Friday, January 12, 2018

CNY 2018 Menu @ The Emperor, Dorsett Grand Subang

Embrace the Blessings of Spring!

It’s another month of celebration as we embrace the coming Lunar New Year with a feast with family, loved ones and friends. Head on over to a tempting line-up of specially crafted Chinese New Year set menus theme Joyful Reunion Set Menus from 16 January to 2 March, 2018 at Dorsett Grand Subang.

With many delicious dining options, one of the more notable restaurant not to be missed is The Emperor Chinese Restaurant helmed by newly appointed Executive Chinese Chef Bryan The and his culinary team. Chef Teh’s resume includes 16 years of Chinese culinary experience with his last previous stint in Macao before his appointment at Dorsett Grand Subang. Not only has Chef Teh and his culinary team crafted 4 Joyful Reunion Set Menus, diners are also in for a scrumptious list of the chef’s new dishes soon to be available at The Emperor.

Here’s a sneak peek at what The Emperor as well as other restaurants are offering this festive CNY season. Selected dishes from all the set menus were showcased in no particular order.

It is almost mandatory to usher in the Lunar New Year with the tossing of yee sang!

The Emperor is offering 5 varieties of yee sang from the classic to the premium. The Prosperity Hee Har Pink Prawns & Fresh Fruits. Expect bouncy firm pieces of poached crustaceans tossed in an abundance of yee sang ingredients along with fresh juicy batons of fruits in the classic plum sauce.

The fresh fruits along with jelly fish gave the yee sang a delightful freshness that is easy to enjoy. The dried orange peel emitted a wondrous aroma of citrus that lifted the flavours of the yee sang as well. Besides prawns, there is also other variations of yee sang with jellyfish, salmon, soft-shell crab and baby abalone.

Next on the list is a celebration of laughter with Wok-Fried Jumbo Prawn with Golden Garlic & Superior Stock Sauce. Served on a large platter for sharing, one will enjoy the luscious sweetness of the jumbo prawn paired with a Cantonese style egg laced superior gravy.

Another obligatory classic dish to be enjoy this season is Steamed Lotus Leaf Rice Mixed Glutinous Rice with Diced Chicken, Yam & Duck. This version is super yummy with just the right soft and lightly sticky glutinous rice and rice texture. Harmonious comfort flavours are elevated with generous stuffing of soft cubes of creamy yam, chicken and duck with dried shrimp.

End the set menu with plush sweetness of Deep-Fried Chinese New Year Cake with Glutinous Dumpling Shanghai Style as well as a warm and nutritious Double-Boiled Fuji Apples with Snow Fungus & Honey Dates.

The house made ‘Nia Gao’ has a glorious creamy coconut aroma and flavour that make the deep-fried Nian Gao even more tastier. Thin slices of yam and sweet potato made way for the nian gao as the star of this dessert. It is also not as sweet and the thin crispy batter is utterly delicious with the soft gooey nian gao. The glutinous dumpling makes a great pairing with its soft chewy mochi like texture. Filled with fragrant nutty black sesame filling and coated with a peanut sand, the dessert is just as good as the nian gao if not better.

For a warmth note, the Double-Boiled Fuji Apples with Snow Fungus & Honey Dates ended the gastronomic festive journey with much soothing sweetness.

For those who wish to enjoy festive dishes in the comforts of their own home, diners can order Dorsett Grand Subang Signature Yee Sang or Poon Choi (Treasure Pot) takeaways. The Dorsett Poon Choi is available in 2 sizes - 1/2 Portion @ RM688 nett or Full portion @ RM988 nett.

Dorsett Grand Subang Yee Sang
'Hee Har' Pink Prawns and Fresh Fruits Yee Sang - 1/2 Portion @ RM88 nett | Full portion @ RM138 nett
Jellyfish and Fresh Fruits Yee Sang - 1/2 Portion @ RM58 nett | Full portion @ RM98 nett
Salmon and Korean Pear Yee Sang - 1/2 Portion @ RM68 nett | Full portion @ RM138 nett
Soft-shell Crab and Korean Pear Yee Sang - 1/2 Portion @ RM78 nett | Full portion @ RM158 nett
Baby Abalone and Korean Pear Yee Sang - 1/2 Portion @ RM128 nett | Full portion @ RM258 nett

Dorset Joyful Reunion Set Menus
Ranging from RM 1, 188.00nett - RM 1, 888.00nett per table of 10 persons, the four choices of 8 or 9-course menus offer a true splendour of Cantonese delights

To share the blessings of spring, patrons who spend a minimum of RM168 nett in single receipt from any food and beverage outlets will be entitled to one (1) lucky red packet from the Tree of Prosperity comprising complimentary hotel vouchers.

Besides the Chinese New Year festive dishes, there’s more to look out for at The Emperor. Chef Teh is introducing a few new signature dishes to the menu. Diners will be pleased with the soothing flavours of the Double-Boiled Chicken Soup with Vegetable in Coconut. Double-boiled over 6 hours, the broth is lusciously moreish with a subtle sweetness from the essence of black chicken, dried scallops and coconut. The fish maw added drool worthy notes of luxuriousness to the soup.

If there is one dish that is a must-order, it would have to be the Wok-Fried Lamb Chop with Mocha Coffee. The aroma of coffee was very enticing even before the dish was savored. The lamb chop was so tender that it cuts like butter. It was simply divine in flavours and is deliciously addictive with that extra hit of mocha coffee note, balanced up with savory sweetness. One lamb chop is simply not enough as this is good enough that one may need a few extra lamb chops per diner!

Chinese cuisine always prepare fish with minimalist to allow the fresh sweetness of the fish to shine. The Poached Pear Grouper Fish with Taro & Superior Soup is a dish that exudes comfort flavours. Delicately sweet and tasty, the grouper goes so well with the creamy yam, radish, tofu and fresh herbs. With the addition of Chinese Tong Kwai and wolfberries, this is one dish that is a sure crowd pleaser with diners who enjoy tasty and delicate flavours.

For bookings or inquiry, please call +603 5033 7400 / +6 016 2011 259 or email

Jalan SS12/1,
47500 Subang Jaya
Tel: +603 5031 6060
Fax: +603 5031 8686

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Recipe: Smoked Duck with LINGHAM’s Chili Orange Sauce

December is a month filled with lots of festive celebrations as well as anticipation for the coming New Year. It’s also a great month to have parties or whip up special meals for family or friends. I always try to make something out of the norm and would try to find special ingredients that I love but only indulge in special occasions.

This round, I was going to a potluck party at a friend’s house and decided to make a Smoked Duck Breast with Rocket Salad dressed with LINGHAM’s Chili Orange Sauce. Smoked duck breast is now easily available in most major supermarkets in the frozen section. It is a bit on the pricey side so I do treat myself with this yummy premium ingredient once in a while. Besides, it’s easy to prepare and always makes a great crowd pleaser at parties.

This recipe practically takes less than half hour to make and clean up before getting dolled up to head to the party. It is great served at room temperature or chilled. Sauce can be poured on just before serving.

What makes this dish unique is the pairing of fruity sweet and spicy dressing with the savory and smoky duck breast. I used rocket leaves to give the dish a bitter and peppery edge but you can use normal mixed greens if you don’t like rocket leaves. The rest of the ingredients for the salad is really up to what you like to be honest.

If you cannot find smoked duck breast, you can use smoked salmon, chicken breast or even steak to replace but these will work with the sweet and spicy dressing made with my favorite LINGHAM’s Chili Sauce. Hope you enjoy this and here’s to ushering in a brand New Year!


2        Smoked Duck Breasts
2        Oranges
2 tbsp LINGHAM’s Chili Sauce
2 tbsp Apricot jam
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp Sesame Seed (toasted)
1        Bell Pepper
200gm        Rocket leaves or mixed greens
some  Cherry Tomatoes
some  Cilantro (optional)

Prepare side salad by mixing rocket leaves, sliced bell peppers, cut cherry tomatoes and picked cilantro.
Cut up 1 orange into segments and placed on rocket salad.
Heat up pan on low heat and add in smoked duck breast, skin side down.
Slowly render duck fat and crisp it up till golden brown for about 2 to 3 mins.
Flip over the duck and cook the meat side for 1 min.
Remove smoked duck to a plate and pour out the duck fat oil from pan.
Heat up the pan again on low heat.
Add in apricot jam, LINGHAM’s Chili Sauce and squeeze in 1 orange juice.
Mix well and let it come to a gentle boil to thicken up the dressing.
Turn off heat and add in olive oil and sesame seed.
Slice up smoked duck breast and place with rocket salad.
Drizzle LINGHAM Chili Orange dressing over smoked duck and rocket salad, serve.

Extra Notes and Tips
  • Substitute smoked duck breast with grilled chicken, steak or even smoked salmon
  • Try different range of LINGAM’s Chili Sauce – Original, Thai, Sriracha, Extra Hot
  • Serve with your favorite ingredients for salad

Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas 2017 @ The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Mystical White Wonderland Buffet

Twinkle in the glittering Christmas season with precious moments and bountiful indulgences at The Westin Kuala Lumpur. It’s the season for feasting and there’s no better place than right in the middle of our metropolitan city of lights and delightful culinary melting pot.

We made it to a gorgeous and magical Christmas Light Up at the prestigious The Westin Kuala Lumpur this year in honor of their unveiling of their enchanting Christmas Tree Globe. Themed Mystical White Wonderland, the hotel’s lobby was graced with majestic winter whites and blues of glittering ornaments, Christmas trees and beautiful people dressed to the nines.

After the Christmas light up ceremony, we headed to The Living Room for a taste of Winter Neverland buffet filled with festive treats from all their dining restaurants in the hotel.

Take limelight is a big bird of Roasted Whole Turkey served with giblet gravy, roasted vegetables and all the usual trimmings.

Fans of beef will head straight to the carving station for the classic Roasted Prime Rib! Beautifully roasted with juicy and pink doneness, slices of the prime rib goes really well with hot gravy or fresh horseradish and mustard.

Pies and more pies, all golden, flaky and beautifully tempting at sight. Seafood Pot Pie, Cottage Pie and Vegetable Lasagna oozed with much comfort flavours.

Besides all the traditional favorites, there are also some local dishes like Chicken in Indian Spices, Chinese Butter Prawns, Fish Curry as well as Curry Laksa Noodle and more.

Tuck into local favorite snacks of Curry Puff, Pisang Goreng, Ubi Goreng and more for little bites of delight.

From Prego, Chef Ricky Parlanti is whipping up morsels of Salmon Tartare, Creamy Cheese and Mushroom Risotto and more at their Bubbalicious Brunch as well as their special 6 course Dinner for Christmas Eve and New Year Eve.

Head over for an unforgettable Brazilian Churrascaria Splash filled with Picanha or Rump of Beef, Roasted Boneless Lamb, Grilled Piri Piri Chicken Wings, Grilled Pineapple and more. This is one of my favorite restaurant and station to visit as the BBQ meats and pineapple are just superb!

There’s also Five Sen5es for delicious Oriental Sanctuary feast filled with Deepfried Crispy Yam Puff with Fresh Scallop, Steamed Charcoal Black Truffle Prawn Dumpling and a lot more of Chinese dim sum and dishes. The Steamed Charcoal Black Truffle Prawn Dumpling was so fabulous that it was always quickly grab by many diners as soon as it landed at the buffet counter.

Perhaps the best part of Christmas buffet is the dessert but don’t just take my word for it. Pictures of gorgeous and delectable desserts include crispy red velvet topping on the classic French Croquembouche, Chocolate Slippers, Pantone, Minced Pies, Stolen, Mini Fruit Tarts, Dark Chocolate Mousse, Mini Chocolate Cups, Raspberry and Pistachio Slice, Fruit Cake and lots more.

Christmas Eve
Hi-Tea Buffet
12.30pm – 3.00pm | RM125nett per person (food only)
Dinner Buffet
6.30pm – 10.30pm | RM170nett per person (food only)

Christmas Day
Hi-Tea Buffet
12.30pm – 3.00pm | RM140nett per person (food only)

New Year’s Eve
Hi-Tea Buffet
12.30pm – 3.00pm | RM125nett per person (food only)
Dinner Buffet
6.30pm – 10.30pm | RM170nett per person (food only)

New Year’s Day
Hi-Tea Buffet
12.30pm – 3.00pm | RM140nett per person (food only)

Christmas Eve
Bubbalicious Brunch
11.30am – 2.30pm | RM175nett per person (food only)
6-Course Set Dinner
6.30pm – 10.30pm | RM190nett per person (food only)

New Year’s Eve
Bubbalicious Brunch
11.30am – 2.30pm | RM175nett per person (food only)
6-Course Set Dinner
6.30pm – 10.30pm | RM190nett per person (food only)

Christmas Eve
Dim Sum Brunch
12.00pm – 2.30pm | RM130nett per person (food only)
Oriental Set Dinner
6.00pm – 10.00pm | RM160nett per person (food only)

Christmas Day
Dim Sum Brunch
12.00pm – 2.30pm | RM138nett per person (food only)

New Year’s Eve
Dim Sum Brunch
12.00pm – 2.30pm | RM138nett per person (food only)
Malaysia Chinese Classic Set Dinner
6.00pm – 10.00pm |RM170nett per person (food only)

New Year’s Day
Dim Sum Brunch
12.00pm – 2.30pm | RM138nett per person (food only)

Christmas Eve
Brazilian Churrascaria Buffet
6.30pm – 10.30pm | RM138nett per person (food only)

New Year’s Eve
Brazilian Churrascaria Buffet
6.30pm – 10.30pm | RM138nett per person (food only)

SPG, Marriott Rewards and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards members enjoy special discounts on food only up to 8 persons
Beyond Dining members enjoy 20% discount on food only up to 10 persons
*Terms and conditions apply

With a better you and the little one in mind, Westin will create an exclusive children’s playground on Christmas Day allowing adults to indulge stress-free. Our young guests enjoy complimentary access to our Kid’s Playground with supervised games and fun activities.

Children 4 years and below dine for free
Children aged 5 to 12 years old receive 50% off

To make a booking or enquiries for festive promotions, please contact Westin Dining at +603-2773 8338 or visit

199, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 3-2773 8338

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