Eating Out

Published: Thursday January 30, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday January 30, 2014 MYT 11:47:28 AM

Extensive set and a la carte menus for CNY

Tossing to a good year: Premium Yee Sang with Crispy Seafood.

Tossing to a good year: Premium Yee Sang with Crispy Seafood.

Summer Palace Restaurant, 
Lobby Level, Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, 
IOI Resort City, Sepang Utara.
Tel: 03-8949 8888 ext 1333
Pork-free.

CREATING a new menu for the Chinese New Year festivities is challenging enough, but Putrajaya Marriott Hotel Chinese head chef Low Lam Chong takes it a notch further by preparing several menus for different occasions.

“It is a great chance for me to work with new menus and cooking styles every year,” said the 55-year-old chef with more than 30 years’ experience.

“For me, the challenge is to create dishes that appeal to both the young and old. Hence, my approach is for a traditional-meets-modern, East-meets-West fusion.”

Low, who specialises in Hong Kong Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine, said he also relished the task of having to prepare halal meals at Putrajaya Marriott’s Chinese restaurant to cater to Muslim diners.

Low worked with his team several months ahead to create different sets for Summer Palace Restaurant’s Chinese New Year menus and a Chinese New Year a la carte and dim sum menu.

The restaurant has lined up a variety of yee sang offerings, including Vegetarian with Korean Pear Yee Sang, Salmon with Soft Shell Crab Yee Sang, Salmon with Mesclun Mix Yee Sang, Three Varieties of Fish Yee Sang and African Abalone Yee Sang.

Prices of the yee sang range from RM58++ to RM188++ for a small portion, and RM98++ to RM288++ for a large portion.

For get-togethers and to celebrate Chinese New Year, there are the Good Returns Set Menu, Year of Prosperity Set Menu and Good Fortune Set Menu, which are priced at RM988++, RM1,388++ and RM1,688++ per table of 10 persons respectively.

Highlights from the set menus include Braised Bird’s Nest Soup with Seafood, Baked Freshwater Prawns in Butter Cream, Braised African Abalone with Sea Cucumber and Garden Green, Braised Whole Duck with Eight Treasures, Steamed Dragon Tiger Garoupa with Garlic Oyster Sauce, and Stir-fried Sliced “Nian Gao” with Seafood in Spicy Sauce.

For a more contemporary dining experience, the restaurant also has an Individual Fusion Set Menu during the Chinese New Year promotion period. It is priced at RM198++ per person.

Meanwhile, the Chinese New Year a la carte menu features eight symbolic dishes for the auspicious period, and are priced from RM25++ per portion onwards.

Extensive menus: Putrajaya Marriott Hotel Chinese head chef Low Lam Chong with some of the dishes featured in Summer Palace Restaurant's
Low showing some of the dishes prepared by the team for Chinese New Year.

They include Braised Dried Seafood with Sea Moss and Chinese Oyster in Claypot, BBQ Roasted Goose Hong Kong Style, Stir-fried “Kwai Fai” Claw with Scallops, and Stewed Goat with Goose Web in Claypot.

In addition to its Chinese New Year All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum Buffet Lunch, Summer Palace Restaurant will also offer six additional a la carte dim sum selections, including Steamed Goose Web with Sea Moss, Steamed Scallop Dumplings with Dried Scallops, and Deep-fried Oyster and Prawns with Salt and Pepper.

The a la carte dishes are priced from RM12++ per portion onwards, while the dim sum buffet is priced at RM68++ per adult.

The yee sang is available from Jan 30 to Feb 14 for eat-ins and takeaways.

The Chinese New Year menu is available from today to Feb 14 while the Chinese New Year dim sum promotion is served from Jan 31 to Feb 14.

This is the writer’s observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.

Tags / Keywords: Lifestyle, Central Region, Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, Summer Palace Restaurant, Chinese New Year, yee sang, sau gong, CNY

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