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CNY 2016 @ Lai Po Heen, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

CNY calls for reunion meals. There's plenty to have with family, friends, colleagues, associates etc. Lai Po Heen @ Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur comes highly recommended especially when you don't have a huge group to dine with because they have menus for small numbers instead of the usual table for 8 to 10 pax!

Take your pick of three 8-course set menus offered Fortune @ RM278 per pax, Prosperity @ RM388 per pax  and Wealth @ RM628 per pax. Note the minimum order for 4 pax available for lunch and dinner.
 Fortune Set Menu RM278 per pax
Prosperity Set Menu @ RM388 per pax 
Wealth Set Menu @ RM628 per pax

Diners also have the option of choosing from 5 types of yee sang at Lai Po Heen. Available for lunch and dinner and are priced from RM138nett to RM488nett. The options are Sliced Abalone in Thai dressing, Yellow Fin Tuna and Salmon, Soft Shell Crab and Snow Pear, Salmon and Assorted Vegetables as well as Assorted Vegetables and Shredded Fruits in Sesame Dressing. 

Our review kicks of with a yee sang of Yellow Fin Tuna and Salmon. Vibrant colours and  flavours. Of course because it is Yellow Fin Tuna, the hubster says this is his favourite yee sang thus far.

Our dinner of the Prosperity Menu @ RM388 per pax is an 8 course meal.
Double boiled abalone soup with morel mushroom and Maca
六六畜兴旺 鲍鱼羊肚菌玛卡湯
The benefits of soup is a long list. Most importantly is that it hydrates and nourishes the body with the ingredients used. Lai Po Heen's double boiled soup is luzurious with abalone, sea cucumber morel mushrooms and a traditional herb Maca.
Steamed omega rich grouper with chopped chili paste and ginger parsley paste
一帆风顺来 鴛鴦蒸龍虎斑
Steamed fish served with 2 different toppings. The classic ginger coriander paste and spicy chilli paste. A lovely presentation of colours.
Poached corn fed chicken with Chef’s creation dipping sauce
富甲添姿彩 味淋菜園雞
Corn fed chicken explains the more vibrant yellow coloured skin. Marinated and poached just right, served with Chef's special recipe of minced ginger, spring onion and soy sauce. 
Wok fried Ming prawn with fragrant chili paste
花开富贵年 辣醬香爆蝦球
If you love prawns and hate the task of peeling the shells, then this wok fried ming prawn is perfect. Deshelled fresh prawns cooked with a special chilli saice, not too spicy but fragrant.
Lai Po Heen’s Chinese New Year “Fatt Choy” sun-dried seafood pot
升官又发财 丽宝轩包羅萬有發財煲
A luxurious claypot filled with braised treasures of abalone, fresh scallops, fish maw, fatt choy and mushrooms with pak choy for colour and crunch. 
Fried healthy grain rice with golden pumpkin and sea treasure
新春乐团圆 金葫蘆海味五穀飯
The rice might look a tad wet but do not be fooled. This is healthy brown rice fried with an assortment of delicious ingredients including dried oysters, dried oysters, dried scallops, prawns and healthy sweet pumpkins.
Fried healthy grain rice with golden pumpkin and sea treasure
Chilled osmanthus jelly with crunchy water chestnut cake
丰年高高升 馬蹄桂花糕
A simple and delicate dessert of fragrant osmanthus jelly with some contrasting bite from the water chestnut cake. A refreshing end and good palate cleanser to the myriad of flavours from the dinner.

Lai Po Heen
Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
50088 Kuala Lumpur
T: +603 2179 8885

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