Poon choy joins list of classic favourites on this year’s CNY menu


The Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu Yee Sang plated in the shape of a bull to commemorate the Year of the Ox. The meat is fully cooked for takeaway versions. — Photos: ART CHEN/The Star

ADAPTABILITY is key to survival. This was the idea adopted by chef Yap Poh Weng and his team when the second movement control order kicked in a month before Chinese New Year.

“We had prepared an array of dine-in menus in anticipation of celebrating the new year together, but had to change them to takeaway menus because of the MCO, ” said The Oriental Group’s executive chef.Yap has over two decades of experience in Cantonese and Chinese fusion cuisine under his belt.Yap has over two decades of experience in Cantonese and Chinese fusion cuisine under his belt.

“Despite the challenges, we hope our menus will bring a touch of the festivities and warmth to customers as they dine within the comforts of home.

“Each of the group’s 14 restaurants in the Klang Valley, including Noble Mansion, will be offering different set menus, ” said The Oriental Group operations general manager (external affairs) Lyn Siew.

“However, most of the classic festive dishes such as yee sang, nian gao, double-boiled soups and signature dishes such as Iberico pork ribs, remain the same.”

While the group aims to ensure the quality of the takeaway menus are on par with that of the dine-in menus, Siew said they also took into consideration hygiene and safety aspects, such as no raw food and fewer deep-fried items.

Diners can begin their meal with a platter of yee sang and toss in hopes of a prosperous and better year ahead.

Noble Mansion’s yee sang menu offers variations such as crispy enoki mushrooms, salmon, crispy fish skin and grilled Iberico pork neck but this year’s highlight is the Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu beef.

“Our limited-edition Miyazaki yee sang will be plated in a bull shape to commemorate the Year of the Ox, ” said Siew.

“The meat is fully cooked for takeaway versions, but torched medium rare for dine-in (when allowed).”

The Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu Yee Sang is priced at RM188 for a medium portion and RM288 for large.

For other yee sang, prices range from RM50 for a small portion to RM138 for large, with an option for additional toppings.

Noble Mansion offers four types of takeaway set menus, designed for groups of four to 10, with prices ranging from RM398nett to RM1,288nett per set.

Each set includes seafood, poultry and a rice dish such as Braised Deep-Sea Garoupa With Pork Belly And Beancurd Puff, Steamed Rice with Fresh Water Prawn and Superior Soya Sauce, Salted Egg Yolk Prawn, Famous Roast London Duck and Braised Stuffed Abalone with Vegetables.

New to The Oriental Group’s menu is poon choy, which Yap said featured fresh, non-frozen ingredients.

“We offer two types of poon choy, which are traditional and Shunde style, ” he said.

“The Shunde style has a more intense flavour as its broth consists of 16 types of braised ingredients, while the traditional version is primarily oyster-based.”

The Shunde-style poon choy includes premium ingredients such as whole 10-head abalone, sea cucumber, goose web, fish maw, dried scallop, barbecued baby duck, king prawn, dried oyster and roast pork. It is priced at RM750nett.

“The MCO has had a big impact on the restaurant business, but we hope that customers will still be able to enjoy the fine Cantonese cuisine that The Oriental Group is known for, with our takeaway menu, ” said Yap, who has over two decades of experience in Cantonese and Chinese fusion cuisine under his belt.

“Our poon choy and festive gift package, which come with warmer bags, also make ideal gifts. The festive package, priced at RM398nett, contains a large Soft Shell Crab Yee Sang, Radish Cake with Dried Scallops and fish-shaped nian gao.”

The Chinese New Year menu is available until Feb 28.

If dine-in restrictions are lifted after MCO, Noble Mansion will offer a separate dine-in menu.

The restaurant is open from 11am to 9.30pm daily during MCO.

To order, visit orientaltoyu.com or WhatsApp 012-754 4796.

NOBLE MANSION, P1-01, Level 1 Podium, Plaza 33, Jalan Kemajuan,

Section 13, Petaling Jaya. (Tel: 03-7932 3288).

Business hours: 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm (Mon-Sat); 10am to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm (Sun and public holiday --- non MCO period).

Non-halal.

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

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