January 2, 2012

Dragon-I Restaurant: Luxurious Chinese New Year Treasure Pots and More!

My first ‘Lou Sang’ and ‘Poon Choi’ of the year!

Dragon-i is synonymous with the infamous Xiao Long Bao and La Mian and is no longer an unfamiliar restaurant to all in Malaysia. The restaurant is also famous for producing consistent dishes throughout their many branches all over Malaysia. As the Chinese New Year approaches, it’s that time again where we find our excuses to indulge in Malaysia’s favorite pastime of getting together with our family, friends and colleagues for a season of gastronomic indulgence!

This year, Dragon-i brings back the much beloved Chinese New Year’s Eve Treasure Pots or ‘Poon Choi’ (‘Pun Choy’, ‘Pen Chai’… whatever you may call it!). A huge pot that holds many precious ingredients to signify prosperity, these treasure pots are carefully prepared by Dragon-i Chefs from Hong Kong. Not only are these available in Dine-in but the treasure pots are also available as Take-Away for your reunion dinner with your family this year!

To welcome and kick start the year of the mighty Dragon, Dragon-i is proud to bring its customers the Signature Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot. This pot of heavenly goodness is priced at RM688 (serves up to 10 people). The ingredients are a mixture of the most exquisite quality Chinese foods available, including 6-heads braised premium Australian Abalones, premium Japanese Sea Cucumber, authentic shark's fin, premium Japanese dried scallops, specially selected fish belly, premium fish maw and twelve more quality ingredients. There are only 2000 Signature Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot available this year.

The Australian Whole Abalone certainly lives up to its premium quality as the abalone was tender and fairly sweet. Although well braised, the abalone still had a good bite to it!

Here’s another look on how luxurious the Treasure Pot is!

There is a second option of treasure pot priced at RM388 (serves 6 to 8 people) named Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot. This heavenly pot is prepared with ten-heads braised premium Chilean abalones, Australian sea cucumbers, Japanese dried scallops, Japanese dried Oysters, Premium Mushrooms, fresh sea prawns from Pantai Remis, fish maw, roast chicken, roast pork belly, Golden Money Bags, pork balls, abalone mushrooms, yam, black moss, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, deep-fried beancurd skin and radish in premium pork bone soup.

CNY Promotions
Customers who place their orders for the Treasure Pots will enjoy cash discount up to RM50, and also receive a food thermometer worth RM20. In addition, with every purchase of the Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot, customers can enjoy ordering the following add-ons at a special price.

Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot + BBQ Meat Combination can be ordered at RM488 (NRP: RM506)
Prosperity Abalone Treasure + Salmon Raw Fish Yu Sheng can be ordered at RM428 (NRP: RM456).

Furthermore, from 15th December 2011 to 29th February 2012, the first 5000 Hong Leong Bank cardholders can enjoy one of these special rebates at both Dragon-i and Canton-i. Cardholders can either get RM18 off their total bill of a minimum of RM180 & above or get a RM50 cash discount and receive a complimentary food thermometer while purchasing the Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot with their credit card.

To order your Prosperity Treasure Pot
Visit any of our Dragon-i & Canton-i outlets near you and simply purchase the vouchers for the Treasure Pots that you want, you can even place your orders on the spot or call the outlet for reservations.

Ordering Period: 18th October 2011 to 26th February 2012
Collection Period: 18th Oct 2011 to 29th February 2012

To ensure that each customer gets only freshly prepared Treasure Pots, orders have to be made at least 3 days before collection. Treasure Pots are in high demand on festive seasons, so don't miss out on the fantastic deals!

This year, customers of Dragon-i have the additional choice of ordering their Treasure Pots so they can enjoy their meals in the comfort of their own home. The Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot takeaway (priced at RM388) is properly froze and placed within a vacuum sealed container. Dragon-i insists on vacuum packing the Treasure Pot to ensure freshness of its ingredients, as the Pot is free of preservatives. The stainless steel container makes it easy for customers to heat up the Treasure Pot at home. Besides, to give everyone a better experience with the Treasure Pots, customers who purchase the dish via vouchers will receive a complimentary food thermometer that otherwise could be purchased at RM20. The pot can easily be heated to up to 80 degrees celcius and above, so that patrons can safely enjoy the delicious goodness of this exquisite dish. The special vouchers for the Treasure Pots can be purchased at any Dragon-i or Canton-i outlets from October until 15th December. On top of that, voucher holders get to enjoy up to RM50 cash rebate for their Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot. The vouchers are to be used before 22nd January 2012, which is the day of Chinese New Year's Eve itself.

I was quite delighted at the rainbow of colors in the Yue Sang! Dragon-I has several options for this dish and I sampled one with Fresh Salmon and Fresh Prawns!

Check out the before and after toss of the platter of Yue Sang!

Dragon-i Yue Sang

Salmon Raw Fish Yue Sang RM48 (half portion) RM68 (full portion)

Fresh Prawns with Jelly Fish Yue Sang RM68 (half portion) RM78 (full portion)

Australian Abalone with Salmon Raw Fish Yue Sang RM98 (half portion) RM138 (full portion)

I also had the honors of sampling a whole Roasted Suckling Pig which is available at Dragon-I at various outlets. Whole suckling pig was nicely roasted and there is even a little meat on the skin which lends a good bite to the hog. The adorable shell buns made excellent miniature sandwiches with the crispy pieces of oink oink. Do call up in advance to ask about this dish to avoid any disappointment!

We ended our auspicious meal with a heavenly Mango Sago Cream with Pomelo and Mango in Pudding (RM38). The dessert is very refreshing and definitely a must for mango lovers. Surprisingly light and luscious, the dessert is also a sight to behold!

Besides the flavorful Treasure Pots, Dragon-i has designed a special menu just to usher in the great fortune that awaits everyone. For example, seafood lovers can now enjoy wild caught Australian Abalones (RM268 – 2 whole abalone) that hail from Tasmania and prepared to perfection by Dragon-i professional chefs. Chinese pork sausages made from premium quality fresh pork will definitely be a tasty addition to any festive meal.

Customers will also love the beautifully packaged Pineapple Shortcakes (RM38), which will serve to delight the taste buds. Buttery and rich, these shortcakes are quite addictive as they are not too sweet!

Dragon-i has definitely outdo their efforts this year as there are also many other traditional delicacies available such as Hong Kong Lychee Wood Roast Goose, BBQ Meat Combination, Braised Goose Web and Fish Maw in Abalone Sauce. Check out their website for more information.

Dragon-i Restaurant Sdn Bhd

Chinese New Year Hotline: 03 7722 1888
Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays excluded)


  1. Now, they have Roasted Suckling Pig.. good good

  2. LUXURIOUS pun choi~!!! best, and the roast piggyyy....*drools***

  3. Roasted babe... glorious! tummy growling!

  4. Choi Yen: hehe.. I got lucky and ate two abalones.. woot!

    Nikel: yes but have to order if you want whole one

    Eunice: yeah.. the Pun Choi is lovely...

    Sumptuousblog: oh yes.. and the best part is that there is a little meat on the skin!!

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