RM1188++, RM1388 and RM1688++ respectively for each table of 10 pax.

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Deluxe Salmon & Seaweed Yee Sang with Mixed Fruits

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Lou Sang in Chinese Tradition is a must which signify toss of luck, health and prosperity. Not only that, that salmon fish is use to symbolize life and longevity.

PJ Hilton (4)

The sauce are slightly sour end with sweet taste of mango, pineapple and dragon fruit. Something which is easy to start off with as most of the restaurant have different sauces for Yee Sang.

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When the waiter open up the cover of the pot of Braised Baby Abalone with Dried Seafood Soup, I was like wahhhh, so rich in ingredient yet its double boil. Something to look for and the light smell of it entrails my nose that I just cant wait to get a sip of it.

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Look at the ingredient that they have, with huge abalone dried scallops,  fish maw, herbs and black chicken.

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A soup that truly come to my liking that is clear yet aromatic.

PJ Hilton (8)

Braised Sea Cucumber with Mixed Mushrooms and Sun-dried Scallops. A bowl of rice is needed for this. Top with gravy on top of it and just pairs well with broccoli was boil well not too soft and sea cucumber is soft enough.

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Half Half… Roast Chicken, Smoked Duck with Dragonfruit Sauce and Vegetable Crackers. Smoked duck is aromatic and very well prepare that the dragonfruit dressing just add a simple and light taste of it yet smock duck taste still there. Its a dish that shall not miss and roast chicken I just love the skin.

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when I look at the menu, this dish definitely caught my attention, especially anything in cod, I would put extra attention cuz I just love cod. Deep Fried Canadian Cod with Honey Sauce comes with huge cube of fresh cod and fried well on the outer layer with cod meat is warm inside, that pairs well with the sauce. I didnt enjoy it slowly, I put in the whole cube into my mouth and let it burst with flavour.

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Sauteed Fresh Sea Prawns with Wasabi Mayo and “Sakura Denbu” is nearly juicy and I just wish I have extra wasabi mayo to dip on, then it would have been another perfect dish.

PJ Hilton (12)

By the time reach this dish we were already surrendering, it looks little but its actually very filling. Then Steamed Glutinous Rice with Sun-fried Oysters, Salted Egg Yolk and Chicken Paste was well prepare and the colour of it already attracted us. At first the girls next to me was planing come lets take one and share 3 portion ended up the take 1 each. Its good, filled with flavour of the leave and salted egg that makes the extra kick of it. Glutinous rice was well cook and steam that just makes it a perfect ending.

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Deep Fried Nian Gao with Yam

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Hilton Ice Cream Cake

Many of the modern Chinese family do not really cook at home any more for reunion dinner and surely this is one of the restaurant to consider.

Toh Yuen
Hilton Petaling Jaya
No 2, Jalan Barat,
46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7955 9122
Website: www.ZestPJ.com or www.petaling-jaya.hilton.com
Facebook: hiltonpetalingjaya

Usuallly during Chinese New Year, there are nothing much to do in the afternoon besides visiting friends and family houses.. . . .As this year in cinema there are quite alot of Chinese New Year Movie and took the opportunity to watch it  . .. . .

Genre: Comedy/ Family

Singaporean movie usually will be a must watch movie for me, with their language which they use and combination of action is seriously funny. This round Jack Neo had combine a few main cast including our local celebrity Ah Niu in the latest comedy flick, Homecoming.

The movie is about a our Chinese Tradition that during the Eve of Chinese New Year would be our reunion dinner and mentioning how important it is for all family members during this date, as with the modern young adults they do not like the tradition. This movie trying to educate back the importance of family bonding during the eve of the tradition.

This movie, you prepare to laugh from the start till the end. Seriously damm funny and highly recommended movie by me.

– Tik Ching, Pass, Stamped –

Overall ratings 10/10,laugh till stomach cramp!. . . recommended~

– The movie rated by me is by my own personal preference. Watch it at your own risk –


Genre: Comedy

This movie is acted by most of the TVB crew that form up this ‘I Love Hong Kong movie’. Another comedy flick for Chinese new year that talk about, Hong Kong very own neighbourhood lifestyle that they would want to preserve it that shows the harmony and how lifely and corporative it is for this neighbourhood.

I find this movie so so only, maybe like my friend said, it’s a logic comedy . . so I find it so so only.. .

– Tik Ching, Pass, Stamped –

Overall ratings 6.5/10,so so nia . .. ~

– The movie rated by me is by my own personal preference. Watch it at your own risk –


Louis Khoo most of the time in the movie are quite ‘mou liew’ that team up with Donnie Yen, Chapman To, Angelababy which are quite my favourite actor to come up this movie ‘All’s Well Ends Well 2011’.

The movie is about how they change their character to earn their living in the competitive market in beauty line as professional make up artist. A really funny movie to watch as I enjoy it. . . .

– Tik Ching, Pass, Stamped –

Overall ratings 8.5/10,I like it. . . recommended~

– The movie rated by me is by my own personal preference. Watch it at your own risk –


Genre: Comedy

By the title itself you will already know that it is a comedy flick with Sandra Ng and Louise Khoo together. It is about two of them with superhero ability that had retired for 10 years and find it quite boring. In order to get a baby they need to find excitement and decided to go out their old super hero style. Things get even more excited when there is an evil guy that posses with super evil power with the ability to suck their power that make it into his.

It is a bit mou liew but quite okay ah . ..

– Tik Ching, Pass, Stamped –

Overall ratings 7.5/10,pretty okay ahhh~

– The movie rated by me is by my own personal preference. Watch it at your own risk –


One of my all time favourite actor Andy Lau feature in this latest movie ‘Shaolin’ with Nicholas Tze that shows how they fight against other clan to show their territory and how great they are until Nicholas Tze turn his back against Andy Lau. After the death of his daughter, he regretted his action previously and decided to become monk and join Shaolin. In order to protect all the monk, he willingly to sacrifice himself and they are touch by his action they team up to attack against the army.

While watching this movie, be prepare some tissue to wipe away your tears, as there are a few touchy moments. A great movie to watch . . .

– Tik Ching, Pass, Stamped –

Overall ratings 9/10,I like it. . . recommended~

– The movie rated by me is by my own personal preference. Watch it at your own risk –

After watched all the Chinese New Year Movie, I find that this is the best to watch in sequence. . .from most recommended to so so . . .

1) Homecoming (Highly Recommended)

2) Shaolin

3) All Well Ends Well

4) Mr. and Mrs Incredible

5) I love Hong Kong (so so . . .)

To usher the upcoming year of Tiger, for Chinese traditions, most of the working or business people will usually head for a close meal dinner (Sau Gong Chou) to end with the year great effort and best of all and also after during the Chinese New Year will have another dinner Open Dinner (Hoi Gong Chou) to wish every 1 had a prosperous new and great year ahead and of course this is one of the Halal Chinese Restaurant.

CNY Tai Zhi Heen

CNY Tai Zhi Heen (2)

For me, this year would be the very first time I lou sang in such a early mood and with the Chinese new Year music background really stir up the mood in such a modern Chinese classic contemporary restaurant.

CNY Tai Zhi Heen (3)

When I look at the menu, I got all excited about the dish that going to get serve. In Tai Zhe Heen, the food here had always been in top notch with their quality of serving and the taste of it.


‘Master Chef Ricky Thein’ is the person behind the curtain to ensure you have a satisfaction meal at the restaurant. (curi this pic from sloppychic)

CNY Tai Zhi Heen (4)

Of This would be my very very first time lou sang in such a early mood (1 month earlier) that starts our meal of the night with ‘Ying-Yang Yee Sang’ (Tuna and Salmon Roulade).

CNY Tai Zhi Heen (5)

CNY Tai Zhi Heen (6)

Then start mixing every of the ingrediant into the plate.

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Lastly of top on the salmon.

CNY Tai Zhi Heen (8)
and its ready to rumble (ready to be lou)

CNY Tai Zhi Heen (9)

For Chinese tradition that, during the process of lou sang you have to wish something you want and the higher you lou, the chances of your dreams or wish will come true on that year or more like prosperity, health and wealth for the year as that is what I have been thought.

CNY Tai Zhi Heen (10)

‘Braised Pearl Shark Fin’s with Fish Maw in Supreme Golden Broth’

CNY Tai Zhi Heen (11)

I just love the soup and it was awesome that with the thick soup base that rich with flavor eat a whole slab of sharfin, fish moe and mushroom is in it. I would happily to ask for another bowl if I do have the chance.

CNY Tai Zhi Heen (12)

Awwww….. it has been a while since I had eaten ‘Steamed Cod Fish with Pickled Radish and Garlic in Supreme Soy Sauce’.

CNY Tai Zhi Heen (13)

As this dish came, we were asking Ricky (the person that serve us) keep saying, I want big big portion 1 ah, I want to be special abit, all of us were fighting for bigger piece of it and of course he being the gentleman, girls get bigger piece~ and after finish our portion we were aiming on next table wonder could tax on their portion a not…

The texture of the fish meat is absolutely soft, yet it will melt into pieces when put into your mouth, sign of freshness and the soy sauce is just perfect to go along with it which is not very salty. (only get to know that its imported cod)

CNY Tai Zhi Heen (14)

In Chinese custom, fatt choy is often use in the dishes as Fatt means prosperity.. so that makes ‘Braised Dried Oysters with Fatt Choy, Mexican Soy Clams, Sea Cucumber and Wok Fried Greens’.CNY Tai Zhi Heen (16)
‘Braised Duck with Dried Fish Maw and Scallops’ Cook to soft succulent duck meat top with my favorite scallop as I can just wallap this whole plate by myself.

CNY Tai Zhi Heen (19)

One of my favorite of the night ‘Deep-fried Batter-dipped Prawns Tossed with Fresh Lime Dressing’.

CNY Tai Zhi Heen (20)

Sweet, chewy, big prawns that cook to perfection left with the shell on the tail for you to take as I keep licking the sauce of out the skin and ate it with satisfaction with the sauce abit salty egg taste with butter and lime is just something I wish I have the whole basket.

CNY Tai Zhi Heen (15)

‘Fried Rice with Seafood and Baby Abalone’ filled with wok hei and baby abalone is rich in taste. Something for the first time I ate with baby abalone(chewy and delicious which is not too dry after fried.)

CNY Tai Zhi Heen (17)

Usually in such environment, a desert is a must, to end with ‘Double-boiled Hasma with Red Dates and Glutinous Rice Dumplings’. Not too sweet filled with softness of the rice ball which is chewy that will melt after a while to swallow and with the meaning of reunion (as what tong yuen means)

We were all very satisfied with the Chinese New Year menu and it is absolutely great for those corporate people to host the end year dinner here with such a nice ambiance and good foood.

Tai Zhe Heen offer Chinese New Year Package with:

1. Chinese New Year Prosperity Set

Salmon yee sang with crispy shredded treasures in plum dressing
Tuna yee sang with crispy shredded treasures in plum dressing
Snow per yee sang with crispy shredded treasures in plum dressing

Braised shark’s fin with dried scallops and sea cucumbers in superior broth
Braised dried oysters with fatt choy, black mushrooms and shell fish
Steamed sea bass with a sweet and spicy prosperous sauce
Wok-fried tiger prawns with butter and Taiwanese bread crumbs
Tai Zi Heen crispy roasted chicken with plum sauce and fragrant salt
Fried rice with scallops, prawns and spicy homemade dried shrimp paste
Glutinous rice dumplings with sea coconut in iced lemon syrup
Crispy fried Chinese brown sugar cake

RM988++ per table of 10 persons

2. Chinese New Year Fortune Set

Salmon yee sang with crispy shredded treasures in plum dressing
Tuna yee sang with crispy shredded treasures in plum dressing
Snow pear yee sang with crispy shredded treasures in plum dressing

Braised shark’s fin with dried scallops and sea cucumbers in superior broth
Braised dried oysters with fatt choy, black mushrooms and shell fish
Steamed Australian grouper with a sweet and spicy prosperous sauce
Deep-fried battered prawns tossed with fresh lime dressing
Tai Zi Heen garlic marinated roast chicken with plum sauce
Fried rice with spicy homemade seafood paste topped with crispy dried scallops
Double-boiled snow fungus with lotus seeds and glutinous rice dumplings
Crispy fried Chinese brown sugar cake

RM1188++ per table of 10 persons

3. Chinese New Year Wealth Set

Ying-yang yee sang with crispy shredded treasures in plum dressing
Shark’s fin yee sang with crispy shredded treasures in plum dressing
Snow pear yee sang with crispy shredded treasures in plum dressing

Double-boiled shark’s fin soup with premium dried seafood and baby cabbage
Braised dried oysters with fatt choy, top shell, sea cucumbers and wok-fried greens
Steamed cod fish with pickled radish and garlic in supreme soy sauce
Stir-fried prawns with butter and fragrant salted eggs
Braised duck with dried fish maw and dried scallops
Steamed glutinous rice with baby abalone wrapped in lotus leaves
Double-boiled hasma with red dates and glutinous rice dumplings
Battered Chinese brown sugar cake layered with yam

RM1388++ per table of 10 persons

Its truely I am recommending this restaurant.
For Chinese New Year Reservations,

Opens daily for lunch from 12 noon – 2.30 daily and dinner is served from 6.30pm-10.30pm daily.

Acrobatic Lion Dance Performance : 21/2/2010 -12 noon at the Hotel’s Grand Lobby.

Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur
Opposite Pavillion Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Conlay,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel no: +603-2170 8888

Website: www.princehotelkl.com

Nice sauce with fresh vegetable and oyster would just be perfect to eat along with fried rice.

Once in a life time, every women dreams to be a Princess for the day yet femine with confident wearing a gown with their love of their live.

I was lucky to get invited by Shirley, Director of Marketing at Prince Hotel to get an opportunity for this very first look at one of our very local fashion designer’s in line with MIGF’09, as Carven Ong Malaysia Most Prominent Designer, that we stand a chance to preview of his latest collection Cheongsam with a modern twist called ‘Oriental Flower’.

An inspiration from the Chinese tradition cluture with the weight of flower symbol keeping the Chinese legacy of a dream come true in the modern world. Combination of taffeta and Thai silk material with sparkling diamonds and the beads with rich embroidery work brings love, adoration and unity to those who wear it.

With the model’s wearing and portraying his latest collection.

By monochrome, surely gives you the feel of a classic choice. By being shot during the actual day, surely it will be lovely.

Of course I must be in there also ma..

That’s Carvan Ong with his 2 models. A person who is very warm yet humble and a good chat will leads you to be a good friend soon.

Jessica just got impress on his collection and trying out turns out to be bride wanna be. 🙂

One of his many collections with classic white.

Feeling colour could match your mood on the day itself. What you need to do is just tell him the details of your idea, concept or design, he will surely comes out with your ideal piece.

I do not know, but so far I really love this piece, because of its colour combination and also the design of it. I was thinking of photoshots in this dress even though I have not tried taking shots before but was dreaming of it on that moment.

Girls with cheongsam sure does look good.

Even Jessica got jealous and decided to tried on this time. She was so scared to come out as all of us are ready to rape her with our camera.

After a short time spending on his boutique, we are heading to the next arrangement and while walking there, we thought of asking the models to stand on the spiral stair case for some shots.
Award winning Tai Zi Heen which is one of the restaurant in Prince Hotel is exclusively will be presenting ‘A Hong Kong Encouter’ at this year Malaysia International Gourmet Festival featuring Chinese Master Chef Ricky uThein Yiew Ming’s Signature Cantonese cuisine dishes.
To florish the theme, special arrangment of a drink to accompany the Chef festive menu, while with award winning Carven Ong has specially design and created the ‘Oriental Flower’ showcased by models from Diva Productions is one of the way to make a combination art of fashion, food and wine together to celebrate this event.
Exclusive interior and spacious area are able to hold many special occasions.
Being there early, they are still preparing and making sure everything is in the right progress as it will be attended but media’s, bloggers and selected guest.
A decoration table like this, will be sure are able to hold wedding occasions.
Of course with wine glass around the table, wine with great dishes will not be miss.
Pernod Ricard Malaysia has introduces one of its fine wine selections of Jacob’s Creek Reserve to accompany the Chef festive menu and brining up the ambiance.

A selection of:
Jacob’s Creek Reserve Riesling (White) will be start off with starters and Jacob’s Creek Reserve Shiraz (Red) for mains will be accompanied with the dinner.
A fresh lovely rosess to be given for the sweetest smile. Hee…no la, a design of the table cloth.

The chef signature menu for the night.
Let me present you, Chef Ricky Thein Yiew Ming’s that will be presenting us his signature Cantanese Cuisine.
We were given a glimps of the Starters and mains.
Launching of with Appetisers Top middle (clock Wise)
Crispy yam puf with foie gras and minced chicken
– Crispy on the inside out, filled with yam and the taste of foie grass just melts in it.
Shredded beef with dried tangerine peel
– a very soft and tender piece of beef being covered and the taste of it just travels.
Wok-fried prawn with Asian tomato and black sesame dressing
-something very normal but it had cook to the best quality of it. I like the taste of it. simple and nice.
Wok-fried prawn with Asian tomato and black sesame dressing
-something unique which I have not tried before.
Follow with starter :
A duo of duckling and organic yin choy broths with sun-dried seafood, prawn and hairy gourd.
– The best of the best I have tasted. Mild thickness yet excellent soup taste that gives you the feeling of it had been cook for hours before it was served. I just walap within seconds to finish it.
Jeng Jeng Jengggg…commercial break. heee..It was the time that most of us stand up and get busy with our gadgets by aim and shot.
Main Course is someothing that we are aiming on.
Citrus marinated rack of lamb roasted with white sesame seeds, wok-fried bby cabbage, fresh lily bulbs and a spicy minted plum sauce.
– the meat is soft yet juicy from inside out. Was cook medium rare which I preffered it the most and spicy minted sauce just added the extra kick in it.
Main Course is someothing that we are aiming on:
Honey and soya baked salmon with fragrant crab roe, soya beans, bored beans, honshimeji mushrooms and wolfberry sauce.
– very soft and fresh piece of salmon, cook with perfection and we were looking for another piece.
Noodle is what it came next. Dan mee with soy braised beef carrot, raddish and leak topped with a spalsh of red wine.
– I got a bit shock when got to know that spoon is wine which I tought it was vinegar. Doutb to try it at the moment but once try, you are just eating the whole thing within seconds. Great combination of taste that makes the wine bubbling in your mouth.
To make a great memorable night, of course desert is a must ‘Tai Zi Heen Desert Tim Sum’
Chocolate whisky siew mai – very unique in taste, yet soft in the inside and roll it with the chocolate syrup add the kicks in.
Vanilla Ice cream with fresh mango puree, sago and pomelo – something not so sweet yet refreshing.
Crispy water chesnut spring roll – something simple with the extra touch.
A great dinner, of course we have to ask the Chef to take pic, a person who is really camera shy till most of us force him.
Hhehehe..I am not what from HohChiak channel or Ahxian…but I am ahBok..:P
Camwhore session begins……A chance to take pic with the Head Chef, DJ and Jessica.

A collaboration that they are doing with the art of fashion, wine, and food is a blast. Surely its gonna be a great showcase at MIGF’09.

A night to be remembered for me, with great food and wine and new found friends. Surely a thanks to Shirley and Sidney. Guess now I have to come up with another team letter. Double S’s.. which I already have double K’s.


With the festival menu on the run, priced from RM80++ to RM180++ is surely a way to enjoy the night with the person you are thinking off.
Prince Hotel also throw in a RM50 voucher for the Mandara Spa and RM50 (Can be used if you spend RM150 and above in a single receipt) food voucher for either Tai Zi Heen, ENJU or Eccucino, if you choose the full Festival Menu with wine ordered.

Then festival diners will receive a 30% discount on food at Tai Zi Heen when you produce the festival lunch or dinner receipt. Valid for dining in from 1 to 30 Nov 2009.
If you book 6 pax and above for the festival menu, you get 10% discount.
Some more you are entitled for Tai Zi Heen Lucky Draw when you spend a minimum of RM160++ and above in a single receipt at Tai Zi Heen inclusive of the Festival Menu and you will be entitled for a chance to win a one night stay at their Executive Suite with buffet breakfast at Eccucino and a set dinner at Tai Zi Heen for two persons.
For more information please click here.
Tai Zi Heen Restaurant
Lvl 2 Price Hotel & Residence KL,
Jalan Conlay, 50450 KL.
Tel(DID) 03-2170 3259
Carven Ong
Prince Hotel & Residence KL
Jalan Conlay, 50450 KL Malaysia.
Tel : 603-2162 8232
Fax : 603-2162 7232


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