Happy Daddy's Day

It's Father's day on Sunday 17th June. How are you celebrating the day dedicated to all Daddies? One suggestion is to treat Daddy and the family to a wonderful meal of Cantonese cuisines at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant.

Zuan Yuan's duck dishes has always been one of my faves. For this celebration, Master Chef Michael Wong and his team prepared a duck that I consider a brilliant dish and also a brilliant idea. The Duo Platter of Roasted Duck and Smoked Duck saves the duck lover the hassle of deciding which duck to order. 
Sliced of smoked and roasted duck arranged prettily accompanied with tender sliced of carrots 
and mushrooms that compliments the taste of the 2 ducks.  
I must admit that the Wok Fried Tiger Prawn "Hong Kong" Style smells absolutely delish and it tasted even better than it looks. Cooked with some dried shrimps and paprika, this is preparation is not spicy but the paprika flavours grows on your tongue as you continue eating. I must add that this is a very addictive preparation.
Forget table manners, use ypur fingers to eat the prawns.
First nibble off the shrimp and paprika mince bits. Then peel off the shells.
Enjoy the tender and naturally sweet prawn with more of the magic mince. Remember to lick your fingers because 
this is a seriously finger licking good dish.
When the Steamed Pan Fried Pomfret with King Oyster Sauce arrived, I was quite apprehensive and I don't think I was alone. I've always stayed away from pomfrets that weigh more that 700g. Anything more than 700g always results in hard and rubbery flesh. 
This huge pomfret was my happy dish. It reminds me of Daddy and Gram preparing this dish 
when I had my chicken pox. Lightly fried and then steamed, every bite was tender. 
The sauce is a very appetizing mix of the pomfret's juice and of course the King Oyster Sauce. 
Excuse me, can I have one more bowl of rice please?
I love dishes served in claypots. There is something more than just keeping food warm longer. Its something about claypots that seems to enhance the flavour of dishes. The Braised Seafood Noodles Served in Claypot is a lavish and scrumptious finish to our 3 dishes above. Noodles are hidden under a rich assortment of seafood and with a runny egg in the centre.
Mix everything well before serving.
Even though the noodles turned a wee soggy after all our rather long photo session, 
its all good as it soaked up the goodness of the seafood. And it struck me that this noodle dish for Father's Day is rather auspicious as it means longevity for Daddy...something similar to Daddy eating noodles during his birthday:D
Every set comes with a dessert. Nothing beats a soothing sweet dessert at the end of a meal. The Chilled Chinese Herbal Soup with Eight Treasures. Nothing overly sweet, this dessert with ingredients such as the white fungus and red dates is nourishing for our body.
Choose from the 3 sets to suit your requirements:
• RM428++ per table of four
• RM628++ per table of six
• RM1088++ per table of ten

All daddies will receive a special tea set for each reservation of the set menu. Father’s Day Celebration Menus ends on 17 June 2012.

One World Hotel
T: +603 7681 1159
• Opens daily
Lunch 12.00 noon to 2.30 pm
Dinner 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm
• Sat, Sun and Public Holiday
Lunch 11.00 am to 2.30 pm
Dinner 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm

I call my dad "Daddy" and on my manja mode it will be "Deeeeeeeeeeee". Ah...I call Daddy "Hero" after his game of golf. How do you address your Dad?
Rice Dumpling Festival falls on 23rd June this year which is the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. And while you're at Zuan Yuan for Daddy's Day lunch or dinner, do check out their pork free rendition authentic and contemporary flavoured rice dumpling. Choose from any of the 3:

• 青豆蓉碱水粽
Steamed Sweet Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Homemade Green Bean Paste
• 港式腊味裹蒸粽
‘Hong Kong’ Style Rice Dumpling with Preserved Chinese Sausages and Duck
• 原只10头鮑魚五谷藥膳粽
Zuan Yuan Abalone Herbal Five Grain Rice Dumpling