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Showing posts with label Chinese Fine Dining. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chinese Fine Dining. Show all posts

Friday, 8 June 2018

Thermomix® Malaysia Launches New Cook Book @Ruyi & Lyn Bangsar Shopping Centre

Thermomix® TM5 Do It All Kitchen Appliance

Thermomix® is a multi-functional do-it-all kitchen appliance that’s hugely popular throughout the world for more than half a century.

Thermomix® TM5

Its' huge popularity boils down to the ease of use and its simplicity of the Thermomix® to cook a wholesome meal for the family. Millions of user can vouch for its' straightforward step in cooking even complex dishes.

Thermomix® TM5 Accessories

To up a notch, from today, cooking popular Asian food and snacks with Thermomix® is made even easier with the launch of the first ever Asian family cookbook with its title Thermomix® Easy Meals For The Family was developed with author Ms Theresa Lee. 

Thermomix® Easy Meals For The Family Cookbook

One of the main features of this cookbook is that it provides a step-by-step guide cooking to prepare and serves delicious meals quickly and effortlessly; saving you time and hassle to cook a meal.

Hakka Char Yoke Recipe By Thermomix TM5

From the cookbook, one of the recipes which were "Hakka Char Yoke" caught my eyes and I was surprised that it can be cooked using Thermomix® with such a simple step.

Thermomix® Easy Meals For The Family Cookbook

The Thermomix® Easy Meals For The Family cookbook was launched on 1st June 2018 at Ruyi & Lyn Bangsar Shopping Centre with Executive Chef James Ho famed for creative Chinese cuisine.
which is an avid user of Thermomix® appliances.

Thermomix® Easy Meals For The Family Cookbook

At the launching, guests were served dishes which is cooked using Thermomix® appliance to showcase its versatility.

Hainanese Chicken Rice Sushi, Teriyaki Chicken Sushi and Ruyi & Lyn most popular Nasi Lemak Sushi Thermomix® Easy Meals For The Family Cookbook

The first dish is the collection of sushi dish which has the Hainanese Chicken Rice Sushi, Teriyaki Chicken Rice Ball and Ruyi & Lyn most popular Nasi Lemak Sushi.

Tofu Flower Soup Thermomix® Easy Meals For The Family Cookbook

Moving on, we were served a peppery tasting Tofu Flower Soup. The fine art of cutting the soft silky Taufoo is indeed much touted and impresses the diners.

Fried Chicken Coated With Prawn Paste and Roasted Almond Thermomix® Easy Meals For The Family Cookbook

The next dish is a sharing platter of Fried Chicken Coated With Prawn Paste and Roasted Almond.

Deep Fried Prawns  Dipped In Wasabi Sauce Thermomix® Easy Meals For The Family Cookbook

Next is Deep Fried Prawns  Dipped In Wasabi Sauce.

Grouper Wallet served with Homemade Noodles Thermomix® Easy Meals For The Family Cookbook

And the last mains is the Grouper Wallet served with Homemade Noodles.

Green Tea Lava Cake Served With Lime Ice Popsicles Thermomix® Easy Meals For The Family Cookbook

For desserts, we had the  Green Tea Lava Cake Served With Lime Ice Popsicles.

Theresa Lee Thermomix® Easy Meals For The Family Cookbook

I was also surprised that at the end of the event, Ms Theresa Lee has on a previous night specially cook without any preservatives; a peanut butter spread using Thermomix® to cook it. I am really impressed by the fine texture and taste of the spread.

Thermomix® Easy Meals For The Family Cookbook

For those who are interested to know more about Thermomix®, please visit
Thermomix® Malaysia Facebook Page

Theresa Lee Thermomix® Easy Meals For The Family Cookbook

For those that are keen for an exclusive cooking experience with Theresa Lee to learn the dishes from the Thermomix®Easy Meals For the Family cookbook worth RM200, please fill up this form by using the Promo Code BESTTM at this link  http://bit.ly/2kVwo7W

Monday, 21 May 2018

Modern Cantonese Cuisine New Menu at Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Marriott Putrajaya Hotel

Modern Cantonese Cuisine - A Healthy Fusion Twist New Menu at Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Putrajaya Marriott Hotel 

Modern Cantonese Cuisine New Menu at Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Marriott Putrajaya Hotel Chef Dixon Lau

Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant at Marriott Putrajaya Hotel famed for its fine Cantonese Cuisine has recently undergone a revamp of the restaurant. With the new renovation; it offers diners with a more luxurious dining ambience.

With the new appointment of Chef Dixon Lau as the new Executive Chinese Chef; he has crafted out a number of modern Cantonese dishes that has a twist to serve its discerning guest with an exquisite  Chinese Fine Dining experience. Chef Dixon has many years of experience from famous Chinese Restaurant which include Chynna Chinese Restaurant at Kuala Lumpur Hilton, Yuk So Hin Restaurant at Weil Hotel, Ipoh and more.


For him, from the many years of experience thru the tutelage of Master Chinese Chef; he has mastered the art of using natural ingredient and condiments which exudes its natural umami to enhance the flavour and taste of the dishes without the used of artificial food enhancer.

Braised Bird's Nest on Steamed Eggs White Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Marriott Putrajaya Hotel

Among his new signature dishes that are presented to us is the starter dish which is Braised Bird's Nest on Steamed Eggs White. This dish reminiscent of a Lotus Pond with the full blossom. The bird's nest is laid on top of a smooth soft steamed spinach flavoured egg white together with scraped truffle that lines the sides. The combination of the light flavour of the egg white paired with the spongy texture of the bird's nest with the truffle taste was awesome. 

Smoked Beef Cheek With Lychee Wood and Pur-Er Tea Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Marriott Putrajaya Hotel

The next dish is the Smoked Beef Cheek With Lychee Wood and Pur-Er Tea. According to Chef Dixon, there is plenty of time and effort required to prepare this simple looking dish. The Australian chilled beef cheek is first braised with a number of Chinese spices and herbs under low temperature for more than 2 hours. Then it is smoked for 1.5 hours in a mixed combination of Lychee Wood and Pur-Er tea to infused this flavour into the braised beef cheek. The end result is a melt in the mouth, succulent moist beef texture that has a strong pleasant aroma of the smokey flavour in every bite. It is bedded with baked pumpkin and topped with fried julienne carrot together with poached asparagus to add colours and texture dimension to this dish.

Baked Of Cod Fish With Organic Black Garlic Cream Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Marriott Putrajaya Hotel

This is then followed by the Baked Of Cod Fish With Organic Black Garlic Cream. Normally at the Chinese restaurant; Cod Fish is usually served by the steam cooking style which gives a nice texture to the flaky cod fish but Chef Dixon has chosen to infused a western style which is baking the Cod Fish. 

Organic Black Garlic From Japan Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Marriott Putrajaya Hotel
Black Garlic From Japan

The Cod Fish is sandwiched in a layer of black garlic cream with turkey ham and mushroom. We can taste the firm flaky moist texture of the codfish while the black garlic dressing with a sweet tangy taste was a nice finish that marries well with the natural taste of the fish.

Rice Vermicelli With River Prawn and Superior  Prawn Broth Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Marriott Putrajaya Hotel

The last dish we had; was the Rice Vermicelli With River Prawn and Superior  Prawn Broth. The process to prepare the broth is another time-consuming process (about 3 hours) to extract the full flavour of the ingredients such as prawns, carrots, bay leaf, tomatoes and more. The choice of noodles used is the silky smooth rice vermicelli which allows the broth to encapsulate the broth into every strand of the noodle. The River Prawn which has a bouncy firm texture is the testament to the freshness of the prawn; is lightly pan-fried. Needless to say, we slurp up every drop of the flavorful broth and noodles.

Carrot Puree With Edamame and Vanilla Ice-cream Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant Marriott Putrajaya Hotel

For dessert, the Chef Dixon has created a chilled dessert which is Carrot Puree With Edamame and Vanilla Ice-cream. The carrot puree is made from the blending of cooked carrot, whipping and full cream milk to provide a silky smooth texture while the Edamame is used to give the diners a crunch texture feel to the dessert & colouring while the ice-cream and chilled dragon fruit provide a cold end to this delicious desserts.


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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Chinese New Year CNY Menu 2018 | Shanghai Restaurant JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur


Usher in the Year of the Earth Dog this Lunar New Year with classic Shanghainese cuisine. The culinary symphony that is performed at the newly refreshed and renowned Shanghai restaurant at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur is led by Executive Chinese Chef Wong Wing Yuek.


And in Chef Wong, Shanghai has a man who is dedicated to serving only the best and most authentic dishes from his native city.


Shanghai is the only hotel Chinese restaurant in Kuala Lumpur that specialises in exquisite Shanghainese cuisine. Guests can enjoy more than 100 authentic dishes originated from the Northern and Southern regions of Shanghai. The restaurant serves a sumptuous selection of Shanghainese Dim Sum and dishes for lunch and dinner.


Stir up good fortune and wealth this year with Shanghai restaurant’s interesting variety of Yee Sang. The Yee Sang can be accompanied with delicacies such as abalone, jellyfish, salmon, lobster, geoduck, and even fresh fruits, for a refreshing twist on a traditional dish.


Vegetarians will not miss out on this iconic dish as they can enjoy Yee Sang made with vegetarian ham. The Yee Sang is served with a luscious homemade sauce which is Shanghai’s well-kept secret recipe.

Braised Pig trotter With Sea Moss
Braised Pig Trotter With Sea Moss


In creating an auspicious feast for family and friends to usher in good luck, prosperity, good health and joy, Shanghai has specially created three set menus this year. Starting from MYR 288.80 per person, these menus are perfect for reunions and corporate gatherings. Luxuriate your palates in specialities such as Braised Superior Fish Maw Soup with Sea Cucumber, Bird’s Nest, Mushrooms and Shredded Chicken, Steamed Cod stuffed with Chinese Ham served with Honey and Supreme Stock Paste, Stir-fried Succulent Prawns with Sweet and Sour and Mustard Pastes, Traditional Rice with Chinese Waxed Meat and Vegetable in Casserole, Steamed Bamboo Fish Shanghainese-Style with preserved vegetable, Chinese Ham and Mushrooms, Braised Spanish Pork with Pine Nuts and Vegetable and Sweetened Cordyceps Flower with Snow Fungus.

 Braised Spanish Pork with Pine Nuts
 Braised Spanish Pork with Pine Nuts


Available on the Chef’s Specialities a la carte menu is unique and delectable creations to be savoured - Steamed Chicken with Chinese Herbs, Wolfberries and Red Dates, Shanghainese Family Hot Pot with Assorted Dried Seafood, Braised Wild Mediterranean Red Prawn in Brown Sauce, Braised Abalone with Superior Fish Maw, Dried Scallop and Mushroom in Casserole, Deep-Fried Bean Curd stuffed with French Goose Liver and Truffle Paste, Steamed Siew Mai with Abalone and Deep-fried Crispy Glutinous Rice Cake with Yam.


Shanghai’s selection of Yee Sang is now available for your enjoyment. The specially curated Lunar New Year set and a la carte menus are available for lunch and dinner from 1 February until 2 March 2018. 

LUNCH
Monday to Saturday: 12.00 pm to 2.30 pm
Sundays and Public Holidays: 10.30am to 2.30pm

DINNER
6.30pm to 10.30pm

For reservations and enquiries, please call +60 3 2719 8288 or email shanghai@ytlhotels.com.my.


Shanghai is the only hotel Chinese restaurant in Kuala Lumpur that specialises in exquisite Shanghainese cuisine. Guests can enjoy more than 100 authentic dishes originated from the Northern and Southern regions of Shanghai. The restaurant serves a sumptuous selection of Shanghainese Dim Sum and dishes for lunch and dinner.

Shanghai Restaurant JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur Location Address Map



Sunday, 28 January 2018

Chinese New Year CNY Set Menu 2018 | Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant One World Hotel Petaling Jaya

SPLENDOUR OF SPRING AT ZUAN YUAN CHINESE RESTAURANT
ONE WORLD HOTEL, PETALING JAYA


Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant One World Hotel Petaling Jaya

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2018 at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant One World Hotel with wealth, luck and good fortune. Get ready to start your Chinese New Year gourmet journey with a selection of specially curated symbolic meaning dishes.


Chef Loh Weng Lam and his culinary team have lined up for diners at the newly reopened award-winning restaurant.

Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant

Compare to the older restaurant; it offers a voluminous space in the main dining hall


and 6 private room for your dining pleasure.


Start afresh in The Year of The Earth Dog by relishing in 7 or 9-course Chinese New Year CNY Set Menu being offered which is Happiness, Harmony and Longevity Set. Each set menu begins with a colourful platter of healthy Fruit Yee Sang With Soft Shell Crab, symbolising abundance and prosperity.


followed by a tummy warming Braised Golden Pumpkin Soup With Sea Treasures. The combination sea treasures are crab meat, prawn meat and scallop which has a strong creamy pumpkin texture which combined well with the natural flavours of the seafood.


The Chef has prepared a special combination dish which features half a roast chicken and half roasted duck in the BBQ Roasted Chicken and Duck Platter Zuan Yuan's style.


What is a New Year meal without prawns? Here we were served the Spicy Wok Fried Sea White Prawn With Oat. The prawn was so crispy until you can even eat its shell. With a tinge of a spicy taste, this dish was one of the dishes that has most thumbs up.


Next, we had the Steamed Red Snapper Fish With Ginger Sauce. The ginger sauce is a special chef creation that marries both the old and young ginger. The topping of the crispy ginger topping adds another taste dimension and texture to this ginger-infused dish. If you are a real fan of ginger, you probably would slurp up every drop of the sauce with a bowl of steaming hot white rice.


For the greens, we were served the Braised Abalone, Mushroom and Garden Green.


While the rice dish is the Claypot Rice With Fried Yam, Preserved Duck Meat and Sausage. As Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant is Pork-Free; the sausages are chicken sausages.


For dessert, we had the Deep-Fried "Nian Gao" with sweet potato. The batter used for the Nian Gao makes it fluffy and crisp even after some time; which is good as normally when we reach this dish, our stomach would usually have very little room and we probably would like to eat this at a slower pace.


and finish off with a chilled Sweetened Dried Longan with Six Treasures


For those that would like to have a change from the Chinese New Year set menu can also opt to try out the Zuan Yuan Deluxe Abalone ‘Poon Choi’ Hong Kong Style.


The set menus are available for lunch and dinner and prices at 
Happiness Set Menu RM1738 Nett 
Harmony Set Menu RM1988 Nett 
Longevity Set Menu RM2218 Nett 
(for a table of ten with a complimentary bottle of wine or a box of Pu Er tea)

Poon Choy Prosperity

Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant remains open on the eve of Lunar Chinese New Year and throughout the festive period. For more information or reservation enquiries, please call 603 7681 1159 or email zuanyuan@oneworldhotel.com.my.

Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant One World Hotel Petaling Jaya

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Thursday, 25 January 2018

Chinese New Year CNY Menu 2018 | Summer Palace Putrajaya Marriott Hotel

SUMMER PALACE "SAU GONG" AND CHINESE NEW YEAR CNY Menu 2018 




For the Chinese; it is important to have a good beginning as well as a good ending. For some companies "Sau Gong" which signifies the closing of the year is a paramount event. Staffs of the companies are feasted with a grand dinner to celebrate this Sau Gong event.



Besides the Sau Gong menu, Chef Yip Boon Seng at the newly refurbished Summer Palace Putrajaya Marriott Hotel has also crafted out symbolic meaning Chinese New Year Set Menu to usher the Year Of  Earth Dog.


This festive set menu is available from 8th January 2018 until 8th March 2018.


For the review, we sample the Sau Gong Set Menu which started with the Prosperity Salmon ' Yee Sang' 新春旺年大家捞(鸿运三文脆皮鱼生)


For the soup, in this set menu we were served with the Braised Crabmeat & Top Shell Soup With Dried Scallops 财圆金玉庆丰收(红烧干贝蟹肉海螺羹). With the use of Top Shell as one of the ingredient; it provides your tastebud with a firm texture of the top shell.


As for the chicken dish, we were served the Steamed Soya Chicken With Chicken Ham 黄金彩凤报喜讯(金华玉树豉油鸡). Frankly speaking for me, if the chicken is of a high grade; the best way to serve it is by steaming it; This cooking style will enhance the natural taste and also the firm and plump texture of the chicken meat. Added with the premium soy sauce; it brings out the deep flavour of the chicken.


Normally for the fish dish, Garoupa will be a top choice these days but here at the Summer  Palace the Chef has selected the Golden Pompano aka Golden Promfet i.e. Deep-Fried Golden Pompano Fish With ‘Pattaya’ Sauce  一帆风顺年年(暹式芭提雅炸黄立鲳鱼). Usually, you will find a smaller size fish which is not so suitable for Set Menu dish. But the Chef has managed to get a supply of this bigger size fish which means plenty of meat to go around. Secondly; the name of the fish which carries the word Golden has a symbolic meaning for the Chinese New Year. We like the sweet spicy taste of the Pattaya sauce which has some Thai influence.


The next dish is the Baked Tiger Prawns With Homemade Sauce 金龙呈祥贺新岁(香叶干煎大老虎虾). The juicy and plump prawns are Deep Fried and coated with an LP Sauce and BBQ-inspired sauce which is really great with a bowl of white rice.


The next dish which is Braised Dried Seafood With Garden Green 荣华盘满财好市(发菜海味盘菜) is one of the festive must-have dishes to celebrate the CHINESE NEW YEAR due to the ingredient used. I particularly enjoyed the Sea Cucumber which was braised to a firm texture and the sight of the Abalone, Dried Oyster and Black Moss, heighten the overall flavour of this auspicious dish.


Moving out of the norm, The Chef decided not to served a rice dish on this set menu instead. He is serving the Stir-fried Egg Noodles With Squid ‘Singaporean’ Style  金银盘满满钵满(星洲花枝片炒帝皇面). Most will be familiar with this Singapore style but it is usually cooked with BeeHoon. With this slight twist, the egg noodles give out a slightly different flavour.


This simple looking dessert which is Chilled Mango Cream With Ice-cream & Sago 雪花齐放迎新年(香芒雪糕西米露) hides the full flavours of the dish. The Mango cream was very fragrant and marries to the ice cream to give you that extra chill while the sago gives you a bouncy feel to this dessert.


Lastly, we had the Homemade Dessert Combination 旺年吉庆百业盛(羊城美点映双辉).


There are a number of Sau Gong Set Menu available from 8th January to 14th Feb 2018 which includes the

Auspicious Sau Gong Menu (RM1388 Nett) 
Longevity Sau Gong Menu (RM1788 Nett) 
Abundance Sau Gong Menu (RM2288 Nett)

While the Chinese New Year Set Menu 15th February to 2nd March 2018 is as below
Prosperity Set Menu A  (RM1,388 Nett)
Prosperity Set Menu B  (RM1,788 Nett)
Prosperity Set Menu C  (RM2,288 Nett)

(All prices are for per table of 10 persons

For more information and booking, please call 603 8949 8888 Summer Palace Putrajaya Marriott Hotel

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