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CNY 2013: Tai Zi Heen @ Prince Hotel

Not returned to Tai Zi Heen @ Prince Hotel and Residence for some time for dinner. Its always been lunch since its almost walking distance for me and some clients. Certainly a reunion dinner with Suanie, Joyce, Jamie, HB and Elisa was a great occasion to revisit for dinner and assured of good company (plus good food too).
Joyce, the hubster, Missyblurkit, Elisa, HBSuanie and Jamie

We start with yee sang. Its vegetarian but I have zero complains. The Vegetarian Snow Pear Yee Sang
was a lovely crunchy, sweet and juicy with the carefully selected Snow Pear. So good, you won't be missing the salmon or jelly fish etc that we normally have.
Crunchy and juicy all the way!
Love the sea flavour from the seaweed.

The following video is by HB. Love the way the waitress prepared our yee sang with all the auspicious sayings. Apparently HB struck a couple of hundred RM after the dinner. Me? I have yet to figre out the lottery and 4D stuff (I am a total noob in these matters) but I think she must have been effective because  I landed myself a new client upon a first meeting the next day (zero pitching...just shared with the prospect what my portfolio were and landed myself a campaign which we are in the midst of rolling out now before CNY). So thanx "Lady", Suanie and Elisa for this lovely and auspicious dinner!

The Stewed Dried Oysters with Fatt Choy and Lettuce may seem regular but there is certainly an abundance of fatt choy (sea moss). Must say that the lettuce made this dish more delightful and is almost similar to the way its prepared by my late grandma.
Big succulent dried oysters! 

Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Diced Prawns, Scallops and Grouper was yummy minus the sharks fin which were served separately. Am glad my dining companions skipped the fins:D 
Lots of scallop and grouper goodness for a smooth bite with every mouthful of the flavourful soup. I loved mine with some vinegar as usual.

The Roasted Chicken Dusted with Crispy Garlic and Five Spice Salt wasn't what I expected it to be. Its not your usual roast chicken. This has a seriously crispy skin and tender meat! Served with a dip of five spice salt and sour plum sauce, I preferred the salt better which added a unique character and finish to the awesome chicken.
Looks kinda normal...
Check out the thin crispy skin minus the fat!

Chef’s Special Baked Cod Fish was the hubster's favourite. A lil of a fusion dish of cheese, fish, mushroom, onions and turkey bacon making every mouthful a creamy and rich bite. 
I learnt a new chinese character during this dinner. Can you spot the Chinese character that I learnt?
Rich and delightful even for non fish lovers:P

Another of the hubster's fave for the night was the Stir Fried Glutinous Rice with Chinese-style Preserved Duck. Love the presentation with the slightly fair rice topped with the dark brown preserved duck. The duck was salty and slightly smoky in its own way and certainly went well with the full of wok hei glutinous rice and some spring onions. A tad salty for me but everyone loved it!

Dinner ended in a slightly old fashion note. I absolutely loved the Warm Almond Puree with Glutinous Rice Dumplings. Almond puree or almond tea is a love hate dish by many. Some deem that it smells like cockroach but to me...its absolutely sweet scented and comforting - and to a large extent reminds me of Penang:D
I had 2 servings of this dessert because I love the almond puree. And surprisingly the glutinous rice balls with black sesame was not super sweet. Perfect!

Deep Fried Chinese New Year Cake with Thousand Layer Puff Pastry was a perfect end to our dinner. Chef makes his own nian gao. This is best eaten hot and tasted well with the almond puree above.
Green and golden goodness!
Not as sticky as the way I like it to be but its certainly yummy with the sweet fragrance of sugar. 
Thousand Layer Puff Pastry is a crumbly rich pastry filled with the goodness of sweet corn and salted egg. I must say lots of salted egg goodness! Filling and satisfying! 
That's me and HB. We both loved the Thousand Layer Puff Pastry and pretty much ate up most of them though if my memory serves me right, I think he ate 5!

Pork free Tai Zi Heen’s Chinese New Year menu is priced from RM1,188++ to RM1,888++ for a table of 10. Set menus and ala carte items are available until 24th February 2013. 


Tai Zi Heen
Prince Hotel and Residence Kuala Lumpur
4 Jalan Conlay,
Kuala Lumpur
T: +603 2170 8888





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