Ushering in Lunar New Year with Chinese and Japanese Cuisine
Located on one of the busiest streets in the city, Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur is joining in the festive Chinese New Year cheer with offerings of Chinese set menus and Festive Yee Sang menu at their contemporary dining venue at Still Waters.
This pork free eatery features Japanese cuisine fused with European and Asian flavours as well as contemporary Cantonese inspired cuisine by their talented Chef Meng, Chef Zainurin bin Mohd Salleh and culinary team. Set is a modern contemporary design; Still Waters also has a private dining area available in addition to their main dining area flanked by the serene sounds of waterfall backdrop.
For the festive CNY set menu, reservations are a must. Still Waters offer three CNY Set Menus starting from RM888nett to RM1388nett per table of 10 persons. CNY Yee Sang menu is also available with 5 options of yee sang with assorted seafood.
We had a sneak preview of various dishes from the three set menus. The dishes are generous in portions and beautifully presented.
First up, a Japanese Yee Sang with Condiments to usher in the festive season with a Japanese twist. The bountiful platter is filled with salmon slices, salmon roes, fish roes, seasoned baby octopus, jelly fish, Japanese seasoned seaweed salad, Japanese fish cake, Japanese crab stick, cucumber, pickled radish, crisp greens, pickled ginger, crushed nuts and crunchy pok chui. The yee sang sauce is Chef Zainurin’s own concoction of plum sauce along with Japanese sesame sauce.
The yee sang is well-received and easy to enjoy as there are plenty of familiar flavours deliciously pumped up by the nutty and tangy sauce. Plenty of textural components too that keeps the palate continuously satiated.
Next up, the soup course of Braised Eight Treasure Soup with Sea Cucumber, Crab Meat, Fish Lips, Dried Scallop, Fish Maw, Mushroom and Beancurd was indeed a mouthful of pleasure. The thick bisque is well-studded with all the premium ingredients that are favorites during the season.
A gorgeous golden presentation of the Oven-Baked Roasted Chicken with Chinese Herbs had everyone at our table signing in pleasure. The whiff of the Chinese herbs is enough to tantalize our taste bud while the glorious chick with plump yellow skin smothered in a pool golden gravy finished with poached bok choy, red dates and wolfberries is very enticing at sight. The chicken has absorbed the flavours of the danggui, tong sum and pak kei well and is also very moist and tender. A dish that won many brownie points that evening…
A classic approach of the Steamed Pearl Garoupa with Mirin Sauce and Scallions is always a good way to showcase the fresh and natural sweetness of the fish, lightly enhanced with sweet soy sauce.
The unctuous and favorite salted egg steals the limelight in the Wok-Fried Prawn with Golden Salted Egg Yolk Cereal. Literally, one simply cannot miss this finger-licking crustacean as the flavours are simply moreish and irresistible. The sandy and creamy salted egg yolk sauce with cereal is utterly yummy along with the large sweet and firm prawns with lots of aromatic curry leaves.
To curb that carb craving, the Aromatic Garlic Fried Rice with Dried Duck Meat, Mushroom and Barbeque Chicken is sufficiently satisfying. Fully loaded with lots of chopped ingredients, there is also a good breathe of wok in the fluffy fried rice. The addition of finely shredded lettuce gave the rice a nice lighter touch.
To end the festive meal, a classic offering of Osmanthus Jelly and Steamed Homemade Nian Gao proved to be quite a lovely yin and yang combination. The wobbly Osmanthus Jelly makes a refreshing ending to the palate while the classic Steamed Homemade Nian Gao with fresh grated coconut is always a crowd-pleaser.
Still Waters Chinese New Year Set Menus
Set A RM888nett per table of 10 persons
Set B RM1088nett per table of 10 persons
Set C RM1388nett per table of 10 persons
Chinese New Year Yee Sang Menu
Kanpachi (Yellowtail) Fish Yee Sang RM78 half portion | RM138 full portion
Salmon Yee Sang RM56 half portion | RM98 full portion
Crispy Silver Fish Yee Sang RM49 half portion | RM88 full portion
Japanese Yee Sang RM78 half portion | RM138 full portion
Jelly Fish Yee Sang RM43 half portion | RM78 full portion
For more information and reservations, call +603-2711 8866 ext 260
Level 1, Hotel Maya
138 Jalan Ampang,
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2711 8866 ext 260
Monday - Friday
Lunch: Noon to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6pm to 10.30pm
Japanese Galore: 12.00pm to 3.00PM