Wednesday, January 27, 2016

CNY 2016 @ Xin Cuisine, Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur


A Prosperous Loh Sang


It is always a pleasure to dine at Xin Cuisine at Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur. A Chinese restaurant that has been serving authentic and scrumptious Chinese cuisine has always been a favorite of many. This New Lunar Year, Xin Cuisine is offering lots of festive CNY specialties and an exciting acrobatic lion dance!


Available from January 8 to February 22, 2016, the culinary team at Xin Cuisine is offering 6 auspicious variations of the must-have Yee Sang as well as classic festive a la carte dishes, festive set menus and more.


Feast on the auspicious Smoked Salmon Yee Sang, a platter featuring slivers of smoked salmon nestled among the classic ingredients of this festive salad. It’s a great option for those who do not enjoy raw fish. The smoked salmon added a touch of lusciousness with smoky salty flavours to the Yee Sang.



Honored to be part of the auspicious ritual of tossing for prosperity, our evening was filled with beautiful wishes to usher in the Year of the Fire Monkey!


Besides the Smoked Salmon Yee Sang, there are also Prosperity Sliced Abalone Yee Sang, Prosperity Norwegian Salmon Yee Sang, Prosperity Bud Mushroom & Scallop Yee Sang, Prosperity Shredded Duck Meat & Jack Fruit Thai Style Yee Sang and Prosperity Snow Pear Vegetarian Yee Sang. Price starts from RM79.00 to RM265.00 nett.


They say good things come in three! The Abundant Three Hot Combination is a platter of 3 appetizers from chef’s list of signatures. Depending on the availability, this platter is perfect for those who loves choices when dining.

For our platter, there was a delectable crispy yam with prawn, kataifi wrapped scallop and stir fried lotus root with asparagus, macadamia nuts, assorted vegetables and mushrooms. I enjoyed the combination of the various seafood with vegetables.


The next course was soup-er yum! Prosperity Thick Soup with Dried Seafood is a thick bisque filled with lots of seafood bits. From jelly fish to fish maw, dried scallop, mushrooms and more, there is a solid mix of textures in the flavourful and rich soup.


The next dish is a crowd pleaser, especially for porcine fans like me. The Crispy Suckling Pig Hong Kong Style has all the markings of a gorgeous roasted suckling pig. Every bite of the suckling pig skin has cracking acoustic sounds that is music to my ears!


Cod has always been one of my favorite fish. We savored Steamed Cod with Garlic Oil in the next course. This dish is superb. The cod was fresh, sweet and silky smooth. A light soy sauce with garlic bits and scallion was all it needed. Simply delicious in every bite…


Prawns represent laughter in Chinese language so the crustacean is a popular choice to enjoy during this festive season. Our prawn dish of the night was this succulent Baked Fresh Water Prawns with King Superior Soya Sauce. Utterly delectable at sight and in flavours, the prawns has a sinful umami savory note that really had us enjoying the sauce on the shells. The prawn head is also filled with more sinful creamy roes. Divine and finger-licking good!



Here’s something a little different with Braised Chicken with Three Varieties of Chinese Sausages. The tender chicken is well-braised till it absorbs the sweet and savory notes of the sausages. The sausages also expelled a delicious aroma and oil that gave the dish a smooth and shiny sheen. I would love a bowl of steamed rice with this dish.


The next course is a Xin Cuisine signature. The culinary team here makes of the best versions of Waxed Meat Rice in Claypot. The rice cooked in the clay pot has my favorite combo of fluffy rice with bits of crispy rice layer. Mix with the oils of the waxed meat and the chef’s special soy sauce, the rice is a popular choice at Xin during every CNY.


Our banquet festive set menu ended with fresh and fruity Mango Puree with Pomelo & Sago and a trio of Chinese New Year Sweet Treats. While the sweet dessert of Mango Puree was refreshing and fruity, it was certainly the trio of Nian Gao prepared three ways that took center stage.


The trio of Nian Gao are Sweet Potato Nian Gao with Macadamia Nut, Waxed Meat Nian Gao with Chicken Floss and Peanut Nian Gao with Pistachio. The duo of sweet Nian Gao makes a familiar and sweet ending while the savory Nian Gao was indeed a lovely savory and sweet surprise. These are such a treat and truly unique this festive season.

This Chinese New Year, Xin Cuisine is offering two festive set menus priced at RM1618 nett and RM1968 nett per table of 10 persons. Both set menus and a la carte dishes as well as Yee Sang are available from January 8 to February 22, 2016.


Xin will be closed for on the first day of New Year and reopen for business on January 9, 2016. Dim sum breakfast starts from 9.00 am.  This year of the fire Monkey, Concorde will be showcasing an exciting show on Feb 9 (second day of CNY) starting 11 am. Catch Kun Seng Keng lions appearing together with Monkey King and there are more stunts from The Amazing China Acrobats and photo-session with the famous duo – ‘JK & Shaki’ monkeys as well. Don’t miss this!

For further enquiries, please call 2144 2200 extn 2338 or 2144 8750. Guests can also enquire on private reunion dinners at Xin Cuisine and Ballroom.


XIN CUISINE CHINESE RESTAURANT
Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur
2 Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: +603 2144 8750 or +603 2144 2200 ext 2338
Fax: +603 2144 1628


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