Just like that, we bid the Ox adieu as we usher in the Year of the Tiger, how time flies! Many families around the world will finally get to have a proper Chinese New Year reunion this year – and Malaysians are no different.
For those who aren’t going to balik kampung to bai nian, or perhaps you’d like to skip the hassle of cooking – now’s the perfect time to do your last minute booking at your favourite restaurant. Can’t decide where to go? Here’s a list of places you can visit to enjoy your heartwarming reunion dinner.
Red Chinese Cuisine, Pullman KLCC
Yes CNY is all about RED! So you can never go wrong dining in Red Chinese Cuisine at Pullman KLCC that is decorated in the theme of red and black. Besides the Pot of Prosperity Poon Choi, try out their most popular Chinese dishes including the Five Spice Chicken Roulade that is marinated with five spices for hours, Hong Kong Style Steamed Dragon Grouper in Soy King Sauce, Slow Steamed Prawns with Bentong Ginger & Truffle Egg White and last but not least, their Shanghainese Style Fried Rice with Waxed Duck Meat. So peeps, indulge yourself in this oriental grandeur with your loved ones and enjoy!
More information: https://www.pullman-kualalumpur-citycentre.com/restaurants-bars/red/
Lu Ding Ji
Stimulate your taste buds with traditional Sichuan and Hunan Food this new year eve! Lu Ding Ji, home of private kitchen rolls out their CNY menu that not only serves Chong Qing steamboat but also their signature dishes such as Pepper Pork Stomach & Chicken Hot Pot, Beer Duck, Spicy Crawfish, Seafood Feast and more! With excellent reviews given by the discerning eaters, Lu Ding Ji is sure to promise you a reunion dinner that is beyond satisfaction!
More information: https://www.ludingji.asia/menu-%e8%8f%9c%e5%8d%95/
Spice up your reunion dinner with a Yee Sang, but with a twist! Maria’s SteakCafe offers the classic Yee Sang with either the traditional smoked salmon or their signature pulled beef along with side dishes including but not limited to spicy mussels, caesar salads and mushroom soup, and more!
Prosperity Set (8-10 pax)
- 3 pieces of Grain fed Rib Eye (200g-220g/pc), 4 pieces of New Zealand Lamb Cutlets and 5 portions of Spaghetti Seafood Aglio Olio.
- Also comes with 2 plates of Spicy Mussels, 2 Caesar Salads to refresh your palette and 10 bowls of Mushroom Soup to warm your bellies.
- End your meal on a sweet note with 2 Prune Loaves.
Abundance Set (4-6 pax)
- 3 Grain fed Rib Eye (200-220g/pc), 2 New Zealand Lamb Cutlets, 2 Spaghetti Seafood Aglio Olio and 1 Prune Loaf.
- Also comes with a plate of Spicy Mussels, 1 Caesar Salad and 6 bowls of Mushroom Soup.
More information: https://marias.com.my/menu/
THIRTY8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
If you’re looking to start the lunar new year with a view, then THIRTY8 is the perfect place to go! The restaurant sports a beautiful 360-degree view of the city, perfect for a reunion dinner as you enjoy their new 6-course CNY feast, which includes yee sang, slow-cooked “Eight Treasure” chicken, steamed grouper fish, lotus leaf rice, and glutinous rice cakes.
Nook at Aloft KL Sentral
A reunion dinner is never complete without its stand out dish, and what’s more “stand-out” than a whole roasted duck and chicken? Nook at Aloft KL Sentral offers their Rocking Roast sets perfect for a grand feast at home! They come complete with fried rice, vegetable dishes and desserts to feed the whole family. Not only that, but Nook also offers buffet dinners at their bright and spacious restaurant – perfect for a reunion dinner filled with laughter and good times!
More information: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/kulal-aloft-kuala-lumpur-sentral/
Latest Recipe, Le Meridien
How about a buffet dinner in a social and chic atmosphere? Experience the Tuan Yuan Buffet Lunch or Dinner at Latest Recipe, Le Meridien where classic recipes are given a contemporary twist. Savour various cuisines from Malay, Indian, Japanese, Chinese and Western made with the freshest ingredients at Latest Recipe this coming new year eve!
Couldn’t skip your dim sum ritual during CNY? Be a guest at Paradise Dynasty this year and get your cravings fixed with their legendary xiao long bao that comes with eight sumptuous flavours!
Also, be ready to be pampered by their chef-designed CNY Set Menu where you can enjoy every festive dish like the Auspicious Black Truffle Kampung Chicken, Fortune Lotus Leaf Glutinous Rice and never forget the colourful Abalone Yee Sang – your must-have post on your Instagram feed!
Little Heritage House
Celebrating Chinese New Year also means giving yourself a chance to admire and cherish the unique culture of Malaysia’s Peranakan. Surround yourself with architecture reminiscent of classic Melaka Nyonya shophouses while feasting on an array of authentic Nyonya delights. Just so you know, the Nyonya Poon Choi in their CNY Special Menu is a must-try! This pot of hearty Poon Choi is generously filled with Premium Abalone, Japanese Scallops, Fresh Prawns, Dried Oysters, Steamed Chicken, Premium Mushroom, Pacific Clams, Sea Asparagus, White Radish & Broccoli. You may also wouldn’t want to miss out on their best seller – Wax Duck Rice & Yee Sang Salmon and Jelly Fish!
Ruyi & Lyn, Bnagsar Shopping Centre
Get surprised by Ruyi & Lyn’s creative menu as they bring you the Tasty Galore from smoked farm chicken, freshwater prawn to japanese oyster this new year eve! In addition to the delightful CNY Specials, their popular sushi platter that doesn’t come with salmon or tamago but consists of Hainanese chicken rice, nasi lemak, and mango sticky rice will definitely be a show-stopper at your CNY dinner!
Copper Mansion, USJ
Thinking of where to get Lap Mei and Nian Gao for your reunion dinner? The CNY Menu well curated by Copper Mansion USJ has everything on your mind! Taking on culinary traditions from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and SouthEast Asia, Copper Mansion’s dedicated chefs are raising the bar to bring together a warm and harmonious reunion dinner for every guest. Pan Fried Cod Fish with Butter and Garlic Paste as well as Lap-mei are some of the must-haves!
In the spirit of ushering in the year of the Tiger with a roar, Oversea Restaurant is bringing the “Ong” in with the Oversea Special Platter Dish Combo, the Prosperity Treasure Pot (Poon Choi), their best-selling crowd favourite Waxed Meat Rice in Claypot, six different types of unique Yee Sang in assorted flavours and four Chinese New Year Sets. Spend a joyous time at Overseas Restaurant as their authentic Cantonese dishes will definitely lift your CNY spirit to greater heights!
More information: https://www.oversea.com.my/