CNY 2022: Auspicious dining deals in KL for a festive dinner

Usher in the Year of the Tiger and reconnect with loved ones at these restaurants.

Mandarin Oriental's Lai Po Heen's offers an elevated dining experience that will please your family, friends and business associates (Photo: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur)

Treat your family to a sumptuous dining experience at these restaurants, which offer specially curated meals brimming with propitious flavours that will make this year's reunion dinner a memorable one. 


Xin Cuisine Restaurant
Indulge in Concorde Hotel’s delectable Prosperity Poon Choy. Literally translated as “basin vegetables”, the exquisitely assembled layers in the dish consist of the freshest ingredients like pork knuckle, abalone, dried scallops, dried oysters, sea cucumber, fish maw, tiger prawns, roast duck and beancurd gluten. The pot is priced at RM628 nett and can feed eight. For an upgrade, guests can opt for the set at RM788 nett, which consists of one pot of poon choy, jellyfish yee sang, waxed meat rice and “Fook” nian gao for eight pax.

Xin Cuisine Restaurant @ Concorde Hotel, 2, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL. Until Feb 15. Mon-Fri, 11am-2.30pm, 6.30-9.30pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-2.30pm, 6.30-9.30pm. To reserve, call 03 2144 2200.


Colonial Café
The Majestic Hotel’s Colonial Sampler is sure to provide a memorable reunion meal for you and your family. Usher in the Lunar New Year with a toss for good fortune and tickle your taste buds with a line-up of colonial classics, comprising prawn cocktail, Hainanese chicken chop, baked honey-glazed cod and a flavourful dessert to round off the repast, at RM180++ per person. If you think there might be insufficient fare to feed the whole clan, opt for the all-you-can-eat buffet at Contango, which features authentic and traditional flavours, with the lunch spread priced at RM118++ per person and the dinner selection at RM148++ each.

Colonial Café @ The Majestic Hotel, 5, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Tasik Perdana, KL. Until Feb 15. Daily, noon-2.30pm, 6-8pm, 8.15-10pm. To reserve, call 03 2785 8000.


Lai Po Heen
Once again, Lai Po Heen is here to gratify our Chinese New Year cravings. Priced at RM888 per person, its set menu begins with a butterfish, followed by salmon, tuna and chuka hotate — also known as seasoned scallop wings — on a platter. There is also yee sang and an array of enticing dishes such as the signature double-boiled tonic soup and braised five-head South African abalone, as well as an oven-baked Australian baby lobster served with butter and parmesan cheese crust followed by double-boiled bird’s nest for a luxuriously sweet finish.

Lai Po Heen @ Mandarin Oriental, KL City Centre. Until Feb 15. Mon-Fri, noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. Sat-Sun, 10.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. To reserve, call 03 2380 8888.


The Fat Fish 
Specialising in fresh seafood, The Fat Fish is definitely a restaurant you can count on to provide you and your loved ones with a superior quality yee sang. The dish’s fresh salmon is displayed as a pink rose in the centre of an assortment of crisp and vibrantly coloured vegetables, and is served on a round platter to represent unity. Servings come in two sizes — the small one at RM98 is good for four to five pax, and the large one at RM148 is suitable for six to 10 pax. Customers also have the option to add snow pear at RM10 each or mini Chilean abalones at RM8 per piece to enhance the experience.

GF-06, Lot 6, 163 Retail Park, 8, Jalan Kiara. Until Feb 20. Daily, 11am-10pm. To order, call 013 261 3777.


Shang Palace

Feast on the Rich Fortune 8-Course Set Menu for this year’s family reunion dinner at Shangri-La Hotel’s Shang Palace. Priced at RM298 nett per person with a minimum of four people, the set starts off with a smoked salmon yee sang, followed by a scrumptious line-up of festive dishes including double-boiled mini abalone and chicken soup, stewed “Long Fu Pan” fillet and braised sun-dried oysters. For dessert, look forward to black sesame dumpling and peach gum in ginger soup. Shang Palace also offers a vegetarian menu, priced at RM228 nett per person for a minimum of two persons. 

Shang Palace @ Shangri-La Hotel . 11, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL Until Feb 15. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-8pm; Sunday, 10.30am-2.30pm, 6-8pm. For reservations, call 03 2074 3900.


This article first appeared on Jan 17, 2022 in The Edge Malaysia.


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