Monday, August 26, 2013

Ee Chinese Cuisine, Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya: Mooncake Affair with Thursday Night Specials!




Over the Moon with Mooncakes & Thursday Night Specials!







While I was moonlighting recently, I had the honors of getting my first taste of mooncakes this year at Ee Chinese Cuisine, Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya. Mid-Autumn Festival is near and mooncakes are simple a must for lunar worship and a little moon watching! Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya is proud to present its mooncakes series this year from Ee Chinese Cuisine as they have always do each year. I am thrilled to find out what’s new this year as mooncakes have gone from classic to contemporary nowadays.

Besides mooncakes, there is a Thursday Night Specials promotion going on each Thursday at Ee Chinese Cuisine from July to September 2013. Guests are to make prior reservations for this promotion. The promotion menu features a luscious array of dishes from Pi Pa Roasted Duck, Stewed Pork Knuckles, Chilled Chicken with Chinese Wine and more. Chef Yong Kam Wah and his team are set to tease your taste buds with the finest Cantonese cuisine from his repertoire. In addition to the promotion, guests will be serenaded by J Musical Live Band who will be performing evergreen Chinese and English hits from the 70’s and 80’s.




 



First up, let’s peak into our Thursday Night Specials for the evening!



Deluxe Twin Hot Combination

The evening kicks off with a duo of appetizers of Prawn in Yam Puff Pastry and Japanese Kurobuta Pork Skewers. Sink your teeth in crispy pastry of yam with creamy insides enveloping a big sweet juicy prawn. It’s simple pairing of yam and prawns is a nice one but what takes the cake for me was the gorgeous sexy skewer of black pig wrapped around lemongrass and topped with the house signature green chili sauce. Grilled to perfection with nice charred edges, I was wishing for more of this juicy and savory pork with a spicy kick!








Double Boiled Fish Soup with Apples

Soups are simply a must at Ee Chinese Cuisine. Every bowl denotes a great dose of flavors. Intense meat and fish broth is sweetened with a touch of apples while pieces of golden fried fish fillet are finished in the broth for textures. Little nuggets of Chinese almonds add more depth to the soup and soft stewed apples tasted almost like soft squash. This bowl is utterly soothing and comforting in my books.








Braised Eight Treasure Duck

A traditional Chinese dish that is almost endangered in most restaurants, it is a dish that simply must be preserved. It is tedious work for a dish and requires a series of marinating, deep fried, stuffed with eight distinctive ingredients before it is steamed to perfection. The aftermath of this cooking effort is reveled in its falling-off-the-bone duck filled with delicious treasures.



We ogled at the beautifully lacquered duck, inhaling in delicious aroma, while the staff works on cutting up the duck and its treasures.


Isn’t this a sight? Our eight treasures are lotus seeds, water chestnut, 2 kinds of mushrooms, ham, roast pork, chestnut and more. The duck is really tender and flavorful while the stuffing provides various textures and taste to the dish. It’s a classic for a good reason!









Deep Fried Boneless Chicken

I was told that this is another dish that is also almost extinct due to its tedious effort in preparation. One has to have good skills in deboning a chicken down to its skin before layering it with fish paste, salted egg yolk, seaweed and almond flakes. Seaweed is not the norm but chef has put a twist in this dish. The skin was also previously hung to dry to ensure a crispy skin with a nice lacquer. The dish is set to please many as the flavors of fish, chicken, salted egg and seaweed is lovely and the golden almond flakes provided a nice crunchy texture. I lost count of how many pieces I had that night.









Stewed Tian Jin Cabbage with Dried Scallops

Its dishes like this that makes me swoon at how simplicity rock always! Tianjin cabbage is an elongated cabbage that hails from the region of Tianjin, China. It is exceptional sweet and here it is showcased being braised in superior broth and dried scallops. The dish has soft melt-in-the-mouth cabbage oozing with such sweetness and savory essence of the superior broth while glorified up with precious whole dried scallops and topped with crispy deep fried dried scallop shreds. I would have gladly hog this whole dish to myself and be utterly contented!








Mini Lotus Leaf Rice

Needless to say, a Chinese meal will always have a rice or noodle dish. We were treated to little parcels of mini glutinous rice wrapped in lotus leaf with lots of treasure bits. Steamed till soft, we have soft sticky grains of rice studded with salted egg yolk, Chinese sausages, mushroom, minced meat and a little more. Its savory and a little sweet, rendering the traditional taste found in most Chinese cuisine.









Double-Boiled Pear with Snow Fungus & American Figs

A sweet broth always signifies a traditional ending to most Chinese meals. We had ours in the form of a delicately sweet double-boiled Chinese yellow pear with crisp snow fungus, red dates and sweet figs. Its soothing and sweet, a lovely ending as usual…








Of course, prelude to our Thursday Special dinner’s dessert, we savored Ee Chinese Cuisine’s range of delectable mooncakes!



This year Eastin Hotel’s kitchen team has prepared an assortment of delectable baked and snow skin mini mooncakes from their kitchen. These mini treats come in variety of traditional pandan paste, lotus paste fillings as well as with exotic fillings like the Dragon Fruit paste, white coffee and corn, chocolate to suite the modern palates. Mini mooncakes have been gaining its own fan base and popularity in recent years in view of its exquisite, petite appearance and its easy consumption pattern.









The mooncakes are beautifully presented in a custom designed gift box and top-carrier bags. There are more than 15 flavours for guests to choose from. Set to take center stage is Mini Crystal Durian Paste mooncakes, this year’s hero which is their special edition to commemorate the Hotel’s 15th year anniversary celebration. Delight your loved ones, friends and business associates with their popular range of homemade mooncakes.




My personal favorite has always been the Snow skin series but this round; I was pretty pleased with Jasmine Cheesy Citrus. Its not too sweet and I can taste a lovely presence of the cheese.









Savour these delicate delights from only RM 10+ per piece and from RM 80+ per box which are available from 12 August -19 September 2013 for take-away and dine-in as well.. Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya also offers delivery service for a minimum order of 20 boxes within the Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur area. Delivery charges of RM 80 for Petaling Jaya and RM 140 for Kuala Lumpur apply. For those who need customization services, this service will be offered to you on a complimentary basis with a purchase of 15 boxes.



EE Chinese Cuisine Mid-Autumn Mooncake Promotion
Available from 12 August to 19 September 2013


Halal Superior Mooncakes (4 pieces in a box)

Red Bean Paste @ RM17+
Jasmine Cheesy Citrus @ RM1+
Precious Black @ RM18+
Low Sugar White Lotus @ RM18+
Supreme Mixed Nuts @ RM20+
Pure Lotus Paste Double Yolk @ RM20+


Pork Free Mini Mooncakes (8 pieces in a box)

Baked Skin
White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk @ RM10+
Pandan Paste with Single Yolk @ RM10+
"Kei Chi Tong Gui" Paste @ RM10+
Corn Paste with Single Yolk RM10+

Snow Skin
Crystal Red Bean Paste@ RM10+
Crystal Green Tea with Single Yolk @ RM10+
Crystal Dragon Fruit Paste @ RM10+
Crystal White Coffee Chocolate Paste @ RM10+


Special Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya's 15th Year Anniversary Mooncake (8 pieces in a box)

Mini Crystal Durian Paste @ RM105+








For more information, please call Ee Chinese Cuisine at +603 -7628 7338 or visit our website at www.eastin.com.



 

EE CHINESE CUISINE
Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya
13, Jalan 16/11, Pusat Dagang Seksyen 16,
46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 7665 1111
Fax: +603 7665 9999

Website: www.eastin.com




 

9 comments:

  1. Im drooling, and scrolling, drooling and scrolling, scrolling up and down..
    hahaha..
    There are a lot of dishes I've never heard or seen it before! Chef in EE Chinese is really creative! Like the deep fried boneless chicken, Deluxe Twin Hot Combination... they really stir up my glutton appetite! ;P

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  2. Arghhhh, we didn't get to sample the durian moon cake here in Eastin Penang... durian... oopps LOL :P

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  3. I do enjoy the inventive snow skins.

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  4. Oh, the durian mooncake, had quarter of it definitely not enough!!! I want more!

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  5. Nice Chinese meal! Love the dishes.
    The mooncake look very moist with smooth filling.

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  6. Oooooo...duck! I like!!! And the lotus leaf rice too... Slurpssss!!!!

    Somebody just sent me a box of mooncakes from KL. Yipeeeee!!!!! Looks like I have some to enjoy this year. Too expensive, can't afford to buy my own. Sobsssss!!!!

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  7. This year I have been tempted to try more durian moon cake considering I have missed the boat last year. Let's see how many I can get..hahaha.

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  8. Wow! - I seem to say wow! every time I visit your blog - LOL!

    All the food and mooncakes featured in your post look really good!

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  9. Quite a few durian mooncakes this year. Safe to say I won't be going near them! Lol

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