Auspicious Chinese New Year Sets at Ming Palace, Corus Hotel KL

Have you started your “lou sang” yet?  I have and am counting that I’ve “lou-ed sang” for 4 times already!! One of it is at Ming Palace Restaurant in Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur.  The last time I stepped into this place was 2 or 3 years ago!!  How time flies…..

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Ming Palace this year is offering their 5 Prosperity “Lou Sang” promotion.  What I had was the Salmon Fish Yee Sang with Dragon Fruits and Pine Seed.

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Do you love salmon? I love it and look at those many slices.  Don’t have to fight for a piece. Each one would have their fair share :D

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Chinese always loves a good bowl of soup and thus each person had this Doubled Boiled Cordycep Chicken Soup with Fish Maw and Dried Scallop.  Nourishment to the body.

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Each Chinese New Year, my freezer is sure to stock up on fishes as we like the saying “Nian Nian You Yu 年年有余” which means Abundance through the Year thus how can one not have fish during the New Year.

Steamed Silver Pomfret Fish with Supreme Soy Sauce is served and I love the texture of this fish.  It’s good just pairing it with supreme soy sauce. You do not need to have this fish in other style.

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Next is the Stir Fired Sea Prawn in Honey Dew Boat.  Love prawns? Love fruits? This is a good combination for your have succulent prawns and honey dew in a platter.

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Another auspicious dish to have during Chinese New Year is Braised Top Shell, Sea Cucumber with Dried Oysters and Fatt Choy. This dish alone speaks of many good sayings combined with delicacies. It sends across a message for abundance of good luck and wealth to come your way.

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Instead of the usual steam, we had the Stewed Chicken with Chinese Herbs.  Needless to say, once open the aroma of chinese herbs filled the room.  Yummy and could not wait to tuck into this.  The chicken is stewed till tender and beautifully soaked up the sauce that was stewed together with mushrooms and “fatt choy”.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA To end our meal, we had the Fried Rice with Waxed Duck and Liver Sausage in Lotus Leaves.  Usually we have this waxed duck and liver sausage rice wrapped in lotus leaves during Chinese New Year vs the usual fried rice.  Lotus leaves add the aroma to the rice which is already fragrant by the waxed duck and liver sausage.

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Although we will be welcoming the Goat Year, understandably it’s hard to shape a goat :P but this Rabbit Bun is super cute. Caden has two of it, could not resist the cuteness!

The lotus filled bun is paired with Fried Ninko. I love ninko and will get to have this during Chinese New Year. Other days and months, its pretty difficult to find a place selling this.  Crispy on the outside, gooey warm in the inside. Perfect!

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The other ending that I enjoyed was the Ginger Tea with Glutinous Rice Dumpling.  I must say the tea is really spicy. So it you’re not a fan of ginger, you may not go well with this. I love ginger and finished up my bowl of ginger tea. The warmth can be felt from the throat down to my tummy! Ginger is known to expel wind so yeah this is good stuff.

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The Glutinous Rice Dumpling is filled with Black Sesame.

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After our meal, we met the Executive Chinese Chef, Chef Ng Chee Wah who leads his culinary team to prepare the scrumptious Chinese New Year set menus.

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If you’re still planning, try out Ming Palace Chinese Restaurant at Corus Hotel KL. You get the nostalgic feel of a Chinese Restaurant when you step in.  Those who prefer private dining, there’s private room available.

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Ming Palace Chinese Restaurant
Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
(T) 603 2161 8888
www.corushotelkl.com

Chinese New Year 2015 Promotion @ Ee Chinese Cuisine, Eastin Hotel PJ

Chinese New Year is just around the corner! Have you got your stuff prepared and arranged for reunion or gathering “makan-makan”?

This year I had a chance to savour Ee Chinese Cuisine’s Good Fortune Chinese New Year offering at Eastin Hotel.  Ee Chinese Cuisine never fail to impress me each time I dine there.  Let’s check out what are some of the goodies in store as we prepare to usher in the Year of the Sheep :D

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Salmon with Rice Crackers Yee Sang

Never start a meal during Chinese New Year without some tossing. The higher you toss, the more good luck, prosperity, health and all things auspicious will come your way this new year.

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Thickly cut salmon slices

I like my Yee Sang with salmon and Ee Chinese Cuisine prepared this first to feast the eyes before my it goes to my tummy. Check out how beautifully and thick those slices are presented in flowers.

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All ready to be tossed ~ Salmon with Rice Crackers Yee Sang

The Salmon with Rice Crackers Yee Sang is a good start. Love the crunchy bits of the rice crackers.

Next, have a bowl of hearty and nutritious soup. The many times I dine in Ee Chinese Cuisine, this is the item that I always look forward too.  Ee Chinese Cuisine really double boils up a really good bowl. Each spoonful that I had I know that I’m getting the nourishment of the ingredients put in.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADouble Boiled Sun Dried Seafood Soup with Pigeon

This time I had Double Boiled Sun Dried Seafood Soup with Pigeon.  So where’s the pigeon?!  It’s actually the soft round thing that you see floating on top of the soup.  I overheard from the Chef that the pigeon meat was blended and went thru a process and out came this in front of me. All soft and good!

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Teasures in the bowl of Double Boiled Sun Dried Seafood Soup with Pigeon

As I dig further into the soup, these are the treasures that I found.  Look how nourished I am with just this bowl of soup!

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Oven Baked Live Oyster with Cheese

Aaahhh my favourite!! <3 <3  in baked version.  When it was presented in front of me, the whip of the cheese aroma was breathtaking. Can’t wait to tuck into it but need to be careful not to burn my tongue.

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Poached Capon Traditional Style

Capon, commonly known as rooster which has been castrated to improve the quality of flesh is serve the traditional style.  I always find chicken served in traditional steamed style never fails especially when paired with minced ginger. However in Ee Chinese Cuisine, it also comes with a plate of chili (the green plate).  Be warned that you will surely request for additional platter of that chili which has “oomph”. Paired it with capon meat and I’m sure you will go for another piece after another.

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Baked Cod Fish with Egg Caviar

Another love of mine, Cod Fish.  This is the baked caramelised version. Very fragrant with sweet tender flesh.  I find it unique to be paired with egg caviar.

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Braised Cabbage with Eight Treasures

A lot of us went “oohhh aahhh” with the almost perfect shape of this Braised Cabbage with Eight Treasures. Some went guessing how it was layered and made etc…  For me, I’m interested to find out what’s inside ~ the treasures! :p

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Treasures Revealed!

The treasures I found ~ oyster, salted egg, scallop, mushroom, prawn, sea cucumber, chestnut.  Err.. how come its 7? I think I swallowed one treasure and forgot to note it down.  It was too yummy to count and remember when its tempting me to taste it.  The cabbage soaked up the sauce beautifully.

Now while we “ooohh and ahhh” over the Braised Cabbage with Eight Treasures, the next dish really took up my surprise and when laid down on the table, our “ooohhhh and aaahhh” went two notches up to “wwwaaahhhhhwwwaaahhhhhh”! hahahaha…….

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Fried Rice with Seafood and Rice Crackers

Now you tell me, would you go “wwwaaahhhhhwwwaaahhhhhh” when you see such a pretty thing. It’s just too pretty to break it apart right?

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Spot the jewels @.@

Fried Rice with Seafood and Rice Crackers. It is practically covered with caviar!! For a caviar lover like me, I’ll go crazy looking at it!!  After having enough of “wwaahh” and capturing different angle of it, we finally gave in for it to be mixed and for us to taste it.

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Needless to say, it was a fantastic fried rice! Each bite tantalises you with different texture.  You have the popping caviar, crackling rice crackers and of course the fried rice itself.  Each bite also comes with cubed seafood.  Really a spoonful of treasures in the fried rice.  I don’t usually go for 2nd round of rice towards the end of my meal, but this one you really can’t resist.

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Double Boiled White Fungus, Gingko and Hasma

Now to end my wonderful dinner, I got to nourish myself with Double Boiled White Fungus, Gingko and Hasma.  Need to keep looking young so this is a very welcome item for me :P

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Sweet Duet consists of Durian Puff and NianKo Pastry

Nianko Pastry is quite common during Chinese New Year and Ee Chinese Cuisine paired this with Durian Puff.

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At the end, I had a very fulfilling dinner and again I’m impressed with Ee Chinese Cuisine’s offering.

Better to make your reservation early to avoid disappointment! Price ranges from RM538++ per table of 4 pax, RM988++ per table of 6 pax. For table for 10 pax, the prices range from RM1,388++ to RM4,688++.

Ee Chinese Cuisine
13 Jalan 16/11
Pusat Dagang Seksyen 16
46350 Petaling Jaya
(T) 603 – 7665 1111
http://www.eastin.com.my

Thai Camp PJ

You may already know from my various post on Thai cuisine that I’m one for Thai food anytime!  This time, my friends brought me to a place that I seldom venture too – Thai Camp PJ in Taman Paramount :D

Don’t let the name deceive you that it’s a camp detention or what not for it is NOT the case at all!! The boss is really friendly and I must say that the food is authentic for his partner is a Thai national and each dish is cooked passionately to retain the authentic Thai flavour.

Iced Lemon Grass & Iced Pandan

Drinks are refreshing and especially love the Iced Lemon Grass drink. A real thirst quencher and best of all, you get the taste of Lemon Grass. Not the usual really diluted type.

Now let’s get on to the real deal. We started off with some appetizers and then move on to the mains.

Thai Fish Cake

Thai Fish Cake a common dish to have while having Thai. I find this a bit common but the next one had me excited!

Grill Pork Sausages

Grill Pork Sausages is something new to me and I find this great as a snack by itself. It’s bursting with flavours!

Grill Pork Belly

More meat, this is their Grill Pork Belly. If you like more texture, go for this. I assure you won’t regret it.

Seafood Salad

Thai without their salad does not complete the meal.  We had their Seafood Salad and it was just yums! Love the freshness of the seafood and the soury spicy taste of it. Really works up my appetite.

Omelette with minced chicken or pork

If you have kids with you and can’t take anything spicy, there’s non-spicy as well.  Like my kiddos who can survive on eggs alone, the Omelette with minced chicken or pork suits them fine.

White Tom Yum Chicken

Having said that Thai fare would not be complete without their salad, how can we miss out on Tom Yam right?  My first time having White Tom Yum Chicken.  It’s creamy and good but my preference would still be the Seafood Tom Yum Kung.

Seafood Tom Yum

Seafood Tom Yum came right with the flavours. Tantalises one’s tastebud with the freshness of the seafood. Just look how big the prawns is. I can have just this alone with my white rice.

Northern Thai Curry

If I’m not mistaken, the above is Northern Thai Curry.  I’m really amazed for the varieties Thai Camp PJ has for I always tend to order the same old stuff when I dine Thai hehehe… This Northern Thai Curry really “opens” up my eyes to the varieties there is in terms of Thai food.

The taste came across similar to our Chinese Pork Leg Vinegar. How could that be right but seriously I really think that the taste is pretty similar.  Why not you give it a try and then share with me your thoughts. This is one of the recommended dish if you ask me. Really good!!

Thai Steam Fish

Fish lovers would not be left out.  We savoured the steam and fried style. Both equally good but one thing though, it would be good if the steam fish is presented with a heater at the bottom to keep it hot.

That aside, I just love the flavours.  Again I’m mentioning this for each dish that was on the table is full of flavours. This just proves that Thai Camp PJ did not skimp on the ingredients! Kudos!! :D

Deep Fried Fish with Mango Salad

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ThaiCamp Fish

You can see that the fish is almost covered by peanuts, mangoes, onions etc etc.. Each bite is beautiful.

Now on to two more dishes that we had. Both are really unique to me.

Stir Fried Chicken or Pork with Spicy Holy Basil Sauce

If you love basil leafs, then you would love this plus the spicy sauce that comes with it.

Crispy Preserved Egg with Phad Kra Prao

Really unique dish that serves with crispy preserved egg.  I love the eggs!

While we finished off our dinner, the owner informed us that they are open for supper as well. How cool is that! :D The supper hours are from 10pm to 1am.  What’s available for supper?

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Toast with Butter Milk

Does this brings back childhood memories to you?  It does to me <3

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Toast with Tom Yum Mix with Chicken Floss

Toasties! Yes Thai Camp PJ serves Toast that comes with a few option for spread. We took the chance to try out 2 types for it’s already 10.30pm and we are still there :P  I would go for the Tom Yum Mix with Chicken Floss. Really good!

Besides Toast, Thai Camp PJ also serves the Grill Pork Sausages and Fried Tom Yum Chicken Wings.

Now here’s a good place to chill for supper instead of the usual mamak stalls.

Thai Camp PJ
No. 37 Jalan 20/7
Taman Paramount
Petaling Jaya
(T) 6 012 345 1768
Facebook : fb.com\ThaiCampPJ