Everyone is now at the stage of busy attending “Sou Gong” lunch or dinner and also planning where to go and what to do during CNY as it’s just a few days away!
Are you one of them in planning where to go and what to do during the first few days of CNY? Those that stayed back in the city will usually find that the city roads are quieter, no traffic jam!! I usually love to head down town to the “Golden Triangle” for sight seeing and window shopping. Off course, not only sight seeing and shopping, we also want to find a place where we can fill our tummy with good food!
Head over to Starhill Gallery – Luk Yu Tea House. Love the ambience here and it’s definitely the place to be during CNY with your family for that traditional feel.
Dining chinese, you can’t miss ordering a pot of tea to ease digestion and cleansing. Order a pot of flower tea and get the kids to watch in awe as flowers slowly blossoms up. I enjoy it myself too. Quite a fascination I would say
Lily Jasmine Tea
Start off with some dim sums. Luk Yu Tea House is famed for it’s dim sum and I must say I love it! Not stingy on their fillings, you get satisfaction out of each bite.
Steamed Scallop Dumpling
Steamed Chicken and Prawn Dumpling “Siew Mai”
Steamed Crystal Prawn Dumpling “Har Kau”
Wok-Fried Radish Cake with Egg and Bean Sprout
Deep-Fried Yam Puff with Chicken and Mushroom
Here’s some of my favourite orders whenever I’m having dim sum
Now for a twist, during CNY Luk Yu Tea House have prepared some CNY specialty dishes. One can opt to have any one of these. I tell you my favourite at the end of the post
Aromatic Roasted Crispy Pigeon served with Crackers
An entire roasted crispy pigeon in front of me! Whoa…. I love having pigeon and it’s quite hard to find a good place that serve this.
Marinated with garlic and two types of chinese wine namely the siu heng wine and rose wine. Now commonly dishes uses siu heng wine to enhance the flavour. For me it’s quite seldom i hear about rose wine and when i took a piece of the crispy pigeon, the rose aroma could be smelled and the tender meat infused with both wine is really a dish that you should try. I kid you not, I smelled roses <3
Chinese Beancurd with Assorted Mushroom in Superior Soup
First glance, it looked like a blossoming flower in the middle of the bowl of soup. Chinese loves their soup and once cannot miss not having it. The mushroom that comes with it lends it a distinctive character and flavour.
Braised Dried Oyster and Chinese Mushroom served with Broccoli
Oyster is quite a significant dish that you see during CNY for it meant to bring “good news”. Personally I prefer fresh oyster over dried ones but hey I love the sauce and the other complements that come with this dish.
Seafood Treasure stuff in Beancurd Skin served with Seasonal Vegetables
Akin to money bag, you find a lot of seafood goodies contained in this stuffed Beancurd Skin. I found my treasure of prawn, scallop, shimeiji mushroom amongst other. Find yours and tell me what’s your treasure :p
Stir-Fried Tiger Prawn with Lemongrass & Curry Leaf served on a bed Lady Fingers and Eggplant
Aahhh….after seeing the above, for those who like some kicks in their dishes, would be delighted to know that Luk Yu Tea House served this dish as well. Spicy and frangrant, this is best to have with a bowl of hot steaming rice but I can always just have my prawns on its own.
Luk Yu Tea House Chinese New Year Special Menu
While dining in Luk Yu Tea House, try to spot Chef Loong, he’s the man behind the menu.
Luk Yu Tea House
181, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
(T) 603 – 2782 3850