CNY 2016: Hotel Vistana

For a lip-smackingly ravishing meal to welcome in the Lunar Year of the Monkey, head for Vistana Hotel. Take your pick of three set menus (for tables of 10 persons) at RM998, RM1,198 and RM1,398 for the Chinese New Year Yee Sang Banquet.

The Hong Kong Master Chef Ng Wing Lam, who has over 40 years of experience in his homeland and all across Asia. Ng’s deft touches can be seen – and tasted – in his signature dish, Hong Kong Style Crispy Prawns with Wasabi Dressing. Succulent and devoid of any oil, the prawns are simply scrumptious and crunchy, with no flaming aftertaste as expected despite the wasabi dressing. On the contrary, the green condiment accentuated the taste.

The tossing of the Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang got the evening off to a felicitous start with the plum juice lending a sweet and sour taste to the proceedings. This was followed by the Braised Sweet Corn Soup with Crab Meat and Shredded Abalone, which was thick, creamy and not overly sweet.
Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang
Braised Sweet Corn Soup with Crab Meat and Shredded Abalone

Next was the Deep Fried Grouper with Spicy Thai Sauce was also a favourite, due to its sweet-sourish nuances. And as an attestation of its popularity with the guests, only the bones were left with all the flesh all gleefully consumed. It was the same story with the Crispy Roasted Sesame Chicken, as the tender and sweet meat went down well with the diners. Providing a satiated ending to the evening’s proceedings was the Glutinous Rice in Lotus Leaf, with a full egg yolk in its centre, which was not too filling.
Deep Fried Grouper with Spicy Thai Sauce
Crispy Roasted Sesame Chicken
Braised Broccoli and Crab Meat

Lending a traditional touch, and to get rid of the “heatiness” in the body, there were the Glutinous Balls in Sweet Ginger and Red Date Tea, complemented by the Deep-Fried Chinese New Year Cakes (nin kao)with Yam and Sweet Potatoes.
  Glutinous Balls in Sweet Ginger and Red Date Tea

The Yee Sang promotion at Vistana Hotel is available from 1-22nd February 2016.
Vistana Kuala Lumpur Titiwangsa
No 9 Jalan Lumut
Off Jalan Ipoh
50400 Kuala Lumpur
T: +603 4042 8000
Pork Free

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