January 27, 2014

Ti Chen, The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur: An ‘Horsepicious’ New Year!

Celebrating The Year of The Horse with Sumptuousness!

Usher in the prosperous Lunar Year of the Horse at Ti Chen, better known as the “Emperor’s Palace”, as it offers gourmet indulgence with three available decadent set menus and new creations with significant meanings representing good luck, good fortune and good health! Located at The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Master Chef Lai Chong Seng has whipped up a menu of his signatures filled with festive dishes to please.

Ti Chen is simply made for fine dining in a rich oriental themed ambience. The restaurant is sectioned with dark wood panels for lots of privacy while the restaurant offers a lovely view of the green golf course or night city lights. We were back at the restaurant recently for a preview of some of the festive dishes. Besides Chinese main dishes, Ti Chen is also synonymous for serving luscious Dim Sums that is injected with lots of modern touches.

Gather your loved ones at the elegant Ti Chen this festive season for lots of scrumptious choices of Yee Sang from the classic Salmon Yee Sang to the modern Seasonal Fruits Yee Sang and Seaweed and Jelly Fish Yee Sang to the lavish Sea Bird’s Nest Yee Sang, Tuna Yee Sang and Abalone Yee Sang. We savored the Salmon Yee Sang and were pleased at its flavors. It’s executed with the must-have textures and well balanced flavors of sweet and sour.

The Homemade Roasted Pei Pa Duck was the crowning glory as the duck was so succulent with super crispy skin. It was not fatty at all and the flavors have a robust meaty note. Great tender meat coupled with the rich sweet hoi sin sauce which boosts up more flavor notes. I lost count of how many pieces I ate because it was that good!

Despite the boldness of the appearance, Steamed River Patin with Green Ginger Sauce is beautifully balanced in flavors. Chef Lai has concocted his signature green ginger sauce that pairs so well with the river fish, gently enhancing the stronger flavors of the fish. The sauce is not overpowering at all despite the amount. A light superior soy sauce added more depth to the fish. I had another version with cod and it works just as well last year.

I was expecting the Wok Fried Prawns with Pumpkin Butter Sauce to be sweet but it was just right. Very subtle sweetness of the creamy buttery pumpkin was cleverly spiced up with heat of chili and lots of curry leaves for aroma. The crustaceans are juicy and finger-licking good. I like how the light spiciness really brings out the savory flavors of the pumpkin sauce.

Dessert is perfect to usher in the New Year with much sweetness in Sea Bird’s Nest with Chilled Aloe Vera in Longan Syrup. Sea Bird’s Nest is actually a type of seaweed or coral grass from the sea. It is rich in enzyme nutrients, minerals, calcium, iron and jelly from protein. Here it makes a nice textural component in the aromatic longan boiled syrup with bits of aloe vera and red dates.

The three decadent set menus are the Auspicious Good Luck Set Menu which is worth RM988++ per table of 10 persons, the Auspicious Good Fortune Set Menu which is worth RM1,288++ per table of 10 persons and lastly, the Auspicious Good Health Set Menu worth RM1,688++ per table of 10 persons.

Ti Chen is open every Tuesday to Friday from 12noon to 2.30pm (lunch) and 6.30pm – 10.30pm (dinner).   Ti Chen is open from 9am- 2.30pm and 6.30pm – 10.30pm every Saturday and Sunday. For reservations, please call 03 7840 5502 or email dine@thesaujana.com

The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Saujana Resort,
Jalan Lapangan Terbang SAAS,
40150 Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-7840 5502

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  1. Green ginger sauce sounds interesting to me! :D

  2. Ooooo...the duck...and the prawns. Real beauties! Double thumbs up! No sharks fins!

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