Refreshing, wholesome and pleasing. That was my first impression of St Regis Kuala Lumpur’s Prosperity Yee Sang, which was in all probability one of many memorable ones.
Not like different yee sang, which is often drenched in thick candy and bitter plum sauce, the sauce used right here was gentle, which emphasised the freshness of the substances and made a really perfect appetiser for the Chinese language New 12 months set menu.
It was made with a base of finely julienned contemporary fruit and veggies accompanied with assorted nuts, seeds and sauce.
The yee sang recipe was handed down from technology to technology in lodge proprietor Puan Sri Sharon Chua’s household.
Chua’s intention in creating such a dish was to entice her kids to eat greens whereas the key to the particular Prosperity Yee Sang was an undisclosed closing ingredient.
“We persist with the recipe and there’s no added sugar within the sauce, ” stated lodge Chinese language chef de delicacies Cheong Boon Fei.
Visitors can have a collection of salmon and jellyfish or abalone and soft-shell crab in addition to a vegetarian model for his or her yee sang.
Together with yee sang, the eight-course set menu featured a spread of healthful dishes for diners.
“A few of them are important dishes served throughout Chinese language New 12 months like nian gao and glutinous rice to have a good time a affluent 12 months forward.
“However right here at St Regis, we improve the presentation to make it extra trendy as a singular twist to the menu, ” Cheong stated.
The Braised Fowl’s Nest Soup, Crab Meat, Bamboo Pith and Egg White that adopted was palatable.
Double-boiled with hen broth for six to eight hours, the inventory mixed with the freshness of the crabmeat constructed up a candy refreshing style that complemented the chicken’s nest properly.
Subsequent up was Pan-seared Radish Cake, Crispy Prawn with Seaweed Crumbs.
“The prawns are coated in a mix of clove, seaweed crumbs, biscuits, onion and spring onion to convey out the flavour, ” Cheong stated.
It was exceptionally good, particularly when dipped in a little bit of dried shrimp chilli for an additional kick.
For a change, Cheong’s handmade hen jiao zhi (dumpling) with spinach pores and skin was delectable.
Served in a pool of savoury soup, the dumpling pores and skin was the best thickness and the hen fillings flavourful.
In the meantime, the Instagrammable Braised Abalone, Lotus Root, Fatt Choy, Dried Oyster and Broccoli had one of the best presentation of all of the dishes.
It had a slice of carrot carved within the Chinese language character fook, that represents luck whereas the abalone sauce was appetising.
The Cantonese-style Glutinous Rice in Lotus Leaf topped with shredded egg and spring onion was additionally a delight.
To wrap up the meal, the deep-fried nian gao with yam and candy potato was a splendid dessert to go along with the clear lemongrass tea, peach gum and goji berries.
The sweetness of the nian gao harmonised completely with the refreshing cup of tea that additionally gave a candy lingering aftertaste.
The Chinese language New 12 months set menus will probably be obtainable till Feb 7 by reservation with a minimal of 4 company.
It’s priced at RM468+ per individual with an Abalone and Crispy Tender-Shell Crab Yee Sang, RM398+ per individual with a Salmon and Jelly Fish Yee Sang and RM368+ per individual with a Vegetarian Yee Sang.
Its Prosperity Vegetarian and Nuts Yee Sang is priced at RM106+ (M) and RM196+ (L), Prosperity Salmon and Jelly Fish Yee Sang at RM136+ (M) and RM263 (L) in addition to Abalone and Crispy Tender-Shell Crab Yee Sang RM238+ (M) and RM468 (L).
In the meantime, Chinese language New 12 months Sunday Brunch will probably be obtainable on Jan 26 and Feb 2.
It’s priced at RM280+ per individual or RM455+ per individual with free-flowing glowing wine, pink and white wine and cocktails.
St Regis Kuala Lumpur has additionally opened its first “Home of Fortune” the place company can pre-order selfmade cookies, desserts and conventional nian gao for takeaway.
Government pastry chef Gael Moutet additionally curated a set of signature desserts and pastries for festive gift-giving just like the “Good Fortune Pink Bowl” and the “Firecracker”.
THE BRASSERIE, St Regis Kuala Lumpur, No 6, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2727 6666/96) Enterprise hours: 6.30am to 11pm, day by day.
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