Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur: CNY Prosperity Set Menus

Throughout every Chinese New Year season, thousands of merrymakers throng Xin Cuisine at Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, raising their chopsticks at this stalwart of the city's Chinese dining scene for reliable celebratory meals.

By now, Xin Cuisine is probably nearly fully booked for key dates like Chinese New Year Eve, though it's worth noting that for late bookings, the hotel has opened up a second banquet hall to accommodate revellers.

With the theme of Tossing Up Good Fortune, we sampled a few temptations from their multiple set menus, starting off with yee sang of course, available in variations that span the essentials like Norwegian Salmon, Soft-shell Crab, Jellyfish, Baby Octopus and Snow Pear. This year, customers can even mix and match these components, so your yee sang could include, say, both the salmon and the soft-shell crab.

There's certainly something for everyone here, with various set menus that offer different dishes for customers seeking more options and possibilities; the sets are priced at RM1,388, RM1,688 and RM2,188 nett - ideal for groups of families and friends making plans for get-togethers and sau gong sessions.

Helmed by skilled and experienced chefs, the kitchen whips up can't-fail favourites from doubled-boiled chicken soup with dried scallops and herbs to braised dried oysters with fatt choy, mushrooms and fish maw, to stewed Chinese sausages with two varieties of rice instead of merely one.

Chilled peach resin with white fungus and red dates makes for a refreshing conclusion, but it's well worth also saving space for lusciously executed nian gao specials like fresh shredded coconut nian gao, sesame rice balls with nian gao and peanut nian gao.

This is, naturally, only the tip of the iceberg, with everything from crispy suckling pig with glutinous rice to steamed freshwater prawns with shredded ginger, crispy roasted duck with herbs to steamed loong fu garoupa with fresh black fungus and beancurd sheets also on the menus.

Thanks to Xin Cuisine for having us.

Xin Cuisine
Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. 
Tel: 03-2144-8750 (direct line for Xin Cuisine)

7 comments:

  1. Oh, my eyes are fixated on that lovely glistening lap mei fan! ^o^

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    1. Contact.ewew: i'm a lap mei fan addict during CNY! :D

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  2. Oh yes, it's that time of the year again! Lap mei fan and broccoli for me please :)

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    1. Phong Hong: we can all share a big serving of lap mei fan! :D

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  3. I like the idea of coating the Nian Gao with crushed peanuts, maybe I can duplicte it at home :)

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    1. Choi Yen: looking forward to seeing your recipe soon! :)

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