Chinese New Year is just around the corner, which I could not believe myself too. Next weekend, all of us will be heading back for Reunion dinner. Nevertheless, alot of restaurants and hotels now do offer great food for reunion dinner as many families had opted to eat out instead of cooking at home because on ambiance and convenience.
As for this round, we head to Checkers Cafe located inside Dorsett Regency Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
Checkers cafe offers a great soothing ambiance which is perfect for family gathering as the whole place is comfortable, can be separate out with other diners also indulge with a very simple decoration to stir up the mood of CNY.
Once we were seated, we were greated by this huge Pineapple as a special welcome drink called Prosperity Splash Drink (Mixtured of Pineapple, Mandarin orange, Dragon Fruit juice and hint of honey) indeed its a thirst quencher drink that you will never had enough.
What we are having for the night is a 8 course dinner that prepared by a great Chinese chef.
Of course like any other celebrations during Chinese New Year and before dinner or everything starts, we will always starts with ‘Lou Sang’ which is only a tradition that available in a few countries around South East Asia. The thick sauce is specially made with chef’s own recipe to enhance on the taste of the ‘lou sang’. Their unique of Yee Sang is that ‘Salmon Yee Sang with crispy Salmon skin’.
Fresh Salmon ‘Yee Sang’ for the night . . . .
As preparation, you mix everything what is next to the plate on sauce and other ingredients.
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In the process of Yee Sang, by using a chopstick and stick inside the Yee Sang then you say out loud your “auspicious wishes” for the year, every toss say one wish whereby mostly is high salary, good business, good health and many more. The higher you toss,
This is usually the aftermath of lou sang and this consider not that bad, as for me and my friend, it did fly to someone’s hair before and the whole portion left half as another half is on the table. 😀
A very delicious, savory with a bit sweet, sour, crispy salmon skin that kick a perfect start before dinner. One of a good Yee Sang that I have come across so far. . .
Pan-fried Lamb Rack with Chef Special Sauce
This is the super star of the night as one piece would not be enough. I think I do not mind to have at least 5 pieces of this that it is well marinated till the sauce got into the meat, well quoted with the sauce that make it very juicy and not only that, the meat is so soft till it nearly melts, no lamb gammy taste which is a perfect dish for every one. Highly Recommended!
Braised Shark’s Fin with Assorted Seafood
During Chinese new Year, Shark Fin will mostly fill onto the table as they are quite generous with the ingredient. I can eat chunks of crab meat, fish maw and assorted seafood every spoonful of it.
Followed by Steamed Chicken with Herbs.
Juicy and soft meat with the herb sauce soak onto the meat and make every bite delicious.
Deep Fried Cod Fish with Superior Soya Sauce
This is also another favourite dish for the night, as the fish being deep fried on the outer layer till its crispy then shower along with superior soy sauce. Always love the texture of cod fish which is soft and moist. – Recommended
Deep Fried Prawns with Seafood Sauce
Fresh prawn that indicates by the solid meat texture and the seafood sauce pairs it very well.
Braised Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber, Dried Oyster and Black Mushroom with seasonal vegetable
Fried Rice with ginger and salted egg
Fried hot from the wok with ‘wok hei’ a bit salty and I still add in some soy sauce to further bring up the taste. Its simple and good to further fill my stomach.
Steamed Nian Gao which is prepared by the chef himself as its a bit softer compare to those I have eaten so far and I love Nian Gao alot as get to eat once a year. I love it to well coated with lots of coconut.
Golden Sesame Ball with Red Bean paste
For the first time I am trying Sweetened Red Bean Paste, as I mean the red bean had been blend into a very thick to make this desert out. Usually I eat this in watery base filled with Red Bean chunks.
This is the Sous Chef Lai behind the wok that had created this great range or Perfect Dinner menu that have all what a Reunion dinner needs. In this menu many chinese believe in every dinner must have Prawns, Fish, Chicken, dried oyster and nian gao. All have their own meaning in a Chinese New Year Dinner.
I certainly would recommend for their CNY Chinese Menu if you wanted to go for reunion dinner at this hotel. Great food ~
We were also given cup cakes with Dragon Icon and gold. The cake is moist and nice!
If you do not like their Chinese NEw Year menu you can opt for their buffet that have a good range too.
Reunion Buffet Dinner
*50% discount for children between the ages of 4 to 12 and senior citizens of 55 years old and above
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