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Taste of festive warmth in poon choy

POON choy, typically referred to as “treasure pot” or “huge bowl feast”, is a standard one-pot dish that requires teamwork to arrange and prepare dinner.

In line with Shang Palace govt Chinese language chef John Chu, the dish that’s loved communal type can also be tedious to prepare dinner because of the many components concerned.

“The poon choy usually contains three layers — greens on the backside, meat within the center and seafood on prime.

“Every ingredient is both stewed, braised, fried or cooked in a specific technique.

“They’re ready individually then assembled collectively in a pot, ” he stated, including that the restaurant’s model was topped with abalone sauce.

Platinum Smoked Salmon Fish Yee Sang.Platinum Smoked Salmon Fish Yee Sang.

Chu stated that what made Shang Palace’s poon choy completely different this time have been the elements that have been of upper high quality and served in a ceramic pot (as a substitute of clay) to higher preserve the dish heat.

The Premium Abalone Poon Choy options 10-head abalone, sea cucumber, Japanese dried scallops, goose net, king prawn, roasted duck, steamed hen, sea moss fishball, dried oysters, dried fish maw, beancurd stick, sea moss, child cabbage, mushrooms, white radish and yam.

It’s priced at RM1,988 nett for 10 individuals. Advance reservations are required.

Shang Palace at Shangri-La Lodge, Kuala Lumpur will probably be presenting 4 set menus for diners to welcome the Yr of the Metallic Rat.

The Nice Prosperity set menu is priced at RM238 nett per individual.

The eight-course menu is for a minimal order of 4 individuals.

Stewed Omega Wealthy Grouper Fish with Spicy Black Bean and Onion Sauce.Stewed Omega Rich Grouper Fish with Spicy Black Bean and Onion Sauce.

These eating in a gaggle of six individuals or extra can select from three menus, every providing 9 programs.

The Wealthy Fortune set menu is priced at RM288 nett per individual, the Glad Reunion set menu at RM398 nett per individual and Wealth Treasures set menu at RM488 nett per individual.

“We’re sticking to custom by serving conventional Cantonese delicacies for Chinese language New Yr, ” stated Chu.

“Auspicious dishes that includes prawns (symbolising happiness), fish (denoting abundance and improve in prosperity) and nian gao (glutinous rice cake symbolising rise in success) are included within the festive menus.”

The chef stated he was completely happy to be again in Malaysia after his most up-to-date abroad stint within the Bahamas, because it allowed him to showcase his creativity and expertise in Cantonese delicacies and since Malaysian diners have been higher capable of recognize the dishes.

Along with poon choy, Chu introduced a choice of dishes from the Wealthy Fortune set menu, which he stated was the preferred, throughout a preview of Shang Palace’s festive choices.

The menu included Braised Sea Treasure Soup with Recent Scallop, that includes dried and contemporary scallops, crab meat and fish maw.

This was adopted by the Mixture of Crispy Rooster Full of Water Chestnut and Almond Flake and Crispy Rooster Roll with Salted Egg, in addition to Stewed Omega-Wealthy Grouper Fish with Spicy Black Bean and Onion Sauce.

The Steamed Rice with Assorted Meat and Chestnut wrapped in Lotus Leaf got here properly packaged in particular person parts and was flavourful till the final chunk.

For candy endings, all of the set menus end with Assiette of Chinese language Pastries and Sweetened Ginger Soup with Glutinous Black Sesame Dumpling and Pink Date.

The Chinese language pastries comprise the festive must-have of Steamed Ninko (Nian Gao) with Shredded Coconut and delicate Baked Peony Lotus Seed Paste and Sugar Sand, that are crafted by the restaurant’s dim sum chef.

In the meantime, Shang Palace’s yee sang menu provides 5 choices, specifically Korean Snow Pear, Crispy Fish Pores and skin and Jellyfish, Smoked Salmon, Sliced Abalone with Caviar in addition to Tempura Mushy Shell Crab and Shimeji Mushroom.

Costs vary from RM99 nett for a small portion to RM498 nett for a big portion.

Shang Palace’s Chinese language New Yr menu is out there till Feb 8.

SHANG PALACE, Stage One, Shangri-La Lodge, Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2074 3900 ext 3904). Enterprise hours: Lunch, noon-2.30pm (Monday-Saturday), 10.30am-2.30pm (Sunday and public holidays); dinner, 6.30pm-10.30pm (Monday-Sunday). Pork-free.

That is the author’s statement and never an endorsement by StarMetro.

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