Chinese New Year 2018 Menu | Lai Ching Yuen @ Grand Millenium Kuala Lumpur

Hi merry goers,

If you have not planned for your Chinese New Year dinner this year, you better hurry because it is just a few days away. This Chinese New Year, enjoy a prosperous feast at Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur Hotel prepared by Executive Chef Terence Foong and team.

Yee Sang with White Fish Baits 财运亨通齐捞生 (白饭鱼捞生)

As customary, all Chinese New Year dinners have to start with Yee Sang to welcome in the new year. Toss to health, wealth and blessings with the Chinese New Year Yee Sang with White Bait Fish. The Yee Sang at Lai Ching Yuen had colourful shredded fresh vegetables, crispy crackers and golden fried white bait fish served in a huge serving plate to contain all the blessings instead of being scattered around.

Double-boiled Shark’s Fin Soup with Crabmeat and Assorted Seafood 喜气洋洋 (蟹肉海鲜翅)

Aligned with the Chinese custom, we have to warm our tummy before digging into good food. We were served with Double-boiled Shark’s Fin Soup, with Crabmeat and Assorted Seafood to wheat our appetite. Smooth and thick that glides down your throat, the soup added with a few drop of Chinese vinegar is just perfect. 

Wok-fried Prawns with Spicy Sauce 嘻哈大笑 (辣子酱明虾)

Every Chinese New Year, we have to add in prawns in our dish. Prawns symbolizes ushering in happiness and laughter into the new year as Prawn in Cantonese 'ha' has the same pronunciation as laughter 'ha ha ha'. At Lai Ching Yuen, enjoy sweet and spicy fresh prawn paired with fluffy fried mantou on the side to soak in the sauces. The prawns were fresh and cooked well plus the glistening sauce was perfectly paired.

Steamed Live Cat Fish with Minced Ginger 如意吉祥 (姜蓉蒸白苏公)

Another auspicious dish would be fish to usher in good luck as we are served with Steamed Live Cat Fish with Minced Ginger. The catfish was very fresh and the meat tender sweet. You have to order this dish when you dine in Lai Ching Yuen. 

Roasted Pi Pa Style Crispy Chicken with Prawn Crackers 心想事成 (琵琶烧鸡拼虾饼)

Normally, we would enjoy Roasted Duck for Chinese New Year. However this year, Lai Ching Yuen serves their signature Roasted Pi Pa Style Crispy Chicken with Prawn Crackers. Dip the crispy chicken skin with some tender meat into the plum powder served aside for a unique taste combination. The roasted chicken was moist and flavourful making it a delightful dish to enjoy.

Stir-fried Hong Kong Kailan, topped with Enoki Mushroom 富贵荣华 (炸金针菇扒港芥兰)

Let's not forget to eat healthy this new year with some nutritious greens. The Stir Fried Hong Kong Kailan with crispy Enoki Mushroom was just the right dish. The crunchiness from the golden enoki mushroom elevated this simple dish as the texture was well balanced. It added some umami flavors into it making it a potential favourite even for kids.

Fried Rice with Assorted Chinese Waxed Meat, wrapped in Lotus Leaf 一帆风顺 (腊味芋粒荷叶饭

Just in case the whole course hasn't filled you up yet, enjoy the Fried Rice with Assorted Chinese Waxed Meat wrapped in Lotus Leaf. The Lotus Leaf made the simple fried rice aromatic while the Chinese waxed meat packed in great flavor.

Nian Gao 步步高升 (煎, 炸年糕) & Double-boiled White Fungus with Longan and Sea Coconut 甜甜蜜蜜 (龙眼雪耳海底椰) 

No meal should end without dessert. The same goes at Lai Ching Yuen. For dessert, we were served with Nian Gao Two Ways (Nian gao coated with egg batter then pan-fried; and nian gao sandwiched with yam, coated in batter and deep fried to golden brown). Nian Gao is a particular Chinese sweet treat that I enjoy during Chinese New Year. There is something about that sticky sweet starch that just makes it so addictive for me. 

Paired with the Nian Gao is a cooling bowl of Double-Boiled Sweet Soup with White Fungus, Longan and Sea Coconut. Also a delightful bowl to finish and to end the meal.

Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant 荔晶园

Level 1, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur Hotel
160 Jalan Bukit Bingtang,
Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact: +60 3 2117 4180