January 18, 2016

CNY 2016 @ Toh Yuen, Hilton Petaling Jaya

A Time for Prosperous Beginnings

A New Lunar Year always signifies a new beginning! Ringing in with lots of festive deliciousness is the renowned Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant at Hilton Petaling Jaya. Celebrating the Year of the Fire Monkey, Toh Yuen has line up three celebratory banquet menus of pork-free Cantonese cuisine available from 18 January to 28 February 2016.

Chinese Executive Chef Ben Lim and kitchen team has crafted a sumptuous spread of Chinese New Year specialties to be enjoy in the recently renovated Toh Yuen that is set in an elegant ambiance of plush cream, celadon hues and dark wood.

Kicking off the festive tradition, a dish representing abundance took form in Prosperity Yee Sang with Fresh Salmon. Toh Yuen goes traditional in this yee sang, serving all the classic ingredients in yee sang and serving it with a luscious plate of raw salmon. Sometimes, there’s nothing like savoring classic sweet, savory and tangy flavours coupled with lots of various textures in a classic yee sang.

Besides enjoying the yee sang, it’s the tossing with family and friends plus creating new moments together that was the main reason we enjoy the dish!

I always look forward to soup course because it’s something I will always relate to comfort food. We enjoyed their Double Boiled Fish Maw Soup with Black Mushrooms & Dried Scallops. A clear consomm√© of superior broth with meat and seafood essence, there is also the premium fish maw, dried scallops and black mushroom. The broth is soothing and delicious from its long hours of double boiling.

It was without a doubt that the Steamed Imperial Chicken with Chinese Herbs & Sea Moss was going to fabulous the moment we caught the luscious whiff of the dish when it was presented at our table. After tasting it, the dish had everyone raving about how flavourful and gorgeous the flavours are in the sauce. The chicken was beautifully tender from its 4 hours of cooking and had absorbed all the Chinese herb essences and aroma. It was also a delight to include Fatt Choy or sea moss and the bits of jeweled red wolfberries add prettiness as well as a light sweetness. Superb dish!

Nian Nian You Yue is represented in the Teow Chew Style Steamed Pomfret. Pomfret is a favorite fish among the Chinese community. This one was gracefully presented in a classic Teow Chew style of steamed pomfret with preserved vegetables, mushrooms, bean curd, chili and pickled plum topped with lots fresh coriander and spring onions. The sweet flesh of the fish is enhanced by the slight piquant tangy and savory sauce. A dish we polished happily…

Deep Fried Sea Prawns with Lemon Mayonnaise Sauce came deshelled, lightly battered till crispy and drenched in a creamy lemony sauce and topped with crushed nuts. Beneath the prawns is a bed of sweet cubed fruits. The Chinese prawn salad is light, sweet, juicy and such a treat, especially when we don’t have to peel the crustaceans.

Go lux this season as it is the time to indulge after all… a dish that is well beloved by many is another classic of Stewed Whole Abalone with Australian Sea Cucumber and Sea Moss. A whole piece of premium abalone stewed for hours together with the gelatinous sea cucumber in sublime abalone brown sauce is served with the auspicious Fatt Choy and Chinese Bok Choy. The firm but tender gastropod is such a heavenly treat as well as the collagen filled sea cucumber.

Our last savory course ended with Steamed Glutinous Rice with Dried Oyster Wrapped in Lotus Leaf. Individually wrapped parcel of deliciousness, the sticky and soft glutinous rice is well flavoured and comes with dried oyster and bits of salted egg yolk.

It’s a duo of sweet endings with Osmanthus & Sweet Olives with Lemongrass Jelly and Chinese New Year Cake with Shredded Coconut. The fresh and sweet chilled lemongrass jelly infused with osmanthus makes a vibrant and fresh palate cleanser. The nian gao could be better if they had use fresh grated coconut instead of the dried ones.

Diners can choose from the three celebratory banquet menus priced from RM1,688 nett for the Everlasting Happiness set to RM2,188 nett for the Sea of Prosperity set. Highlights of the menus include Steamed Imperial Chicken with Chinese Herbs & Sea Moss, Steamed Red Garoupa with Premium Soy Sauce, Teow Chew Style Steamed Pomfret, Stewed Whole Abalone with Australian Sea Cucumber & Sea Moss and more. Vegetarian options are available upon special request.

The Prosperity reunion dinner and lunch sets are available from 18 January to 28 February 2016. Toh Yuen Restaurant remains open on the Eve of Chinese New Year and throughout the 15-day celebration. For reservations, please call +603 7955 9122 ext. 4073 or visit www.zestpj.com

Hilton Petaling Jaya
No.2 Jalan Barat
46200 Petaling Jaya

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