Saturday, January 12, 2013

Lunar New Year @ Li Yen, Ritz-Carlton & Shanghai, JW Marriott

With the Lunar New Year dawning in four weeks, it's time for folks to figure out where to hold their 'yee sang' dinners; customers willing to splurge can consider two ever-reliable YTL hotel outlets _ The Ritz-Carlton's Li Yen & JW Marriott's Shanghai.

Thanks to both hotels for hosting this sampling of selections from their New Year menus, starting with Li Yen, whose stately elegance is irrefutable.

Proving that 'yee sang' can be savored without even a sliver of salmon, Li Yen serves a vegetarian rendition that's made refreshing with papaya, pomelo & more.

Our first for 2013 & hopefully not our last! Clean, exuberant flavors for this one.

Another relatively healthy-tasting treat: Bouillon-simmered chicken, smooth & fleshy.

Want crab roe without having to scrape through crustacean shells? Li Yen aims to please, providing this remarkably rich platter of braised broccoli topped with so much sumptuous roe.

Next up, Shanghai, one of Bukit Bintang's most popular Chinese establishments.
Earlier entry on Shanghai: Sept. 18, 2009.

Steamed soup dumplings, perpetually a treat here.

How would you like your 'nian gao' rice cakes? Savory with minced pork & preserved veggies ...

... or the more familiar version, sticky-sweet with sesame seeds? Glutinous glee, both ways.

Li Yen & Shanghai serve an A to Z of Chinese tea, perfect to pair with the food.

Li Yen @ The Ritz-Carlton, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2782-9033
Shanghai @ JW Marriott, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2715-9000
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20 comments:

  1. braised broccoli topped with lotsa crab roe!! so orangy and tempting. @_@

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    1. Melissa: yeah, i haven't seen this recipe before, but now i've fallen in love with it! :D

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    1. Wong: good dinners for families!

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  3. The abundance of crab roe is so enticing!

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    1. Baby sumo: oh yeah, i think that dish was the highlight! :D

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  4. Healthy broccoli and not so healthy crab roe neutralise each other, so it's safe to eat that without worry about cholesterol. lol. :P

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    1. CK: heheh, i hope that if i see a doctor, he/she will agree with you! :D

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  5. Both restaurants offers pretty different fare from the usual, and of cos with prices to match. i had different dishes from yours Sean. And hahah I saw your pic on someone's instagram, tossing yee sang :P

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    1. TNG: oooh, i got unknowingly instagrammed, heheh. but ya, there are quite a number of dishes on the set menus here that look worth investigating further, heheh :D

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  6. Looks all right. Don't see any sharks' fins! Double thumbs up!!!

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    1. Suituapui: you're right, no shark fins for this meal, fortunately!

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  7. I love vegetarian Yee Sang .... :)

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    1. “追食富迪”: enjoyable recipe! :D

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  8. headed here for dinner.. yay!

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    1. Ciki: forecasting a fabulous dinner here! =)

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  9. looks great for an CNY dinner set ~ =D

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    1. Mr Lonely: ya, hope you're looking forward to CNY =)

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  10. Savoury nian gao is something interesting....

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, i'm more accustomed to it being prepared for dessert =)

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